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Memorial Park Cemetery
Oroville, Butte County, California

memorial park cemetery oroville california

GPS: 39.47646,-121.55091

5646 Lincoln Blvd
Oroville, CA 95966

Memorial Park Cemetery is owned and operated by Oroville Cemetery District.

Cemetery History

Land for Memorial Park Cemetery was deeded to the District on February 25, 1929 by J.N. Watt for $10.00. The deed states "no outhouse or slaughter-house shall be erected." It consists of approximately 66 acres, 40 of which are developed and approximately 14,800 are interred. Mrs. Ernestine Withers was the first burial at Memorial park on January 2, 1931. Mrs. Withers was laid to rest in Sunrise A, plot number 1771. Memorial Park also serves as the district office for Oroville Cemetery District.

Burials from Bidwell Bar Cemetery

With the construction of the Oroville Dam, many cemeteries were effected. The State had to contact the next of kin for person's buried in the Bidwell Bar Cemetery, Enterprise Cemetery, Hamilton Bend Cemetery and several smaller cemeteries that would be under water once the lake was full. Many of the people were disinterred and placed at the Pioneer Cemetery which is next to the Thompson Flat Cemetery. At the State's expense, 42 were relocated to the Memorial Park Cemetery in the summer of 1964 along with their original headstones. Their graves are in Resthaven D.

Pioneer families of Bidwell Bar: Dabbs, West, Perry, Moseley, Smith, Totman, McCallan, Walton, Lucas, Rogers, Fitzgerald, Jacoby, Steward.

Cemetery Files

Cemetery Records

This is not a complete listing of burials! The records below were provided by visitor to Interment.net. Total records = 8.

Contributor's Index:

Bagwell, James M., b. 30 May 1910, d. 26 Feb 1973, California, CK3 US Navy, World War II, [SC]
Bennett, Dean A., b. 1919, d. 1988, WW II, stone includes the name of Bennett, Ruth I., [SC]
Bennett, Erbie Milton, b. 5 Apr 1891, d. 30 Apr 1972, California, S2 USNR, World War I, [SC]
Bennett, Roger C., b. 1909, d. 1986, MM2 US Navy, World War II, [SC]
Bennett, Ruth I., b. 1925, d. no date, this name is included on the same stone as Bennett, Dean A., [SC]
Carman, Bertha M., b. 18 Oct 1925, d. 15 Apr 2003, buried with Carman, Ross B., [SC]
Carman, Ross B., b. 17 Jul 1919, d. 28 Jul 1979, Air Force, buried with Carman, Bertha M., [SC]
Mortimer, Charles B., b. 21 Nov 1878, d. 3 Apr 1961, [SC]

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