Sheridan in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
1875 – Sheridan’s founder, Eugene Rogers, buried friend Quincy Stanclift (1849-1875) here. Rogers soon married Quincy Stanclift’s sister Adelaide. The site became the family’s private cemetery.
1888 - Eugene Rogers sold two acres next to this site to Sheridan Lodge #312, IOOF. Trustees on deed: David Speidel, George Greitman, Josiah Hoffman. IOOF Cemetery established here.
1921 - Sheridan’s “Russian Colony” of 17 families established a cemetery on colony land adjacent to the IOOF site.
1925 - “Public Cemetery District #1” formed by county supervisors in response to a citizen’s petition. “Public” soon became “Placer County.” The district included all of present western Placer County.
1928 - Sheridan Lodge #312 deeded its three acre plot (including the original one acre private cemetery) to the District. IOOF Trustees on deed: Chris Haenny, Joe Ruffinelli, H.W. Covington.
1970 - Russian Colony Cemetery, also known as Sheridan Molokan Church Cemetery Association, transferred to Placer County
Erected 2004 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Silver Star Parlor #63.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
Location. 38° 58.442′ N, 121° 21.513′ W. Marker is in Sheridan, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Ranch House Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker and cemetery are located at the end of Ranch House Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sheridan CA 95681, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Shed (approx. 1.1 miles away); Manzanita (approx. 3.6 miles away); Durst Hop Ranch (approx. 4.2 miles away); Holland House (approx. 4.2 miles away); Johnson's Ranch (approx. 4.3 miles away); Overland Emigrant Trail (approx. 4.8 miles away); Chinese Pyre (approx. 4.8 miles away); McTyeire Memorial Church (approx. 6.6 miles away).
Also see . . . Quincy Stanclift. Find-A-Grave posting of the Quincy Stanclift gravesite. (Submitted on April 28, 2011.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 869 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 28, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.