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City of Industry in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Workman Family Cemetery

 
 
Workman Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 21, 2005
1. Workman Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  "El Campo Santo," this region's earliest known private family cemetery, was established in 1850 by William Workman. The miniature Classic Grecian mausoleum was built in 1919 by grandson Walter P. Temple. Included in this cemetery are the remains of Workman, his family and descendents, partner John Rowland, friend Pio Pico (the last California Governor under Mexican rule), and his wife Maria Ygnacia Pico.
 
Erected 1976 by State Department of parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Industry. (Marker Number 874.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 34° 1.187′ N, 117° 57.807′ W. Marker is in City of Industry, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Parriott Place. Marker and cemetery are located on the grounds of the Homestead Museum complex. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15415 East Don Julian Road, Hacienda Heights CA 91745, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Workman Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 21, 2005
2. Workman Family Cemetery
markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Workman Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hurst Ranch (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Original Hass Avocado Tree (approx. 4˝ miles away); Gay’s Lion Farm (approx. 5 miles away); The Lion (approx. 5.2 miles away); Paradox Hybrid Walnut Tree (approx. 5.7 miles away); Reform School for Juvenile Offenders (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Frederick G. Exner Memorial Windmill (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Workman Family Cemetery. William Workman and John Rowland organized the first wagon train of permanent eastern settlers, which arrived in Southern California on November 5, 1841. Together they owned and developed the 48,790-acre La Puente Rancho. Workman began this adobe home in 1842 and remodeled it in 1872 to resemble a manor house in his native England. SOURCE: California Historical Landmarks, California State Parks
 
Also see . . .
1. William Workman (1802 - 1876) - Find A Grave Memorial. (Submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
2. John Rowland ( - 1873) - Find A Grave Memorial. (Submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
 
Classic Grecian Mausoleum image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 21, 2005
3. Classic Grecian Mausoleum
El Campo Santo image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 21, 2005
4. El Campo Santo
The Workman and Temple Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 21, 2005
5. The Workman and Temple Homestead
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 723 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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