Fort Bragg in Mendocino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Parrish Family Cemetery
Accounts differ as to who still remains in the family plot after all this time. Harvey Wyrick, husband of David’s daughter, Alice, was buried here. Records show Ira Parrish’s first wife, Josephine, was buried here but was later moved to the Rose Memorial Park in Fort Bragg, where most members of the Parrish clan now rest. Ira later married Florence, who proudly claimed Indian heritage and its thought some of the symbols on the markers reflect that heritage. According
The three marked graves of the infants belong to a baby of David J. and Janet Parrish, a baby of Ester Parrish and Guy Kraft, a baby of Hester (Hatti) Parrish and Frank Mendall. Hattie (sic) is said to have spent more time here than anyone else in the family and never missed a Memorial Day to take flowers.
Gardens volunteers assisted in the restoration of the little cemetery, opening it to the public in 1991. According to the Garden’s Master Plan, the Parrish Family Cemetery will be protected and maintained as it was found and as you see it today.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
Location. 39° 24.486′ N, 123° 48.831′ W. Marker is in Fort Bragg, California, in Mendocino County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of California Highway 1 (California Route 1) and Johnson Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18220 California Highway 1, Fort Bragg CA 95437, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Runway! (approx. 1.6 miles away); Whirring Saws Silenced: A Pictorial History of the Mill Site (approx. 2˝ miles away); Charles Russell Johnson (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fort Bragg (approx. 2.6 Major William F. Mullen Freedom Tree (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fort Building (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Weller House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Dynamite Shack (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Bragg.
More about this marker. The Parrish Pioneer Cemetery is located in the Mendicino Coast Botanical Garden.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.