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Elitha Cumi Donner - Wilder

 
 
Elitha Cumi Donner - Wilder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 27, 2005
1. Elitha Cumi Donner - Wilder Marker
Inscription. This survivor of the ill-fated Donner Party was the daughter of George and Mary Blue Donner. Born near Springfield, Illinois, in 1832. She arrived in California in December 1846 with her sister, Leanna Charity Donner, and was rescued by the first relief party to reach the tragic scene. Married to Benjamin W. Wilder in 1853. She died on July 4, 1923, survived by her sister and two children.
 
Erected 1960 by California State Park Commission in Cooperation with Liberty Parlor No. 213, Native Daughter of the Golden West (May 8, 1960). (Marker Number 719.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 24.518′ N, 121° 23.122′ W. Marker is in Elk Grove, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Elk Grove Boulevard and E. Stockton Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Elk Grove Cosumnes-Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8540 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove CA 95624, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lincoln Highway (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Elk Grove (approx. 0.9 miles away);
Elitha Cumi Donner - Wilder Marker and Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 27, 2005
2. Elitha Cumi Donner - Wilder Marker and Gravesite
Rhoads School (approx. one mile away); Independent Order of Odd Fellows (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hasman Building/General Store (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of the First County Free Library Branch in California (approx. 1.3 miles away); Murphy’s Corral (approx. 2.7 miles away); Alexander Hamilton Willard (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elk Grove.
 
Regarding Elitha Cumi Donner - Wilder. This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 719).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Donner Party Diary - November 1846. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Sign at Entrance to Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 29, 2005
3. Sign at Entrance to Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,319 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on November 4, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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