Youngest son of John Rowland for whom Rowland Heights is named. His brother, William R. Rowland, was the youngest Sheriff of Los Angeles County at age of 25 (1872-75 and 1880-82). William Rowland was responsible for the capture of the bandit . . . — — Map (db m152163) HM
The second son of Samuel King, at 15 he hunted down and killed Mica Johnson, who allegedly shot his father. This started a long-standing feud between the Kings and the Carlisles. Carlisle tried to kill A.J. in 1865 by stabbing him at a social . . . — — Map (db m153591) HM
The son of Thomas J. Wiggins, he was born in El Monte, and was one of the few American children to attend Old Mission School. He was known as the “Watermelon King” due to his success in raising watermelons in large quantities. He was an . . . — — Map (db m154045) HM
Son-in law and daughter of Ira Thompson, leader of the first wagon train to arrive in El Monte in 1851. They were married in 1853. David Lewis was a County Supervisor (1855-1856). Susan helped her family at the Willow Grove Hotel before their . . . — — Map (db m152634) HM
In 1974, the city of Rosemead purchased the 1929 Dinsmoor family home and property from Isabel Dinsmoor Putnam as a bicentennial project.
The property was originally part of the 164-acre Savannah Ranch owned by pioneer John Guess. A 33-acre parcel . . . — — Map (db m176168) HM
First graduate in a class of one from El Monte Schools, 1888. She furthered her education in Los Angeles, since at the time El Monte did not offer higher than 9th grade education. She became a teacher in the Pomona Schools and later a doctor of . . . — — Map (db m152639) HM
Born in South Carolina, Dr. Mayes was one of the first physicians to settle in El Monte (1852). He and several other physicians left New York on horseback in 1847 arriving in New Mexico where for 3 years he served as an Army surgeon. Dr. Mayes . . . — — Map (db m153397) HM
A true pioneer woman. Captured by Creek Indians about age 9 near her home in Tennessee. Survived 9 years in captivity and escaped just prior to having to marry an Indian who would be the new Chief. Alone, in three-week journey on horseback, she . . . — — Map (db m152638) HM
The son of Lavelle Wiggins, born and raised in El Monte. He joined the Air Corps during World War II and was sent to the Philippines where he was captured by the Japanese. He survived the Battan Death March, where 75,000 American and Filipinos were . . . — — Map (db m154046) HM
Traveled west determined to farm the land. He purchased 250 acres from Henry Dalton located one half mile west of El Monte which he engaged in general farming.
He served as Los Angeles County Supervisor (1861-63).
He was member of a . . . — — Map (db m150764) HM
Among the first settlers of El Monte, he decided to leave his farm in Iowa and came in search of gold. He made the journey by ox team via Salt Lake city. In 1850 he headed for the San Joaquin River to mine, but because of menacing Indians in the . . . — — Map (db m152909) HM
Leader of the first wagon train to arrive in this area. They left Independence Missouri in June 1850 and headed west hoping to find gold. They traveled for 14 months and endured many adversities and hardships. Arriving in 1851 at a site, later to . . . — — Map (db m152630) HM
Born in Missouri, he journeyed west in an ox-cart over the old Truckee route, arriving is California in 1849. He was a genuine “forty-niner.” He came with his father on a prospecting trip to the San Gabriel Valley in 1853 and they . . . — — Map (db m152624) HM
In 1855, he joined an emigrant wagon train leaving from Iowa and heading west. He was only 15. They settled in San Bernadino. In 1859 he married Diantha Clemenson and they moved to El Monte where they lived for over 60 years. They owned large . . . — — Map (db m154556) HM
Circus pioneer and owner of the J.E. Henry Wagon Show (circus) for over 50 years, traveling all over the United States. Credited with building the very first house trailer as he needed something that traveled easily and that he could live in while . . . — — Map (db m131702) HM
Here are four grave markers for early Japanese-American settlers. All of the stones have the date of death according to the Imperial Reign years. The horizontal stone to the north is for the Yoshimuras of Fukuoka Prefecture, next to it is the stone . . . — — Map (db m162911) HM
Born in Baden, Germany. He immigrated to the United States in 1868 and settled in Missouri. He moved back and forth between Missouri and California before finally settling here about 1885. He lived east of El Monte on sixteen acres on which he grew . . . — — Map (db m152160) HM
A native of England, he came to New Brunswick in 1812 and then into the U.S., first settling in Kentucky. As a Mormon living in Missouri in 1838, he was sent as an emissary to negotiate with an army that was either going to kill all Mormons or move . . . — — Map (db m154510) HM
John Guess, known as the first permanent Anglo-Saxon settler of the area, arrived with his family in the San Gabriel Valley in 1852. He purchased 100 acres known as the Savannah Ranch where they raised alfalfa, hogs, mules, and horses. They lived on . . . — — Map (db m154509) HM
Johns name was the 15th one drawn in the draft for World War I. In 1918 he was sent to Europe and mortally wounded in the Battle of Argonne. He died in a French hospital. He received a Distinguished Service Cross for extreme gallantry and risk of . . . — — Map (db m154047) HM
Veteran of the War of 1812. A native of Virginia, he enlisted on August 1, 1813 in Captain John C. Mansons Gun Boat No. 7 in the squadron of Lieutenant Guntier at Wilmington, North Carolina, for the defense of Wilmington and Beaufort. — — Map (db m150828) HM
One of the early merchants of the area, Mr. Haddox also incorporated real estate and insurance matters with his business.
He was the agent of E.J. “Lucky” Baldwin in land sales.
Served two terms as Justice of the Peace (1881 and . . . — — Map (db m152915) HM
Mr. Tibbett moved to Southern California in 1853 and settled in El Monte.
At the age of 16, he was adopted by the Southwest Indian tribes and became the white counselor of the tribes.
Credited with building the first house in the area and with the . . . — — Map (db m152916) HM
Moved to El Monte in 1887. Active in farming, engineering and plumbing. Appointed Deputy Constable, El Monte (1906); El Monte Township Constable (1907–1935); when El Monte was incorporated in 1912, he became the first Chief of Police . . . — — Map (db m154562) HM
The oldest documented burial at Savannah (1853); this is the 9-year-old stepdaughter of John Guess, one of the original pioneers of the area. Mary Alice was the daughter of Johns wife, Harriet (Holyfield) and her first husband, Andres Rogers. — — Map (db m154459) HM
Born in 1818 in Prussia, he joined the Prussian military service and served four years in the Night Regiment of the Prussian Hussars. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1847 settling in Wisconsin and Michigan. The lure of the gold rush attracted him to . . . — — Map (db m152913) HM
Norman Morgan was from a dairy family from Snohomish, Washington. He moved to California and settled in Southern California. He met his wife Leona at Chafee College. They opened Morgans Ice Cream plant in 1939 on Valley Boulevard in Rosemead. Their . . . — — Map (db m152642) HM
Born in Illinois, Robert Tweedy and family came to California from Conway County, Arkansas in 1852. They were part of the Johnson wagon train arriving in November 1852. Among the earliest settlers in Southern California, Robert and his wife Mary . . . — — Map (db m150756) HM
Early pioneer and part of the Johnson Party wagon train that departed from Lexington, Kentucky, and arrived in El Monte in 1852. He was allegedly shot in the back in 1855 by Mica Johnson who was indebted to Robert S. Carlisle, a wealthy and . . . — — Map (db m153587) HM
Established in 1851, on the spot where Henry Daltons land
grant showed "the American graveyard”, Savannah was the
first public burial site used by settlers who came to the
San Gabriel Valley by wagon train. Many of these pioneers
were . . . — — Map (db m127025) HM
Donated by the United Veterans of the Republic to
El Monte Cemetery on July 2, 1929 during the Patriotic
4th of July Program, in tribute to the war veterans
buried there, The 7-inch trench siege mortar was obtained
from Benica Arsenal. It was . . . — — Map (db m131648) HM
Arrived in El Monte in 1852. A member of a committee of thirty appointed to seek the information of any and all proposed railroads which might contemplate running from San Francisco Bay to the Mississippi River via the southern route, and to learn . . . — — Map (db m152545) HM
Born in Maryland, he came to California in 1865 and served in the Civil War with Company H, 32nd Regiment, U.S. Infantry with the Union Army, where he was detailed to Indian Scout Duty, engaging in many skirmishes and fights in Arizona. In May of . . . — — Map (db m154563) HM
He's the great uncle of George S. Patton Jr. III. Veteran of the War of 1812. Served as trumpeter in Captain Thomas Porters Company, Tennessee Militia from September 28, 1814 to April 27, 1815. — — Map (db m152635) HM
Arrived in the vicinity of El Monte in 1884, and became Superintendent of E. J. (“Lucky”) Baldwin ranches, where he worked for 9 years. He owned 322 acres of land which he had purchased in 1887. He set 70 acres of it in walnuts and he . . . — — Map (db m150773) HM
He is ranked among the representative citizens of Los Angeles County. He left Missouri in 1849 and settled in Santa Clara County. He came to Southern California in 1869 and purchased 325 acres of the old Dalton Tract, near El Monte. His family . . . — — Map (db m152637) HM
One of our most flamboyant residents. The son of one of the earliest pioneer families that settled in the area. Most of his young life was spent taking care of his invalid mother, keeping up with all the household duties, and helping his father . . . — — Map (db m131266) HM
Served with gallantry and distinction during the Civil War for the Confederacy, Arkansas cavalry, rising to the rank of Captain. Arrived in El Monte in 1868. Proprietor of the very popular Dodson Hotel (previously the El Monte Hotel) for thirty-six . . . — — Map (db m131250) HM
Born in England, after a 7-year apprenticeship he became a molder. He immigrated to America in 1848 and first settled in Ohio. In 1850 he moved to Utah and built the first blast furnace in Salt Lake City. From 1852, when he relocated to the El Monte . . . — — Map (db m152640) HM