Olive Cemetery/Founders' Park
Whittier, Los Angeles County, California
Mt. Olive Cemetery, sometimes called Whittier Cemetery, was "recently" (genealogically speaking) renamed Founders' Park when the headstones were removed. Most burials were done 1900-1920 with a few in the 1890's and as late as 1935. The information on this page is compiled from a headstone/burial roster held by the Whittier Historical Society & Whittier Museum (WHS), from a book, Vital Records Index, Whittier, CA Newspapers 1888-1930 (VRI), by Whittier Area Genealogical Society, from the pre 1940 CADI online, and the pre 1905 CADI online. This list should not be considered complete; it is only as complete as I have been able to make it. Only "E" and "F" surname listings from the headstone/burial roster have been transcribed at this time.
Notice Source Citation from the Vital Records Index book is given as follows:
Newspaper Code - Month - Day - Year: Page: Column
WC - Whittier Californian
WDN- Whittier Daily News
WG - Whittier Graphic Newspaper
WH - Whittier Herald
WN - Whittier News
WNW - Whittier News Weekly
WR - Whittier Register
WRW - Whittier Register Weekly
The word "Still" in the Age column implies that the infant was still born.
To get a copy of
these Obit/Death Notice listings, contact:
Myra Hilliard, Archivist Director
Whittier Historical Society & Museum
6755 Newlin Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601
They have the actual newspapers in their archives, but are missing miscellaneous days.
The Museum also has a very few Mount Olive headstones in their possession.
Or go to:
Whittier Public Library
7344 Washington Avenue
Whittier, CA 90602
Phone: (562) 464-8513
The newspapers can be found on microfilm here.
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