A quiet stroll through the cemetery evokes memories of such celebrated local as 'Doc' Ricketts, long-time companion of John Steinbeck; Flora Adams, infamous "madame" of Cannery Row; Sam Powers, bronc buster, stagecoach driver, and 17-Mile-Drive gatekeeper; Jack Swan, founder of California's First Theater; William Robinson, Monterey's first sheriff; and Emma Johnson, who took her place in the annals of Monterey history simply because "she was always right."

Cemetery Map of sites

Site Personality Image
1 Steve Cochran (1917-1965), actor
2 William D. Robinson (1815-1899), soldier in Mexican War in California and Monterey's first sheriff
3 David Jacks, came to California in 1841 – also, see Romie, the oldest marker here
4 Jack Swan (1817-1896), built Monterey's First Theater on Pacific Street
5 Sam L. Powers (1854-1937), stagecoach driver, bronc buster, 17-Mile Drive gate keeper  
6 Gene Kellogg (1910-1995), artist  
7 Louis Mullgart (1865-1942), architect
8 Flag Pole, also the site of the Parker Family Plot, the largest here k
9 Charles Carr (1850-1919), built Ivy House
10 Charles Sumner Greene (1867-1957), architect  
11 Emma Johnson (1844-1884), "She was always right!"
12 Constantin Semcheusky (1894-1978), Page to the Czar of Russia  
13 Richard Farina (1937-1966), composer, musician, writer  
14 Daniel (1839-1928) and Helen (1866-1956) Bruton, mosaic artists from San Francisco
15 Wright (1892-1965), King "Hobo" and Queen "Myang"  
16 Chinese House
17 Lakeside Columbarium  
18 Old Chinese section (Pre-1900)  
19 Tadeusz A. Rudiger (1900-1968), heir to Smirnoff
20 Flora Woods-Adams (1876-1948), madam of Cannery Row
21 Edward W. Cordero (1881-1940), blacksmith
22 Columbarium - Jimmy Hatlo (1897-1963), cartoonist
- Edward "Doc" F. Ricketts (1897-1948), Cannery Row marine biologist and friend of John Steinbeck
23 Few Family Plot – The Few Family donated the Council Chamber to the City
24 Matthew W. Bancroft, Marine killed in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan
25 John Craighill Kerby-Miller

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