Dayton Cemetery
Dayton, Lyon County, Nevada
Founded 1851

DAYTON CEMETERY
"Founded in 1851, this is one of the oldest constantly maintained cemeteries in the State of Nevada. The trail to
the mother lode passed directly in front and the wagon trackscan still be seen with careful observation.

James Finney (Ole Virginie) after whom Virginia City is named is buried here. The known names are
primarily Italian as this ethnic group has predominated down through Dayton's early history. Recognizing
the potential of the land and the irrigating value of the Carson River, the Italians made this area the
breadbasket for the Comstock."

State of Nevada Historical Landmark #233

 

All photographs donated by Linda Clements of Dayton, Nevada
(
January, 2007 Copyright) unless indicated otherwise

 

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Pictures

 

NAME BIRTH DEATH OTHER
A
ABREU      
ADAMS, Edward S.
ADAMS, Emma L.
(1)
ADAMS, George M.
1884
1865
1855
1954
1928
1928
 
ADAMS, Karl Z.   6/28/1904 Son of Emma & Geo. Adams; Aged 14 Yrs 1 Mo. 11 da
ASHBAUGH, John H. 6/2/1924 7/22/1988 U.S. Navy, WWII
ASHBAUGH, Luella M. 3/19/1928 4/17/1998 Navy Wife
B
Baby Ruby      
BAILEY, Charles A.
Baby
1863 1945  
BARNES, Fred M. 1873 1932  
BENDER, William "Jimmie" 6/26/1916 10/9/1987  
BLOOCH, M. Luttrell      
BONHAM, Gertrude   August  
BONHAM, Homer     Co. E 21 Ill Inf.
BOWLAND, Mary T. 1844 1907  
BRANT, Little George 5/3/1865 12/20/1869 Son of C. F. & A. Brant
BRANT, Ruth M.   3/12/1891 Aged 29 Yrs. 8 Mos. 11 Days
BREEN, Francis Richmond 12/16/1915 6/17/2002 "It is better to light one candle than to leave the world in darkness." John Lothrop plot
BREEN, James A. 1872 1951 (John Lothrop plot) (1)
BREEN, Lillian L. 1874 1966 John Lothrop plot
BUCKLAND, Eliza A.     Infant daughter of George & Sarah Buckland; 11 mo. 4 d.
BUELEN, Wayne Pier 1915 1988 WWII: Navy-Army-C.G.
BUONAMICI Family plot
BUONAMICI, Attilio
BUONAMICI, Maria
BUONAMICI, Pia

1895
1898
12/17/1870

1954
1968
3/27/1964
 
BURALLI, Renato (Rosso) 1906 1993 Native of Italy
BURKE, Gertrude A. 10/4/1920 12/15/2005 You Will live in our hearts forever
BURKE, Kenneth J. 4/14/1912 1990  
BURKHARDT, Charles 1869 1934 Born Berlin, Germany
BURSTEIN, Maria 1906 1981 b ?oeschneh, Switzerland; d Carson City; R.I.P.
C
CADWALLADER, Gladys P.
CADWALLADER, Vern B.
1906
1899
2001
1974
S. Dak.
Iowa
CAMPBELL Family plot      
CARDELLI, Archie 1905 1946 Next to Cardelli Family Plot
CARDELLI Family Plot
CARDELLI, Orlando
CARDELLI, Stella I.
CARDELLI, Tanorodi

8/22/1844
1917
1854

11/19/1918
1922
1928

Native of Italy

Father
CARLING, Maggie
CARLING, Infant Son
  5/25/1884
Wife of John Carling
CARLING, Lizzie
CARLING, Mary Elizabeth
  9/16/1880
7/22/1880
Age 49 Days
Wife; Age 32 yrs, 7 mo, 2 d
CHEEVER, Edwin F.   10/25/1863 Son of S.C. & A.W. Cheever; Age 1 yr 11 mo 16 d. (Wales, Stuart, Cheever plot) (1)
CHOAT, Patricia A. 1943 1959  
CLAGETT, George H.   10/1861 Aged 25 yrs(1)
COBB Family Plot
COBB, Eva
COBB, George
COBB, Will

1891

1885

1979
8/28/1887
1973

Husband of Mary Cobb; a native of Tennessee
(1)
COOKE, Belle 1/10/1877 4/20/1907  
COONEY, A. J.   5/21/1903 Aged 34 Yrs 4 Mos
COONEY, Doris C. Cavanagh
COONEY, Theodore
1901
1877
1983
196x
 
COOPER, Mary Eva 2/14/1874 4/29/1885  
COOPER, Silas Edwin 5/19/1849 2/5/1911  
COWDREY, Eva M. 1868 1941  
CREWS, J. H.
CREWS, Unknown
     
CURTIN Family Plot
CURTIN, Bernard D. "Ben"
CURTIN, Eva M.

1924
1918

1998
1998
 
D
DAVIS, Mary M. Lothrop
Footstone
10/8/1886 11/20/1917 Sacred in memory of; Beloved Dau. of John & Emma A. Lothrop. Aged 51 years, 1 month and 15 days.
DAY, Phebe   8/29/1877 Mother; aged 82 yrs. Native of Dover, Maine(1)
DENISON, Alva J.
DENISON, Myrna Ruth
1888
1905
1984
1965
 
DEPAOLI, John
DEPAOLI, Henrietta
DEPAOLI, William John
1857
1865
1882
1917
1934
1966
 
DEPAOLI, Roy R. 1901 1957 Brother
DISCUS, Lon      
DUNCAN, William M.
Closeup
Closeup
1834 1902  
E
EPPERSON Family Plot
EPPERSON, Elfriede
EPPERSON, Michael F.
EPPERSON, Wayne

1940

1910

1991
2/14/1946
1993


Our Baby
F
FINNEY, James "Old Virginny"
2nd view
  6/20/1861 State of Virginia; Died in Chinatown, Dayton, about 44 yrs old; one of the first placer gold miners in Gold Canyon, arriving in 1850 or 1851. Old Virginny was so revered by other Comstock miners they named Virginia City after him, voting at a community meeting. What little is known about him indicates he was a hard drinking but skillful miner. Also generous, honorable, congenial, charitable and picturesque. History notes he located the first quartz claims on the Comstok at Gold Hill at the Comstock Lode, Ophir Diggings father up the mountain, both 1859. The Virginia mountain range carries his name, Dayton residents buried him, passing a resolution in his honor, noting "people of this territory have lost a man to whom more than any other they indebted for the discovery of the mineral wealth of this territory"
FISH, Caroline 1804 1899  
FISHER, Henry   6/18/1897 Born in Bavaria; aged 64 yrs
FRANK, Eva Bernice 1919 1990  
FRANK, Franklin D. 19_1 1962  
G
GATES, Byron 1848 1924  
GATES, Charlotte 1862 1942  
GATES, Lottie C, (1) 1893 1906  
GRUBER Family Plot
COONEY, A. J.
COONEY, Doris C. Cavanaugh
COONEY, Theodore
DONNELLY, Minnie E.
DONNELLY, William A.
GRUBER, Caroline C.
GRUBER, Charles E.
GRUBER, J. C.
GRUBER, John W.
GRUBER, William C.
RAE, Julio H.


1901
1877
1873
1848
1841
1879

1883
1876
1854

5/21/1903
1993
196?
1944
1928
1927
1939
3/29/1886
1963
1942
1938
Aged 34 Yrs 4 Mos.







Aged 53 years



GUILD, Clark J., Jr. 1921 2000 Distinguished Nevadan
Clark J. GUILD Family Plot
2nd View
EGLIN, Clara Guild
EGLIN, George J.
GUILD, Daniel E.
GUILD, George C.
GUILD, L. A.
GUILD, M. W.
GUILD, Oliver T.


1882
1865
1948
1869
1838
1849
No date


1970
1941
1993
1890
1904
1921
no date







Co. A. 1st Nev. Inf. Sp. Am. War
H
HANCOCK, Mary Ann   1/18/1914 75 Yrs 7 Mos.
HANES, Mary E. 11/24/1834 8/3/1886 Wife of J. A. Hanes (1)
HANSEN, Hans Christian 1891 1968  
HARRINGTON, Jack L. 5/3/1896 ??/4/1975 Cpl Army Air Forces WWII
HARRIS, Mary A. Scott 1878 1934 Whitten Family Plot
HAZLETT Family plot      
HOLLEY Family Plot
HOLLEY, Cecil Lee
HOLLEY, Wanda L. "Dollie"

7/6/1924
9/3/1926

7/24/2006
2/9/2005

Beloved Husband
Beloved Wife
HOWARD, Farnum Sigard 1906 1991 Sigard Family Plot
HOWE, George      
HUNTER-JOHNSON Plot
HUNTER, Dottie H.
HUNTER, Jesse W.
JOHNSON, William David

1918
1916
3/29/1961

1985
1974
7/6/1986

Married 4/17/1938
Together Forever
HUNTOON, Julius A.   12/31/1904 Aged 47 Years
J
JACOBONI Family Plot
JACOBONI, Adina N.
JACOBONI, Michelle Grace
JACOBONI, Ronald L.

12/13/1970
??/1/1967
11/9/1943

10/18/1982
4/15/1990
5/24/2004

Awakened from Life's Dream

JAQUA, James H.(1)   1/31/1878{?} Age 55 yrs
JOHNSON, Annie
JOHNSON, Manly L.
Plot
1873
1846
1884
1930
 
JOHNSON, Bernice E. 1906 1992 There are no endings Only beginnings
JOHNSON, Mervin C. 1895 1991  
JOHNSON, William David 3/29/1961 7/6/1986 In Hunter-Johnson Plot

 

(1) Other information taken from 2000 Survey conducted by Gayle Hastert


For inquiries about Nevada Cemeteries, burials and/or this project, or about this page or the pictures, contact Gerry Perry, Nevada Tombstone Project Manager

 

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