Pioneer Cemetery
Alhambra Cemetery, Martinez
Phil Bartlett
Additional Info: Martinez History

PIONEER CEMETERY

IN THIS CEMETERY ARE LAID TO REST MANY OF
THE EARLY CALIFORNIA PIONEERS, SETTLERS
AND THEIR FAMILIES. ONE OF THE MORE FAMOUS
IS JOSEPH REDDEFORD WALKER, XNGH MOUNTAIN
MAN, GUIDE AND PATHFINDER.

HISTORICAL MARKER XIII

DEDICATED APRIL 4, 1981 IN COOPERATION WITH THE
MARTINEZ CEMETERY COMMISSION.
JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER 13 E CLAMPUS VITUS

 

The Martinez Family 
St. Catherines Cemetery, Martinez
Don Kelso

ANNAS BENCH

DEDICATED TO THE FAMILY OF DON
IGNACIO MARTINEZ, WHO SETTLED EL RANCHO PINOLE
IN 1830. MANY OF HIS DESCENDANTS REST
HERE, MEMBERS OF ONE OF CONTRA COSTAS FIRST FAMILIES.

DEDICATED BY
JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER 13
E CLAMPUS VITUS
SEPTEMBER 18, 1982

 

Albert Perry Fountain
Alhambra Cemetery, Martinez  
Dave Pearce

IN MEMORY OF

ALBERT (AL) PERRY

MAY 10, 1918 – JAN. 11 1988

 

 

 

 

Capt. Joseph R. Walker
Alhambra Cemetery, Martinez
Dave Pearce
Additional Info : Joseph R. Walker

CAPT. JOSEPH R. WALKER

THIS MONUMENT ERECTED IN HONOR OF HIS CONTRIBUTIONS AS A SOLDIER,
MOUNTAIN MAN, AND EXPLORER WHO THROUGH HIS EFFORTS AND THOSE
OF HIS BREED SUCH AS JIM BRIDGER, THOMAS FITZPATRICK, JEDEDIAH SMITH, HELPED EXPLORE AND OPEN THE WAY TO THE WEST. THERE ARE MANY AREAS THROUGH THE WEST THAT BEAR THE WALKER NAME DUE TO HIS EFFORTS. CAPT. WALKER IS BURIED IN THIS CEMETERY.

THIS MONUMENT DEDICATED TO CAPT. JOSEPH R. WALKER
ON THIS 10TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1988
BY THE JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER NO. 13
E CLAMPUS VITUS

 

Pheobe Bunker Alley
Alhambra Cemetery, Martinez
Martinez Cemetery Comm. Plaque/Built by ECV 13

PHOEBE BUNKER ALLEY
1818 1891
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Martinez Teacher-1853 Secy Mtz. Education Assoc.

OBED F. ALLEY
1830 1890
Nantucket, Massachusetts
C.C.C Assessor-1856-1857 Treasurer 1858-69

HERMAN ALLEY
1858-1869
Martinez, California
Killed in school-yard accident

Placed by Martinez Cemetery Commission,
May 20, 1995

MONUMENT CONSTRUCTED
BY JOAQUIN MURRIETA
CH #13 E CLAMPUS VITUS

 

Hook Family
Alhambra Cemetery, Martinez
Jon Wilson

HOOK FAMILY

WILLIAM HOOK CAME TO THE CALIFORNIA GOLD COUNTRY IN 1850
TO SELL MINING EQUIPMENT AND BUILD MINING MACHINERY.
IN 1853 HOOK OPENED A GENERAL STORE AT THE CORNER OF FERRY
AND MAIN STREETS IN MARTINEZ. OVER THE YEARS HOOK BOUGHT UP
LAND IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY UNTIL HE OWNED ALMOST 3000 ACRES.

DEDICATED SEPTEMBER 26, 1998 BY MARTINEZ HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND
JOAQUIN MURRIETA, CHAP. 13, E CLAMPUS VITUS.

 

Charlene Perry Bench
Alhambra Cemetery, Martinez  
Mike Medeiros
Additional info : Charlene Perry

IN MEMORY OF
CHARLENE MCRAE PERRY
AUTHOR – HISTORIAN – HOMEMAKER
1923 – 2002
SHE WAS DEDICATED TO THE PRESERVATION OF MARTINEZ HISTORY.
DEDICATED OCTOBER 12, 2002
JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER 13 E CLAMPUS VITUS

 

God’s Acre
Alhambra Cemetery, Martinez
Doug Scott

GODS ACRE
POTTERS FIELD AT ALHAMBRA CEMETERY HERE, MARKED BY
NUMBERED HEADSTONES THE SIZE OF BREAD LOAVES, ARE BURIED OVER
600 POOR AND UNKNOWN EARLY PIONEERS OF CALIFORNIA AND MARTINEZ. THE EARLIEST KNOWN BURIAL WAS IN 1853 AND THEY CONTINUED UNTIL THE EARLY 2OTH CENTURY. AMONG THOSE BURIED HERE ARE CHINESE, MEXICANS, IRISH, SCOTS, CLAMPERS OF OLD, AND NATIVE CALIFORNIANS, ALL OF WHOM PLAYED A VITAL ROLE IN THE SHAPING OF OUR GREAT STATE.
MAY THEY CONTINUE TO REST IN PEACE.

DEDICATED JULY 30TH, 2005 BY
THE ALHAMBRA CEMETERY COMMISSION, MARTINEZ HISTORICAL SOCIETY, AND JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHPT. 13 E CLAMPUS VITUS