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Catalog Number RG 22.27-02
Object Name Documents
Scope & Content The cemetery files are arranged in aplhabetical order by last name of the deceased. When only one is given, it is the last name of deceased. The files contain interment and related records of many of the individuals burined in the Presidio of Monterey cemetery. A number of files only contain a large empty fronw envelope with the person's name and an alphanumerical code, which appears to be location of the burial plot. Some of these envelopes are stamped "War Department", but some lack this stamp. Some files are empty due to prior filing errors or records being combined into one folder prior to them arriving to the archives. It is advisable to look at adjacent files if information cannot be located in a particular folder.

The contents of the files vary greatly. Many files contain requests, reservations and authorizations and other official (US Army and/or Department of Defense (War Department) paperwork regarding internments. Some files contain records related to civilian mortuary services. Many files contain QMC (Quartermast Corps) Form 14, Permit for Removal and Burials forms and death cetificates. Other files contain handwritten or typed correspondence, newspaper clippings of obituraries, and photographs of burials.

A few files are historically noteworthy. Among the records are files for three generals - Major General Edward H. Plummer (see information regarding the Plummer Collection) and Brigadier General Thomas E. Merrill, who organized civil defense in Pacific Grove during World World II while he was retired from military service. Brigadier General Harry D. Chamberlin, a former commanding general of Fort Ord is also interned here. Included in George H. Braue's file, there is correspondence related to the Spanish-American War Monument, which is now in the Presidio of Monterey Cemetery. Finally, the inerment record for Shiro Nagajima, a Japanese prisoner of war is part of the collection.

The date range of the collection is from 1904 to 2007 (using dates of internment) with the bulk of the records from 1940 to 1950 (using dates of internment).

Note that the folder Weisler, Emma A. should be read as Geisler, Emma A, located in # 131.

Also note that the folder entitled Sylvester, Norman A. should actually read Norman, Sylvester A.

While Bessie Plummer is not represented in the container listing, records found in the files of Edward Plummer indicate that Bessie's cremated remains were interred in the same grave as E. Plummer at a later date. Look to folder #295 for more information on the matter.
Title Post Cemetery at Presidio of Monterey Cemetery Files
Collection Presidio of Monterey Cemetery Records Collection
Year Range from 1924
Year Range to 1987
Accession number 2012.12.11
Extent of Description 201 folders within 2 acid-free Xerox-like boxes