RNT Family History

 Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States of America


Phone number: 408-297-2447
Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk daily. Mausoleum open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Open holidays.

Directions: From Highway 280, take 87 south to Curtner Avenue; turn east (left).
From Highway 85, take Highway 87 north to Curtner Avenue; turn east (right). Oak Hill
Memorial Park is only a mile or so down Curtner, on the right, just before Monterey Road.

Condition of cemetery: Well maintained with large grassy areas and mature trees, many of
them oaks. Paved streets criss-cross the cemetery. Oak Hill Memorial Park also contains
a Funeral Home, Chapel of Roses, and mausoleum.

History: Oak Hill Memorial Park has been in constant use since 1839 and is California’s
oldest secular cemetery. Several survivors of the Donner Party are buried here as well
as Paul Masson, “Mountain Charlie� McKierman, and many Civil War veterans. The names on
the many of the markers dotting the oak-studded cemetery are echoed in the names of streets
and buildings in and around Santa Clara County.

The markers read like the city map, with people streets were named after. This cemetery has
a Jewish section as well as Greek, Asian, Islamic, Druids, Japanese and veterans of the Civil

Look-up information: This cemetery records are NOT computerized. Anything prior to 1956 is
stored in the vault and has to be researched. Therefore, please allow plenty of time for this
process. To look up possible burials, I will need as much of the full name as you have, other
possible nicknames he or she may have been buried as and an approximation at least of the date
of death. After 1956, the birth states are usually listed, but before that, it depends upon who
wrote the records card.
Submitted by Sue Jurgens


 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
Carstensen, Hattie Florence Winkless
Carstensen, Hattie Florence Winkless
Not yet located    Winkless, Hattie Florence (d. 28 Feb 1973)