Notes for Charles Arthur Cooley (1910-1978)


Submitted by michael_95073
Noted added Mon Nov 10 17:25:59 2008

Rich Bar Cemetery, Plumas County, CA
Compiled by Beth Bullard-Watson PO Box 114 - Taylorsville, CA - 95983
Please contact Beth if you would like digitized photos of the cemetery, of any headstone, or both.
Compilation date: October 15, 2003
Submitted 6 Nov 2003

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Rich Bar, an historic mining settlement, is a little over 14 miles from the Greenville/Quincy Wye
(Hwys. 89/70 intersection). Near the monument/viewing area, take Rich Bar Road (steep, dirt - not
recommended in wet weather). Go across the bridge and through Rich Bar, veering toward the right.
Where the road makes a major split (the upper road going toward the RR tracks), take the lower road.
Park there. On foot, cross the creek toward the silver, metal gate blocking a driveway. On the
left, you'll see a concrete underpass. Pass through the underpass and head up the dirt road. On the
left, you'll see a metal gate blocking a bridge. This is private property. Get permission to enter,
or enter at your own risk. Walk up the steep dirt road, approximately 75 yards. You'll see a pointed,
white marker on the left of the road. Travel up the path at the marker to the cemetery.

Rich Bar is primarily a summer cabin, mining area to this day. The best time to get permission to
view the cemetery is probably during mining season - from the folks who own the house next to the road
leading to the cemetery.

There are at least 3 unmarked graves here. There may be others.
Note that in mining settlements, such as Twain; Rich Bar; Hot Springs; Twelve-Mile Bar; Caribou; etc.,
the deceased was often brought over the hill to be buried at Meadow Valley.

Earliest death year: 1851
Latest death year: 2001

Name Date of Birth Date of Death Markings/Notes

Bailey, Nancy Ann 1825 9/30/1851 Wife of Peter Bailey
Berg, Matt 5/6/1883 4/17/1962
Cook, George 1822 6/30/1863 Native of England - Order of Oddfellows - Freemason
Cooley, Charles A. (Jr.) 1/25/1910 10/1/1978 S SGT - US Army - WWII
Cooley, Walter "Henry" **See note below**
Davis, Richard Illegible slate marker.
Eyraud, Emline 4/9/1888 5/1/1891
Eyraud, Evaline 4/6/1888 6/17/1977
Eyraud, John Frank 7/14/1852 12/21/1928 Native of France
Eyraud, Lena M. 1/29/1861 10/10/1941 Native of St. Louis, Missouri
Irwin, Richard 1827 2/15/1869 Native of Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA
Lazier, John P. 1830 1914 Native of France
Sanders, Mable 3/281915 Wife of D. B. Sanders-Native/California
Wood, Frederic Edwin 1925 2001 Inscription: "To Christmas Island from the Golden Gate" (back); "To Rich Bar, Home at last". (front)

There is also a memorial bench, placed by The Linebaugh Family.
It is dedicated to Walter "Henry" Cooley (10/3/1910 - 5/10/2001)