The Vision of The Rocklin Historical Society is to create a sense of place where history engages, educates, entertains and inspires.
Just click on a name below to view fascinating biographical information.
The numbers next to each name correspond to cemetery map below.
Residents of Note
In addition to the notable
early (pre-1920) residents listed above, there are many who settled
here, raised families and contributed greatly towards creating the
Rocklin we know today, Many of their descendents still live in Rocklin
Irish Families – Most early Irish families primarily worked for the
Railroad and began arriving in the area in 1849. Names to look for:
Bryan, Chaplin, Dempsey, Grant, Hurley, Kane, Kelly, Larkin, Leahy,
Layton, O’Brian, Ryan, Sheehan, Sweeny.
Finnish Families – Most early families were involved in Granite
quarrying, arriving in the 1880’s. Their plots are scattered throughout
the cemetery. Names to look for: Alexson, Anderson, Hendrickson, Huhtala,
Johnson, Kannasto, Lehtola, Nassi, Pakola, Palo, Pekuri, Pernu, Ruhkala,
Spanish Families – Most early families were ranchers. Several of these
families came to Rocklin via Hawaii. Names to look for: Aguilar, Alva,
Corral, DeFuentes, Gayaldo, Lopez, Morales, Montero, Rodas.
Asian Families – Most early families were fruit ranchers, arriving in
the early 1900’s. Names to look for: Doi, Hamada, Hayashida, Igarashi,
Mayeda, Makabe, Makimoto, Okabe, Otani, Okuso, Sasaki, Takahashi,