Yermo Cemetery, Yermo, San Bernardino County, CA
Submitted by Don Stowell [] 17 Nov 2006
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Surname First Middle S Birth S Death S Mother's Father's S
Given Day Month Year Day Month Year Last Name Last Name
1 WILLIAMS Thomas O 5 Feb 1871 M 6 Jul 1943 M McGrath Williams
2 WILLIAMS Barbara A 23 Nov 1870 M 3 Mar 1926 M
3 WILLIAMS Harry A 1914 M 1996 M
4 ROESBERY Charles L 2 Oct 1861 M 19 Jun 1937 M
5 ATWOOD Harry 7 Sep  1914 M 18 Mar  1996 M
6 KOPROWSKI Marianne Michelle 8 Feb 1930 M 2 Sep 2004 M
(1) CADI shows b: 07 Feb 1871 d: 05 Jul 1943, Alameda County 
(2) CADI shows Barbara as age 53 (b: 1872/73?) when she died on 12 Mar 1926, San Bernardino County California
(1) & (2) 1910 US census enumerates them in Yermo, San Bernardino, California 
Name Age Birthplace Relationship Occupation
Thomas O Unknown Unknown head liveryman in a livery stable.
Barbara 38 ENG wife
Pauline L 17 CA step-daughter cashier
Liele 13 CA step-son
(1) & (2) 1920 US census enumerates them in Yermo, San Bernardino, California 
(3) Name Age Birthplace Relationship Occupation
Thomas O 48 MD head contractor with the railroad
Barbara 48 ENG wife
Harry A 5 CA grandson
(1) & (2) 1930 US census enumerates them in Yermo, San Bernardino, California 
(3) Name Age Birthplace Relationship Occupation
Thomas  58 MD head contractor with the railroad
Delila 33 MI wife
Harry A 16 CA son
(3) There is no Harry A., born in 1914, died in 1996 in the CADI or SSI.  
(4) 1900 US census enumerates the family in Range 23, Graham, Arizona as ROSEBERRY
Name Age Birthplace Relationship Birth Date Occupation
Charles L. 38 UT head Oct 1861 farmer
Lydia E 39 UT wife Mar 1861
Charles C. 18 AZ son Nov 1881 farmer
Seth D. 16 AZ son Jul 1883 day laborer
John A 15 AZ son Feb 1885 day laborer
Lydia  13 AZ daughter Jan 1887
George A 11 AZ son Feb 1889
Joseph E.  8 UT son Apr 1892
Chester L. 6 UT son Feb 1884
Nellie M. 3 AZ daughter Aug 1896
Durwood 2 AZ son Sep 1898
1910 US census enumerates the family in Yermo, San Bernardino, California as ROSEBERRY
Name Age Birthplace Relationship Occupation
Charles L 48 UT head' miner
Lidia E 49 UT wife
Joseph E  18 UT son
Chester L  16 UT son
Nellie 14 AZ daughter
Dick  11 AZ son
Irene  9 AZ daughter
William  7 AZ son
Pearl  4 AZ daughter
Listed in the Morman Battalion web site at
ROESBERRY (ROSEBERRY), Charles Lewis b: 2 OCT 1861 in Santaquin, Utah, Utah d: 19 JUN 1937 in Mojave Desert, , California
ROESBERRY (ROSEBERRY), George Andrew b: 10 FEB 1889 in Pima, Graham, Arizona d: BEF 1992
ROESBERRY, Charles Peter b: 6 NOV 1881 in Fort Bowie, Cochise, Arizona d: 26 APR 1938
ROESBERRY, Chester Louis b: 22 AUG 1894 in Milford, Beaver, Utah d: 4 SEP 1923
ROESBERRY, Daughter b: 26 JUN 1891 in Diria, , Utah d: 26 JUN 1891
ROESBERRY, Deward Richard b: 10 NOV 1898 in Emery, Graham, Arizona d: 15 MAY 1927
ROESBERRY, John Albert b: 16 FEB 1885 in Pima, Graham, Arizona d: 19 FEB 1974
ROESBERRY, Joseph Ernest b: 25 APR 1892 in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah d: BEF 1990
ROESBERRY, Lydia Ellen b: 14 JAN 1887 in Pima, Graham, Arizona d: 14 NOV 1966
ROESBERRY, Nellie Marie b: 27 AUG 1896 in Fort Thomas, Graham, Arizona
ROESBERRY, Seth David b: 23 JUL 1883 in Pima, Graham, Arizona d: 2 JAN 1949 in Provo, Utah, Utah
ROESBERRY, William Johnson b: 11 NOV 1902 in Shilo, Graham, Arizona d: 8 JUN 1987 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
ROESBERY, Irene Alice b: <1894> in
Other Information
Name Spouse Birthplace Birth Date Death Place Death Date
ROESBERRY, fourteenth Chester Louis MCCLOUD Mabel Beaver, Milford, UT 22 Aug 1894 Los Angeles County CA 04 Sep 1923 .
ROESBERRY Joseph Ernest GUILEMAN Margurette Marion Glfld, Panguich, UT 25 Apr 1892
ROESBERRY Seth David ROGERS Mary Ann Pima, Graham, AZ 23 Jul 1883 Provo, Utah, UT 02 Jan 1949
ROESBERRY baby Diria, , UT 26 Jun 1891 Diria, , UT 26 Jun 1891
ROESBERRY, fourteenth Charles Louis DODGE Lydia Ellen Sanpete, Moroni, UT 02 Oct 1861 Yermo, San Bernardino, CA 19 Jun 1937
ROESBERRY, fourteenth Lydia  Ellen ROESBERRY, fourteenth Charles Louis UT Mar 1861 Los Angeles County CA 06 Feb 1936
ROESBERRY Charles Peter Harietta Ft. Bowie, Cochise, AZ 06 Nov 1881 Madera County CA 26 Apr 1938
ROESBERRY Lydia  Ellen HUNTSMAN Edwin Samuel Pima, Graham, AZ 14 Jan 1887
ROESBERRY Dewey Zarah Emery, Graham, AZ 10 Nov 1898
(5) California Birth Index shows:
Name Birth Date Birthplace Mother's Maiden Name
ATWOOD,  Harry T.  b: 07 Sep 1914 Los Angeles County California Williams
The cemetery at Yermo is described on as the Otis cemetery. 
I can find no other reference to it under that name nor can I fing any other 
reference to it under any name. It is very strange. The WHY of it is almost 
as strange as the WHAT of it. There are these apparent graves located on a 
hogback not more than a quarter of a mile above the produce check station 
on I-15 at Yermo. There is one grave from the head of a very large Mormon 
family, and at least four members of the WILLIAMS family, although there 
seems to be an effort to hide that fact. 
We have Thomas O. and Barbara A Williams. In the 1910 US census there are 
two “step” children. By 1920 the step children are gone and a grandson, Harry 
A. appears. In 1926 mother, Barbara has passed away and by 1930 the grieving 
spouse, Thomas has remarried Delila, a young thing 15 years his junior. Living 
with them now is Thomas’ son, Harry A.  The dates shown on the headstones for 
Thomas and Barbara do not tally with the dates on the California Death Index. 
There is no Harry A Williams born in 1914 who died in 1996 on the CADI or the 
According to the grave markers, Harry A is sharing mother, Barbara’s grave. Now 
it really gets interesting. Since the date of the data, a new grave 
has appeared. On this grave is a marker showing this grave is shared by Marianne 
Michelle KOPROWSKI who died in 2004 and her loving husband, Harry ATWOOD. 
who died in 1996. I actually found Harry ATWOOD on the CABI and that date is 
correct, Mother’s Maiden Name is TA DA!!!, WILLIAMS, but no sign of him in the 
CADI or the SSDI. Nor is there any sign of Marianne Michelle KOPROWSKI in the 
CABI but VOILA!!! An Obituary on Marianne KOPROWSKI WILLIAMS in Salt Lake 
City. She was married to Harry A  WILLIAMS. The dawn begins to break. HARRY 
ATWOOD WILLIAMS Except, how (why?) did she get to Yermo? Couldn’t get her 
past those shrewd inspectors at the produce station? Did Harry move from mom’s 
place to dear ol’ Marianne’s? Who was Harry’s mom? Pauline whatever her name was? 
Barbara? None of the above? Who is ATWOOD? So many mysteries and so little time.
Marianne Koprowski Williams Beloved Sister, Aunt, Godmother, Friend Marianne 
Koprowski Willliams passed away at her home on September 2, 2004 after a long 
and courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 8, 1930 in Fargniers, 
France to Jean and Marianne Koprowski. She married Andre Decoudun in 1947. 
They later divorced in 1970. In 1995 she married her longtime companion, Harry 
A. Williams. He preceded her in death in 1996. After moving to Salt Lake City in 
1955 she worked first as an elevator operator then as a hostess in the Coffee Shop 
at the Hotel Utah for 18 years. She then enjoyed a distinguished career as a sales 
representative for Castletons, ZCMI and Weinstocks. She loved gardening, knitting 
slippers for friends and family, baking and French cooking. Christmas was her 
favorite time of year. Her house was always festively and beautifully decorated 
inside and out. She would bake all sorts of goodies that she loved to share with 
friends, neighbors and loved ones. She enjoyed listening to French music, the Big 
Band era and classical music. She loved spending time with her "adopted grandson," 
Drew, who will miss her terribly. She was a lady, always impeccable in her appearance. 
She is survived by her sisters; Wanda DiLecce, her husband and children in France; 
Genevieve Colyn; her son Gilles in Utah and her daughter, Marie-Pierre Sutton and her 
husband, Ward, of Walnut Creek, CA. All of whom will greatly miss her. A Funeral Mass
 will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2004 at St. Olaf's Catholic Church, 
276 E. 1700 So., Bountiful. A reception at the church will immediately follow. The family 
wishes to give special thanks to VistaCare Hospice nurses, aides and Chaplain Claude 
Newby for their loving care and support in her final days. They also would like to express 
their gratitude to Dr. Regina Klein and her staff at the Utah Cancer Specialists for their 
wonderful care and many kindnesses. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 
in lieu of flowers.