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The Union soldier statue was cast in 1889 and stood watch over his departed comrades. Over the decades he has been destroyed and rebuilt many times.
The Palmer Plot is one of the saddest in Union Cemetery because it holds the remains of 6 children, 4 of whom died at Christmas time from diptheria in 1886.
This reconstructed windmill was originally built in the 1890’s on the Solari family farm near Whipple Avenue and Old County Road in Redwood City. It was moved here in early 2007.
Even though Annie M. Douglas was only 4 years old when she died of Diptheria on March 5, 1859, she holds a special spot in Union Cemetery. Annie was the very first person to be buried here. Her brother Nathaneil lies next to his sister with a matching headstone.
Sarah Armstrong was born in 1825 in Ohio. She married 2 scoundrels and a gentleman; Armstrong (1843), Green (1849) and finally Wallis (1854)
Both of the Wallises became involved in women’s rights and in 1870, Sarah was elected president of the California Women’s Suffrage Educational Association working to gain voting rights for women. Mr. Wallis was elected State Senator. The Historic Union Cemetery Association put up the Wallis headstone in 2020.
We offer guided tours monthly, or feel free to walk the cemetery during daytime hours.
Search our database to find individual people buried here.