#0719 Grave of Elitha Cumi Donner Wilder


#0719 Grave of Elitha Cumi Donner Wilder

Site information:

Elk Grove Masonic Cemetery, Row C, Lot 2, Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Elitha Cumi Donner Wilder

This survivor of the ill-fated Donner Party was the daughter of George and Mary Blue Donner. Born near Springfield, Illinois, in 1832. She arrived in California in December 1846 with her sister, Leanna Charity Donner, and was rescued by the first relief party to reach the tragic scene. Married to Benjamin W. Wilder in 1853. She died on July 4, 1923, survived by her sister and two children.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with Liberty Parlor No. 213, Native Daughters of the Golden West, May 8, 1960.

Registered 12/2/1959