#719:  Grave of Elitha Cumi Donner Wilder

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





State Plaque



From the Guidebook:

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.

2009 David Schmitt