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St Stephens Episcopal Church

500 Robinson Road

Sebastopol, CA 95472

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Fundraiser for the Western Sonoma County Historical Society. An historic guided walk through the cemetery with actors in vignettes.

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Six dramatic vignettes depicting snapshots in the lives of Sebastopol residents. Dessert will be served at the end of the skits at the Luther Burbank Experiment Farm.

Skit #1 – John Triggs, 1874-1951

John Francis Triggs had multiple occupations in his life, but he is best remembered for owning the bicycle business that evolved into J.F. Triggs & Son Auto Parts, which he operated with his son, Delbert.

Skit #2 – Thomas Wilton, 1831-1916

Born in New York state, Thomas Wilton arrived in San Francisco in 1854 having walked across the Panama Isthmus to catch a ride on a ship bound for San Francisco. He settled in Sebastopol in 1864 and opened a general store with money he made prospecting for gold. In 1889 he helped fund the Sebastopol Times newspaper.

Skit #3 – John Sebring, 1841-1859

John Sebring was the first born child of his parents, Thomas & Margaret Sebring of Illinois. He was among the first European settlers to the Sebastopol area when the family arrived here in 1850. Nine years later, with his death at age 17, he became the first person buried in Sebastopol Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

Skit #4 - Earl Baum, 1896-1986

Born on the family farm settled by his grandfather in 1856, Earle was the son of James and Emma Baum. His home for 90 years is now the Earle Baum Center of the Blind on Occidental Road.

Skit #5 – Emily Frazier Robinson, 1913-1966

Born in England, Emily was a Sebastopol correspondent for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat in the 1950s. She lived in Santa Rosa for 45 years and was a noted dog breeder.

Skit #6 – Georgia Lee Moses, 1985-1997

Georgia Lee Moses was last seen alive in August 1997 in the company of an older man. Her body was found by a Caltrans worker nine days later near Highway 101. Georgia's murder remains unsolved, but her death inspired the Tom Waits song, "Georgia Lee," as well as a home for abused and neglected children called The Children's Village.

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St Stephens Episcopal Church

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Sebastopol, CA 95472

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Organizer Western Sonoma County Historical Society

Organizer of Sebastopol Cemetery Walk

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