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Name Dates Address Notes
Abbot   Loleta Mayor, Eagle Rock City 1920-22, Lived on Loleta 
Adams, Edward     Assembled over 40 parcels to allow construction of Eagle Rock Plaza
Adams, John Quincy   Eagle Rock Blvd. Built house now used as Cresse Mortuary
Affleck, Ben     Occidental College alumnus; Lived in Braisch house white writing "Good Will Hunting.
Alatorre, Richard     Councilman 14th district 1983-99
Aldrin, Anders Regionalist/Modern painter. Studied Otis Art Inst.
Angelillo, Orlindo R. Civil Engineer. Ran for Governor of California
Arbogast   5212 Highland View She founded an early school for mentally handicapped children.
Argus, J.E.   Purchased the Japanese style garden created by C. C. Loomis on Hill Drive, which included the Argus Bowl, the site of early performances of community organizations, avant guard dance and music.
Asa, Oren   Publisher Eagle Rock Sentinel
Babson, Helen Founding principal of Eagle Rock High School served 1927-1945. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar in 1905. while she was there she held thecollege and U.S. women's hi jump record. She was also a published poet.
Bailey, John Timothy     born in Indiana,
Chairman First Eagle Rock City Board of Trustees 1911, Mayor 1911, laid out Kenilworth and built  2 houses, Trustee of Church of the Good Shepherd (Bungalow Church)
Bailey, Paul     Publisher Eagle Rock Advertiser, Westernlore Press
Becker, Ernest     Early real estate broker, located on Colorado Boulevard
Bell, Juanita Aurelia     Owner Scholfield and Shepherd real estate. Built and developed many properties and subdivisions in Eagle Rock.
Bergsvik, Elmer M     Eagle Rock City Trustee ca 1922
Biles, Fred     Mr. Biles was interviewed in the Eagle Rock Sentinel in 1961 for the 50 year anniversary series "Memories of Old Eagle Rock Told" He served on the Eagle Rock Board of Trade in 1911 and was manager of the Eagle Rock Bank.
Blankenship   Ellenwood Dr. Blankenship Castle Ellenwood Dr
Blumer, May M.   Ellenwood Dr. Ms. Blumer was interviewed in the Eagle Rock Sentinel in 1961 for the 50 year anniversary series "Memories of Old Eagle Rock Told"
Bobo, Roger     Musician Played tuba with LA Philharmonic
Bobo, Willie     Musician
Braash, Constance Hill Dr. Piano teacher and music educator, She and her husband Albert the Norman French style house on Hill Drive  which was declared  a Los Angeles City Historic Cultural Monument as the Egasse-Braasch House in 2014. Jean Egasse was the architect.
Bramble, Claude   Loleta Eagle Rock City Manager, Marshall and Street Supt.
Brando, Marlon      Married Anna Kashfi in Eagle Rock, October 11, 1957 at the home of his grandmother, Bessie Pennebaker, and his aunt and uncle, Betty and Ollie Lindemeyer. 
Brayton, Jennie C.     Artist & Real Estate develper (with husband Colonel)
Brigman, Anne W. 1869-1950   "Died in Eagle Rock, Wrote "Songs of a Pagan"
Broomall, Jesse James Dahlia Dr. Farmer and Dahlia breeder.
Bruce, Wallace E. 1864  b. Lewiston, Maine ,First ER City Board of Trustees ’11,ER Board of Trade 1911
Budwig, Monty Bass player in many Jazz ensembles in the 50's and 60's. ER Location and date unknown.(Bill Clancy)
Buff, Conrad II Painter Muralist, Children’s book illustrator
Buff, Conrad III 1926-1988 Linda Rosa Buff was one of Los Angeles' formost post war architects.
Buff, Conrad IV     Film editor Oscar for "Titanic"
Buff, Mary Marsh 1890-1970 Linda Rosa Children’s book author
Candee     Eagle Rock City Clerk
Chan   1325 Saginaw Built house on Wiota later 1325 Saginaw
Citrin, Herb 7/30/22   Invented the concept of valet parking
Colley,Scott     Musician Leading jazz bass player
Connor, John Anthony Plein air style painter
Cook, W. J. 1849-8/34 5227 Sierra Villa Eagle Rock City Treasurer ca 1922. Lived at "Valle Vista" Hill Dr. then at 5227 Sierra Villa
Cooley, Frances     Pioneers '61
Cota, Carole     Eagle Rock High School ( W' 64), Rose Queen 1966
Councilman, Bill     Drew Katzenjammer Kids
Cowan, Mrs.     President WTCC 1911
Cowan, William Keene     born in Missouri; First Eagle Rock City Board of Trustees 1911; built "Rosemary" and moved to "Vista del Valle"
Cox, George E     Eagle Rock City Board of Trustees
Cruzan     Judge, Eagle Rock City Municipal Court
Culley, Benjamin H. Dean of Men, Occidental College, Teacher at Eagle Rock High, Graduated Eagle Rock High in the first graduating class, 1929.
Curtis, H B     Eagle Rock City Trustee ca 1922
Damon, Matt   Hill Dr Lived in Braisch House while writing "Good Will Hunting"
De Brulier, Nigel Actor mostly in silent films. ER location and date unknown(Bill Clancy)
De Swart, Jan     Artist Modern sculptor in plastics
De Vega, Henry     Played Reeds with Gerald Wilson
Drengberg, J     First Eagle Rock postman
Ducker, P H     Member. Eagle Rock City Water Board ca 1922
Ecke, Hans     Developed Poinsettia
Eckert, Fred     Foreman on the Gates strawberry ranch. Superintendent ER City Water Dept. CA 1922. Built one of the earliest suburban houses on Yosemite Drive with his wife Edith in 1909
Eckert, Bessie     Mrs. Eckert was interviewed in the Eagle Rock Sentinel in 1961 for the 50 year anniversary series "Memories of Old Eagle Rock Told"
Eddy, J W     Built "Angels Flight" , his retirement residence was on Colorado Blvd & El Rio (then Eddy Avenue)
Edwards, Edward Alden Painted paintings sets murals. Taught Lincoln High school. Restored at SW Museum. Founded Antelope Valley Indian Museum.
Edwards, Godfrey     Built Women’s Club; E&W Building. Member: Eagle Rock City Water Board ca 1922. Member Library Board.
Ellenwood, William Henry Two-story house at Ellenwood and Hill He was born in 1840 in Illinois and died in 1917.He  owned a ranch in the area occupied now by Ellenwood Drive. He is buried at Forest Lawn with his first wife, Virginia Cole Ellenwood.  They had 16 children. (per Donna Zinser, great-grand-daughter)
Erhardt, Ann Stepmother of Amelia Erhardt, who visted her her in Eagle Rock.
Evans, Carroll     Owner Carroll Evans Insurance
Ferdon, James     Built "Happyland"tract, College Inn building, old Mason's Hall and Ferdon Building at Merton and Eagle Rock. Owned Ferdon-Silverwood house and Gates Ranch
Fey, Frances Hatch     Ms Fey was interviewed in the Eagle Rock Sentinel in 1961 for the 50 year anniversary series "Memories of Old Eagle Rock Told"
Foulkes,, Llyn Lived in ER in the 60's, painted large rocks which may have been inspired by local landscapes
Frackelton, John      Built the farmhouse which still stands on Frackelton Place with his wife Katherine V. Frackelton. Parents of Elena Frackelton Murdock.
Frackelton, Katherine V.     Founding Member of the Women's Twentieth Century Club
Frackleton, William     Early teacher in Eagle Rocks first school. Brother to John.
French, Jennie L. First Principal of West (Dahlia Heights) School 1916-1927
Gabel-Luddy, Emily Councilmember and former mayor of Burbank
Galpin, Cromwell     Mayor of ER City, donated land for first schoolhouse
Gardiner, Blanche     Member Library Board,   Librarian 1913-1942
Green, Jay Onteora Way Lived on Onteora Way between 1975-1985, Owner of the famous Poo-Bahs record shop, still located in Pasadena. Jay was an active parent and Jazz journalist and met John Rinaldo, when his step-son was in band during the early 80's. The Pro Jazz concerts on Sundays that Rinaldo played with many pros, were friends of Jay and he attended all the concerts with greats like Shelly Mann and many others.
Harrison, Anne Hare   1854 Monte Flora  
Hatch, Leander O. City Attorney, Eagle Rock City 1915-May 8, 1922 Member Library board,passed bonds for ER Carnegie Library.
Hatch, Mrs. L. A.     Member Library Board
Hauk, Hudson NFL Coach
Hidas, Andrew     President Western State University
Holland, C. A.     Councilman 14th district 1929-
Holland, John C.     Councilman 14th district 1947-
Hopps, Walter 5-Mar   d. 2005 Popularized Avant Garde artists in the 60's
Houston, Cisco Folk musician, attended Eagle Rock High School
Ingram, Roger     Trumpet player graduated ERHS Played in state Championship band led by John Rinaldo, played in Woody Herman's last Herd (Bill Clancy)
Juett, George     One of the founders of Juett, Clements, Lenney, which grew from a bicycle tire shop into a long time auto repair buisiness on Colorado Boulevard. Later taught at Pasadena City College
Kaufman, Robert Craig      Craig Kauffman graduated from Eagle Rock High School with Walter Hopps. He was one of the original artists associated with L.A.'s infamous Ferus Gallery in the late 1950s and '60s, Kauffman has yo-yoed between the more traditional concerns of abstract painting and making the vacuum-formed plastic wall reliefs that earned him membership in L.A.'s so-called Finish Fetish school. Dissimilar on the surface, both aspects of his work actually reflect a lifelong interest in the properties of light and the aesthetics of the Far East.
Kelly, Joe Second princpal at Eagle Rock High School. Later Los Angeles Suprintendant of Schools
Kemp, Jack 1935- Attended Occidental College 1953-1957,  played NFL football, U.S. Congressman, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Vice-Presidential candidate (Bob Dole)
Kincheloe, James E     born in Kentucky,  First Eagle Rock City Board of Trustees 1911 (represented east end), house: "Rosemont"
Kratz, Richard P.     Defender and popularizer of the interocular lens surgery which is now commonly used to treat cataracts.
Kuncl, Ralph President, University of Redlands
Lawhon, DavidWilder 1924-1988
Navy fighter pilot in World War II; President of Manufacturing for Capitol Records/EMI Music
Lawson, Harry A 1881-1978   Editor and publisher of the Eagle Rock Sentinel. Born on Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia Canada. Died Thanksgiving 1978.
Le Clere, Mary Louise 12/8/1888-12/23/76   born in Monticello,  Came to Eagle Rock 1913,   Founder; Eagle Rock Presbyterian Church, 1914, DAR (San Raphael) 1920, BP Women's Club 1923,  ERVHS 1961, Pioneers '61
Line, Francis     Owned the Eagle Rock
Lorenz, Anetta De Young     Mrs. John Lorenz, was interviewed in the Eagle Rock Sentinel in 1961 for the 50 year anniversary series "Memories of Old Eagle Rock Told"
Lorenz, John     came from Austria with Kargers
Lutz, Dan Regionalist/ modern painter USC Painting faculty
Manning, Donald O     L.A. City Fire Chief
Martsolf, Benjamin B   Loleta Eagle Rock City Clerk ca 1922
Mason, T C     Member. Eagle Rock City Water Board ca 1922
Mattison, George C     Eagle Rock City Trustee ca 1922
May     [ May Co.] Joe & Audry Lazaroni lived in his summer house on Escarpa
Mc Nitt, Rollin     Eagle Rock City Attorney,   Boy Scouts Scrapbook
Menasco, Esa Von Grofe     Mdme. Played Cello at the 20th Century club opening.
Miller, Mrs. W. L.     Member Library Board
Miller, W. L.     Owner of the Sentinel
Minskey, Dardy Rosemary Blackadder      Showgirl and producer. Married Minsky of Minsky"s Burlesque. Sister of Lili St Cyr
Moore, Alice Dirks     A longtime community activist who was interviewed in the Eagle Rock Sentinel in 1961 for the 50 year anniversary series "Memories of Old Eagle Rock Told",the Women's Twentieth Century Club Garden was named for her.
Moreno, Carlos  
California Supreme Court Justice
Morris, Bertha 1/18/50 5411 Hillmont 1st Worthy Matron Eagle Rock Eastern Star, Goat & plant expert,  friend of Helen Pratt, Husband : Rufus
Mugnaini, Joseph Artist and Illustrator known for his collaborations with Ray Bradbury. ER location and dates unknown (Malcom Bell)
Murdock, Elena Frackleton      Mrs. Ray Murdock, was interviewed in the Eagle Rock Sentinel in 1961 for the 50 year anniversary series "Memories of Old Eagle Rock Told". This pioneering historian and teacher contributed many early photographs and her memories of growing up in 19th century Eagle Rock.
Muzingo, Robert (Bobby) Film composerand orchestrator for many prominent films
Muzingo, Gina Interior designer specializing in food service and kitchen design.
Muzingo, Patrick Michael Drummer plays in many contemporary and rock bands. Pioneer of pool skating.
Neal, William     Asst. City Attorney
Newhan, Beth Ellenwood     Mrs.Newhan was interviewed in the Eagle Rock Sentinel in 1961 for the 50 year anniversary series "Memories of Old Eagle Rock Told"
Null Marian M     Lived at "Valle Vista", Hill Dr., Wrote ""Davy Crockett Forgotten Pioneer"
Nutting, Wayne 1894-4/28/69   Nutting was born in Michigan. He owned Dahlia Motors on Colorado Boulevard where he repaired and restored Stanley Steamers. He his wife and a passenger died at Knott's Berry Farm in a fire in his Stanley.
Obama, Barack 1961- Occidental College Attended Occidental College first two years before transferring to Columbia University, 44th President of the United States (taking office January 20, 2009)
Orkin, Ruth 9/3/21-1/16/85    Photographer famed for her photo series shot from the window of her central park adjacent apartment while she was raising her family.
Osborne, Sherril B.     Eagle Rock City Mayor ca 1922 Councilman 14th district to 1929
Pacheco, Nick     Councilman 14th district 1999-2003
Patterson, Shirley     Miss California
Pedigo, Kate     Artist & Author -- "Eagle Rock's Grandma Moses"
Perry, Robert Author "Landscape plants for Western Regions"
Phinney, Carle & Myrtle     Eagle Rock's first doctor
Pittman     First Eagle Rock City Clerk
Pitts, ZaSu 1/3/1894-6/7/1963 York Pl. Star of "Greed"
Pratt, Helen   Ridgeview Early bird authority. Named Ridgeway (now Ridgeview) for the famous ornithologist
Puthuff, Hanson   College View Ave. Painter Leading Plein Air artist
Real, James     Owned the Eagle Rock
Rinaldo, John Inspirational instrumental music instructor at Eagle Rock High School, his stage band won state honors at the Monterey Jazz Festival
Roberts, Howard     s Carrie
Roberts, Mrs. Carrie A.   Ellenwood Dr d Pittman Member Library Board
Rodgers, Ralph B      Builder
Root, Orlando J. d 2-17-28 (suicide) 5269 La Roda Ave. Manager of Root & Vandervoort Of East Moline,  Ill.(Moline Auto Co.) Autos & engines, trustee of Eagle Rock Bank,  1st President of Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce 1913.
Ross, Laura d 12-76    Wrote poetry
Rupp, Fred Inspirational instrumental music instructor at Eagle Rock High School
Sauer   328 Highland View Built 1928 (Genine)
Scholfield, Sarah J. d 1956 Hartwick St. and later Mt. Royal Drive Came to Eagle Rock in 1917; with her father, William Sheppard, founded Scholfield & Sheppard Real Estate
Shaw, Hartley City Attorney,City of Eagle Rock 1911-15. Later Judge Shaw
Shaw, Robert 4/30/16-1/25/99 Ellenwood Dr. Choral director (Robert Shaw Chorale)
Shawn, Ted   Addison Way Modern Dancer
Shearin   Shearin Ave. Clerk of Eagle Rock School District, known as Professor.
Shedd, John C.     (Dr.) Oxy professor,  developer, poet
Sherman, Dr. Benjamin F.     Wrote "La Paloma" & "Feilcita", "(Escondido)"
Silverwood, Francis B. 1863-1924   Silverwood's,  developer Eagle Rock's "Happyland",  Lyricist for California's state song "I Love you Calfornia""adopted 1988.
Snow, May E.     First President of the Eagle Rock Business and Professinal Women's Club
Snyder, Arthur K     Councilman 14th district 67-83
St Cyr, Lili     (Willis Marie Blackadder) Burlesque Queen,  entrepreneur
St Denis, Ruth   Addison Way Modern Dancer
Steinbeck, John     Author Lived in Eagle Rock several times [click here for more information]
Stowe, Madeline 1958-   Actress,  Film debut "Stakeout", 1987; Member of TV "Raines" cast, 2007
Swan, Anna     First library
Swan,  Howard   Addison Way Taught Chorale at ERHS & Oxy
Swanson, Emil     Owner Eagle Rock Lumber
Taylor, Jesse H     Eagle Rock City Trustee ca 1922
Thompson, Marshall 1926-1992   Actor, Occidental College student, was on cross country team; in 1994 left Oxy fro movies "To Hell and Back"; host of TV's "Daktari
Thrasher, Edward L.     Councilman ca 1935
Tritch, Stewart   Colorado Blvd. Owner of Tritch Hardware. Father of Merritt and Jack, the current owners, and Stewart, who died in World War II.
Trumbo, Dalton     Blacklisted Hollywood Writer,  Mitzi Trumbo
Tucker, Sean D.  Algoma Ave. 1970 Graduate of Eagle Rock High School.  He was inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame in the last couple of years and is considered the world's finest aerobatic pilot and flies the most sophisticated aerobatic plane in the world.
Vallance, George T.     Vallance sang Scottish songs on radio, produced the opening show for Yosemite (Eagle) Theater. He was married to Harry Lauder’s sister.  He owned and managed grocery stores.
Varble, H.A. Vincent Ave. Photographed several panoramas of ER valley and class photos for East (San Raphael) School
Verdugo, Jose Maria Received grant for Rancho San Raphael from the King of Spain
Verdugo, Julio     Last Verdugo family owner of Rancho San Raphael
Veysey, Charles F.      Politician
Wagner, Lindsay Lolita Actor   [more information in wikipedia]
Wildey, Otto G. Developer of ER, Built LA coluseum and many others as contractor, President LA Yacht club.Traveled to Tahiti from 1931 thru 1936 to escape depression.
Wilson, Scott Founder Northeast Trees, Agriculture teacher at Eagle Rock High School
Woods, Elizabeth     ERHS Eagles Scream Founder
Young, Charles W.     born in Illinois,  First Eagle Rock City Board of Trustees 1911,   House "Castle Crags" above Ellis Ave., Eagle Rock City Clerk
Young, Emma Elinor     Longtime chair of the California History and Landmarks section of the Womens Twentieth Century Club, She was a friend and mentor to many authors, most famously, John Steinbeck.

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