DATE OF DEATH
Simon Monserrate Mezes was the founder of Redwood City, a town he wanted to call "Mezesville." He became a legal agent of Luis Arguello & family, who had a 35,000 acre Spanish land grant. Mezes plotted the town and set aside land for a school, park, and courthouse. His remains were removed from the Union Cemetery in the 1950s.
Historic Union Cemetery Page: Simon Monserrate Mezes
Historical Blog: Mezes Park (Tank Park)