ASHCRAFT, Granville “Bud” Plummer

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Grave of Granville Ashcraft
Etna Cemetery, Etna, California

ASHCRAFT, Granville “Bud” Plummer (1911-1966) [SS#547-18-1523], Missouri-born naturalist, member of the Cooper Ornithological Club and physician who served as a captain in the medical corps during World War II. Prior to the war, Ashcraft collected specimens (birds and lizards) on at least seven of the eight California Channel Islands. His specimens are at the Los Angeles County Museum. In 1938 he was with Loye Miller on San Miguel Island. He was also associated with the Hancock Foundation.

Ashcraft married Marie Louise Fulkerson and they had five children: Robert, Edward, Thomas, Theresa and Margaret. While living in the small rural town of Etna, California, Ashcraft pioneered the use of a helicopter for medical missions.


Ashcraft collected on:

  • Anacapa Island (1938)
  • San Clemente Island (1939)
  • San Miguel Island (1938)
  • Santa Barbara Island (1938, 1939, 1940)
  • Santa Catalina Island (1941)
  • Santa Cruz Island (1938, 1939, 1941)
  • Santa Rosa Island (1938)

Ashcraft died in Yreka, California on July 19, 1966 at age 55 and is buried in Etna Cemetery, Siskiyou County, California.



Island Collections~
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Anacapa Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 1, 1938 LACM-5338 Uta stansburiana Herps
Anacapa Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 1, 1938 LACM-5339 Uta stansburiana Herps


San Clemente Island

1939 LACM birds



San Miguel Island

1938 LACM birds



Santa Barbara Island

1938 LACM birds

1939 LACM birds

1940 LACM birds


Santa Catalina Island

1941 LACM birds


Santa Cruz Island

8/1/1938 LACM herps

9/1/1938 LACM herps

1939 LACM birds

3/23/1941 LACM herps


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-005029 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-005030 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-005031 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-005032 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-005033 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020005 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020006 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020007 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020008 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020009 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020010 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020011 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020012 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020013 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020014 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020015 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020016 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020017 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020018 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020019 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020020 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020021 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020022 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020023 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-020024 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 9, 1938 LACM-020118 Tadarida brasiliensis mexicana Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 9, 1938 LACM-020123 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 12, 1938 LACM-022023 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 12, 1938 LACM-022024 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 12, 1938 LACM-022025 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 12, 1938 LACM-022026 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 12, 1938 LACM-022027 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 12, 1938 LACM-022028 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 12, 1938 LACM-022029 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 12, 1938 LACM-022030 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 12, 1938 LACM-022024 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 12, 1938 LACM-022031 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 12, 1938 LACM-022032 Antrozous pallidus pacificus Mammals
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Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM March 23, 1941 LACM-611 Batrachoseps pacificus Herps
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM March 23, 1941 LACM-612 Batrachoseps pacificus Herps
Santa Cruz Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM March 23, 1941 LACM-613 Batrachoseps pacificus Herps


Santa Rosa Island

1938 LACM birds


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Rosa Island G. P. Ashcraft LACM August 2, 1938 LACM-27135 Sceloporus occidentalis Herps