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Evergreen Cemetery

In the early 1880's a family by the name of Babbitt, residing on a homestead a few miles northwest of Carns, lost an infant son. There was no cemetery near, so the child was buried on the Babbitt's land. Other deaths occurred in the neighborhood, so a small plot of ground was fenced for a burying ground. Cedar trees from the Niobrara canyons were set out and the name EVERGREEN was given to the cemetery. On February 6, 1887, a Mr. Parrish was buried there, and in 1888 two men, both known to Keya Paha County history, were buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Mr. Shelly and Stephen Leach. The bodies of these two men lie at extreme lengths from one another, Mr. Shelly in the southwest corner and Mr. Leach in the northeast corner. The two were not on friendly terms, and it was said one of them had expressed a desire not to be buried near the other.

Cook, Charles01-17-192301-29-1923Baby
Draine, Mary E.11-18-1889aged 40 yrs 2 mo, 7 days-
Forgey, Mary Althea02-28-189903-12-1900Dau of W. & F.E. Forgey
Hicklin, L.??Child died from being hit on the head by a pump handle
Honne, Else02-26-189108-30-1891-
Honnen, Frank05-03-189909-08-1899Son of G. & S. Honnen
Honnen, Henry 02-28-1900 03-14-1900son of G. & S. Honnen
Leach, Stephen??-
Lusk, Charlie, E12-20-1885 ? Son of E.E. & M.W. Lusk, Aged 3 yrs, 11 mos, 18 dys
MMC ?age 65-
Paris, Eliza B.01-21-1835 03-11-1921-
Paris, H. B. 05-03-1826 02-04-1887-
Sage, Nancy E. 04-19-1858 05-14-1886 Wife of J.L. Sage, buried with infant child in her arms
Schroeder, Louis 12-20-1876 12-23-1899-
Timms, Charles F. 08-10-1891 Aged 84 yrs.-
There are other graves on this site but the stones are destroyed or unreadable.

Information contributed by Teresa Bammerlin, May, 2007 email: sandi.mccoy@yahoo.com

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