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Private Cemeteries in Ellis County
Known grave sites:

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ARNETT AREA
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MCLAREN, Howard Josiah 12-15-29 07-19-94 Cremation burial / brother of Denzil, Mrs. Dene DISHEN, Mrs. Nora Faye ROSS, and Mrs Wanda May MARTIN.
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ALLMON CEMETERY AREA Reportedly in the mid twenties there were at least three grave mounds on a knoll east of the current cemetery. The knoll no longer looks the same as it did to a small boy and his playmate. At the time the mounds of dirt were very visible and stirred the imagination of the youngsters, especially since there was a cemetery nearby.
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"GOD GAVE, HE TOOK,
HE WILL RESTORE.
HE DOETH ALL
THINGS WELL."
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"HOW MANY HOPES HE BURIED HERE"
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"DER HERR IST MEIN HIRTE MIR WIRD NIGHTS MANGELN"
(TRANSLATES TO: 23RD PSALM)
"THE LORD IS MY SHEPERD I SHALL NOT WANT"
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GEBOREN = BORN GESTORBEN = DIED
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BIRKLE LAND

SEC-7 TWP-21 R-26

BIRKLE, Mary Dorothy 12-25*73 - 06-09-05
Wife of Daniel / Nee:OLENBURGER / Born: Russia
Mother of eight children / died in childbirth
The lone grave protected by fencing is located about 2 miles west of Hwy 283 on Wolf Creek Road, north of the Ed MATTHEWS home. The land owner in 1995 was the ROOT family
BIRKLE, Infant 06-09-05 - 06-09-05
INFANT DIED--No recording of burial place. Possibly buried with Mother.
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BLACK LAND
SEC-15 TWP-18 R-21

BLACK, Chester -------- --------
Son of Arthur A. and Anna C. (Nee: HOGSETT) BLACK
He was about age 3 and was buried at the base of a cedar tree on home place east of the house. The tree no longer stands
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BURNETT LAND

SEC-1 TWP-17 R-26

SCHELBERT, Loretta Joyce 01-11-33 - 04-17-91
Her ashes were scattered on top of a hill at Loretta's request. A headstone has been placed in the area. Granddaughter of William BURNETT, who was owner of the mill at Little Robe Creek.
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BUZZARD ROOST/
LITTLE WOLF CREEK AREA

MASLIP, Richard DIED IN 1885
Dodge City Times: JULY 16 1885
"Man drowned in swollen stream of Little Wolf Creek near Buzzart Roost 20 miles south of Ft. Supply. Place of burial is unknown.
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BROWN LAND
SEC-30 TWP-17 R-22
BROWN, Gerald L. 12-18-37 - 04-21-95 Husband of Jessie
Buried on the hill behind the barn. (North of the ranch house which is in Section 5.)
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BURNETT LAND

SEC-1 TWP-17 R-26

BARKER, Goldie Ruth 03-27-35 - 09-07-97
Wife of William L. PLANA / 2nd: Bob BARKER
Sister of Mrs. Loretta Joyce SHCELBERT and Frank BURNETT
Mother of Christina, Janette and Cari'ssa
Granddaughter of William BURNETT, who was owner of the mill at Little Robe Creek.
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BAIR, Adam Wade -------- --------
3 month old son of Christina BAIR aka HUSOM
Grandson of Goldie BARKER
Grave was moved from Longmont, Colorado in 1997.
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These two graves are on top of a hill west of Ms. SCHELBERT's headstone, which is located nearer the house.
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CAMP TOUZALIN

AKA TOUZALIN SWITCH
SEC 34 TWP 22 R 26

The graves of one woman and her infant; several workers, including 5 Mexican workers who died in 1918 from the flu epidemic. All were buried near the railroad line located near Old Tousalin Switch.
Fred MEYER was the timekeeper at Camp Tousalin where about 100 Mexicans were employed when building the Highline portion of the Sante Fe Railroad upon which the "Doodlbug" traveled from Shattuck to Spearman, TX.
The Earnest Ray DANEILS family lived in tents and later in the section house. J. BROSH also lived near the camp. He had learned to speak enough Spanish that he helped Dr. GREEN communicate with the camp during the sickness.
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CARR CEMETERY

CARR LAND
SEC 12 TWP 18 R 21
CARR, Jewell Waller 03-26*77 - 06-01-05
Husband of Arlie B. DAVIS aka Mrs. Vestal PEEK.
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CARR, Laura G. 09-27*76 - 09-26-08 Wife OF J.B. CARR --------------------------------------------------------------
( Burial location unknown) CARR, Infant
Infant of Jewell W. "Bud" and Allie B. CARR
Infant died while family lived near Old Vassar Post Office.
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EPITAPH
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"ANOTHER LITTLE ANGEL
BEFORE THE
HEAVENLY THRONE"
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DUNN RANCH

SEC-11 TWP-16 R-24

This location is on Department of Wildlife Land. There is no road access.
The location of this grave is on a small knoll, approsimately 100 feet southeast of an old dougout location. This grave is of an infant or small child. An area about 4 ft. square is enclosed by an old iron bed frame. In 1996, the initials "T. S." were visible.
In 1910, the land owners were shown to be George M. SMITH and Sarah SMITH with the residence on the line between the two properties. Other land owners to the west of the known creek bed were Edson MEAD and James L. ALCORN.
It is believed that due to the location of the grave, the graved belonged to a member of the SMITH family.
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DUNN RANCH
SEC-18 TWP-16 R-23

This grave is now located on the property of the Department of Wildlive. There is no road access.
This grave is near a large white rock, in the area of what is knowns as "Ant Hill."
Land owners of Section 18 in 1910 were: Andrew W. ALCORN, Alvin EWART, Lewis ALVERSON and Normal School.
This is an unknown person buried in this site.
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"AN HONEST MAN IS
THE NOBLEST WORK
OF GOD"
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FAMILY HOMESTEAD

SEC-10 TWP-23 R19

In October of 1995 a private cemetery on the LARIMORE homestead southeast Arnett was established by Claude and Carolyn LARIMORE MONTGOMERY.
MONTGOMERY, Claude, 09-19-19 - 01-25-97 USAF RET.
Husband of Carolyn LAIRMORE aka PATTON MONTGOMERY. Father of LInda.
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EPITAPH
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"TIS FINISHED, THE CONFLICT IS OVER.
THE HEAVEN BORN SPIRIT IS FLED;
HER WISH IF ACCOMPLISHED AT LAST;
AND NOW SHE IS ENTOMBED
WITH THE DEAD."
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"FAREWELL VAIN WORLD FOR I HAVE GONE
FROM ALL THY CARES TO REST,
INTO THE BOSOM OF MY GOD
AND BE FOREVER BLESSED."
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"OUR LOVED ONE"
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"A BRAVE SOLDIER LIES BURIED HERE"
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"INFANT"
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GRAND

SEC-31 TWP-18 R-24

LESLIE, Harry (alias) William C. LATTA
Harry LESLIE, a local bartender, was killed in front of the saloon at Grand. He was not considered worthy of being buried in the Grand (Riverside) Cemetery so they buried him on a hill above the courthouse. His son later had the grave fenced.
A proper headstone has been placed. However, it bears only the name Harry LESLIE since the gentlemen who bought the headstone were unaware of the alias.
In 1993, probate records were discovered at the Ellis County Court House to prove that the man known as Harry LESLIE was William C. LATTA.
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GRAND AREA
DAY COUNTY OKLAHOMA
(Final resting place about 12 miles south of Grand.)
Actual location unknown
COOPER, Ira -----*-- 08-21*99
A newspaper account records that Ira COOPER was shot and killed by Harry J. HAMILTON. The murder trial ended in Enid, OK. Mr. HAMILTON supposedly went to Kansas, never to return again. After being pardoned, he was possibly killed in Old Mexico by Mr. COOPERS brother. It is reported that Mr. COOPERS brother returned home after a 3 year journey and said: "The jobs done."
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EPITAPH
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"SUCH IS THE KINGOM
OF HEAVEN"
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HALBERT LAND

SEC-20 TWP-17 R-22

MITCHELL, Unnamed daughter of Miles M. and Roena MITCHELL
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HAMIL LAND

SEC-7 TWP-22 R-24

Unknown number (two or three) children's graves believed to be the children of James D. LARKEY. Location believed to have been near a school house that was used as a church meeting place, thus a proper burial ground.
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HOWARD LAND

SEC-33 TWP-17 R-24

Graves of three children buried 1/4 west of Hwy 283 and Grand Road.
HOWARD, Infant b.07-12-06 - d.07-22-06
HOWARD, Twin girls b.07-03-08 - d.07-22-08
Headstones have been placed on the FIELDER property just over the fence from the HOWARD homestead.
Originally, there was a tree planted at the head of each grave. The actual grave sites have been lost to time.
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EPITAPH
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"OUR LOVED ONES FROM US HAVE GONE;
THEIR VOICES WE LOVED IS STILLED,
A PLACE IS VACANT IN OUR HOME,
WHICH NEVER CAN BE FILLED."
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IOLAND - GRAND AREA

1899
There were two murders being tried at Grand about Sept. 1, 1899.
One was of MURCHISON who allegedly shot Bob LOW -- Ioland. The other was of a Mr. HALE from the EWING ranch who allegedly shot a New Mexico cowboy. MURCHISON was found guilty. Mr. HALE's case was found to be self-defense. --------------------------------------------------------------
Died at Ioland
LOW, BOB -----*-- -----*99
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Died in Little Robe Area
UNKNOWN COWBOY -----*-- -----*99
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LONE INDIAN GRAVE
SEC-35 TWP-18 R-22
A lone Indian grave is reported to be located on the opposite end of the hill were Ike WATKINS. Exact location unknown.
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EPITAPH
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"ABSENT NOT DEAD"
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"NO PAINS, NO GRIEFS,
NO ANXIOUS FEAR CAN REACH
OUR LOVED ONE SLEEPING HERE."
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MILLER LAND

SEC-1 TWP-18 R-23

MILLER, Judd b.________ d.________ Son of John and Juanita MILLER/Cremation - Ashes scattered
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MILLSOP LAND

SEC-15 TWP-24 R-26

Graves of Mrs. Burton N. MILLSOP and two children
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MOORE LAND

AKA HALBERT LAND

- QUARANTINED SITE -

HALBERT, Elbert A. b. 07-22*91 - d. 01-30-00
Son of David POINDEXTERand Ara Belle Nee:WAGNON
HALBERT victom of small pox epidemic. The entire family had small pox.
The grave site is protected by a regulation iron railing. This railing is a commercial type fencing. Reportedly this type fencing was used to mark grave sites of disease. Small pox is one disease that never dies. In the early days anyone who traveled by would know what this grave site meant.
The HALBERT child was buried and the family cedar log home was burned along with all the belongings to try and stop the disease. A new board home structure was built across the road. Reportedly the government was in charge of the burial, burning and rebuilding of the new three room structure.
Frank MOORE was born in the new home and currently owns the land where the grave is located.
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NEGRO RESIDENTS AND HOMESTEADERS

SEC-35 TWP-18 R-22

Located on one end of Horseshoe Hill. Unaccesible. Mr. Ike WATKINS was a Negro Veteran of the Civil War. He homesteaded in the Ioland area. He lies on a hil on the land he homesteaded, north of the Ioland Cemetery.
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NEGRO FAMILY
GAGE AREA
A former resident of Ellis County stated in 1995 that in the area of "N----r Hill", two miles east of Gage there were two grandparents, two parents and one child buried near an old dugout. Apparently the grandparent was a homesteader at this location. Identity unknown at this time.

This is also the area of another incident that has been told by another source. Reportedly the parent of the family chained one of the children to a tree for discipline. The neighbors discoverd this and turned him in to the local law.

There was a daughter who reportedly left by train to make her way in the world. One report was that she left and married a railroad worker. It was reported that she returned a few years later for a short visit.
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Mr. Frank R. DELANY(DELANBY) is listed on the 1910 census as being a resident of Greenwood Township. His age was listed as 72. He was also a Negro Veteran of the Civil War. He reportedly made a statement at Grand about this country being a fine place to settle. It is not known at this time if he died in Ellis County or not.
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Approximately 13 miles south of Shattuck there was a black man my the name of COOPER who homesteaded. He left the county due to difficulties in the neighborhood.
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NEGRO GRAVESITE
JOHN NORMAN FARM
SEC-12 TWP-21 R-23W

4 1/2 MI. SOUTH OF FARGO
ON BOGGY CREEK
John "Grandpa" NORMAN shared the following story with many over the years, including his son Cecil, who passed the story on to his son Jack. Jack wishes to have this grave site documented.
"Between 1899 - 1901, a cowboy passing thru the country stopped at the John NORMN farm for water. The cowboy asked Grandpa NORMN if that 'N----r buried over there on the hill ever bothered him.' Grandpa NORMN said he "reconed not, why?"
"The cowboy recounted that he came thru there a number of years ago on a cattle drive and that they had a 'N----r' cook on the chuck wagon. It was summer time, a thunderstorm came up, lighting struck and killed the cook. We just buried him right there, boots and all."
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PEEK SCHOOL AREA

Reportedly there were about 6 to 10 graves at this location in the early days. This story has not been confirmed. It is possible since the school was used for church services in the early days.
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