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Anderson Cemetery


Anderson Cemetery is located in the SW quarter of 27-7-25 in Gettysburg Township and was originally part of the homestead of John Anderson. Mr. Anderson, formerly of Missouri, was residing in Millbrook where he was managing Howell Bros. Lumber Co. when he became ill in March 1888. Knowing he was going to die, he requested to be buried on his farm in Gettysburg Township and his daughter's grave also be moved there. Although Mr. Anderson died and was buried in March 1888, his funeral services were not held until the following Memorial Day (then known as Decoration Day).

On July 8, 1890 the cemetery was platted by C. E. Atkin Co., Surveyor and is 360 feet square, containing three acres and two-one hundredths. A five-member board of directors was elected on July 14, 1894: D. C. Stotts, Benjamin Smith, G. C. Godard, George Baird and W. C. Brown.

Photo of Anderson Cemetery gate


The following is a letter received by Mrs. Chas. Heskett and will be of interest to many Morland readers as Mrs. Scott Stewart will be remembered here as Gladys Baird, of Russell and Robert Baird of San Leandro, California.


Coldwater, Kansas

Mrs. Charles Heskett
Morland, Kansas

Dear Mrs. Heskett,

During Memorial weekend, I went to the Anderson cemetery where my parents, Alice and George Baird, are buried. This was my first visit since their deaths and I expected a disappointing experience, for the little cemetery always looked so neglected. When I saw the neat graves, fresh green grass and the names over the entrance, I wanted to say "Thank You" to your club for what you have done. The visit was a source of much satisfaction to our children, to be able to lay flowers on the graves of so many of my people. Thank you again for doing what I should have helped to do all these years. If I can do anything to help, please let me know.

Sincerely yours,

Mrs. Scott Stewart

[Source: The Morland Monior (Morland, Kansas), 5 August 1948. Submitted by site-owner.]



Directions: On U.S. Hwy 24, approximately 1.25 miles west of the Morland exit, turn North on 130 Avenue. Continue driving North for three miles then turn East (right) on T Road. The cemetery is on the North side of the road, less than one-half mile after the turn.

The "Other Information" column may contain information not on the marker and/or data garnered through the transcriber's research.

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Surname Given Names Birth Date Death Date Inscription Other information Photo
ANDERSON John   3/19/1888 Age 51ys, 6 ms, 24 dys Same stone as his daughter, Lena Anderson. His wife was Sarah Josephine (Hubbard) Anderson. Obit Link to photo
ANDERSON Lena   12/2/1887 Daughter of J & S.J.
Age 1 y, 10 ms, 3 dys.
Same stone as John Anderson. Daughter of John & Sarah (Hubbard) Anderson. Obit Link to photo
BAIRD Alice M. (Hubbard) 1866 1932   Between David L. & Baby Baird stone and George B. Baird. Daughter of Robert G. and Mary Ann (Dennelsbeck) Hubbard; wife of George B. Baird. Obit Link to photo
BAIRD Baby 1897 1897   Same stone as David L. Baird. Link to photo
BAIRD Bessie (Phillips) 1855 1943   Wife of James Baird. Funeral record. Link to photo
BAIRD David L. 1889 1890   Same stone as Baby Baird. Newspaper mention of illness. Link to photo
BAIRD George B. 1855 1928 Father (on curbing) Between Alice M. Baird and William Baird. Husband of Alice (Hubbard) Baird. Obit Link to photo
BAIRD James M. 1850 1930   Between Nettie/Minnie and Janett B. Baird. Husband of Bessie (Phillips) Baird. Obit Link to photo
BAIRD Janett B. 10/27/1875 8/16/1906   See entry for Janett B. "Nettie" (Baird) Smith. Link to photo
BAIRD Minnie L. 1886 1894 Daughter of J & B Baird Same stone as her sister, Nettie Baird. Daughter of James and Bessie (Phillips) Baird. Link to photo  Link to close-up photo
BAIRD William 1819 1893   Between George B. Baird and Nettie & Minnie Baird stones. Father of James and George Baird buried here. Link to photo  Link to close-up photo  Link to photo of single stone
BELL Elijah Nelson 12/17/1864 5/5/1946   Same stone as his wife, Flora A. Bell. Obit Link to photo
BELL Flora A. 1868 1951   Same stone as her husband, Nelson Bell. Obit Link to photo
BELL Infant Daughter   6/15/1906   Same stone as Viola Bell. Link to photo
BELL Viola 9/26/1907 4/8/1909   Same stone as Infant Dau. Bell. Link to photo
BLACK Beatrice Laverne 10/1929 4/1930   Unmarked. Daughter of Thomas & Ora (Bell) Black. Newspaper and Death index.  
BLACK Infant Daughter   6/1912   Unmarked. Daughter of Thomas & Ora (Bell) Black. Death index.  
BLACK Thomas David 1880 1931   Actual birth date was 30 May 1879 (appears on 1880 census as a 1-year-old ). Husband of Ora May Bell whose second husband was a Morton. Funeral record. Link to photo
BLAZIER Bernice Mildred 11/23/1905 9/17/1909   Daughter of Lewis J. and Minnie M. (Dorman) Blazier. Obit Link to photo  Link to close-up photo
CARVER Arizona Bingham 1859 1907   Husband of Hannah Jane Watt Link to photo
CARVER Hannah Jane (Watt) 1863 3/26/1931   Wife of Arizona B. Carver. (Source: "Gradan, A Memory" by Ruth Gross McAllister.) Unmarked. Obit  
CARVER John Ethan 1894 1962   Son of Arizona B. Carver. Link to photo
COFFMAN Frances (Carver) 1902 1/20/1933   Daughter of Arizona B. Carver. Obit Link to photo
DAWSON Circea Anne (Purcell)   9/7/1894 In tenderest memory of Circea Dawson wife of John S. Dawson. Died at Goshen Kan. Sep. 7 1894 Aged 23 ys, 6 mo, 12 ds. First wife of Kansas Supreme Court Justice John Dawson. Daughter of John H. and Elizabeth (Cox) Purcell. Link to photo
DAWSON Clive Arno 7/30/1912 5/19/1913 Our Darling Baby Son of John S. Dawson and second wife, Mary E. Kline. Link to photo
DOLLAHITE Leonard L. 12/24/1824 3/1/1904   Father of Francena (Dollahite) Nicholson. Link to photo
EMMONS Edith Ellen 7/25/1888 3/8/1896   Daughter of George and Ida Emmons, both of whom are buried in Lenora South Cemetery, Norton County. Link to photo Link to close-up photo
FOLTZ Charles Henry 12/8/1849 2/12/1943   Same stone as his first wife, Lovia Isabelle Foltz. Obit Link to photo
FOLTZ Lovia Isabelle (Hubbard) 3/5/1850 7/10/1902   Same stone as her second husband, Charles Henry Foltz. Daughter of Robert G. Hubbard; mother of Delia (Brooks) Seltzer. Obit Link to photo
FOX Martin H. 7/21/1843 3/3/1890   Son-in-law of Robert G. Hubbard; husband of Mary Ann Hubbard. Link to photo
GODARD Cornelius H. "Neal" 1873 9/4/1908   Son of George C. Goddard. Obit Link to photo
GODARD Lottie (Toll) 3/4/1885 7/15/1955 Our Beloved Mother Daughter of Richard & Rachel (White) Toll; wife of Cornelius "Neal" Godard. Obit Link to photo
GODDARD George C. 2/14/1836 1/14/1899   Same stone as his second wife, Lucinda O. (Earhart) Goddard.
Military marker: Co E; 1 Ark Cav; CSA; Feb 14 1836; Jan 14 1900
Death year on military marker is correct. (Source: People's Revielle, 17 Jan 1900) Obit
Link to photo  Link to military marker photo
GODDARD Lucinda O. (Earhart) 11/16/1848 9/18/1918   Same stone as her husband, George C. Goddard. Daughter of John Stanger and Elizabeth (Williams) Earhart. Obit Link to photo
GODDARD Ricky Dean "Rick" 8/5/1949 8/20/2007   Great grandson of George Columbus & Lucinda Octava (Earhart) Goddard. Obit Portrait of Rick   Link to photo
Link to photo   Link to photo
HANSEN P. Martin 1884 1909     Link to photo
HANSEN Hans 1842 1922 Father   Link to photo
HANSEN Henry Milton 1893 1984   Obit Link to photo
HANSEN Mabel Moss 1895 1995     Link to photo
HANSEN Marie 1853 1910 Mother   Link to photo
HANSEN Wayne Moss 3/17/1919 7/26/1933   Obit Link to photo
HILL Alfred B. "A. B." 1906 1926   Alfred Benjamin "Billy" Hill, son of Ben and Hattie (Goddard) Hill, died of blood poisoning. Obit Link to photo
HILL Ben 1882 1937   Son of Benjamin & Alzina (Burge) Hill; husband of Hattie (Goddard) Hill. Obit Link to photo Link to photo of family marker
HILL Hattie (Godard) 1882 1930   Daughter of George C. & Lucinda (Earhart) Goddard; wife of Benjamin H. Hill, Jr. Obit Link to photo Link to photo of family marker
HILL Ina M. (Pratt) 1906 1999   Same stone as her husband, Millard Hill. Daughter of George H. & Esther Pratt. Link to photo
HILL Infant 1       Unmarked. (Source: Graham Co. Historical Society)  
HILL Infant 2   1916   Unmarked. (Source: Graham Co. Historical Society)  
HILL Millard "Slim" 1903 1964   Same stone as his wife, Ina Hill. Son of Ben & Hattie (Goddard) Hill. Link to photo
HUBBARD Robert G. 11/20/1822 4/8/1910 Onley waiting at the portals Captain. Husband of Mary Ann Dennelsbeck; father of Mrs. George Baird and Mrs. David Baird. Obit Link to photo  Link to close-up photo  Link to photo of side inscription
HUNTINGTON Maurice 1/14/1923 1/14/1923 Son and daughter of Lillie and Guy Same stone as his sister, Nonovee Huntington. Link to photo
HUNTINGTON Nonovee 8/30/1917 9/3/1917 Son and daughter of Lillie and Guy Same stone as her brother, Maurice Huntington. Link to photo
JOHNSON Alvan Clede   9/1925   Unmarked. (Source: Graham Co. Historical Society)  
KERFOOT Isaac 1891 1894   Same stone as Lula May Nicholson, his step-father's first wife. Son of Francena (Dollahite) Kerfoot Nicholson. Link to photo  Link to photo of footstone
McCALLAN Anna 4/?/1838 9/25/1907   Same stone as her son, Scott McCallan. Obit Link to photo  Link to close-up photo
McCALLAN Della Frances   6/19/1916   Unmarked. (Source: Graham Co. Historical Society)  
McCALLAN Scott 2/23/1863 12/31/1910   Same stone as his mother, Anna McCallan. Obit Link to photo  Link to close-up photo
McKAY Esba (?)   1889     Link to photo
MORTON Ora May (Bell Black) 8/31/1891 1/3/1955   Daughter of Elijah Nelson and Flora Bell. First husband was Thomas Black; second husband was Zal Morton. Unmarked. Obit  
MOYERS Beryl   1911   Unmarked. Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Archie Moyer. About a week old. (Source: "Gradan, A Memory")  
NICHOLSON Amanda M. (Hansen) 1886 3/20/1905   Same stone as Arthur W. Nicholson. Link to photo
NICHOLSON Amos B. 3/23/1849 11/20/1910   Brother of John "Bob" Nicholson. Link to photo
NICHOLSON Arthur W. 1881 1945   Same stone as Amanda M. Nicholson. Obit Link to photo
NICHOLSON Francena C. (Dollahite Kerfoot) 7/20/1861 9/22/1931 Grandma Same stone as her second husband, John (Bob) Nicholson. Daughter of Leonard and Sarah Dollahite. Obit Link to photo
NICHOLSON Grace 1886 1947   Daughter of John "Bob" & Lula May (Cooper) Nicholson. Link to photo
NICHOLSON John "Bob" 12/25/1857 12/31/1932 Grandpa Same stone as his second wife, Francena C. (Dollahite Kerfoot) Nicholson. Obit Link to photo
NICHOLSON Larry D. 1930 1952   Obit Link to photo
NICHOLSON Lula May 1863 1888 Wife of J. R. Nicholson Same stone as Isaac Kerfoot. First wife of John (Bob) Nicholson. Link to photo
NICHOLSON Olive M. (Reh) 11/17/1904 11/18/1996   Same stone as Raymond A. Nicholson. Obit Link to photo
NICHOLSON Patricia J. 2/12/1929 10/25/2000     Link to photo
NICHOLSON Raymond A. 3/26/1906 4/21/1978   Same stone as Olive M. Nicholson. Grandson of John "Bob" Nicholson. Obit Link to photo
PERSONETT Amy Ann   3/30/1893 Dau. of John & Jane. Age 2 ys 10ms Parents were John G. and Nancy Jane (Craig) Personett; both buried in Lenora South Cemetery. Link to photo
PERSONETT Reuama F.   12/27/1889 Wife of Joseph Personett, 29ys. 10m. 10d. Maiden name was Ammon. Link to photo
SHEPHERD Girl 7/17/1909 7/21/1909   Unmarked. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Shepherd. (Source: Graham County Historical Society, Anderson Cemetery file.) Obit  
SMITH David Montgomery 12/16/1900 4/1/1917   Died of ptomaine poisoning while attending school in Hays. Son of Scott & Janett (Baird) Smith. Link to photo
SMITH Elsie M. 1896 1917   Died of Spanish Influenza at home of aunt & uncle in Pulaski, New York. Lived w/grandparents Mr. & Mrs. James Baird following death of mother, Janett "Nettie" (Baird) Smith. Father was Scott Smith. Obit Link to photo
SMITH Janett B. "Nettie" (Baird) 10/27/1875 8/16/1906 Wife of S. H. Smith Daughter of James Baird, wife of Scott Smith. Two stones for her: one shared with Minnie uses the nickname "Nettie", married surname, and has death year as 1905; the other is for "Janett B. Baird" and has the death year as 1906. Obit Link to photo Link to photo of shared stone
TOLL Jack Otis 2/20/1923 6/17/1994 [back] Father of Ray, Connie, Pam, Otis Also military marker:
PFC US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
FEB 20 1923 - JUNE 17 1994
PURPLE HEART
Son of Harry & Mattie (Crowder) Toll; grandson of Richard & Rachel (White) Toll. Obit
Link to photo Link to photo of military marker
TOLL John J 3/8/1882 2/9/1899 Son of R & R Toll Same stone as his parents, Rachel & Richard Toll. Link to close-up photo
TOLL Rachel (White) 4/9/1860 7/20/1933   Same stone as her husband, Richard, & son, John Toll. Obit Link to photo Link to photo of footstone
TOLL Richard Nicholas 4/5/1850 9/3/1898   Same stone as his wife, Rachel, & son, John Toll. Link to photo Link to photo of footstone
TREU Agnes 1894 10/15/1894 Our Daughter   Link to close-up photo
TREU John James "J. J." 1/16/1859 12/12/1938   Same stone as his wife, Meta Treu. Obit Link to close-up photo
TREU Meta 1863 6/22/1937   Same stone as her husband, John James "J. J." Treu. Maiden name was Williamson. Link to close-up photo
TREU Willie 1887 1/25/1901 Our Son   Link to close-up photo
TURNER Zenas Porter "Z. P." 1833 5/19/1890 Corp'l Z. P. Turner Co. A 63rd Ind Inf Bronze plaque: Z. P. Turner, 1833 - May 19, 1890 63rd Indiana Inf Vols Cpl Co A & K Civil War, Sheriff of Graham County 1881 Link to photo  Link to photo of historical plaque
URQUHART Alexander Duncan "A. D."   8/1895   Unmarked. Civil War Veteran. (Source: "Gradan, A Memory" & Graham Co. Historical Society.) Obit  
WHITE John 1866 1944   Brother of Rachel (White) Toll. Link to photo
WOOD Ida May (Bailey) 4/28/1872 8/24/1910   Same stone as James M. Wood. Obit Link to photo
WOOD Infant boy 8/24/1920 8/24/1910   Buried in his mother's arms. Source: Ida May (Bailey) Wood's obituary.  
WOOD James M. 5/5/1864 2/7/1933   Same stone as Ida May Wood. Link to photo

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