The small town of Gettysburg was a little less than four miles west of present-day Hill City, north of what is now U.S. Highway 24. It was believed to have consisted of approximately 31 structures. Pieces of glass can still be found at the old town-site. Gettysburg Cemetery was a little further west and north of the town.
We are requested to say there will be a meeting held at Gettysburg on Tuesday, September 9, for the purpose of organizing a cemetery association. Now that we have had one death in our midst, we hope the people will become aroused to the importance of having a permanent resting place for the dead.
Report of Cemetery Committee.
Bowers becomes undertaker
|Surname||Given Names||Death Date||Obituary|
|BEACH||Susan A.|| Died October 19, 1879. Susan A. Beach, 47. Wife of Stephen A. Beach.
[Source: Gettysburg Lever (Gettysburg, Kansas), 24 October 1879.]
|COWLE||Girl|| The little five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cowle, living about eight miles west of town, died last Friday. The rfemains [sic] were brought to town for interment. Mrs. Cowle is a sister of Mrs. Ed Day.
[Source: Graham County Lever (Gettysburg, Kansas), 3 December 1880.]
|GRIFFIN||William|| "Died at the residence of Reverend G.W. Graham, Tuesday night at 12:00 o'clock, William Griffin, of consumption.
[Source: Graham County Lever (Gettysburg, Kansas), 4 March 1881.]
|MONROE||Martha|| Died, in childbirth, at her residence, seven miles west of ettysburg [sic], on the 5th, Martha, wife of Almer Monroe, aged 22 years. Her remains were brough [sic] to town for interment. The child is healthy and bids fair to live.
[Source: Gettysburg Lever (Gettysburg, Kansas), 9 April 1880.]
Mr. Monroe has intered [sic] the remains of his wife near our town temporarily, intending to remove them in the fall to a place beside those of a twin sister at Beloit, who died exactly one year before Mrs. Monroe in the same manner-in childbirth.
[Source: Gettysburg Lever (Gettysburg, Kansas), 23 April 1880.]
|MOORE||David|| Died September 1, 1879, of diphtheria, DAVID MOORE, six years, eleven months. Son of Annis and Laura Moore.
[Source: Gettysburg Lever (Gettysburg, Kansas), 4 September 1880.]
|MOORE||Nettie|| Died in Gettysburg, October 3, 1879. Nettie Moore, three years; daughter of Jack and Laura A. Moore; of membraneous croup. Funeral to be October 4.
[Source: Gettysburg Lever (Gettysburg, Kansas), 3 October 1880.]
|ROBINSON||Lola E.|| Died in Gettysburg, September 9, 1879, Lola E. Robinson, one year, 10 months, 16 days. Diphtheria. Daughter of Ira and Annettie Robinson.
[Source: Gettysburg Lever (Gettysburg, Kansas), 11 September 1879.]
|SMITH||Girl|| A dear little girl of Mr. W. Smith's family, of Rock Creek, was buried in Gettysburg Cemetery on Thursday of last week. Only fifteen months on earth, but an eternity in heaven.
[Source: Hill City Reveille (Hill City, Kansas), 18 June 1886.]
|VanNATTA||Infant Daughter|| Died on Monday, August 2, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William VanNatta, aged about nine months. the remains were brought to town for interment.
[Source: Graham County Lever (Gettysburg, Kansas), 6 August 1880.]
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