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Rock Creek Cemetery

Photo of Rock Creek Cemetery                 Cemetery gate photo


From microfilm of the plat map:
[Contributed by Jan Beecher]

Rock Creek Valley Cemetery

Contains one square acre, clear of the usual allowance of 30 feet for public roads
It is located in NW corner of Sec. 34-T7-R24 of Graham Co. Kansas.
Laid out in 4 blocks of 21 lots each.
Divided by N and S driveway of 8 feet wide and E and W driveway of 8 feet wide.
Lots on the N of Block 1 and 2 are 28 feet long and 10 feet wide. The other 2 tiers are 32? feet long and 10 feet wide. Lots 3 and 4 are the same.
Lots in each block are divided by an alleyway N. and S, and E and W, of 5 feet.
There is a margin between lots and boundary line N and S and E and W of 6 feet.
Cemetery survey done Feb. 23rd, 1898.
Cemetery measures 333 1/3 chains on all sides.
(Chain=100 links A link is 7.92 inches. One chain=66 feet. Cemetery is 220 feet, by 220 feet.)


Directions: On U.S. Hwy 24, approximately 1.25 miles west of the Penokee exit, turn North on 190 Avenue. Continue driving North for three miles. The cemetery is on the East side of the road at the intersection of 190 Avenue and T Road, and the gate is on the North.

The "Other Information" column may contain information garnered through the transcriber's research.

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Surname Given Names Birth Death Insciption Notes Photo
BELVEAL J. Floyd
1871
1931
Father Husband of Minnie W. Porter. Link to photo
BELVEAL Ralph P.
1905
1917
  Son of John Floyd & Minnie (Porter) Belveal. Link to photo
DOPP Beulah D. (Belveal)
1903
1925
  Daughter of John Floyd & Minnie (Porter) Belveal. Link to photo
EDWARDS Harvey
5/12/1874
1/23/1917
  Homemade concrete marker. Son of Norman Ulysses & Luzetta (Blodgett) Edwards; husband of Nellie Maude Bell. Link to photo
EDWARDS Luzetta (Blodgett)
6/6/1843
1/9/1917
  Homemade concrete marker. Daughter of Darrow and Malinda (Sneer) Blodgett; wife of Norman Ulysses Edwards. Link to photo
EDWARDS Norman
 
 
Co. K 65 Ohio Inf. Son of Alpheus & Leah (Schriner) Edwards. Was married 3 times: Elisabeth Melissa Hastings, Sophie Bish, and Luzetta Blodgett. Link to photo
EVANS Billie G.
6/19/1925
9/12/1926
  Son of Ova Martin & Mary (Carver) Evans. Link to photo
EVANS Dale LaVerne
8/18/1932
7/6/1933
  Son of Ova Martin & Mary (Carver) Evans. Link to photo
EVANS Mary (Carver)
5/11/1898
10/14/1932
  Daughter of Arizona Bingham & Hanna Jane (Watt) Carver; wife of Ova Martin Evans. Link to photo
EVANS Mary D. (McDowall)
1869
1941
  Daughter of William Martin & Mary Ellen (Headley) McDowall; wife of Thomas Harvey Evans; niece of Mary Ellen (McDowall) Merwin. Obit Link to photo
EVANS Thomas H.
1863
1935
  Son of Harvey & Lydia Evans; husband of Mary D. McDowall. Obit  
GODDARD Patricia Ann (Schuricht)
9/22/1933
12/28/1992
Our Beloved Mother Daughter of Albert "Al" & Frances "Pete" (Watson) Schuricht. Link to photo
GOFF Elnora F.
12/13/1900
7/10/1922
Dau. of J. W. & Lovie Martin Goff   Link to photo
GRAHAM Claudene
3/11/1907
3/7/1908
Dau. of G. W. and N. E. Daughter of George and Nancy (Herington) Graham. Obit Link to photo
GRAHAM Pearl E.
7/15/1902
7/6/1909
  Daughter of George and Nancy (Herington) Graham. Obit Link to photo
HODSON Alma Jennie (Stephens)
 
1929
  Unmarked.  
HODSON Phillip
4/19/1849
11/20/1911
  Unmarked. Civil War veteran. His wife, Alma Jennie Stephens, died in 1929 and was buried at Hill City. [Source: Graham County Historical Society and Jan Beecher] Obit  
LOTRIDGE Shirley Ann
5/14/1937
5/15/1937
    Link to photo
McDOWALL  
 
 
  Native limestone severely eroded. Link to photo
McDOWALL Samuel Douglas
2/22/1812
1896
  Possibly either unmarked or the McDowall native limestone marker. Obit  
MERWIN James D.
3/17/1862
4/5/1906
  Woodman of the World (tall marker of a tree stump) marker. Son of James William & Mary Ellen (McDowall) Merwin. Link to photo  Link to photo
MERWIN James W.
3/24/1838
3/23/1902
  Son of James & Sabra (Knott) Merwin; husband of Mary Ellen McDowall. Link to photo
MERWIN Joseph
9/20/1907
12/20/1908
  Unmarked. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Merwin. Obit  
MERWIN Joseph Marten
1/14/1864
6/17/1916
  Son of James William & Mary Ellen (McDowall) Merwin. Link to photo
MERWIN Mary Ellen (McDowall)
7/23/1837
6/6/1923
Wife of James W. Merwin; She was the last of the 1879 homesteaders on Rock Creek. Daughter of Samuel & Delilah (Martin) McDowall. Link to photo
ODLE Malinda C.
8/31/1860
5/19/1913
Wife of S. H. Odle   Link to photo
ODLE S. H.
1872
1933
    Link to photo
PARKS Albert Newton
1857
1925
  Husband of Mary Ella Newman, who is buried in Hill City Cemetery. Link to photo
PARKS Alta Clara
 
1/24/1898
9 mo. 2 days; Dau. of A. N. & Mary E. Parks Daughter of Albert Newton & Mary Ella (Newman) Parks. Link to photo
PARKS Ella Alberta
12/8/1899
3/5/1918
  This stone has fallen. Link to photo
PARKS George William
7/20/1893
12/27/1951
  Son of Albert Newton & Mary Ella (Newman) Parks. Link to photo
PHELPS John H.
1858
1928
    Link to photo
PHELPS Melissa
1/31/1853
3/5/1920
  Unmarked.  
ROLLS Baby
 
 
  Possibly two Super children, William and an infant girl, are buried here. [Source: Jan Beecher] Link to photo
RUBERSON James Arthur
9/13/1903
8/27/1906
Son Son of James Dudley & Grace Angeline (Merwin) Ruberson. Link to photo
RUBERSON James Dudley
12/31/1877
5/18/1923
Father Husband of Grace Angeline Merwin; son-in-law of James William & Mary Ellen (McDowall) Merwin. Article about his death in a train collision.
RUBERSON Richard
5/13/1908
4/26/1928
Son Son of James Dudley & Grace Angeline (Merwin) Ruberson. Obit
SUPER William
11/27/1931
11/27/1931
  Possibly one of two Super children marked as "Baby Rolls". Son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Super. [Source: Jan Beecher] Obit  
UNKNOWN  
 
 
  Large rectangular limestone with 2 holes drilled down. Possibly says "Father". Link to photo
UNKNOWN  
 
 
  Small gray stone; if lettering existed, it is now too weathered to identify. Link to photo
WAGGLE Luther Harold
12/22/1920
1/8/1921
Son of W. C. Waggle Son of William C. & Mettie E. Waggle. Link to photo

Contributors:  Site-owner and Src #2

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