CANFIELD CEMETERY 

(DOUMECQ PLAINS)

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T29N R1E Sec 19  45.8438N 116.370W

**Special thanks to Terry Cochran for all the work he has done 

the last few years cleaning up the cemetery**

 

 

Canfield Cemetery (2009)

(Cemetery. School Sign and headstone photos courtesy of Eldon and Carol Anglen)

 

 

Canfield School Sign

 

 

*Information from Mrs. Gerald Smith in 1976 - The Canfield Cemetery is located on the Doumecq Plains - between the Salmon River and the Snake River.  It is located beside the old Canfield Schoolhouse site.   The records had always been in the possession of a descendent of the original Shinn family that homesteaded on Doumecq, a Maurice Shinn.  However, in 1976 the cemetery records were missing.  Mr. Shinn suggested to Mrs. Gerald Smith, of Grangeville, that she contact Edwyn Fick, the grandson of William Fick, another homesteader of the early years.  This she did.  Mr. Fick visited her and was able to give the names of the others that were buried there, but had no markers.  She also contacted Mr. John E. Morgan of Moscow, Idaho, whose sister is buried in the cemetery.  He was able to give her personal information on the Morgan family. 

In 2009, the site coordinator was contacted by Janet Boom, who so graciously gave me even more information about some of the area families and their burials.  And another descendant, Carol Choquette shared more information and photos.

If you have a relative that is not listed or you have information on any of the area homesteaders, please email me.  I would be happy to add the information to this site.  

 

If you are a family member and want a photo that is not watermarked, please email me.  I will be happy to forward one to you for your personal use.

 

                               DON'T FORGET TO CHECK THE OBITUARIES FOR YOUR SURNAME.  

SURNAME GIVEN NAME BIRTH DATE DEATH DATE NOTES PHOTO
Barnet Infant Boy . . No marker or record of burial - burial remembered by Edwyn Fick

no marker

Barnett Edith May 9, 1916 May 10, 1916 Infant daughter of Eugene and Effie Barnett - dates from Idaho Death Index BarnettEdith.jpg (133265 bytes)
Campbell Zeppie (Zepha M.) March 4, 1897 September 4, 1922 Lived on Joseph Plains - burial remembered by Edwyn Fick -no marker or record of burial - dates from Idaho Death Index

no marker

Campo Mrs. . abt. 1912 Mother of James Campo - burial remembered by Edwyn Fick - no marker    (Click for obit)

no marker

Clark Charlie . Dec. 31, 1918 Died of the flu - burial remembered by Edwyn Fick - no marker or record of burial - date from Idaho Death Index

no marker

Cochran Delbert James Jan. 22, 1935 Sept. 17, 2007 Cremains

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Fick Edwin "Dutch" June 13, 1908 Nov 2, 1991 Info from his obit - died at age 83, born in Canfield; son of Vilas & Etta (Hesterman) Fick.  Survived by a brother, Jack Fisk and a sister Enid Fick, and a nephew Bill Fisk of Doumecq Plains

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Fick William 1844 1919 Pioneer homesteader on Doumecq Plains, his homestead was located on the "point" which is now part of the Pete Johnson property.  He was born in Pennsylvania and was a Civil War Veteran.  His son Vilas Fick died in 1938 and is buried in Harrison, Idaho.

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Hamilton Baby 1917 1917 Burial remembered by Edwyn Fick - no marker or record of burial. **New information added 2/8/2012 courtesy of Chris Cornett.  See obituary

no marker

Jones Mildred (infant) . abt. 1911-1913 Daughter of Oscar Jones. Died at age 2 years. Burial remembered by Edwyn Fick - no marker or record of burial

no marker

Jones Samuel Poland July 20, 1834 Mar. 28, 1913 Father of Oscar Jones. Born in Monongalia Co. WV, died in Canfield. 

*notes from Janet Boom - Samuel P. Jones homesteaded in the area and later gave the homestead to Oscar M. Jones. After Oscar married Charlotte they lived on the homestead.  When it was sold they moved to Bellingham, Wa.  They later returned to Idaho.  Samuel ran the Lyon's ferry boat on the Salmon River.  He hurt his leg which caused his death in Canfield.  There was no funeral home so a good carpenter friend made the casket and the neighbors helped to bury him. Her mother, Elizabeth Shinn and the small daughter, Mildred Shinn,  is also in the same place. 

no marker

McCulley Dorothy Ruth Dec. 28, 1913 Jan. 19, 1920 Double stone with Helen Muriel McCulley

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McCulley Helen Muriel Apr. 21, 1926 Aug. 16, 1926 Double stone with Dorothy Ruth McCulley

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Ripley Herald M. May 6, 1917 Aug. 2, 1920 Headstone inscription: "Our Darling"

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Ryan Jesse O. Aug 13, 1922 Feb. 7, 1995 .

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Shinn Charlie (infant) . . Burial remembered by Edwyn Fick - no marker or record of burial

no marker

Shinn Elizabeth Geneviev Mar. 29, 1864 Apr. 8, 1930 Came from Nebraska - Wife of Benjamin Shinn who died in Nebraska.  Headstone Inscription: "Pioneer of Doumecq Plains"

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Shinn Georgia Bousman Aug 14, 1865 Oct. 8, 1938 Headstone inscription: "Mother" - from Ailor Funeral Home Record: She was born Aug 18, 1865 in Lafayette Co., MO; Died Oct. 8, 1938 in Cottonwood; father Joseph Bousman B. born VA; mother Anna Mary Montage

*From Findagrave.com - Georgia is the daughter of Joseph H. Bousman and Anna Mary Montanye both of West Virginia she married Henry A. Shinn in 1888 in Nebraska City, Otoe, Nebraska their children were Fleecie, Frankie, Joseph, Fannie, Juneth, Horace, Julia, and Betty

Shinn photos courtesy of: Carol Choquette

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Shinn Henry Alexander Jul 29, 1865 Apr. 10, 1923 Headstone inscription: "Father

*From Findagrave.com - Henry met and married Georgia Bousman in Nebraska. They relocated to Canfield, Doumecq Plains, Idaho and raised their children. Henry was instrumental in getting a school built there for his children and several other families. 

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Shinn Maurice Apr 29, 1918 Apr 4, 1997 Uncle To Many, Friend To All

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Smith Mary Morgan Sept. 27, 1909 1935 Father was Clarence E. Morgan. Mother, Agnes Morgan, was still living in 1975 at age 87 yrs.  Mary Morgan Smith was born at Canfield, Idaho; married Lloyd L. Smith in 1927; cause of death: lengthy illness; her grave is enclosed in a very attractive iron fence with a very nice tombstone reading "I am the resurrection and the life, John 1:26"  In 1975 she had one son in Fayetteville N.C., a brother John E. Morgan lived in Moscow in 1975. ( From Ailor Funeral record: Agnes Mary Smith b. Sept 22, 1909 at Canfield; d. Oct 6, 1935 at Canfield; father Clarence C. Morgan b. OR; mother Agnes Woods b. England) Clarence Morgan settled on Doumecq in 1893

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Toman Mary  Dec. 20 1905 Mar. 1916 Sister to Mike and Henry Toman

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Unknowns . . . Idaho County Voices states that 4 people died in the winter of 1913 and were buried here.  No names given

no markers

Wells Albert James July 23, 1914 Apr 7, 1915 .

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