JOHN DAY CEMETERY

Listing Contributed by: Carol Anglen

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  Clara Smith's data states that "the only known records to the cemetery were burnt many years ago in a house fire...the only records are from copying stones that are there. Walked in 1992 by Katherine Sewell and daughter and in 1999 by Carol Anglen. * An asterisk indicates notes that were taken from previous inventory

All Photos contributed by Michael "Mags" Shaw,  IDGenWeb.  

They can also be found at the Idaho Tombstone Project Page

 

Don't forget to check the Obituaries for your surname
SURNAME GIVEN NAME BIRTH DEATH *NOTES - "STONE INSCRIPTIONS

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ALKIRE Cleo       see Cleo Large .
ALKIRE George S. 14 Jul 1851 18 Jul 1915  *Mr. Alkire was a placer miner, homesteaded on Wet Gulch below Lucile. He set out a small orchard and raised cattle and mined, later buying a ranch on John Day Creek, living there the remainder of his life. He married Anna Belle Culley, they had 4 child

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ALKIRE Josh H. 4 Apr 1895 15 May 1950  *son of George and Anna Belle Culley Alkire  born in John Day died Riggins Hot Springs .
ALKIRE Lark G. 1885 1949  *son of George and Anna Belle Culley Alkire

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BAKER Charles E. 2 Aug 1891 1 Apr 1920  

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BAKER Daniel D. 1847 1933  dbl stone with Jessie

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BAKER Henry C. 20 Aug 1893 11 Feb 1983  - "PVT US ARMY WW I" - Veterans of Foreign Wars emblem

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BAKER James M. 1882 1952  

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BAKER Jessie F. 1857 1952  dbl stone with James M.

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BAKER Wilford M. 22 Jun 184 17 Sep 1964  

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BARR Ethel M. 27 Aug 1916 12 Feb 1990  dbl stone with Robert E. .
BARR Robert E. 21 Aug 1918 19 Apr 1994   .
BAVER Doris Gordon 1918 ____   .
BAVER Karl Kermit 1909 1977   dbl stone w/ Doris Baver .
BECKROGE Henry   14  Jun 1877  - "In the midst of life, we are in death - aged 21 yrs 2 mo 11 dys" - massacred by the Indians with Henry Elfers while haying. From his grave you can see across the river to the field where he died.

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BELT Logan L. 31 May 1914 30 Jan 1998  - "Father - Married Oct. 9, 1938" .
BELT Lydia L. 28 feb 1914 ____   dbl stone w/ William E. .
BELT Viola M. 17 Apr 1916 _____  - "Mother" .
BELT William E. 26 Jun 1910 8 Feb 1990  - "Married Aug 13, 1950" - dbl stone with Lydia L. .
BENTLEY Amy 1873 4-1927  

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BENTZ Carl Paxton 11 Nov 1897 28 Jul 1990   .
BENTZ Erva Jessie Myrtle Halverson 28 Dec 1894 21 Apr 1981   dbl stone w/ Carl Bentz .
BLAND Robert   13 Jun 1877  - "Killed in Nezperce Indian War" - next to Beckroge

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BOTSFORD Mary Sams 22 Dec 1839 17 Nov 1926  - "Gone But Not Forgotten"  - *the inscription  is on top of stone and nearly unreadable in 1999 - *at one time she had a dress making shop in Grangeville - mother of Capitola Elfers .
BROWN Elizabeth G. 12  Jun 1908 11 Jan 1988  dbl stone with Herbert Brown .
BROWN Ernest O. 1868 1929  dbl stone w/ Florence F. Brown - *father of Herbert E., he had a stagecoach line from Riggins to Grangeville in the early days.

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BROWN Florence F. 1864 1950  dbl stone with Ernest O. Brown

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BROWN Herbert E. 10 Feb 1901 3 Mar 1971  dbl stone w/ Elizabeth G. Brown .
CALL Loretta       see Harry Deasy .
CLARK Gary L. 2 May 1936 2 May 1936   .
CLAY Polly Oct 1925 Sep 1989   .
CLEARY Catherine M. 1845 1932  - "Mother" - *mother of Henry Elfers - widow of Henry Jurdin Elfers who was killed by Indians 1877 .
CLEARY Philip   19 Nov 1895  - "Age 57 yrs, 8 mos, 13 dys" - *2nd husband of Catherine Elfers - Mr. Cleary homesteaded in the area, and ran a hotel on the stage route - he was also a partner of Henry Elfers.

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COLE Henrietta       see T.Jeff Deasy .
CONWAY Sarah      see Arthur Cornett .
CORNETT Arthur Lee 8 Feb 1894 20 Apr 1947  - "OKLAHOMA PVT. 162 DEPOT BRIG WW I"  *born in Whitefield OK, son of Lewis Cornett and Sarah Conway - drowned in Salmon River

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CORNETT Wayne M. 28 Jul 1928 8 Aug 1978  - "He Has Come Home To The Hills That He Loved" .
CULLEY Anna Belle      see Anna Belle Alkire .
CYR Ruth 1912 _____   triple stone with Guy Deasy and T.Jeff Deasy .
DAVIS Jay Lee 16 Oct 1934 25 Dec 1997  - "SP4 US ARMY" davis2773gph.jpg (159850 bytes)
DEASY Guy 1910 1981   triple stone with Ruth Cyr and T.Jeff Deasy .
DEASY Harry 18 Oct 1881 26 Dec 1944  *born in Goldale, NV died at home, son of Michael Deasy & Loretta Call, homesteaded on John Day Creek.

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DEASY Henrietta 4 Jul 1844 7 Mar 1909  a cross shaped stone

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DEASY Herman 1897 1899  - "Son" - dbl stone with father, Michael - footstone "H.D." .
DEASY Jessie 4 May 1888 4 Jun 1939   same type stone as Harry Deasy

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DEASY John Peter 5 Mar 1871 2 May 1906  - "Beloved son of M. & H.D. Deasy - Aged 35 yrs, 1 mo. 28 ds"  *he had a very good singing voice and sang at public gatherings, bother of Harry and Michael

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DEASY Michael   13 May 1902 Aged 68 Years"   *brother of Harry

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DEASY Michael 1869 1917  - "Father" - footstone "M.D." dbl stone with son Herman - *obit August 1917 says he was found dead lying on bed fully clothed at Moore's Station by forest ranger - age 48 years, 5 months, and 26 days old, came to Idaho in 1883, married Metta Delmage in  .
DEASY T.Jeff 1885 1962   triple stone with Guy Deasy and Ruth Cyr -  *born Jan 17, 1885 at Freedom, ID, died Nov 26, 1962 at Clarkston WA, son of Michael Deasy born Ireland and Henrietta Cole born Baltimore .
DEVINE Richard   13 Jun 1877  - "Age 52 Years - Gone But Not Forgotten" -  *first settler killed by the Indians in the Nezperce War. .
EASTMAN Isaac W. 1885 1918   *Ike born 12 Apr 1885 died 1 Jun 1948 in Ellensburg WA. *Lived up John Day Creek, also worked in the mines in Norden, Idaho. .
ELFERS Capitola Lois 1872 1966   *taught school at John Day, dau/o Mary S. Botsford .
ELFERS Jurdin Henry 1874 1962   *husband of Capitola Lois Elfers

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ELFERS Jurdin Henry   14 Jun 1877  - "Where immortal spirits reign, There we shall meet again. Age 42 yrs. 4 mo. 12 ds."  - *massacred by the Indians in NezPerce War .
ELFERS Loine 8 Mar 1905 11 Mar 1905  - "For Of Such Is The Kingdom Of Heaven" - dau/o Henry and Capitola - stone not found in 1999

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ELFERS Lois Catherine 17 Jul 1901 20 Mar 1903  - "Suffer Little Children To Come Unto Me"  *child of Henry & Capitola Elfers - sleeping lamb atop stone

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ELFERS Pansy      see Pansy Kohl .
FARMER Jesse   15 Jan 1918  - "Age 82 Years"

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GOLDSMITH Elvia E. 1884 1914  - "Wife of W.S. Goldsmith" -  one source says she was dau/o Bailey Smith and another says she was an Alkire .
GORDON Catherine M. 24 Feb 1876 4 Dec 1955   similar stone to Oliver O. Gordon - *born at John Day Creek died in Grangeville, m/o Elfers O. Gordon, dau/o Catherine and Judin H. Elfers .
GORDON Doris       see Doris Baver .
GORDON Elfers 8 Oct 1910 11 Sep 1928  - "Just Gone Away" - son of Oliver and Catherine Gordon - *killed in car wreck at Slippery Creek .
GORDON Iris A. 1914 1925  - "Daughter of Roy & Alice Gordon and sister of Margarete" - sleeping lamb atop stone

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GORDON Leroy L. 25 Sep 1866 8 Apr 1928  

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GORDON Oliver O. 31 May 1870 17 Mar 1936   .
GOULD Norman 18 Nov 1831 2 Jan 1905   *Homesteaded on John Day Creek - *obit says he came to Florence in 1861 - he worked in company w/ Phil Cleary and Mike Deasy at Goln Lake in Florence camp. - married in 1884 - no children .
HANSON Frances 8 Mar 1912 27 Aug 1997   dbl stone w/ Lyle Hanson .
HANSON Lyle 25 Apr 1909 9 Oct 1977   .
HARRIS Genieve J. 1849 1945   dbl stone with William H. Harris - *must be urns/cremains

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HARRIS William H. 1844 1911   *worked in the mines and had a place on John Day Creek

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HENRY George Maurice 17 Jan 1885 16 Jan 1936   stone sinking into ground - couldn't read death date in 1999 .
HOGAN Lawrence Bailey 19 March 1933 26 March 2006 US Army

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ISAAC Edward Leroy 11 Dec 1926 15 Dec 2002 US Army WWII

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JENKINS Hayden B. 1874 1955  *had a ranch up Cow Creek at Lucile .
JOHNSTON Mary Elizabeth 1858 1931   .
JOHNSTON Revillo 13 May 1854 2 Jun 1928  - "Gone But Not Forgotten" - homesteader .
KOHL Pansy Elfers 1910 1990  - "Forever In Our Hearts"  .
LARGE Cleo Alkire April 1899 Jul 1991   .
LOOMIS Al B. 1868 1937   metal plate on cement marker

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LOVE Archie F. 15 Mar 1922 13 May 1989  - "S2 US NAVY WW II PURPLE HEART" .
McHALE M.S.   8 May 1883  - "Gone Home - Age 43 Years" - stone has hand w/ forefinger pinted upward .
MEHL Anna Rice 6 Jun 1914 22 Jul 1943  - "Married Jul 26, 1938"  - dbl stone w/ Clifford  Mehl .
MEHL Clifford 21 Jan 1921 _____   .
MERCHANT Dwaine B. 5 Apr 1915 24 May 1981   dbl stone w/ Dwaine B. Merchant .
MERCHANT Ramona L. 15 jun 1915 _____   .
MYERS Frank E. 15 Jul 1936 1 Aug 1936   Hand made stone .
NICHOLAS Edmund O. "Red" 28 Jan 1911 6 Jun 1901  - "Only For A Little While"  - dbl stone w/ Grace - stone depicts sheep grazing by a river .
NICHOLAS Grace 15 Aug 1901 7 Mar 1992   .
O'FARRELL Earl R. 2 Jul 1923 29 Oct 1985  - "CPL US ARMY WWII"

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PIGMAN Ruth       see Ruth Twilegar .
RD & RJ       Broken Headstones by Hutch

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RHETT Henry O. 1903 1972   .
RHETT Maxine 1902 1999  - "Together Forever" - double stone w/ Henry O.  *they owned a peach and apple orchard on the Salmon River  .
RICE Anna       see Anna Mehl .
RICE Bailey F. 3 Sep 1882 4 Jun 1956  - "Father" .
RICE Delbert 9 Nov 1912 Aug 1914  *s/o Bailey and Emma Rice .
RICE Emma J. 27 Nov 1887 24 Feb 1971  - "Gone But Not Forgotten - Wife of Bailey Rice"  *nee Emma Julia Alkire .
RICE Loyal (Red) 11 Nov 1905 25 Jun 1971   *son/o Bailey and Emma Rice .
SAMS Mary      see Mary Botsford .
SEWELL Addison D. 1859 1930   .
SEWELL Arthur J. 1894 1901   .
SEWELL Della M 1886 1947  *maiden name Smith, d/o William G. Smith .
SEWELL Hattie R. 1890 1975   .
SEWELL Hubert S. 1888 1912 The NY Lady & Idaho Cowboy

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SEWELL Mary I. 29 July 1925 25 July 2007 The NY Lady & Idaho Cowboy

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SEWELL Melvin E. 12 Oct 1886 18 Dec 1952  - "IDAHO PFC CO.H 12 INFANTRY WW I" .
SEWELL Sarah Arrinda 1861 1930   .
SEWELL Ward A. 1890 1980   dbl stone w/ Hattie R .
SMITH William G. 1852 1942  

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STERLING Dorothy B. 4 May 1900 4 Jan 1994  - "A Great Wife And Mother" - stone depicts a large hand holding a small hand .
STERLING Joe 1896 1973  - "A Great Man In His Own Right" .
STEVENS George A. 1888 1967   .
STRUB August Aug 1838 Jul 1928  

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SWANSON John Wm. 15 Jul 1914 30 Apr 1994   dbl stone w/ Margaret  Tipton .
TAYLOR  Anna Bella. 1864 1934 *Info from Deborah Starr 8/23/04

1st marriage to George Alkire (they had children together)  2nd marriage to Frank L. Taylor.  Married Oct 4, 1921.  No children with Frank.  Stepchildren called her "Mother Ann".

Buried  between George Alkire and Elvia Goldsmith

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TIPTON James L. 1848 1921  dbl stone w/ Margaret Tipton (there is an old homemade stone east of this one near a tree with the same inscription, which may have been his first stone?

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TIPTON Margaret 1852 1938   dbl stone with James L. Tipton -  *born 12 Mar 1852 Decatur Iowa, died 12 Jun 1938 in Cottonwood, ID

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TIPTON Richard F.. 1882 1938   *born sep 30, 1882 in Whitman county WA, died Apr 1, 1938 in Riggins

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TURNBULL Margarete K.   16 Sep 1893  - "Beloved Daughter of M. & H. Deasy - Aged 30 Yr 27 Dys - Mother thou art now at home, 'Mong angels fair above, But yet below they child must roam, Till summoned by His love" - stone is shaped as a cross .
TURNBULL Peter       *aluminum marker - marker not found in 1999 .
TURNBULL Petie       *date unreadable aluminum marker - not found in 1999 .
TURNBULL Unknown       between Petie and Margarete K. Turnbull .
TWILEGAR Frank I. 1855 1917 Father - Gone But Not Forgotten" - dbl stone w/ Ruth E.

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TWILEGAR Lyle 1907 1932   .
TWILEGAR Minnie P. 1886 19__   .
TWILEGAR Roy A. 1882 1955  dbl stone w/ Minnie P. - *born Dec 7, 188(3) died Sep 28, 1955 in Mason City, Iowa, son/o Frank Twilegar and Ruth Pigman .
TWILEGAR Ruth E. 1863 1951  - "Mother"  - *born Feb 18, 1863 in Indiana died Feb 12 in Seattle, middle name Emma

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UNKNOWN _____      next to Henry Beckroge - no stone found in 1999 .
UNKNOWN _____      * rock headstone w/ no inscription beside Jesse Farmer - ( no stone found in 1999) .
WAKELY Wes 1873 1937   *miner, had mining mill at Spring Bar, south of Lucile .
WATSON Gary Rhett 16 July 1949 5 Sept 2001 RM3 USN Vietman

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WESSEL John   24 Feb 1873  "May His Soul Rest In Peace - Age 40 Years" -  stone not found in 1999

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WILLIAMS Clarence C. 31 Oct 1904 29 Sep 1982   .
WILSON William      "Co.E. 2 MO L.A."  - no dates

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YORK Eugenia Mary 1921 1987  " SP3 US NAVY WW II"

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YORK James F. 1953 1985  "AB US AIR FORCE VIETNAM" 

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