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Volume IV, No. 4
Submitted by Mrs. Ruth Harms, Kennedy Road Valentine NE 69201
CHERRY CO. CEMETERIES
About 1910 a cemetery was laid out on Wes SHACKELFORD's homestead.(Sec. 19, Twn. 27
Rng. 38). Gene FRY, who had had some surveying experience, surveyed the lots out and he was the
first one buried there. His grave is the one on the northeast. There are at least 9 persons
buried there. They are Gene FRY, a RIDGEWAY girl, a Jim MARTIN girl, a woman who lived north-
east of Martindale Post Office, Guy JONES' grandmother, Johnnie SNYDER, his father, Joe SNYDER
and Ora KING's new born twins. The cemetery is on the OLO summer range at the extreme north.
As far as I know, there is no marking and the fence has been taken down .... Archie CHURCH.
North County Cemeteries
Graves on ranches north of Hyannis as listed in Grant County Library Cemetery Records: On the Leo Egan Ranch, Sec. 7 Twn. 25, Rng. 39 Mrs. SWEENEY; On Sec. 32, Twn. 25. Rng. 39 Almond CASTLE born 12-16-1834, died 11-6-1910, father of Frank CASTLE; On the Plummer Ranch, now known as the Dumbell two GODFREY children buried near the site of present buildings; Brennemann Ranch, graves on the Old Farrell Ranch-children of Jim FARRELL, Olive FARRELL 18901896 and Owen FARRELL 1894-1896.
Old Mason Cemetery
Also known as Stansbie--Perrett Cemetery, located 14 miles north of Ashby on the Leo EGAN Ranch. Graves listed by name and not as to location in cemetery. Roberta WILSON 2-9-1891; Edithe BUCK 1-9-1895, age 1 mo. 24 days, daughter of Henry and Illa David BUCK. Mrs. Buck, a sister of A. T. DAVIS; unknown grave; WILSON, perished in a blizzard near the cemetery and buried by early settlers; W. S. PERRETT 5-6-1831 - 5-6-1911; Maria PERRETT 6-16-1890, parents of F. L. PERRETT: Louisa E. NEAL 9-14-1867 - 7-2-1894 wife of F. L. PERRETT and mother of Walter PERRETT:' An infant son and daughter Vivena 6-30-1894 - 8-14-1894, children of F. L. and Louisa E. PERRETT: An infant son, daughter Marian and son Freddy, children of F. L. and Maria Calahan PERRETT: James STANSBIE 8-11-1889, 60 years old; Minnie BAUGH Aug. 1889, 1 yr. 7 mo. 16 days; Harold BAUGH 2-22-1902, aged 3 weeks, 2 days. Children of Dan and Stansbie BAUGH; Nellie JOHNSON 9-29-1894, 1 yr. 10 mo. 24 days, daughter of Chet and Mary Stansbie JOHNSON: Jane STANSRIE 3-8-1901, 26 yr. 3 mo. 24 days; Several children of Will MASON; SIEGFRIED; Two girls 11 and 13 years old, parents John and Mary COOMBS.
GRANT CO. CEMETERIES
South County Cemeteries
Graves on ranches south of Hyannis as listed in Grant County Library Cemetery Records: Two children of Ancel & Carrie CONNER, buried on Vinton Ranch; An infant daughter of George and Lydia SWIGGART, buried on Vinton Ranch; MALIKOFF infant died 1912, location not listed; Child of Elaine WRIGHT, buried in Spring Valley on Owen WRIGHT's Timber Claim.
Spring Valley Cemetery
Located on the east side of Spring Valley Lake in a grove of trees is a little cemetery marked by two gravestones. Three children are buried there. This land, once owned by Ben WRIGHT and later owned by Merle and Opal (Ben's daughter) REX, is about 20 miles south and east of Hyannis. The first child that was buried there was Howard Wm. GREEN, the son of Ferris and Elaine GREEN. (Howard was a half-brother to Lyle WRIGHT) The stone on his grave reads: Our Loved One, Born July 29, 1923 - Died June 5, 1924. The second baby buried there was Geraldine REX, infant daughter of Merle and Opal REX, Engraved on her stone is: Our Little One, Born Sept. 28 1930 - Died Dec. 27, 1930. The last child to be buried there was the son of Jim and Jewel Latitner. This baby was still born and the date of burial is uncertain.
The oldest known graves in the Ashby Cemetery are Mary DUNKEL, 1915; and Anna M. DUNKEL, 1916, infant daughters of Ollie and John DUNKEL. The graves of BERNETT, 1910 and 1918, were moved to the BIXBY plot later.
In 1925 a group of Ashby citizens formed the Ashby Cemetery Board. It was filed for record with the County Clerk on June 29, 1926; it set forth - perpetual trusteeship, annual dues of $5.00, and holding annual meetings for reports.