Emerson Cemetery - Dunn County, ND

Emerson Cemetery

The SE Quarter of Section 24 in Township 143 N, Range 95 W

Emerson Cemetery is easy to get to and very well marked. It is 3 miles south of Manning, ND on Hwy 22 and 5.75 miles east on 16th Street. It is fenced with a large, clearly visible sign over the gate. This cemetery had not been mowed and was not well maintained. However, there is much evidence that this cemetery is visited often by all the artificial flowers decorating the sites.

Emerson (formerly Connolly) became a town when Dunn County was organized and vied for the County seat but lost out to Manning. The town flourished until the railroad line was built from Bismarck to Killdeer. By 1917 most of the businesses had moved from Emerson to the towns along the railroad line. Today nothing remains of Emerson. (From Dauntless Dunn II - 1989 A History of Dunn County North Dakota pages 64 and 65.)

This list was created only from the tombstone transcriptions and is not complete. There is some evidence of possible missing markers on some sites. As of 12/11/2002, there are 56 visible markers.

Please note: Every care possible has been taken to obtain accuracy but mistakes do occur. This transcription is only as accurate as the source it was transcribed from.


Last Name First Name Birth Death Age Comments
Amos Emma 1875 1912 37 Mother
Bailey* Katherine 1860 1911 51 There are possibly 2 little unmarked graves on
either side. The ground was sunken on both
sides and artificial flowers placed in both locations.
Baker* Erasmus O. 1851 1915 64 Father
Baker* Lucy N. 1852 1924 72 Mother
Blaicher Angelene L. 5/6/1901 2/7/1930 29 Granddaughter of Vemma
Deming* Bernice 1875 1913 38
Deming* Edwina A. 11/19/1849 2/17/1939 90 Mother
Deming* Oliver F. 10/22/1845 12/19/1925 80 Father
Dinehart Lewis 1885 1943 58 Father
Eberhard* Ann Jane 1840 1911 71 Mother
Eberhard* John Adam 1838 1923 85 Father
Grawford Mary B. 1/22/1881 7/28/1918 37 Mother
Hazeltine Herbert 1877 1951 74 Father
Larson Alfred A. 1915 1915
Our Darling
Minahan Verna Hyla 8/18/1914 2/4/1915 1 Our Baby
Nelson Annie A. 1889 1960 71 Mother
Nelson Arnold T. 1/19/1917 10/24/1918 1
Nelson Dumane 1915 1985 70
Nelson Fred B. 1883 1970 87 Father
Nelson Howard E. 1914 1915 1 Son of Martin
Nelson Myrtle Mae 1910 1914 4 Daughter of Martin
Nelson Norman L. 1916 1918 2 Son of Martin
Ophus John 1867 1946 79 Father
Robinson Ernest 8/31/1868 8/26/1919 51
Robinson Harold C. 12/2/1894 10/30/1918 24
Robinson Lee J. A. 12/29/1906 12/14/1918 12
Saboria Joseph
1/10/1927

Unknown Baby



Unknown Baby



Unknown



Small grave was outlined by 2 x 4's.
Unknown



Little wooden cross on the east end
of Gerald R. Watkins.
Unknown



Marked with an "American U.S. Legion"
medal and a field rock.
Watkins Gerald R. 7/6/1947 8/5/1994 47 HT2 U.S. NAVY VIETNAM
Watkins Mary M. 1919 1998 79
Watkins Wayne W. 1914 1995 81
Watkins* Ada May 1892 1918 26
Watkins* Lewis A. 1848 1911 63
Watkins* Louise E. 1881 1955 74
Watkins* Myrtle M. 1867 1928 61
Watkins* Ray 1887 1957 70
Watkins* Sussie M. 1884 1912 28
Webster Belle R. 1863 1953 90 Mother
Webster Charles D. 1861 1941 80 Father
Webster Clarke F. 1864 1927 63
Webster Donald E. 1902 1983 81
Willis Paulina 1856 1929 73
Willis Robert A. 1854 1927 73
Wright George W. 1876 1949 73
Wright Gertrude K. 6/19/1890 8/27/1925 35

Rosemary
1945
Babies Rosemary & Sylvia

Sylvia
1945
Babies Rosemary & Sylvia

*Assumed surname from family marker.
Tombstone Transcription Done December 11, 2002
Transcribed by T. A. Godlevsky
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