Whooper Cemetery
Whooper Cemetery

Adair County, OK

Cherokee Cemetery

 

Burial Ground Form

Works Progress Administration

Indian-Pioneers Papers Project for Oklahoma

Cemeteries-Oklahoma

Whooper Cemetery

Adair County, Oklahoma


Field Worker: Dan Hummingbird

June 23, 1937

Whooper Cemetery

Founded: 1880 by Whooper family

Abandoned: 1898, reason, died out

Original Owner: Charlie Whooper

Approximately 10 graves

No marked graves

Cemetery in poor condition

Adair County, Oklahoma

Sec. 28 Twp. 17 R-25

Cemetery is in the far Northeastern Corner of the section

This information was furnished by Charley Watt, a full blood Cherokee, who
helped bury every person who was buried at this place.

He says that this cemetery was started about 1880. Squirrel Whooper was the
first one buried here.

There are six graves, only member of the Whooper family being interred here.
Charley Whooper was the last man buried at this place in 1907.

The old house burned down after the death of Charley. The condition of this
cemetery is poor.

Transcribed by Catherine Widener, 2002

 

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