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The Western Star, page 8, June 16, 1933.

LIST OF PIONEER SETTLERS
Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.

On Memorial Day, May 30, we took a stroll through Crown Hill Cemetery near this city, and as we did so took notice of the names on the tombstones, we were impressed with the large list of pioneer settlers in this county who are buried there. We could not help but think that somehow those pioneers should have some kind of special recognition, for it was they who, through years of labor and sacrifice, helped to make our county what it is today.

We print below a list (incomplete, of course) of the pioneer settlers who are buried in Crown Hill cemetery. We have been unable to secure all the names of those buried there during the first few years after the cemetery was started. Some of the pioneers, of course, were buried in other cemeteries in the county, but by far the largest number were buried in Crown Hill cemetery, near this city. Here is the list:

Jack Allen
Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Avery.
Mr. and Mrs. George J. Bain.
A. H. Baker
Henry Baker
Volney Barber
Billy Barlow
Wm. Barlow
Mr. and Mrs. Mansel Barnes.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Bean.
J. D. Beck
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Botts.
Emil Bowers
T. J. Brown
W. I. Brown
Mrs. Sis Bullock
Howard R. Burnette
Capt. C. W. Burt
Robert A. Callaway
W. W. Campbell
H. W. Chapman
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clark.
Mrs. W.A. Clark
Fred Creigh
Eli Crites.
Mrs. Lee Crites
Mrs. Mary Crites
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Curran
A. Darroch
Mr. and Mrs. John Darroch.
E. T. Dodson
J. G. Doig
W. J. Downing
T. B. Duncan
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Duncan.
Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Edmonds.
Mr. and Mrs. Robt. H. Estill.
Lon Ezell
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Farkner.
Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Frazier.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fretz.
C. A. Fridley
O. J. Guseman
Oliver Guss
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Hadley.
Mrs. James Hadley
Alfred Hall
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hase.
Mr. and Mrs. Sol Hearldson.
Wm. Hixon
Mrs. H. O. Holderby
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Holland.
John A. Holland
Dr. and Mrs. J. S. Halliday.
Spencer Hull
S. M. Jackson
Mrs. W. V. Jackson
John Janson
J. A. Jarnagin
George Jeffrey
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Jenkins.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kehl.
Archie Kellogg
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Kellogg.
Leonard Kellogg
William H. Kimple
Frank King
Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Klingensmith
Mr. and Mrs. David Kirk
J. C. Kirk
Mrs. Henry Knecht
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Knecht.
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Lease
Mrs. Phillip Lenertz
John A. Lightner
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Marley.
Mrs. John T. Maris
A. M. Maynard
M. R. McBride
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McCune.
A. C. McDonold
D. T. McIntire
Mrs. Catherine McIntyre
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McLaughlin.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Meals.
Mrs. George Meers
W. H. Meers
Harvey Myers
Mrs. Albert Moore
W. D. Murphy
Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Murray.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Newman.
Mrs. Wm. Oller
Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Parcel.
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Pepperd.
John W. Platt
Mrs. David Powell
F. M. Powell
Ira D. Powell
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Powell.
Mr. and Mrs. Zach Powell.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Reed.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Rich.
Mrs. L. M. Rich
Mrs. John Rolf
Mr. and Mrs. M. Schaub.
Marie Schaub
Mike Schaub
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schwader.
James, John and Ruth Shallenbarger
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Shimer.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Sickler.
Charley Skinner
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Smith.
J. R. Stafford
Mrs. J. W. Stark
W. J. Steadman
Mrs. U. G. Stephens
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Strain.
Mrs. L. L. Stubbs
J. F. Stukey
C. H. Sunderland
Charles B. Sunderland
Mr. and Mrs. James Talley.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Taylor.
John E. Todd
Mrs. Geo. H. Torrey
Mr. and Mrs. M. Uhl.
Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Veatch.
Mrs. C. H. Volkman
Mrs. Henry White
Mr. and Mrs. Elias Willard.
Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Williams.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. C. Williams.
Milo Wright
Parker Wright
J. W. York

Securing the list above has been a rather difficult task, and it is quite probable that some errors and omissions have been made. We will be glad to make any corrections necessary, if our attention is called to any errors in the list. We would like to make the list as complete and as accurate as possible.

A total of 193 (sic) names are listed above. It will be noticed that only the actual Pioneers are listed - those that came to this county within ten years after the county began to be settled. The sons and daughters of the pioneers are not listed unless they were "grown-ups" when they came to this county. (End of article from The Western Star.)


Also see:

Some Surviving Pioneers in Comanche-co., The Western Star, July 20, 1924.

Pioneer Death List, The Western Star, August 3, 1923.

Register of County's Early Day Settlers, The Western Star, October 12, 1951.


Also see:

Thanks to Shirley Brier for finding and transcribing the above article for this website!

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