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Geary County Cemeteries
Removals from Branscom Cemetery


As many of you know, the original Milford Cemetery, Branscom, (and other smaller cemeteries) were moved for the construction of the Milford Dam. Legal papers filed in United States District Court named three tracts of land to be condemned, and for the removal and reburial of bodies in cemeteries contained in those tracts. Below are names of people who were known to be buried in Branscom cemetery, along with the names of their next of kin (if known). The tract of land that included Montague Cemetery was also listed as being condemned, but the list did not include specific names from that cemetery. There were no dates on these papers, but the dam was built in the mid 1960's.


Known next of kin and known persons buried in Branscom Cemetery

Mrs. Lewis Jones, Milford, Kansas, next of kin of
Margaret A. Irion, deceased,
Isaac N. Irion, deceased,
Infant Robert L. Jones, deceased,
Frances Alice Barry, deceased,
Rachel Irion, deceased,
Margaret Irion, deceased, and
Harvey Irion, deceased.

Annie Sugden Smith, deceased.
John Elzey, deceased.

Mrs. Gertrude Cleveland, Milford, Kansas, next of kin of
George U. Wilson, deceased,
Celinda Wilson, deceased,
Wesley Wilson, deceased,
Mary E. Wilson, deceased, and
Infant of Mary and Wesley Wilson, deceased

Lewis Ed Barnett, deceased.

Mrs. Sinda Mellinger, Milford, Kansas, next of kin of
Minnie Sanders, deceased,
Infant of Sylvia and Isaac Sanders, deceased,
Milton Sanders, deceased,
Issac Sanders, deceased, and
Sylvia E. Sanders, deceased.

Mrs. Audrey Newell, 1408 Fairchild, Manhattan, Kansas, next of kin of
Matilda Beard, deceased.
Infant son of Vol Brighton, deceased

Mrs. Sinda Mellinger, Milford, Kansas, next of kin of
Elizabeth Younkin, deceased and
Jerry M. Younkin, deceased.

Frank Miller, Milford, Kansas, next of kin of
Infant son, of Vesta and Frank Miller, deceased, and
Infant son, of Vesta and Frank Miller, deceased

Daniel Branscom, deceased,
Nancy Branscom, deceased,
Martha J. Wilson, deceased,
Sylvester Wilson, deceased,
George Hinton Wilson, deceased,
Samuel Wilson, deceased,
John Wilson, deceased and
Tursia Wilson, deceased.

Earl Wilson, 2500 Freeman Ave., Kansas City 2, Kansas, next of kin of
Harold Wilson, deceased.

Gertrude Cleveland, Milford, Kansas, next of kin of
Infant of Martha and S. V. Wilson, deceased,
Infant of Martha and S. V. Wilson, deceased,
Infant of Martha and S. V. Wilson, deceased,
Isaac Irvin Wilson, deceased,
Albert Wilson, deceased,
Henry Wilson, deceased,
Infant of Melissa and William Branscom, deceased,
Infant of Rhoda and James Branscrom,
Andy Bartell, deceased,
Lulu Bartell, deceased,
Maud Bartell, deceased,
Louesa E. Bartell, deceased,
Infant of Ed Bartell, deceased,
Addie Bartell, deceased,
George Bartell, deceased and .
Catherine Bartell and Infant, deceased.

Sinda Mellinger, Milford, Kansas, next of kin of
Infant of Elizabeth and Jerry Younkin, deceased.

Gertrude Cleveland, Milford, Kansas, next of kin of
Infant of Charles Branscom, deceased,
Nannie Branscom, deceased and
Infant of George Branscom, deceased.

Eleanor Wilson, Milford, Kansas, next of kin of
Dan Wilson, deceased.

Earl Wilson, 2500 Freeman Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, next of kin of
Agnes Wilson, deceased.

Mrs. Gertrude Cleveland, Milford, Kansas, next of kin of
Twin infants of Oliver Wilson, deceased
Alvin Bartell, deceased,
Johnny Bartell, deceased, and
Cynthia Ann Bartell, deceased.

Unknown Smith, deceased.









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