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Bodies Are Rapidly Being Removed (Elk Rapids Cemetery)

HURLEY, GRABLE, CUNNINGHAM, GULICK, LONG, DETRICK, STRAUGHAN, MURPHY, BALLARD, WHEELER, STURDIVANT, ROBERTSON, WILLIAMS, SAUNDERS, WILSON, MCINTOSH

Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 7/2/2011 at 22:04:04

The Perry Daily Chief, Saturday, July 24, 1913

BODIES ARE RAPIDLY BEING REMOVED

Elk Rapids Cemetery one of the Oldest in Central Iowa - Many Pioneers Are Buried There

The removal of bodies from the Elk Rapids Cemetery near the Des Moines River crossing of the Milwaukee road is being rapidly completed and within a short time it is expected that the change will be completed and the old cemetery extended to the north and south end disappear beneath the huge fill which the railroad company has to make to protect the big grade up to the famous high bridge.

This cemetery is one of the oldest burial grounds in central Iowa and among the graves opened are those of early Boone and Dallas County settlers. According to the records on the tombstone, the remains in one of the graves were laid away in 1855.

The following is a list of the bodies now being removed, and the names, age at time of death, dates of burial and the cemeteries to which the bodies are being removed, are as accurate as it is possible to secure them:

John Hurley, aged 80 years, buried 1866; remains moved to Hull Cemetery.

Catherine Hurley, aged 40 years, buried 1861; remains moved to Hull Cemetery.

Nancy Grable, aged 23 years, buried 1861; remains moved to the Hull Cemetery.

Infant son of Nancy Grable, aged 1 year, buried 1860; remains moved to Hull Cemetery.

John H. Cunningham, aged 35 years, buried 1850; remains moved to Hull Cemetery.

G. Cunningham, aged 1 year, buried 1859; remains moved to the Fairview Cemetery.

A.M. Cunningham, aged 1 year, buried 1861; remains moved to the Fairview Cemetery.

Rebecca J. Cunningham, aged 15 years, buried 1871; remains moved to Fairview Cemetery.

J.A. Cunningham, aged 72 years, buried 1901; remains moved to the Fairview Cemetery.

Diana Cunningham, aged 8 years, buried 1872; remains moved to the Fairview Cemetery.

George Cunningham, aged 2 years, buried 1867; remains moved to the Fairview Cemetery.

Theodore Cunningham, aged 1 year, buried 1863; remains moved to Hull Cemetery.

John Gulic, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Mary Gulic, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Libbie Gulic, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Mary Long, aged 14 years, buried 1877; remains moved to Fairview Cemetery.

Martha Detrick, aged 27 years, buried in 1855; remains moved to old Hopkins Grove Cemetery.

Obedience Straughan, aged 81 years, buried 1869; remains moved to Hopkins Grove Cemetery.

Sarah Murphy, aged 74 years, buried 1865; remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Martha Ballard, aged 20 years, buried in 1854; remains moved to Boone Cemetery.

William Wheeler, aged 70 years, buried in 1902; remains moved to the Fairview Cemetery.

Joshua Wheeler, aged 90 years, buried 1890; remains moved to the Fairview Cemetery.

Johnnie Sturdivant, aged 1 year, buried 1892; remains moved to the Fairview Cemetery.

John Sturdivant, aged 76 years, buried in 1912; remains moved to the Fairview Cemetery.

Robert Robertson, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Algie Williams, aged 14 years, buried 1873; remains moved to the Boone Cemetery.

Moses B. Wilson, aged 1 year, buried 1861; remains moved to the Boone Cemetery.

Joseph E. Saunders, aged 1 year, buried 1859; remains moved to the Boone Cemetery.

Perry S. Saunders, aged 19 years, buried 1876; remains moved to the Boone Cemetery.

Elizabeth McIntosh, aged 76 years, buried 1867; remains moved to the Boone Cemetery.

Mary E. Gulick, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Peter Long, remains moved to Fairview Cemetery.

Esther Long, remains moved to Fairview Cemetery.

Jessie Long, remains moved to Fairview Cemetery.

Leslie Long, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Dovie Cagle, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Bruce Cunningham, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Benjamin Wheeler, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Benjamin Wheeler, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.

One son and one daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Wheeler removed to Mt. Hope Cemetery.


 

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