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Jasper County Burying Bround

A Pioneer Cemetery

4403 Liberty Ave, Newton
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Jasper County Burying Ground   Jasper County Burying Ground


"The origin of the Jasper County Burying Grounds was in 1871. It is near the location of the former Jasper County Health Facility on Liberty Avenue & East 44th Stree South, one half mile South of Interstate 80, Newton, Iowa. It has also been called the County Home, Pauper or Poor Farm. It is .11 acres and was not deeded until 1979 when a quit claim deed was issued. There are aabout 60 burials in this cemetery with no stones. It is well maintained and fenced with a walk-in gate. A boulder with a bronze plaque and a large rustic wooden cross mark the location."

Source: Jasper County, Iowa Cemeteries: Buena Vista & Richland Townships, compiled by Jasper County Genealogical Society; published by the Iowa Genealogical Society. Copyright 2000. Used with their permission. To purchase a copy of this book, contact the Iowa Genealogical Society.

Some Burials in this cemetery

Unfortunately records were not kept of the people buried in these grounds. The following list was gleaned from the Jasper County death registers or from newspaper obituaries.

Barbee, Elizabeth d. 01 Mar 1893; Age 53; Single (BK1-64)

Brandt, Sophia b. Germany; d. 11 Sept 1890; Age 53; Widow (BK1-66)

Christianson, Lewis d. 13 Nov 1898; Age 44; (Obituary on this site)

Claunahan, John M. d. 25 Mar 1899; Married (Obituary on this site)

Dingman, Sarah b. Pennsylvania; d. 18 Jan 1896

Irwin, James b. Ohio; d. 05 July 1892; Age 84; Farmer

Norman, O. P. d. 26 Oct 1906; Widower

Scarbrough, Amanda d. 27 June 1890; Age 48; Single

Sheen, Frank b. Pennsylvania; d. 21 Sept 1910; Age 55; Divorced; Actor

Smith, George b. England; d. 1893; Age 23

Sparham, William b. England; d. 22 Mar 1902; Age 62; Blacksmith

Stapleton, William d. 03 Oct 1891; Age 52; Married

Whitford, Charles b. 13 Sep 1858; d. 14 Oct 1893; Married


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