LARCH HILL CEMETERY
BUCKINGHAM TOWNSHIP, TAMA COUNTY, IA
Contributed by Von Mings Stachon.
An association was formed in 1878, by the following persons: O. Gravatt, B. F. McKay, D.C. Ladd, J.T. Ames, Charles Tower, W.W. Blanchard, William Pinkerton. Board of Directors, O. Gravatt, President; J. T. Ames, Secretary; B. F. McKay, Treasurer, J. T. Ames donated nearly two acres of land on section 14, a part of which had been used for a private burying ground. It was platted by Ames and Gravatt into lots twenty-two feet square, valued at ten dollars each. Mrs. Susan Ames was the first interment, buried here in 1865.
The grounds have been beautified, improved and trees set out. Making it a picturesque spot.
~Source: History of Tama County, Buckingham Township, Chapter XX
I have gone there and looked for the cemetery, but it is no longer there. I talked with Ellen Young, the Historian in Traer and she said the people were moved several years ago. I checked Buckingham Cemetery records and see that almost all of the people involved in getting Larch Hill established are buried in Buckingham: Susan Ames, John T. Ames, O. Gravatt, Benjamin McKay, D. C. Ladd, W. G. Pinkerton, W. B. Pinkerton (Tower and Blanchard are not in Buckingham)