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Centerville Cemetery A - F

Chaffee County, Colorado

Researched by June Shaputis
Copyright (c) 1987 by June Shaputis from book CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO, BURIALS.
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CENTERVILLE CEMETERY, also known as Brown's Canon Cemetery, is south of the Town of Nathrop,
just off the Colorado Highway 285, on County Road 263. (Section 9, T51N, R8E, N. M. P. M.)
This cemetery is the oldest cemetery in the county. It has over 350 marked graves. The actual number of interments is unknown. Several old tombstones are broken or are unreadable. There are many unmarked graves. Due to the harsh elements, most of the metal funeral home markers have lost the paper that would identify the interment.

Fred BERTSCHY, donated the land for the cemetery, since it was the only ground in Lake County (now Chaffee County) where graves could be dug without difficulty. Mr. BERTSCHY was a constable during the Lake County War years, and many casualties are said to be buried here.

The first victim of the Wars was George HARRINGTON, who had a marker inscribed: "Sacred to The Memory of George HARRINGTON, Was Murdered July 17, 1874, Aged 35 Years." The white soft stone marker is now deteriorated beyond recognition. (1993)

The first marked burial in this cemetery is that of a child, William H. SPRAGUE in 1864. The next marked burial is that of Willie B. COON, d. 24 Jun 1869. The cemetery is still being used by family members or by special permission.

There are no other records in existence for this cemetery. Arno HERZOG mapped the Centerville cemetery in 1990 for the Buena Vista Heritage Museum. The gravesite numbers and the sources of information follow the names and dates if known.


ADAMICH, Louis Age 66, died 19 Jan 1983. Louis married Pearl LINDQUIST. He was an auto mechanic who died of cancer. Cpl. U. S. Army WWII Marker (St. Joseph Catholic Records page 11) grave # 21a

AUSTIN, David Edward Charles 19 Mar 1867 - 20 Apr 1936. Married Mary __ . Turret Postmaster for several terms; Superintendent of the Standard Copper Corp. and the Wellington mine; discovered the Independence mine near Turret in 1897; Austin Camp, a sawmill town, later named Turret, was named for him. D. E. C. Austin discovered gold near Turret in 1884. The 1900 and 1910 census lists him as widowed; a Turret miner.
ECHOES OF CAT GULCH by Smith; A HISTORY OF CHAFFEE COUNTY by Shaputis and Kelly.
(Marker; Stewart Mortuary Records) (Salida Mail 21 Apr 1936) grave # 71

AUSTIN, Ella May Age 5 months 7 days, died 30 Aug 1890, daughter of  D. E. C. AUSTIN (Salida Mail 9 Sep 1890)

AUSTIN, Ernest C. 15 Oct 1892 - 8 Dec 1938 (Salida Mail 9 & 12 Dec 1938) In 1930, he was a Maganite mine superintendent near Turret. Son of D. E. C. and Mary.

AUSTIN, Lizzie "Louisa" Age 3 years 9 months, died Mar 1897, pick-axe accident; her older brother dropped a pick which embedded itself in her head. She died a few days later. (Chaffee County Republican 24 Mar 1897) (Grace Episcopal Church Record)

AUSTIN, Mary PELTON Age 65, died 4 Apr 1890, wife of David E. C. She died of dropsy (Salida Mail 4 Apr 1890) (See: Unknown Burial Sites) (Salida News 7 Apr 1891 page 4) Mother of D. E. C.

AUSTIN, Mrs. Card of Thanks from Mr. AUSTIN at the death of his wife (Salida Mail 25 Apr 1899)

B_____, A. Child (COLORADO CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS by Lela O. McQueary)

BAKER, Effie 1815 - 1891, mother of Ione Dilla COON (Marker, in iron enclosure) (Buena Vista Herald 11 Apr 1891)

BALLARD, John 11 Apr 1830 - 24 Apr 1904 (Stewart Mortuary Records) Nathrop farmer and prospector, buried next to his former wife Nancy (or Mary). (County Hospital Records page 214) (1880, 1900 census) 1873 Pioneer.

BARD, Andrew Age 38, died 21 Nov 1876. Married Julia ___. He was the Helena postmaster 1871 - 1873; the 2nd person to record a brand in Lake / Chaffee county on 2 Dec 1869; He and Frank LOAN were first Buena Vista settlers in 1864; (John Ophus Record; his marker is buried; 1870 Lake County Census) (HISTORY OF THE ARKANSAS VALLEY 1881page 479) grave # 192

BARD, Nettie Belle Age 11 months, died 4 May 1875, daughter of A. & Julia BARD (COLORADO
CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS by Lela O. McQueary) grave #193

BARTLETT, Etta Lavina BASSHAM RENSHAW Age 63 years 1 month 29 days, 3 Sep 1872 - 2 Nov 1935, sister to Geo.& Jas. BASSHAM (Paquette Record; Stewart Mortuary Records) Salida Mail 5 Nov 1935) First married to A. S. RENSHAW, second to Billy BARTLETT; daughter of Elizabeth and George BASSHAM; (1900 census lists her as age 26, had 4 children, only 2 living, married 1 year to William.) (A HISTORY OF CHAFFEE COUNTY by Shaputis and Kelly page 172) (1930 county directory)

BASSHAM, "Counsel" George Age 13, died 16 May 1907 of pneumonia, son of Wm. and Matilda.
(Chaffee County Courthouse Records page 16) (Salida Mail 24 May 1907) (ECHOES OF CAT GULCH
by Smith page 16, says his mother's name was Matilda)

BASSHAM, Elizabeth HAMILTON Age 70 years 1 month, died 17 Apr 1900, widow of George (Chaffee County Courthouse Records Book 1 page 6) She recorded her brand 11 May 1876. (1880 census says she was a widow and a stock farmer.) Married second to Jessie MARION.

BASSHAM, George Age 55, died 29 Apr 1874 (John Ophus Record) Bassham Park may have been named after him or his son George O.

BASSHAM, George Orman Born 1868, died 17 Sep 1933, age 65 of a heart attack. Son of George. Miner. BASSHAM PARK said to be named after him (Buena Vista Town Hall Record; 1930/31 county directory; Stewart Mortuary Record) (Salida Mail 19 Sep 1933) (SOME NASHES OF VIRGINIA by Claude W. NASH)

BASSHAM, Gertrude Mary b. Apr 1899, Age 8, died 19 May 1907 of measles and pneumonia, daughter of Wm. and Matilda (Chaffee County Courthouse Records Bk 1 page 16) (Salida Mail 24 May 1907) (1900 census)

BASSHAM, male infant b. & died 11 Jan 1920 - lived 12 hours; congenital problems (Buena Vista Town Hall Record) infant of Thomas & Jessie NASH (Chaffee County Democrat 17 Jan 1920)

BASSHAM, James Age 24 years 19 days, died 23 Feb 1890, son of G. & E., suicide by strychnine over a girl (Paquette Record; Marker) (Salida Mail 25 Feb 1890 & 4 Mar 1890) (Salida News 3 Mar 1890) (A HISTORY OF CHAFFEE COUNTY by Shaputis and Kelly page 172) grave # 199

BASSHAM, James Harold 5 Aug 1892 - 3 Apr 1918, age 26, son of Wm. and Matilda (Salida Mail 5 Apr 1918) (1900 census says he was in the Turret area) Tonsillitis and rheumatism.

BASSHAM, John Age 70, died 22 Apr 1932 (Stewart Mortuary Records) (Salida Mail 22 Apr 1932 [says Fairview Cemetery.]) In the 1880 census, he was age 18, listed as a Horse breaker. Died in the Chaffee County Hospital as a pauper. (A HISTORY OF CHAFFEE COUNTY by Shaputis and Kelly page 172) grave # 4

BASSHAM, John Harvey 24 Nov 1918 - 25 Nov 1918 (Marker) grave # 3 ?

BASSHAM, Sadie WILLIAMS. Mrs. Wm. Age 20, died Jul 1884, heart disease (Buena Vista Democrat 3 Jul 1884) Her husband drove the Whitehorn Stage. (ECHOES OF CAT GULCH by Smith page 3)

BASSHAM, Solomon born ca 1864, died June 1906 in Trinidad, CO. Son of Geo. and Eliz.

BASSHAM, Tom Samuel (Thomas) 1871 - 1934 (Marker) Wife, Jessie CROSBY NASH, died in 1959
and is buried in Montrose, Colo. They were married ca. 1901. (A HISTORY OF CHAFFEE COUNTY
by Shaputis and Kelly page 172) (Chaffee County Republican 8 May 1959) (1910 census lists them in the Nathrop area, he was a farm laborer, married 9 years, 3 children) (1930/31 county directory - Nathrop) grave # 2

BAYUK, Pauline 1909 - 1915 (Marker [dated wrong?]) (Salida Mail 1 Oct 1915) Body moved to Salida in 1994 or 1995.

BEAUREGARD, Clarence Sept 1898 - 1901 (Marker) Son of Joseph and Eugenia HEBERT (Salida Mail 8 Dec 1942) (1900 census) grave # 78

BEAUREGARD, Lucy 1900 - 1901 Sister of Clarence. (Marker) (Salida Mail 8 Dec 1942) grave # 79

BERTSCHY, Barbara "Rebecca" 1837 - 1919, wife of Frederick (Marker) born in Germany, immigrated 1859, in 1910 had had 10 children, 8 living (1910 census) grave # 103a

BERTSCHY, Edna Age 6 years 6 months, died 9 Jun 1904 (Marker) (Chaffee County Courthouse Records Bk 1 page 10) Daughter of Minnie and Perry (Family info says she was 3 months old and died of whooping cough) grave # 107

BERTSCHY, Emma Z. (Anastia) BEAUREGARD 15 Feb 1878 - 25 Aug 1938, wife of John (Marker) (Salida Mail 25 Aug 1938; Salida Mail 8 Dec 1942) (1900 census says she was married 3 years and had one child) grave # 76

BERTSCHY, Etta L. 1872 - 1935 (marker in 1989, Herzog info) grave # 203

BERTSCHY, Frederick 12 May 1839 - May 1916 (Marker) (Salida Mail 16 May 1916; Salida Record 19 May 1916) Born in Germany, immigrated ca. 1848. Came to county in late 1860's with his wife. Homesteaded Centerville area 1872. Constable during the Lake County War. He or his son donated the land for the Centerville Cemetery. Livestock man and farmer. (1910 census says age 71, married Barbara for 50 years) (1911 county directory)

BERTSCHY, Frederick J. "Toots" 11 Jun 1898 - 3 Nov 1940 (Marker) Married Jessie WALLACE, he was a Gas Creek rancher; died of a heart attack (Chaffee County Republican 8 Nov 1940) (Salida Mail 4 Nov 1940) (A HISTORY OF CHAFFEE COUNTY by Shaputis and Kelly page 174) member of the American Legion. grave # 74

BERTSCHY, Frederick Joseph Jr. 4 Aug 1926 - 21 Jan 1942 (Marker) (Salida Mail 22 Jan 1942) Heart attack at age 16 years. grave #73

BERTSCHY, George J. Jan 1866 - 10 Jan 1943 Miner, driver. Married Sarah E. ___. Salida residence was at 421 Park. (Paquette Record; Marker) (Salida Mail 11 Jan 1943) grave # 201

BERTSCHY, John B. 22 Apr 1864 - 9 Sep 1939 (Marker) (Salida Mail 11 Sep 1939) (1900 and 1910 census lists him as a Nathrop farmer, married to Anna [Emma?]) His Salida residence was at 1225 H street. Miner. grave # 13

BERTSCHY, Josie Age 5 months 16 days, died 10 (30?) Sep 1874, (first born) daughter of R. F. & B. (Marker) (COLORADO CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS by Lela O. McQueary) grave # 200

BERTSCHY, Minnie E. CHASE 9 Oct 1867 - 18 Sep 1954 Mrs. Perry. Born on Brown's Creek in Chaffee county to Wm. and Cosby NASH CHASE. She was the first baby born in the area. She married Perry BERTSCHY in 1887. She was considered quite a historian. (Marker) (Salida Mail 20 & 22 Sep 1954, good obit) (Chaffee County Republican 24 Sep 1954) (Buena Vista Democrat 21 Apr 1887) (1900 census, she was married 13 years and had 3 children) She died of a long illness and left children; William of Buena Vista, and Grace GRESHAM, Mabel B. FRYREAR, and Ethel V. WOOD, all of Denver. grave # 105

BERTSCHY, Perry 7 Apr 1862 - 26 Jun 1936, husband of Minnie; oldest son of Fred and Barbara; died of lung cancer (Marker) Donated the land for the Centerville cemetery? Mined Florspar near Salida, and a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. (Salida Mail 26 Jun 1936) (1900 census lists him as a farmer) He lived in Salida at 408 Dodge street and in 1906 they were at the residence 3 miles se of Salida on the mesa. Grace and William lived with them. Farmed - Sec 9 Twp 51 Range 8 (A HISTORY OF CHAFFEE COUNTY by Shaputis and Kelly page 173) grave # 106

BERTSCHY, Rebecca May 1838 - Jan 1920, wife of Fred (Chaffee County Democrat 10 Jan 1920; Salida Mail 2 Jan 1920) (Barbara?)

BROWNLEE, A. G. (C.?) 20 (26?) Oct 1839 (1859?) - 10 (16?) Aug 1885 (1875?) (Marker; Paquette Record) (COLORADO CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS by Lela O. McQueary) grave # 198

BUSCH, Nancy Age 64 years, died 1 Jul 1931 (COLORADO CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS by Lela O. McQueary)

C_____, J. A. J. (No other information) (COLORADO CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS by Lela O. McQueary)
Could this be John Andrew Jackson CHAPMAN, one of the founders of St. Elmo? He was alive in Jan 1908, redeemed certification # 948; the 1885 Assessment Roll book at the Buena Vista Heritage Museum lists a L. J. CHAPMAN having St. Elmo block 7 lots 1,2,3,4.

CALDWELL, Samuel G. (C.?) 26 Oct 1814 - 13 May 1879 (GAR marker in metal fence) (COLORADO
CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS by Lela O. McQueary) Mason grave # 125

CANTONWINE, Alfred Dennie Nov 1858? 1856 - 2 May 1926 Married Etta Hannah GUIRE. Recorded a
brand 27 Nov 1878. Died of apoplexy at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. (1900 and 1910 census, he was a Nathrop farmer, had 5 children) (Marker; Stewart Mortuary Record) (Chaffee County Republican 7 May 1926; Salida Mail 4 May 1926) (1885 Assessment Roll book, 160 acres, Sec 27, 34 Twp 15 Range 78) grave # 97

CANTONWINE, Charles Ishmael Feb 1889 - 26 Jan 1917 (Marker) Brief illness. Son of A. D. and Etta (Salida Mail 26 Jan 1917) grave # 96

CANTONWINE, Christina 12 Feb 1819 - 18 Nov 1869 Mrs. Jacob. Typhoid fever. An 1866 Pioneer (John Ophus Record; Family Bible; 1870 Mortality Schedules for Chaffee County) (UNDER THE ANGEL OF SHAVANO by Everett and Hutchinson page 52)

CANTONWINE, Elizabeth 30 Aug 1830 - 24 May 1871, wife of A. (Marker) grave # 168

CANTONWINE, Etta Hannah GUIRE 11 Dec 1862 - 15 Jul 1939 (Marker) (Salida Mail 17 Jul 1939) Mrs. A.D. Short illness. grave # 98

CANTONWINE, Frederick Earl 27 Mar 1887, Age 68, died 29 May 1952; long illness; farmer of the Nathrop area; married Essie GUIRE. (Chaffee County Republican 6 Jun 1952; Salida Mail 29 May 1952)

CANTONWINE, Jacob 21 Aug 1815 - 7 Dec 1887 Married to Christina. (John Ophus Record; Family Bible) 1866 Pioneer miner and rancher.

CANTONWINE, William W. Nov 1849, Age 82, died 29 Jan 1931 Turret freighter, miner, teamster. Single. (Salida Mail 30 Jan 1931) (1911 county directory) (1900 and 1910 census) (1885 Assessment Roll book, 160 acres, Sec 35 Twp 15 Range 78)

CARSON, Ella J. WILLIAMS 12 Jun 1882 - 18 Nov 1963 (Marker) Daughter of R. H. and Eliza C. WILLIAMS. Married John Henry CARSON in 1908; Nathrop Postmistress 1941 - 1956 (Salida Mail 18 Nov 1963; Chaffee County Republican 22 Nov 1963) (1910 census) grave # 30

CARSON, John Henry 18 Sep 1882 - 26 Apr 1941 Nathrop Postmaster 1918 - 1941, operated a General Store, husband of Ella WILLIAMS. (Marker; Buena Vista Masonic Record; Buena Vista Town Hall Record) (Chaffee County Republican 2 May 1941; Salida Mail 28 Apr 1941) (Story, Chaffee County Republican 13 Jan 1956) (Ascension Episcopal Church Records book 2 page 108) (1910 census lists him as a miner) grave # 31

CHASE, Cosbi G. "Muzzi" NASH 12 Feb 1844 - 10 Sep 1897, wife of Wm. J., taught first school in Granite, sister to Mrs. J. H. Johnston; Second child of Elizabeth and Joseph NASH; died of cancer (Chaffee County Republican 15 Sep 1897) (St. Joseph Catholic Record page 25) (SOME NASH'S OF VIRGINIA by Claude NASH page 16) grave # 108

CHASE, Wm. J. Sept 1840; Age 60, died 3 Nov 1902; 3rd Iowa L. A. (Marker) A rancher and miner; married Cosbi NASH on 8 Nov 1866 by Rev John GILLILAND, recorded his brand 10 Jul 1874; 1866 Pioneer (Chaffee County Courthouse Records Book 1 page 8) (1900 census says he was proprietor of the Nathrop bath-house) (A HISTORY OF CHAFFEE COUNTY by Shaputis and Kelly) grave # 109

CISSNA, Anna KRAFT 18 Jun 1872 - 7 Oct 1965, in San Diego, Calif. Daughter of Wm and Mary CZACHART KRAFT; married Charles CISSNA (John Ophus Record) grave 166a

CISSNA, Charles B. 1873 - 1936 (Marker) grave # 166

COMBS, Chas. B. 1 Jun 1911 - _______ (Marker) Married Lola BASHAM.

COMBS, Lola W. BASHAM 17 Jan 1914 - 19 Dec 1972 in Tacoma, Washington (Marker) (Salida Mail 20 Dec 1972) grave # 1

CONFER, "Rick" Richard Loren 9 Jan 1953 - 14 Feb 1991. Son of William and Vonda CONFER. Died in Buena Vista of diabetes.

COON, Benjamin Franklin 14 Feb 1827 - 22 Nov 1913, husband of Arminda B. ARMSTRONG; brother to John D.; living with his daughter Mert L. HABENICHT age 73, a widower in 1900 census; died of old age (Marker) (Salida Record 29 Nov 1913) grave # 138

COON, Ione Dilla BAKER Oct 1846 - 4 Feb 1913, (second) wife of John D. (Marker; Stewart Mortuary Records) (Salida Mail 4 Feb 1913) (1900 and 1910 census says no children) (A HISTORY OF CHAFFEE COUNTY by Shaputis and Kelly page 181) grave # 187

COON, John D. age 80; died Aug 1908; Corp'l,3rd Wisc. Inf. (Marker in iron enclosure) (1880 census says he was age 47, a widower, farmer) grave # 188 THIS MAY BE THE SAME PERSON AS JOHN DENNIS COON

COON, John Dennis 20 Dec 1832 - 22 Nov 1912 (13?) (Marker) (Salida Mail 29 Nov 1913; Salida Record and Salida Mail 19 Dec 1913) Recorded his brand in 1871; in Colorado in 1869; farmer and rancher; early area settler; a vigilante in the Lake County Wars. Married to Ione (second wife) for 16 years in the 1900 census, Winnie B., a single daughter age 26 was living with them. He was married for 25 years to Ione in 1910 census (A HISTORY OF CHAFFEE COUNTY by Shaputis and Kelly page 180, 181) (UNDER THE ANGEL OF SHAVANO by Everett and Hutchinson page 55, 130) (HISTORY OF THE ARKANSAS VALLEY 1881, page 484) (100 YEARS IN THE ROCKIES page 13) (Salida Mail 19 Dec 1913 says he died of old age; was a 1865 Pioneer; left 2 daughters, Mrs. A. E. AYERS of Salida, and Mrs. John DONLEY of Centerville. (1885 Assessment Roll book, Nathrop area, Sec. 26,27, 34 Twp 15 Range 78)

COON, John J. 1868 - Jul 1932 (Marker) Son of Ben F.; died in Bridger, Montana (Salida Mail 22 Jul 1932) grave # 137

COON, Lucy Juanita Age 3 months, died 1895 (A HISTORY OF CHAFFEE COUNTY, page 186)

COON, Mary Ann "Jane" CANTONWINE 1 Feb 1842 - 19 Mar 1879, wife of John D. (Marker) (1880
Mortality Schedule for Chaffee County ) Died of a female complaint. Came to Colorado in 1866 with the NASH and ROYAL families. Married John D. COON 4 Nov 1866 by Rev. John GILLILAND. (A HISTORY OF CHAFFEE COUNTY by Shaputis and Kelly page 181) grave # 185

COON, Willie B. 6 May 1868 - 24 Jun 1869 son of John D. & Mary A. (Marker in iron fence) (A HISTORY OF CHAFFEE COUNTY by Shaputis and Kelly page 181) grave # 186

CRADLE, William C. 1899 - 25 Jun 1919 (Military Marker) (Chaffee County Democrat 12 Jul 1919; 13 Dec 1919) U.S.N. Gunner; drowned at Nanking, China - An orphan taken in by the PAQUETTE family (A HISTORY OF CHAFFEE COUNTY by Shaputis and Kelly page 48, 174) grave # 66

DANZIG, Infant Male Age 6 days, died 20 Nov 1904 of inanition. (Chaffee County Courthouse Records Book 1 page 12)

DAVIDSON, Alta L. (Marker)

DAVIDSON, Angus 1897 - 1901 (Marker)

DAVIDSON, Bruce B. Sr. (Marker) 1968 County Commissioner

DAVIDSON, Cora E. PYLE 9 Dec 1873 - 14 Jun 1968 (Marker) (Salida Mail 19 Jun 1968; Chaffee County Republican 21 Jun 1968) Mrs. Robt. DAVIDSON; in 1930 county directory, she ran furnished rooms in Salida at 433 E. 1st street. grave # 205

DAVIDSON, D. Elaine 1927 - ____ Mrs. Bruce B. Sr.

DAVIDSON, Ethel Florentine BLAKELY 1901 - 1989 (Marker) Mrs. John (Florentine) Angus DAVIDSON grave # 211

DAVIDSON, John Angus 20 Oct 1896 (1897?) - 27 Jan 1971 (Marker) (Salida Mail 3 Jun 1960, picture; Salida Mail 27 & 28 Jan 1971) (Chaffee County Republican 29 Jan & 5 Feb 1971) He bought the family ranch ca 1920 and lived there 50 years; married Ethel BLAKELY. (THE HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COLORADO 1975 page 966) grave # 210

DAVIDSON, Robert D. 1952 - 1952 (Marker) grave # 209

DAVIDSON, Robert Harold 12 Aug 1938 - 6 Feb 1939 (Marker; Buena Vista Town Hall Record) (Salida Mail 7 Feb 1939) Son of Angus and Ethel BLAKELY DAVIDSON; died of pneumonia. grave # 208

DAVIDSON, Robert Mitchell 1861 - 26 Mar 1930 (Marker; Stewart Mortuary Record) (Salida Mail 1 Apr 1930) Married Cora PYLE. Ore hauler in Leadville; in St. Elmo in 1898; 1901 ranching in Nathrop; Chief of Police in Salida 1920 - 1926; Salida Night Marshall at death, suicide, resided at 433 E. 1st street. grave # 206

DAVIDSON, Russell Angus 21 Jan 1921 - 18 May 1993 in Omaha, NE. Married Alta ___ BRUCE. Maj. U. S. Marine Corps. WW II Korea (Marker)

DAVIDSON, Wesley R. 1 Jul 1923 - Sep 1924, son of R. R. (Marker; Stewart Mortuary Records) (Salida Mail 2 Sep 1924) grave # 207

DENHAM, Mary A. BISHOP born Feb 1854; Age 52 years 7 months, died 9 Sep 1906 Mrs. Robert DENHAM (Chaffee County Courthouse Records page 14) (Salida Record 14 Sep 1906)

DENHAM, Robert born Dec 1846; Age 77 years, died 12 Jul 1924 Owned the Independence mine near Turret, in 1894 he was on the Nathrop Registration Board, ran a pet and poultry store, and was a stockman (Salida Mail 10 Jan 1902) (Stewart Mortuary Record) (Salida Mail 15 Jul 1924) Head injuries from horse falling.

DONLEY, Joseph M. John "Ike" 3 Sep 1862 - 20 May 1920 (Joseph Matthew) (Marker) Rancher and farmer; married Lizzie COON in 1891 (Chaffee County Democrat 29 May 1920) (Salida Mail 28 May 1920) (A HISTORY OF CHAFFEE COUNTY by Shaputis and Kelly page 181, 186) (1900 and 1910 census) (Ascension Episcopal Church Records book 2 page 134) grave # 180

DONLEY, Lizzie Lavina COON DeWITT 17 Jan 1872 - 26 Dec 1933, wife of Joseph J. (Marker) (Chaffee County Democrat 29 May 1920, husband obit.) Married J. J. in 1891; the 1900 census said she was married for 9 years, had had 9 children, only 3 living) Married second to Mell DeWITT. (A HISTORY OF CHAFFEE COUNTY by Shaputis and Kelly page 181, 186) (Salida Mail 26 & 29 Dec 1933; Salida Mail 2 Jan 1954) grave # 181

DONLEY, Lucy Juanita Age 3 months, died 17 Jan 1898, daughter. of J. J. & L. L. (Marker) (Chaffee County Republican 20 Jan 1898; Salida Mail 5 Jan 1899) died suddenly. grave # 183

DUCKETT, Jackey J. Age 9 months 3 days, died 19 Aug 1881, son of Thaddeus B. & N. Ellen CANTONWINE DUCKETT (Marker) grave # 92

EHRHART, Earl E. 1884 - 6 Jun 1929 (Marker; Stewart Mortuary Record; Buena Vista Masonic Record) (Chaffee County Republican 7 & 14 Jun 1929) Married Mary Sally HIGGS; cattleman; 1928 county commissioner; died of stomach hemorrhages.

EHRHART, Jacob G. 1 Mar 1828 - 25 Jan (or June?) 1878 (Paquette Record) (COLORADO CEMETERY
INSCRIPTIONS by Lela O. McQueary) Member of the Colorado Assembly under Territorial organization,
1868 Lake Co. commissioner; abused by the Lake Co. War vigilantes, partially hanged by them; never recovered. grave # 179

EHRHART, Lavina (Lovina?) Jane "Dammy" MILLER. Age 61, 13 Jun 1838 - 11 Mar 1898, wife of J. G.; died of apoplexy in Denver, CO. (Chaffee County Republican 17 Mar 1898; Salida Mail 18 Mar 1898) (COLORADO CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS by Lela O. McQueary) grave # 178

EHRHART, Margaret "Maggie" A. EVANS 13 Aug 1860 - 19 Sep 1947 Daughter of Griffith and Jane EVANS; Mrs. Thomas; Centerville postmistress 1906 - 1913; died in Pueblo, CO. (Marker) (Salida Mail 20 & 22 Sep 1947) grave # 160

EHRHART, Mrs. T. J. died Mar 1935 (Chaffee County Republican 29 Mar 1935)

EHRHART, Thomas Jefferson 1859 - 14 Feb 1949 (Marker) (Salida Mail 15 & 16 Feb 1949, picture; Chaffee County Republican 18 & 25 Feb 1949) Married Maggie EVANS; livestock dealer; Centerville postmaster 1882 - 1906; county commissioner; Colorado State Representative 1896 - 1898; Colorado State Senator 1898, 1902-1910, 1930-1938; first Highway Commissioner 1913 - 1921. Died in Pueblo, CO.

ELLIS, Robert Age 5, died 23 Dec 1892 (Salida Mail 30 Dec 1892) (Buried here?)

ELLIS, Sarah Matilda WATSON 30 Sep 1856 - 12 (16?) Dec 1892, wife of Wm. H. died of consumption. (A HISTORY OF CHAFFEE COUNTY, page 189 & 191) (Salida Mail 23 Dec 1892)

EVANS, Griffith Age 52, died 1 Jul 1886 (Marker; Buena Vista Masonic Record) (Buena Vista Democrat 7 Jul 1886; Salida Mail 2 Jul 1886) Married Jane HAVENS. Rancher, farmer, Centerville postmaster 1879 - 1882, grocery store owner, one of first three appointed Chaffee County commissioners in 1879, elected to office 1885; died of kidney inflammation.

EVANS, Jane "Muzzy" HAVENS (HUGHES?) 1843 - 24 Mar 1935 Mrs. Griffith EVANS. (Marker in steel fence) (Salida Mail 26 Mar 1935) grave # 55

EVANS, Marjorie Age 16 months, died Aug 1909, daughter. of (Richard H. ) D. D. and Rebecca McDONALD EVANS. (Marker) (Salida Mail & Salida Record 0 Aug 1909)

EVANS, Rebecca McDONALD 1878 - Mar 1946 (Marker) (Salida Mail 11 Mar 1946)

EVANS, Richard H. 1866 - 8 Jul 1952 (Marker) (Salida Mail 9 & 11 Jul 1952) Deputy district water commissioner, livestock raiser and dairy man, reformatory guard. Died in Pueblo of complications of an eye operation.

EVANS, William M. Age 28, died 6 May 1891of pneumonia; son of Griffith and Jane EVANS. Married Lillian E. WEBER. (Marker in steel fence)

FEHLING, Frank M. 16 Sep 1887 - 22 Jan 1968 (Marker) (Salida Mail 23 Jan 1968; Salida Mail 1 Feb 1968; story, Salida Mail 27 Apr 1967; story, Chaffee County Republican 28 Apr 1967; Chaffee County Republican 26 Jan 1968) grave # 175 Married Winniebelle DONLEY. Rancher, politician, County commissioner 1933 - 1937, Colorado State Legislature  Representative 1939 - 1947; died Mesa, AZ of a heart attack.

FEHLING, Winniebelle I. DONLEY 1893 - 1983 Daughter of Joseph and Lizzie DONLEY. Mrs. Frank. Cancer. (Marker) (Story, Salida Mail 27 Aug 1974; good story & pictures; Chaffee County Republican 30 Oct 1975)

FLETCHER, Margaret "Mary" E. McCORMICK 1846 - 19 Oct 1912 (John Ophus Record) Boarding
House operator. Mrs. Thomas.

FLETCHER, Thomas C. Age 60 years 3 months, died Sep 1893; Corp'l, Co. A, 1st Iowa Cav (Marker) (Chaffee County Record 23 Sep 1893; Salida Mail 19 Sep 1893) grave # 84 Teamster and farmer. Fell and broke his neck. 1859 Pioneer.

FLETCHER, Vinton E. Age 68 years 1 month 28 days, died 9 Dec 1932 in Pueblo, CO (Stewart Mortuary Records) Married Mary E. BEESON; farmer; died in Pueblo, CO of heart trouble.

FRANTZ, Georgie N. Age 3 years 3 (8?) months 14 days, died 15 Apr 1884 Son of O. L. and Julia A. FRANTZ. (Marker) (COLORADO CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS by Lela O. McQueary) grave # 95

FRANTZ, [FRANCE]), Oliver Louis "Lue" Age 33 years 1 month 9 days, died 25 Feb 1883, accidentally shot self and died from the effects of chloroform when doctors amputated leg. Farmer and Justice of the Peace. (Marker) (Buena Vista Democrat 1 Mar 1883; Mountain Mail 3 Mar 1883) (COLORADO CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS by Lela O. McQueary: Age 35 years 4 months 2 days)

Additional information on most interments can be found in WHERE THE BODIES ARE by June Shaputis.

I will be happy to add any information or make corrections regarding these individuals.  Submitters must allow me to use their contact information with the new information they provide. Sources that I used to find information are listed.


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