Cherry Creek, White Pine County, Nevada Cemeteries

CHERRY CREEK - (1859 to present) Cherry Creek is located 55 miles north of Ely just off Hwy 93 at the end of S. R. 489. Named for the wild chokecherry bushes that grow nearby. It is a pioneer city of the Pony Express and the Overland Telegraph days. There is some mining activity here today.

These pages will attempt to try to personalize the individuals buried in our cemeteries because they are not just a name and date. Additions, comments, queries or corrections are always welcome.  Please feel free to contact me at:  june@webpanda.com

Researched by June Shaputis and Dennis Conley walking the three cemeteries and documenting the existing tombstones and their information on July 17, 1999.   See below for more sources.

Name Information Cemetery
Abbott, Irvin Carl 25 Jun 1944 - 17 Oct 1996. Tall wooden cross with "Our Beloved Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Papa-Papa and Friend" hand carved on it. (Old Middle Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Anderson, Gerald Wayne Jr. 17 Dec 1964 - 6 Dec 1987 "Beloved Son" (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Anderson, Ronald W.  6 Sep 1961 - 1 May 1986  "Beloved Son" (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Baker, see Parker
Bambrick, Josephine M. Born Nevada 1878 - 1906, ca 29, buried 21 Jul 1906. In McAulay Plot. (Old Middle Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Bambrick, T. W. (Joseph H. ?) Born Vermont 1852 - 1907, (of New York?), ca 58, buried 26 Feb 1907. In McAulay Plot. (Old Middle Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Bates, Anna Filbert Of  Ireland, ca 63, buried 8 Oct 1899, Mrs. Oscar
Bates, Oscar of Sweden, ca 61, buried 31 May 1898, married to Anna, owned the Bates House Hotel.
Bennett, Mabel of Schellbourne, NV, ca 16, buried 31 Jan 1911.  A Peter Bennett ranched southeast of Cherry Creek near Schellbourne. (She may be buried on the Schellbourne Ranch in one of the three unreadable marked graves)
Besselo, Joseph of Italy, ca 53, buried 1 Dec 1901
Bews, Dick     (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Bews, Edward Native of Cornwall, England, Aged 39 years, Died 27 Nov 1894, buried 30 Nov 1894, white marble stone (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Bews, Jack    Baby (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Bews, Jimmy   (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Bews, Joe  (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Bews, Johanna Dolan of Nevada, ca 25, buried 3 Feb 1904
Bews, Richard James of Nevada, ca 33, buried 4 Jul 1907
Bews, Twins   (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Biggs, J. M. A Texas cattleman, shot and killed by Mormon Jack over some range trouble. (White Pine Lang Syne by Effie O. Read) (Hugo Ralph Frank's Cherry Creek Reminiscence. p.7)
Bonner, P.  In Memory of: Native of Ireland, Died 7 Nov 1898, Aged 45 years. (In an iron fence) (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Borchert, F. Leo 1899 - 1944.  Borchert Plot (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Borchert, Frederick A. 1889 - 1942, (? 1835 - 1923 ?) on same stone as F. Leo in Borchert Plot (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Borchert, Hannah H. Died 30 May 1899, Aged 24 years 5 months (gray marble stone in a fence) (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Borchert, John 1835 - 1923. Ranched south of Cherry Creek and was an early resident of the town. Borchert Plot (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Borchert, Lillian May 8 May 1882 - 18 Feb 1904, of Nevada, ca 22, buried 21 Feb 1904, her father was a rancher. "No pain, no anxious fear, can reach our loved one sleeping here." Borchert Plot (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Borchert, Margaret  1847 - 1931. Borchert Plot (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Borchert, Roy  1886 - 1913. Borchert Plot (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Brady, W. S. of New York, buried 2 Jan 1888
Brannon, Ed Died 1878, a cowboy and famous athlete who came here his health. Ralph Frank wrote a poem in his memory. (Hugo Ralph Frank's Cherry Creek Reminiscence.) (Old Middle Cemetery)
Brown, J. W. of Missouri, ca 39, buried 21 Jan 1910
Cannon, Emma Henry of Wisconsin, ca 45, buried 18 Dec 1894. Mrs. Peter Cannon. Mrs. Emma (Carman), should be read as Cannon, Mrs. Emma (Henry was her maiden name), and she was the wife of Peter H. Cannon the Justice of the Peace of Cherry Creek. I believe that her husband may have died in Salt Lake City, as I have the date of death as 1915, but have not looked into it any further. (the librarian recently checked the newspapers near the date of death but did not find an obituary.) I am presently working on the Cannon family of Boston which this Peter came from. I'm not quite sure by your list
if Mrs. E. Cannon had a tombstone or not, perhaps you could let me know. Information courtesy of Moira LeBlanc-Todd in Montreal kenmoira.todd@sympatico.ca
Carman, Mrs. Emma of Wisconsin, ca 45, buried 18 Dec 1894 See above
Clark, Nellie (Indian) of Nevada, buried 13 Mar 1909
Connolly, Mrs. Ellen of Nevada, ca 87, buried 12 Apr 1909
Cordano, John A. 1872 - 1937. Bought the old Kelly Ranch north of Cherry Creek. (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Cordano, Joseph V. 1909 - 1959 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Cordano, Maria 1875 - 1911 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Cordano, Maria R. 1881 - 1962 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Cordano, J. Pete    10 Dec 1905 - 15 Feb 1980, U. S. Army, WW II (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999

Cordano, Rosa

1855 - 1923 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Crary, Ella Jane 1850 - 1915, Native of New Jersey (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Crawford, Adela E.    1921 - 1974 (Old Middle Cemetery)
Crowley, John of New York, ca 58, buried 18 Oct 1907. May have been the E. J. Crowley who established the first livery stable.
Currie, Mary Jane 1840 - 1905, Wife of J. H. Currie At Rest, of W. Virginia, ca 65, buried 14 Feb 1905 (Old Middle Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Davis, Fred J. of Canada, ca 37, buried 26 Apr 1911
Davis, Nevada Alvina 26 Nov 1906 - 28 Feb 1907, daughter of Thomas C. And Diana A. Davis, of Nevada, ca 3 mos., buried 2 Mar 1907 (Old Middle Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Dolan, Baby   (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Dolan, Elizabeth  1 Jan 1885 - 8 Jul 1959, "At Rest, Aunt Eliza" (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Dolan, John  Died 24 Nov 1895, Aged 55 years. Native of N V., of New York, ca 51, buried 26 Nov 1894, NF (Old Upper Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Dolan, Kate (Mrs. P. T.) Died 1 Feb 1898, Aged 47 years, Mrs. P. T. Dolan, of Ireland, buried 6 Feb 1898 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Dolan, Mark       Baby (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Dolan, Mark L.  1882 - 1955, Dad (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Dolan, Pat   (See Patrick Green) He was an early rancher north of Cherry Creek. (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)

Dolan, Thomas Tom R.

of Nevada, ca 33, buried 7 May 1907
Donnally, John of Ireland, ca 55, buried 23 Dec 1893
Doyle, James O. of California, ca 44, buried 19 Apr 1906
Fillmore, L. Annette 25 May 1850 - 9 Jan 1937 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Fillmore, Rufus S. 23 Jan 1850 - 14 Aug 1928. Blacksmith. (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Fischer, Katherine E. of Nevada, ca 22, buried 30 Sep 1899
Foppiano, Adolph      1889 - 1936 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Foppiano, Antone    1857 - 1932 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Foppiano, Baby Girl "Born after Lillie" (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Foppiano, Ernest L.     1890 - 1918 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Foppiano, Irene 12 Jan 1904 - 28 Jul 1998, 94 years. (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Metal Funeral Home Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Foppiano, Leo J.  3 May 1892 - 17 Jul 1965, Nevada Pvt. 252 AMB Co. 13 SN TN WW I (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)

Foppiano, Lillie B 

1889 - 1900, of Nevada, ca 15 mos., buried 3 Jun 1900 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Foppiano, Mansueta S.     1860 - 1919 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Foppiano, Robert E.     6 Nov 1926 - 16 Dec 1926 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Frank, Anna Elizabeth     12 Sep 1865 - 17 Sep 1924 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Frank, Hilda Kuhn 2 Aug 1901 - 6 Jan 1906. Of Nevada, ca 4, buried 6 Jan 1906 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Frank, Hugo Rudolph     30 Jan 1853 - 31 May 1949 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Frank, Marie LaBoiteause (Mrs.) of Ohio, ca 35, buried 17 May 1899
Frank, Hugo Ralph 22 Nov 1897- 13 Jul 1970, Died Age 72 years 7 months 21 days "Brother" Author of Cherry Creek Reminiscence. He was the 4th son of Anna and Hugo Frank. Never married, brother of Irma Bell. "Until the day breaks." (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Frank, William Ottomar 8 Aug 1894 Cherry Creek, NV - 10 Dec 1967. Rancher and KCC Duck Creek Station employee. Died of cancer. "Brother" of Ralph Frank and Mrs. James Bell. (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Ferguson, ____ Killed by James Quigley over a town lot ca 1872 - 1875 (?)
Garrison, Wm. Killed Nov 1882 by Mormon Jim Strange in an argument over a horse.
Gee, King of China, ca 51, buried 28 Nov 1905
Gilbert, J. Henry  Died 17 Jan 1893, Aged 63 years. Born in LA. His parents were both born in Germany on the Rhine.   Ranched south east of Cherry Creek. Married Susan (born in Isle of Jersey) and had at least one daughter named Susan M.

(Saturday January 23, 1893 White Pine News p. 3 col. 1)  "Henry Gilbert died at his ranch near Schellbourne last Sunday from a stroke of Paralysis.  Mr. Gilbert for the past two years has been  confined to his house from paralytic strokes.  The last one took him off. He was an Honest man and good citizen.  He remains were laid to rest in the Cherry Creek cemetery last Wednesday.  Peace to his ashes." (grave was located in a fence with 2 unmarked graves) "I think they may have had another daughter but she wasn't in this census.  Maybe its his wife that is one of the graves next to him they may have brought her back from Tooele when she died. Because the paper said she moved to Tooele after he died." LaWana Fisher

(New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999

Nevada 10th census 1880 - White Pine County--Shell Creek Valley on 12 to 14 day of June  Film # 1254759 #5066

Golyer, Jackie 13 Mar 1934 - 24 Feb 1989 "Beloved wife and mother" (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Golyer, James 2 Mar 1931 -  -------   "Beloved husband and father." (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Green, Mary of Nevada, ca 78, buried 1 Feb 1908
Green, Patrick of Ireland, ca 64, buried 8 Nov 1894; he was shot and killed by Pat Dolan on 7 Nov 1894 in a disagreement over the School house not being in the right place. Green and Dolan were Rancher's, friends, and neighbors. Patrick Green's ranch was north of Cherry Creek. (Hugo Ralph Frank's Cherry Creek Reminiscence. p. 7)
Greene, Infant of P. H. of Nevada, ca 2 hrs, buried 6 Dec 1902
Greene, Margaret (Mrs. Patrick)  Died 7 Aug 1913, Aged 70 years (gray marble stone in a fence) (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Greene, Mary 1833 - 1907, Native of Ireland (in an iron fence)  (see Green, Mary ?) (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Greene, Patrick (See Green) Died 7 Nov 1894, Aged 55 years (gray marble stone in a fence) (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Griffin, John of Massachusetts, ca 47, buried 27 Sep 1897, killed in a saloon brawl by ____ Rogers.
Grisnaldo (Griswold?), Juana of Panama, ca 55, buried 16 Jan 1908. Her husband may have been the rancher who bought the old Quick ranch northeast of Cherry Creek.
Hamilton, Milton G. 1865 - 1934, In Loving Memory (in a cement plot with Richards, Francis S.) (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Harrison, George W.  Born Nevada, 1875 - 1905, ca 31, buried 1 Mar 1905 in the McAulay Plot. (Old Middle Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Harrison, Samuel  Sgt., Co. B. 17 th Vet. Res. Corps, COB (no date or age on stone) (Old Middle Cemetery)
Henriod, Frances Elizabeth Kell 21 May 1886 - 24 Apr 1960. "Mother." (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Henriod, Valoras L. 1884 - 1943 "Father" (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Henry, Barbara   Died 26 Jun 1881, Aged 34 years (Old Middle Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Henry, James May 1844 - 14 Dec 1889 (in a fence with Howard's) (Rena Foppiano says he was the first one to be buried in the lower cemetery) (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Herman, Jules Daniel 8 Mar 1900 - 23 Oct 1971 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Holland, James Daniel Born 12/15/1837 Johnstown, Kilmichael, Co. Cork Ireland -  Died 6 Feb 1900, Age 63 years, Native of Ireland, ca 68, buried 7 Feb 1900, a rancher southeast of Cherry Creek near Schellbourne. Married Eliza Adelaide Young of Provo UT, 11/22/1860, had 8 children. 2nd and 3rd graves in the plot are those of  Charley Henry Holland and James Fredrick Holland (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) (One of 2 graves in a granite plot) - Source: 2/1999 - George F. Holland II, Plano, TX Geoff@airmail.net
Holland, Eliza Adelaide Young of Provo UT, married 11/22/1860.  She and James had 8 children. (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) - Source: 2/1999 - George F. Holland II, Plano, TX Geoff@airmail.net
Holland, Charley Henry (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)- Source: 2/1999 - George F. Holland II, Plano, TX Geoff@airmail.net
Holland, James Fredrick 10/24/1880 Schellbourne - 7/4/1926 Cherry Creek. Miner. (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) - Source: 2/1999 - George F. Holland II, Plano, TX Geoff@airmail.net
Howard, John R. 17 Apr 1863 - 18 Feb 1920 (in a fence with Henry, James) (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Howard, Mary Henry 1858 - 1929 (in a fence with Henry, James) (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Howlett, John     Killed in 1883 at Hunter by Ed. Crutchley over an argument over watering stock at a ranch over the mountain in the Hunter District. Crutchley was the first man to be legally hanged in White Pine County at Hamilton, NV.
Howlett, Michael Avondale Died 8 Oct 1896, Aged 11 years, of Nevada, ca 12, buried 9 Oct 1896 (Old Middle Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Huntsman, Barbara T. 4 Dec 1914 - 26 Jun 1988 "Wife" (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Huntsman, Don S. 12 May 1912 - 19 Feb 1992. (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
(Indian), Potato John * of Nevada, ca 100, buried 12 Dec 1910
Irvine, Grace Borchert (Olson 19 Apr 1880 Taylor, NV. - 9 Mar 1967 in Ely, NV.  Daughter of John and Margaret Washburn Borchert. Sister of Harry and Earl. Married (1) Andrew Olson, married (2) James Irvine and was widowed at the time of her death. She was a nurse for 50 years in Salt Lake City, UT. "Angel of Mercy" (see Andrew and Gunilla M Olson) (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Jones, Henry Madison of Kentucky, ca 88, buried 2 Apr 1906, a rancher southeast of Cherry Creek.
Jordan, Ira W. 1873 - 1918 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Keegan, Mary      pre-school age, killed crawling on a wagon wheel, caused a runaway and the wheel killed her in the late 1890's. First buried on the Keegan Ranch near the house. (Source: Margaret Rowe of Ruth, NV, 9/18/97)
Keegan, Sarah of Nevada, ca 13, buried 2 Jan 1908
Kell, Frank P. of Missouri, ca 58, buried 21 Mar 1911
Kelsey, Geo. Darrell Lewis of Nevada, ca 5 mos., buried 28 Aug 1900
Kennedy, George of Ireland, ca 75, 21 Dec 1896
Keough, Edna      died 7 Mar 188_, age 6 months 29 days (Old Middle Cemetery)
Keogh, Margaret Honeyman Died 16 Nov 1880, Aged 24 years 2 months 10 days, Also her infant baby boy, Wife of P. (Pat?) Keogh, Native of Williamsburg, N.Y. "Gloria en excelsis Deo" (Old Middle Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Kerr, Joe     Shot and killed over school trouble (Hugo Ralph Frank's Cherry Creek Reminiscence. p. 7)
Kuerr, Henry of PA, ca 50, buried 25 Oct 1887 Earliest death & burial here recorded at WP County Recorder's Office
Kuhn, Hilda    2 Aug 1901 - 6 Jan 1906 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Leo, F. 1899 - 1944, on same stone as Frederick Borchert (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Leonard, Andy Shot and killed by a gambler at Cherry Creek. (Hugo Ralph Frank's Cherry Creek Reminiscence. p. 7)
Long, Gloria     (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Lovell, P. H. of England, ca 79, buried 3 Jan 1897
Mann, Otto of Iowa, ca 48, buried 22 May 1908
Martin, William H. of Nevada, ca 24, buried 7 Jul 1907
Matson, D. C. Died 1885. "of Centerville (Seigel) died of rheumatism of the heart. He was a highly respected man. The funeral took place at Cherry Creek and was attended by citizens of Aurum, Rubyhill, and Schellbourne. He left a widow." White Pine News 6 Apr 1885
Maxwell, Ella M. Native of Vermont. Died 31 Aug 1879. Asleep Dear Mother, And take thy rest. God called thee home, He thought it best.  Mrs. Joe. D. Maxwell.  She was the first woman to arrive in Cherry Creek in 1872 /1873, and the first woman to die after several years of living in the area. (Effie O. Read book White Pine Lang Syne page 100) (Old Middle Cemetery)
Maxwell, Maxie  "Baby Maxie" Died 29 Apr 1877, age 2 years 2 months. Son of J. D. And E. M. Maxwell. "Little Graves the footprints of angels" (Old Middle Cemetery)
McAulay, Jennie Maria Born Wisconsin 1842 - 1920 (Old Middle Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
McGrath, Thomas Killed in the Star Mine 10 July 1881 from a powder explosion. He was the mine's first fatality. The verdict of the jury at the inquest was published as follows in the White Pine News on July 16, 1881 -- “We the undersigned jurors, summoned to appear before J. H. Lander, Justice of the Peace, and ex-officio Coroner of the town of Cherry Creek, White Pine County, Nevada at his office on the 10th day of July, 1881, to inquire into the cause of death of Thomas McGrath, having been duly sworn according to law, and having made such inquisition, after inspecting the body and hearing the testimony advanced, each and all do say that we find the deceased was named Thomas McGrath, was a native of South Troy, New York, aged about 36 years, and he came to his death on the 10th day of July, 1881, in the county by the accidental explosion of giant powder in the Star mine. All of which we duly certify by this inquisition in writing, by us signed on this 10th day of July, 1881. A. D. Parker, P. Keogh, W. Cary, James Hagar, John Madden, G. F. Stockle.”

After the inquest, McGrath’s body was moved to Miner’s Union Hall, where the funeral took place.  A long procession of comrades, wearing the insignia of the Miners Society, and many of the local citizens attended the funeral.

May be buried in the old upper cemetery.
McKenny, Lillie died 1878, sister of Rose, buried in Exchequer Canyon (Hugo Ralph Frank's Cherry Creek Reminiscence.) These two young girls' father was a Scotch-Canadian who operated a large sawmill and wood yard in Exchequer Canyon with his partner, ___ Hall.
McKenny, Rose died 1878, sister of Lillie, buried in Exchequer Canyon (Hugo Ralph Frank's Cherry Creek Reminiscence.)
Medford, Hattie May Age 18, on March 31, 1882, dance hall girl and prostitute from Carson City, sick and in debt, suicide by poison and shooting herself.  Jerry  Bowen research.She was probably buried in the oldest cem on the hill.
Mose, Charley (Indian) Age ca 90's, burned to death in his Cherry Creek cabin 12 Dec 1932 (Hugo Ralph Frank's Cherry Creek Reminiscence. p. 7, 8)
Moware, Patrick of Ireland, ca 50, buried 5 Jan 1888
Mulvihill, Edward S. of Ireland, ca 39, buried 2 Apr 1904
Norton, Will Shot and killed at Spruce Mountain by Chauncey Griswold over range trouble (here?)
Nuckols, Laura R 1866 - 1939. Borchert Plot. (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Nuckols, Ruben Allison. 1844 - 1936. A early resident. Borchert Plot. (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Olson, Andrew A.

15 Nov 1865 - 23 Oct 1908. Borchert Plot.

(New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Olson, Gunilla Marguerite 3 Jun 1903 - 14 Mar 1904, Infant daughter of Andrew and Grace Borchert Olson, of Nevada, ca 9 mos., buried 16 Mar 1904. Her mother Grace, remarried a Mr. Irvine. Borchert Plot. (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Parata, Antonio of Italy, ca 18, buried 16 May 1907
Parker, James R. 16 Jun 1937 - pre 1999. "Poppy James - Makes no difference what day he was placed here. He was loved by enough special people to last him forever and ever." What appears to be a brand "J-backward J next to first J" in a large metal corral with western motifs welded onto it. (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Parker, (Mrs.) Mabel Pierce

of Nevada, ca 29, buried 3 Mar 1904

Pearce, Clarence Dewey "Duke" 21 Jul 1918 - 14 Jan 1991, age 73. (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Pearce, Leona Lillian Borchert  23 Feb 1925 - 12 Mar 1986 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Pearce, Richard  2 Aug 1959 - 5 Jan 1981 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Phelan, Hazel May

27 Sep 1900 - 15 Aug 1903, of Nevada, ca 3, buried 14 Aug 1903

(Old Upper Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Phelan, Irene Died 3 Sep 1897, Aged 1 year 5 months 16 days, Daughter of Johnnie and Annie Phelan. (gray marble stone in fence) (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Phelan, John of Ireland, ca 81, buried 2 Aug 1906
Pierce, Bryan Harold 

11 Oct 1897 - 16 Apr 1956, Nevada CPL Trp M 8 Cavalry WW I, DEP

(Old Upper Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Pierce, Child (Old Upper Cemetery)
Pierce, David B. Born 6 Jul 1834 in Springfield, Otsego County, N.Y. - 11 Sep 1888 in Cherry Creek, White Pine County, Nevada. Early resident.  DBP  The Pierce brothers owned a gold arrastra in Egan Canyon and had a ranch northeast of Cherry Creek. (Old Upper Cemetery)
Pierce, Dee D.

Born 22 Apr 1880, "Passed on" 29 Jul 1896, "Only son of D. B. & M. C. Pierce", of Nevada, DEP ca 16, buried 30 Jul 1896, "Faithful and patient be my life as thine, As strong to wrestle with the storms of time, As deeply rooted in a soil of love, As grandly rising to the heavens above."

(Old Upper Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Pierce, Franklin L. 1870 - 1941 (Old Upper Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Pierce, Gettie Wightman Born 22 Nov 1843 in Brockport, N. Y. - 24 Mar 1898, wife of Lorenzo D. Pierce, of New York, ca 54, buried 6 Mar 1898. "In Loving Remembrance of" (Old Upper Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Pierce, Lester L.  

8 Oct 1898 - 21 Oct 1985, husband of Rachel, Husband and Father

(New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Pierce, Margaret B. 1876 -1947 (Old Upper Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Pierce, "Little Pat 1920 - 1928, son of Lester and Rachel Pierce (was inside a fence) (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Pierce, Rachel D. 

5 Jun 1892 - 26 Apr 1982, Mrs. Lester L.

(New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Peo_er, ____   7 Nov 1889 (iron fence, unreadable broken stone) (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Ramon, M. Shot and killed by Frank Molin who worked for Tom Wright who was killed by Ramon over a range dispute. He was a Mexican cowboy
Raper, J. C. of N. Carolina, ca 83, buried 30 Aug 1904
Rei, Fred

Killed in the Star Mine Mill ca 1883 /1884. (Effie O. Read book White Pine Lang Syne p. 103)

Richards, Francis Seburn 1849 - 1919 (in a cement plot with Hamilton, Milton) (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Roselli, Peter of Italy, ca 52, buried 3 Jan 1902
Ross, David of Nova Scotia, ca 57, buried 7 Jun 1904. An early resident.
Ruggles, Arthur Lee   3 Feb 1907 - 26 May 1973, "Over many mountains he trod." Stone has a picture of a burro in memory of the burro that came to his funeral. "The burro on his headstone is symbolic of Grandpa's many years as a prospector and miner around C.C. and Nevada... The burro that attended his services, braying that heart-wrenching farewell, was truly a specter none attending will EVER forget! Eeery!!! " (Old Middle Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999

Source: Arla Bynum & Ruggles' Cherry Creek Arts Emporium. Editor - Alive NOW! Survivors' Network - MT"  webmaster@alive-now.net

 

Ryan, Mrs. Mary

of Ireland, ca 64, buried 19 Sep 1897

See Thomas - Source: 2/1999 - George F. Holland II, Plano, TX Geoff@airmail.net
Sanquist, Doris Marguerite of Nevada, ca 1, buried 25 Mar 1905
Sanquist, Thelma Caroline of Nevada, ca 4 mos., buried 27 Aug 1906
Sarvis, William of Scotland, ca 64, buried 15 Oct 1899
Stratton, Alphonse H. of Butte Valley, NV, ca 22, buried 15 Jan 1896. ( J. H. Stratton ranched in Butte Valley)
Stenstrom, Elizabeth

Died 2 Nov 1909, of Germany, ca 85, buried 4 Nov 1909

(New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Stenstrom, Peter L. 25 Jan 1825 - 1899, of Sweden, ca 74, buried 20 Jul 1899 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Strong, Jno. of Massachusetts, ca 60, buried 11 Jan 1909
Sullivan, Jerry  Sullivan and Danny Mann of Eureka had a shootout after smoking opium. Sullivan died and Mann was wounded in the arm.
Tanner, Miss Rhoda of Utah, ca 21, buried 13 Apr 1902
Taylor, George H.

Native of New York, Died 29 Nov 1897, Aged 55 years, ca 65, buried 30 Nov 1897 A rancher of Butte Valley?

(Old Upper Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Thacher, Geo. 17 Jun 1877 - 15 Aug 1877, son of A. M. & Alice Vanderlip Thacher, "Suffer little children to come unto me" (Old Middle Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Thomas, William C. of New York, ca 43, buried 4 Jan 1902. Thomas, William C. Worked for the railroad, married Mary C. Ryan daughter of Archie J. Ryan, a miner, born in Ireland  1830 and Mary ____
(listed as Mrs. Mary Ryan) born in Ireland  1833. I am not sure where Archie is buried, last known to be working for a Mr. Williamson or Dolan’s - Source:
2/1999 - George F. Holland II, Plano, TX Geoff@airmail.net
Tiffany, Abraham of England, ca 79, buried 17 Apr 1901
Tippett, John 15 Jul 1848 - 28 Jan 1906, of England, ca 60, buried 31 Jan 1906, "Shall we meet beyond the river, Where the surges cease to roll, Where in all the bright forever, Sorrow ne'er shall press the soul" John Tippett immigrated to Nevada from England. He was attracted by the lure of wealth from mining. After many years of prospecting in eastern White Pine County and western Utah, he took up a homestead at Tippett, Nevada in eastern White Pine County. He married Alice Bassett and lived at Tippett with Alice and her brother Frank Bassett. They raised sheep, cattle, operated a general store and dabbled in mining. The receipt for his funeral expenses included "powder", which was probably used to help blast open the grave in the frozen ground. Source: Steve Hull, distant relative by marriage to John Tippett. "The above information was passed to me by John's relatives when I was an adolescent. The total cost of John's funeral, which included boards and nails for the coffin, was $22. I have the original invoice." CAPT Steve Hull gonavy@nvbell.net
(Old Upper Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Tutty, James

of New Jersey, ca 32, buried 17 Jan 1905

Toppains, see Foppiano

Unknown, Gloria no other info on marker. (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Trimmed rock or stone Marker existed on July 17, 1999 in the north east corner.
Unknown, Richard "Richard __ "  12 Aug 1959 - 5 Jan 1981. (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town) Broken wooden Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Wearne, Johanna 1833 - _____ (John's wife) (Old Upper Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Wearne, John

1839 - 1910, of England, ca 71, buried 28 Nov 1910

(Old Upper Cemetery) Marker existed on July 17, 1999
Williams, Andy Killed by Wm. McWilliams
Williams, Calvin W. 1 Nov 1891 - 29 Jul 1972, husband of Nellie. 

"... served in the Can. Mounted Police in WW1. He trapped and broke mustangs, sheared sheep, and mined in Nevada, Oregon, and Idaho. We recently buried Dean Collette's ashes near Grandpa Ruggles' grave. Dean was married to Art Sr.'s widow, Mathilde Fouquet (Ruggles) Collette, for @ ten years. (Grandma is still going strong at 92, and plans to rest between the two men she loved.)" Arla Bynum

"Calvin Wyatt Williams was born November 1, 1892 in El Paso, Texas.   His father (Frank Williams) was killed in the late 1890's and Cal came north from Texas herding a band of sheep when he was about 7 years old with his mother (Annie Porter Williams Monroe), step-father (Tom Monroe), and two sisters (Hazel Francis "Fannie" Williams and Daisy Williams).  They were living in Malheur Co., Oregon in 1900 (census information).  I am a genealogy nut, and these little details are important to me, so could you correct his birthplace?  I would appreciate it. 

I have been trying to find record of  Cal's father in Texas/New Mexico prior to his demise.  Just  maybe someone will see the information on your site, recognize the family name, and contact us.  ...  He did serve with the Canadian Remount in WWI in France.  His story about signing up included massive amounts of alcohol and the term "shanghaied". Lynne Brown  mattb@elko.net

(New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)

Source: Arla Bynum & Ruggles' Cherry Creek Arts Emporium. Editor - Alive NOW! Survivors' Network - MT"  webmaster@alive-now.net Dec 2000

Wood, Alec (Alek) of Scotland, ca 68, buried 4 Mar 1899
Wright, Tom Shot and killed at the 30-mile corral by M. Ramon, (see Ramon, M.) a Mexican cowboy over a range dispute.
Young, Margaret Anthony Age 60 years 18 days, died 29 May 1913 of pneumonia, widow, in Cherry Creek for 36 years, mother of George. ca 65, buried ca 1910/11 (in a fence with George A., no dates on marker) (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)
Young, George A. of Germany, ca 66, buried 12 Jan 1910 (in a fence with Margaret A., no dates on marker) (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)

Zerga, Joseph     

Died 1915 (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People buried or possibly buried at Cherry Creek in the newspapers from the White Pine News at Cherry Creek. (Courtesy Jerry Bowen)

Sept. 17, 1881 -- The funeral of the young child of Mr. And Mrs. Peter Litter
took place from the Star Tunnel last Sunday.

Dec. 3, 1881 -- Orlando Crowell died at Mrs. Brown's lodging house yesterday
morning, after a short illness. His funeral took place in the afternoon
under the auspices of the Miners Union

September 6, 1873 Died - We are pained to be informed of the death of
Michael Lagen, which occurred last week at his home in Egan Canyon. It will
be remembered that we published an item regarding an injury occurring to
deceased by which a leg was broken. Dr. Owen, who had been attending him
informs us that, after the broken leg was in a fair way of recovery, Lagen
caught cold, ending in pneumonia, which not being attended to in reason
caused his death.

Feb 12, 1881 - T. M. Sandies, a well known resident of Hamilton, but
recently of Cherry Creek, died Thursday afternoon at Mrs. Bate's lodging
house, after a surgical operation to relieve him of dropsy. He was an old
timer in the county.

May 21, 1881 - Died-Jimmy Kane, an old Nevada pioneer, whom for the past
eight or nine years has been living on a stock ranch about 14 miles west of
town, died at 1 o'clock Friday morning, of pneumonia. Jimmy was well and
favorably known by the traveling public, having kept a way station on the
Egan and Hamilton road.

July 2, 1881 - The funeral of Mrs. Barbara Cameron, who died rather suddenly
Sunday night, took place at six o'clock Monday afternoon and was largely
attended

Sept 3, 1881 - J. D. Campbell being sworn, deposes and says: Reside in
Cherry Creek; my occupation is a physician; I found the deceased, Wm. O'
Dell
, at Mrs. Bates Lodging-House at 4:30 P. M. on the 27th day of August,
1881, and used all ordinary means of restoration, but deceased gave no signs
of life. I have no doubt he died from an overdose of laudanum, as he showed
all the symptoms. I presume took about six drachms of laudanum judging by
the vial found on the table in his room. (The newspaper article of O'Dell's
death follows)

LOVE, JEALOUSY AND SUICIDE--Wm. O'Dell Falls in Love with a Pretty Dancing
Girl--Becomes Jealous of Her and Drowns his Woes in a Cup of Cold Poison. --
About three weeks ago a young man, bearing all the outward appearances of a
cowboy, arrived in Cherry Creek. No one knew him. He seemed to be well
supplied with money and paid for everything he got. Shortly after his
arrival he made the acquaintance of the fair but frail habitués of the
dance-house, and with one in particular he seemed to have been smitten.
Minnie Sommers, the idol of his affections, is a recent importation from
Eureka, a well educated but by no means comely dame, of considerable marital
experience on the Base Range, where she has respectable relations, who will
hardly know who she is by the name here assumed. To her O'Dell made
proposals of marriage, and the sympathetic Minnie assented to the scheme,
while at the same time bestowing such loving favors on another young man as
to arouse the fierce ire of the green-eyed monster in the bosom of O'Dell.
He charged the adored one with duplicity Friday night, and told her he would
end his life if she proved false, at the same time producing the drug, which
a few hours later did its deadly work. He went to his room about 2 o'clock
Saturday morning, taking six drachms of laudanum--enough to kill two men--and
was found dead in his bed about 4 o'clock in the afternoon. He was a man who
did not drink much, or seem to dissipate to any great extent; in fact his
greatest weakness seemed to be his ardent desire to effect a general
reformation among the "frail sisterhood," by having them all married off,
toward which he seemed anxious to do his share. As advisor to the frail ones
he is said to be pathetic to the extreme, rivaling the famous Moody and
Sankey exhortations to sinners to fly from the wrath to come.

What seems most strange about the whole affair is, though he was known to
have money, none was found among his effects after death. Nor even a scrap
of paper to be found to throw any light on his name or former antecedents.
We had a conversation with the young man a few days before his death, and
our impression of him was that he was a jovial young fellow who had come in
from some ranch to see the sights for a few days. His sad ending is no doubt
the result of bad company and a weak mind. A great moral lesson is given by
his rash act to some of the young men and boys in this town, if they will
only profit by it. It is not even certain that his name was O'Dell; some say
this name was only assumed, and that his real name was Hutton. Following is
the evidence taken before the Coroner's Jury, which body hold its verdict
until Dr. Hagar returns from Ward:
State of Nevada, County of White Pine--Before J. H. Lander, J. P. and acting
Coroner; in the matter of the inquisition upon the body of Wm. O'Dell.

W. C. Love, being duly sworn, deposes and says: Reside in Cherry Creek; my
occupation is that of lawyer; deceased came to my office between 11 and 12 o
'clock on the night of the 26th of August, 1881, and asked Dr. Hagar to give
him some laudanum; the doctor advised him not to take laudanum, but to allow
him to give a prescription; deceased told the doctor that he was accustomed
to the use of laudanum, and that he preferred taking it to anything else;
Hagar then told him to come to the drug store and he would give it to him.

Wm. Paul, being duly sworn, deposes and says; I have known deceased for
about ten days; have gambled with him considerably; was with the deceased
the evening before his death; He told me he came from San Francisco to Wells
and thence to Cherry Creek; he also said that he had been in Texas; he never
told me his name; saw deceased have a leather purse and take $20 from it on
the night of August 26th; saw him between 11 and 12 o'clock that night in A.
W. Gordon's drug store; saw Dr. Hagar give deceased something in a vial; saw
deceased two hours later--about 1 o'clock A. M. at the old Bates
lodging-house.

Minnie Sommers, being duly sworn, deposes and says; My age is 22; reside in
Cherry Creek, have known deceased about ten days--ever since I came to town;
met him the first night; he seemed to think a great deal of me, and agreed
to put my little girl to school, and to lift a mortgage of $200 on my
property, and I told him if he would do as agreed, I would marry him when we
got there; told him that in the last three months he had been at home he had
made about $1,000, but that he had spent most of it; that he had a
disagreement with his uncle and left him; that he had but $200 when he
arrived in Cherry Creek, but had written to his brother for $200 more, which
would be here in a few days, Deceased had previously said that if I went
back on him he would not live; the night before his death he left my house,
went to the hurdy-house, came back very much excited; said that I was
fooling him, and one of the girls told him I was laying up with another man
he seemed very much excited and showed me the bottle of laudanum shown to
the jury; it was then full; I snatched it away from him, and finally
succeeded in convincing him that I was not deceiving him, and he seemed
perfectly satisfied; he took the laudanum from me in a playful manner; he
cried hard part of the time, but finally left in apparently good spirits;
never saw him have a purse or anything about him, save $20 on the morning of
his death, and once saw him have about $100; if deceased had released the
mortgage on my property I was to give it to my mother, which would make her
cozy.

C. B. Morgan, being duly sworn, deposes and say; Deceased worked for me
hauling wood a few days; told me his name was Wm. O'Dell; that he was born
in Tennessee; his mother lives near Waco, Texas; has a brother in Colorado;
I do not think deceased a man of clear impressions, or one who could command
$20 by writing for it; told me he had had $115; this was about ten days ago.

Wm. Halter, being duly sworn, deposes and says; Have known deceased about
ten days; slept in same room with him; I go to bed about 7 A. M.; my
attention was attracted on the morning of the 27th by deceased's loud
snoring; his face looked purple and I thought he had been on a spree the
night before; I got up about 4:30 P. M.; saw deceased's face covered with
flies; shook him and found him dead; went out and informed Dr. Campbell and
W. D. Bassett.

W. L. Davis, being duly sworn, deposes and says; Am editor of the White Pine
News; was in room where deceased was found dead with Dr. Campbell, W. C.
Love, and Justice Lander when the effects of the deceased were examined; I
assisted with the examination; there was no money found on the person or
among the effects of the deceased, nor any letters or papers by which his
name, or former antecedents could be identified.

Coroner's Verdict -- Following is the verdict of the Coroner's Jury in the
case of Wm. O'Dell, who died two weeks ago, from an overdose of laudanum:

State of Nevada, County of White Pine:
In the matter of the inquisition Wm. O'dell, deceased.
We the undersigned jurors summoned to appear before J. H. Lander, J. P., and
ex-officio of the town of Cherry Creek White Pine County, at his office, on
the 28th day of August, 1881, to inquire into the cause of death of Wm. O'
Dell, found dead in a room at Mrs. Bates' lodging house, having been duly
sworn according to law, and having made such inquisition after inspecting
the body, and having the testimony addressed , upon our oaths, each and all
do say that we find the deceased was named Wm. O'Dell, and was a native of
Tennessee, aged about 28 years, and that he came to his death about the 27th
of August, 1881, in this town and county, by poison willfully administered
by his hand. All of which we duly certify by this inquisition in writing, by
us signed this 28th day of August, 1881. [Signed]; J. B. Williamson, O.
Crowell, G, F, Stockle, W. Carey, M. J. Fitzgerald, J. C. Campbell.


Sept. 10, 1881 - Died -- It is with deep regret that we announce the death of
Mrs. Henry Randall, which occurred here at 11 o'clock yesterday morning. The
lady has been in poor health for several years, and a few weeks ago was
attacked with gastric fever, which terminated fatal as above stated. The
deceased has been a resident of Eberhardt, in this county, since 1869, and
has ever since been highly esteemed by all who knew her. She leaves behind a
large family to mourn her loss, consisting of a husband, a married daughter
now living in Kansas, one grown daughter here, together with three younger
children, ranging from four to ten years. The afflicted family has the
sincere condolence of a large circle of friends in this county. The funeral
will take place from the family residence, opposite the Star mill, at 3 o'
clock this afternoon.

Dec. 3, 1881 - Orlando Crowell died at Mrs. Brown's lodging house yesterday
morning, after a short illness. His funeral took place in the afternoon
under the auspices of the Miners Union

SOURCES researched by June Shaputis:   Tombstones; White Pine County Recorders office, Old Book #1 Book 53, Deaths; LDS Church Records of tombstones researched by Mrs. Geo G. Johnston, May 1949; [In 1949 Johnston estimates there were 30 graves (14 marked) in the Old Upper Cemetery and about 111 graves (13 legible markers) in the Old Lower Cemetery]; LDS Church Records of tombstones researched by Iola R. O'Donnell,   23 May 1972; [In 1972 O'Donnell estimated there were approximately 133 graves in the (New Cherry Creek Cemetery, northeast of town); Around  Cherry Creek by Mathilde Collette (Ely Daily Times, Ely, NV 31 May 1988, page 3)  [Collette has 13 readable markers in the Old Upper Cemetery,  17 readable markers and many unreadable markers in the Old Middle Cemetery, and 82 readable and many unmarked or unreadable markers  in the Lower (New) Cherry Creek Cemetery.]; White Pine Lang Syne by Effie O. Read page 99-118; Cherry Creek Reminiscence, a manuscript   by Ralph Frank

Compiled by June Shaputis 1997
P. O. Box 552
Ruth, NV 89319
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