Last updated: August 8, 2017
July 7, 2003
This information is typed as it appears in the document. The graves below have been entered in the Cemetery Records on this website.
PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY
Note: Additional information not on gravestones is from mortician's records and private interview. Compiled by Sharon Lass Field, July, 1970
N.E. 1/4 Sec. 34, T. 32N, R 67 W
Location: South and East of Lost Springs, Wyo. This cemetery is well fenced, and for the most part, well marked. There are few old graves; and the cemetery is still in use. There is a very good plot laid out, and the copies are kept by the Baar family who live just north of the cemetery. The use of the cemetery has been by local families, mostly ranchers and farmers in the area.
GRAVE PLOT #3 - OLIN
1. William Snyder/ 1866-1932
owned by Olin.
2. unreadable - must be Olin grave.
GRAVE PLOT #4 - OSTRANDER
Mother/ Evelyn Viola Ostrander/ 7 Apr 1864/19 Apr 1919
GRAVE PLOT #5 - YORK
1. old stone now unreadable - would be CARL YORK
died Jan or Feb. 1918 with flu. unmarried.
father-John Albert York, bn June 1853 Jacksonville.
d. 26 Feb 1936 Chelsa, Okla.
mother - Isabell Petty York.
2. No gravestone - just a flat stone marker - would be ISABELL PETTY YORK
died 29 Apr 1917
wife of John Albert York.
GRAVE PLOT #6 - CRABB
Father-Mother/ Henry N. Crabb/ bn 25 Oct. 1846/ died 28 July 1913
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
Footstone - "HNC". (no information on mother)
GRAVE PLOT #7 - BOYLES
1. Wm. C. Boyles 1827-1914
2. John VanLessen died 1918 age 45?
3. Freddie Mahnke/died 6 Mar 1922/ bn 1921 July 23 "our darling" (stone-paint)
4. Jacob A. Cannon 10 Nov 1859/30 Nov 1935
GRAVE PLOT #9 - KANT
Mother Estelle A. Kant 1893-1923 (12 May and 23 May - DISINTERRED 1971
GRAVE PLOT #23 -
Moved out - may be Ralph Moss grave. half brother to Hazel Stock York of Douglas, Wyo.
GRAVE PLOT #24 - CAPPEROON
Nettie Lamb Caparoon/ died 1918/ Dec. 1?
GRAVE PLOT #25 - FRENCH AND GIBBONS
1. FRENCH - unreadable "B. 18__? d. 1916
2. Kathleen Crew Gibbon 1890-1917
GRAVE PLOT #27
Jacob A. Cannon 10 Nov 1859 30 Nov 1835 (Note: should be 1935?)
PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY
GRAVE PLOT #29 - BUFFINGTON
1. BUFFINGTON - Henry C. bn. 13 Jul 1847 died 18 June 1933
father - Andrew C. Buffington bn N.Y.
mother - Finnie Makepeace bn. Wisc.
2. Linnie E. his wife/ 1852-1920
GRAVE PLOT #43 - DIECKMAN
1. Father/ Herman Dieckman/1867-1943
2. Baby Brown/1922
3. Mother/Marie Dieckman/1875-1921
GRAVE PLOT #44 - CAPAROON
John Caparoon/ died March 6, 1920
GRAVE PLOT #45 - DIELEMAN
DIELMAN (large stone)
1. Twins: Arthur Earl 1907-1917
Aaron Carl 1907-1917
2. Dillie - 1884-1917
this plot has cornerstones.
GRAVE PLOT #46 - KECHTER
unmarked: info from Hoffman Mort. - Douglas, Wyo.
Harold Richard Kechter
bn Hastings, Nebr. abt 1902
died 1 Aug 1914 12 yrs. 16 days.
father - Jacob Kechter bn Russia
mother - Ellis Ruber bn Russia.
50 Years Ago
August 19, 1926
Harold, 13-year old son of Jacob Ketcher, living three miles north of Shawnee, met a violent end Tuesday evening when he was dragged to death by a horse. How the accident occurred is not known.
GRAVE PLOT #47 - MORAVA
Edward E. Morava/Wyo./Pvt. Coast Art. Corp./Nov. 3, 1918 Military Stone
GRAVE PLOT #48 - SHEPARD
unmarked. Prob. grave of Royal B. Shepard
bn 23 June 1855 Lawerence Co. N.Y.
d. 20 Feb 1919 Lost Sprgs, Wyo.
Funeral at Prairie View.
Source: Obit. LOST SPRINGS TIMES 27 Feb 1919 p. 8 col 4
GRAVE PLOT #63-PETERSON
"Gone but not Forgotten" PETERSON/Cordie E. Valentine.
14 Febr. 1907/22 Apr 1922
GRAVE PLOT #64-PURCELL
(Woodman of the World Marker) Robin Samuel Purcell/
1 Aug. 1870/21 Jul 1919
Father-William bn. Ken.
mother - Elizabeth Stark bn Ken.
Source: Hoffman Mort-Douglas.
Fell into grain elevator at Shawnee according to Ralph Pickenpaugh.
GRAVE PLOT #65-WELCH
Darnel/Son of G. L. and Laura/13 Aug 1909/18 Mar 1918/WELCH.
GRAVE PLOT #66-McKIBBEN
2. Augustus DeForest/8 May 1843/6 Sept 1914
3. Galbraith/M. Bernice/1914-15 (Metal marker)
PRAIRIE VIEW CEMETERY
GRAVE PLOT #67 - CRABB
1. (white marble military marker) Floyd Herbert CRABB/Sgt. U.S. Army/WWII/March 27, 1928/Nov. 2, 1968
2. (just behind and south of above - Infant of Floyd and Lena Crabb-Footstone marked "babe".
GRAVE PLOT #68 - SPELLMAN
SPELLMAN/Florence L. June 28, 1913-7 Dec 1918
Walter A. Oct. 5, 1916-8 Dec 1918
GRAVE PLOT #69 - TINKS
1. Metal Marker - Weldon H. Sullivan 1922-1925
2. Milford G. Sullivan 1927-1927
3. Metal Marker - "Tinks"
4. Metal Marker - "Tinks"
GRAVE PLOT #84 - unknown
GRAVE PLOT #85 - SEEQUIST
Mother/Lola Holmes Seequist/1893-1918
GRAVE PLOT #86 - WHITTAKER
GRAVE PLOT #87 - BARR
BARR - headstone. smaller stones as follows:
1. Niles Wilson 1917-1927
2. Margaret L. bn 13 Nov 1866 d. 28 Jan 1928 dau. of G.L. Barr bn Danville, Ohio mother bn Danville Ohio - Hoffman Mort. - Doug.
3. Elizabeth - 1848-1916
4. Gilbert bn 15 Mar 1843 Danville, Ohio d. 20 Dec 1927. father - Mathis bn Virginia mother - Eliz. Runyon bn Danville, Ohio - Hoffman Mort.
5. Elsie P. 1992-1916
GRAVE PLOT #88 - STOCK
unmarked - this may be the Moss child mentioned earlier that was moved to Douglas too.
GRAVE PLOT #90 - GARHART
1. Mrs. C. D. Garhart (Bertha Mae) died 1920; bn 23 Jun 1889 (Jun 1889 is scratched out, difficult to read, and may not be accurate); and died 29 June 1920 father-Lon Bates. Mother - Luella. (killed by lightning according to Ralph Pickenpaugh)
2. Charles D. Garhart died July 5, 1935 (fell from wagon according to R. Pickenpaugh)
GRAVE PLOT #106 - McGREW
Mother/ Julia McGrew/ 15 Aug 1881/ 9 Aug 1929
GRAVE PLOT #110 - GARHART
1. Carl Wayne Garhart/ inf. son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd/ Garhart 1940 1941
2. Inf. son of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Garhart 1941
Also included in documents is a legal document signed on September 17, 1938, by John B. Barnes Jr., authorizing William W. Dieleman and Judson P. Watson to "provide, hold, own, maintain and keep in repair a place or places of burial for the dead and to borrow money, execute notes, deed, contracts and mortgages pursuant to the maintenance of such cemetery or cemeteries;"...
There is also a Key to Plot list and a map of plot locations and grave diagram. Both of these documents contain a legal description of the cemetery location.
Lost Spring Times
November 25, 1920
Articles of Incorporation of the
Prairie View Cemetery Association
of Keeline, Wyoming
We, the undersigned, all who may hereafter acquire membership in this association, do by these presents, associate ourselves together under and by virtue of Section Number 4212 of the compiled Statutes of 1910 of the State of Wyoming.
The name of this Association shall be the Prairie View Cemetery Ass'n of Keeline, Wyoming, with principle office at Keeline, Wyoming.
This Association is organized for the purpose of providing, maintaining and administering a suitable burying place for the dead.
This Association shall have power to borrow money or contract other obligations, necessary and required to the management of its affairs; provided however the maximum amount of such obligations shall at no time exceed the sum of five Hundred Dollars.
Any obligation incurred by this Association shall first be approved by its Board of Directors, duly recorded in the records of the Ass'n and executed by the President and Secretary of the Association; and all conveyances of real-estate shall likewise be executed by said President and Secretary.
Any person, who is a resident of the community, may, upon the payment of the sum of Five Dollars, become a member of this Association or any person who owns one or more Graves or Lots in the Cemetery, operated by this Association shall be considered a member of the Association and each member shall be entitled to an equal voice in the election of the Officers of the Ass'n.
This Association shall commence business on the first day of may A.D. 1919, and continue thereafter for a term of fifty years, with right and renewal, unless sooner dissolved by the vote of a majority of its members.
The affairs of this Association shall be managed by a board of five directors, who shall have full authority to adopt the By-Laws of Ass'n and who shall have the full management of the Association. The directors for the first year shall be Jacomb Amend, L.C. Burkholder, Lucy Shepard, F. E. Gibbons, W. W. Dielman.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, the parties have this day set their hands this day of A.D. 1919.
Mrs. Charlotte Galbraith
Mrs. E.W. Cannon
F. E. Bibbons
Mrs. E. H. Crabb
William W. Dieleman
Lewis C. Burkholder
Lucy C. Shepard
W. W. Dielman,
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