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Gardner Family Cemetery
Arnolds Park, Dickinson County, Iowa

gardner family cemetery
Gardner Family Cemetery

GPS: 43.365402, -95.140293

74 Monument Dr
Arnolds Park, IA 51331

Published: October 27, 2016
Total records: 9

History

Final resting place of Abbie Gardner Sharp, the girl who witnessed the Spirit Lake Massacre, and who was taken hostage by men from the Wahpekute band of Indians. Members of her family are buried here, some of which were killed in the massacre.

The cemetery is located on the grounds of the Abbie Gardner Cabin, which is now a state park. The grounds are also home to Pioneer Cemetery, where other massacre victims are buried.

Cemetery Records

Records published here were acquired from the Spirit Lake Public Library on October 27, 2016. Dates of death range from 1857 to 1921.


Gardner, Rowland
, b. 1815, d. 3-8-1857, SL Massacre victim
Gardner, Frances M., d. 3-8-1857, SL Massacre victim
Gardner, Rowland Jr., b. 1851, d. 3-8-1857, SL Massacre victim
Luce, Mary (Gardner), b. 1837, d. 3-8-1857, SL Massacre victim
Luce, Albert, b. 1853, d. 3-8-1857, SL Massacre victim
Luce, Amanda, b. 1856, d. 3-8-1857, SL Massacre victim
Sharp, Abbie (Gardner), b. 1843, d. 1-17-1921, SL Massacre captive
Sharp, Allen, b. 1862, d. 1919
Sharp, Albert L., b. 1859, d. 1899

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