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Chester Cemetery
Chester, Fremont County, Idaho

Lat: 43° 59' 47"N, Lat: 111° 32' 53"W
T9N R42E Sec 30

Contributed by Sue Siepert, Oct 13, 2005, last edited May 19, 2007 [me2susie@yahoo.com]. Total records = 91.

On State Hyway 20 going from St. Anthony towards Ashton, Island Park, go 5.9 miles from main over pass into St. Anthony to Chester turnoff. At the Fall River Trading Post gas station / convinence store, (the business is closed, for lease/or sale) turn south, cross over railroad tracks, continue going 1.7 more miles till cross road. Turn west .03 miles, cemetery will be on the south side of road in fenced area.

This is a pretty little cemetery dotted with trees and bushes surrounded by a white fence. The property used for the cemetery was owned by Annie Blanchard when the town of Chester was established around 1885. The Wilford Cemetery District purchased the property from the Blanchard family on Aug 07, 1933, and still cares and maintains the cemetery to this day. Plots are still available for purchase in this small cemetery.

There is a story going around Chester, that a African American Slave, who came west with one of the settlers, died and is buried between the old and new cemeteries. No one in town, now that the "old timers" have all passed on, knows where this grave is located or the name of the slave.

The old part of this cemetery is on the south side of fenced in area and only had about 5 obvious burials.

I have tried to find out the "unknowns" in this cemetery. Apparently the sexton if the cemetery passed away, and instead of putting the information of the graves in a book, he just wrote down the names and threw the pieces of paper in a drawer. They have just appointed someone to take his place. The new sexton, said he hasn't made heads or tails of all the small notes as of yet, but would get a hold of me as soon as he got the records in proper order.

These records are complete. I went during the fall of 2004 and wrote down all the tombstones that I could read. There are many that are no longer readable.

- Sue Siepert

Angell, Gwynneth, b. 1901, d. 1964, "Mother", m. 21 Dec 1921, s/w James L. Angell
Angell, James L., b. 1895, d. 1970, "Father", m. 21 Dec 1921, s/w Gwynneth Angell
Blanchard, Arlo Dee, b. 15 Mar 1926, d. 22 Jul 2003, husband of Donna Blanchard, m. 28 Oct 1949
Blanchard, Aseph, b. 04 Sep 1906, d. 04 Sep 1906
Blanchard, Harriet "Hattie" Lillian (Smith), b. 23 Oct 1879, d. 28 May 1909, wife of Alma M. Blanchard
Bowman, "Infant Twin Daughters", b./d 13 Apr 1982, daughters of Kevin & Lynnette Bowman
Bowman, Delynn Hugh, b. 12 Aug 1960, d. 04 Jun 1991, STG 1 US Navy Persian Gulf
Brown, Athelma, b. 1913, d. 1913
Burt, Delpha Lenore, b. 16 Jul 1910, d. 16 Jul 1910
Carlson, Ricky Jay, b. 1961, d. 1962
Curr, Alice (Hill, Curvo), b. 05 Dec 1883, d. 03 Jun 1963, "Mother"
Curr, Ezra W. Curvo, b. 20 Feb 1877, d. 01 Jun 1964, "Father"
Curr, Jim J., b. 02 Nov 1965, d. 16 Jul 1982
Curr, Larry F., b. 15 Apr 1933, d. 31 Dec 1983
Curr, Lois Luella, b. 20 Jan 1910, d. 27 Jan 1910, "Our Baby"
Curvo, Eldon Dwayne, b. 06 Apr 1920, d. 07 Feb 1983, PFC US Army WWII
Curvo, Leo Oliver, b. 22 Sep 1922, d. 28 Aug 1977
Davis, Doil, no dates
Davis, Irene, b. ??, d. 11 Dec 1935
Davis, Kent Glen, b. 29 Jan 1915, d. 29 Jan 1915
Ewaldt, Fredrick, b. ??, d. ??, Civil War Vet.
Gould, Dale Jay "Weiser", b. 25 Aug 1946, d. 10 Jan 1999, husband of Judy M. Gould, m. 17 Dec 1965
Hathaway, Annie Luella, b. 14 Feb 1902, d. 31 Aug 1904
Hathaway, Bessie, b. Nov 1901, d. Dec 1901, s/w Edmond Hathaway, Lesta Hathaway
Hathaway, Daniel James, b. 26 Mar 1869, d. 10 Sep 1954, "Father", LDS sealing 10 Nov 1936, s/w Jerusha Anna Hathaway
Hathaway, Daniel W., b. 11 Jun 1842, d. 08 Sep 1918, s/w Eliza Hathaway
Hathaway, Deborah Jane, b. 03 Jun 1882, d. 25 Apr 1908, Old Part
Hathaway, Edmond, b. 1897, d. 1900, s/w Lesta Hathaway, Bessie Hathaway
Hathaway, Eliza (Bult), b. 29 Aug 1844, d. 28 Oct 1925, s/w Daniel W. Hathaway
Hathaway, Hulda, b. 1896, d. 1901
Hathaway, Hyrum V., b. 1901, d. 1901
Hathaway, Jerusha Anna, b. 24 Feb 1868, d. 17 May 1937, "Mother", LDS sealing 10 Nov 1936, s/w Daniel James Hathaway
Hathaway, John E., b. 1871, d. 1916
Hathaway, John W, b. 03 Jun 1809, d. 22 Jan 1919, s/w unreadable, Old Part
Hathaway, Lesta, b. 1899, d. 1901, s/w Edmond Hathaway, Bessie Hathaway
Hathaway, Linoel C., b. 1887, d. 1920, Old Part
Hathaway, Mary B., b. 1878, d. 1945
Hathaway, Walter E., b. 1902, d. 1958
Hathaway, William Edgar, b. 28 Dec 1884, d. 20 Jun 1901, son of D.W. & Eliza Hathaway
Hill, John, b. 1892, d. 1957, s/w Laura Hill
Hill, Laura, b. 1896, d. 1979, s/w John Hill
Hillman, Melanie, b. 27 Oct 1973, d. 29 Jan 1994
Howard, Gladys (Williams), b. 31 Mar 1895, d. 02 Jan 1955
Howard, Mervin Williams, b. 09 Jan 1926, d. 04 Feb 1998, husband of Erna Dahl Howard, m. 23 Jun 1951
Johndal, Royal Brent, b. 02 Jul 1921, d. 10 Sep 1934
Johnson, Basil, b. 14 Apr 1913, d. 14 Jan 1914
Kendall, Glen Levi, b. 21 Oct 1924, d. 22 Aug 1998, PFC US Army WWI Purple Heart, m. 24 Apr 1950, s/w Martha Kendall
Kendall, Martha (Hill), b. 18 Jun 1926, d. 30 Jul 2001, m. 24 Apr 1950, s/w Glen Levi Kendall
Maupin, Hazel (Curr), b. 28 Mar 1936, d. 29 Jan 1995, "Beloved Mother"
Miller, Barbara, b/d 12 Mar 1987, daughter of Verl & Candyce Miller
Moultin, Rosemarie, no dates
Owens, Ellis Ray, b. 18 Aug 1912, d. 31 May 1999, m. 08 Jan 1937, LDS sealing 21 Feb 1952, s/w Lila Foster Owens
Owens, Lila (Foster), b. 11 Jan 1919, d. 30 Oct 2001, m. 08 Jan 1937, LDS sealing 21 Feb 1952, s/w Ellis Ray Owens
Pope, Nadine, b. 1930, d. 1930
Potter, Earl J., b. 07 Jan 1909, d. 14 Nov 1993, m. 12 Nov 1930, s/w Margaret B. Potter
Potter, LaLoree Jay, b. 28 Nov 1931, d. 23 Jan 1998
Potter, Margaret B., b. 04 Dec 1906, d. 12 Jun 1998, m. 12 Nov 1930, s/w Earl J. Potter
Rose, Edna F., b. 25 Nov 1898, d. 19 Jan 1974, s/w G. Emory Rose
Rose, Elmer, b. 31 Dec 1920, d. 24 Aug 1938
Rose, G. Emory, b. 02 Oct 1891, d. 30 Aug 1969, m. 07 Apr 1915, LDS sealing 28 Jun 1933, s/w Edna F. Rose
Rose, George Wayne, b. 18 Feb 1933, d. 04 Apr 1964, Idaho PFC US Army Korea
Rose, George Wesley, b. 20 Feb 1864, d. 07 Dec 1935, s/w Loretta Williams Rose
Rose, Loretta (Williams), b. 12 Dec 1860, d. 05 Oct 1925, s/w George Wesley Rose
Rose, Loretta, b. 28 May 1926, d. 21 Jan 1936
Rose, Sherman E., b. 20 May 1918, d. 08 May 1957, Idaho Pvt US Army WWII
Seeley, Blodwen W, b. 02 Jul 1893, d. 08 Mar 1959
Seeley, Joseph Hyrum, b. 08 Feb 1884, d. 30 Jun 1966
Seeley, Lynn Ward, b. 20 Mar 1933, d. 30 May 1935
Smith, Bernice, b. 04 Jan 1922, d. 26 Mar 2000, " Wife, Mother, Grandmother"
Smith, James W., b. 1871, d. 1937
Smith, Lula May, b. 11 Nov 1883, d. 24 Nov 1904
Smith, Sarah C., b. 1880, d. 1962
Sout, William, no dates
Strebel, Debbie, b. 10 Feb 1966, d. 17 Jul 1986
Struhs, Barbara Mary (Curvo), b. 02 Aug 1916, d. 28 Dec 1987
Tanner, E. Susannah H., b. 03 May 1858, d. 07 Mar 1911, s/w Thomas Tanner
Tanner, Thomas, b. 05 May 1855, d. 05 Mar 1910, s/w E. Susannah H. Tanner
Thompson, "Baby", b. 1988, d. 1988
Williams, Beatrice, b. 17 Nov 1915, d. 24 May 1997, s/w Cromwell O. Williams
Williams, Cromwell O., b. 03 Jun 1903, d. 09 Jul 1985, s/w Beatrice Williams
Williams, Eliza, b. 11 Jan 1866, d. 27 Jun 1945, "Mother"
Williams, Florence, b. 18 Oct 1899, d. 18 Jan 1926
Williams, Howel Llywelyn, b. 20 Sep 1898, d. 15 Nov 1900, son of Noah & Eliza Williams
Williams, John Irving, b. 26 Apr 1905, d. 09 May 1963
Williams, Keith A., b. 07 Feb 1923, d. 03 May 2003, US Army WWII Veteran, husband of Karen A. Williams, m. 16 May 1990, LDS sealing 24 Oct 1992
Williams, Mervin Edward, b. 03 Aug 1892, d. 05 Mar 1902, son of Noah & Eliza Williams
Williams, Noah, b. 26 Jan 1853, d. 21 Jun 1914
Williams, Trevor Noah, b. 20 Jul 1896, d. 16 Sep 1980
Winters, Donna, b. 1921, d. 1922
Winters, Howard C., b. 1916, d. 1916
Winters, Matilda (Williams), b. 02 Nov 1886, d. 04 Dec 1954

Misc:
??, ?lla, b/d 1909
??, Francis, b/d. 1919, (located between Dale Jay Gould and Debbie Strebel)
??, Mary, b/d 1918, (located between Dale Jay Gould and Debbie Strebel)
??, No readable name, American Legion Symbol
??, Rose, b/d 1916, (located between Dale Jay Gould and Debbie Strebel)
No marker on grave, 7
Unknown, 16
Unknown, In this grave, name and location unknown, is buried a black slave, Old Part
Unreadable, 2, Old Part

 

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