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Chalker Sinclair Cemetery
Dickinson County, Kansas

Lat: 38° 36' 59"N, Lon: 97° 02' 59"W
Hope Twp, Sec 36

Submitted by Larry Flowers, Jan 26, 2003 [larryflowers@mindspring.com]. Total records = 16.

From KS Hwy 77, just south of Herington, go west on K-4 to Saint Paul Lutheran Church (approx 4.4 mi). Approximately one-tenth mile west of the church is a county road (dirt) going north. Go north .5 mile. There is a steel pipe gate (was painted orange) on the right. On the left is a field with a double barbed wire fence running west. The double fence is probably the walkway dividing the north and south sections. The area between the fences is completely overgrown. Stay on the south side of the south fence, walk west approximately 750 (30" steps) from the road next to the orange gate. There is a pond about two-thirds of the way. If it is dry, it can be negotiated around the double fence, otherwise, you have to go south, over the dam, and then back to the double fence. Keep walking west until you reach the thicket.

In April 1993, I verified the existence of the cemetery with the assistance of the historian from the Herington museum. She called several people and finally contacted somebody that said the cemetery was still there. In March 1996, I again stopped by the Herrington museum and found out that the Historian told Lillian and Raymon Pageskoff about the Sinclair cemetery and they had put on appropriate attire and went to the site on horse back, recorded the information from the tombstones and gave it to the Historian to give to me.

This cemetery is located on private land (farm). Old homestead area grown up as a thicket and surrounded by barbed wire fence. I also attempted to explore the site but as I wasn't dressed for that sort of excursion (dress pants, shirt, tie, and jacket), and a 112 degrees at the time, I stopped at the fenced enclosure which was a thicket, with several trees, overgrown weeds, poison ivy, badger huts, and I imagine all sorts of snakes, I didn't climb over the fence.

Information gathered during my military travels in 1997.
- Larry Flowers

Chalker, H. E., no dates, infant w/other infant, only initials W.J.C on stone
Chalker, C. H., b. 1841, d. 1900.
Chalker, Chas A., d. 13 Apr 1880, age 70 yrs
Chalker, Mary J., d. 13 Apr 1880, age 70 yrs
Chalker, W. J., no dates, infant w/other infant, only initials H.E.C. on stone
Kellogg, Marshfield Steele, b. 7 Dec 1823 Thomas County, NY, d., 21 Feb 1916 Herington KS, age 92yrs 2mon 14da, bur. 22 Feb 1916, no stone
Sinclair, Bessie M., d. 27 Apr 1890, age 2mo 25da, d/o James and Nancy
Sinclair, E. Ey, b. 1894, d. 7 Sep 1895, no stone
Sinclair, Eveline, b. 12 Aug 1873, d. 12 Sep 1873.
Sinclair, James H., b. 21 Nov 1871, d. Apr 1896.
Sinclair, James, d. 21 Jul 1871, age 53yrs 4mon 5da
Sinclair, Leole, b. 1894, d. 7 Sep 1895, no stone
Watson, Eliza, d. 29 Feb 1872, age 21yr 7mo 1da, w/o Charles
Watson, Ella, d. 25 Aug 1872, age 2mon 22da, d/o C. C. and E. J. Watson
Whan, Maggie, b. 1827, d. 1888
Whan, Mary J, b. 1820, d. 1905

 

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