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Four Corners Cemetery
Mount Pleasant, Johnson County, Kansas
16401 Four Corners Road, Four Corners, KS
Lat: 38° 49' 53"N, Lon: 95° 02' 09"W
McCamish Twp, Sec 16
Contributed by Linda Lewis, Oct 30, 2005, last edited Aug 01, 2009 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records = 18.
From Kansas City, MO take I-35 South to exit 210 Gardner. Continue on W 175th Street. Turn right onto Edgerton Road, then turn left at W 159th Street. Turn right at Evening Star Road. The cemetery is to the right in a line of trees off the road between two fields and cannot be seen from the road.
The sign, barely viewable on the western edge of the island of dense tree grown, reads: Mount Pleasant "Four Corners" Burying Grounds Est. 1879. Mount Pleasant was an early community that later was known by the Four Corners at its heart. Two acres of land for this cemetery was given to the Mount Pleasant Burying Ground and Meeting House. The Christian Church Meeting House was located on one of the Four Corners about .5 miles south of the cemetery.
In the early 1970s, this cemetery was transcribed as part of a project by the Johnson County Genealogical Society, and donated to the county. At that time the cemetery seems to have been in much better conditions. I have added the transcriptions of stones found then that are now either missing or unreachable.
During my exploration of this cemetery, I found 8 obvious stones, and 9 indications of graves where the stone is now broken, missing, or almost completely buried.
This is a complete transcription by reading and photographing the gravestones, and supplemented with a transcription from the early 1970s. Photos available upon request. Completed on Oct 29, 2005. Photos available upon request.- Linda Lewis
# = Transcription from the early 1970s
Caldez, Daisy, d. 11 Jul 1877, Dau of W and N R, #
Caldez, Forbes, d. 10 Aug 1879, Son of W and N R, #
Davenport, William H, b. 07 Aug 1873, d. 06 Aug 1874, Son of J and A Davenport, Toppled Footstone D W H
Easdale, Curtis E, d. 20 Jul 1870, Age: 4 yr 15 d, Son of B and R, #
Easdale, Jennie, d. 19 Jul 1870, Age: 2 y 2 m 1 d, Dau of B and R, #
Easdale, Lettie A, d. 01 May 1886, Age: 45 y 4 m 6 d, Wife of Wm Easdale, #
Easdale, Nancy J, d. 15 Apr 1891, Age: 22 y 5 m 13 d
Easdale, William, b. 07 Feb 1826, d. 31 Jan 1908, Toppled
Grovis, M A, d. Feb 1858, Wife of G W Grove, Footstone M A G, Footstone laid under tree 2005 #
Hale, Louis W, b. 24 Apr 1869, d. 26 Sep 1872, Son of B A and B, #
Hale, Olive B, d. 18 Dec 1882, Age: 32 y 3 m 15 d, Wife of B A Hale, #
Ridlon, Ida Mae, d. 25 Apr 1882, Age: 7 y 11 m 16 d, Dau of J F and R, #
Smith, Frederick S, d. 13 Oct 1859, Age: 33 y 4 m 20 d, #
Smith, Oscar F, d. 19 Jan 1884, Son of Saml and Martha, #
Tewksbury, William B, b. 04 Sep 1808, d. 31 Jan 1893
Whetstone, Elizabeth A, b. 13 Apr 1842, d. 22 Aug 1887, Wife of M Whetstone, Footstone E A W
Whetstone, George H, d. 14 Mar 1879, Age: 2 y 2 m 14 d, Son of M and E A Whentstone
Whetstone, Infant, b. 08 Feb 1893, d. 11 Feb 1893, Dau of M and J Whetstone
Kansas Death Records
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