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Simerwell Cemetery
Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas

Lat: 38° 55' 06"N, Lon: 95° 44' 58"W
Williamsport Twp, Sec 16

Contributed by Doug McHatton, Jun 13, 2005, last edited May 17, 2007 [ddmchatton@sbcglobal.net]. Total records = 119.

From Topeka, go South on SW Wanamaker Road to SW 85th Street, then East on SW 85th Street approximately 1/2 mile, turn North on the unimproved lane that parallells the small creek, The cemetery is approximately 1/4 mile north of SW 85th Street.

Simerwell Cemetery started as the Simerwell Family Cemetery and is the final resting place of Elizabeth F (Simerwell) Carter, the first white female child born in Kansas. She was the daughter of Robert & Fanny (Goodrich) Simerwell, early Baptist Missionaries to the Indians.

In recent years it has been enlarged and is opened to others for burial. It is very well maintained. I did not notice any unmarked graves, but there were one or two stones that were completely unreadable.

This is a complete transcription of all existing and legible tombstones within the cemetery. I completed this transcription on Jun 13, 2005.

- Doug McHatton

Arnold, Clarice B, b. 24 Sep 1906, d. no date
Arnold, Harriet S, b. 13 Jan 1929, d. 11 Sep 2000
Arnold, Lyman “Jim”, b. 06 Dec 1928, d. no date, h/o Harriet S, m.,10 Oct 1954,
Arnold, Ralph, b. 14 Jan 1904, d. 01 Mar 1987
Arnold, Roger D, b. 21 Aug 1963, d. 13 Feb 1984, Son
Baxter, Ann E, d. 2 Dec 1865, age: 2y 9m 22d, Dau of L & S Baxter
Baxter, Bessie, b. 22 Aug 1898, d. 1898, Child of Wm & Emma Baxter
Baxter, Clarence R, b. 1898, d. 1967
Baxter, Ellen, d. 1910, Dau of John & Fannie Baxter
Baxter, Emma E, b. 1867, d. 1924, Wife of Wm Baxter
Baxter, Fannie A, b. 1868, d. 1910, Mother
Baxter, Fannie, b. Jul 1870, d. Jul 1870, Child of I & S Baxter
Baxter, Isaac Ambros, b. 6 Jan 1901, d. 30 Jul 1902, Child of Wm & Emma Baxter
Baxter, Isaac, b. 14 May 1835, d. 16 Apr 1905
Baxter, John R, b. 20 Aug 1929, d. no date, Parents of Connie, Cindy, & Brenda, m. 18 Feb 1951,
Baxter, John, b. 1868, d. 1942, Father
Baxter, Katie, b. Jul 1870, d. Jul 1870, Child of I & S Baxter
Baxter, Leta I, b. 1902, d. 1959, Wife of Clarence R Baxter
Baxter, Marjorie M Brobst, b. 21 May 1931, d. 23 Jul 2003, Parents of Connie, Cindy, & Brenda, m. 18 Feb 1951,
Baxter, Mildred M, b. 28 Mar 1910, d. 21 Dec 1997
Baxter, Paul D, b. 1974, d. 2001, No farewell words were spoken, No time to say goodbye, You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why…”
Baxter, Sarah, b. 24 Jun 1829, d. 12 Jun 1892, age: 62y 6m 18d, Wife of Isaac Baxter
Baxter, Viola E, b. 1947, d. 1947
Baxter, William A, b. 16 Mar 1905, d. 14 Sep 1979
Baxter, Wm, b. 1859, d. 1924
Brannam, Elizabeth B, b. 1932, d. no date, m., 10 Feb 1964,
Brannam, Robert L, b. 1917, d. no date, m., 10 Feb 1964,
Bulkley, Ida, d. 12 Oct 1872, age: 2m, Dau of HH & MA Bulkley
Carroll, Julia, b. 1868, d. 1875, Children of J & C Carroll
Carroll, Robert, b. 1874, d. 1874, Children of J & C Carroll
Carroll, Samuel, b. 1869, d. 1870, Children of J & C Carroll
Carter, Ann J, d. 17 May 1883, age: 24y 10m 11d, Farewell we meet no more on this side of Heaven. The pailing scene is oe'r, the last look is given., ”,
Carter, Earnest, b. 1896, d. 1897, Son of EL & EV Carter
Carter, Edgar L, b. 1872, d. 1935
Carter, Elizabeth F, Simerwell, b. 1835, d. 1 Jan 1882, age: 46y 11m 7d, Wife of J.S. Carter. First white female child born in Kansas., NOTE: There are two stones on this grave. The earlier stone indicates, “Died 1 Jan 1882. Aged 46y, 11m, 7d. Wife of J.S. Carter. “First white female child born in Kansas “ The later stone indicates “1835 – 1883”.,
Carter, George, d. 19 Aug 1883, age: 9m 13d, Son of J.E. & A.J. Carter, “This lovely bud so bright and fair called from us so soon. Jesus came to show how ??? the flowers in paradise might bloom.”
Carter, John S, b. 1837, d. 1912
Carter, John S, b. 25 Apr 1907, d. 01 Jan 1979
Carter, Margaret R, b. 13 Jan 1904, d. 20 Mar 1985
Carter, Ruben S, b. 26 Jul 1966, d. 06 Oct 1966
Carter, Ruth, b. 1902, d. 1903, Baby of Elam Carter’s
Carter, Sarah Elizabeth, b. 1876, d. 8 May 1880, age: 4y 3m 15d, Dau of John S & Elizabeth Carter
Carter, Viola, b. 1874, d. 1949
Dallas, John T, b. 21 Nov 1847, d. 19 Apr 1926
Dallas, Nellie, b. 1 Aug 1865, d. 6 Jun 1890, Wife of John T Dallas
Davis, Emma Louisa, d. 15 Aug 1872, age: 17y 18d, Sister, Dau of Jemima & James Davis
Davis, James, d. 7 Sep 1897, age: 67y, Father
Davis, Jemima, d. 24 Aug 1893, age: 58y, Mother
Davis, Minnie May, d. 10 Feb 1872, age: 1y 7m 24d, Sister, Dau of Jemima & James Davis
Ecker, Catherine, d. 28 Feb 1883, age: 52y 4m 20d, Wife of Samuel Ecker
Ecker, George L, d. 17 Feb 1868, age: 2y 1m 5d, Son of S & C Ecker
Ecker, I F, d. 13 Nov 1878, age: 23y 3m 18d
Ecker, N S, d. 10 Oct 1878, age: 18y 6m 5d
Ecker, Samuel, d. 29 Jul 1887, age: 61y 11m 3d
Emery, Frederick, E, Dr, b. 1897, d. 1957, Parents of Betty & Jane
Emery, Lena Moore, b. 1902, d. 1996, Parents of Betty & Jane
Friedli, Easton Cole, b. 04 May 2005, d. 17 May 2005
Funk, Ashley Jo, d. 1990
Henderson, Richard Dean, d. 9 May 1925
Hovey, Gayle M, b. 15 Jun 1944, d. 27 May 1975, In Loving Memory
Hovey, James Bruce, b. 22 Mar 1909, d. 14 Feb 1985
Hovey, Wilda Marie, b. 25 Jul 1918, d. no date
Johnson, Frank F, b. 25 Feb 1936, d. 18 Jun 1996, Parents of Frank Jr, Tammie, Richard, & Penny, m. 19 Oct 1956,
Johnson, Rosalie M, b. 27 Jun 1939, d. no date, Parents of Frank Jr, Tammie, Richard, & Penny, m. 19 Oct 1956,
Longshore, Jimmy, d. 14 Feb 1961, Our Little Boys
Longshore, Timmy, d. 14 Feb 1961, Our Little Boys
Mabbitt, William A, b. 17 Apr 1868, d. 16 Aug 1869, Son of TJ & Mary J Mabbitt
Manley, Susie Baxter, b. 31 Jul 1864, d. 24 Sep 1900, Our days on earth are as a shadow and there is none abiding
Marple, Elizabeth C “Beth”, b. 22 Jul 1909, d. 16 Dec 1994
Marple, Lindsey B “Butch”, b. 03 May 1910, d. 01 Jun 1994
McDowell, George, b. 2 Apr 1818, d. 20 Sep 1869
McDowell, Rebecca, b. 10 Jan 1821, d. 30 Dec 1907, Wife of Geo McDowell
McDowell, Robert M, b. 9 Nov 1843, d. 19 May 1891
McDowell, William J, b. 18 Sep 1845, d. 18 Mar 1907
Moore, Anna B, b. 1846, d. 1930
Moore, Bertha E, b. 14 Oct 1886, d. 9 Mar 1970, In Loving Memory
Moore, Bessie Ellen, b. 4 Jan 1911, d. 23 Sep 1995
Moore, Eva, b. 9 Aug 1894, d. 18 Jun 1975
Moore, Fannie Ann, b. 6 Jul 1913, d. 30 Jun 2000
Moore, George A, b. 23 Oct 1884, d. 24 May 1974
Moore, Hugh Isaac, b. 6 Feb 1886, d. 31 Oct 1912, age: 26y 8m 26d
Moore, Hugh Isaac, b. 9 Sep 1909, d. 28/11/1986
Moore, Isaac, no dates
Moore, John B, b. 1869, d. 1938
Moore, Maggie, b. 16 Sep 1874, d. 28 Feb 1898, Wife of John W Henderson, “Take ye heed watch and pray for ye know not when the time is,
Moore, Malcolm, b. 21 Nov 1870, d. 15 Feb 1910
Moore, Mary A, d. 11 Oct 1871, age: 68y, Dau of Andrew Moore
Moore, Mary M, b. 1878, d. 1952
Moore, Mary, no dates, age: 11y 1m
Moore, Samuel J, no dates, age: 4m
Moore, Samuel, b. 21 Mar 1845, d. 17 Sep 1904, age: 59y 5m 26d
Moore, Samuel, no dates, age: 2y 6m
Moore, Sarah J, no dates, age: 15y
Moore, Sarah, no dates
Moore, Susie, no dates, age: 10m
Moore, Willard J, b. 18 Dec 1888, d. 13 Jan 1969
Moore, Willard, J, Jr, b. 09 Jan 1923, d. 18 Jan 1923, Infant son of WJ & Eva Moore
Pagel, Genevieve C, b. 02 Dec 1919, d. 31 Dec 1979
Pagel, Kenneth D, b. 1957, d. 2003
Pagel, Ralph A, b. 11 Apr 1921, d. 17/07/1988
Reece, Elizabeth “Lilv”, d. 2 Apr 1895, age: 27y 8m 23d, Dau of J Davis
Rose, Mary Ellen, b. 1881, d. 1958, Daughter
Selbee, Al, b. 14 Feb 1942, d. no date
Selbee, Anita, b. 3 Jul 1942, d. 27 May 2001
Shipman, Hettie F, b. 1873, d. 1952
Simerwell, Ann J, d. 8 Apr 1858, age: 25y 8m 2d
Simerwell, Edward A, b. 23 Jul 1860, d. 10 Dec 1908
Simerwell, Ella D, d. 25 Mar 1866, Wife of Edward A Simerwell
Simerwell, Fanny Goodrich, b. 1789, d. 13 Nov 1855, age: 66y 8m 24d, Wife of Robert Simerwell. Early Baptist Missionary to the Indians
Simerwell, James, no dates, age: 20y, Our Uncle. “A soldier of 1812 and Afterward of the Cross
Simerwell, Katie, d. 1864, age: 10m, Dau of Wm A & S Simerwell
Simerwell, Robert, b. 1796, d. 11 Dec 1868, Early Baptist Missionary to the Indians
Simerwell, Susan,G, b. 20 Aug 1824, d. 02/08/1905, Wife of Wm A Simerwell
Simerwell, W, no dates
Simerwell, William A, b. 30 Mar 1826, d. 29 Dec 1875
Simerwell, Willie E, d. 1 Apr 1860, age: 6y 9m 13d, Son of Wm A & S Simerwell. Early bright ??? As morning ???sp…, and went to heaven, m.,
TenEyck, Delia Bernice, b. 9 Nov 1912, d. no date, His Wife (Wife of Hugh Isaac Moore)
Whitten, Kate, b. 9 Apr 1877, d. 19 May 1956, Wife of Malcolm Moore & Lewis Whitten
Whitten, Lewis, b. 1 May 1871, d. 22 May 1947

 

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