Spring Hill Cemetery
Conway Springs, Sumner County, Kansas
Lat: 37° 22' 21"N, Lon: 97° 40' 20"W
Springdale Twp, T31S R3W Sec 8
Contributed by Della M Shafer, Aug 21, 2008, last edited Sep 07,
2008 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total
records = 38.
To reach cemetery from Conway Springs drive south onto State Hwy
49 for one mile, turn right or west and continue for 1.75 miles.
Cemetery will be on the south side of the road.
This cemetery is a 2 acre tract. It was established in 1879.
The first burial was that of a child of Jackson Kline in Jul or
Aug of 1879. The first lots sold for $1.00 each.
"A Trust Deed dated Sept 1, 1879, describes the 2-acre
tract as follows: Commencing at a point 47 rods East of Northwest
Corner of Northwest Quarter of Said Quarter Section, then South
20 rods, then East 16 rods, then North 20 rods, then West to beginning.
A Warranty Deed shows William Wycoff and wife Lucetta J. deeding
land to the Directors of the Spring Hill Cemetery, for $30.00,
dated Dec 26, 1882, and filed Dec 28, 1882." - from Cemeteries
in Sumner County, Kansas by Harvey and Ruth Swan (1983).
Information in parentheses ( ) is from my own personal knowledge.
Attached also is a diagram of the only
part of the cemetery that, as far as is currently known, contains
burials. The plots are numbered according to those on the original
plat map. I have shown, as closely as is possible by stepping
off the sections, where the probable burials are for the people
listed on each of the stones that still remain.
I walked and recorded this cemetery in March of 2000. This transcription
contains the dates and information contained on all of the stones
that are still readable and other information concerning them
up to this date.
- Della M Shafer
Beebe, Infant, d. 23 Jul 1904, Dau of BL & LH Beebe
Beebe, Jared B. , b. 29 Apr 1816, d. 14 Aug 1866
Beebe, Lucinda H., b. 7 Jul 1870, d. 10 Feb 1907, Wife
of BL Beebe
Boyer, Daniel J., d. 22 Dec 1882, Age 22y 8m 1d, Son of
HB and G Boyer
Boyer, Infant, b. 19 Jun 1882, d. 30 Aug 1883, Son of LS
and GE Boyer, On ground, partially covered
Brock, Ruth Orr, b. 3 Oct 1861, d. 20 Mar 1902, Wife of
LW Brock, (Daughter of Gates Orr & Lorinda Pierce Orr)
Clifton, Anna K., b. 31 Oct 1817, d. 31 Jan 1892, Wife
of J Clifton, mother of Mary Elizabeth, Same stone as Mary Olmstead
Fisher, Marilyn J., b. 19 May 1931, d. (none), Same stone
as Robert R. (Daughter of Emil Zerener, still living)
Fisher, Robert R., b. 13 Apr 1927, d. 2 Nov 1984
Francis, Chester A., d. 10 Dec 1889, Age 1y 8m 13d, Son
of SH and FJ Francis
Francis, Fannie Jo, b. 1 Jun 1845, d. 12 Apr 1903, Wife
of SH Francis
Francis, Sam'l H., no dates, Corpl Co K 38 Ind Inf, GAR
Gant, Robert H., d. 15 Feb 1880, Age 18y 2m 25d, Broken
stone lying on ground, mostly covered
Lang, Addie M., b. 5 Aug 1863, d. 19 Dec 1890, , Same stone
Lang, Christian, b. 22 May 1828, d. 5 Jan 1894, Father
Lang, Ida D., b. 27 Jul 1877, d. 8 Aug 1894, Same stone
Lang, Katy E., b. 30 Jan 1869, d. 25 Jan 1893, Same stone
Murphey, James D., d. 15 Nov 1885, Age 1m 4d, Son of GJ
and MEF Murphey, Broken off, propped by tree
Olmstead, Mary Elizabeth, b. 26 Jun 1843, d. 10 Dec 1891,
Wife of O Olmstead, dau of Anna K. Clifton, Same stone as Anna
Olmstead, Oscar M., b. 1841, d. 1932, Gar marker, Gray
Olmstead, Oscar Merritt, b. 31 Oct 1840, d. 11 Feb 1932,
Sgt Co B 34 Regt Ill Inf Civil War, White footstone (Descendants
say his middle name was Oliver, not Merritt)
Orr, Fred C., b. 24 Jan 1867, d. 29 Dec 1952, (Born in
Wayne Co., IL)
Orr, Gates, b. 10 Feb 1827, d. 10 Dec 1905,
Orr, Janice M., b. 3 Sep 1936, d. 3 Jan 1951, Same stone
as John C. and Neva M.
Orr, John C., b. 26 Feb 1906, d. (22 Mar 2000)
Orr, Margaret M., b. 14 Jan 1878, d. 27 Jan 1964, Same
stone as Fred C. (Maiden name Thorp)
Orr, Mary B., d. 15 Oct 1881, Age 15y 11m, Dau of G and
MJ Orr, (Middle name was Best)
Orr, Mary Jane, b. 13 Nov 1839, d. 18 Feb 1923, Same stone
as Gates (Maiden name Best)
Orr, Neva M., b. 22 May 1904, d. 17 Apr 1994, Same stone
as John C. (Maiden name Stinson)
Pomeroy, D. A., b. 27 Sep 1812, d. 11 Nov 1880, Broken
off base, lying on ground
Pomeroy, Elizabeth M., b. 18 Mar 1851, d. 28 Dec 1915
Thorp, William H., b. 5 Aug 1840, d. 3 Jan 1910, (Uncle
of Margaret M. Orr)
Wilson, Emma W., d. 26 Oct 1885, Age 25y 21d, Dau of SP
and Lavina Wilson
Wilson, George L., b. 11 Jan 1874, d. 23 Sep 1886, Son
of JD and MA Wilson, Broken stone
Wycoff, Novella J., b. 2 Jun 1886, d. 6 Apr 1887, Daughter
of Wm and LJ Wycoff, 1989 reading, Now only a small broken stone
with ""NJW"" by a tree stump
Zerener, Donald Ray, b. 1 Feb 1967, d. 13 Dec 1997, Father
Zerener, Emil H., b. 30 Oct 1905, d. 26 Dec 1991
Zerener, Marie A., b. 31 Aug 1908, d. 12 Feb 1986, Same
stone as Emil H.
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