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Reine Township Cemetery
Skime, Roseau County, Minnesota

GPS: 48.583045, -95.544622
Reine Twp, T159N R38W Sec 21, NW1/4 NE1/4

Contributed by Marjorie Broten, Jan 19, 2012, last edited Jan 25, 2012 [mjbroten@centurylink.net]. Total records = 16.

The cemetery directions leaving Roseau going south on Highway #89 travel approx 14 miles to County Road #4. Turn left (east) on County Road #9 drive approx 6 miles, turn right (south) drive approx 5 miles. Watch for 120th St you will turn left (east) drive 2 miles, turn left (north) on 480th Ave drive 1 mile. This is a dead end, now turn right (east) drive 3/4 of a mile, cemetery is on your right and is marked with sign.

The 1890 established date on 2 acres of land donated by Catharina Craighton. The Bethesda Church record book states place of burial for Charles L. Craighton would be at "The Pine Ridge Cemetery" which later would be called ReineTownship Cemetery.

The owner of this cemetery is the Reine Township Association. There is no church present. The cemetery was in very good condition & was mowed very neatly. In the northwest corner was the flag pole donated by the American Legion, was fenced by a chains draped from each spaced post. The cemetery caretaker is Paul Norberg. The cemetery can still be used for burials. Donations or perpetual care giving is welcomed.

A complete walk thru readings of all visible headstones completed transcript as of Dec 14, 2011. A digital camera has been used for pictures.

- Marjorie Broten

b. = born
d. = died
d/o = daughter of
h/o = husband of
s/o = son of
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of
( ) = author's comments

Brovold, John, b. 8 May 1888, d. 8 May 1944, 56 yrs old
Bue, Anna E., b. 4 Oct 1855, d. 17 Jun 1926, born in Norway, w/o Christian
Craighton, Andrew Dan, b. 1877, d. 2 Oct 1949, 72 yrs old
Craighton, Bessie Marie, b. 1 Aug 1888, d. 9 Sep 1983, w/o Charles
Craighton, Catherine, b. 1850 (16 Apr 1852 Times Region), d. 23 Aug 1937, w/o Zimry
Craighton, Charles Delbert, b. 1919, d. 1928
Craighton, Charles Leeland "Chad", b. 10 Mar 1890, d. 23 Dec 1959, s/o Catherine
Craighton, Ellen H., b. 1899, d. 1973
Craighton, Leslie Lynn, b. 30 May 1898, d.14 Jul 1964, s/o Catherine
Craighton, Raymond, b. 26 Oct 1912, d. 12 Apr 1981
Loken, Baby, b. d. 25 Jul 1945, d. 25 Jul 1945, d/o Ruth & Art, unmarked grave1
Loken, Baby, b. d. 25 Jul 1945, d. 25 Jul 1945, d/o Ruth & Art, unmarked grave2
Olson, Ole, b. 22 Nov 1866, d. 20 May 1944
Rigstad, Henry Z., b. 14 Nov 1917, d. 28 Jun 1986
Thomalla, August, b. 1881, d. 12 Dec 1971, h/o Bergit
Thomalla, Bergit, b. 31 Jan 1883, d. 11 Jun 1980, w/o August

-unmarked graves of the twin girls of Ruth & Art Loken approx burial location is at the Northeast corner of cemetery by the road, next to the Anna Bue grave. Gail (Loken) Brand, a sister confirmed of the burials & a neighbor stated the graves once where marked by white wooden crosses.

-Atlas of 1913, 1935, 1942, 1960, 1973, 1976, 1998
-Bethesda Ministerial Book
-Deed Record No. 171 Catharina Craighton to The Town of Reine dated 1927
-Interviews as needed with Loken family members
-Pioneers I & II
-Remembrances Anthology of RC MN
-Roseau County Heritage Book 1992
-Roseau County Highway Map 2008, 2011
-Roseau County Court House
-Roseau County Museum
-Roseau Times Region
-Warroad Heritage Center & Museum

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