Ferry Point

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The information for this cemetery was donated by Judy Hart, webmistress of Siskiyou County Migrations, which is yet another excellent resource of information for Siskiyou County on the web.  We would definitely encourage you to visit her site!

 

Directions to the cemetery: Stay on Highway 96 approximately 12 miles past Happy Camp.  

After crossing Clear Creek, you go about another mile or so and there will be a road on your left going down to the river....take that and just follow it and it will take you to the cemetery which will be on the left. 

Early in the 1850’s Ferry Point was a mining camp with a store, boarding house, dance hall and river ferry.  Originally established by Richard Humphreys and his partner, Lewis Barnes.  In 1857 they sold out to James Camp and John Titus.  And later, ownership was by Robert Lee Southard, my GGrandpa.  This is where he raised his family.  There was a schoolhouse across the river where the Southard and Attebery (his Grandchildren) children attended.  My Mom attended this school and she said that when they would go out and play, they would find old Indian beads all around.  On this site also, was located the “family” cemetery.  The grave of Susie Humphreys is the earliest here that we are aware of.  All the graves have headstones and markers.  Of Robert and Mary Southard’s 12 children, all are buried here except 3…Louise Southard Attebery is buried in Happy Camp, Jennie Southard Linderman drowned in the river 20 Feb 1956 and her body was never recovered and the youngest Elberta is still living in Yreka.

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NAME BIRTH DEATH COMMENTS
Indian Bob     No further information
Mr. Beem     Mr. and Mrs. Beem were the parents to Ethel Southard Lawley's first husband
Mrs. Beem      
Lawley, Ethel Grace Southard Sep 1, 1910 Mar 5, 1988 Born and died in Ferry Point.  Daughter of Robert Lee Southard
Southard, Gorham Lincoln Jun 21, 1908 Mar 7, 1928 Born and died in Ferry Point.  Son of Robert Lee Southard
Southard, Robert Lee Jr. Mar 27, 1902 Mar 1902 Born in Ferry Point.  Son of Robert Lee Southard
Beem, Alexander     Son of Ethel Southard and Fay Beem
Southard, Robert Lee May 6, 1866 Jun 12, 1959 Born in Milliken Bar, Siskiyou County.  Died in Ferry Point
Southard, Mary Alice Sutherland Sep 26, 1883 Dec 26, 1959 Born in Gold Beach, Curry County, Oregon.  Died in Yreka, California.  Wife of Robert Lee Southard
Southard, Barton Hepburn Jr. Jun 3, 1940 Aug 13, 1959 Born and died in Siskiyou County.  Grandson of Robert Lee Southard
Southard, Elsie King Sep 13, 1920 Aug 21, 1988 Born in California, died in Siskiyou County.  Wife of Barton Hepburn Southard
Southard, Barton Hepburn Oct 8, 1914 May 27, 1998 Born in Ferry Point, died in Yreka, CA.  Son of Robert Lee Southard
Humphrey, Susie   Bef. 1900 Born and died in Siskiyou County.  Wife of Richard Humphreys
Southard, Richard John Dec 1, 1919 Jan 12, 1970 Born in Ferry Point, died in Shasta County, CA.  Son of Robert Lee Southard
Southard, Marion Frances Mar 14, 1904 May 10, 1979 Born in Ferry Point, died in Yreka, CA.  Son of Robert Lee Southard
Lawley, Jay Aug 16, 1923 Jan 22, 1980 Born in Oklahoma, died in Redding, Shasta County, CA.  Husband of Ethel Grace Southard.
Spence, Kevin   Jun 30, 1992 Grandson of Marion Frances Southard
Spence, Angela     Granddaughter of Marion Frances Southard
Southard, Beulah Irwin     Wife of John Wesley Southard
Southard, John Wesley Mar 13, 1903 Oct 9, 1989 Born in Ferry Point, died in Redding, Shasta County, CA.  Son of Robert Lee Southard
Southard, William Wallace Mar 24, 1922 Feb 2, 1990 Born in Ferry Point, died in Yreka, CA.  Son of Robert Lee Southard
Southard, Mary Smith Jul 8, 1924 Jul 27, 1987 Born in Oregon, died in Redding, Shasta County, CA.  Wife of Grover Cleveland Southard
Southard, Grover Cleveland Dec 8, 1916 Jul 30, 1987 Born in Ferry Point, died in Redding, Shasta County, CA.  Son of Robert Lee Southard
Southard, Barton Willis Sep 28, 1963 Jan 13, 1989 Born and died in Shasta County, CA.  Son of Grover Cleveland Southard
Peter, Kathleen Marie Southard Dec 13, 1942 Nov 11, 2005 b: Mt Shasta, Ca.  d: Fort Jones, CA.  Daughter of Barton (Bill) and Elsie Southard. 

 

 

Copyright March 25, 2001

Siskiyou Cemeteries Online

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