Oak Grove Cemetery
aka Cedar Grove aka Shavano Cemetery

Compiled by Beverly Brown

Transcribed from Montrose County, Colorado Cemetery and Burial Records, Vol II.

Published by Fore-Kin Genealogical Society, Montrose Colorado - 1991

Inscriptions: 1887 through December 22, 1923

Also known as Cedar Grove Cemetery and Shavano Cemetery. The location is 1 mile south of Oak Grove School and 1 mile west and southwest of M & D Canal Bridge. Cemetery lies east of the highway, would be through the county gravel pit which is kept locked. The cemetery is situated on property owned by Fred Donley. It is unfenced and inaccessible.

Legal Description: Sec 11, T48N R10W

A public, community cemetery, first known burial 1887, consists of about 84 graves, abandoned, last known burial was in 1923.

France

William

1

1843 - 1906
(Note: in December 1903, William FRANCE lived on what is now 6200 Road on east side of road, just south of M & D Canal).
SOI: Grave Marker and Montrose County Patent Records.

Hampton

Edward S.

1

1884 - 1887 -
(Note: The youngest of 7 children, b 22 Sept 1884 - d. 3 Sept 1997. His father was Rev. Wilson HAMPTON. Emma ALBIN was sister).
SOI: Ella Mae Spock, niece of Edward HAMPTON

Heath

Percy

1

no dates ( Note: stone broken)

Hillis

Walter C.

2

b. 15 Nov 1892 - d. 10 Aug 1901 -
(Note: Enclosed inside fence with two other graves. Letter from Walter's brother dated 29 Nov 1982 states that his brother Walter Edwin (?) HILLIS, buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, was born at Howard, Kansas 15 Nov 1892. He was killed by lightning on De-Drop (Dew /drio?) at Hank's Valley on 8 Aug 1901. Son of Marion A. and Amelia Ellizabeth (MALONEY) HILLIS. A brother, Paul E. HILLIS living in Yakima, Washington in 1982; sister, Nina Louis HILLIS FRASIER deceased).

Hovey

Erma A.

1

b. 20 Nov 1887 - d. 30 Nov 1888. Montrose Funeral Home.

Miller

Olive M.

1

b. 23 Nov ____ - d. 22 Dec 1923 -"Olive May MILLER" on footstone. (Note: Sister to Harold MILLER of Oak Grove. Grave is fenced).

Rollins

J. D.

1

d. 1898 - Note: One of the three graves enclosed inside fence. Letter of Paul HILLIS notes that this probably the father of C.W. Rollins).

Smith

Allie

1

Dau of C.R. SMITH - b 22 Nov 1883 - d. 21 July 1891 - (Note: Letter from Forrest Calkins tells of a bird trying to land between the horses that carried the coffin to the cemetery. The horses bolted, spilling the coffin down the hill and breaking it open).

Williams

William

1

1849 - 1893 - (Note: Father of Herb and Edgar WILLIAMS. His wife later married C. W. ROLLINS).
SOI: Grave marker, enclosed inside fence with two other graves, Lester WILLIAMS, and letter of Paul E. HILLIS)

Wolary

Matilda M.

1

b. 24 Oct 1831 - 14 Aug 1910 (Headstone)

Some of the names could not be properly indexed for various reasons. They are listed below by page number.

Bill

(Note: only the word 'Bill is scratched into native sandstone, but not with a chisel.)

E. D. H.

1

no dates (Note: Native stone with initials scratched into surface).

W. M. H.

2

baby - no dates - (Note: Chiseled into native sandstone block. No further information).

  
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