The Mitchell Co. Pioneer Cemetery
Mona (a.k.a. Farley) Update -- Nov. 12, 2002
Making gigantic progress . . . had about 15 people there working at Farleyyesterday and we got all the names logged, plus found a few head stones. Intotal we got 39 entries. Leveled and restacked several of the stones.
Fire Chief Todd Cooling of the Lyle Fire Department accompanied hisDepartment with three vehicles to the Farley Cemetery on Saturday November11, 2002 at approximately 1:00PM. The burn took about one hour and wascomplete. Only a few hard core weed stocks and a old fallen tree stumpremained along with the headstones. We are extremely thankful to ChiefCooling and the members of the Lyle Fire Department. Thank you for yourassistance.
Also, I Spoke to the property owners surrounding the cemetery and theyare willing to mow it once we have it smooth enough and grass seeded. Itlooks 100 percent better but still has a long way to go.
Today we went to Old Newburg (McKinley) Cemetery and started evaluatingthe work in order there.
Have about 20 people confirmed for the meeting Tuesday night so thisshould be a good turn out.
Am Meeting Steve Ham tomorrow (Monday) to go to 2 or 3 burial sitesin E. Cedar Township. -- Neal Du Shane
Farley & McKinley -- Nov. 16, 2002:
A bunch of picturesand a story of what happened at the Mona (Farley) and McKinley (Newburg) Cemeteriesin the week previous. Click here!Some really great pictures!
Farley Update -- May 3, 2003:
The photo on the left shows a marker the guys found, with no writing.Merri Cross thinks it might have been a base. The photo on the rightis a base and a marker, with the name Wiley or Willie, across the top.The big tiller found that one -- about seven feet north of the Wheelermarker. -- Larry Kerschner
Click on the thumbnail photos to see the full size versions. Bothare about 50 Kbytes each.
These two pictures are of Merri Cross demonstrating the new high-techmethod for reading hard-to-read stones. Chalk! What will they think of next.Click on the thumbnail photos to see the full image. -- Larry Kerschner
The left one is 40 Kbytes, and the right one is 130 Kbytes in size.
The left photo is a general photo of Farley, showing the tiller at work.
The right photo shows Roger Miller and his daughter Stephanie; from Lyle.Roger and Stephanie are digging up what looked like two baseswith horrendous fracturing and splintering. Stephanie found them aftergetting tired of probing -- she was stabbing the probe into the groundto park it, and it went "clunk"! -- Larry Kerschner
Click on the thumbnail photos to see the full size versions. Bothare about 200 Kbytes each, more or less.
These are the pictures which Larry Kershner made, at the Mona (Farley) Cemetery,in the preparation of his recent story about Mitchell County cemeteries,for the Mitchell County Press-News.
Persons interested in volunteering to assist with these projects should contact Neal.
Neal Du Shane, MCPCRP Coordinator
Kermit Kittleson, Webization
UPDATED: Sept. 1, 2003
UPDATED: Sept. 22, 2003 (Change Farley to Mona)