Other Burial Locations in the Area of Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas Another burial location, the Chitwood Cemetery, lies eight miles east of Wilmore in the northwest corner of S15-T31-R16. It dates back to the turn of the century and has not been used for many years. Other known gravesites in the Wilmore area include those in the northeast corner of S25-T32-R16, the southwest quarter of S29-T32-R17, and the southwest quarter of S26-T32-R17. The later location is presumably the Bethel Cemetery referred to in 1887 by the Nescatunga Enterprise. The paper listed the burials of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Ellis's infant son and George Wheeler in March of that year. -- By Alzina Baker and Harriet Richardson, Comanche County History, page 134.
Nescatunga Enterprise, March 12, 1887.
"Cave Creek Pickups"
A cemetery is being laid out on the southwest quarter, section 25, township 32, range 17. It is a beautiful piece of ground for the purpose.
-- Contributed by Shirley Brier.
The Grave of Georgia Mae Holbert, Comanche County, Kansas
Note by Bobbi Huck: This grave is in the roadside ditch on the three mile road south of Coldwater. The three mile road runs east and west. After traveling 3 miles south of Coldwater on Hwy 160, turn east and travel 8 miles east on the county road.
"Georgia Mae Holbert. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Holbert. Stillborn April 1922. In memory of our little cousin."
According to a list in The Western Star, 29 December 1905, of Marriage Licenses issued in 1905, a license was issued on November 19, 1905, to Otis Holbert and Miss Georgia May Payne. Otis Hayes Holbert was one of the men listed September 20, 1918, in The Western Star, 20 September 1918, as being one of the Comanche County, Kansas, men between the ages of 18 and 45 who had registered for the WWI draft.
The Western Star, April 7, 1922: "Holbert - On Tuesday, April 4, 1922, to Mr. and Mrs. Otis Holbert, a son. The little one, however, was dead when born."
William V. Jackson: "Little Tragedies of the Prairie" (A burial near Nescatunga)
The Western Star, August 18, 1933.
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