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Gourdneck Prairie Cemetery
Schoolcraft Township
Kalamazoo County, Michigan
425 Entries
Transcribed 7/31/2008

Credits

Photographs by:  Scott W. Grinder     7/1/08

Transcribed by:  Barb Anderson    7/31/08

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There are numerous items that do not have row & position numbers.  These items were taken from township records which show numerous unmarked graves.

 

Cemetery Map

             

Name

Birth

Death

 

Row

Row

Township

 

Transcribers

Last

First

Middle

Date

Date

Age

Number

Pos.

Lot

Grave

Transcriptions

Comments

Adams

Grace

A.

 

 

 

   

55

1

 

Child of M. & J. Adams

Allen

Almiron

 

 

1861

15y 2m 23d

8

7

 72

1

Son Of H. & R. Allen

 

Allen

Arthur

H.

 

4/10/1866

 

8

8

 72

2

Son Of H. & R. Allen

 

Allen

Close-up

Estella

J.

8/30/1867

4/8/1894

 

13

13

54

2

Wife of C. Huffman

 

Allen

Close-up

Henriettie

 

 

4/4/1869

22y 6m 25d

7

1

20

1

Wife Of Josiah Allen

 

Allen

Hiram

 

4/11/1815

1/2/1892

 

8

11

 72

3

Father

 

Allen

Infant

 

 

1866

 

13

12

54

3

Daughter Of J.F. And K.A. Allen

 

Allen

Civil War Marker

Plot View

James

F.

1840

1909

 

13

15

54

1

Father / Co. C Mich H.A.

GAR Flag Stand

Allen

Close-up

Katie (Osterhout)

A.

1840

1904

 

13

14

 

 

Wife Of J.F. Allen / Mother

 

Allen

Roxanna

 

2/18/1820

4/29/1907

 

8

9

70

4

Mother

 

Allen

Unknown

 

 

 

 

   

72 

5

 

Unmarked Grave / Child of R. & H. Allen

Allen

Willie

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Unmarked Grave

Allen Family Monument

Plot View

 

 

 

 

 

8

10

 

 

 

 

Ashley

Albert

P.

1897

1970

 

10

5

23

6

Married: 1928

 

Ashley

Eunice

V.

1910

2006

 

10

5

23

5

Married: 1928

 

Ashley

Military Marker

Robert

H.

1/15/1929

7/7/1984

 

10

4

 

 

Married: 6/10/1972 / SSGT US Air Force Korea

Military Flag Stand

Ashley

Viola

L.

1933

 

 

10

4

 

 

Married: 6/10/1972

 

Austin

Lamelin

 

 

 

 

   

58

3

 

Unmarked Grave

B.

E.

L.

 

 

 

8

21

 

 

 

Partially illegible

B.

L.

M.

 

 

 

8

20

 

 

 

 

Barker

Adalaide

S.

 

10/13/1811

2

3

8

62

3

Children of S. M. Barker

 

Barker

Adelia

M.

 

8/28/1811

3

3

8

62

2

Children of S. M. Barker

 

Barker

Eliabaph

 

 

 

 

3

7

62

1

 

 

Barker

Plaque

William

C.

1940

1996

 

15

6

100 

2

A1C United States Air Force Vietnam

 

Barton

Child

 

 

 

 

   

70

6

 

Unmarked Grave / Child of _ & A. Barton

Barton

Elijah

 

 

7/1880

 

   

 70

3

 

Un

Barton

Lizzie

 

 

7/1884

 

   

 70

7

 

Wife of Charlton Barton

Barton

Lucy

 

 

1/30/1873

6m 16d

6

8

 70

2

Daughter Of J.S. & A.E. Barton

 

Barton

Close-up

Lucy (Williams)

S.

 

12/29/1871

29y 6m 4d

6

9

70 

5

Daughter Of E. & L.C. Williams

 

Barton

Mrs.

 

 

7/1881

 

   

70

4

 

Un

Beedle

Marshal

 

1881

12/21/1951

 

   

70

3

 

 

Best

Unknown

 

 

 

 

   

7

1

 

Unmarked Grave / From Brady Township

Best

Unknown

 

 

 

 

   

6

2

 

Unmarked Grave / From Brady Township

Best

Unknown

 

 

 

 

   

6

3

 

Unmarked Grave / From Brady Township

Betts Mary Louise           82 3   Unmarked Grave / Twp. Records: At the foot of Chloe Everitt; Cremains; 10/17/1997
Betts Robert L.           82 4   Unmarked Grave / Twp. Records: At the foot of father-in-law Fred Everitt; Cremains; 10/17/1997

Blair

Patricia

 

1938

1992

 

15

3

53

10

 

 

Body

Unknown

 

 

 

 

   

21

1

 

Unmarked Grave / A Child of Body (or a body of a child)

Bothwell

Beryl

L.

1924

 

 

1

3

14

4

Married: 10/3/1943

 

Bothwell

Frank

L.

1899

1979

 

1

4

14

1

 

 

Bothwell

Gertrude

M.

1902

1988

 

1

4

14

2

 

 

Bothwell

William

 

1924

1996

 

1

3

14

3

Married: 10/3/1943

 

Boughtin

Charles

H.

 

7/9/1853

 

5

4

35

2

Son Of J & N.B. Boughtin

 

Boughtin

Nancy

B.

 

5/11/1855

27y 1m 3d

5

2

35

1

Wife Of John Boughtin

 

Boughton

 

 

 

 

 

   

35

3

 

Unmarked Grave / Mother of J. Boughton

Bowley

Henry

 

 

1/19/1905

 

   

 

 

 

 

Brainard

Alma

F.

8/17/1847

8/13/1894

 

1

10

64

3

 

 

Bridges

Leonora

C.

 

6/31/1860

3y 1m 8d

5

21

 93

4

Daughter Of J.G. & M. Bridges

 

Bridges

Martha

E.

 

6/281860

9m 28d

5

22

93 

3

Daughter Of J.G. & M. Bridges

 

Briggs

Ann

C.

 

1/13/1892

57y 6m 10d

1

5

40

2

Mother

 

Briggs

Close-up

Arthur

A.

 

9/14/1850

?

2

12

 

 

Son Of ??

 

Briggs

Arthur

V.

1852

1926

 

4

5

43

8

 

 

Briggs

Asa

S.

1806

1869

 

4

8

43

1

 

 

Briggs

Asa

S.

1835

1918

 

5

15

 69

7

 

 

Briggs

Asa

 

 

 

 

2

2

 

 

Carpenters Mate, US Navy, Rev. War

Flag Stand Us Veteran

Briggs

Rev. War Marker

Asa

 

 

8/11/1816

54

2

3

 

 

Formerly Of Windsor Co ??

 

Briggs

Asa

 

 

 

 

   

63

1

 

 

Briggs

Asa, Jr.

 

 

1810

 

   

63

3

 

 

Briggs

Asa, Jr.

 

 

 

 

   

43

5

 

Unmarked Grave / Child of Ed Briggs

Briggs

Betsey

A.

1822

1899

 

4

8

43

3

 

 

Briggs

C.

 

 

4/18/1905

 

   

57

5

 

 

Briggs

Chas.

E.

1888

19--

 

8

5

57

3

 

 

Briggs

Child

 

 

 

 

   

63

8

 

Unmarked Grave / 3 Children of Isaac & Saloma Briggs

Briggs

Child

 

 

 

 

   

63

8

 

Unmarked Grave / 3 Children of Isaac & Saloma Briggs

Briggs

Child

 

 

 

 

   

63

8

 

Unmarked Grave / 3 Children of Isaac & Saloma Briggs

Briggs

Dasie

 

 

 

 

   

43

4

 

Unmarked Grave / Child of Ed Briggs

Briggs

Dorr

W.

 

1/30/1946

 

   

57

6

 

 

Briggs

Ed

 

 

1929

 

   

57

4

 

 

Briggs

View

View

Rear View

Separate

Edmund

L.

 

 1863

 

8

19

96 

1

 

Separate marker with E.L.B. at 8-21 / Death date obtained from twp. records

Briggs

Edmund

S.

1845

1919

 

4

6

43

7

 

 

Briggs

Elizabeth

 

 

 

 

   

63

2

 

Unmarked Grave

Briggs

Estem

 

 

 

 

   

43

5

 

Unmarked Grave / Child of Ed Briggs

Briggs

Esther

L.

 

3/7/1852

1

4

7

43

2

Daughter Of Asa S. & Betsey A. Briggs

 

Briggs

Esther

V.

1852

1922

 

4

5

43

9

 

 

Briggs

Eunice

Caroline

 

8/2/1851

27y 5m

2

4

63

6

Wife Of Isaac A. Briggs

Additional Marker at 2-6

Briggs

Janet (Buck)

K.

 

 

 

   

28

10

 

Cremation

Briggs

Top View

Janette

B.

1869

1958

 

5

13

69 

6

Daughter

 

Briggs

Jessie

 

1856

1926

 

8

4

57

2

 

 

Briggs

Laura

C.

 

1/23/1894

 

   

 94

2

 

Wife of Silas Briggs

Briggs

Lora

 

 

11/1/1861

2y 11m 1d

1

6

40

1

Our ___ / Dau of S.C. & A.G. Briggs

 

Briggs

Close-up

View

View

Rear View

Separate

Lucy

M.

 

12/1875

 

8

19

96 

2

 

Separate marker with L.M.B. at 8-22 / Death date obtained from twp. records

Briggs

Margaret (Stuart)

 

1834

1900

 

5

14

 69

5

 

 

Briggs

Richard

R.

 

 

 

   

28

10

 

Cremation

Briggs

Sanford

C.

 

1841

 

   

63

7

 

Unmarked Grave / Son of I.A. & E.C. Briggs

Briggs

Sarah

 

 

 

 

   

63

4

 

Unmarked Grave

Briggs

Close-up

Silas

C.

 

1/7/1869

67

6

13

94 

1

Na--ce of Williamsrown, VA

 

Briggs Family Monument

Close-up

Plot View

 

 

 

 

 

8

22

 

 

 

 

Brockway

Julia

L.

1916

2000

 

10

1

4

5

 

 

Brockway

Samuel

C.

1913

1963

 

10

1

4

6

 

 

Brown

Close-up

Close-up

Jane

C.

 

2/4/1840

 

2

13

 87

2

Wife Of I.R. Brown

Death date obtained from twp. records

Brown

Theodore

F.

1856

1921

 

13

27

 99

2

 

 

Burns

F.

 

 

 

 

   

42

1

 

Unmarked Grave

Butcher

Bertha

 

 

3/12/1939

 

   

99 

5

 

Unmarked Grave / Wife of Sam Butcher

Campbell

Fidelia

E.

 

3/4/1867

 

8

2

32

1

 

 

Cawell

Susan

 

3/7/1815

4/19/1899

 

7

3

46

5

 

 

Chapman

Stella

H.

 

1/29/1867

4m 3d

7

2

33

1

Daughter Of O.W. & Etta P. Chapman

 

Chyler

Don

 

 

 

 

   

 90

1

 

Unmarked Grave

Cole

Sally

 

 

 

 

   

91 

1

 

Unmarked Grave

Corser

Separate Marker

A.

G.

1818

 

 

2

11

66

3

Father

Separate marker with Father

Corser

Separate Marker

Lydia (Brockelbank)

 

1820

1873

 

2

10

66

2

His Wife / Mother

Separate marker with Mother

Corser Family Monument 

 

 

 

 

 

2

9

 

 

 

 

Coughlin

George

R.

1870

1948

 

15

2

52

1

Father

 

Davenport

Edward

R.

1912

1976

 

1

1

13

9

Joint Heir With The Son

 

Davenport

John

Shirley

1946

1978

 

1

2

13

8

SN US Navy Vietnam

 

Davis

John

 

 

5/20/1890

 

   

49

4

 

Unmarked Grave

Davis

Mrs.

 

 

 

 

   

5

2

 

Unmarked Grave

Davis

Unknown

 

 

 

 

   

5

3

 

Unmarked Grave / Daughter of Mrs. Davis

Day

Abigail

M.

 

2/17/1851

21y 10m 17d

6

11

 70

1

Dauther Of Elijah & Lucy L Barton

 

Dean

Earl

 

 

9/29/1915

 

   

 89

1

 

Unmarked Grave

Deniston

Infant

 

 

 

 

   

38

1

 

Unmarked Grave / Infant of E. & M. Deniston

Downs

Caroline

 

 

2/1908

 

   

 97

2

 

Unmarked Grave

Downs

John

 

 

9/15/1881

71y 2m ?d

10

19

 97

1

 

 

Downs

Sarah

 

1778

1848

 

   

95

1

 

 

Eldred

Andrew

J.

3/16/1815

3/18/1950

 

1

9

64

1

 

 

Eldred

Lydia 

E.

4/19/1820

11/27/1894

 

1

9

64

4

 

 

Eldred

Wilbur

F.

1845

1848

 

1

8

64

2

 

 

Elliot

Unknown

 

 

 

 

   

35

4

 

Unmarked Grave / Woman named Elliot

Erwine

Children

 

 

 

 

   

16

2

 

Unmarked Grave / Children of E. & C. Erwine

Everitt

Chloie

E.

1881

1977

 

7

9

 82

2

 

 

Everitt

Fred

L.

1879

1966

 

7

9

 82

1

 

 

Evritt

Elmer

E.

1871

1955

 

10

7

23

1

Married: 1909

 

Evritt

Nellie

B.

1879

1968

 

10

7

23

2

Married: 1909

 

Ferrold

Unknown

 

 

 

 

   

61

1

 

Unmarked Grave

Foslyn

L.

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Unmarked Grave / L. Foslin child in Alley 5-6

Fowler

Rufus

 

 

 

 

2

1

12

1

 

Partially illegible

Frakes

Close-up

Close-up

…eti

 

 

3/27/1873

?????

9

2

 

 

 

 

Frakes

Anhia

L.

 

1/21/1867

 

9

9.9

 

 

Daughter Of W.R. & R.E. Frakes

 

Frakes

Beulah

D.

1908

1995

 

13

6

28

5

Married: 7/3/1936

 

Frakes

Carrie

Mae

1872

1910

 

13

21

78

3

Mother

 

Frakes

Charlotte

 

 

 

 

9

4

22

3

 

 

Frakes

Danny

Joe

 

1/21/1947

 

   

51

1

 

Infant

Frakes

E.

I.

 

 

 

9

3

 

 

 

 

 

Edna

L.

1880

1951

 

13

5

28

2

 

 

Frakes

Edna

O.

 

1872

 

9

7

31

1

 

Marker partially buried

Frakes

Eliza

 

 

 

 

11

18

 

 

 

 

Frakes

G.

Ellsworth

1865

1936

 

13

5

28

3

 

 

Frakes

Ellsworth, Colonel

 

1865

10/31/1936

 

13

5

 28

3

 

 

Frakes

Hannah

L.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Child of W. & E. Frakes

Frakes

Harriet

Marie

1897

1983

 

   

78

7

 

 

Frakes

Plot View

Infant

 

1947

1947

 

14

1

 

 

Son Of Joe And Leona Frakes

 

Frakes

Isaiah

 

1861

1934

 

9

6

22

4

 

 

Frakes

J.

W.

 

 

 

11

20

 98

5

 

 

Frakes

J.

Walter

1874

1920

 

11

7

29

4

 

 

Frakes

James

Glover

1870

1946

 

13

22

 78

4

Father

 

Frakes

Joe

M.

1875

1910

 

11

3

29

1

At Rest

 

Frakes

Plot View

Joe

 

1914

1981

 

13

10

51

4

 

 

Frakes

John

C.

1919

1997

 

13

8

28

8

Married: 4/1/1950

 

Frakes

Top View

Joseph

 

 

9/29/1880

80y 9m 4d

11

26

 98

1

Father

 

Frakes

Close-up

Close-up

Joseph

C.

1/17/1834

5/25/1895

 

13

23

78 

1

 

Marker partially buried

Frakes

Plot View

Leona

C.

1909

2000

 

13

10

51

3

 

 

Frakes

Leonard

 

 

 

 

   

92 

1

 

Unmarked Grave

Frakes

Liza

 

 

 

 

   

98

6

 

 

Frakes

Lizzie

 

 

 

 

   

78

2

Twp. Records: Dau of J. & C. Frakes

 

Frakes

Close-up

Maggie 

O.

 

1/3/186?

 

9

5

22

2

Daughter Of R.C. Frakes

 

Frakes

Close-up

Close-up

Margaret

 

2/1/1829

 

 

13

24

78 

6

His Wife

 

Frakes

Margie

A.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Frakes

Marjorie

 

1923

2005

 

13

8

28

9

Married: 4/1/1950

 

Frakes

Mary 

Ellen

1839

1890

 

9

14

31

6

 

 

Frakes

Minerva (Brown-Newton)

 

1837

1903

 

11

23

98 

4

Mother

 

Frakes

Minnie

B.

1880

1927

 

11

4

29

2

At Rest, Wife Of Joe Frakes

 

Frakes

Nathan

 

 

 

 

   

 92

2

 

Unmarked Grave