SOMERFORD CEMETERY


This is a public cemetery and is accessible from the road.  It is located in Somerford Valley - about 16 miles northeast from Broken Bow, Custer County, Nebraska and about 5 or 6 miles southwest of Sargent, Custer County, Nebraska.  Beginning in Sargent take the Round Valley Road and go 5 ½ miles south and west, then 1 mile south.  This cemetery is also known as Sand Creek Cemetery.


Adams, Samuel G., "Father",  Dec 29, 1872 - May 31, 1958;  Ella R., "Mother", wife of S G Adams,  Nov 3, 1877 - May 19, 1921

Adams, Glenn R.,  Aug 27, 1909 - Mar 26, 1959

Andrews, Nellie, wife of J. R. Andrews, born Apr 20, 1875 - died Dec 28, 1907,  Aged 32 y 8 m 8 d,  "Peace, Perfect Peace"

Andrews, Nellie, infant dau. of J. R. & Nellie Andres, born Nov 5, 1907 - Jan 6, 1908

Andrews, Joseph R., "Father",  April 15, 1866 - July 31, 1946

Andrews, Howard J., son of W. S. & Grace Andrews, born May 16, 1903- died Febr 22, 1910

Andrews, Charles D.,  1875 - 1942

Andrews, W. H., born  Aug 3, 1836 - Aug 12, 1912, (On a separate stone:  Wm H. Andres, Corpl,  Co A. Purnell Legion, Md Cav),  Civil War veteran marker;  Alice A., his wife, "Mother" born Dec 20, 1843 - died July 30, 1912, "There are thoughts that never perish, bright unfading through long years, so thy memories we cherish, shrined in hope, embalmed in tears",  "Their pains of death are passed, labor and sorrow cease, and lifes long warfare closed at last, their souls are found in peace"

Ash, Melissa Sue, dau of Marjorie & Dean Ash,  June 5 - 7, 1970, "Our Darling"


Babcock, Francis, dau. of A. D. & Jessie Babcock,  February 14, 1919

Barger, George D.,  Dec 12, 1858 - Mar 4, 1900;  Eva D.,  Sept 18, 1863 - Aug 2, 1951

Barger, George V.,  Mar 11, 1890 - Mar 7, 1973

Barger, Luella, infant daughter of George & Eva Barger, Sept 18, 1897

Buckbee, Clarence, "Dad",  1909 - 1994;  Matilda E.,  1907 - 1954

Buckbee, Ralph W.,  Oct 14, 1903 - May 28, 1996;  Leota J.,  Sept 27, 1905 - Jan 3, 1988


Clark, Allen,  July 28, 1893 - Apr 22, 1957 (on a separate stone:  Allen Clark,  Nebraska Wagoner Sup. Co., 134 Inf., World War I,  July 28, 1893 - Apr 22, 1957);  Louisa J.,  Oct 22, 1901 - July 15, 1987

Clark, Amy A.,  1921 - 1922

Clark, Dale, "Dad",  Dec 27, 1922 - Mar 27, 1988;  Irene L., "Mom",  Dec 21, 1929 - ____, married July 12, 1947

Clark, Gerold N.,  May 3, 1923 - Feb 18, 1924, son of Noel and Laura


Daugherty, Hugh D.,  1860 - 1933;  Catherine O.,  1866 - 1939

Daugherty, Maliccia A., dau. of H. D. & C. O. Daugherty, born Oct 29, 1890 - died Sep 17, 1892, Aged 1 yr 10 ms 19 ds

Daugherty, Edith Sharlottie, dau. of H. D. & C. O., born  Apr 18, 1899 - died Febr 10, 1900

Daugherty, Charles M., son of H. D. & C. O.,  Dec 13, 1906 - Dec 21, 1908

Daugherty, James B., son of H. D. & C. O.,  Feb 27, 1910 - June 9, 1911

Daugherty, Jessie,  Jan 26, 1904 - Mar 31, 1983


Elliott, Albert B.,  Oct 30, 1882 - May 7, 1931;  Minnie S.,  Febr 1, 1890 - Nov 20, 1926

Elliott, Veria, daughter of A. B. & Minnie Elliott,  May 14, 1909 Nov 20, 1918


Ferris, Emeline C. Best, "Mother",  1847 - 1927;  William, "Father",  1828 - 1907

Foote, Stiles C.,  1905 - 1991;  Vinnie C.,  1896 - 1986

Ford, Albert H.,  Apr 23, 1913 - Apr 27, 1928;  Martha B.,  July 4, 1919 - Dec 25, 1919

Ford, infant son,  July 6, 1926 (no last name on stone, but is next to Albert & Martha's stone)

Ford, infant dau,  January 22, 1911 (no last name on stone, but is next to Albert & Martha's stone)

Ford, Lulu Mae, "Mother,  Apr 16, 1890 - June 11, 1934

Ford, Charles F., "Father", Nov 5, 1887 - Nov 9, 1972

Foster, Frances,  1862 - 1939;  Lloyd O.,  1865 - 1939

Fuller, Calvin W., "Dad",  1913 - ____ ;  Virginia L., "Mom",  1918 - 1963

Fuller, Benjamin F.,  1861 - 1943

Fuller, Ota D.,  died June 15, 1896, Aged 27 yrs 3 mos 7 ds;  Viola, died August 15, 1896, Aged 1 yr 3 mos 19 ds;  Mary E.,  died Nov 2, 1892  Aged 33 yrs 7 mos;  Liddie,  died July 2, 1896, Aged 54 ys 8 mos 19 ds

Fuller, Virginia L., "Mom",  1918 - 1963;  Calvin W., "Dad",  1913 - ____


Gill, Patrick H., "Father",  1884 - 1941;  Tressa O., "Mother",  1890 - 1988

Goelz, Don,  Sept 16, 1940 - _____;  Mary Lou,  Mar 13, 1943 - Jan 21, 1992, married Nov 13, 1962, parents of Christy and Craig


Hansen, Anton Marinus, "Father",  born Ostervraa, Denmark, 1893 - 1967;  Anna Grace, "Mother",  born Delphos, Kansas, 1905 - 1985

Hansen, Marianna,  1933 - 1934

Hargan, Lula Pearl, dau. of F. H. & Lela Hargan,  July 10, 1901 - Sept 3, 1902

Hargan, Frank,  1880 - 1956;  Lela,  1878 - 1954

Hargan, Daniel,  1833 - 1919

Hargan, Levina, wife of Daniel Hargan,  1836 - 1913

Hargan, John H.,  1870 - 1958;  Nellie M.,  1874 - 1964


Keyes, Hazel L., infant dau of Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Keyes,  Mar 30, 1911 - Apr 17, 1911

King, Era L., "Mom",  1889 - 1956;  Frank, "Dad",  1889 - 1975

King, infant son of Frank & Era King,  1918 - 1918

Knapp, Edward,  1873 - 1942;  Elsie M.,  1883 - 1945

Knapp, Amos H.,  Sept 6, 1908 - Dec 3, 1989;  Margaret L.,  July 18, 1923 - _____, married Aug 11, 1958

Knight, Ella E., "Sister",  Feb 15, 1852 Febr 4, 1933, "Rest In Peace"

Knight, Frank H.,  April 28, 1865 - Nov 27, 1903,  A member of Camp 3946, MWA

Knight, Mabel L., (no dates)


Lovejoy, Agnes J., "Mother",  1866 - 1933


Manning, Lucy L.,  1873 - 1963

Manning, B. H.,  1869 - 1945

Manning, Claud H.,  Dec 22, 1892 - Apr 3, 1916

Manning, Glen,  Mar 1, 1904 - Oct 29, 1916

Manning, Reuben S.,  Sept 13, 1829 - July 24, 1918;  Ruth, his wife,  Jan 3, 1849 - Apr 16, 1918

Manning, Ronald Edward, son of Ralph & Mildred Manning,  1942

Manning, Judith Lynn, daughter of Robert & Carol Manning,  1959

Manning, Ralph E.,  June 17, 1906 - May 12, 1983;  Mildred E.,  Apr 30, 1912 - Apr 14, 1998, "Love lives on"

McAlister, Lettice, wife of James A.,  died Apr 30, 1901, Aged 73 y 7 m 1 d, "The Lord is my Shepherd"

McAllister, James A.,  July 4, 1825 - May 30, 1915, (the death year could be 15 or 19 - it has been changed on the stone from the 5 to a 9 or from a 9 to a 5)  (separate stone:  Jas. A. McAllister, Corpl Co F 206 Pa. Inf) Civil War marker

McAllister, E. Bruce,  April 16, 1854 - Aug 29, 1919

McAllister, E. S. Blair,  March 24, 1860 - Oct 24, 1928

McGrew, Jacqualine Nancy, "Our Darling",  Jan 28, 1958

McGrew, Lloyd W.,  Nebraska TEC5 US Army, World War II,  Jan 23, 1916 - Sept 27, 1973;  Niomia F., wife of L W McGrew,  Apr 23, 1915 - Nov 22, 1985

Mead, Herman J.,  Co E, 23 Inf. 2 Div.,  Febr 1, 1891 Nov 8, 1933,  World War I marker

Mead, Jeremiah W., "Father",  Jan 30, 1859 - Apr 1, 1912;  Jennie W., "Mother",  Febr 14, 1862 - Nov 15, 1933

Meads, "Our Darlings", children of J. W. Meads (this was a separate stone in the center with Hazel's stone on the left of it and Ellen's stone on the right) Hazel, no dates; Ellen, no dates


Paxton, William,  died Nov 16, 1908, Aged 32 yrs 7 mo 10 ds;  Ruhama Jane,  Oct 12, 1860 - June 24, 1937

Paxton, Silas Ellis,  Jan 14, 1889 - Apr 19, 1948

Pierce, Walden K.,  1902 - 1941;  Dorothy E.,  1908 - 1964

Pierce, Jesse,  1876 - 1949;  Margaret W.,  1871 - 1942

Pierce, William A., "Father", 1865 - 1942

Pierce, Etta M., "Mother",  1866 - 1918

Pierce, James, "Father",  July 4, 1824 - Mar 11, 1910, Co M, 1st Reg Minn Heavy Artillery;  Jane Hunt, his wife, "Mother",  Nov 25, 1838 - March 22, 1910  (on a separate stone:  Pierce, Jas,  Minn, Com H. A.) Civil War marker

Pierce, Thomas L.,  Mar 24, 1860 - Febr 15, 1936;  George G., Sept 14, 1858 - Apr 6, 1941

Pierce, Alfred W., "Uncle",  1862 - 1933;  Minnie L., "Aunt",  1855 - 1945 "Answer Our Master's Call"

Pierce, Frank J.,  Nov 11, 1911 - Dec 20, 1985

Pierce, J. Gardner,  1900 - 1985, World War I marker;  Minnie V.,  1908 - 1974, married May 20, 1931

Pierce, Theodore R.,  Apr 10, 1908 - Mar 31, 1996;  Verna E.,  May 13, 1911 - June 12, 1995, married Feb 3, 1928


Russell, Ben T.,  May 3, 1878 - June 5, 1963, Nebraska Pvt. 17 Co., Trans. Corps, World War I


Schultz, Alexander, "Dad", born Wassen, Switzerland May 7, 1883 - died Dec 8, 1964;  Mary Agnes, "Mom",  born Somerford, Neb. Feb 1, 1888 - died Nov 5, 1964, married April 7, 1908

Spooner, Junior E. E., son of E. W. & Lydia M. Spooner,  Feb 17, 1919- Mar 9, 1919, "Asleep in Jesus"

Smith, Benjamin, "Father",  July 5, 1857 - July 9, 1905;  Gertrude M., his wife, "Mother",  Oct 27, 1873 - Mar 22, 1928

Smith, Elizabeth C., "Daughter",  1937 - 1937

Smith, Agnes I.,  Jan 15, 1902 - May 5, 1977, "Angel of mercy"

Smith, Ethel M.,  Sept 23, 1893 - Feb 23, 1973, "She hath done what she could"

Story, Fanny W., "Mother", wife of Orval Story, born Oct 2, 1856 - died Sept 3, 1902;  Orval, "Father", born Dec 3, 1855 - died Nov 24, 1914

Story, Houston,  1830 - 1899;  Harriet,  1836 - 1887;  Illie,  1876 - 1897

Story, O. Karl, son of O. T. & Nellie,  Jan 18, 1935 - Jan 12, 1949

Story, Nellie E., "Mother",  Mar 10, 1899 - May 25, 1963 and Omer T., "Father",  Feb 20,1894 - Mar 13, 1979

Story, inf. dau. O. T. & Nellie, born & died  March 6, 1925

Story, Clark H., son of O. T. & Nellie,  Dec 8, 1920 - July 28, 1927

Story, Doris,  Mar 2, 1928 - Mar 2, 1928

Story, Deloris,  Mar 2, 1928 - May 18, 1928

Sturm, Otis B.,  1863 - 1947


Tuttle, Lydia,  March 4, 1860 - Sept 20,1906


Wadsworth, George W.,  born Feb 14, 1896 - died Nov 21, 1917,  Co. D.,  355 Neb. Inf. World War I marker

Wadsworth, Luisa J., wife of J. R. Wadsworth,  died Aug 25, 1901, Age 29 yrs 13 ds  "Gone but not forgotten"

Wadsworth, Judah, wife of Wm,  died Dec 8, 1903,  Aged 71 years 11 ms 19 d

Weinman, Bertha M.,  died April 25, 1906, Aged 28 yrs 9 mos 3 ds, "Dearest wife, thou hast left us and thy loss I deeply feel, but tis God that has bereaft us, he can all our sorrows heal"

Weinman, "Our Baby", born Nov 23, 1904 (no last name on this stone, but it is between Bertha and Jessie's stones)

Weinman, Jessie Ida, dau. of S. & B. M. Weinman,  died Feb 14, 1904, Aged 3 mos 15 ds

Westbrook, Phoebe E., "Mother",  Feb 1838 - Sep 1902, "In my father's house are many mansions"

Westbrook, Amos N.,  Co. G. 74th Ill. Inf., no dates,  Civil War marker

Westbrook, Mary,  1836 - 1920

Wilhoit, Emanuel,  Lieut Co F., 2 Tenn Infan,  GAR 1861 - 1865 marker

Willhoit, Emanuel,  died Dec 23, 1904, Aged 79 yrs 18 ds,  "Gone but not forgotten";  Louisa,  died July 31, 1929, Aged 79 ys 6 ms 18 ds

Wolsleben, Gifford Emil,  March 26, - April 16, 1924

Wolsleben, Emil H., Nebraska, Pvt. 1 Cl. 34 Engrs., February 10, 1940, World War marker

Wolsleben, Carl L., born July 12, 1854 - died Dec 11, 1916, aged 62 ys 7 ms 1 ds  "Sleep, Father, and take your rest, God called you Home, He thought it best";  E. D. Lena, wife of C. L., born June 14, 1865 - died Dec 12, 1904, Aged 39 y 5 m 28 d, "Another link is broken in our household band, but a chain is forming in a better land"

Wolsleben, George J., "Father",  1893 - 1951

Wolsleben, Richard G.,  Nebraska Cpl. 60 AAA  AW Bn.  Nov 11, 1930 - May 31, 1952

Wolsleben, Mattie P., "Mother",  1901 - 1985


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