ST. THOMAS MEMORIAL CEMETERY
Overton, Nevada


St. Thomas was settled by Mormon Pioneers in January of 1865. Although
abandoned by most of the settlers in 1871, Daniel Bonelli and his family remained. For a brief period of time, St. Thomas was the County Seat
for Pah Ute County, Arizona until the official survey was concluded and it was determined that St. Thomas, as well as the remaining lands of the" Muddy" and "Virgin" Rivers, were in Lincoln County, Nevada.
This area was part of what was later to become Clark County in 1909.
The Federal Government planned construction of "Boulder Dam" beginning in 1932, which directly affected the settlements of St. Thomas and Rioville. The soon to be Lake Mead would cover the towns with water forever. The cemetery in St. Thomas was relocated in 1935 to an area in Overton and referred to as "Mead Lake Cemetery" for a brief period until it was formally dedicated St. Thomas Memorial Cemetery. This cemetery is in excellent condition and well maintained by the community. It is located on a hill at the south end of Overton off SR 169. This survey was conducted on January 30, 2001 by Patricia A. Scott.

Information contained in parens "()" is not on the headstone. It is added by the author from records to assist in research. Some headstones have only years and when known from records, the complete dates have been included. Below is the dedication plaque.

PIONEERS

Dedicated to those stalwart pioneers who forged an oasis out of the desert sands.

The St. Thomas Cemetery was established in the 1860's in the town of St. Thomas, Nevada.
Anticipating inundation of the town by the waters of Lake Mead, the graves were moved to
this point in 1935. Only past residents of the buried towns of St. Thomas and Kaolin and
their descendants are buried here.

What sorrow fills the hearts of us
Who know we cannot now return
To walk the shady streets of long ago.
                                             Alton Hannig

NAME BORN DIED COMMENT
ABBOTT, John 30 Apr 1898 01 May 1898 Bunker Mort Marker (son of John & Chrissie)
ARMITAGE, Harry   1907 Bunker Mort Marker (son of Ben?)
BALLARD, Clarice W.(WHITNEY) 24 Nov 1897 10 Dec 1973 Mother (wife of Sheridan, dau of George & Julia)
BALLARD, Sheridan 19 Jan 1894 27 Jul 1979 Father; Cpl 31st INF WWI (husb of Clarice)
BAUER, Albert 10 Oct 1893 27 Jan 1975 (husb of Lottie; son of Jacob & Mary Ann)
BAUER, Cory Alan 17 Apr 1958 16 Jan 1979 4 Wheelin' All The Way
BAUER, Ethel W. 20 Aug 1920 12 May 1977 Mother (2nd wife of Jacob)
BAUER, Harry 09 Sep 1890 28 Aug 1975 F2 USN WWI (son of Jacob & Mary Ann)
BAUER, Jacob 01 Jun 1847 28 Jan 1925 (husb of Mary Ann)
BAUER, Lottie P. (PRINCE) 03 Jul 1902 09 Dec 1929 Mother (wife of Albert)
BELDING, Sham   1907  
BONELLI, Benjamin F. (Franklin) 20 Feb 1871 19 Jul 1928 Mort marker (son of Daniel)
BUNKER, Eloise T. (TURNBAUGH) 11 Dec 1881 03 Dec 1964 next to John (2nd wife of John M.)
BUNKER, John M. (Mathieson) 12 Sep 1870 31 Jul 1946 next to Eloise & Mary
BUNKER, Marguerite 16 Jul 1913 03 Sep 1936 next to Mary
BUNKER, Mary E. S. (Etta SYPHUS) 05 Feb 1871 30 Nov 1895 next to John (1st wife of John)
BUNKER, (John) Merrill Dec 1899 1 Nov 1901 UNMARKED (son of Martin & Euphemia)
CARLOW, Frank N. 1913 1965 Husband of Gladys
CARLOW, Gladys DEVOGE 28 Apr 1904 25 Nov 1995 Wife of Frank
CHADBURN, Dinah Ann (HUNT) 09 Jan 1880 07 May 1965 SSW Robert H.
CHADBURN, Floyd (Robert Floyd) 29 Mar 1902 22 Aug 1974 SSW Jetta
CHADBURN, Imogene 22 Jun 1922 26 Jun 1922 SSW Vaughn
CHADBURN, Jetta 29 Apr 1904   SSW Floyd
CHADBURN, Robert H. (Henry) 13 Sep 1877 13 Dec 1961 SSW Dinah
CHADBURN, Vaughn 24 Feb 1919 27 May 1919 SSW Imogene (twin of Verna)
CHENEY, Nelson F. 05 Feb 1882 09 Oct 1945 OH Pvt Air Services WWI
CHRISTENSEN, Clarence Maurice "Bud" 24 Dec 1914 28 Aug 1991 wooden marker faded
COLLUP, Craig Richard 16 Sep 1983 1 May 2003 Beloved Son
CONNELLY, John L. (Larkin) 22 Nov 1873 22 Dec 1923 Mort Marker (rec say died 1921, son of Charles & Jane)
COX, Ned Lawrence 04 Mar 1935 05 Mar 1935 (son of Lawrence & Francis)
COZART, Velma R. "Pet" 04 Nov 1926 02 May 1928  
COZART, Wylie R. 31 Jan 1875 04 Dec 1941 Father (son of Walter & Rebecca)
COZART, Wylie R. "Pal" 23 Jun 1928 27 May 1939  
DAVIS, Gregory Lynn 08 Oct 1961 09 Oct 1961 Mort Marker
DEVOGE, Arlene G. 08 Sep 1940 03 Feb 1943  
DEVOGE, Robert A. 16 Sep 1894 28 Feb 1973  
DOZIER, Tiffany Jenee 1995 1995 Metcalf Mort Marker
DRY, L. S.   1907  
ELIAS, Rodoleo 26 Sep 1931 27 Nov 1959  
FARNSWORTH, Velda GENTRY 13 May 1914 10 Nov 1983  
FOXLEY, Henery J. (8 Sep 1839) (8 Jul 1913) 1907 Bunker Mort Marker (husb of Mary YOUNG)
GENTRY, Gladys L. 15 Oct 1908 26 May 1981 SSW Osborne; md: 24 May 1982
GENTRY, Henry (Harry Henry) 18 Sep 1854 29 May 1921 SSW Martha Ellen
GENTRY, Laura M. (May) 25 May 1897 03 Jul 1980 Dedicated to serving others
GENTRY, Lucile 21 Mar 1907 30 Jun 1909 dau of Samuel & Mabel Gentry
GENTRY, Martha Ellen (SYPHUS) 06 Mar 1859 18 May 1925 SSW Henry
GENTRY, Osborne L. (Leland) 12 Mar 1900 24 May 1982 SSW Gladys
HERRICK, Amy MURPHY 19 Apr 1920 Oct 1979 SSW Jane ROMANSKI & Lynn Murphy (dau of Jesse & Agnes)
HEUSS, John 1840 12 Jul 1903 age 63 yrs
HICKMAN, Edwin Virl 05 Dec 1914 17 Jan 1988 Father; SSW Louise md: 08 Jun 1936
HICKMAN, Louise A. (ANDERSON) 12 Jul 1913   Mother; SSW Edwin
HICKMAN, Michael Virl 07 Jul 1945 31 Aug 1945 Our Beloved Son (son of Edwin & Louise)
HOPKINS, Chester Roy 27 Jul 1917   SSW Cora md: 23 Sep 1954
HOPKINS, Cora WHITMORE 23 Sep 1932 09 Jul 1991 SSW Chester
HOPKINS, Lynn Guy 1960 1960 Mort Marker
ISHIMOTO, Etta Arden 10 May 1929   SSW George Shoge
ISHIMOTO, George Shoge 24 Apr 1925 05 Dec 1991 SSW Etta md: 16 Dec 1962
ISHIMOTO, Shojiro 14 Jan 1881 30 Jan 1957 Father (husb of Kuma FUJIMOTO)
ISHIMOTO, Youneo 05 Mar 1923 15 Jan 1942 (brother of George)
LEWIS, Betty GENTRY 30 May 1927 20 Nov 1990 Compassion & Love for Many
LEWIS, Cornel Arthur 02 Jul 1953 21 Aug 1996  
LORD, Hugh L.(Lucian) 20 Jul 1880 1947 Mort Marker (Last man to leave St Thomas)
MARSHALL, Tonie Annette 18 Oct 1945 18 Oct 1945 Our Baby
MILLER, Marjorie Julia MURPHY 30 Dec 1914 07 Mar 1993 (Dau of Jesse & Agnes)
MURPHY, Agnes D. (Dean SYPHUS) 24 May 1892 20 Feb 1938 Mother; SSW Jesse F.
MURPHY, Jesse F. (Francis) 30 Nov 1891 20 Feb 1938 Father; SSW Agnes
MURPHY, Jessie Christine 15 Oct 1925   SSW William Jesse
MURPHY, Lynn SYPHUS 09 Aug 1925 09 Oct 1984 WWII; SSW Jane Romanski & Amy Herrick
MURPHY, Murray Francis 06 Sep 1911 05 Apr 1982 SSW Ruth md: 03 Apr 1934
MURPHY, Philip D. 12 Feb 1924 14 Apr 1995 Engineman 1st Class WWII
MURPHY, Ruth MARSHALL 05 May 1915 26 Jan 1999 SSW Murray
MURPHY, William Jesse 05 Jan 1923 05 Nov 1995 SSW Jessie md: 02 Dec 1942
NAY, Herbert Allen 11 May 1898 30 Jun 1979 riderless horse design, two headstones (son of Calvin & Sarah)
NAY, James Calvin 11 Jan 1900 03 Jan 1983 Bunker Mort Marker (son of Calvin & Sarah, husb of Stella)
NAY, Ormus Calvin 07 Jun 1872 12 Aug 1920 (husb of Sarah ALLEN)
NAY, Sarah Melinda (ALLEN) 27 Jul 1875 01 May 1944 (wife of Calvin Ormus)
NAY, Stella (Cleon) HANNIG 30 May 1900 03 Jul 1988 (wife of James, dau of Frederic & Solinda)
NISHIZAKI, Shigeko Hope 1901 1926  
O'DONNELL, Jesse H. (Huntington) 06 Dec 1905 28 Sep 1914 son of CR & SJ O'Donnell
OWEN, Child     Bunker Mort Marker
PEARSON, Homer Alfonzo 17 Apr 1901 20 Jun 1923 (rec say died 1922, son of Joseph & Nora)
PEARSON, Joseph E.   1907  
PEARSON, Kenneth (George Kenneth) 18 Oct 1898 18 Jul 1920 next to Homer (son of George & Eliza)
PERKINS, Candyce 24 Oct 1949 11 Dec 1954 (ch of John & Carolyn PERKINS)
PERKINS, Carolyn LEWIS 21 Jan 1920 10 May 1986 SSW John G.
PERKINS, Clyde Keeler 16 Feb 1912 28 Dec 1989 SSW Geneva
PERKINS, Ellen C. G. (Christina GENTRY) 26 Feb 1881 17 Sep 1950 SSW John F.
PERKINS, Ethel (THOMAS) 06 Sep 1880 24 May 1938 wife of Geo E. md: 1902
PERKINS, Geneva MURPHY 09 Mar 1913 13 Jun 1990 SSW Clyde md: 05 Jun 1933
PERKINS, George Elwood 12 Oct 1880 07 Feb 1953 Bunker Mort Marker; husb of Ethel
PERKINS, Jesse L. 09 Apr 1904 16 Jul 1915 (dau of John F. & Nellie)
PERKINS, John F. (Fenton) 14 Feb 1878 31 Aug 1962 SSW Ellen md: 16 Jun 1903
PERKINS, John ("Jack") Gentry 12 Aug 1917 17 Feb 1997 SSW Carolyn
PERKINS, Melbourne G. (Gentry) 26 May 1919 14 Jul 1927 son of Jno F. & Nellie G. (GENTRY)
PERKINS, Stephen John 22 Mar 1948 23 May 1970 NV SP4 158 AVN BN 101 KIA Vietnam (Son of John & Carolyn)
PIONEER, Adult     Bunker Mort Marker (row 11)
PIONEER, Adult     Bunker Mort Marker (row 11)
PIONEER, Adult     Bunker Mort Marker (row 11)
PIONEER, Adult     Bunker Mort Marker (row 11)
PIONEER, Adult     Bunker Mort Marker (row 11)
PIONEER, Adult     Bunker Mort Marker (row 12)
PIONEER, Adult     Bunker Mort Marker (row 12)
PIONEER, Adult     Bunker Mort Marker (row 12)
PIONEER, Adult     Bunker Mort Marker (row 12)
PIONEER, Adult     Bunker Mort Marker (row 12)
PIONEER, Child     Bunker Mort Marker (row 11)
PIONEER, Child     Bunker Mort Marker (row 11)
PIONEER, Child     Bunker Mort Marker (row 12)
PIONEER, Child     Bunker Mort Marker (row 12)
PIONEER, Child     Bunker Mort Marker (row 12)
PIONEER, Early     Bunker Mort Marker (row 7)
PIONEER, Early     Bunker Mort Marker (row 11)
PIONEER, Early     Bunker Mort Marker (row 11)
PIONEER, Early     Bunker Mort Marker (row 12)
PIONEER, Infant     Bunker Mort Marker (row 11)
PIONEER, Infant     Bunker Mort Marker (row 11)
PIONEER, Infant     Bunker Mort Marker (row 11)
PIONEER, Infant     Bunker Mort Marker (row 11)
PIONEER, Infant     Bunker Mort Marker (row 11)
PIONEER, Infant     Bunker Mort Marker (row 12)
PIONEER, Infant     Bunker Mort Marker (row 12)
PIONEER, Infant     Bunker Mort Marker (row 12)
PIONEER, Infant     Bunker Mort Marker (row 12)
ROBERTSON, Wayne Hugh 28 Jul 1941 03 Oct 1998  
ROMANSKI, Jane MURPHY 19 Sep 1917 03 Jul 1983 SSW Amy Herrick & Lynn Syphus
SIMMONS, John Jay 1946 1947 Mort Marker
SMITH, Emma 08 Mar 1864 26 Nov 1948  
SPOUSE, Wellington   1907 Bunker Mort Marker
SPRAGUE, Marva Rae 06 May 1914 08 Sep 1998 SSW Phil
SPRAGUE, Phil 20 May 1916   SSW Marva md: 20 May 1967
STACY, Ada WHITMORE 26 Mar 1919 17 Sep 1995 Our Dearest Heart (dau of Roxton & Adella)
SUNELL, Thelma MURPHY 24 Mar 1919 02 Oct 1988 (dau of Jesse & Agnes MURPHY)
SYPHUS, Alfred L. (Luke Sr.) 22 Dec 1861 16 May 1894 SSW Julia
SYPHUS, Alfred L. (Luke) 07 Dec 1887 18 Aug 1939 Father (husb of Wilma JOHNSON)
SYPHUS, Clara M. (Melissa) 06 Jan 1874 18 Jan 1952  
SYPHUS, Julia WHITNEY (Ann WARDELL) 23 Jun 1868 26 Jul 1950 SSW Alfred L.
SYPHUS, Levi W. (Walter) 22 Apr 1866 14 Apr 1949 son of Luke & Christiana
SYPHUS, Levi W. (Wilford) 24 Feb 1894 25 Jun 1949 NV Cpl 18 Fld Art 3 Div WWI
son of Alfred & Julia
SYPHUS, Matthew 18 Mar 1828 19 Sep 1905 Mort Marker (son of Mathew & Mary)
UNKNOWN     blank mortuary marker
from Kaolin
UNKNOWN     blank mort marker
UNMARKED     small next to Bud Christensen
WARD, John R.("Jack")   24 Apr 1907 Bunker Mort Marker; shot by Freeman COBB in Copper City
WARDELL, Solomon 02 Jul 1841 12 Jul 1914 husband of Ellen
WATSON, Twoena 23 Apr 1926 29 Jan 1934 dau of Walter & Martha
WHITMORE, Adella G. (GENTRY) 26 Feb 1893 29 Aug 1973 SSW Roxton md: 03 Jul 1910
WHITMORE, Eva Ellen 13 May 1917 25 Mar 1922 (dau of Roxton & Adella)
WHITMORE, Gale George 07 Feb 1925 24 Feb 2001 USMC
WHITMORE, George E. (Edward) 28 Nov 1915 28 Nov 1915 Metcalf Mort (son of Roxton & Adella)
WHITMORE, Leland O. (Odell) 14 Oct 1910 23 Aug 1962 (son of Roxton & Adella)
WHITMORE, Lorin Brigham 03 Feb 1929 05 Jul 2000 Loving Husband & Father
WHITMORE, Marilyn Ivy 01 Jun 1937 29 Mar 1991 Loving Wife & Mother
WHITMORE, Roxton 13 Feb 1889 01 May 1976 SSW Adella
WHITMORE, Sidney 31 Dec 1921 1 Feb 2003 son of Roxton & Adella
WHITMORE, Virginia 08 Sep 1923 08 Sep 1923 Metcalf Mort marker (dau of Roxton & Adella)
WHITNEY, Jane 12 May 1897 12 May 1897 Mort marker (dau of Geo & Lavina)
WICKETT, Betty SMITH 8 Jul 1929 21 Sep 2003 Wife of Robert
WISE, Edith M. 30 Nov 1929 10 Dec 2000 My Lucky 1 cent
YATES, Edward Earl "Eddie" 07 Jul 1884 11 May 1980 Remembered for his western hospitality

 

Several residents of the settlement of St. Thomas who died there are not accounted for in any of the cemetery
listings in Moapa Valley. They are:

ADAMS, Forman Eastwood 10 Jan 1870 15 Feb 1873 son of Jerome & Mary FROST Adams
CHRISTENSEN, Helena Elizabeth 31 Jul 1865 31 Aug 1866 dau of Mads and Fredricca
CHRISTENSEN, Joseph August 22 Sep 1867 28 Jul 1868 son of Mads and Fredricca
DRYE, Alexander Abt. 1835 1881 Ambushed by Jack LONGSTREET (1880 cen St. Joseph 45 yrs born Tn, parents NC)
DUMMER, Charles 31 Dec 1815 22 Jul 1869 (son of Wm & Amy SCOEY DUMMER of England, Husb of Elizabeth VINCENT)
FOLSOM, H(yrum) B(urdette) (7 Nov 1869) Jan 1870 (of Scarlet Fever. Listed in Mortality Schedule for 1870 9 mos old Son of Hyrum FOLSOM)
GIBSON, Ivan 3 Apr 1907 16 Jan 1911 son of R. O. GIBSON, died in St. Thomas
GIBBONS, Charles Redolphus Smith 15 Jun 1866 Mar 1871 died at St. Thomas
HILL, Audrey E. PAYNE 9 Sep 1848 15 Mar 1868 Wife of Samuel Hood HILL
HILL, Samuel Payne 15 Mar 1868 15 Mar 1868 Son of Samuel and Audrey HILL
MARVIN, Edward W. (1803) 31 Aug 1866 of fever, s**(illegible), poss sunstroke, 63 yrs old
MAUDSLEY,     4 yr old child, choked on peach pit in St. Thomas
MAUDSLEY, Sutcliff Henry 13 Sep 1869 27 Sep 1869 born and died at St. Thomas, son of Henry and Sophie FUHRMEISTER MAUDSLEY
MOSLEY, Henry   May 1870 of Scarlet Fever. Listed in Mortality Schedule for 1870 1 mo old
SPENCER, Lucy Isabella Apr 1869 16 Jan 1870 of Scarlet Fever. Listed in Mortality Schedule for 1870 8 mos old
dau of George B. and Leonora T. SPENCER

Below are listed persons who died in St. Thomas according to the Pioche Daily Record and the Pioche Weekly Record:

BELDING, Chandler   15 Dec 1883 Age 66, Native of NY, PDR
PETERS, John   12 Dec 1880 Age 34, Germany, PWR
REED, John "Jack"   13 Oct 1881 Paralysis, PDR NOT REINTERRED
THOMPSON, Howard S.   6 May 1879 Age 33, son of A.H. Thompson
WRAY, Eli   13 Mar 1880 Age 48, of PA, PWR

 

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This page last updated Dec 10, 2004