Oklahoma Genealogical Society

Kaw Indian Cemetery
at Washunga, Kay County, OK

 

The sacred burial grounds of the Kaw Indians will be found about one mile north of the small town of Kaw City, in a small settlement known as Washunga. Washunga is named after the last chief of the Kaws even through the spelling given the settlement is an abbreviation of the spelling of his name which was Wahshungah. Many of the headstones contain well perserved photographs of the deceased. This burial ground as well as the town site of the Kaw City will be under water when the Kaw Dam and Resevoir are constructed. (Convassed December, 1962 by Mrs. W. L. Hankins of Ponca City, Oklahoma.)


Transcribed to Electronic form by Jo White
Published in The Oklahoma Genealogical Society Quarterly
Volume 9, Number 1, 1964
Continued from Volume 8, Number 3 and Number 4, 1963



Last

First

Middle or Maiden

Birth Date

Death Date

Notation

Ba-A-Cun-Jah

 

 

1858

1912

 

Bellmard

Betty

Jean

Dec 8, 1922

Jan 25, 1934

 

Bellmard

Carl

B.

Nov 14, 1900

 

(Son of W.B.)

Bellmard

Cecilia

 

Dec 22, 1872

Aug 11, 1935

 

Bellmard

Francis

 

Jan 18, 1915

Jul 8, 1916

(Dau of Ola Bellmard)

Bellmard

Joe

 

Apr 21, 1886

Dec 4, 1942

 

Bellmard

Raymond

 

Apr 30, 1902

Nov 9, 1926

 

Bellmard

Susan

 

Jul 1, 1847

Jan 20, 1899

 

Bellmard

William

 

Jun 4, 1871

Jul 6, 1939

 

Bellmard

 

 

1901

 

(Infant son of
Joseph and Emma Bellmard)

Bellmore

Emma

D.

May 20, 1869

Feb 7, 1937

 

Bellmore

Joseph

N.

Aug 1, 1847

Mar 22, 1925

 

Bellmore

Leonard (Bob)

 

Nov 18, 1908

May 18, 1942

 

Bowker

Edgar

Alfred

1894

1956

 

Bowker

Hattie

 

Feb 22, 1870

May 22, 1934

 

Bowker

Jim

 

Jun 17, 1868

Oct 14, 1930

 

Bowker

Ladoma

Kekahbah

1898

1938

 

Conn

John

 

May 2, 1898

Dec 9, 1898

 

Conn

Kirby

 

Feb 25, 1909

Apr 1, 1911

 

Conn

William

 

Dec 11, 1911

Mar 1, 1912

 

Cooper

J.R.

 

 

Jul 12, 1910

(Aged 65 years)

Cooper

Joseph

J.

 

Jan 18, 1896

(Son of
Wm. and R.A. Cooper:
Aged 1 yr 7 mos 7 das)

Cross

Clark

 

Jun 21, 1898

Feb 11, 1899

 

Cross

Elsie

M.

Sep 24, 1902

Sep 4, 1905

(Dau of
Fred and Ellen Cross)

Cross

Henry

 

 

Aug 7, 1893

(Son of
C.F. and R. C. Cross;
aged 1 yr 3 mos 23 das)

Cross

Leroy

 

Jan 15, 1810

Oct 7, 1897

 

Cross

Martha

L.

Feb 11, 1906

Mar 18, 1906

(Dau of
Fred and Ellen Cross)

Culver

A.C.

 

1849

1922

(Mr.)

Culver

E.J.

 

1855

1918

(Mrs.)

Doney

Lucy

Thompson

1882

1941

 

Fronkier

Augustus

 

Nov 2, 1878

Dec 24, 1915

 

Gust

E.

 

 

 

(Small sandstone,
handcarved name; no other data)

Hardy

Annie

 

Mar 13, 1877

Sep 26, 1908

 

Hardy

Frank

A.

Jul 3, 1899

Aug 3, 1916

 

Howland[?]

Gertrude

 

Jul 16, 1904

Sep 9, 1904

(Dau of
O.A. and M.J. Howland[?])

James

Frank

 

Nov 8, 1896?

Sep 29, 1908?

(Husband of Rosie James)

James

Jessey

 

 

Feb 9, 1902

(Aged 4 yrs 10 mos)

James

Joseph

 

Aug 22, 1906

Nov 29, 1906

(Son of
Alvine and Bonnett James)

James

Joseph

 

 

Sep 21, 1898

(Aged 84 yrs 7 mos 11 das)

James

Laurence

Battiste

Feb 19, 1932

Jun 24, 1951

(Sgt. 15 Inf. 3 Div. Korea)

James

Mazie

 

 

Jan 2, 1902

(Aged 5 yrs 4 mos)

Jones

Mary

Plomondon

1888

1959

[On same stone as
Kathelen? Plomondon]

Long

Amelia

 

Jan 11, 1879

Jan 1, 1905

 

Long

Wm.

A.S.

Jun 2, 1869

Jun 5, 1893

 

Means

John

Russell

Jan 22, 1921

Dec 18, 1952

 

Newman

Stella

S.

Feb 25, 1884

 

(Mother)
[Death date not entered]

Newman

William

A.

Mar 14, 1869

Mar 2, 1948

(Father)

Pappan

Benjamin

 

Feb 12, 1875

Nov 2, 1959

 

Pappan

Berna

Dean

1921

1923

(Daughter)

Pappan

Carl

L.

1904

1940

 

Pappan

Cynthia

C.

1882

 

[Death date not entered]

Pappan

George

 

1867

1934

 

Pappan

Gilbert

A.

1910

1924

 

Pappan

Henry

H.

May 16, 1917

Apr 1, 1937

 

Pappan

Louis

Sylvester

Jan 28, 1893

Nov 9, 1912

(Son of
Steve and Alice Pappan)

Pappan

Louis(e)?

C.

Jan 27, 1901

Dec 25, 1950

 

Pappan

Marcella

 

1887

1948

(Mother of Maurice Pappan)

Pappan

Maude

H.

1881

1940

(Mother)

Pappan

Stephen

 

Dec 25, 1854

Apr 8, 1918

 

Pappan

Warren

 

1880

1955

 

Pappan

Webb

 

1877

1950

(Father)

Pappan

 

 

1916

 

(Baby son)

Pappan

 

 

1924

 

(Baby son)

Pappan

 

 

1926

 

(Baby daughter)

Payne

Rachel

Cross

Mar 2, 1874

Nov 26, 1954

 

Penisten

Charles

M.

Nov 30, 1906

Jan 17, 1907

 

Penisten

Marion

J.

Nov 24, 1917

Dec 28, 1918

 

Penisten

Stephen

U.

Jul 21, 1910

Sep 13, 1910

 

Penisten

Walter

W.

Feb 9, 1914

Mar 30, 1914

 

Plomondon

Kathelen?

 

1906

1909

[On same stone as
Mary Plomondon Jones]

Purvis

Nannie

M.

1876

1948

 

Purvis

William

M.

1856

1916

 

Randolph

Francis

Ida

1868

1921

 

Retzlaff

Barbara

Lou

Dec 28, 1933

Feb 3, 1960

 

Spurgeon

Leona

V.

 

Jun 18, 1902

(Dau of ? & Lydia Spurgeon:
10 mos 10 das)

Spurgeon

 

 

 

Jul 1, 1900

(Son of U.C, & Lydia Spurgeon:
8 mos 7 das)

Tafoya

Wilma

 

Jul 24, 1907

Feb 28, 1952

 

Thompson

Charley

 

Nov 16, 1907

Jan 26, 1908

(One headstone: Children of
O.B. and L.E. Thompson)

Thompson

Dora

 

Mar 10, 1901

Nov 23, 1939

 

Thompson

Emmett

Ted

Feb 1, 1936

Aug 1, 1948

 

Thompson

Emmett

 

May 13, 1902

Apr 15, 1938

(CHIEF OF KAWS: LOVED
BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM)

Thompson

Joda

 

Jan 1, 1904

Apr 15, 1904

(One headstone: Children of
O.B. and L.E. Thompson)

Thompson

Oliver

B.

1875

1922

 

Winslow

Minnie

 

1877

1956

(Wife of Henry)

Wolfenbarger

Harry

E.

Mar 28, 1907

Jun 26, 1907

 

 

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