Old Ridge Cemetery Burials

Researched by Maxine Kaul in the Newcastle News and Newcastle Journal.

Credit and many thanks goes to the Weston County Genealogical Society for providing this index.
Copyright 1999, Weston County Genealogical Society, all rights reserved.

Newcastle's first cemetery, located in Sec. 45N, R61W, consists of 1/4 acres, which is smaller than the original cemetery. The land was given to the Weston County Historical Society by Tom and Marilyn Arnold. To get there: travel west on the by-pass on Hwy 16, turn left on the Fairground Road. Travel 1 mile on the gravel road. When you come to the dead end on the road going north and south, turn west(right) and travel 1/4 mile. The cemetery is fenced on the left and has a wrought iron gate, a centennial bench and one area where there appears a stone or two. This cemetery was used from the town's inception until March 1896 when the present Greenwood Cemetery was opened. It is said that the reason the Old Ridge Cemetery was so far from town was the "pest" house was located somewhere in the vicinity of the now golf course and so was closer for burial. There was a lot of diphtheria, smallpox and other diseases that took a lot of infants' and children's lives.

Name Birth date/Age Death date Comments
Barnhart, Boy age 11 yrs 16 Jun 1895 son of Mr/Mrs Barnhart
Barnhart, Infant infant 11 Jan 1895 son of Mr/Mrs Barnhart
Bennett, Frankie (Miss) about age 31 yrs 13 Jan 1891  
Bezanson, E.C. (Red)   Dec 1895 died last Sat. in December
Bodey, Nancy (Nannie) Compton age 18 yrs 01 Nov 1895 wife of Ralph L. Bodey
Bouts, F.J. age 15 years 23 May 1890  
Britton, John   26 Oct 1892  
Brown, Ava     dau of Mr. & Mrs. M. E. Brown
Buse, Hazel age 18 mos 27 Dec 1890  
Clark, Elsie Ethel age 6 years 20 May 1890  
Creswill, Thomas Walter   14 Aug 1893 accidentally shot
Davis, James about age 35 yrs 02 Jan 1891  
Farnum, Jennie Lee (Mrs.) age 24 yrs 23 Feb 1891 wife of H. Farnum
Field, Frank   28 Nov 1889  
Flaherity, W.J.   28 Apr 1890  
Freel, Henry J. (Hank)   23 Sep 1892 murdered
Fuller, Charles F. age 1 year 01 Aug 1890  
Fuller, Dora E. age 1 year 01 Aug 1890  
Fuller, Ralph age 18 mos 02 Aug 1890  
Gollnick, Sarah infant 05 Apr 1892 daughter of Mr/Mrs (Annie) Gollnick
Haines, John age 26 years 02 Jun 1890  
Harwi, George W. age 26 years 14 Jun 1890  
Holgerson, P.   14 May 1891 section worker
Keneally, Jerome age 6 years 13 Nov 1890  
Lowery, Birdell 23 Apr 1889 01 Oct 1889  
Lowery, Mr. age 72 yrs 06 Nov 1891  
Lowery, Sarah 20 Apr 1864 12 Oct 1889  
Madden, Tim about age 30 years 18 Nov 1890  
Mansfield, William abt age 20 years 12 Dec 1890  
Massey, James, H.   13 Sep 1890 old soldier
Miller, Mary   05 Mar 1893 suffocated in fire
Mitchell, Anna Mrs. about age 19 yrs 01 Dec 1891  
Moore, James   19 Jun 1891 of Merino, WY (now Upton)
Nelville, Ralph      
Osbern, M.L. about age 40 yrs 06 Mar 1891  
Paasch, Baby age 5 mo 02 Feb 1893 son of Charles Paasch
Paasch, Carl age 15 mo 15 Nov 1891 son of Charles Paasch
Paste, Freddie age 4 mos 06 Aug 1890  
Ross, Nellie age 14 yrs, 7 mo 31 Jan 1891 daughter of Mrs. L. Ross
Rounds, A.A. Mr.   08 Sep 1895  
Rutter, Aggie   23 Oct 1892  
Shively, Infant age 10 mos 21 Jun 1890  
Shively, Ross age 8 years 28 Jul 1890  
Smith, Maudie age 3 years 01 Dec 1890  
Smith, Ora W. age 6 yrs 20 May 1891 daughter of Mr/Mrs Wm. Smith
Stone, (Slorj) Fritz Duke   02 Dec 1892  
Taylor, Robert   05 Aug 1890 killed in train accident
Thompson, George age 28 years 14 Nov 1890 mine carpenter, lost in snow
Timms, ?   19 Feb 1896 of infamous Truax Rustlers Gang shot by sheriff and buried in a common grave
Truax, ?   19 Feb 1896 of infamous Truax Rustlers Gang shot by sheriff and buried in a common grave
Truitt, Child   15 Jan 1891 child of J.W. Truitt
Voss, Chris age 6 years 16 Nov 1890  
Voss, Fritz   15 Nov 1890  
Waggoner (Wagoner), Thomas   04 Jun 1891 hung then reburied 02 Apr 1894
Wellman, George   May 1892 murdered

 

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