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Old Idaho State Penitentiary Cemetery
Boise, Ada County, Idaho

Lat: 43° 36' 06"N, Lon: 116° 09' 32"W

Contributed by Jan Duffy [nefret1999@yahoo.com]. Total records = 15.

Take Highway 84 Boise, ID. to the Broadway Avenue North Exit, turn toward city center. Stay on Broadway for about five miles until you will see St. Lukes Hospital on the left. Make the right turn on Warm Springs Avenue. Go on Warm Springs about 3 miles and there is a sign on the right side of the road that says, "Old Idaho State Penitentiary." Make that left hand turn.

Walk in through the Penitentiary Entrance or Botanical Gardens. The cemetery is located behind the old barn and on the side of the Idaho Botanical Gardens.

There are approximately 53 burial sites. Of these there are also 37 "Unknown" ground markers and 1 unmarked stone, in this old cemetery, we can assume some people died while in the penitentiary or were people living on the grounds at the time.

There are also military tombstones, some more elaborate than others. The transcribed names and information are not necessarily in the format or order as designed on the tombstone.

I walked and transcribed this cemetery in 2004, completing it in July of 2005.

- Jan Duffy

Bearup, U. G., d. May 23, 1914, Aged 29yr
Blanco, Ernesto, b. Jun 24,1927, d. Sep 26, 1963, Texas PFC US Army WWII Korea
Draper, Ross, b. 1872, d. 1938
Fisbee, Frank, b. 1862, d. 1918
Huddart, Alfred H., b. 1899, d. 1946
Johnson, Edward, d. Mar. 1892
Jones, Frank, b. 1867, d. 1906
Liggins, Rufus Roy, b. Mar 30, 1898, d. Feb 19, 1956, Idaho, Sgt. 55 Aviation SQ AF WWII
Maxfield, Levie, d. Oct 21, 1934
Ray, Bud, d. Jul 21, 1898, Aged 19yrs
Sims, James, d. Jan 16, 1907, Aged 31yr
Taylor, Andrew, b. 1882, d. 1937
Trent, Wm. R., d. Sep 24, 1880, Aged 23yrs 5mos 11days
Wilson, Clarence A., b. 1878, d. 1940
Worth, R., b. 1851, d. 1937

 

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