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Centerville Cemetery
Centerville, Boise County, Idaho

Contributed by Wes Blair, May 2000 [sinatra@magiclink.com]. Total records = 10.

The Idaho Statesman, 14 May 1933, carried an interesting article on the preservation of graveyards in Centerville, Idaho. Mrs. Ruth Ballard, member of the Boise Chapter DAR, accompanied by Mrs. C.W. Brassey, copied all of the tombstone inscriptions which were legible - and I quote "Upon inquiry, we found that there are two burial plots in this village, the one called The Odd Fellows Cemetery and the other, The Catholic Cemetery...the forest fires of 1931 had burned over both these plots, destroying all wooden markers or leaving charred remnants upon which no inscription was discernible. In the Odd Fellows Cemetery we found the following graves, marked by well-preserved stones:"

Baker, Mary Ann, b. no dates, d. 03 Dec 1888, Age 48y, 2m, As a wife, devoted, As a mother, affectionate, As a friend, ever kind and true Beloved wife of Adam Baker
Cottrell, Magie, b. 31 Mar 1855, d. 23 Nov 1886, Beloved wife of H. H. Whitney
Jones, Edward, b. no dates, d. 11 Dec 1877, Age 48
Milner, David, b. no dates, d. 07 Aug 1878, Age 37
Popp, Nicholas, b. 1825, d. 10 Dec 1885, Age 60,"Born in Crenacch, Bavaria
Syferd, Erwin T., b. 17 Nov 1898, d. 15 Jun 1905, "Tis a little grave, but Oh, take care, for world wide hopes, are buried there
Waldron, Marion F., b. no dates, d. 04 Nov 1906, Age 73,No ostentation marked his tranquil way, his duties all discharged without display
Williams, Robert, b. no dates, d. 17 Jan 1910, Age 72,"Born in Wales, England, IOOF Member
Young, George T., b. 24 Mar 1826, d. 28 Sep 1910, Masonic Emblem
Young, Mary B., b. 27 Aug 1825, d. 23 Aug 1910

 

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