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Farnum Cemetery
Fremont County, Idaho

Lat: 44° 59' 24"N, Lat: 111° 22' 15"W
T8N R43E Sec 27

Contributed by Sue Siepert, Apr 02, 2005 [me2susie@yahoo.com]. Total records = 37.

On the main street through Ashton, Idaho, go through town, until you come to State Hyway 32, (the Ashton-Marysville Cemetery will be on the north side of the road) turn to the south (right). Follow this road for several gently curving miles, past very nice potato fields and wheat fields until you come to a road, 3900 East Road and 800 North. Turn south (right), go about 5 tenths of a mile. The hill with the cemetery on top will be on the east (left hand side) of the road.

This is a very old cemetery (first known grave in 1902) that was built top of a hill, overlooking the valley and the North Fork of the Teton river. It is located between the two small communities of Drummond and Farnum. Farnum was named after 1896 pioneer Rosamond Farnum Sprague Green, whose family homesteaded the area. Today, this cemetery is harder to get to, it is surrounded by large wheat fields and a fence. The cemetery is in bad shape and neglect. It is disintegrating back into the earth. It hasn't been used since 1964.

I have not been to the cemetery, I drove there, but didn't take the hike up the hill to see it. I got these records from Elinda Mitchell, whose father, over 75 years ago, was raised on a homestead at the base of the hill. These records are complete, as far as tombstones or markers that are evident. There are several spots where graves look like they might of been.

These records are completed as of the summer of 2004 by Elinda Mitchell.

- Sue Siepert

Anders, Anderson, b. 1840, d. 1911
Blanchard, Alma M., b. 05 Apr 1842, d. 21 Apr 1913
Brown, C. John, b. 1885, d. 1964, s/w Ellen E. Brown
Brown, Ellen E.,,b. 1884, d. 1954, s/w C. John Brown
Brown, James S., b. 03 Mar 1875, d. 25 Oct 1958
Brown, Mary S., b. 04 Mar 1844, d. 25 Oct 1907
Brown, Sarah Margaret (Witmore), b. 08 1852, d. 25 Jan 1934
Brown, Thomas W., b. 11 Jul 1842, d. 22 Aug 1915
Ferrin, Francis, b. 13 May 1871, d. 23 Sep 1937
Ferrin, Sarah E. B., b. 03 Sep 1870, d. 24 Dec 1947
Green, James Willard,,b. 14 Sep 1860, d. 26 Oct 1928
Green, Lane R., b. 1907, d. 1908
Green, Laura G., b. 1854, d. 1941, s/w Silas S. Green
Green, Leon, b. 1907, d. 1908
Green, Rosamond Farnum (Sprague), b. 11 May 1823, d. 31 Dec 1904
Green, Silas Sprage, b. 18 Feb 1849, d. 05 Dec 1914, s/w Laura G. Green
Guthrie, John Alonzo, b. 1904, d. 1915
Hansen, Edward J., b. 1915, d. 1940
Hanson, Alice W., b. 1880, d. 1951
Hanson, J. Alonzo Guthrie, b. 28 Jan 1903, d. 27 Aug 1917, s/w Mary Hanson
Hanson, Mary, b. 07 Nov 1872, d. 27 Sep 1902, s/w J. Alonzo Guthrie Hanson
Hanson, Nels Christian, b.1864, d. 1924
Newby, Mildred L., b. ??, d. 26 Mar 1916, aged 9 yrs.
Newby, Thomas, b. 16 Sep 1881, d. 06 Aug 1906
Ros(s), Elizabeth, b. 1892, d. 1908, (located next to Mary Ross and Franklin Ross)
Ross, Franklin, b. 1908, d. 1921
Ross, Mary, b. 1898, d. 1917
Saunders, John Orrin, b. 1905, d. 1911
Saunders, Medora (Wade), b. 1882, d. 1913
Saunders, Simon Austin, b. 1899, d. 1959
Saunders, Simon, b. 1874, d. 1959
Saunders, Thelma May, b. 1892, d. 1918
Saunders, Tula Fidelia,
Smith, Archie H.,,b.14 Apr 1907, d. 20 Sep 1907, "Son of H.W. & A.J. Smith"
Smith, Lorin J., b. 15 May 1908, d. 22 Mar 1909, "Son of H.W. & A.J. Smith"
Trammell, Bennie, b. 1902, d. 1918
White, George W., b. 1869, d. 1914

Misc:
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MH,
MLN,
Newby, ??,
RFC,
TN,
Unreadable, 2

 

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