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Kinsley Cemetery
Kinsley, Edwards County, Kansas

Lat: 37° 55' 38"N, Lon: 99° 25' 52"W
Kinsley Twp, Sec 32

Contributed by Linda Brower, Dec 01, 2005 [ltbrower@yahoo.com]. Total records = 7.

This cemetery is located on First Street, west of Kinsley approximately 1/2 mile, on the south side of the road.

This is the first Kinsley cemetery, which is a very old cemetery, established in 1878. I found it in poor repair. There were some stones with new temporary metal markers embedded in them, giving the name of the deceased, birth and death years and the funeral home that furnished them. Many stones are missing and those which remain are few and have been repaired as best as possible.

This is a complete list of all existing and legible stones and markers found when I canvassed I this cemetery on Oct 28, 2003.

- Linda Brower

??, Fred, d. Aug 6, 1882, age 12 years, Since thou ---- with thy face---hope to meet thee again--- bright world above.
Bolby, Robert (I.orT.), d. Mar 20, 1883, aged 23 ys, 3 ms, 21 ds. (This grave is located in the tree belt which is just south of the rest of the cemetery.)
Eastman, Darius, d. Aug 12, 1883, aged 20 ys, 1 m, 8 ds., s/o D. & S., s/w Ruby *
Eastman, Ruby, d. Oct 4, 1878, age 10 ys, 5 m, 24 ds., d/o D. & S., s/w Darius *
Kaiser, Catharine, d. Mar 3, 1886, aged 34 ys, 5 ms, 27 ds, wife of Nick
Lanning, Mabel, d. May 25, 1885, aged 1 yr, 2 days, daughter of L.N. & S.B., Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Schuck, Verie, b. Feb 11, 1885, d. Jan 17, 1886, child of J. & A.C.

Misc:
Stone with initials E.B.H.
*"Above the earth our children dwell Above the strife and cares of life, Where all is peaceful, bright and fair, Their home is there, Their home is there."
(It is possible that there was another child listed on the back of the stone, but if so it has worn off and unable to read.)

 

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