Union Pacific Railroad Cemetery
Victoria, Ellis County, Kansas
Lat: 38° 50' 50"N, Lon: 99° 08' 59"W
Contributed by Janice Pfannenstiel, Dec 05, 2003 [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Total records = 6.
Located on SW edge of Victoria, KS, where Cathedral Avenue
and Hwy 40 meet.
A monument erected by the Union Pacific Railroad Co. reads
"This Stone Marks the Burial place of Six track laborers who
were in the employ of the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division and,
while on duty, about one mile west of here were massacred by a band
of Cheyenne Indians Oct. 1867" Erected by the Union Pacific
According to other records, this happened on Aug 01, 1867.
A seventh (William Gould of Illinios) was buried at Fort Hays. He was
taken there for medical help, but did not live.
I walked and read this cemetery on Oct 26, 2003.
- Janice Pfannenstiel
Ashley, P. S., d. Aug 01, 1867, (Foreman, Wisconsin)
Carney, Thomas, d. Aug 01, 1867, (Iowa)
Harrington, John, d. Aug 01, 1867, (Kansas City)
McDonaugh, Hugh, d. Aug 01, 1867, (Denver)
Rafferty, Pat, d. Aug 01, 1867, (Kansas City)
Watson, Charles, d. Aug 01, 1867, (Canada)
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