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Box Cemetery

Cleveland Co., OK

This cemetery was canvassed Saturday, May 22, 1999, by the following members of OKGEN-L: Bill Walsh, Sharon Crawford, Linda and John Bonham, Leona Guthrie, Jacque Reynolds and her son and daughter-in-law, David and Rita Reynolds.

Box Cemetery is located outside of Lexington, OK.

Longitude and Latitude for the Cemetery is N34 58 268, W 097 08 551.  

Donated to OKGenWeb May 1999

Start - Row 7 | Row 8 - Row 11 | Row 12 -End |


NAME BIRTH/DEATH COMMENTS
Listed in the 1955-56 survey, but not found in 1999.2

Joseph Caskey  Feb 08, 1945
Mar 27, 1913
 

C. L. Tombs  May 28, 1877
Dec 11, 1950
 
Listed in the 1984-85 survey, but not found in 1999.1
  Grace Alexander May 16, 1900
May 21, 1901
d/o James and Minnie
  B. A. Beeder no dates Capt. Co. I 9th MO SM Cav
  Infant (Curry) 27 Jun 1911 only date given
s/o T. N. and M. J. Curry
  L. D. Dover no dates  
  T. B. F. Everhart no dates initials only
  Margaret E. Hartwell Apr 28, 1918
Feb 23, 1925
d/o of J. C.

E. V. M no dates initials only
  Clarence McBeath no dates  
  Audrey Pyeath Oct 15, 1901
Oct 26, 1901
d/o J. M. and Nannie
  H. R. no dates initials only
  L. R. no dates initials only
  J. H. Scott Dec 15, 1930
Feb   , 1937
 
  J. W. Stapp Sep 10, 1883
Feb 13, 1899
s/o J. C. and M. J.
  Elizabeth Bence Thompson Jan 24, 1858
Dec 23, 1896
 
  Infant (Tilley) Dec 27, 1901 only date listed
d/o Jess and Cora
  Allie Tully Jun 29, 1932 Mother
only date listed
age 37yr 6mo 1 day
  Wade A. Tully Mar 08, 1896
Jun 13, 1953
h/o Allie Cleo
  M. M. VanWindle Sep 26, 1866
Feb 03, 1902
 
  Belle N. Wood Oct 09, 1968 86yrs 5 days
only date listed
  Infant (Wood) Mar 05, 1923 only date listed
Saturday, May 22, 1999 canvass
  NAME BIRTH/DEATH COMMENTS
Row 1 
1 Wesley Scott   s/o B. D. and Mary (no dates)1
2 Jerry Scott   s/o B. D. and Mary (no dates)1
3 Edward Dixon Carter Feb 16, 1914
Jan 23, 1933
"A loved one from us has gone"
4 Edna Victoria Killian Aug 10, 1889
Sep 20, 1925
"We love you"
5 Ed Killian   (no dates)1
6 stones with no names    
7 stones with no names    
8 Elsie Mae Lairson
w/o S. B. Lairson
Nov 12, 1907
Jun 18, 1924
"Gone when young years, afar from life's cares"
Elsie Nov 12, 1907 - Jun 28, 19241, 2
9 Unknown    
10 Unknown    
11 Mary F. Davis Sep 12, 1854
Oct 31, 1941
"At rest"
12  Etta Start Sep 15, 1884
Jul 17, 1975
There is rest in Heaven"
13 Dorothy M. Skinner Jun 16, 1919
Dec 28, 1998
 
Row 2
1 Wanda Louise Nov 18, 1926 born/died same day - Stillborn
"d/o A. A. and Caldona Scott"
2 Garvin E. Scott Jul 09, 1916
Mar 21, 1925
"s/o Mr. and Mrs. Colbert Scott. He has gone to the Mansion of Rest"
3 Colbert Scott died
Dec 15, 1931
(Other information unreadable)
4 Jessie Scott Jul 29, 1898
Feb 09, 1945
"Mother"1
5 Elderly Scott Jun 30, 1896
Nov 11, 1972
"Daddy"
6 Marvin Scott 1933 - 1982 CPL US Army Korea
7 Mary Ann Adcock Sep 08, 1825
Dec 25, 1909
dod - Dec 25, 19021, 2
8 Richard H. McDougal 1825 - 1911 "21st Tenn Cav. C.S.A."
1833-19111, 2, Co. H, 21st TN Cav1
Unreadable or unmarked    
10  Unreadable or unmarked    
11  Unreadable or unmarked    
12  Unreadable or unmarked    
13  Unreadable or unmarked    
14 Unreadable or unmarked    
15  Unknown   marked by tin can flower pots
16  Unknown   marked by tin can flower pots
17  Unknown   Stone marker not inscribed
18 John Wesley Wall 1924 - 1986 Military Marker S1 US Navy WWII
19 Unknown   Funeral Home marker; Stone Slab not inscribed
20  J. D. Dover (No dates) small stone slab with painted name
L. D. Dover1
21 Unknown   small slabs not inscribed
22 Unknown   small slabs not inscribed
23 Martha Ann Shackleford 1824 - 1904 "w/o John J. Abbott. A true pioneer woman"
25  Mary Abbott 1850 - 1922 (Cross in on stone)
26 Joseph P. Abbott 1846 - 1911 "In my father's house are many mansions"
27 Unknown   slab not inscribed
28 Unknown   slab not inscribed
29 Frances J. Apr 10, 1884
Nov 12, 1895
"d/o J. P. and Mary Abbott"
d/o J. F. and Mary L. Abbott1
d/o J. P. and Mary L. Abbott2
30 Roy died
Dec 11, 1896
stone is of native stone
(no last name)
Row 3
1 No name No date Funeral home marker no inscription
2 Opal d/o R. L. and S. M. Morrison Oct 29, 1902
Jul 30, 1903
"Our darling one hath gone before to greet us on the beautiful shore" (There is an engraving of open gates with a star shining overhead)
Unknown   Flat stone with no markings
Unknown   Flat stone with no markings
Unknown   Flat stone with no markings
6 Unknown   Flat stone with no markings
7 Sarah Wooten
w/o J. W. Wooten
Aug 04, 1867
Jan 06, 1908
"The rose may fade, the Lilly die. But flowers immortal bloom on high" -- At the base of the monument "Wooten" is inscribed. There is a picture of buildings with a crown overhead.
8 Sarah 
w/o G. W. Rose
Oct 17, 1896
Aug 03, 1909
"Though lost to sight, To memory dear" -- On the face of the monument, hands are clasped with the words "At Rest" written above them.
born Oct 17, 18461
9 Willie 
d/o Thos. & E. M. Duncan
Dec 21, 1898
Feb 09, 1899
"Suffer Little Children to Me"
Willie D. born 2 Dec 18981
10 Elzia J. Aug 09, 1836 
Feb 14, 1899
w/o[unreadable] Duncan 
"At Rest" (Stone is broken in half)
w/o Elijah Duncan1
w/o Elizah Duncan2
Elzia J. Aug 8, 1835 - Feb 14, 18991, 2
11 Infant Jan 08, 1899
Jan 30, 1899
born Jan 2, 18991
s/o Dorah and J. W. Cook
"Gone but Not Forgotten"
s/o J. W. and Dora Cook1
12 C. Wilson   (unable to read rest of inscription)
13 Unknown   Unable to read inscription
14  Elizabeth Bence Thompson Jan 24, 1858
Dec 23, 1896
month of death1
15 Pulaski Farley Jun 04, 1839
Feb 19, 1896
h/o N. J. Farley
"God Gave He Took" (This is a recent marker)
16 Unknown   Granite marker nothing on it
17 Infant of G. W. and Lizzie Farley Oct 18, 1905 born/died same day
Infant of C. W.1 Farley
Row 4
1 Kenneth Gray 1912 (only date shown
2 Estell Gray Dec 30, 1896
Jan 04, 1900
s/o T. and N. J. Gray
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
Estillson Gray1
3 Myrtle Gray Mar 19, 1899
Dec 18, 1900
d/o T. & N. J. Gray
"Our darling has gone"
born Mar 19, 1889 died 18 Feb 19001
4 Unknown   Single headstone unable to read markings
5 Jessie Burt Feb 29, 1913
Jan 31, 1914
(homemade marker)
born Feb 20 19131
6 Tommie Burt Nov 29, 1915
Jun 13, 1916
(homemade marker)
7 Quentin Lewis Eads ___ __, ____
Mar __, 1897
s/o M. F. and T. J. Eads
"Suffer Little Children to Come Unto Me" (stone is broken)
Quinton Eads born Jan 30 1894 died 16 Mar 18971
8 Mary Frances Eads 1889 - 1927 "Mother" carved across top
dates 1863-19271
dates 1883-19272
9 Thomas Jefferson Eads 1863 - 1934 "Father" carved across top
10 Unknown   Unable to read
11 Lee Kimbriel
h/o Maggie 
Jan 24, 1887
Jun 15, 1911
KIMBRIEL is inscribed across base of monument. On one side of monument the letters "FLT" are engraved with each letter encircled separately.
12 Unknown   Unable to read
13 Maggie Van Winkle Aug 08, 1881
Dec 17, 1911
w/o J. W. Van Winkle -- (homemade marker) (the word "bored" is inscribed on the stone for born)
14 Unknown   Unable to find any markings
15 Unknown   Unable to find any markings
16 Unknown   Unable to find any markings
17 Unknown   Unable to find any markings
Row 5
1 Unknown   Homemade marker no inscription
2 Unknown   Homemade marker no inscription
3 Mable Blackburn 1890 - 1912 "At Rest" Homemade marker (Stone is in fair condition)
4 R. E.   (no other information) (Stone is in poor condition)
5 Capt. B. A. Reeder no dates Military marker Co. I, 8th MO S. M. Cav. (condition fair)
6 Unknown   Headstone not engraved. Poor condition
7 Nancy A. Hopkins 1829 - 1913 Double headstone good condition
George W. Hopkins 1830 - 1910
8 P. D. Hopkins Jan 23, 1896
Jan 25, 1897
d/o S. J. and M. A.
"Of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven" (poor condition)
P. P. Hopkins1
9 Lonzo Hopkins Apr 13, 1898
Dec 18, 1898
s/o S. J. and M. A.
"Suffer Little Children to Come Unto Me" (Poor condition)
Lonzo Apr 13, 1898 - Dec 13, 18981
10 Baby Jan 03, 1900
Jan 03, 1900
d/o S. J. and M. A. Hopkins
"Budded on Earth to Bloom in Heaven" (poor condition)
11 Unknown   Metal marker unreadable
12 Unknown   Metal marker unreadable
13 Mary A. Hopkins
Solomon J. Hopkins
1862 - 1937
1857 - 1943
Double headstone (good condition)
14 Effie Hopkins Mar 07, 1894
Oct 31, 1975

double headstone
excellent condition
William J. Hopkins Oct 27, 1886
Apr 13, 1965
Row 6
1 E. B. Metcalf Sep 14, 1851
May 08, 1909
"Gone but not forgotten" (Hope on top with a dove)
Medcalf1 Metcalf2
2 Mrs. M. M. Sep 26, 1866
Feb 03, 1902
w/o J. M. Lawrence
"Farwell my husband and children dearest I am not dead but sleeping here and after me no sorrow (?)"
3 M. L.  Dec 10, 1901
Sep 15, 1902
s/o J. M. and M. M. Lawrence -- "Weep not dear papa and mama for me for I am waiting in Heaven for thee"
4 Unknown   unmarked granite
5 _ana Adams Jul 30, 1881
Dec 24, 1909
"She is gone but not forgotten"
[first letter of name ? a, h, w, v]
Van A. Adams1
6 Ethel V. Nov 02, 1906
Jul 21, 1907
d/o A. F. Molder and wife
"Gone to be an Angel"
7 Little Lewis Nov 21, 1908
Nov __, 1908
s/o J. D. Doshier [Dosiner1] and wife
"Weep not father and mother for me for I am in Heaven waiting for thee"
died Nov 2, 19081
8 Homer Adams Jul 28, 1908
Aug 30, 1909
"Asleep in Jesus"
born Jul 20, 19081
9 Bonnie Lillian Lasiter Feb 05, 1905
Sep 09, 1906
Infant d/o Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Lasiter -- "A precious one from us is gone" (Homemade marker)
Bennie Lassitter, died Sep 9, 19051
10 Allen Blackburn (Son) 1901 - 1925 Double headstone -- "In Heaven there are two more angels"
Mitie Blackburn (Mother) 1866 - 1907
11 Mable Blackburn 1890 - 1912 (there is also a homemade marker for Mable on Row 5, grave #3)
12 John Kelly Blackburn 1912 born/died 1912
Infant s/o John and Mable Blackburn
13 Hattie Brown Feb 10, 1886
Jun 19, 1970
 
14 Lula A. Alexander Nov 07, 1877
Nov 30, 1968
died 19081
15 Viriginia Brown Dec 04, 1880
Jul 06, 1962
 
16 Lucy Ray (w/o Harris Ray) May 23, 1847
Apr 13, 1910
"Not lost but gone before"
Double headstone with "Mother and Father Ray" inscribed
Harris Ray Jun 12, 1841
Mar 06, 1907
17 Terena (Ray) White 1888 - 1913 Mother
18 L. R.   (no other information)
19 H. P.   (homemade marker -- no other information)
20 Aurther Lee Hopkins Apr 13, 1898
May 19, 1898
s/o J. T. and Helen Hopkins
"Gone but not Forgotten"
21 Unknown   Marble stone blank
22 Coleman Rodgers Jun 04, 1902
Jun 21, 1913
s/o E. A. and Emma Rodgers
"A loved one from us has gone, a voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our home which never can be filled"
23  B. Rodgers (no dates)  (no other information)
24 B. Rodgers (no dates)  (no other information)
25 E. T. Rodgers (no dates) (no other information)
26 B. Rodgers (no dates) (no other information)
Row 7
1 Martha A. Cossey Mar 21, 1865
Jan 17, 1937
(Cossey family plot)
Mother, Father2
"May God be With You Until We Meet Again" -- "Gone But Not Forgotten"
T. J. Cossey Aug 26, 1854
Jan 08, 1928
2 baby markers  
2 Unknown   Gray Granite stone blank
3 Luanna Brock Aug 03, 1875
Jul 12, 1905
(Inset in base Designed & erected by Kimwar Memorials, Shawnee, Oklahoma)
4 Annie Parthina Morris Jan 02, 1854
Nov 19, 1898
"Mother" 
5 William Shelton Morris Nov 01, 1878
Oct 16, 1901
"Son" 
6 Baby No dates "Charlie and Ollie Witten Baby"
7 R. Everhart Mar 09, 1850
Aug 15, 1899
"He followed Virtue as His Truest Guide. Lived as a Christian and a Christian Died"
8 Unknown No dates Blank homemade cement rectangle marker
9 Minnie Coe No dates (Homemade cement marker)
10 Eliza C.
w/o C. C. Cummings
1880 - 1926 "Mother" "Gone but not Forgotten"
w/o C. O. Cummings1
11 A. Rogers   (Homemade concrete marker very lightly etched) Poor condition
12 Emma, w/o E. A. Rogers Sep 14, 1866
Apr 19, 1910
"She was the Sunshine of Our Home"
13 Blank   single headstone made from concrete, poor condition
14 Lagerna Louise Owens Sep 17, 1931
Dec 24, 1997
"Beloved Mother and Grandmother"
15 Verna Marie (Laughlin) Fuller Mar 06, 1926
Feb 07, 1985
"Beloved Mother"
__ Helen M. (Scott) Lewis 1928 - ____ Space # not noted by canvasser

1Oklahoma Genealogical Society, "Box Cemetery (Lexington)," Oklahoma Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 25, No. 3 (1984-1985).
2J. H. Hoskinson (Mrs.), Cleveland County Tombstone Inscriptions, (1955-56), Box Cemetery (Lexington).