Vinita, Craig County, Oklahoma,
Fairview Cemetery Walk-Thru 2015
The first annual cemetery walk-thru is now available on CD in a E-Book format, features forty grave sites and surrounding graves a total of 165 names along with headstones if available.  The forty feature graves have a small complied story of their past complied by the Craig County Genealogy Society members. Along with cemetery maps to locate grave sites at cemetery.
E-Book is a book publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, readable on computers or other electronic devices. Installed on your desktop computer, or laptop, along with the E-book reader.

 

Purchase can be made at the Craig County Genealogy Society in the Vinita Public Library, 215 W. Illinois or by mail Craig County Genealogy Society, P.O. Box 484, Vinita, Oklahoma 74301.  Cost $20 plus postage $5. We cannot provided a download CD.

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Contact Craig County Genealogy Society for more information.
CCGS484@hotmail.com
 
Here's a listing of the grave sites on this CD.
1.
Kelly
Fred & Lulu Poole
Tallest monument.
2.
Drew
William Roscoe “Will”
Historian, Writer, Story Teller
3.
Trott
William
A Businessman who sold lumber by the train load to build Vinita.  Sawed a house into three pieces, know where two pieces are located. His half of the old hotel is still standing.
4.
Halsell
Willie Enda
Daughter of W. E. Halsell, namesake of Willie Halsell College.  Her cradle can be seen in the Eastern Trails Museum.
5.
Frazee
Dr. Morris
First trained doctor in Vinita, hired to vaccinated for smallpox.  Seven old headstones his wife and in-laws the Daniels family.
6.
Muropulos
C. G. “Gus”
Well known Greek – candy and ice cream man and café owner.
7
Thompson
Mary E.
Oldest marked burial in cemetery.
8
Dickerson
William C
Headstone in wrong place – Pioneer citizen – “Wild” family.
9.
Edmondson
Lena
The only grave in cemetery with an old metal fence around it.  Her sister, Ada C. (Edmondson) Heap, has a stone placed on north side of the fence; note left on Lena’s fence said, “Bury me beside Lena, my only sister…..Love Ada.”
10.
Dupree
Charlotte Bell
Cherokee family, who came over on the “Trail of Tears.”
11.
Balentine
Anna Hoyt
Grand-daughter of Chief George Lowery, her husband, Hamilton Balentinne Jr., was a missionary, his daughters, Miss Mary & Miss Ellen Balentine, who were both “Old Maid School Teachers.”
12.
Foreman
Laura Amanda
Daughter of Dr. A. W. & Emma has a beautiful angel monument & her brother little Alex S. Foreman is next to her.  
13.
Kilgore
Norman & Addie Viola Britt
Newlyweds married only forty-one days. The first two people to die in the Cowan Building, (Vinita Daily Journal.)
14.
Adams
Dr. Felix
Pioneer doctor at Big Cabin, OK.  Then he became the first superintendent at Eastern State Hospital for over fifty years.
15.
Lucky
Nancy
Oldest birth date engraved on a headstone.
16.
Stanley
Judge Ed A.
“Marrying Judge” – Justice of Peace and “Character”
17.
Howie
Thomas “Tom”
Inventor – “Political & Business Rabble Rouser” (Guess what is in his coffin.)
18.
Trott
Grover Cleveland
His unique stone has high top baby shoes on top. Check out who his siblings were, and his family ties.
19.
Curl
Susan “Bluejacket”
Shawnee Indian with a rich heritage, but not a princess.
20.
Confederate Soldier
 
Cherokee Warrior
Native rock etched in Cherokee. Has not been identified.
21.
Davis
George Tate
One of the twenty-nine children, all with the same surname Davis.
22.
Price
Pvt. Ira C.
First Vinita soldier to be killed in action in WW I.
 
23
Mennenga
 
Hard luck in Indian Territory, all died except little daughter who was reared in South Dakota.
24.
Woodson
Marle
Anonymous author of “Behind The Door of Delusion” by Inmate Ward 8.  He gathered one thousand books were to start the first library for patients at ESH.
25.
Gilstrap
Isaac L. “Ike”
Deputy U.S. Marshall killed at Wickliff during a outlaw shoot out. One hundred men were deputized to hunt down his killers.
26
Raines
William B.
Owned a livery stable in Vinita; one of the first firefighters.
27.
Panos
Helen
Age twenty-six a young wife of George who was the owner of The New York Candy Co.  had a big Greek wedding and big Greek funeral.
28.
Frayser
Sahgie
Went over the falls and drowned during a Boy Scout trip to Minnesota & Canada.
29.
 
Indian Home Guard
The story behind them, see the only remaining rock at Eastern Trails Museum.
30.
 
Bruner’s Grave Yard
Outlaws shot by Marshall Hick, Heck Bruner & others.
31.
Ryan
Dr. Louis I. Sr.
Vinita pioneer colored doctor from 1913-1931.  How his wife sent all nine children to college after his early death.
32.
Sharpe
Dr. George T.
Doctor and surgeon who saved many lives and took Dr. Ryan’s place.
33.
Girven
Dr. Elijah H.
Dentist, married into Venters family of school teaching women.
34.
Jennings
Rev. Cicero J.
Graduated seminary in 1886 a Baptist Minister for over sixty years.
35.
Tell
William “Billy”
Son of former slaves, learn how he picked his name.  Billy and wife, Lena Tell, owned a café, and always fed the hungry.  They had two babies who died.
36.
 
Union Soldiers
Twenty-eight casualties of the battle of Cabin Creek.
37.
Salkil
Elmer and Mattie Taylor
Flu epidemic and pauper burials are full of graves. The young Salkil couple died of influenza and left their two month old baby, Emmett, as an orphan.
38.
Rogers
Dale Grey a.s.k.a. “Baby Danny”
Abandoned baby found under Little Cabin Creek Bridge in 1969.
39.
Tyner
James W.
Historian with his sister, Alice Timmons, book compiler, author of the ten volumes of grave locations etc., called “Our People and Where They Rest.” Tyner saved the locations of more cemeteries and catalogued more dead people in Indian Territory than anyone else.
40.
Swain
Rebecca Polson
Cherokee businesswoman, store owner and member of Eastern Star and her much older husband, John Swain her mother Susan Huitt.
 

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