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Indian Pioneer Papers - Index

Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma
Date: May 28, 1937
Name: Mount Vernon Cemetery

Founded: About 1895, by Edom Love
Present owner of premises: Board of Trustees Mr. Albert Buntin Chairman
Address of present owners: Glencoe, Oklahoma
Original owners of the premises: 
Approximate number of graves: 100
Approximate number of marked graves: 50
General condition of headstones, including inscriptions: Fair
Number of inscriptions copied: 7
Condition of the premises: Poor
Legal location of burial ground: 10 miles south, 1 mile west of Pawnee, Pawnee County, Section 19, Township 20, Range 5
Field Worker: Goldie Turner

CEMETERIES -- Pawnee County -- Mount Vernon Cemetery near Glencoe, Oklahoma

About 1895, Mr. Edom Love gave the community 2 acres for a community burial ground and church site.  The United Brethren Church from western Oklahoma then built a church on the site and services were held there by others for a number of years.  Later the farm was sold to a Mr. LaMarr of Morrison, Oklahoma, and it was found that no deed had ever been made out for the two acres given by Mr. Love, original owner of the place.  Mr. Albert Buntin then circulated a petition among the people of the neighborhood and also took up donations to buy the site of the cemetery and church house from the owner.  This was done and trustees were appointed to take care of the business.  The trustees were; Mr. Jim Cooper, Mr. Winoer Buntin, Mr.  Albert Buntin, Mr. Pete Davis and Mr. John Dean.  The building and cemetery were bought for $50.00

About 1929 the building, which had had no care, became so weather beaten that it was unsafe for meetings and the United Brethren Church had long abandoned it.  It had been used as a meeting place for all denominations for a number of years.  It was torn down and  Mr. Albert Buntin bought a building in Glencoe, then took up donations to get money enough to have it moved the eight miles to the cemetery.  It is now used as a community church by the neighborhood and people of all denominations are welcomed.

Mr. Albert Buntin bought and put an iron fence around the cemetery several years ago.  The cemetery covers about one acre.

Inscriptions copied from tombstones at Mount Vernon Cemetery near Glencoe, Oklahoma

Rebecca Lane, Sept 27, 1841 - FEb 7, 1902

Leo George, son of G.W. & A.D. Brown, born Oct 6, 1896, died Feb 24, 1899, of such is the kingdom of heaven

Wm. A. Clay, born Sept 14, 1841, died Mar 14, 1890, only sleeping

Mattie Mary, wife of J.W. Dean, Sept 5, 1868 - Apr 22, 1898

Charles W. Withers, born Aug 27, 1872, died July 7, 1900, gone but not forgotten

W.R. Adams, born Jan 10, 1857, died Oct 15, 1899, farewell my wife and children all, from you a father Christ doth call

Freddie C.  Sinnett, Dec 25, 1874 - July 23, 1899, gone to a better land

Submitted to OKGenWeb by Brenda Choate August 2001.