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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Improvements at Wildmead

Wildmead Cemetery

My father-in-law, Elmer Wall, is buried at the Wildmead Cemetery. I recently had the opportunity to work on the committee to have the kiosk, benches and memorial stone added to the cemetery. Wildmead is located in Nickerson, KS, a small community of about 1,000 people and about 10 miles from where I live in Hutchinson. As a member of the local genealogical society I have been tasked to update and provide the printed burial lists for the information boards. I hope to also include tidbits of cemetery history and perhaps highlight some of the residents.

This is where Barry and I own our plots. That is unless he goes first. I keep telling him that he may get buried in my beloved South, in Georgia. Only time will tell.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gale... much of my family history also resides in Wildmead Cemetery. My great great grandfather, Orlando Jarrett, was an undertaker in Nickerson, and I have scanned a couple of receipt books of his from 1890-1892 and made them available to the KS State Library and Reno County Historical Society. They're full of information, with each receipt having name, birth/death dates or age, attending physician if applicable, manner of death, etc. I'm sure a number of the names contained would be relevant to Nickerson history. My DAR Chapter is working together with me to index and submit the records there as well.


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