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Bickford Cemetery

AKA Catesby

Ellis County, Oklahoma

LOCATION: 15 Miles North of Shattuck and 2 miles West

The first cemetery board meeting was held September 10th, 1908. The land was donated by Mr. Bickford. The oldest recorded burial was of Oscar E. Hoffman in 1905. Reportedly there was an infant buried outside the cemetery late one night. The community members moved the grave inside the graveyard. Apparently it was a child of people traveling through. Exact location of placement is unknown.

A visitor to this cemetery will note an area on the west side of the cemetery near the fence line that appears to have been a family plot marked with red bricks. It has been confirmed that this is not a burial plot, but an old area of foundation for a tool type shed that blew away a few years ago.

In the west fence row, unless they have been removed, there was a yellow marble stone with the letters M.E.H. Further north of this stone is a yellow marble stone with the letters L.M.F. These apparently were corner stones. However, the reasoning of why they are in the fence line no one knows.

Also, these initials have not been matched to any family lot.

This type of stone was often used for headstones.

Mr. Carl O'Hair and Mr. Don Shepherd are the caretakers of the records of this cemetery.

NOTE: Poplar Grove Cemetery in Beaver County (Just on down the road West) was often referred to as Catesby Cemetery.

If you know of someone buried in here who is not listed here, please contact me for inclusion here.

This information was compiled by the Ellis County Historical Society. The Information was derived from: walking the Cemetery, obituaries and other sources. The Seventh Day Adventist Congregation was very helpful in getting the following records. These records are as correct and complete as any record we have. Our deepest gratitude is extended to all.

The following information is subject to correction. We welcome any information that one has to share. For date of birth, possibly more information , or to make corrections/additions, please contact
The Ellis County Historical Society
C/O Linda Fox, President
Arnett, Oklahoma 73832
or area coordinator

SURNAMEFIRST MIDIEDOTHER
ADAMS HENRY ABEL 05-27-61
ADAMS ZULA M. aka Yarnold 03-14-56
ANDREWS EDWARD EUGENE 04-03-53
ANDREWS ETHEL   11-07-62
ANDREWS OLIVER LOUIS 09-21-41
ATHENS CARL JOSEPH 10-28/2003 US FlagWW II
ATHENS EDITH MAE SEE:SHEPHERD --------
BAKER FANNIE GAIL 05-26-64
BAKER FRANK RALPH 08-14-58
BAKER INFANT   --------
BALES HOWARD W. 05-29-32
BALES JULIA VIRGINIA 05-13-17
BALES WILLIAM ISSAC 04-06-21
BARNES INFANT   --------
BARTLEY LEROY   06-02-23
BAYSINGER GERTRUDE LENORA Nee Campbell 03-13-47
BAYSINGER MELVIN M. "MELL" 11-21-43
BAYSINGER ULYSSES GRANT 09-03-45
BAYSINGER WILLIAM A. 06-22-12
BLACK LELAND   04-27-12
BROOKS GREGORY WILLIAM C. 07-27-08
BROSH JOSEPH LOUIS "JOEY" 06-16/2005
BURGETT ROBERT JAMES 06-31-22
BURKE AMOS C. 04-04-84
BURKE LEONARD L. 02-28-18 US FlagWW I
BURKE OPAL   09-01-11
BURKE RICHARD LANE 05-15-43
BURKE RUTH D. 11-04-59
BURKE SARAH C. 11-21-36
BURNES A. F. MR. ------25
CARNAGEY ANDREW   06-20-10
CARNAGEY DELBERT RAY 09-23-92 US FlagV+
CARNAGEY JAMES AUSTIN 12-31/2002
CARNAGEY JAMES CORNELIOUS 02-09-77
CARNAGEY MELVIN CORNELIOUS 06-03-62
CARNAGEY VERA LORENE 06-21-74
CASE AUNT LU" SEE: STUART/STEWART --------
CASE EDMONA F. ------37
CASE MARY JANE 07-18-07
CASE THOMAS JAMES 02-03-35
CASEY EARL DEVON ------35
CASEY MAMIE HELEN 02-28-98
CASEY RAYMOND RALPH 03-16-82
COCHRAN ROZANNA   08-06-17
COFFIELD BEATRICE M. 04-30-61
COFFIELD ELLORA STOUT 08-24-41
COFFIELD GENEVA MAY 06-04-28
COFFIELD JOSEPH A. 01-13-34
COFFIELD WILBUR   04-10-22
COFFIELD WILBUR ASHMAN 08-27-67
CREWS EUGENE CHARLES 04-01-13
DARLING OLIVE   ------23
DAVIS RACHEL   09-04-17
DEEDS GLADYS LUCILLE 05-23-10
DROLTE DONNA ISABELL 04-30-24
DROLTE FRED   ------14
ELLISON INFANT DAU. #1   --------
ELLISON INFANT DAU. #2   10-24-06
FANNING JASPER J. 04-10-22
FIEGEL JACOB WILLIAM "JAKE" 10-19-24
FIEGEL L. MAMIE 02-25-17
FIEGEL OLIVE   01-13-86
FIEGEL TWILA KAY 06-22-50
FORREST GEORGE   --------
FOX BETTY JANE 12-10-22
FUNK EDWARD HENRY 05-24-78 US FlagWW I
FUNK OPAL M. 05-03-83
GANES/GAINES ANNIE E. 06-12-06
GANES/GAINES CHESTER O. "SLIM" 10-26-68
GANES/GAINES DOROTHY FERN 03-31-36
GANES/GAINES FLORENCE   ------50
GANES/GAINES JAY C. ------26
GARDNER LORENA M. 12-18-35
GARDNER MARY A. 03-15-22
GIRTON ALBERT RAYMOND 10-26-16
GIRTON BERTHA EDNA 04-23-57
GIRTON CALVIN WAYLAND 07-10-27
GIRTON CARRIE IRENE 02-20/2001
GIRTON LEON WALTER 11-26-67 US FlagWW II
GIRTON WALTER LEON 08-20-59
GUNTRIP ELZINA   04-09-26
GUNTRIP PHILLIP   11-06-15
HAMMOCK ALFRED LEO 02-23-32
HAMMOCK INFANT DAU.   12-03-34
HARREL LENA ELEANOR 02-12-15
HARREL WILLIAM KENNETH 08-29-09
HAYES AGNES LENORA 06-03-19
HAYES ARTHUR JOHN 06-06-55
HAYES ELAINE   01-15-64
HAYES HENRY EDWIN "HANK" 10-04-90
HAYES JOHNIE H. 04-04-40
HAYES JULIA Nee Richards 03-03-44
HAYES KATHERINE LOUISE "BABE" 03-12-90
HAYES LEO GORDON 05-24-47
HAYES LOYD EMMETT 12-10-22
HAYES OCTIE MAE SEE:SPAKE 03 May 1997
HAYES PEARL HANFORD 05-20-42
HEIGHT HIRAM   -------- US Flag C/N
HIBBS GEORGE B. 12-22-14
HIBBS ISABELLE D. SEE:MEYER --------
HIBBS MAHLON E. 12-05-24
HINKLE CHARLES L. 05-17-30
HOBBS JAMES F. 02-16-30
HOFFMAN OSCAR E. 07-27-05
HOLLAND JERRY OLEN 08-05-96 US FlagWW II
HULL ALBERT WALTER 07-19-46
HULL GEORGE WALTER ------35
HULL GEORGE WALTER 03-18-33
HULL GLADYS FAYE 08-16-08
HULL INFANT #1   --------
HULL INFANT #2   --------
HULL NELLIE Nee Anderson 10-21-67
HULL VADA LENA 06-07-26
HULL VERNA   --------
JENKINS JAMES MILFORD 11-16-56 See Photo
LITLE EDGAR JOHN 04-12-34
LITLE PAUL ALLEN 04-22-76
MCFALL GLADYS   05-11-12
MEIER FEROL K. AKA 11-04-58
MEYER ISABELLE D. AKA 11-09-49
MEYER OTTO HENRY 01-26-63 US Flag SPAM
MITCHELL JOHN   08-13-49
MITCHELL MARVIN DARRELL 07-26-30
MITCHELL NANCY I. 03-10-21
MONTOYA WANDA DARLENE 02-16-96
MOORE ALVIN J. 09-25-16
MOORE FRANK   10-27-14
MOORE INFANT SON   08-10-13
MOORE IVA PEARL 12-04-07
MOORE ROSA E. "ROSE" 09-03-44
NINE FRANCES LUCILE 04-15-96
NINE RALPH WILLIAM 03-12-42
NIXON ELIZA A. 08-15-13
OGDEN ARRON CLEO 24 Sep 1954
OGDEN ARTHUR RAYMOND 03-13-28
OGDEN IVA E. 06----69
OGDEN JAMES SAMUEL 09 Jul 1968
O'HAIR CARL   --------
O'HAIR CHARLES EVERETT 11-02-86
O'HAIR IRENE Elizabeth Nee Polin 08-12-95
O'HAIR ROSABELLE   04-19-68
ORMSBY ELIZABETH   --------
ORMSBY VOLNEY VIRGIL ------22
PAINE BERT   ------29
PAINE CHARLES ALONZO ------29 US Flag C/
PAINE JOSEPH SPAULDING ------18 US Flag C/
PARSONS JIMMY LEE 05-02-95 US Flag K
PEETOOM CARRIE BERNICE 03-04-08
PEETOOM CORNELIA   01-26-22
PEETOOM CORNELIS   06-21-14
PEETOOM GILBERT   ------32
PEETOOM MARY CATHARINE 08-05-44
PEETOOM PETER   08-01-33
PENFOLD HENRY LEVI 07-18-14
PHENIS FERRY HORACE 09-25-53
PIERSALL ANNA A. Nee Polin 02-18-72
PIERSALL JAMES W. "JIM" 11-19-79
POLIN BENJAMIN LEROY "BILL" 01-05-42
POLIN CHARLES LEE 03-17-23
POLIN LEROY SAMUEL 11-28-59
POLIN MARY ELLEN "ELLA" Nee Zartman 12-30-48
PONTZIOUS JOSEPH JACOB 05-31-27
POWERS HAZEL   04----34
RATCLIFF PATRICIA   01-28-85
RAUH ALBERTA MAE 10-16/J2007
RAUH LOUIS LLOYD 08-01/2000 US FlagWW II
RICHARD BEULAH E. 09-08-08
RICHARD NANCY CAROLINE Nee Sears 03-16-41
RICHARD THOMAS B. 05-06-52
RICHARDSON AMELIA   11-18-13
RICHARDSON BERTHA A. Nee Ormsby 12-09-63
RICHARDSON CECIL RAY "JACK" 04-18-75
RICHARDSON GRACE MAE "GRACIE"Nee Ormsby 09-15-08
RICHARDSON HARRISON ALBERT 03-28-31
RICHARDSON HOMER   02-06-56
RICHARDSON PEARL MAE 04-26-84
RICHARDSON RUTH   08-01-21
RITTERHOUSE J. LOU ------34
RITTERHOUSE MARY ELIZABETH 12-21-46
ROSE ELLEN M. ------34
ROWLAND DELBERT E. 10-21-31 US FlagWW I
ROWLAND FANNIE   03-09-69
SHEPHERD EDITH MAE Nee Baker 11-11-95 See Photo
SHEPHERD FERMAN Clarence 03-28-76 See Photo
SMITH BOBBY   07-01-20
SMITH EDITH IRENE 11-13-18
SMITH EDWARD D. 03-22-31 US FlagWW I
SMITH INFANT   --------
SMITH JOHN W. ------16
SMITH MARY M. 08-18-43
SMITH MELVIN JOE 07----27
SMITH PEARL D. 06-29-14
SMITH RACHEL   --------
SPAKE OCTIE MAE 05-03-97
STEWART LOUISA FRANCES --------
STUART L. J.MRS. 04-24-27
TETER CLYDE   05-17-76
TETER GENEVIEVE   05-05-29
TETER MYRTLE BESSIE Nee Richard 07-07-88
THOMAS HERBERT JAMES "BERT" -------- US Flag C/
THOMAS MABEL   --------
THOMPSON HELEN FERN 01-13-25
UNKNOWN MAGGIE   ------
UNKNOWN NE 10/15 AREA   --------
UNKNOWN NE 19/24 #1   --------
UNKNOWN NE 19/24 #2   --------
UNKNOWN NE-19/24 #3   --------
UNKNOWN NW 19/24 #4   --------
UNKNOWN SE 9/10 AREA   --------
WALTON CHARLES "CHUCK" RICHARD "DICK" 10-06-98
WALTON LONNIE J. 05-10-99
WALTON MARGUERITE RUTH Nee Rose 12-16-98
WALTON ROGER IRWIN 04-10-30
WEAVER ROY EMORY 08-10-20
WHITE CHARLES J. 08-24-75
WHITE INFANT SON #1   03-11-27
WHITE INFANT SON #2   08-13-34
WHITE MANON MONTANA 05-16-78
WHITSETT PAULINE LOUISE 12-17-30
WILEY ROY   07-01-06
WILLARD FEROL K. SEE:MEIER --------
WILLARD LETHA L. 06-20-26
WILLARD MARION OTHO 09-20-45
WILLARD OLIVAN OTHO 04-09-46 US FlagWW II
WIMMER CLARA EDNA 01-07-46
WIMMER MARION   09-08-50
WOODS ANSON JACKSON 05-10/2001
WOODS BEULAH   12-03-98
WYCOFF ABRAHAM ABRAM 03-24-18
WYCOFF DAVID B. 11-18-60
WYCOFF SARAH S. 09-16-19
WYCOFF VIOLA   01-31-07
YARNOLD EDWIN T. 07-07-28
YARNOLD FANNIE   02-07-58
YEAGER CECIL CLAYTON 03-27-89 See Photo


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