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Witcher Cemetery
aka Moore, Poage and Piper Cemetery

NW 1/4, Sec. 19, T13N, R2W, I.M.

Survey © by: Robert Farrar

Witcher Cemetery is located on NE 122nd St., 0.5 mile west of N. Coltrane Rd., in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. From the Oklahoma City area, take I-35 north to NE 122nd St. {exit 137}. Turn left {west} on to NE 122nd St. and go about 1.2 miles. The cemetery is on the left {south} side of the road.

According to an article in the January 23, 1891 Edmond Sun, J. W. Moore announced that he was giving the NW portion of his claim {Sec 19-T13N-R2W} in Witcher for use as a cemetery. He stated that the cemetery would be free to all who wish to use it. An heir of J. W. Moore must have signed the deed because 2.5 acres was given by warranty deed, dated April 15, 1899, by W. F. and Mattie M. Moore of Wright County, Missouri to the trustees of the Moore Cemetery of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Territory for the sum of $100.00. George Moore {1854-1926} and Emma Moore {1858-1917}, possible relatives, are buried in the cemetery. For a short period of time, the cemetery was known as the Piper Cemetery. Early records indicate that a Nancy Jane Piper and children lived in Witcher. However, there is no documentation of the Piper surname in Witcher cemetery records. A woman who grew up in the area remembered a bachelor named John Piper who died around 1920 and was buried there. No stone shows his name. She also said that the Pipers lived on one side of the cemetery and the Poage's on the other. This would explain the aka Moore-Poages-Piper Cemeteries. Buried there are David S. Poage {1854-1930} and Mary Francis Poage {1861-1948}. Eventually, the name was changed to Witcher Cemetery. The town of Witcher existed from July 31, 1903 to May 31, 1914 and was named after Daniel J. Witcher. There is a Myrtle F. Witcher {1879-1951} buried here.

The cemetery was canvassed in 1963 and listed 83 surnames. There are a number of graves in the cemetery that are unmarked are marked only by stones are now unreadable. It was canvassed again in May 2005 and there are only 69 readable markers and 8 stones that are now blank. The cemetery is still in use, the latest burial was in August 2004. {Information obtained from OK County Cemetery Index - compiled by OK County HCE Genealogy Group, page 137.}

If you know of someone buried in the Witcher Cemetery who is not listed here,
please contact area coordinator for inclusion here.


LAST NAME
FIRST MI
BORN
DIED
COMMENTS
BAILEY Nathan Earl 1919 1920 See photo
BAILEY Pearl Dec 30 1902 Jan 18 1925 See photo
BOTTGER Denzil Lee Feb 17 1930 Mar 21 1937 Brother
See photo
BOTTGER John Fredrick Aug 26 1865 Dec 7 1933 See photo
BOTTGER Arzellia Jun 1 1896 Jun 24 1899 marker - a small stone with "B" on it
info provided by Bernadean Bottger Weiss
BOTTGER Charles Sep 6 1902 Sep 12 1902 marker - a small stone with "B" on it
info provided by Bernadean Bottger Weiss
BOTTGER Pauline Sue Feb 15 1937 Ssep 8 1953 See photo
BOTTGER Rebecca Matilda {Liedy} Nov 22 1871 Apr 3 1927 See photo
BOTTGER William Jul 11 1946 Jul 11 1946 Brother
See photo
BOTTGER William E. Jun 30 1888 Jan 10 1962 Father
See photo
BOTTGER-SIGLER Eva Thompson Dec 15 1908 Jan 13 1999 Beloved Mother
See photo
BURGESS Dora Jun 22 1873 Dec 13 1949 See photo
BURGESS Jewel E. Aug 17 1915   See photo
BURGESS John S. May 21 1914 Feb 14 1999 See photo
BURGESS Joseph C. Dec 17 1835 Apr 16 1918 See photo
CALHOUN Elsie A. Dec 6 1840 May 12 1903  
CALHOUN Harold Mar 11 1899 Feb 25 1901  
CALHOUN Harry Mar 11 1899 Oct 18 1899  
CALHOUN Ross Feb 6 1902 Jan 29 1904  
CALHOUN Wayne Jan 4 1895 Jan 13 1899  
CLARK Charlotte Jul 27 1907 Oct 28 1992 See photo
COMBS Harvey J. Jan 29 1899 Nov 22 1915 See photo
COWELL Rhonda Kay Dec 5 1925 Dec 25 1958 See photo
DEWART Iola 1912 1929 Daughter
See photo
DEWART Irvin A. 1875 1945 Father
See photo
DEWART Minnie 1879 1930 Mother
See photo
EATON Donald Keith 1963 1999 Aged 36 yrs
See photo
EATON
George Washington May 27 1936 Jun 13 1998 PFC US Marine Corps
See photo
ECKER Alva F. Jul 3 1848 Aug 18 1931 Father
See photo
ECKER Clifford 1906 1954 Son
See photo
ECKER Elsie Lee Mar 11 1883 May 13 1960 Mother
See photo
ECKER Harvey E. 1874 1950 Father
See photo
ECKER
Merlin H. Aug 22 1917 Sep 2 1981 Veteran of World War II
ECKER Sarah E. Jul 24 1854 Aug 22 1935 Mother
See photo
FARNSWORTH Guy E. May 15 1889 Feb 8 1914 See photo
FERRELL
Glen G. Apr 5 1932 Oct 14 1986 US Army Korea
See photo
GILBERT
J. P. Jul 22 1920 Apr 9 1993 US Army
HAMILTON Travis Bobby Dwain Oct 25 1933 Sep 24 1935 See photo
HOOPER Abraham Apr 25 1826 Jun 3 1896 See photo
JONES Annie Lou 1885 1934 Wife of Robert M. Jones
See photo
JONES Fern Feb 3 1913 Feb 3 1913  
JONES Pauline Aug 21 1911 Jan 6 1912  
JONES Robert M. 1880 1934 See photo
KIMBALL
William A.     Company H 51st Massachusetts Mil.
LEONARD Frederick M. Apr 6 1915 Nov 28 1917 See photo
LEONARD Lottie S. 1889 1895 See photo
LUSHBOUGH Vernon L. Jul 7 1928 Jul 7 1928 See photo
MCCOLLOM Carrie B. Iden 1867 1945 See photo
MCCOLLOM Christopher A. 1864 1945  
MCCOLLOM Infant Twin Daughters     See photo
MCCOLLOM Troy Dec 26 1922 Aug 4 1923 See photo
MCCOLLOM
Vance I.   Dec 5 1927 Texas PVT Q. M. Corps
See photo
MOORE Emma 1858 1917 Mother
See photo
MOORE George 1854 1926 Father
See photo
NAIL Bessie J. Mar 17 1888 Dec 19 1892 See photo
NAILL John L. Dec 10 1889 Dec 15 1892  
NOEL Infant Son Dec 29 1907 Dec 30 1907 Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Noel
PARKS Claude Dec 4 1882 Apr 25 1964 See photo
PARKS Elizabeth A. 1848 1917 See photo
PARKS Ezra W. 1845 1910 See photo
POAGE David S. Sep 3 1854 Mar 30 1930 See photo
POAGE Mary Francis Sep 17 1861 Dec 2 1948 See photo
POTTS Martha S. 1830 1892  
POTTS Thomas J. 1830 1903  
PUCKETT Minnie A. 1906 1919 Daughter
See photo
PUCKETT William K. 1874 1917 See photo
REID Davie E. May 5 1946 May 28 1993 See photo
ROBINSON Arnestus Jan 20 1850 Nov 6 1927 See photo
ROBINSON Louisa May 18 1856 Oct 3 1928 See photo
SMART Glen Aug 24 1904 Mar 8 1966 Brother
See photo
SMITH Owen Billy May 4 1922 May 8 1922 See photo
SPENCER Alice Feb 13 1864 Aug 3 1920  
SPENCER John O. Dec 20 1839 Jan 2 1928  
SPENCER Josie   Dec 2 1892  
SPENCER Nannie   Sep 25 1900  
THOMPSON John Leroy "Lee" Feb 17 1866 1930 Father
See photo
THOMPSON Susie D. {Shackleford} Jun 23 1884 Jun 13 1973 Mother
See photo
THOMPSON Onan W. Dec 31 1910 Nov 17 1939 Son of J. L. and Susie
info provided by Bernadean Bottger Weiss
THOMPSON Elizabeth H. {Bond} Nov 17 1845 Jul 10 1925 Mother of John F.
info provided by Bernadean Bottger Weiss
WALTER Fleta 1878 1929 See photo
WALTER James Clifford Aug 22 1912 Sep 10 1912 See photo
WALTER Joseph D. 1898 1905 See photo
WALTER Kathryn 1903 1904 See photo
WALTER Rachel S. May 31 1840 Jan 9 1911 Mother
See photo
WALTER Raymond F. 1908 1953 See FHM
WALTER William T. 1870 1938 See photo
WITCHER D. J. Nov 13 1853 Aug 16 1905  
WITCHER L. E. May 14 1851 Aug 15 1905  
WITCHER Lizzie Aug 12 1893 Jul 10 1899  
WITCHER Myrtle F. Feb 18 1879 Dec 29 1951 See photo


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