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Knoles Cemetery
Formerly Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
19135 E. Franklin Rd.
Little Axe, Cleveland County, Oklahoma

Photos © Lyn Tourville Beckwith

Owned by Lisa Westbrook (405) 535-9930 email 2inoklahoma@cox.net
One mile east of 180th Ave. NE. and Franklin Road, in Norman City limits.

Knoles Cemetery is a 1 acre cemetery, located on Franklin Road, 1/10th mile west of Harrah-Newalla Road. Established around 1889, Knoles Cemetery was first known as Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. The first documented grave is July of 1890. Irvin Farnworth and Horace Flint started a Seventh Day Baptist/Adventist Church and School attached to the cemetery in 1894. The town center of Linden was one mile to the north. In 1917 the cemetery was renamed Knoles after Martin VanBuren Knoles who patented the 160 acres in 1903 that by accident contained the cemetery, school, church and town center of Linden. The school, church and cemetery were purchased back from him by District #65 School. There are 209 graves in this cemetery with 8 real tombstones. The cemetery was neglected for over 40 years and destroyed. Many tombstones are now missing. In 2011 ground radar identified 209 graves. Knoles Cemetery Restoration Project is trying to restore this cemetery. An attempt is being made to identify the names of those buried in the unmarked graves. Concrete blocks have been set at those without real tombstones.

If you have family buried in this cemetery and would like to add their information, an obit, tombstone photo, funeral home record or memorial card to this website, please send area coordinator an e-mail.

Alls Alexander Clarence



S of AC & Martha 
Alls Little Son 1900 Oct 1901 S of Alexander & Katey 
Alls Mable Oct 1892 1900 Photo 
Crouch Armitia (Asher) 2/18/1838 2/25/1900 Photo 
Davis James Madison Jan 1814 1900 H of Mary Photo
Davis Mary Jane (Gregory) 12/25/1817 1900 W of James  Photo
Dickinson David S. Nov 1845 1900  
Dickinson Floyd
Dickinson Hester (Puckett)
Dickinson Infant
Dickinson Thomas Aug 1829
Dunbar Infant Son
S of Rolla & Lula Photo 
Farnsworth Ermina A "Minnie" (Flint) 7/5/1866 1/9/ 1937  
Farnsworth Horace William 2/4/1904 2/9/1909  
Farnsworth Irvin Elsworth "Ervin" 9/1/1863 1/25/1907  
Flint Dorothy 1915 1915 Photo 
Horace R 4/15/1842 1/30/1907 Co K 13th WIS INF Photo
Flint John J 1907
Flint Luther James Arthur 9/21/1869 4/29/1937  
Flint Mary Ann (Millard) 1843 11/5/1912  
George W 1844 6/26/1896 Co B 14thIowa Inf
Frazey Lillie Grace "Sillie" 2/10/1893 2/25/1893 Photo
Frazey Samuel T 1883
Gower-Moore Polly Amanda (Stewart) 1827 9/15/1897  
Knoles Infant
Infant of Fred & Sarah    Photo 
Knoles Jennie Vietta 4/30/1898 6/6/1898  
Knoles Melena Frances (Davis) Oct 1850 2/25/1915 W of Martin Photo
Martin VanBuren 10/18/1844 1/1/1917 H of Melena
TN Pvt Co A 152nd Regt IL Inf  Photo 
Pittman George Francis 6/27/1870 6/15/1905 Photo 
Powell John H 1853 10/7/1930  
Powell Nellie
Rush John Powell Infant
Simpson Georgia A  (Reed) 1862 May 1901  
Simpson Marth Jane  (Cummins)
Feb 14, 1857
Stout Christopher Lee 12/9/1989 4/9/2013  
Unknown (Plot J-14)
Unknown Boy 1895


Unknown Boy 1898 1909  
Unknown Infant
Unknown Infant
Wilson Anna 1848 1893  
Wilson William Presley May 1846 5/31/1909  
Illegible Name Child 8/27/1918

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