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Big Canyon Cemetery
aka James Family Cemetery

Murray County, Oklahoma

Cathey Wilder


Above photo & following information by Doc
coordinates are:   34.362911 N            97.025954 W
It is located on Big Canyon Road/hwy. 110 going to hwy. 177
about 3.9 miles from the railroad track
 You will make a deep curve and a road will go off to the right into an old quarry
 The cemetery will be on the left as you come out of the curve

© Dennis Muncrief

I did the registry of this little Chickasaw Indian family cemetery in December of 1999. It is way off in the woods and overgrown. There were two communities that once were near. One was called Crusher since there was a large rock crusher plant in the area. Later, there was a town called Big Canyon which disappeared in the 1950's. It is also known as the James family cemetery.
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?? ?? no dates   "MJ" footer,
native stone
& mortar monument,
4'x8'x?  tree in grave,
2'x3'x2',  marble footer
initials, "MJ"
?? ?? no dates   native stone and mortar monument,  4'x8'x3'
?? ?? 18 Mar ???? 9/9/1898 broken stone,
infant, footer marble "EJ"
?? ?? no dates   large tree in
grave monument,  4'x8'x?
Alcala Ellan 9/20/1930 8/13/1931  
Cole Infant Daughter 12/8/1930 1/17/1931 D of Andy & Malissa
James Eastman 1848 10/28/1898 H of Lydia Moore
H of Martha    Photos
James Joseph Nov 1867 6/21/1890 S of Eastman & Martha  Photo
James Martha 37y 8mo 8/6/1885 W of Eastman   Photo
James Littleman no dates 9/9/1893 stone broken-missing,
S of Eastman & Lydia
native stone  monument,
broken stone -missing parts,
3'x5'x3',  native stone
"tomb" w/marble name,
"special" infant
Pisana Epifar 11/13/1925 11/16/1925  
Rivera Damantina 2/6/1929 5/3/1935  
Unknowns       Photos
Vasques Jessie 1923 7/29/1924  

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