The Tangier Cemetery was first started in the late 1800's when a covered wagon was traveling by and had a child die. They buried the child in what was later to become the Tangier Cemetery. On the 19th of September, 1924, Si and Fern Myers gave an acre of land to the Cemetery Association. Around the year of 1940 the cemetery was renamed to be Resthaven Cemetery.
A search is under way to attemp to locate the records of the Cemetery Association so that exact locations of graves, along with names of those buried there. If you have any information regarding burials, please contact webmaster.
In April, 2003, an Airdale, named Dax, was brought to the cemetery by her owner, Jim. Dax is trained to sniff out human remains. To keep her skills sharp, Jim brings Dax to rural cemeteries to locate unmarked graves. Linda Fox, President of the Ellis Co. Historical Society and Donna Dreyer, webmaster, joined Jim and Dax in her search for buried bodies.
When Dax locates a grave, a flag is placed on the spot to mark the location. A total of 94 graves were flagged. A map was made showing the existing headstones and all graves located by Dax.
The cemetery is now owned by Northwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society. It is called by both names by the people of the community.
Canvassed by Mrs. Rita M. Boyle Woodward, Oklahoma.
Headstone photos taken May 2001. Some of the stones are broken or have fallen over. Most of the stones are difficult to read. A few of the graves had flowers on them. Simon P. Teague has the earliest death date in 1896. In July, 1995, a headstone was placed in the Hayes lot in memory of Thomas & Glayds Hayes. They are not buried in this cemetery. The last known burial was Joseph R. Tune in 1978 until 2003, when Jay Harvey Miller was buried there. In 2006, Jay's wife Earlene was laid to rest next to him.
|Last Name||First MI||Birth||Death||Comments / Photos|
|BOSSERMAN||Benton Eleazer||25 Jul 1900||02 Jun 1922||s/o William & Sarah Photo|
|BOSSERMAN||Lois Eunice||02 Apr 1906||12 Apr 1908||d/o William & Sarah|
|BOSSERMAN||Sarah Neuenschwander||29 May 1878||09 Jul 1911||w/o William Photo|
|BUNCH||Harvey||10 Aug 1916||10 Aug 1916||Photo|
|BUNCH||Hubert||07 Jul 1917||07 Jul 1917||Photo|
|BYNUM||Dayton||26 May 1887||11 Feb 1909||Photo|
|CHESTER||Orval||17 Oct 1903||18 Nov 1903||Photo|
|CRAMER||Baby||27 Feb 1909||Photo|
|CRAMER||Flora G.||xx xxx 1880||xx xxx 1910||Photo|
|EDWARDS||Gracie B.||17 Feb 1911||Photo|
|EPLEY||J. J.||19 Dec 1830||11 Jun 1911|
|EPLEY||Walter Oliver||16 Sep 1910||02 Jul 1911||Photo|
|GARTRELL||Elsie Jane||07 Jan 1907||03 Jul 1918||Photo|
|GILLBAUCH||Ida Ann||21 Apr 1862||14 Jun 1912||Photo|
|GUINN||Ann E. Greenup||xx xxx 1848||xx xxx 1936|
|GUINN||Thomas W.||xx xxx 1870||xx xxx 1932|
|GUINN||William Freeland||29 Feb 1852||16 Apr 1934|
|HAMMOND||Matilda Ann||16 Feb 1848||21 Aug 1930||Photo|
|HAYES||Gladys Lurene Delong||22 may 1906||10 Jul 1994||Photo|
|HAYES||Elizabeth||23 Mar 1824||21 Oct 1912||Photo|
|HAYES||Nora||11 Nov 1867||21 Mar 1914||Photo|
|HAYES||Peter Ogan||06 Mar 1868||20 Mar 1908||Photo|
|HAYES||Thomas||27 Aug 1821||11 Mar 1912||Photo|
|HAYES||Thomas Hunter||03 Jan 1904||02 Nov 1994||Photo|
|HAYES||Thomas Winfield||01 Mar 1856||19 May 1941||1 2|
|HEEKIN||xx xxx 1913||xx xxx 1913|
|LOYD||Louisa J.||12 Mar 1884||08 Feb 1905||Photo|
|LOYD||Vivian||12 Sep 1904||27 Sep 1904||Photo|
|LUCUS||Mary||xx xxx 1859||xx xxx 1911||Photo|
|MADDAN||Mary Estella||14 Jan 1909||27 Jan 1909||Photo|
|MEHL||Eddie||11 Apr 1904||09 Apr 1904||Photo|
|MILLER||Earlene L Phillips||08 Mar 1935||24 Nov 2006||Photo|
|MILLER||Jay Harvey||12 Jan 1931||29 Jul 2003||Photo|
|MITTEN||Paulena||03 Jan 1905||11 Jul 1905||Photo|
|MORELAND||Jeremiah E.||30 Aug 1858||20 Nov 1901||Photo|
|PRATT||William H.||21 Jan 1861||18 Jan 1917||Photo|
|ROY||Herbert P.||30 Mar 1905||03 Apr 1905|
|REMMSNIDER||Clayton||09 Jan 1916||Chenoweth FH Record|
|SPARKS||Mary E.||13 Aug 1839||19 Jan 1907||Photo|
|TEAGUE||George||13 Aug 1843||19 Apr 1903||Photo|
|TEAGUE||Lillie E.||28 May 1856||15 Oct 1906||Photo|
|TEAGUE||Simon P.||02 Apr 1890||17 Aug 1896|
|THOMASON||L. Wesley||31 Aug 1909||05 Jul 1910||Photo|
|THOMASON||Pearl||07 Dec 1879||07 Oct 1909||Photo|
|TUNE||Angline||xx xxx 1893||xx xxx 1928||Photo|
|TUNE||Jason W.||9 Sep 1913||28 Apr 1932||Photo|
|TUNE||John||xx xxx 1921||xx xxx 1928|
|TUNE||Joseph R. "Dick"||xx xxx 1888||xx xxx 1978||Photo|
|TUNE||Martha Spence||6 Jul 1852||27 Apr 1947||Photo|
|TUNE||S.||xx xxx 1924||xx xxx 1926||Photo|
|TUNE||Therla||xx xxx 1913||xx xxx 1948||Photo|
|TUNE||Clyde R.||20 Feb 1913||22 May 1948||Photo|
|TUNE||William R.||09 Jan 1847||04 Jan 1932||Photo|
|WISE||Matilda H.||24 Feb 1873||06 Mar 1913|
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