William Gordon McDaniel joined forces with Samuel McCorkle to establish a trading post in 1854 included in the town of Somerville which was named after the Ray and Somerville Mercantile, one of the new ventures in the infant community. McDaniel, McCorkle and their peers anticipated a railroad stop, but the steep grade prevented it, so the group gathered up oxen and moved their buildings west to what became Cameron. When McDaniel's wife, Amanda, died in 1841, he established the 20-acre McDaniel Cemetery, and, as a City Trustee, he sold the first cemetery plots. The site also contains the bodies of the McCorkle family and was given to the City in 1950. The north border of the cemetery contains the unmarked graves of black slaves. Source: www.cameron-mo.com
Directions: McDaniel Cemetery is east of Cameron MO on Old Highway 36, and just west of Cameron Memory Gardens on the north side of 36.
GPS Coordinates: 39.7464, -94.2025
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #30090
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