Dudley Township Cemetery land was originally purchased from the United States by William and Sarah Rhodes who sold it to Review Township (original name) in 1889 for $485. Ownership passed to the City of Satanta and back to Dudley Township during the Depression (1931). The 20-acre plot was incorporated January 29, 1945. Ralph Wallace was sexton in 1948.
Early records were lost in 1959 during the Charles Leslie fire. Rex Miller took over as sexton and reconstruction of lost records was begun. In some cases it was necessary to probe areas of the cemetery to be certain they were not in use. The north section of the cemetery was plotted during this period. H. Tom Ungles was instrumental in collecting the private funds used in purchasing the large entry monument. Ashland Oil provided the flagpole. Miller was succeeded as sexton by Alva Decker. Charles McDonald took over in 1973.
Frank Arredondo became cemetery caretaker in 1958. Though a backhoe is now used, graves were then dug by hand. The Santa Fe Railroad and United Producing Gas Company generously allowed their employees to assist Arredondo.
~ Used by Permission. McClure, Janice Lee. Haskell County, Kansas 1887-1987: A Historical Anthology. Newton, KS: Mennonite Press, 1988.
GPS Coordinates: 37.4542, -100.9806
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #92311
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