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Helen Caraveo (#46982422)
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Information of the people that were buried in the Old Whitehall Cemetery was obtained from the cemetery inscriptions that were put into a pamphlet by Vicki M. Miller in 1980 and from the research done by the Jefferson Valley Museum. Names of persons buried there were found in the local newspapers which were printed from 1894 through 1957. The town historian even used a metal detector to find some of the old metal headstones. The Old Whitehall Cemetery was started about 1881 by Major Brooke who did not charge anyone for a plot. Fires and cattle destroyed some of the cemetery's information. More information can be found at the museum which is opened during summers.
A newspaper article by Dorothy Brooke stated that the cemetery overlooks the one-time Well's Fargo Stage Station. Major Edward Gantt Brooke and his wife, Rachel, took charge of the one and one-half story stage station which was about a half-mile away from the cemetery and established the hillside burial grounds. He planted two rows of cedar trees in the form of a cross but a clean-up fire claimed most of the trees. Water was carried in 50-gallon wooden barrels from the nearby Whitehall Creek by a team of horses and wagon. The water was used to water the trees.
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gloria McBain
RE: Jamie Root
Hi Helen, The gravestone has H.G. Root and 2 of his sons on it, James 'Jamie' is the son of Lovzilla Young, and Alfred 'Fred' is the son of Louisa Dunham. After Louisa died in Jan 1879, H.G. married Lovzilla, age 25, and they had 5 children.

James is enumerated in the 1880 Federal Census with HG & Lovzilla as being 2/12 of age with Mar written behind that.

'Jamie', James, is also enumerated in the 1885 Kansas State Census of 1885 being 5 years of age.

There is no record of Nathan Root having a son named Jamie or James. I have a copy of his granddaughter's letter to the Whitehall Museum where she names her mother's siblings, and the others died young, too, but there is no Jamie or James there.

Also, Nathan is listed in the "Montana's Roll of Honor" as having been mustered into service May 6, 1898, and having arrived back in Butte after the Spanish American War, on Oct 26, 1899.

The 2nd gravestone at the site lists the graves of Nathan's children. I would guess that it was Nathan who arranged the monuments for the whole family and it often happens that the dates go off with the passage of time.

Please look up the census information I have detailed. I think it will help you see the family as it really is.
Added by gloria McBain on Jun 06, 2016 9:00 AM
Ardelle Gervais
RE: Peter Gervals
Greetings from North Pole, Alaska

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Peter Gervais was my great grandfather. He was from Minnesota.

I stopped by the cemetery a couple of years ago, but didn't find his grave. It is really cool that the cemetery is being preserved.

Added by Ardelle Gervais on Jul 28, 2015 9:59 PM
Ardelle Gervais
RE: Peter Gervals
I am sponsoring his page because based on my family research I am pretty sure he is my father's grandfather.
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My sister and I stopped by the Old Whitehall Cemetery 2 years ago but were unable to locate his grave. I assume he was one of the small metal markers that were illegible.
I am so glad the research was done and the cemetery preserved.
Ardelle Gervais

Added by Ardelle Gervais on Jun 03, 2015 3:09 PM
Brenda Daniel
john daniel
Helen. There is a samuel stokes listed as a father for john daniel. Birth date makes it impossible for or him to be dad to john since john was civil war vet
Added by Brenda Daniel on Dec 14, 2014 5:37 AM
Brenda Daniel
Rebecca Zink
Hello Helen!!

Hey do you know if Rebecca Zink was buried in the Old Whitehall Cemetery or the one in town? She isn't listed in either. She died there in 1919. Since so many of the family are buried there I am guessing she should be there as well.

Added by Brenda Daniel on Nov 21, 2014 3:14 PM
Fitz/Old Whitehall Cemetery
Hi Helen
With you permission I would like to make a copy of the information on the Old Whitehall Cemetery that you used on your profile so I can include it with photos I have requested of my Great Aunt and Uncle Headstones
Added by Valerie on Mar 29, 2011 10:09 AM
Henry J Marsh/Old Whitehall Cem.
I know this may be a stretch, but I am asking anyway. I saw you added this name and had a pic of his Civil War Vet marker. I am searching for Civil War soldiers that entered service from Dearborn Co. Indiana. I have a Corp. Henry J Marsh Co G 16th Indiana Infantry. You wouldnt have any info of him being from Indiana would you? Thanks.
Added by JustinM on Jan 26, 2010 5:11 PM
Dear Helen,

I have uploaded the only photo I took of the Mt Pleasant ME Church at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Kosciusko County, Indiana to the Cemetery Page on Findagrave. You can compare it to the photo you have. May take a while for photo to be approved--usually no more than several hours-- Here's a link:

Hope this helps.

Added by SixDogTeam on Aug 03, 2008 4:29 AM
A Marine Daughter
Roberta Wegener
Thanks for the information on Mrs. Wegener.
Added by A Marine Daughter on Aug 03, 2008 4:03 AM

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