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Chitwood Cemetery

Survey Compiled, Submitted & © 2001-07
by: Larry Rankin

© Larry Rankin

Chitwood Cemetery
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

NW corner, NW 1/4, Sec. 18, T13N, R1W, I.M.

Chitwood Cemetery is located on N. Post Rd. 0.1 mile south of the intersection of N. Post Rd. and E. Memorial Rd. in NE Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. From downtown Oklahoma City, take I-35 north to E. Memorial Rd. {exit 138D}. The exit will curve to the right and come to E. Memorial Rd. from the north. Turn left {east} and go 3 miles, at which point Memorial Rd. curves left, right and left to go under I-44. Continue on east for 1 mile more to N. Post Rd. Turn right {south} and go 0.1 mile. The cemetery is on the left {east} side of the road.

The original owners of the 160 acres acquired the land by staking a claim to it during the 1889 Land Run. Two years later, in 1891, Mr. Chitwood traveled west in search of land to build a home. He had been advised by his doctor to move to a better climate for health reasons. He purchased these 160 acres for his home the same year. He died in 1893 at the age of 48. He was the first person buried on the land. A parcel of land was set aside for the final resting place of the Chitwood family members. Elizabeth Chitwood, a widow, filed a General Warranty Deed May 16, 1927. This indenture, made May 14, 1927, between Elizabeth Chitwood, a widow of Oklahoma County, in the state of Oklahoma and her legal heirs to be used for private cemetery purposes only for the sum of "$1.00, Love and Affection." The deed was filed in Book 324, page 150, in Oklahoma County. Mr. Chitwood's widow lived to be 97 years of age. To this day, the cemetery contains only members of the Chitwood family with the exception of a neighbor's small child. The child's family was in the process of moving out of state when the child died. The Chitwood family allowed them to bury the child in their cemetery. The Chitwood's great-grandchildren, Bill Chitwood and Ellen Chitwood, brother and sister, are the present owners of the small cemetery. The cemetery is fenced but does not have a sign. {Information obtained from OK County Cemetery Index - compiled by OK County HCE Genealogy Group, page 15.}

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Chaffin Oscar E.   April 1896 March 1897
Son of A.H. & I.B. Chaffin.
Chitwood Elizabeth   5 Nov 1847 17 Aug 1944
Wife of Henderson Chitwood.
Chitwood George W.   1876 1936
Chitwood Henderson   28 Jun 1843 1 May 1893
Civil War - Confederacy - CO A  Clardy's Battalion  Missouri Cavalry
Husband of Elizabeth Chitwood.
Horney Mary A.   1829 1912
Snyder Lucy   4 Jul 1883 13 Apr 1960
Stevens Amanda   8 Jan 1874 24 Feb 1958
Stevens Charles A.   9 Apr 1871 16 Feb 1947
Unknown 2 graves   unk. unk.

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