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Czechoslovakian National Cemetery

aka Bohemian National
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

NE 1/4, Sec. 19, T11N, R3W, I.M.

Czech National Cemetery is located at the SE corner of S. Villa Ave. and SW 44th St. in Oklahoma City.

From the Oklahoma City area, take I-240 west to S. Pennsylvania Ave. {exit 1C}. Go north {right} on Pennsylvania Ave. 2 miles to SW 44st St. Turn left {west} and go 1/2 mile to S. Villa Ave. The cemetery is on the south side of SW 44th St.

This two acre square cemetery, now at SW 44 and Villa, was on the NW corner of 160 acres of farmland. The first person to be buried in this plot of ground was Anton and Katrina Blecha's little 9 month old daughter, who died in 1891. Using Czech names they deeded two acres as follows: Aulm Blecha and wife, Katei, of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, territory to Jacob Wadlech, Trustee, in trust for the use of the Society known as the Cesko Sloboncky Nordni Hrbytor of the City of Oklahoma in Oklahoma Territory for $100 for use of the said society as and for a cemetery or burial ground. The deed was filed January 20, 1894, in Book 9, page 587.

In 1907, the year Oklahoma became a state, this farm was six miles from the city and civilization. A 1957 canvass listed 179 names. In the center of the cemetery, lying on the ground is a six-foot granite piece with the names of Czechoslovakian veterans of U.S. wars. One time a driver lost control of his car and toppled many of the headstones, including the headstone of baby Blecha. A cedar tree that had been planted to mark her grave was later struck by lightning. Her original headstone was destroyed when the tree was removed. {Information obtained from OK County Cemetery Index - compiled by OK County HCE Genealogy Group, page 25.}

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Barnes Steven "Reggie"   31 Jan 1953 25 May 2012
Son of Dr. Shelby and Jean Barnes.
Benda Gladys Mae Straka 21 Jan 1929 2 Apr 2006
Daughter of Joe and Emily Straka.
Wife of Stanley A. Benda.
Married 10 Apr 1949.
Benda Jerry   16 Oct 1927 17 Apr 2013
WWII - Army
Son of Tony and Bessie Benda.
Husband of Sylvia Zoubek Benda.
Berousek Mary M. Kroutil 21 Nov 1908 2 Nov 1988
Wife of Otto Berousek.
Besse Paul S.   8 Aug 1937 12 Dec 2000
Son of Paul N. and Nora O. Rider Besse.
Husband of Evelyn Besse.
Blecha Baby   unk. 1891
Daughter of Anton and Katrina Novotny Blecha.
Cermak Anna Hendrick 6 Jul 1901 8 Jan 1988
Daughter of Frank and Mary Hendrick.
Wife of Lee Cermak.
Disheroon Rillie Lee   10 Jun 1920 24 Oct 2011
Wife of Ted Disheroon.
Dodson Vivian J.   1915 13 May 1988
Gee Earl N.   28 Mar 1902 28 Aug 1964
Husband of Rosie Hruska Gee.
Gee Rosie Hruska 4 Jun 1902 4 Jan 1984
Daughter of Vaclav and Josefa Hruska.
Wife of Earl N. Gee.
Hefner Mildred   unk. 21 Sep 1987
Hruska Infant   unk. unk.
Infant of Mr. and Mrs. V. Hruska.
Ivey Agnes Hruska 28 Nov 1908 16 Feb 2001
Daughter of Vaclav and Josefa Hruska.
Wife of Howard Ivey.
Ivey Howard   22 Jan 1900 27 Oct 1967
Husband of Agnes Hruska Ivey.
Jun Alvin Ray "Sonny"   9 Oct 1938 9 May 2011
Kalivoda Ernest R.   unk. 5 Jul 1988
Kocvelda Baby   unk. unk.
Kocvelda Josef   22 Feb 1880 15 Jan 1935
Husband of Katerina Kocvelda.
Kocvelda Katerina   27 Sep 1883 4 Oct 1928
Wife of Josef Kocvelda.
Kovelda Mary   22 Sep 1901 unk.
Krivanek-Buresh Viola Zoubek 23 Jul 1911 7 Apr 1989
Daughter of Frank and Rose Zoubek.
Wife of Ernest Krivanek.
Krivanek Emma Elizabeth Svoboda 8 Mar 1914 29 Sep 2003
Daughter of George and Martha Jafek Svoboda.
Wife of Millard F. Krivanek.
Krivanek Millard Frank   4 Sep 1910 1 Jul 1994
Son of Frank and Bessie Svejkovsky Krivanek.
Husband of Emma Elizabeth Svoboda Krivanek.
Married 1 Nov 1935.
Miskovsky Sylvia Rose   unk. 14 Nov 1999
Mitchell Beatrice Elizabeth Edwards 31 Aug 1935 14 Oct 2008
Eastern Star
Wife of LeeRoy Mitchell.
Muzny Clarence Vincent   15 Oct 1921 10 Jun 2009
WWII - Army
Son of Vincent and Edith Drabek Muzny.
Husband of Betty Grace Ferguson Muzny.
Naylor Maggie Lee   unk. Feb 1988
Ness Emma Mae   unk. 29 Apr 2005
Novotny Marie Anna Vostry 23 Dec 1837 4 Nov 1924
Novotny Frank   6 Apr 1838 6 Sep 1901
Husband of Marie Anna Vostry Novotny.
Novotny Vesta   unk. 8 Apr 1990
Nykl John James, Jr.   unk. 9 Mar 1990
Husband of Elma Nykl.
Ortega Pete A., Jr.   unk. 2011
Paschal Iva S. Burrow 14 Jan 1910 1 Mar 1986
Wife of Marvin L. Paschal.
Pojezny John   1850 1930
Pojezny Marie   1860 1940
Straka Joseph   8 Jun 1894 28 Sep 1965
WWI - Oklahoma - PVT  CO G  110 INFANTRY
Purple Heart
Sudik Georgia Ann   22 Feb 1901 14 Jan 1983
Wife of Harry Sudik.
Sudik Harry   17 Oct 1898 12 May 1975
Husband of Georgia Ann Sudik.
Married 24 Nov 1917.
Sudik Herbert Vincent   2 Nov 1911 13 Nov 1985
3rd Degree Mason
Son of Vincent and Mary Sudik.
Husband of Zula Marie Chandler Sudik.
Married 13 Apr 1934.
Sudik Joseph W.   10 Apr 1913 20 Aug 1991
Ward Buel Lewis   unk. 9 Feb 1983
Husband of Marguerite Ward.
Ward Marguerite   22 Jun 1916 4 Jul 1987
Wife of Buel Lewis Ward.

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