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Witcher Cemetery
aka Moore, Poage and Piper Cemetery

NW 1/4, Sec. 19, T13N, R2W, I.M.

Survey © by: Robert Farrar

Witcher Cemetery is located on NE 122nd St., 0.5 mile west of N. Coltrane Rd., in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. From the Oklahoma City area, take I-35 north to NE 122nd St. {exit 137}. Turn left {west} on to NE 122nd St. and go about 1.2 miles. The cemetery is on the left {south} side of the road.

According to an article in the January 23, 1891 Edmond Sun, J. W. Moore announced that he was giving the NW portion of his claim {Sec 19-T13N-R2W} in Witcher for use as a cemetery. He stated that the cemetery would be free to all who wish to use it. An heir of J. W. Moore must have signed the deed because 2.5 acres was given by warranty deed, dated April 15, 1899, by W. F. and Mattie M. Moore of Wright County, Missouri to the trustees of the Moore Cemetery of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Territory for the sum of $100.00. George Moore {1854-1926} and Emma Moore {1858-1917}, possible relatives, are buried in the cemetery. For a short period of time, the cemetery was known as the Piper Cemetery. Early records indicate that a Nancy Jane Piper and children lived in Witcher. However, there is no documentation of the Piper surname in Witcher cemetery records. A woman who grew up in the area remembered a bachelor named John Piper who died around 1920 and was buried there. No stone shows his name. She also said that the Pipers lived on one side of the cemetery and the Poages on the other. This would explain the aka Moore-Poages-Piper Cemeteries. Buried there are David S. Poage {1854-1930} and Mary Francis Poage {1861-1948}. Eventually, the name was changed to Witcher Cemetery. The town of Witcher existed from July 31, 1903 to May 31, 1914 and was named after Daniel J. Witcher. There is a Myrtle F. Witcher {1879-1951} buried here.

The cemetery was canvassed in 1963 and listed 83 surnames. There are a number of graves in the cemetery that are unmarked or are marked only by stones that are now unreadable. It was canvassed again in May 2005 and there are only 69 readable markers and 8 stones that are now blank. The cemetery is still in use, the latest burial was in September 2019. {Most information obtained from OK County Cemetery Index - compiled by OK County HCE Genealogy Group, page 137.}

If you know of someone buried in the Witcher Cemetery who is not listed here,
please contact area coordinator for inclusion here.


LAST NAME
FIRST MI
BORN
DIED
COMMENTS
BAILEY Nathan Earl 1919 1920 See photo
BAILEY Pearl 30 Dec 1902 18 Jan 1925 See photo
BOTTGER Denzil Lee 17 Feb 1930 21 Mar 1937 See photo
BOTTGER John Fredrick 26 Aug 1865 7 Dec 1933 See photo
BOTTGER Arzellia 1 Jun 1896 24 Jun 1899 marker - a small stone with "B" on it
info provided by Bernadean Bottger Weiss
BOTTGER Charles 6 Sep 1902 12 Sep 1902 marker - a small stone with "B" on it
info provided by Bernadean Bottger Weiss
BOTTGER Pauline Sue 15 Feb 1937 8 Sep 1953 See photo
BOTTGER Rebecca Matilda {Liedy} 22 Nov 1871 3 Apr 1927 See photo
BOTTGER William 11 Jul 1946 11 Jul 1946 See photo
BOTTGER William E. 30 Jun 1888 10 Jan 1962 See photo
BOTTGER-SIGLER Eva Thompson 15 Dec 1908 13 Jan 1999 See photo
BURGESS Dora 22 Jun 1873 13 Dec 1949 See photo
BURGESS Jewel E. 17 Aug 1915 8 Jun 2006 Wife of John S. Burgess.
See photo
BURGESS John Bruce 10 Oct 1946 15 Jul 2019 Cremains inurned between parents' spaces.
Son of John S. and Jewel E. Burgess.
BURGESS John S. 21 May 1914 14 Feb 1999 Husband of Jewel E. Burgess.
See photo
BURGESS Joseph C. 17 Dec 1835 16 Apr 1918 See photo
CALHOUN Elsie A. 6 Dec 1840 12 May 1903  
CALHOUN Harold 11 Mar 1899 25 Feb 1901  
CALHOUN Harry 11 Mar 1899 18 Oct 1899  
CALHOUN Ross 6 Feb 1902 29 Jan 1904  
CALHOUN Wayne 4 Jan 1895 13 Jan 1899  
CLARK Charlotte 27 Jul 1907 28 Oct 1992 See photo
COMBS Harvey J. 29 Jan 1899 22 Nov 1915 See photo
COWELL Rhonda Kay 5 Dec 1925 25 Dec 1958 See photo
DEWART Iola 1912 1929 See photo
DEWART Irvin A. 1875 1945 See photo
DEWART Minnie 1879 1930 See photo
EATON Donald Keith 1963 1999 See photo
EATON George Washington 27 May 1936 13 Jun 1998 PFC US Marine Corps
See photo
ECKER Alva F. 3 Jul 1848 18 Aug 1931 See photo
ECKER Clifford 1906 1954 See photo
ECKER Elsie Lee 11 Mar 1883 13 May 1960 See photo
ECKER Harvey E. 1874 1950 See photo
ECKER Merlin H. 22 Aug 1917 2 Sep 1981 WWII
ECKER Sarah E. 24 Jul 1854 22 Aug 1935 See photo
FARNSWORTH Guy E. 15 May 1889 8 Feb 1914 See photo
FERRELL Glen G. 5 Apr 1932 14 Oct 1986 US Army Korea
See photo
GILBERT J.P. 22 Jul 1920 9 Apr 1993 US Army
HAMILTON Travis Bobby Dwain 25 Oct 1933 24 Sep 1935 See photo
HOOPER Abraham 25 Apr 1826 3 Jun 1896 See photo
JONES Annie Lou 1885 1934 Wife of Robert M. Jones
See photo
JONES Fern 3 Feb 1913 3 Feb 1913  
JONES Pauline 21 Aug 1911 6 Jan 1912  
JONES Robert M. 1880 1934 See photo
KIMBALL William A.     Company H 51st Massachusetts Mil.
LEONARD Frederick M. 6 Apr 1915 28 Nov 1917 See photo
LEONARD Lottie S. 1889 1895 See photo
LUSHBOUGH Vernon L. 7 Jul 1928 7 Jul 1928 See photo
MCCOLLOM Carrie B. Iden 1867 1945 See photo
MCCOLLOM Christopher A. 1864 1945  
MCCOLLOM Infant Twin Daughters     See photo
MCCOLLOM Troy 26 Dec 1922 4 Aug 1923 See photo
MCCOLLOM Vance I.   5 Dec 1927 Texas PVT Q. M. Corps
See photo
MOORE Emma 1858 1917 See photo
MOORE George 1854 1926 See photo
NAIL Bessie J. 17 Mar 1888 19 Dec 1892 See photo
NAILL John L. 10 Dec 1889 15 Dec 1892  
NOEL Infant Son 29 Dec 1907 30 Dec 1907 Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Noel
PARKS Claude 4 Dec 1882 25 Apr 1964 See photo
PARKS Elizabeth A. 1848 1917 See photo
PARKS Ezra W. 1845 1910 See photo
POAGE David S. 3 Sep 1854 30 Mar 1930 See photo
POAGE Mary Francis 17 Sep 1861 2 Dec 1948 See photo
POTTS Martha S. 1830 1892  
POTTS Thomas J. 1830 1903  
PUCKETT Minnie A. 1906 1919 See photo
PUCKETT William K. 1874 1917 See photo
REID Davie E. 5 May 1946 28 May 1993 See photo
ROBINSON Arnestus 20 Jan 1850 6 Nov 1927 See photo
ROBINSON Louisa 18 May 1856 3 Oct 1928 See photo
SMART Glen 24 Aug 1904 8 Mar 1966 See photo
SMITH Owen Billy 4 May 1922 8 May 1922 See photo
SPENCER Alice 13 Feb 1864 3 Aug 1920  
SPENCER John Quincy 20 Dec 1839 2 Jan 1928  
SPENCER Josie   2 Dec 1892  
SPENCER Nannie   25 Sep 1900  
THOMPSON John Leroy "Lee" 17 Feb 1866 1930 See photo
THOMPSON Susie D. {Shackleford} 23 Jun 1884 13 Jun 1973 See photo
THOMPSON Onan W. 31 Dec 1910 17 Nov 1939 Son of J.L. and Susie
info provided by Bernadean Bottger Weiss
THOMPSON Elizabeth H. {Bond} 17 Nov 1845 10 Jul 1925  
WALTER Fleta 1878 1929 See photo
WALTER James Clifford 22 Aug 1912 10 Sep 1912 See photo
WALTER Joseph D. 1898 1905 See photo
WALTER Kathryn 1903 1904 See photo
WALTER Rachel S. 31 May 1840 9 Jan 1911 See photo
WALTER Raymond F. 1908 1953 See FHM
WALTER William T. 1870 1938 See photo
WITCHER D.J. 13 Nov 1853 16 Aug 1905  
WITCHER L.E. 14 May 1851 15 Aug 1905  
WITCHER Lizzie 12 Aug 1893 10 Jul 1899  
WITCHER Myrtle F. 18 Feb 1879 29 Dec 1951 See photo


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