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DeBolt Cemetery

Arnett, Ellis County, OK

LOCATION: 1/2 Mile north of Arnett
SEC-4 TWP-19 R-24
Photos © Harvey Fields
Cemetery sign inset
Cemetery sign
DeBolt Cemetery 1901

branstetter memorial plaque
In honor of Olin and Paula Branstetter for their generous donation to the DeBolt Cemetery

Mr. William B. Debolt, a Union Civil War Veteran, and Mary E. Harroll were married March 27th, 1866 at Neosho, Mo. They were the parents of nine children. They moved to Day County, Oklahoma in 1900 and filed a claim north of Sweezey. The Sweezey Post Office was sold and the Post Office was changed to Arnett. The Crossorads Baptist Church and Cemetery were located on the DeBolt land. Later, the DeBolt family moved to Newkirk, Oklahoma. In 1910 the land around the cemetery was owned by Mont. M. Hamlin. Records show that on November 16, 1905, William B. and Mary E. DeBolt of Day County, Territory of Oklahoma, transfered ownership of the land to the trustees of the Crossroad Baptist Church "For the sum of one dollar love and affection."

In 1915 the deed was revoked by the DeBolts since the church had ceased to use said land for a place of worship. The land was transfered to the Incorporated town of Arnett. The oldest recorded burial is that of a Johnson Infant in 1902.

The records of the DeBolt Cemetery are a fine example or dedication by the early record keepers. Even with past diligence there are several unknown, but the numbers are low in comparison to records of other cemeteries.

Credit must be given to Ruth Ann Anding for spending so many days and evenings researching and cross checking the Cemetery and its records these last five years. Also to Ruth Bayless for the foundation from which to work.

This information was compiled by the Ellis County Historical Society. The Information was derived from: walking the Cemetery, obituaries and other sources. The Seventh Day Adventist Congregation was very helpful in getting the following records. These records are as correct and complete as any record we have. Our deepest gratitude is extended to all.

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Moved from DeBolt Cemetery

Location Unknown

HOSIER VERLLE A. AKA 08-17/2000  
LESLEY HOWARD   05-25-34  

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