Starkey Cemetery, Union County, Starkey Oregon

In E. 1/2 of Section 3, T.4S., R.35E.; on timbered knoll, on fence line, .25 mile E. of nearest road; on old French homestead, either of T.A. French or John French. (Information gathered 1972-3)

Marked graves as noted in 1958:

BRIGGS, Ruth P.; b 2 April 1905, d 12 August 1905
GERKIN (or GIRKEN), George H.; b 12 June 1870, d 21 September 1897
(stone has been defaced- could be Griken, but spelling given above is from
information furnished by member of Burnett family)

BURNETT, O.M.; “grandfather”; no dates (Obadiah M. Burnett, b. Virginia 18 December 1823, d 10 October 1904)
BURNETT, B.L.; “father”; b 1861, d 1905
BURNETT, Helen M.; no dates given
BURNETT, Amy W.; no dates given
G___, G.W.; stone has initials only

Other persons buried here whose graves are no longer marked:

MOORE, James B.M.; b TN 4 March 1828, d 23 August 1915; buried 24 August;
wife was Susan Milligan (or Mulligan);.married in IN, 1851;
Susan died 1882, presumably in KS (from obituary)
FRENCH, Jimmie
GARIN, Johnnie
GESA, Mrs., and infant daughter
BURNETT, Martin; b Starkey 16 February 1887, d Starkey 21 Nov 1891
SULLIVAN, Andrew (may not be buried in cemetery, but is buried at Starkey)

Names of persons who were in the Starkey Prairie area prior to 1884; members of these families may have been buried in the vicinity:

MARLEY, Len; LOFTUS, Pat; McCOY; BURNETT, Billy; FRENCH, Theron A.; FRENCH, John; STARKEY, John (see list of isolated graves in Union County for
description of John Starkey’s grave).

Additional and supplementary information furnished by Mrs. Tom Able, Sr., Echo; Elsie Burnett Johnson, Portland; Jon Skovlin, La Grande; Doris 1. Graham, Aurora, Colorado

Collection: Cemetery Collection.

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