Saline Valley Cemetery
I am sure that there a number of unmarked graves, but a lot of the original graves have removed to other cemeteries by family members in the past. There possibly a couple graves marked with field stones only.
Date Cemetery was recorded for Trego Co. Web Page was Nov. 26, 2000.
By: Gayle M. Garrett who is related to the Franklins buried here.
THE OLDEST MARKED GRAVE IS DATED 1880
|Franklin||John V. ["Virgil"]||Sept. 20, 1890||June 29, 1941||
WW I Veteran Kansas Corp. 50 Inf. 20 Div.|
(Had to have special permission to be buried, because the cemetery was closed.)
|Franklin||John L.||Jan. 29, 1857||Sept. 27, 1940||Father of John Virgil|
|Franklin||Sarah F. [Freelove]||May 4, 1861||Nov. 12, 1896|
|Parkey||Mary||Aug. 21, 1814||March 1886||Mother of Sarah....|
|Franklin||Thomas M.||March 15, 1886||Age 10 yrs.|
|Franklin||Earl||March 15, 1886||Age 2 yrs.|
|Bell||A. R.||Sept. 16, 1896||
Age 29 yrs.|
(East Stone) On this stone there is a A. M. engraved above the previous information
|Seaton||Walter A.||July 3, 1884||Sept. 10, 1884||
Son of H. M. & M. M. Seaton|
[Inscription on bottom of stone reads] "It is not the will of your father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should parish" [on the top part of this stone is the word] "Mother"
|Carson||Jane||Jan 26, 1838||June 27, 1885||
wife of John M. Carson|
[inscription on stone] "Sweet is the slumber beneath the sod,
while the pure spirit rest with God"
|Miller||Jonathan G.||July 29, 1880||
Age 78 yrs. 5 mos. 15 days|
Father's Grave (emblem of Masons on stone)
[Oldest marked grave in cemetery]
Erected by his son T. W. Miller [is on the monument]
[This is a bronze monument]
|Roberts||Daisy A.||Mar. 24, 1898||
Age 18 yrs. 7mo. 8 days.|
Wife of D. L. Roberts [D. A. R.]
Name on front side of the large stone
|Hobbs||Joseph H.||June 2, 1892||
Age 18 yrs. 2 mos. 1 day|
Son of N. S. & E. Hobbs [J. H. H.]
Name on the back side of the large stone
|Layman||"Little Kitten"||Sept. 27, 1890||
Age 6 Mos. 20 days|
[This stone has the words on the upper part of stone] "Little Kitten" Son of A. T. & O. D. Layman
[Inscription on bottom part of stone]
"Our Guardian Angel"
Four young children of Winfield & Elizabeth Franklin lost their lives, early in life, in a house fire while their parents were at church.|
The children are buried in the Saline Valley Cemetery.
The Children were quite young when taken and they are buried in 2 graves.
[inscription on bottom of both stones reads] "For us in Adam all die even so in Christ shall all be made alive"
Gayle M. Garrett ....WaKeeney, KS