Rosedale Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona

This cemetery lies in the southwest part of Phoenix, near 20 Ave. and Washington street. It was platted 1898, deed acknowledged January 21, 1898, and recorded April 30, of the same year. There have been no burials there since 1911 or 1912, and the grounds are unfenced, untended and in general disrepair. Many of the board markers are so worn by the weather that the inscriptions can scarcely be deciphered, and large numbers have all marks worn off, while some are partly destroyed by fire. Many really fine marble and granite monuments are thrown off the bases, and while it is said to be the intention of the city to move the marked graves to a new location the time for doing so will surely find many of the marks of identification destroyed. I was told by members of the City Planning committee that it is the intention to smooth over the grounds of this place, after moving the marked graves, and convert it into a park. Many of the graves are those of the so called “health seekers” who died far away from home and friends, and whose graves are marked with a board on which is painted the name, and sometimes age, of the person buried there.

ANDREWS, ANNIE L., wife of E. L. Andrews, b. Oct. 3, 1843, d. Oct. 25, 1900.

ANDREWS, JOHN C., born June 14, 1854, died Nov. 11, 1907.
ANDREWS, MRS. SUSIE, wife of J. C. Andrews, d. Apr. 26, 1900, ae. 43 yrs.

BENTON, MRS. MARY E., b. 1843, d. Sept. 18, 1899 (board marker).

BLUMIDGE, R., Co. F, 4th Calif. Inf.

BODONE, HORTENSE G. Z., b. in France, d. aged 46 yrs., 1 mo.

BRASHEER, CHAS., d. Dec. 1, 1902 (board split and badly worn).

BROOMELL, JAMES H., Chester county, Penn. b. Aug. 2, 1837, d. Sept. 6, 1896. Corp. Co. C, 124th Penn. Vol. Inf.

BROWN, T. W., d. Aug. 3, 1903 (on board, almost illegible).

BOXLEY, LIZZIE K., Wife of Geo. Boxley, d. Dec. 16, 1892, ae. 37 yrs., 9 mos., 6 days.

COOK, SAMUEL, d. May 1, 1901, aged 70 yrs.

CRUMP, MRS. JOHN, b. Apr. 12, 1809, d. Feby. 23, 1903, aged 93 yrs. (board, almost illegible; small fence around grave).

DANIEL, S. A., d. Apr. 7, 1902, aged 28 yrs. (board at head of grave and iron fence around it).

DECKER, GEORGE W., b. Nov. 4, 1864, d. Jany. 3, 1903.

DEAN, MINNIE, wife of J. H. Dean, b. Oct. 23, 1863, d. Jany. 10,1900.

DEDOURT, MARIE JOSEPHINE: “Ici Repose I Marie Josephine Dedourt | decedee A Prescott | le 3 Sept. 1899 nee | le 5 Mai, 1862 A | Amiens Somme France.”

DEGROOT, GEORGE W., b. Jany. 3, 1842, d. Dec. 13, 1903.

DENNIS, JAMES M., b. Oct. 7, 1828, in Perry county, Ohio, d. Aug. 18, 1888.

DONNELLY, MAGDALEN, b. 1830, d. 1905.

DOPLACE, WILLIAM E., b. Aug. 20, 1839, d. Jany. 26, 1893.

DRUM, MINIE A., b. Dec. 13, 1848, d. Aug. 21, 1908 (board at head of grave).

EMERSON, REV. R. F., b. July 5, 1857, d. July 28, 1898.

FRANKLIN, ELLA, d. Sunday, Jany. 29, 1893, aged 33 yrs., 11 mos., 12 days.

FULLER, EDWARD L., b. 1875, d. 1902. Co. D, U. S. 1. (“All alone, but not forgotten” inscribed on marble headstone.)

CAUFMAN, IDA FLORENCE, wife of Jacob H., d. June 19, 1902, ae. 21 yrs., 1 mo., 22 days.

FLETCHER, ALVA, b. 1875, d. 1901 (granite marker lying in grave, nearly covered with soil).

GIEGES, AMELIA, wife of Henry, b. Apr. 11, 1858, d. Dec, 28, 1898 (monument by Woodman Circle).

GORDON, ELIZABETH A., b. Oct. 4, 1834, d. Jany. 22, 1904.

GOULD, J. R., b. Feby. 19, 1876, d. Apr. 7, 1903 (board badly worn).

HARR, EMIL, d. Aug. 13, 1905, aged 35 yrs. (board at head of grave).

HARRIS, HARVEY S., b. 1902, d. 1904 (granite marker).

HARVEY, ERNEST, d. Dec. 1903 (rest of inscription illegible).

HENSHAW, JAMES GASTON, b. 1841, d. 1903
HENSHAW, MELISSA MARK, wife of James G. Henshaw, b. 1845, d. 1906

HENRY, KATIE, b. Jany. 9, 1885, d. May 6, 1903, aged 18 yrs.
HOLME, HARRY F., of Southport, England, b. Mch. 6, 1867, d. Jany. 19, 1904

HOSTETTER, GEORGE, — (board, rest of inscription worn off)

JACKSON, HELEN, b. 1887, d. Mch. 10, 1902 or 1912 (nearly undecipherable)

JAMESON, CHARLES G., d. Apr. 7, 1904, aged 28 yrs. (board at head of grave)

JOHNSON, PHIL (sailor), d. Apr. 20, 1899 (among soldier graves)

JONES, GEORGE B., b. Feby. 23, 1870, d. Apr. 29, 1903 (board badly worn)

LAURENCE, IDA R., d. Feby. 11, 1892, aged 36 yrs., 4 mos.

LAZIOLA, EDNA, d. in Phoenix, Arizona, Jany. 29, 1900, aged 25 yrs.

LUNDMAR, JOHN, d. July 2, 1899

LUTGERDING, GEO. L., b. Jany. 19, 1814, d. July 31, 1892
LUTGERDING, HENRY, b. Mch. 2, 1841, d. Jany. 12,1906
LUTGERDING, LYDIA RAWSON, b. Sept. 26, 1856, d. Feby. 9, 1896

McFALL, LURA E., d. Apr. 12, 1888, aged 18 yrs., 1 mo., 26 days

McGREGOR, J. A., d. Dec. 31, 1900, aged 38 yrs.

MARLOW, GEORGE M., d. May 27, 1889, aged 49 yrs. (A native of Canada)

MESSE, EDWARD, d. Mch. 1, 1904 (board nearly worn off)

MILES, CHARLES O., b. July 27, 1859, d. Mch. 28, 1905 (W. O. W. marker)

MILLER, RAYMOND, d. Jany. 2, 1899 (Rough Riders)

MITCHELL, BESSIE G., d. July 26,

MULLEN, WILLIAM, d. Feby. 9, 1902, aged 36 yrs. (granite monument falling over)

NEVILLE, JERRY, d. June 4, 1900, aged 54 yrs.

PALMER, PHILIP, b. 1838, d. 1905
PATTEN, FRANK, d. Dec. 21, 1900, aged 30 yrs. (board at head of grave)

PAYNE, S. D., b. 1861, d. 1903

PEARSON, FRED, d. Mch. 27, 1907, aged 45 yrs.

POTTS, DAVID, d. May 13, 1900, aged 75 yrs. (board at head of grave)

PROCTOR, Clarence, Rough Rider, aged 35 yrs., d. Mch. 27,1900

QUACKENBUSH, KITTIE, b. 1866, d. 1901 (roughly chiseled on granite boulder)

RAINES, J. S., Co. G, 18th N. Y. Inf.

REAM, MAUD, b. 1863, d. 1901

ROBINSON, ATWOOD, d. July 13, 1899

RODIG, MRS. C. F., d. June 25, 1900, aged 66 yrs.

ROE, GEORGE, d. Apr. [2 or 27], 1900

ROGERS, MORDICA, d. May 20, 1908, aged 65 yrs. (board at grave)

ROSS, ATTRA P., b. June 9, 1849, d. Feby. 21, 1893 (board at head of grave with Masonic emblem)

RUZICKA, FRANK, b. in (Kutna Hora) Bohemia, d. July 28, 1904, aged 48 yrs. (board at grave)

SHORT, T. L., Co. D 14th Ill. Infantry (govt. marker)

SIGGINS, ISAAC, b. 1833, d. 1905 (Masonic emblem on marker)

SILVERS, MARY A., b. July 21, 1824, d. Dec. 19, 1904

SIMPSON, JOSIE KLAMATH, d. July 21, 1911, aged 19 yrs. (board at grave)

SNEAD, JOHN S. (Confederate veteran), b. in Virginia Aug. 6, 1825, d. Oct. 14, 1903

SPOONER, H. A., b. 1870, d. 1905 (marked by W. O. W.)

STEITZ, WILLIAM, aged 72 yrs., d. April, 1894

(Concluded from July, 1925)
STEPHENSON, JAMES E., d. Apr. 9, 1905 (marked by W. O. W.)

STERNER, CHARLES, d. July 9, 1905, aged 27 yrs. (board at grave)

STEWARD, MARY EMELINE, wife of H. W. Steward, b. Jany. 16, 1867, d. Jany. 5, 1902

STRANG, CLARA B., b. July 28, 1872, d. April 2, 1903
STRANG, ROBERT J., b. July 17, 1902, d. May 6, 1903 (one board marked this grave and the preceding one)

SULLIVAN, LUCY, d. May 2, 1899, aged 32 yrs. (board at grave)

SYMONDS, S. G., b. 1844, d. 1906
(this record is on the same granite marker which marks the grave of Harvey S. Harris)

TAYLOR, R. S., d. Aug. 24, 1905, aged 38 yrs. (board at grave)

TAYLOR, WM. H., d. Nov. 29, 1906

TEELE, LINNIE E., b. Apr. 29, 1883, d. Jany. 13, 1905.

TEDFORD, EMMA A., wife of James Tedford, b. in San Francisco, d. June 29, 1900, aged 29 yrs., 7 mos., 24 days (board at grave)

TORIGO, S., a native of Japan, d. Feby. 14, 1902

TURNER, STEPHEN, fell asleep, Sept. 15, 1904

TRASK, T. J., d. Dec. 7, 1894, aged 42 yrs.

VAUGHAN, MRS. HELEN, aged 42 yrs., d. Apr. 2, 1900 (board at grave)

WADE, RUBY, Apache, aged 17 yrs., d. Oct. 11, 1907 (board at grave)

WALDRON, LAURA A., d. Feby. 17, 1903, aged 29 yrs. (board damaged by fire)

WATERMAN, H., b. 1835, d. 1906 (granite marker)

WRIGHT, WILLIE YUKI, aged 14 yrs., d. Apr. –, 1908 (board at grave)

WILLIAMS, FRED J., d. Mch. 5, 1901, aged 22 yrs., 4 mos., 12 days (board at grave)

Contributed by Mrs. William S. Rogers, Lincoln, Nebr.

MLA Source Citation: Cemetery Collection. Web. 17 December 2014. - Last updated on Mar 7th, 2013

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