Keithly Creek Cemetery

(Five Cemeteries in Washington County, Idaho)

(From the transcription copy) - "The following records of burials in small family cemeteries or burial plots and larger cemeteries located in the vicinity of Midvale in Washington County, Idaho were compiled by Paul E. Jacks, Midvale Cemetery District Secretary-Treasurer, by copying tombstone inscriptions, interviewing relatives, writing hundreds of letters, and searching many records. These were compiled about 1954. It is to be remembered that in early days, families often buried their dead on family plots laid out on the family farm. In the course of time many of these small family graveyards have been forgotten and eventually lost completely."

Inserted (in italics) are names and dates and family information supplied by Lois Fretwell who is the daughter of James E. and Elizabeth Wiggins Parke (below).

More unsorted names at end. They were on a handwritten sheet at the end of the transcription. Use your find function to search them.

BLAIN, ELAM, d. 10 Oct. 1920 of Colon Trouble, aged 64 years, 11 mo, 22 days, born in Monroe, Wisconsin. His daughter is Dorthea Blain.

BLAIN, JESSIE, d. 24 Dec 1925, aged 50 years, Her maiden name was Jessie Stewart Percy. Her husband was Elam Blain. She died of pneumonia.

BRITTAIN, CHARLES, d. 25 Feb 1912 of typhoid fever, aged 38 years, 5 mo, 21 days, Born in Missouri, His sisters are Rosa Adamson and Clarissa Wiggins...

BRITTAIN, EMILY, d. 20 June 1866 of pneumonia, aged 1 month, born in Midvale, Idaho, daughter of Harvey & Sarah Brittain.

BRITTAIN, HARVEY, (married), d. 6 July 1904 of dropsey, aged 61 years, 4 mo, 2 days.

BRITTAIN, MAGGIE, (ESM), d. 8 May 1877, aged 11 months, 18 days, born in Midvale, Idaho.

BRITTAIN, SARAH ELLEN, d. 20 March 1935 of old age, aged 90 years, 2 months, 8 days. Born in Pa, wife of Harvey Brittain. Harvey and Sarah Ellen Brittain didn't come to Middle Valley until 1885.

BURNS, LILLIAN FLORENCE, d. 27 Apr 1907 of childbirth, aged 31 years, 2 months, 27 days, born in Missouri, daughter of Harvey & Sarah Brittain.

BYRNE, LILLIE F., d. 27 Apr 1907 of childbirth, aged 31 years, 2 months, 27 days, born in Missouri. Her maiden name was Lillie Brittain.

CARPENTER, WESLEY EUGENE, d. 24 Aug 1954, dragged by a horse, aged 7 years, born in Midvale, Idaho, son of Wesley and Betty Carpenter. Betty was the daughter of Charles and Nellie Snider.

CHAPMAN, BABY - No name, no dates.

CLAYTON, W.T., d. 27 June 19009, committed suicide, aged 43 years, 6 months, 27 days.

DILLINGER, CLARENCE JACKSON, d. 3 Sept 1902, aged 1 year, 2 monthes, 19 days.

DRAHN, MODINE, d. 30 April 1915 of T.B., aged 18 years, 5 months, 29 days, born in Missouri, father was W.F. Drahn of Sherwood, Oregon.

EDSON, ARTHUR ENAH, d. 9 June 1914 of Paralysis, aged 54 years, 7 mon, 27 days, husband of Ida Hopper.

FLETCHER, GEORGE, d. Nov 1917, born in Iowa??, Mother was Lucinda Fletcher.

FLETCHER, LUCINDA, no death date, aged 86 years, 2 mos, 16 days, born in Pa, maiden name was Lucinda Burns.

GARLAND, ELIZA,  d. 18 Oct 1922 of gallstones, aged 73 years, 9 mo, 0 days, wife of Thomas Garland.

GARLAND, THOMAS, d. 24 Nov 1902, aged 49 years, born in Canada, his daughter is Mrs. F.A. Stewart.

HAGUE, MALE CHILD, born premature 1889, in Midvale, Idaho to J.E. and Florence Hague

HIT, BABY, no name or dates.

HOPPER, ANNA J., d. 1902, aged 30 years, born in Missouri, maiden name Anna Garland.

HOPPER, BESSIE MAUDE, d. 11 Oct 1967, aged 73 years, 9 mo, 14 days, born Shawnee, Oklahoma, maiden name was Bessie Maude Johns, she was wife of Leonard Hopper.

HOPPER, CHESTER, d. 9 Nov 1887, aged 20 years, 5 mo, 5 days, son of Mose Hopper.

HOPPER, ERNEST L., d. 25 Dec 1938, aged 50 years, 9 mo, 20 days,  (married); lived in Payette, Idaho, wife was Margaret Johns.

HOPPER, JAMES M.,  d. 21 Dec 1923, aged 79 years, 0 mo, 12 days, born in Kentucky; his son is Leonard Hopper.

HOPPER, JESSIA R. (male); d. 31 March 1895 of pneumonia; aged 2 years, 2 mo, 30 days; born in Midvale, Idaho; His brother is Leonard Hopper.

HOPPER, JOHN M. d. 31 March 1950; aged 76 yrs, 6 mo, 16 days; (married); born Miney, Mo; His 2nd wife was Mae Elders Hopper.

HOPPER, LEONARD A.; d. 14 Feb 1968; aged 83 yrs; lived in Grangeville, Idaho.

HOPPER, LEON VICTOR; d. 5 July 1941 of heart attack; aged 59 yrs, 9 mo, 17 days; born in Kansas; Wife was Clara Hooper.

HOPPER, MARVIN MILTON, d. 20 Nov 1908 of dirreah; aged 9 mo, 21 days; born in Midvale, Idaho to Walter & Vineta Hopper.

HOPPER, MARY E., d. 29 Nov 1919; aged 71 yrs, 6 mo, 15 days; Her son was Leonard Hopper; her maiden name was Mary E. Brittain.

HOPPER, MELVIN, d. 21 Apr 1908, aged 9 days; born in Midvale, Idaho. Son of Victor and Clara Hopper.

HOPPER, MILFORD, JR., d. 16 Sept 1900; aged 5 mo, 15 days; born in Midvale, Idaho to Milford and Maggie Hopper.

HOPPER, SUSAN MARIE, d. 7 Nov 1956; aged 1 day; born in Weiser, Idaho. Daughter of Clifford and Catherine Hopper.

HOPPER, SYLVESTER F. (male); d. 15 dept 1892; aged 17 yrs, 10 mo., 8 days; His brother was leonard hopper.

HOPPER, WALTER J.; d. 12 March 1965; aged 86 years, 1 mo., 14 days; born in Tony Co., Missouri; His wife was Vinita Hopper.

JOHNS, ANNA R.; d. 14 March 1949, died of old age; aged 81 years, 4 mo, 11 days; born in Jackson Co, Kansas; Her maiden name was Anna R. Mize.

JOHNS, DELBERT W.; d. 12 Nov 1915; aged 3 months; born in Midvale, Idaho; died bowel obstruction; father was Ralph Johns.

JOHNS, WILLIAM M., d. 10 Aug 1953; aged 95 yrs, 4 mo., 6 days; born Illinois; son of Gerald Johns.

KEITHLY, CLIFFORD, d. 25 Apr 1906; aged 9 mo, 24 days, born in Midvale, Idaho; son of Joel and G.V. Keithly.

KEITHLY, D.S. or Dan, d. 8 May 1909 of pneumonia; aged 65 years, 7 mo, 14 days; born Missouri; adopted daughter of Mrs. Williams.

KEITHLY, EDITH JANEY, d. 1944 of high blood pressure; aged 69 yrs; born Missouri; wife of Walter Keithly.

KEITHLY, FRANK, d. Sept 1888 of explosion of boils; aged 20 years, 2 months, 0 days, (single), b. Missouri; sister was Chloe Harris.

KEITHLY, GENEVA V., d. 22 Oct 1966; aged 87 yrs, 10 mo, 27 days; born in Mound City, Missouri. The facts fit Genevera Vestella Mackey Keithly, wife of Joel Levi Keithly.

KEITHLY, GRIFFIN S., d. 27 Nov 1927 of stroke; aged 81 yrs, 3 mo., 19 days, b. Missouri; husband of Maggie Keithly.

KEITHLY, HOWARD E., c. 18 Dec 1965; aged 73 yrs, 8 mo, 14 days; wife was Cora Ann.

KEITHLY, JOEL LEVI, d. 18 May 1937; aged 60 years, 2 mo., 7 days; wive was Geneive Keithly.

KEITHLEY, JOHN C., d. 24 March 1929; aged 35 yrs, 6 mo, 16 days; born Midvale, Idaho; died pneumonia; His son was John Keithly, Jr.

KEITHLEY, JOHN D., d. 25 Nov 1906; aged 57 yrs, 9 mo, 13 days; born Browning, Mo; wife was Seppie Evans.

KEITHLY, JULIA, d. 24 Feb 1911 of heart trouble; aged 13 yrs, 11 months, 8 days; born Midvale, Idaho; daughter of Walter and Janey Keithly.

KEITHLEY, LARRY K., d. 26 Dec 1963; aged 2 days; born in Council, Idaho; twin to Linda Keithley; son of Howard Jo and Vivian Keithley.

KEITHLEY, LENA MAY,d. 6 Dec 1920; aged 21 days, 7 mo, 25 days (as written), father was Neece???? wife of Claude Keithley.

KEITHLY, MAGGIE TABITHA, d. 1 Dec 1912; aged 67 yrs, 9 mo, 9 days; born Missouri; wife of Grif Keithly.

KEITHLEY, SUSAN SEPRETA, d. 16 July 1959; aged 93 yrs, 0 mo, 13 days;born Princetown, Mo; maiden name was Susan Evans.

KEITHLY, WALTER BRYAN, d. 29 Jan 1911 of Dropsey; aged 10 yrs, 7 mo, 22 days; born Midvale, Idaho; son of Walter and Janey Keithly.

KEITHLY, WALTER G., d 22 Jan 1954; aged 80 yrs, 4 mo, 12 days,; born Texas; son of Griffin and Margaret Keithly.

MACKEY, ANNA M., d. 17 March 1888; aged 33 yrs, 1 mo, 6 days; wife of Thomas Mackey. Born in Holt Co., MO; her father was Socrates Moore, who according to the book "Gone Home", a book of cemeteries of Holt Co., MO, is buried in a cemetery at Nampa, Idaho. She is the mother of Genevra Vestella Mackey Keithly and Clarence Mackey buried in Eastside Cemetery at Midvale. She died giving birth to twins, a boy and a girl. The boy died. The daughter is Anna E. Mackey who m. Elbridge Pickett. She also died giving birth and is buried in Eastside Cemetery, Midvale.

MACKEY, BABY, d 1899; stillborn; born Midvale, Idaho; baby of Thos and Lucy Mackey.

MACKEY, MARY, d. 17 Dec 1884; aged 71 yrs, 6 mo, 27 days; born Missouri; wife of Thomas Mackey. Mary Jones Mackey was the first adult buried in Keithly Creek Cemetery. There was a baby buried there before her. Mary Jones Mackey was b. 20 May 1813. Her husband Thomas Mackey is buried in Caton Cemetery, Holt Co., MO

MACKEY, TOMMY, no death date, abt. 8 yrs old, born Midvale, Idaho; son of Tom and Lucy Mackey. Probably this is Thomas Griffin Mackey, b. 5 Feb 1891, d. 19 Oct 1906, son of Thomas Mackey and his first wife Mary . Father Thomas m. 2nd Lucy Keithly. With two wives he had 14 children. He is buried at Hanford, CA.

MC CREA, BABY, not named; d. 19 Oct 1885; aged 1 day old; born Midvale, Idaho; parents were James and Malinda McCrea

MC CREA, TWIN GIRLS, (stillborn) born and dide 30 Sept 1886; born Midvale, Idaho; parents were James and Malinda McCrea.

MC CREA, JAMES, d. 3 Aug 1894, of T.B. of bowels; aged 44 yrs, 4 mo, 1 day; born Sangman Co., Ill; His wife was Malinda Hopper; His son was John McCrea.

MICKEY, NONA HARRIET, d. 28 May 1938; aged 74 yrs old; Her maiden name was Nona Hicks.

MURPHY, BABY (male)-stillborn; d. 6 Nov 1920 in Midvale, Idaho; parents were Henry and Mae Murphy.

MURPHY, LAURA MAY, d. 19 Nov 1959; aged 69 yrs, 6 mo, 18 days; born Fairview, Kansas; wife of Henry Murphy.

QUALLS, JOSEPH STEWART, d. 24 Oct 1944 from wounds in action; aged 24 yrs, 7 mo, 24 days; born in Ontario, Oregon; He is the son of Oscoe Qualls.

QUALLS, MATHEW HOLFORD, d. 1 Dec 1944, killed in action; aged 26 yrs, 10 mo, 11 days; born Payette, Idaho; Son of Oscoe Qualls.

QUALLS, PAUL DELBERT, d. 15 Oct 1931 of lukemia; aged 4 yrs, 4 mo, 15 days; born Malheur Co., Oregon; son of E.C. Qualls.

POTTER, BESSIE MAY, d. 4 Oct 1956; aged 79 yrs, 1 mo., 28 days; born Mercer Co., MO; wife of W.F. Potter; maiden name is Bessie May Hopper.

POTTER, BESSIE NORMA, d. 30 March 1915; aged 9 mo, 12 days; born Midvale, Idaho; daughter of W.F. Potter.

POTTER, FRANCIS MILFORD, d. 6 March 1961; born Midvale, Idaho; aged 54 yrs, 8 mo, 29 days; husband of Mamie Potter

POTTER, WILLIAM FRANCIS, d. 3 Jan 1962; aged 85 yrs, 5 mo, 10 days; born Grundy Co., Mo.

RANDLEMAN, ROSE,  d. 5 June 1914 of childbirth; aged 34 yrs, 8 mo, 1 day; born Midvale, Idaho; maiden name was Hix K. Randleman.

REAVIS, ELSTON C., d. 5 March 1890, aged 4 mo, 14 days; son of C.T. and B.E. Reavis; born Midvale, Idaho; died of strangulation.

ROBINSON, BABY, no dates.

SEID, BABY BOY, no name, d. Apr 1910, premature, aged 4 days; born Midvale, Idaho; son of W.L. Seid and Mary Mackey Seid.

SHROPSHIRE, H.A., d. January 1944, aged 74 years.

SMITH, JAMES OLIVER, d. 6 July 1962, aged 85 yrs, 7 mo, 2 days; born Illinois; husband of Alice Keithly Smith.

SNIDER, LILLIAN, d. 12 May 1912, pneumonia; aged 1 yr, 2 mo; born Midvale, Idaho. Her brother is Charles Snider.

SNIDER, LYDIA ELIZABETH, d. 13 Feb 1919 of Spinal Meningitis; aged 42 yrs, 4 mo, 0 days; maiden name was Elizabeth Shelton.

SNIDER, MARVIN EIDES, d. 12 Aug 1922 of kidney trouble; aged 1 mo; born Midvale, Idaho; son of Charles Snider.

SNIDER, NELLIE IRENE, d. 2 June 1960; aged 61 yrs; born in Salubria, Idaho; wife of Charles Snider; her maiden name was Nellie Parker. Nellie is Nellie PARKE. She is the d/o Seth Thomas Parke and his wife Romancy Vale Parke who are buried in the Cambridge Cemetery. Seth's first wife is buried in the Salubria Cemetery.

SNIDER, NORMAN KEITH, d. 31 Jan 1936 of scarlet fever; aged 2 yrs, 5 mo, 9 days; born Weiser, Idaho; son of Floyd and Myrtle Snider.

STEWART, ELLA VIRA, d. 4 May 1944 of old age; aged 98 yrs, 7 mo, 24 days; born Holt Co., Missouri; her maiden name was Ella Vira Mackey. Her son's name is L.E. Stewart. She went by the name Ella all her life but her real name was Malinda Elvira born 30 Dec 1846 in Hannibal, Marion Co., Mo. She was the daughter of Mary Mackey, the sister of Thomas Mackey mentioned as the husband of Anna and Lucy and a sister of Nancy Wiggins and also of Ruth McRoberts who is buried in the Weiser Cemetery. Sons were Freeman and Louis Stewart.

STEWART, JAMES AUSTIN, d. 22 Apr 1916 of cancer; aged 72 yrs, 10 mo, 10 day; born Franklin Co., Mo., son of L.E. Stewart. (Married). Husband of Ella, father of L.E. Stewart. He was 72 years, 1 month, 10 days old when he died. This information was give to me by Ella Stewart herself.

STRONG, TWIN BOYS, born and died same day, no dates, born Midvale, Idaho; sons of Jess and Dessie Strong.

STRONG, WANDA M., d. 3 Oct 1931, aged 6 days; born Midvale, Idaho; daughter of Jess and Dessie Strong.

SURDAM, LAURA, d. 13 Feb 1932; aged 75 yrs. Her maiden name was Laura Wiggins. Wife of Truman Surdam, buried East Side Cemetery.

TAYLOR, EVA MAY, d. May 1937; aged 68 yrs, 8 mo; born Kansas; died of a stroke; maiden name was Eva May Lupher.

TAYLOR, JASPER J.; d. 8 June 1931 in a car wreck; aged 23 yrs, 10 mo, 1 day; born Whitehall, Montana; husband of Myrtle Roberts; son of Charlie and Eva Taylor.

TOWELL, ALEXANDER, d. 6 March 1922; aged 86 yrs, 10 mo, 6 days; born in Missouri; His sons were Frank, Richard, and Otho Towell.

TOWELL, BABY BOY; d. 31 Jan 1903; aged 1 day; born Midvale, Idaho; Son of Otho and Ella Towell.

TOWELL, BABY BOY, STILLBORN, born and died 1889, Midvale, Idaho; son of Thomas Towell.

TOWELL, CYNTHIA ELLA, d. 25 May 1946; aged 74 years, 10 mo, 7 days; wife of Otho Towell.

TOWELL, DUANE HICKS, d. 12 Apr 1938; premature; aged 1 day; born Midvale, Idaho; son of Hicks and Leta Towell.

TOWELL, EMILY, no death date, aged 78 yrs, 7 mo, 28 days; maiden name was Emily Fletcher.

TOWELL, FRANK, d. 18 Dec 1944; aged 67 yrs, 1 mo, 18 days; born Princeton, Mo., his daughter is Eva Qualls.

TOWELL, HARRY EDWARD, d. 22 July 1917; aged 14 yrs, 11 mo, 22 days; born Midvale, Idaho; son of Frannk and Nellye Towell

TOWELL, HOWARD, no dates.

TOWELL, NORA REED, d. 29 Nov 1895; aged 22 yrs old; wife of William Towell. Her maiden name was Nora Reed.

TOWELL, OTHO, d. 7 Aug 1961; aged 86 yrs, 9 mo, 14 days; born Princeton, MO. his sons were Henry and Marvin Towell.

TOWELL, ROSA NELLYE, d. 17 Feb 1950 of cancer; aged 70 yrs, 1 mo, 17 days; born Stockton, Kansas; maiden name was Rosa Nellye Hicks. Her daughter is Eva Qualls.

ULMER, MILDRED MAY, d. 14 Aug 1942; aged 41 yrs, 7 mo; born in Forest City, Mo; maiden name was Mildred May Plummer; died of uruic poisoning.

WHITLOW, BABY, no name, no dates.

WIGGINS, GENE, born and died 11 March 1930, stillborn, born Midvale, Idaho, son of Homer Wiggins.

WIGGINS, NANCY, d. 28 May 1912; aged 75 yrs, 3 mo, 11 days; born in Missouri; wife of William Wiggins. Nancy Elizabeth Mackey Wiggins was b. 16 Feb 1837 in Pike Co., MO. She came to Washington co., ID in 1877. She is the d/o Thomas Mackey and Mary Jones Mackey.

WIGGINS, WILLIAM, d. 2 March 1908; aged 77 yrs, 4 mo, 20 days; born Missouri; his son is Edward Wiggins. William Wiggins was b. 22 Oct 1830 in Sardis, Marion Co., KY. He moved with his brothers to Missouri ca. 1850. The Wiggins arrived in Middle Valley in the summer of 1877. That fall on 19 Oct. their youngest daughter Elizabeth was born. She was the third white child born in Middle Valley. The first was Charles Reed. The second was Joel Levi Keithly.

WIGGINS, WILLIAM E(Erasmus)., d. 1952; aged 72 yrs; born Missouri. Born in Richardson County, Nebraska. He died in 1932. I have a picture of his tombstone and it says 1932. I also went to his funeral. He is the son of Nancy and William and is Edward's brother. He is also a brother of Anna Tinsley who is buried in Eastside Cemetery. Also a brother of Laura Wiggins Surdam who is buried in Keithly Creek Cemetery.

YOUNG, ALBERT (Bertie), d. 12 July 1917, of sunstroke; aged 35 yrs, 11 mo, 9 days.


WALKER, LORETTA ELLEN, b. 24 Nov 1858, Died 23 Aug 1891

"They steered their course to the same quiet shore. Not parted long and now to part no more"

WALKER, CHAS., Born 11 April 1890, Died 2 Jan 1919

WALKER, ANDERSON, Born 14 April 1833, Died 12 March 1901

WALKER, MARGARET, wife of a Walker, Born 22 Oct 1831, Died 22 June 1900

WALKER, JAMES, Born 16 July 1853, Died 12 May 1897

MOSSMAN, INFANT SON, Son of Wm and Margaret A. Mossman, no dates, but this verse, "Weep not father and Mother for me, For I am Waiting in glory for thee"

WALKER, KATIE B., wife of John Walker, Born 5 Sept1876, Died 12 Aug 1895

ALLEN, DUDLEY, Born 1837, Died 1904

ALLEN, FRANCES E.,  Born 1851, Died 1915

PATTERSON, EMMA S., Wife of C.W. Patterson, Born 15 April1860, Died 3 Oct 1916

MOSSMAN, JOHN R., son of L.F. and E.L. Mossman, 1year, 8 mo 5 days, Died 17 Dec 1908

WALKER, WM. H., Born 18 April 1855, Died 30 Aug 1924. Verse, "Mark the perfect man and behold the ----? for the end of that man is peace."


MOSSMAN, WILLIAM JR., 10 July 1892