New Home Cemetery - Cherokee County OK

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    New Home Cemetery - Cherokee County OK

    Post by Admin on Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:34 am

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GScid=319960&CRid=319960&pt=New%20Home%20Cemetery&

    This is the other Peggs cemetery (that I know of). I believe it was once a private family cemetery owned by the TImmons Family. I'm not sure when they opened it up to others - before or after the tornado. Now days I believe you have to live in Peggs &/or have family buried here. All I know is I do have family buried here so I could be buried here if I wanted.

    I've walked this cemetery several times. The first time I noticed several people, including almost entire families, with the death date of 5/2/1920. Then I learned there was a tornado that basically wiped out the entire town. All these years later they still haven't really recovered. There's a post office. There's a couple of restaurants. There's a convenience/grocery store. There's a couple of gas stations. Recently they got a Dollar General. That's about it.

    I think I got everybody here? Their rows aren't exactly straight. So it's possible I could've missed a few.

    There's only one unknown (so far). And I added him: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=95730812. If anybody can help me figure out last name & full dates that would be awesome. Wink

    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~timmons/history.html
    http://www3.gendisasters.com/oklahoma/11156/peggs-ok-devestating-tornado-may-1920

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