Eiland Cemetery

 

Revised April 2, 2009

 

The following was organized for posting to the Internet by James A. Riley.

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Copyright 2009 by James A. Riley

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The Eiland Cemetery is located three miles west and one-quarter mile north of Arch, New Mexico in the eastern part of Roosevelt County. Mr. Thomas C. Eiland donated the land on which the cemetery is located. He lived one-quarter mile south of the cemetery location and had a country store and Post Office in his home. The Eiland Post Office operated from 1909-1918. The Eiland School was also located near the Eiland Store and Post Office.

 

The Eiland Cemetery record of graves was originally developed by the Portales, NM Chapter of the D.A.R. sometime in the 1960s. Those participating in the inventory included: Mrs. Douglas Stone, Mrs. Joe Evans and Mrs. Frank Kelt all of Portales, NM.

There are several unmarked graves in this cemetery and their names and locations were given by Mrs. Scott Davis and her mother-in-law, Mrs. W.O. Davis, Sr.; both long time residents of the Arch community and now deceased.

 

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 34.1169, Longitude: 103.195

 

Alphabetical listing of names:

 

Angel, P.................................. Unmarked, south of the two Hassell graves.

 

Beacham, Salina...................... Born March 17, 1908, age 74 years.

 

Bell, infant............................... Unmarked, first grave north and west of entrance gate.

 

Biggs, infant............................. Unmarked, first grave north of Preston Copeland

 

Black...................................... Unmarked, metal fence enclosed, east of Burrows grave.

 

Broadhead, Jonathan C........... Born April 29, 1839, died March 14, 1915. Footstone inscription: Co K, 12 Kan. Inf.

 

Brown..................................... Unmarked, west of Crosby graves.

 

Buckner ................................. Unmarked, enclosure just north of Isabel Swindle.

 

Burks, Vice............................. 1842-1935 (Her record is on the same stone as that of her sister, Liz Tisdale. Vice and Liz were daughters of Mary "Polly" (Haller) Cannon and Alfred Easton Cannon. Laura Vice married Isham Peter Burks. Sarah Elizabeth "Liz" married a Tisdale but his given name is unknown. Liz Tisdale lived for many years near Texico, NM and Farwell, TX and wanted to be buried with her sister, so she moved to Arch where she lived for about three years before her death. Mrs. M.O. Pate (Minnie Burks Pate) and Mrs. J.S. Riley (Ima Orene Walker Riley), both long time Arch residents, were grand daughters of Laura Vice Burks.

 

Burrows, John O..................... Born February 4, 1848, died May 12, 1914

 

Unknown grave....................... Unmarked, south of John O. Burrows

 

Byars, Glenn............................ Son of George and Mattie Byars, died February 10, 1908, age three months, 12 days.

 

Copeland, Emily Adelia........... Died January 11, 1958, age 86 years, one month, 23 days.

 

Copeland, Lela May................ Born April 9, 1922, died August 14, 1924.

 

Copeland, Preston B............... Born May 1, 1873, died May 2, 1936.

 

Copeland, William E................ Born February 9, 1870, died November 14, 1928.

 

Cosby, Louis........................... Died 1942

 

Cosby..................................... Two unmarked graves south of Louis Cosby

 

Unknown graves...................... Unable to tell if five or six children and/or infant graves in a row north of the English infant's grave.

 

Cox......................................... Unmarked, (Mrs. W.O. Davis believed this was a Cox grave)

 

Davis, Jeanetta........................ Born February 15, 1914, died January 21, 1933. (First wife of Scott Davis)

 

Davis, Mary Jo........................ Born January 15, 1933, died January 17, 1933 (Baby daughter of Scott Davis and Jeanetta Davis)

 

Davis, William O. III................ May 3, 1932 - June 8, 1991

 

English, infant........................... Unmarked, enclosed with wooden fence

 

Graham, J.P............................ Unmarked, south of Jeanetta & Mary Jo Davis' graves

 

Harrison, Gordon.................... August 27, 1922 - December 14, 1999

 

Harrison, Jared Ben................. March 15, 1976 - December 24, 1999

 

Haskew, Clarence D............... December 18, 1898 January 4, 1968

 

Haskew, Clayton Dee.............. March 14, 1928 November 29, 2005

 

Haskew, Clinton...................... August 15, 1937 (no death date)

 

Haskew, Ollie Belle................. February 23, 1910 February 13, 1939

 

Hassell, Sarah F...................... Died February 24, 1940, age 83 years, five months, 26 days

 

Hassell, William W.................. Died March 18, 1936, age 94 years

 

Kirkpatrick, Glen..................... 1914 2007 (No stone: has a funeral home marker)

 

Mitchell, B.F........................... 1866 - 1938

 

Neal, Roderic William.............. November 24, 1960 - July 8, 1998

 

Newton, Rev. J.G.................... June 4, 1856 - March 27, 1916

 

Ordonez, Ramona G. De......... May 19, 1928 - August 28, 2001 (Inscription: Querida Esposa Madre y Abuelita)

 

Penson.................................... Unmarked child's grave east of Watkins infant

 

Reddy, Annie R....................... August 6, 1849 April 26, 1935

 

Reddy, S. George ................... August 1, 1851 November 19, 1931

Married December 18, 1876

 

Smith, Delinia Ann................... Died June 10, 1944, age 98 years

 

Smith, James P........................ April 29, 1832 - January 28, 1914

 

Smith, Theodore...................... October 10, 1888 - August 19, 1908

 

Stalkup, infant.......................... Unmarked grave of Mrs. Edith Stalkup's baby. Located south of Angel grave.

 

Stanford, William C................. 1830 - 1911

 

Unknown grave....................... Unmarked infant's grave next to Stanford

 

Stovall..................................... Unmarked grave, rock covered, east of Haskew graves

 

Stovall, E................................. Unmarked, south of Wimberly grave

 

Swindle, Isabel........................ January 28, 1850 - January 30, 1929

 

Tisdale, Liz.............................. 1839 - 1932 (See above record of Vice Burks for more information)

 

Townsend, Marlon P............... 1901 - 1923

 

Townsend, Joseph B............... Born February 6, 1868, died November 1, 1918

 

Unknown grave....................... Unmarked grave next to Joseph B. Townsend

 

Wade, Eula............................. 1906 - 1940, Wife of W.L. Wade

 

Wade, W.C............................ Infant son of W.L. and Eula Wade, March 6, 1937 - March 12, 1937 (Located north of Tisdale grave)

 

Watkins, Vernon Ray.............. Born August 25, 1933, died August 26, 1933

 

Wimberly................................ Unmarked

 

Wortham, Dovie Lott............... August 15, 1882 - October 2, 1912

 

Unknown graves...................... Two unmarked infant graves north of Wortham

 

 

 

 

 

 

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