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Submitted: 8/18/08 • Approved: 8/29/08 • Last Updated: 3/23/17 • R21920-G21919-S3
Gravestone Inscription: No gravestone is visible; there is a funeral home marker at the base of a wooden cross with the hand-written name, "Anna Savage." The wooden cross is inscribed with "Anna Savage
B. June 17, 1840; D. Jan.12, 1907
Note: The Alma cemetery and Buckskin cemetery are one in the same. The cemetery was originally called the Buckskin cemetery because it was located next to the original town of Buckskin Joe, now a ghost town. President Theodore Roosevelt approved the land grant for the cemetery to be used by Alma residents on 3/21/1902, Patent No. 1638.
Source: The following was taken from the Fairplay Flume Newspaper (Fairplay, Park County) dated January 18, 1907 page 1.
MRS. ANNA SAVAGE.
Mrs. Anna Savage, one of the pioneers of Alma, died Saturday, January 12, after a brief illness. The lady had not been in good health for years, suffering from stomach trouble.
Alma has lost one of her most respected citizens and one of her benefactors to many.
Mrs. Anna Savage, nee Graetz, was born in the city of Berlin, capital of Germany, the 17th of June, 1840, as the daughter of G. Graetz, a high Prussian custom house officer. After the death of her parents, she emigrated to America, where two brothers had preceded her, locating first in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and afterwards in Chicago. In 1870, as governess in the family of President McKindley of the Globe Life Insurance company of Chfeugo (sic) she came to the (sic) that time established colony of Colorado Springs, where in 1873 she married Mr. Franklin Savage. In the same year, they moved to Park county, locating first at Quartzville during the Mt. Lincoln excitement. After Alma was started, they settled at this place, where Mrs. Savage was mostly engaged in the hotel business.
Mrs. Savage was a kindhearted woman, ready to help at all times, and many mourn her loss. The great esteem in which the deceased was held was shown by the large attendance at the Mission Chapel when Rev. Johnson preached of Fairplay preached the funeral sermon. The remains were interred in Buckskin cemetery.
Besides the bereaved husband, Mrs. Savage leaves her only sister, Mrs. Mary Neuhaus, and her nephew, Judge Neuhaus of Alma, to mourn her loss, besides many nephews and nieces in New York, Indiana and Kentucky.
Requiescat in pace.
Contributed on 8/18/08 by southparkperils
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