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Franklin SAVAGE

Alma Cemetery
Park County,

Gravestone Inscription: Franklin Savage; CO. B. 2 Ind. Cav.

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 September 17, 1909 page 1


The funeral of Franklin Savage was held at the Chapel in Alma on Wednesday of last week. The remains of the deceased soldier were laid in state in the Mission chapel. Service was held a 2 o’clock, Rev. Titmarsh preaching the funeral sermon. Senator Moynahan spoke in behalf of the Grand Army of the Republic. Mr. Moynahan, who was a comrade with the deceased, eulogized in a well chosen speech the merits of his soldiers, not dwelling alone on his merits as a soldier, but as a man among men. The funeral was largely attended, Mr. Savage having been a resident of Alma ever since 1872, and was widely known all over the county. The remaining members the G.A. R. turned out in full force. Among others, Capt. Jas. Moynahan, Joseph Sykes, Mathew Baker, James Marshall, Mr. Hickey, Felix McLaughlin, J.G. Brooks, and Judge O’Brien. Senator Moynahan especially showed his respects to the departed brother and comrade by having the flag at his residence at half mast.
Mr. Savage was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1846. After the war, he moved west, first going to Arizona and New Mexico, afterwards coming to Colorado and was one of the contractors on the Ute Pass road in 1872. He came to Alma and at once engaged in mining. He was married the same year at Colorado Springs to Miss Ana (sic) Graetz. His wife preceeded (sic) him in death, Jan. 14th 1906. His earthly remains were laid at rest by the side of his wife at the Alma cemetery, a huge cortege of friends of the deceased following to the grounds. Attorney Chas. A.Wilkin had charge of the obsequies. Nothing is known about Mr. Savage’s relations. The only relatives are by his marriage, his wife’s sister, Mrs. Mary Neuhaus and Judge Neuhaus of Alma.
Mr. Savage served in Company B, Second Regiment, Indiana Cavalry, McCook’s Division, Cavalry Army Corps.

Contributed on 8/18/08 by southparkperils
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Submitted: 8/18/08 • Approved: 8/29/08 • Last Updated: 3/23/17 • R21921-G0-S3

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