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Submitted: 1/5/09 • Approved: 1/14/09 • Last Updated: 3/23/17 • R22202-G0-S3
Gravestone Inscription: Corpl. W.V. Barclay CO. F. 13 ILL. CAV.
Note: The Alma cemetery and Buckskin cemetery are one in the same. The cemetery was originally called the Buckskin cemetery because it was 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 April 17, 1884 page 1.
William Barclay, a miner long employed on the London, died of consumption at Alma on Sunday evening last and was buried on the following day. He was much esteemed by his associates on the mines, who attended the funeral at Mission Chapel in a body. Barclay was a soldier during the rebellion and J. Marshall Paul, post of the G.A.R. also turned out at his funeral. He was about 86 years of age and a former resident of Illinois, where his family received notice of his death.
Contributed on 1/5/09 by southparkperils
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