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Submitted: 1/5/09 • Approved: 1/14/09 • Last Updated: 3/23/17 • R22203-G0-S3
Gravestone Inscription: Brother Solon A. Everett 1856- 1921
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 November 11, 1921.
Solon Al Everett died at Fairplay, Colorado, Oct. 22, 1921. He was born in Bowling Green, Ohio Sept. 15, 1857. He came to Alma, Colo. When a young (sic) and followed mining, he was always a booster for the camp. He was a friendly-familiar character and will be greatly missed from the community.
He leaves two sisters, Mrs. W.J. Gasser, Parilding, Ohio, and Mrs. Williams, Cleaving, Ohio, also three nieces, Mrs. June Steward and Mrs. Frances Sowash Los Angeles, Calif. and Mrs. C.C. Tuttle, Bananza (sic) Colo.
The funeral was held at the Everett hall in Alma Monday Oct. 24th, Rev. Clinchy conducting the services. The remains were laid to rest in the Alma cemetery. To those who mourn his death we extend our sympathy.
Contributed on 1/5/09 by southparkperils
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