LOCKRIDGE, JAMES L. - Park County, Colorado | JAMES L. LOCKRIDGE - Colorado Gravestone Photos


Alma Cemetery
Park County,

Gravestone Inscription: Funeral Home Marker reads: Dock Lockridge

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 September 2, 1910, page 1.


James L. Lockridge, better known as Dock, died at the County Hospital the morning of Aug 31st in his 67th year, after a lingering illness brought on by a stoke of paralysis. Mr. Lockridge came to this County about 1875 and at once took up the pursuit of mining. He made several rich strikes but lost most of it in new ventures.
He was a native of Virginia and together with his five brothers, served in the Confederate Army.
His general and genial nature made him beloved by all. He was the last surviving member of his family but leaves a host of friends to mourn his death.
At his request he was laid to rest in Buckskin cemetery, Alma, close to where he resided for thirty years. W.A. Schaub, a young Presbyterian Theological student from Pennsylvania, conducted the funeral services yesterday.

Contributed on 3/15/09 by southparkperils
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Submitted: 3/15/09 • Approved: 3/16/09 • Last Updated: 3/23/17 • R22424-G0-S3

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