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BONANZA CEMETRY

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Bonanza Cemetery

Bonanza, Wyoming today is a ghost town.  Nothing remains except the cemetery.  Early settlers (mid 1880’s) in this part of the Big Horn Basin discovered a natural oil seep which was used to lubricate their wagon wheels.  Hopes and rumors ran high that a “Bonanza” oil field had indeed been found but drilling rigs came and within a few years left the area.  The only remnants of the town are the cemetery and the postoffice which was moved to “Old Trail Town” near Cody, Wyoming.  Those buried here were mostly original settlers or their next generation.

Location: The Bonanza Cemetery is located about 8 miles west of Hyattville at the junction of Hwy 31 and Road 31 ½.   Turn south on Road 31 1/2  and look for the fenced cemetery on the west side of the road.

 

Diehl, Baby

26 Sept 1902 

Age one month at death

Boyd, Delvina Pearl

May 26, 1882 - August 31 1925

Delvina is the Daughter of WIlliam Andrew Rettinghouse

Madden, Pete

? - 1893

Based on information in Goodbye, Judge Lynch , John W. Davis, University of Oklahoma Press, pp. 26-29, Pete Madden was killed in the spring of 1893.

Madden, Brother of Pete

 

Based on information in Goodbye, Judge Lynch , John W. Davis, University of Oklahoma Press, pp. 26-29, Pete Madden had a brother named Tom who lived near Bonanza, making it probable that this is Tom Madden's grave.

Mayer, Baby

No Information available

Mayer, Donna Jean

1828 -1929

Mayer, Mavin I.

1927

Mayer, Nora Rose

1903 - 1917

Mayer, Robert I

1930

Mayer, Pearl

1908 - 1910

Mayer, Samuel

1915

Mayer, Vera M

1925

Mayer, Vernon I

1925

Winona Mary

1933 - 1933

McDermott, Baby

 

Based on information in Goodbye, Judge Lynch , John W. Davis, University of Oklahoma Press, pp. 26-29, there is a high proabbility that "Baby McDermott" is the McDermott's eldest child Phil who was born July 17, 1889 and died on April 1, 1891 at the age of 1year, 8 months and 14days.

McDermott, Mr

Based on information in Goodbye, Judge Lynch , John W. Davis, University of Oklahoma Press, pp. 26-29, it is probable that Mrs. McDermott's given name is "Mary".

McDermott, Mrs

Based on information in Goodbye, Judge Lynch , John W. Davis, University of Oklahoma Press, pp. 26-29, it is probable that Mrs. McDermott's given name is "Mary".

Paumer, Baby

1914 - 1914

Paumer, John B

1910 - 1981

Paumer, Josephine

1874 - 1928

Paumer, WIlliam

1858 - 1940

Paumer, Mike A

1907 - 1988

Rettinghouse, Dora E

1892 - 1918

Rettinghouse, Elizabeth L

1863 - 1894

Mother of Pencil Rettinghouse

Rettinghouse, Encil A

1888 - 1903

Son of Elizabeth Rettinghouse

Rettinghouse, JF

Rettinghouse, John

1870 - 1936

1870 - 26 Nov 1936; Age 57 years; Burial not confirmed.

Rettinghouse, M

 

No dates available

Rettinghouse, Mary E

12 Oct 1909 - 20 June 1918

Rettinghouse, William Andrew

1853 - 12 June 1931

Rettinghouse, William

8 May 1913 - 27 Jan 1919

 

Sheldon, Sam

No dates available

Taylor, ?

An adult unmarked grave next to Charles Taylor

Taylor, Charles E

4 Oct 1889 - 10 June 1900

Taylor, Lon

No dates available

Rettinghouse, Mary E Duplicate