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John William Cuddeback - Burial Site?

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John William Cuddeback - Burial Site?

Posted: 1288019259000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cuddeback, Sweetman, Cheney, Richards
John William Cuddeback
Birth: Nov. 18, 1845 - Springfield, Sangamen, Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 1915 - Winnemucca, Humboldt, Nevada, USA

Where is the Physical Gravesite (Cemetery, Plot Number, ect.?) of
John William Cuddeback?

Married to Sara Elizabeth Sweetman
(Nov. 11, 1856 - Dec. 19, 1943)
Red Bluff, Tehama, California, USA , 1874

John William Cuddeback is my Great grand Father. My Maternal Grand mother, Grace Beebe Cuddeback Cheney is one of his daughters.
Non-verified Genealogy Records indicate that John William Cuddeback died in Winnemucca, Nevada, on Apr. 13, 1915, and was buried in the Winnemucca City Cemetery.

I have contacted the Humboldt County Clerk/Recorder's Office in Winnemucca for any information available regarding John's Burial site. Their Office indicates they have no record of his death or burial in their files although they maintain the death notices and burial at the City Cemetery. There are however, several recordings of Cuddeback deaths - that of children.

I have research Microfilm of the Humboldt Star, the Newspaper of Record for the area, at the time John's death and could find no obituary or Notice of Death in that publication.

I have contacted in person, the Grounds Keeper of the City Cemetery located within Winnemucca south side of Winnemucca Blvd at the Southwest area of the city. There is no listing of John in his records. Also, I have walked the extent of the cemetery and was unable to locate a headstone.

In earlier days, the first cemetery in Winnemucca was located in the area of "Pioneer Park". Due to expansion of the Rail Tracks and sidings a number of years back, the cemetery was closed, and after great effort, the remains of those buried there were dis-interned and the majority re-interned at the "new" cemetery located in the south west of town (current). Highway 95 is located on the east side of the Park. At the time of John's death, burials took place at both cemeteries.

I have talked to a volunteer, who had a number of years experience, at the Historic Center, located near the Pioneer Park and learned that there were rumors that perhaps all the graves in the old cemetery may not have been relocated and that the possibility exist that there are still a few graves still under earth at Pioneer Park. It should be mentioned that the park is a large facility with ball fields, walkways, parking lots and grass areas.

Also nearby, toward the south east of the Park is the reminence of a Cemetery with several headstones of those in the military - possible a Veterans Cemetery. The grounds are ill kept and it appears that most headstones/markers are missing.

All and any information regarding the death and burial of John William Cuddeback, will be greatly appreciated.

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