OGEMAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN

TUCKER CEMETERY


Tucker Cemetery is located in Rose Township, Ogemaw County, Michigan; Township 24 North, Range 3 East, Section 27--the southwest corner of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter. Driving directions are: west side of Trail Road, one and one half miles north of Rose City Road going west of Rose City. This description, taken from a 1963 copy of "Michigana", best describes the cemetery: "This old cemetery is located in the Ogemaw Hills area several miles north of West Branch, the County Seat, of Ogemaw County. This is the old lumbering territory and the plains are now covered with second growth jack pines and other trees. The written records of burials burned and only these few stones remain. There also are a few wooden ones that have weathered smooth."

The cemetery has been a party spot for teens for many years so most tombstones have now been destroyed or removed. In recent years a group of local citizens, including the Rose City Historical Society, have taken it upon themselves to clean up this cemetery. Dead trees have been removed and the area has been mowed. New wooden crosses have been placed on graves where burials are known, but depressions in the earth speak of many unmarked burials. This cemetery is among the earliest in Ogemaw County.

Anyone knowing of additional burials in the cemetery is asked to send the information to The Rose City Historical Society, Post Office Box 736, Rose City, MI 48654

Name
DOB
DOD
Additional Info
ASAHEL ATHERTONCA1818March 6, 1884Aged 67 Years
*PEARL BARBER* (possibly here)1891July 27, 1891Age 2 Months-Daughter of Oliver
POLLY B. BORDENAugust 2, 1814February 23, ????N/A
HENRY BORDENMarch 18, 1879May 19, 1879Infant son of Hiram & Hanna
CLAUDIE BROOKSAugust 20, 1885September 2, 1886Son of H.F. & S. Brooks
*JOHN CASALINE* (possibly here)1830June, 1885Age 55
OVANDA CRIPPENCA1832February 20, 1883Age 52 Years, 3 Months, 2 Days
JULIA CRIPPENCA1865July 18, 1882Age 16 Years, 11 Months-Daughter of G. & O.
*EDNA FLORENCE HALL* (possibly here)1883June 5, 1888Age 5-Daughter of Ellsworth
*ELLSWORTH W. HALL* (possibly here)1872September 22, 1888Age 16-Son of Ellsworth
*RUBEN HALL* (possibly here)1821November 23, 1883Age 62
*WILLIAM LEO HUNT* (possibly here)1890December 28, 1891Age 1-Son of William
*FRANK J. SMITH* (possibly here)1890August 15, 1890Age 5 Months-Son of Herbert

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