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Basinger Cemetery is located on U.S. Highway 98, 15 miles N.W. of Okeechobee City, near the the village of Basinger.

Evergreen Cemetery is located on Cemetery Road, 1 mile east of U.S. Highway 441 and 4 miles north of Okeechobee City.

Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery is just east of the intersection on Highway 70 and 441.

Ft. Drum Cemetery is located about 17 miles north of Okeechobee City near U.S. Highway 441.

 

Ft. Kissimmee Cemetery
Avon Park, Highlands County, Florida

Submitted by Shirley Dooley on November 21, 2001.

This cemetery was surveyed May 2001. It is located inside the Avon Park Bombing Range on the Kissimmee River. About a 30 minute ride from the front gate. This was settlers for that area. The government moved everyone out just before the war in 1942. Family of these settlers have been buried here since then.

The story goes that back around about 1890, John Sheffield and a man named Shaw were working on the school house at Fort Kissimmee, where they lived. They got into a violent argument about something. They both got their shotguns and shot each other. John's two small boys stood and watched. They were John Lewis and Tom Sheffield. The families of the two men built coffins from the lumber being used on the school house and they were the first to be buried in the Fort Kissimmee Cemetery.

Name 

Birth  Death Other Information

Allaman, Patricia Ann

Infant

Bennett

child

Boney, Albert

Adult

Boney, Andrew W.

March 2, 1868  January 10, 1964

Boney, Archie B.

March 11, 1889 August 30, 1987

Boney, Bethel

Infant

Boney, Cornelius

Infant

Boney, Dave

twin

Boney, Dave

twin

Boney, D. W. (Dave)

1874  1923

Boney, Dock

Adult

Boney, Martha

Adult, Wife of Dock

Boney, Eva

Infant

Boney, George W.  

March 22, 1877 February 4, 1974

Boney, Ida Tomlinson  

October 4, 1888 January 19, 1924 Wife of George W.

Boney, George "Wash" 

February 22, 1914  July 11, 1998

Boney, Gertie

Infant

Boney, Henrietta 

Adult

Boney, Jack 

Infant

Boney, Joe 

Adult

Boney, King 

Infant

Boney, Luther

Adult

Boney, Liz

Adult

Boney, Melvin Charles

Adult

Boney, Morgan 

Infant

Boney, Mose A.

1866  1964

Boney, Sr.

Infant

Boney, Wiley 

Infant

Boney, Zill - Adult

Boothe, Nellie Josephine January 29, 1920  August 22, 1998

Guy, 

Infant

Guy, Liz 

Adult

Guy, Rogie

Infant

Guy, Sara

Adult

Guy, Walter 

Infant

Hicks, Bob

child

Howell, Carylon E

Infant

Howell, Loys Elin

September 22, 1914 September 9, 1999

Howell, Mary Jane 

August 20, 1921 December 21, 1980 (wife of Loys)

Huckeby, Polly 

Infant
Huckeby, Virginia B. September 16, 1894  January 6, 1915

Johnson, Ann

Adult

Johnson, Bob

Adult

Kopta, Verella Day

March 21, 1902  April 14, 1990

Linder, Marvin Tex

February 8, 1922  May 3, 1999

Martin, Ronnie

Infant

McClelland, Florence D.

1869  1934

McClelland, Joseph

1860  1926  (husband of Florence)

McClelland, Oliver

February 1, 1900 January 26, 1904

McClelland, Thomas C.

September 13, 1940 September 18, 1987
McClelland, Will April 8, 1897 July 14, 1962 (Daddy) 

McGlomery, Frances E.

February 13, 1936 October 27, 1990

Rhymes, Cab Calvert

1883  1965

Rhymes, Dora Lee

1893 1985  (Wife of Cab)

Rhymes, Hesica

February, 1853  September 13, 1927  (Father of Cab)

Rhymes, Lenora

1855  March 15, 1939  wife of Hesica

Rhymes, Everett

Adult

Rhymes, Loney - Everett

Twins
Rhymes, Herbert  June 10, 1925   April 22, 1931 (son of Cab)

Rhymes, Marther

Infant

Rhymes, Richard 

June 9, 1915  April 1, 1918  (son of Cab)

Rhymes, Walter

Adult

Shaw

Adult

Shiver

Adult

Shiver

Infant

Sheffield

Adult
Thomas, Baby Infant

Thomas, Baby Dewilton

September 14, 1925 October 18, 1925

Thomas, Loney

Adult

Thomas, David

December 27, 1914  July 11, 1915  (son of Lewis H.)

Thomas, Columbus 

December 29, 1909  April 17, 1918  (son of Lewis H.)

Thomas, Carroll H.

1897  1933  (son of Lewis H.)

Thomas, Carroll, Jr. 

July 5, 1928  July 26, 1928

Thomas, James H. 

April 13, 1924  January 12, 1945 PFC 507 PRCHT Inf 17 ABN DIV - WW II

Thomas, Lewis Henry  

January 18, 1864 December 7, 1935
Thomas, Spicey Ann  March 25, 1873  August 14, 1946  Wife of Lewis H.

Thomas, Mose A. 

February 4, 1891  January 11, 1942  (son of Lewis H.)

Taylor

Adult

Tomlinson, Levin 

September 13, 1883 September 24, 1945

Tomlinson, Mose

Adult

Tomlinson, Ruby

Infant

Tomlinson, Sarah

Adult

Unknown

Welch, Effie E.

April 1, 1893  September 13, 1974
Welch - Infant

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