Tomahawk Cemetery, est. 1870

This is an archived index from the Digital Cemetery. See the Digital Cemetery for searchable photo-index and updated entries.

Tomahawk Cemetery

133rd and Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS

GPS Location
38° 53' 13" N, 94° 54' 33" W
38.887, -94.6674

Legal Location
Section 29, Township 13S, Range 25E

About the Cemetery

This cemetery is located on top of a hill on Old Metcalf Ave and has a beautiful view. Entrance to the cemetery is off of 133rd Street, and an on the front side facing Old Metcalf it is fronted by a high rock retaining wall.

During a street widening project in the early 1990s, the City of Overland Park identified 30 obvious graves that would have to be relocated to another area of the cemetery to accommodate utilities. Some graves were missing headstones and many stones were illegible. The Johnson County Historical Society provided an earlier reading of the cemetery, and the City placed notices in newspapers to notify descendents.

Tomahawk Cemetery

Prior to relocation, the City had a service at the cemetery that was attended by a few descendents. Some of the graves identified had headstones that were moved, and for those missing headstones, new granite markers were be placed. While moving the graves, a large number of unmarked graves were uncovered, moved, and also marked. There are a total of 65 marked unknown graves.

Tanner Lapine headed up a clean-up project at Tomahawk Cemetery on 28 Oct 2006 for his Eagle Scout project. Tanner was assisted by his family, scouts, and supporters and in short order they trimmed up the trees, cleaned the stones, planted roses, painted the sign, and cleaned up all the debris. Kudos to Tanner and friends for a job well done!


Photographed and transcribed by Linda K. Lewis, 29 Jul 2005. This is a complete transcription by reading and photographing the gravestones. The City of Overland Park provided additional information, including a transcription by Connie Foster, Kansas Historical Society, commissioned by the City.

Keys: s/w = same stone with, ^ = Grave moved in 1991, # = Supplemented from City,* = No stone-from City, ~ = no stone-from obit

??, ??; N F, Footstone placed with ruined headstone next to Fletchers
??, ??; Footstone N M Y, Footstone placed as grave marker
??, ??; Footstone A E P, Footstone placed as grave marker
??, ??; Footstone H E P used as grave marker
Arrasmith, Elizabeth; b. 10 Apr 1814, d. 31 Jan 1868, Wife of Abner Arrasmith, Stone broken at name. #
Blythe, Mary M; d. 18 Oct 1877, Aged 25 y 9 m 27 d, Dau of R and J Greenwell
Bower, Infant; b. 10 Mar 1824, *
Buchanan, John O; d. 17 Aug 1875, Aged 63 y 10 m 14 d, ^#
Buchanan, Ulysses; b. 11 Apr 1864, d. 06 Nov 1864, Son of S B and Ollie Buchanan, ^
Coburn, Bertha F; d. 05 Mar 1883, Aged 1 m, Child of W A and F F Coburn - Gone to Mama, s/w Fennie F Coburn
Coburn, Fennie F; d. 11 Feb 1883, Aged 24 y 1 m 24 d, Wife of W A Coburn, s/w Bertha F Coburn
Crust, John; d. 20 Aug 1906, ~ Obit
Davidson, Baby; b. 08 Oct 1895, d. 09 Oct 1895, Son of Will and Bessie Davidson, ^
Davidson, Wm N; d. 05 Apr 1900, Aged 33 y, ^
Fita, Nancy; b. 19 Mar 1794, Beverly, Mass, Wife of A J Fita, *
Fletcher, Edmond C; b. 1868, d. 1959, Son
Fletcher, Emily J; b. 25 Feb 1842, d. 27 Mar 1871, Wife of Irvin Fletcher Footstone Emily J Fletcher
Fletcher, Irvin; b. 04 Mar 1836, d. 30 Sep 1878, 86th Reg't Ill Vol Inf Footstone Irvin Fletcher
Franklin, John Tyler; b. 17 Aug 1840, d. 08 Dec 1903, ^ Obit
Greenwell, Charles L; d. 8 Sep 1893, Aged 20 y 8 m, ~ Obit
Greenwell, James; d. 28 Feb 1878, Aged 16 y 7 m 22 d, Son of R and J Greenwell
Greenwell, Joel T; d. 02 Dec 1877, Aged 24 y 6 m 2 d, Son of R and J Greenwell, ^
Greenwell, Josephine; b. 1870, d. 1919, ^*
Greenwell, Minerva J Tullis; b. 27 Apr 1833, Schryler Co, IL, d. 15 Apr 1900, Jeffeson, CO, Wife of Robert Greenwell, ~ Obit
Greenwell, Robert; d. 16 Jan 1901, Argentine, KC, KS, ~ Obit
Hancock, Elizabeth J; d. 01 Dec 1876, Aged 22 y 6 m 27 d, Daughter of Wm and E Hancock
Johnson, Lymon Stoart; d. 20 Sep 1891, Aged 1 d, Son of H H and E M Johnson
Kearney, Berdie L; d. 16 Mar 1888, Aged 5 y 8 m 9 d, Daugh of J A and Lora M Kearney, s/w Lora M Kearney, Obit
Kearney, Lora M; d. 05 Aug 1891, Aged 34 y 10 m 1 d, Wife of J A Kearney, s/w Berdie Kearney
Kellogg, Lydia M; b. 13 Feb 1841, d. 06 Jan 1871, Wife of Sherman Kellogg
Kershner, Maria M; b. 20 Sep 1796, d. 22 Oct 1877, Aged 81 y 1 m 2 d, Wife of Michael Kershner
Lindsey, Christiana; b. 1825, d. 1876, Mother, ^
McClure, Nathaniel; d. 21 Oct 1881, Aged 5 y 6 m 12 d
Newton, Harriet A; d. 03 Oct 1869, Aged 44 y 10 m 22 d, Wife of A G Newton, H A N footstone used as grave marker ^
Nuckols, Ida I; d. 17 Feb 1877, Aged 4 y 7 m 11 d, Dau of J M and M Nuckols *
Nuckols, James M; d. 23 Sep 1874, Aged 48 y 7 m 12 d, *
Pettit, S J; d. 08 Apr 1873, Aged 17 y 7 m 8 d, ? and J Pettit, Top of headstone gone ^#
Porter, Little Eunice; *
Rogers, David; b. 02 Aug 1834, d. 20 May 1896, s/w Sarah Rogers ^
Rogers, Ivrin D; b. 1861, d. 1944, Father, s/w Mary Anna Rogers ^
Rogers, Mary Anna; b. 1861, d. 1942, Mother, s/w Irvin D Rogers ^
Rogers, Sarah; b. 27 Jun 1834, d. 11 Jan 1904, His Wife, s/w David Rogers ^ Obit
Scott, Josephine Greenwell; b. 1870, d. ????, Wife of W W Scott, ^
Scott, Wm W Jr; b. 1899, d. 1928, ^
Smith, Bonnie J; b. 28 Apr 1889, d. 06 Aug 1889, ^
Taylor, John; d. 19 Mar 1893, ~ Obit
Thompson, Charles L; d. 01 Sep 1869, Aged 1 y 7 m 10 d, Son of A and N Thompson, #
Thompson, Cyrus; ^
Tullis, James; d. 25 Oct 1897, ~ Obit
Wesley, John; d. 01 Feb 1870, Aged 31 y 27 d, ^
Zimmerman, Emmau.; d. 29 Oct 1870, Aged 2 y 5 m 26 d, Dau of W H and S J Zimmerman *

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