Oak Ridge Cemetery
Located on the west side of the city of Buchanan, between Front St.
and Terre Coupe Rd.  There is also an entrance from Polis St.

Entrance
Front Street entrance to Oak Ridge Cemetery

The entrance sign above (pillars and arch) was erected in 2008 entirely through donations of money, materials and labor. The project was coordinated by Friends of Oak Ridge Cemetery, and dedicated on June 27, 2009. This was the original entrance to the old cemetery (10 acres) established in 1864. In 1927 the Women's Clubs of Buchanan donated the money for the entrance pilars at the Terre Coupe Road.  They had commenced collecting in 1910 and continued until donation was made.  F. W. Fay, monument erector of Niles, got the contract to build the pilars, 6 feet high with bronze tablets imbedded in front of each pilar. Photo of Front Street entrance contributed by: Robert D. Brown, President, Friends of Oak Ridge Cemetery

Photos by: Teresa O'Riley
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overview sign
Terre Coupe entrance
cannon
overview
Overview
Colvin
Colvin
Pike
Reginald & Margaret Pike

2 SMALL PARTIALS LISTINGS BELOW

Name Date of Birth Date of Death Notes/Comments
Batchelor, George H 1877 1960 from stone photo
Batchelor, Lucy E 1883 1957 from stone photo
Baxter, David 1786 1879 Section 15, Lot 10, and his military-type marker reads: 4 VT Militia War of 1812
War of 1812 vet - see our military pages
Best, Beatrice Dec 23, 1916 Nov 5, 1918 death cert.
do Fred & Bernice Best
Best, Mrs. David 71 yrs Dec 5, 1909  
Best, Fern Nov 22, 1913 Oct 28. 1918 death cert.
do Fred & Bernice Best
Blake, Catherine Mrs. abt 1849 Apr 8, 1930 do Abraham & Mary Page
Apr 2, 1867 wed Joseph Blake
he d. about 1893
Brackett, Stephen Troy
08 Oct 1977
12 Nov 2008
son of William and Jane (Hauch) Brackett
Brant, Ada (Glass)
01 Jan 1868
15 Jul 1942
wo Oliver
Brant, Byron
22 Aug 1854
10 Nov 1932
so Alonzo and Mary Ann (Wright) Brant
Brant, Clarence
14 Jan 1866
05 Dec 1936

Brant, Clevie
1884
1910
so Byron and Ella (Ormsby) Brant
Brant, Clio A.
1886
23 Dec 1886
do Buron and Ella (Ormsby) Brant age at time of death 3 monhts and 7 days
Brant, Dorothy J.
1907
1993
wo Glen
Brant, Ella (Ormsby)
1856
26 Sep1919
wo Byron
Brant, Glen H.
17 Apr 1902
1977
so Oliver and Ada (Glass) Brant
Brant, Helen C. (Keller)
12 Oct 1862
03 Dec1947
2nd wo Byron
Brant, Julia Ann (Bennett)
18 Jun 1842
17 Nov1923
wo Clarence
Brant, Oliver A.
Jul 1860
14 Oct 1929
so Alonzo and Mary Ann (Wright) Brant
Brant, Pearl (Charlton)
27 May 1885
01 Aug 1959
married 1st Charles Huff and 2nd Ora D. Brant
Broceus, Lucy A 1848 23 Oct 1927 wo Abram Broceus
Camp, Samuel
05 Sep 1825
23 Feb 1891
married 1st Susan Snyder and 2nd Ann Elizabeth Ackerman
Clendenen, Abigail (Hartline)
1839
1885
wo Van Buren Clendenen
Clendenen, Maud
1882
05 May 1897
obituary-daughter of William and Alice (Camp) Clendenen
Clendenen, Van Buren
1834
1886
GAR Co. I 12th MI INF Pvt. in 1864
Clendenen, William
1867
1887

Dietrich, Georgia M. (Upson)
13 May 1917
21 Jun 1991
wo Rollie do Clyde and Eva (Huff) Upson
Fancher, Frank B.

23 Jan 1867
served in the Civil War Co. “K” 25th Infantry Regiment Michigan troops so Jonathan W. Sr. and GulaElam (Hicks) Fancher
Fancher, GulaElma (Hicks)
1806
30 Jan 1849
the marker contains an inscription for her but records indicate she died in New York State in 1849 wife of Jonathan W. Fancher Sr.
Fancher, Irena May
27 May 1877
18 Jul 1879
do Jonathan Jr and Margaret (Roe) Fancher
Fancher, Jonathan Waterbury  Sr.
20 Dec 1802
05 Dec 1875
so Peter and Hannah (Waterbury) Fancher
Fancher, Jonathan Waterbury Jr.
07 Oct 1836
28 Jan 1926
died in Stockton, CA buried on 01 Feb 1926 married Margaret Roe on 31 Oct 1860
Fancher, Margaret C. (Roe)
20 Apr 1841
12 May 1908
died in Davis Township, Starke County Indiana
Fancher, Warren
26 Nov 1866
05 Nov 1870
so Jonathan Jr. and Margaret (Roe) Fancher
Ferguson, Sylvanus May 1854 19 Mar 1927 died with same week as wf. Both expired
from Pneumonia
Ferguson , Elsie Jan 1867 about 25 Mar 1927 wo Sylvanus
Fiefar, Maria Gazella 05 Sep 1950 19 Apr 1951 do Frank Feifar
French, Charles A 14 May 1918 15 May 1918 death cert.
Fuller, George Winfield 23 May 1905 01 Jan 1918 death cert. so Charlie & Emma Tomlinson Fuller
Fuller, Gladys 21 Nov 1909 08 Jan 1918 death cert. do Charlie & Emma (Tomlinson) Fuller
Fuller, Mabela 29 Dec 1912 08 Jan 1918 do Charlie & Emma (Tomlinson) Fuller
Gabbeart, Allen
08 Feb 1924
01 Oct 1966
obit. son of Ora Allen Gabbeart
Gabbeart, Catherine (Simpson)
23 Jun 1926
02 Aug 2005
obit. wife of Allen
Gabbeart, Ora Allen
18 Feb 1899
29 Nov 1962
obit. son of William H. Gabbeart
Hall, Eva (Powell)
12 Sep 1881
26 Oct 1929
wo Fredrick
Hall, Fredrick E.
1875
1946

Hathaway, Catherine J. (Swink)
1841
1902
wo William
Hathaway, William G.
01 Jan 1839
09 May 1907

Imhoff, William Henry Sep 1845 07 May 1918 death cert. husband to Elizabeth
Keller, Kattie Margaret 27 Jul 1899 27 Oct 1918 death cert. wo Edward
do Tom & Margaret Fedore Marsh
Kendall, Nellie B. (Clendenen)
22 Aug 1884
19 Mar 1909
do William and Alice (Camp) Clendenen
Knight, Harriet Jane 29 Oct 1837 28 Apr 1918 death cert.
Letcher, David Lee
04 Jun 1948
04 Jun 1948
so Harvey and Jospehine
Letcher, Grace Mary
20 Jul 1908
12 Feb 1959

Letcher, Harvey J.
20 Oct 1910
10 Jun 1993

Letcher, Ida Mae (Ketchum)
20 May 1886
07 Jun 1971

Letcher, Josephine M. (Yurkovic)
07 Jan 1918
18 Nov 2005
wo Harvey
Letcher, Joseph George
29 Apr 1883
26 Nov 1959
born in Switzerland
Montague, Hannah     wo Julius burial section 20 lot 15
Montague, John F     Section A-76
Montague, Julius 1795 1853 Section 20, Lot 14, next to his wife, Hannah,
War of 1812 vet - see our military pages
Montague, Oren     so, Julius - Section 20, Lot 14,
Montgomery, Fred B 18 Feb 1867 28 Sep 1958 obit
Pike, Margaret Doris (Reams) 30 Sept 1902
Michigan
24 Sept 1987 Portage,
Kalamazoo County
Section D, Lot 10.
Submitted by Lynn Westlake
Pike, Reginald Arthur 31 March 1892, England,
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
05 June 1968
Berrien County
Section D, Lot 10.
Submitted by Lynn Westlake
Powell, Timothy
26 Apr 1892
06 Dec 1955

Robinson, Emma 17 Mar 1860 21 Feb 1938 obit
Ryckman, Laura (Clendenen)
1862
03 Nov 1915
wo David do Van Buren and Abigail (Hartline) Clendenen
Singbeil, Nora Ellen (Powell)
12 Sep 1879
26 Dec 1968

Sipress, Ellen M. (Sweet)
1850
11 Nov 1931
mo Ada (Glass) Brant
Spaulding, Laura Celesta 22 Mar 1849 30 Apr 1918 death cert. wo Morris C Spaulding
Spaulding, Naida Trevor 17 Jun 1909 07 Jan  1918 death cert.  do Clarence & Maud Trevor Spaulding
Upson, Clyde W.
26 Apr 1896
08 Dec 1947
so William and Jennie (Harner) Upson
Upson, Eva M. (Huff)
16 May 1901
23 Feb 1970
wo Clyde
Walker, Alice Estella
06 Apr 1927
Weatherwax, Charles E. 27 Jun 1868 09 Sep 1934 so David and Helen Weatherwax contributed by: Linda Wilbur
Weatherwax, Pauline S. (Mutchler)
28 Mar 1956 obit-age 80 years
Weatherwax, Edward 09 Sep 1902 1973 so Charles & Pauline
wed Florence Emma Swartz Aug 14, 1930 in Three Oaks, MI
 White, Alice Susan (Camp)
01 Jun 1861
 17 Mar 1937
 married 1st William Clendenen and 2nd James R. White.
Wilson, Ethel (Brant)
08 Jun 1886
18 Jul 1928
do Oliver and Ada (Glass) Brant

Other possible research sources to check out for this cemetery are:
Friends Of Oak Ridge Cemetery
Other possible research sources and publications see our main cemetery list.

Updated 19 Jul 2014 by William Brackett

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