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Sans Bois Cemetery, Haskell County Oklahoma

Decoration Day in Haskell County is the fourth Sunday in May. Many of my family rest at Sans Bois. People come from nearby and distant places to place flowers on the graves of their loved ones and visit with friends and relatives. I remember that when I was a child lots of families took a picnic lunch and blankets to spread on the grass. There were rows of benches under a wooden arbor and someone to lead in the singing of hymns and "preaching." The arbor is still there, and my family still gathers there every fourth Sunday in May. Those who can, spend the weekend. Some camp on the bank of the Mountain Fork and the more timid stay in motels in Stigler. It is still a special time for all, visiting at the cemetery, and having lunch at the "Lequire Hotel" with our cousins.

Our People at Sans Bois Cemetery
SLOAN, Connie Melhorn 11 Nov 1925 12 Nov 1988
SLOAN, Lloyd Frederick 30 Jan 1943
SLOAN, Wanda Gail 19 Oct 1941 31 Mar 1943
MELHORN, Max 7 Jun 1895 13 May 1965
LONGMIRE, Lucille Melhorn 3 Jul 1921 14 May 1994
HOOVER, Manson McManus 1 Sep 1867 19 Oct 1926
HOOVER, Nettie Pearl 21 Jan 1876 19 Jun 1914
HOOVER, Phillip Herbert Sep 1894 17 Jun 1918
HOOVER, Bernard Myron 24 Jan 1901 19 Oct 1952
HOOVER, Theodore 14 Apr 1904 28 Feb 1970
HOOVER, Ross 4 Jun 1905 14 Jan 1989
HOOVER, Gregory 30 Apr 1913 1 Nov 1977
HOOVER, Cecil Eaton 8 Nov 1907 26 Sep 1992
HOOVER, Harold Ross 10 May 1931 31 Jul 1992
HOOVER, Ramona Joyce 7 Sep 1929 20 Mar 1930
HOOVER, Inf dau of Bern.
EATON, Grafton Tanquary 9 Sep 1858 2 Jan 1940
EATON, Maud Havens 8 Oct 1879 11 Apr 1967
EATON, Samuel McDonald 29 Jan 1901 9 Jul 1975
EATON, Benjamin Forrest 21 Feb 1905 6 Sep 1971
EATON, Earl Howard 29 Dec 1919 16 Dec 1950
EATON, Debs 11 Dec 1912 15 Oct 1995
EATON, G. T. 25 Sep 1936 18 Dec 1971
EATON, Jerry Allen 10 Oct 1942 4 Nov 1993
UTLEY, Thomas 23 Feb 1917 6 Jan 1993

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