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The Farnam, Nebraska Cemetery is located immediately southwest of Farnam in the Northwest quarter of Section 1, Township 8 North, Range 26 West of the 6th P.M. in Frontier County, Nebraska.
The first parcel was deeded to the Cemetery Association by Clebert E. and Adeline Rice in 1891. Additional tracts were added in 1903, 1904 and 1940. Burials were made prior to 1891 when the land was owned by Jeremiah Walker (1887 to 1888) and Eugene Wood (1888 to 1890). The earliest date of death on existing tombstones is that of Hannah A. (Thompson) Owen: April 2,1887. (Based on information published in the Farnam history book: From These Beginnings, We Grew, 1982).
The Farnam Cemetery Association was disbanded in 1938 and assets transferred to the Village of Farnam at a special meeting of the Assocation held at the Farnam Bank on April 26, 1938.
Ordinance No. 66 of the Farnam Municipal Code (Vol. I, Supplement I, 1938) established the Cemetery Board. The Cemetery Board was responsible for the entire control and management of the cemetery, including maintaining lot ownership records.
On April 10, 2017, at a Public Hearing conducted according to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 12-911 by the Board of Commissioners of Frontier county, together with the Boards of Commissioners of Lincoln county and Dawson county, the Farnam Cemetery District was officially created based on the proposal submitted by petition of a majority of the resident taxpayers of the proposed district (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 12-910). The hearing was held at the Farnam Senior Center.
The district was formed according to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 12-909 and consists of 54 square miles in Lincoln county, 45 square miles in Dawson county and 99 square miles in Frontier county. (see Map)
On May 18, 2017 a public meeting was held at the Farnam Senior Center at 2:00 p.m. for the purposes of completing the organization of the district by the election of the board of trustees (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 12-912 & 913). Those residents in attendance agreed to establish a board of trustees having five members. Four members were elected, with one vacancy to be filled by appointment by the board of trustees.
On the basis of published obituaries, it is known that there are unmarked burials. If the information presented herein is based on a published obituary rather than a gravestone inscription, it is so stated with the information.
Click Inscription Search to search the inscriptions* by name(s), date(s) or other information. If you have any questions concerning the inscription data, send E-mail to:
. If you plan to visit the cemetery and find specific tombstones, a series of cemetery plat maps are provided.
Links to photos of most gravestones are provided on the inscription page for each particular gravestone. Look for the link at the bottom of the inscription information. These photos are hosted by the NebraskaGravestones.org project.
Obituaries are being added as time permits. Please contact me if you would like to volunteer to type obituaries, or to submit paper copies of obituaries that you would like included in this project.
*This list includes all inscriptions, including those of persons who are still living. In addition, the list now includes data gleaned from all posted obituaries, including those for people buried elsewhere.