Pioneer/Parker Cemetery
Liberty Township
Cemetery Address:
Intersection of 280th St & 10th Avenue
North of New Liberty, Iowa

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Cemetery Description Given by Original Transcribers:
The Pioneer or Parker Cemetery is situated in the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 5 T. 80 N. R. 1 E of the 5th P.M. Liberty Township.
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Transcribed and checked on July 26, 1976 by Lorraine Duncan and Scharlott Blevins
[Note taken from p. 139 of print volume 1.] In a large circle there is a large stone with the following dedication: [front]: Dedicated to Pioneers, Old Settlers and Descendants of the Parker Family buried here in what was known as the Parker Cemetery. / PIONEER CEMETERY / In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. John F. Murray, Descendants of Francis and / Rhoda Chaplin Parker, For the beauty and care of Pioneer Cemetery. / [back:] This land was originally granted by the United State Government to Asa Haile, September 23, 1840. / Asa Haile sold the land to George R. Willey and wife, February 8, 1851 / George R. Willey sold the land to Archer Matthews and wife, July 5, 1853 / Archer Matthews deeded the land to Liberty Township Trustees for / a public burial ground March 6, 1855 / Additional land was purchased from George Spickermann and wife, / by Mr. & Mrs. John F. Murray, July 11, 1924 / The Rock Wall was erected and the Cemetery was landscaped in 1936 - 1937 by Mrs. John F. Murray in Memory of her husband. The rock was obtained from the Frank Knoche farm. / The Gate was made by Carl Wazac, Sr. of Lost Nation, Iowa. / The Iron Work on the Gate was made by John Thompson of Wheatland, Iowa. / The Flag and Pole were dedicated October 7, 1972 by U.S. Congressman Fred Schwengel.
Print Volume:
Scott County Cemetery Records V. 1, available at the Scott County Library System - Eldridge Branch
Additional Documents:
Pioneer Cemetery Photos from Robert M. Jones