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  Glenbar Cemetery
Glenbar, Graham, Arizona
 
     
     
 
To get to Glenbar Cemetery, from Pima go west on US-70 past the Glenbar Gin, about  milepost 328.  The first road west of the Glenbar Gin is marked by three large boulders.  Turn south onto that road, cross the railroad tracks and then take an  immediate left.  You will see the cemetery straight ahead.
 
 


GLENBAR CEMETERY - by Wilma Carter Rhinehart

The Glenbar Cemetery, previously called the Matthews Cemetery, is located at Glenbar, Graham County, Arizona.  The records are kept at the Museum in Pima, Graham County, Arizona and at the Pima City Hall.

The records for this cemetery were taken from: 1) the headstones in the cemetery, 2) from the Matthewsville Book of Remembrance, compiled by Laura McBride Smith and her sister Grace McBride Larson, 3) from the book of the Carter Pioneers of Provo, Utah, compiled by Arthur D. Coleman, and 4) from relatives that are still living.  Most of the graves that were not marked were identified to me by my Uncle Alof Carter who was Bishop of Matthews Ward from 1923 to 1929.

The land for the cemetery was donated by my Great Grandmother Polly Boss Matthews.  Her husband, Joseph Matthews, the founder of Matthewsville, had been buried at the Old Pima Cemetery.  When the bodies needed to be moved from that cemetery she wanted him to be buried on their homestead land.  All of the graves in the Glenbar Cemetery of people who died before 1890 were brought from the Old Pima Cemetery.  Anyone in the area could be buried there without any cost.  It has always been kept in good condition by the children of the pioneers that were buried here.  It is still being used.

The first person to be buried in the cemetery was the daughter of William H. Wilson and Martha Jane Potter Matthews Wilson. Her name was Martha Elizabeth.  She was born about 1890 and died when she was an infant.  It is thought that her grave is just outside of the fence on the west side of the cemetery.



I would like to thank Wilma Carter Rhinehart for generously providing me with copies of the funeral cards that have been kept on those buried in the Glenbar Cemetery. Although each of the cards provide varying degrees of information, every date, name and place is appreciated.   The information in the following table has been taken from those cards and from the headstones. In some cases, there are discrepancies between the two.  I've tried to note those discrepancies in the Comments section.  There are also many unknowns in this cemetery and more funeral cards than burial markers.  Where possible a photo has been taken of the headstone and linked to the individual's surname.  Click on the surname of the individual to see the photo. I hope this site will be beneficial to those of you working on your family history.  Enjoy!    -- Melissa Sanders
   
 
Surname Name DOB DOD Comments
Alt Cleopha Williams 1897 1918 Father: Sam Williams
Mother: Helen Rogers Williams
Husband: Charlie Alt (2nd wife of)
Alt Olive Larson 20 Mar 1885 1916 Born: Pima, Arizona
Father: Mons Larson
Mother: Olivia Eklund Larson
Husband: Charlie Alt  (first wife of)
Arbaugh Royene Linn 2 May 1931 23 Oct 2003 Age: 72
Barney Alonzo Turner 11 Jul 1898 19 Jul 1898 Born: Matthewsville, Arizona
Father: Alfred Alonzo Barney
Mother: Cynthia Delilah Barney Barney
Bennett       * He was a bee keeper.  He was just known as the bee man.
Boren Arthur 15 Jun 1881 5 Jun 1887 Father: Colman Bryant Boren
Mother: Nancy Jane Riggs Boren
Boren Arthur Nile 12 May 1915 14 Mar 1916 Born: Matthewsville, Arizona
Father: Coleman Bryant Boren Jr.
Mother: May Taylor Boren
Boren Bill     Father: Colman Bryant Boren Jr.
Mother: May Taylor Boren
Boren Carvel J. 4 Jul 1935 13 Apr 1938 Born: Glenbar, Arizona
Father: Joseph Marion Boren
Mother: Leota Velma Powell Boren
Boren Colman Bryant 29 Dec 1849 6 Sep 1925 Born: Iowa
Father: Colman Boren
Mother: Malinda Keller Boren
Wife: Nancy Jane Riggs Boren
* He was Bishop of Matthews Ward from
   1898 to 1901.
Boren James J. 24 Sep 1945 24 Sep 1945 Born: Safford, Arizona
Father: Joseph Marion Boren
Mother: Leota Velma Powell Boren
Age: infant
Boren Joseph Marion (Shang) 30 Jun 1907 12 Aug 1966 Born: Glenbar, Arizona
Father: Coleman Bryant Boren Jr.
Mother: May Taylor Boren
Boren Leota Velma Powell 11 Oct 1915 31 Dec 1999 Born: Miami, Texas
Father: Powell
Husband: Joseph Marion Boren (Shang)
Boren Nancy Jane Riggs 2 Nov 1853 20 Jan 1920 Husband: Colman Bryant Boren
Boren Walter 14 Jan 1891 25 Jan 1913 Father: Colman Bryant Boren
Mother: Nancy Jane Riggs Boren
Boyle Arbella McKinley 21 Jan 1844 22 Jul 1914 Mother: Elizabeth Dixon McKinley Boyle
Husband: Henry Green Boyle
* She was a 2nd cousin to Pres. William McKinley.  President of U.S. in 1897.
Boyle Burtis J. 11 Aug 1897 23 Apr 1899 Father: Edwin Henry Boyle
Mother:  Sarah Ellen Carter Boyle
Boyle Henry Green 7 Mar 1824 8 Sep 1902 Born: Bluestone, Tazwell, Virginia
Father: John Boyle
Mother: Jane Porter Taylor Boyle
3rd Wife:  Arbella McKinley Boyle
* He was married four times.
He was in the Mormon Battalion & Mexican War.  Missionary, school teacher, post master, farmer, Patriarch.

Overview Photo 1

Surname Name DOB DOD Comments
Carter Betsey Larson 17 Sep 1853 15 Apr 1936 Birth: Rorrum, Vedly, Sweden
Father: Mons Larson
Mother: Elna Malmstrom Larson
Husband: Edwin Lavan Carter
* She walked most of the way from Nebraska to Salt Lake City in 1859. The handcart company consisted of 235 souls, 60 handcarts and 6 wagons. She came to Arizona in 1883.
** "Betsy" is wrong spelling on headstone.
Carter Dahl 23 Feb 1924 24 Feb 1924 Father: Albert Carter
Mother: Edith Norton Carter
Carter Delbert 7 Apr 1891 14 May 1892 Father: William Aaron Carter, Sr.
Mother: Miriah Louisa Boyle Carter
Age: infant
Carter Denzel Aaron 20 Dec 1924 9 Feb 1925 Father: Jess Carter
Mother: Josephine Cluff Carter
Age: infant
Carter Edwin Lavan 5 Aug 1851 18 Feb 1918 Born: Salt Lake City, Utah
Father: William Furlsbury Carter
Mother: Sarah York Carter
Wife: Betsey Larson Carter
* He loved horses and used his team to help haul granite from the canyon to build the Salt Lake Temple.
Carter Gerald 19 Dec 1926 19 Dec 1926 Father: Clyde C. Carter
Mother: Lexie Larson Carter
Age: infant
Carter Henry L. 14 Sep 1880 31 Aug 1893 Father: William Aaron Carter, Sr.
Mother: Miriah Louisa Boyle Carter
Carter Jess      
Carter Josephine Cluff 28 Oct 1895 1973 Born: Central, Arizona
Father: Joseph Edwin Cluff
Mother: Elizabeth Dorinda Moody Cluff
Husband: Jess Carter
Carter Louisa Mariah Boyle 28 Feb 1854 29 Jan 1933 Born: San Bernardino, California
Father: Henry Green Boyle
Mother: Donnell Holladay Keziah
Husband: William Aaron Carter, Sr.
* She was a registered mid-wife and an excellent cook.
Carter William Aaron, Sr. 22 Dec 1848 9 Feb 1926 Born: Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa
Father: William Furlsbury Carter
Mother: Sarah York Carter
Wife: Louisa Miriah Boyle Carter
* He farmed and did freighting from Willcox to Bowie.  He owned and operated a sawmill with his brother Edwin on Mt. Graham.
Cates Marvin A. 3 Nov 1938 8 Feb 1939  
Christensen Abelone 18 Nov 1849 14 Mar 1902 Born: Blokhus, Aalborg Co, I Fersley, Denmark
Father: Christen Christensen
Mother: Dorthe Maire Jensen Christensen
Husband: J. C. Christensen
Christensen Edith 10 Mar 1905 19 Jun 1906 Born: Fort Thomas, Arizona
Father: Christen Christensen
Mother: Caroline Elmer Christensen
Clark Caroline Ewing McMartin 12 Sep 1862 4 Aug 1962 Born: Ohio
Father: Jefferson McMartin
Mother: Eliza Jane McFadden McMartin
Husband: Jedediah Henry Clark
Clark Jedediah Henry 7 Jan 1857 18 Feb 1937 Born: Provo, Utah
Father: Edward Watkins Clark
Mother: Lucy Ashley Clark
Wife: Caroline Ewing McMartin Clark
Cole Violet Ida 2 Dec 1921 4 Jan 1996  
Curtis Lettie   14 Oct 1917 Father: Ami John Curtis
Mother: Rilla Ann Oliver Curtis
* The rest of the family was buried in Eden, Arizona.  When she died the river was running high so they buried her in the Glenbar Cemetery.
Dean Clifford Arnold 16 Jun 1898 9 Aug 1975 Born: Salt Lake City, Utah
Wife: Debra Matthews Dean
* Pvt US Army
Children: Wilma D. Stone, Lucille D. Smith,
   Clifford A. Dean, Jr.
2nd photo
Dean Debra Matthews 22 Sep 1902 20 Jun 1995 Father: Joseph David Matthews
Mother: Chloe Barney
Husband: Clifford Arnold Dean
Children: Wilma D. Stone, Lucille D. Smith,
   Clifford A. Dean, Jr.
Grandparents: David Henry and
     Clara Wall Matthews

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Surname Name DOB DOD Comments
Follett Rhoda Jane Matthews Gourley 3 Nov 1858 30 Jun 1901 Born: Parowan, Iron, Utah
Father: Joseph Matthews
Mother: Polly Boss Matthews
Husband: 1) George A. Gourley
   2) Ed Follett
Frazier Lenna 1915 9 Feb 1922 Died at: age 7
Father: Lyn Frazier
Mother: Emma Larson Frazier
* Died of Scarlet Fever
Fuhrman Henry      
Givens Joseph C. 1 Apr 1872 3 Dec 1918 Born: Aurdain, Missouri
Father: John Graig Givens
Mother: Elizabeth Ewing Givens
Wife: Christa L. Wilkins Givens
* Died at Oatman, Arizona in mine accident.
Glenn Andrew M. 26 Jun 1914 20 Dec 1991 Born: Plugerville, Texas
Father: Silas Glenn
Mother: Laura Broadway
Wife: Marie E. Sweitzer
Age: 77
Glenn Marie E. Sweitzer 2 Jan 1919 28 Jul 1997  
Gordon Charles Buchanan 16 Sep 1860 7 Mar 1907 Born: Green Castle, Franklin County, Penn.
Father: Alexander Gordon
Mother: Elizabeth Bovey Gordon
Wife: Anna Isabelle Kerby Gordon
* The Gordon family were originally from Scotland.
Gourley Raymond Daniel 5 Aug 1886 21 Feb 1907 Born: Goshen, Utah
Father: George A. Gourley
Mother: Rhoda Jane Matthews Gourley
Wife: Tink Rustin Gourley
* He was accidently shot when working in Globe, Arizona.
Green Brian Lee 20 Jan 1972 11 Jun 2009 Born: Phoenix, Arizona
Died: Meridian, Mississippi
Buried: 19 Jun 2009, Glenbar, Arizona
Father: Carter Max Green
Mother: Glenna Jean Eversall
Paternal Grandfather: Max John Green
Paternal Grandmother: Nathalene Carter Green
Maternal Grandfather: Cletus Raymond Eversall
Maternal Grandmother: Violet Ida Cole
Greenhalgh Lucretia P. 15 Jan 1890 5 Jan 1893 Father: Joseph William Greenhalgh
Mother: Lucretia E. McBride Greenhalgh
Age: infant
Hamlet Carmon Dexter 16 Jun 1907 29 Oct 2001 Died: Payson, Gila, Arizona
Buried: In Johnston Plot
Age: 94
Wife: Vada May Johnston Hamlet
Son: Dexter J. Hamlet
Vada Mae Johnston 30 Mar 1916 31 Aug 2005 Husband: Carmon Dexter Hamlet
Father: Hiram G. Johnston, Jr.
Mother: Willabell Cunningham
Hamlet Dexter J. 4 Apr 1933 4 Apr 1933 Born: Eden, Arizona
Father: Carmon Dexter Hamlet
Mother: Vada May Johnston Hamlet
Henry       Father: Henry
Mother: Anna Matthews Henry
* child
Henry A.     * buried with child
Henry Anna Matthews     Father: Jim Matthews
Mother: Annie Matthews
Husband: Henry
Johnson Bertha   child Father: Gustave Johnson
Mother: Emma Abiah Carter Johnson
Johnson Lars Magnus 20 Mar 1920 9 Nov 1965 Born: Glenbar, Arizona
Father: Gustave Johnson
Mother: Emma Abiah Carter Johnson
Wife: divorced
* He was a T. Sgt. in USA Air Force. He died of a heart attack while in the service of his country.
Johnston H. Eugene 2 Sep 1896 23 Dec 1914 Born: Sanford, Colorado
Father: Hiram Gaines Johnston
Mother: Willa Belle Cunningham Johnston
Johnston Hiram Gaines 5 Apr 1859 19 Nov 1926 Born: Dawson, Georgia
Father: Hiram Gaines Johnston Sr.
Mother: Nancy Jane Cozart Johnston
Wife: Willa Belle Cunningham Johnston
Johnston Willabell Cunningham 18 Sep 1878 20 May 1951 Born: Jacksonville, Florida
Father: Rod McSwain Cunningham
Mother: Susan Frances Galloway
    Cunningham
Husband: Hiram Gaines Johnston Sr.
Jorgenson Annie Madsen 29 Jan 1838 4 Dec 1917 Born: Dollefjelde, Maribo, Denmark
Father: Mads Madsen
Mother: Axcillia Conradtsen Madsen
Husband: Jorgen Jorgenson
Kieffer Harriet Viola Ballard 25 Jul 1877 29 Mar 1971 Born: Payson, Utah
Father: William Batson Ballard
Mother: Mary Adeline Pearce Ballard
Husband: Leo Kieffer
Kieffer Leo 27 Feb 1879 18 Jul 1925 Born: Castroville, Madina, Texas
Father: Blasius Kieffer
Mother: Adelina Halberdeer Kieffer
Wife: Harriet Viola Ballard Kieffer
* He was in the Spanish American War, Co B-1 Texas. His parents came from Germany.

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Surname Name DOB DOD Comments
Lambert Jannie 10 Jan 1886 13 Feb 1899 Born: Graham County, Arizona
Father: Wilson Lambert
Mother: Elizabeth Muir Lambert
Larson Alexander 28 Oct 1898 25 Dec 1973 Father: James Moses Larson
Mother: Gustella Wilkins Larson
Wife: Mary Blair Larson
* Arizona, S2 USNRF, WWI
2nd photo>
Larson Amanda M. Mack 15 Jan 1894 3 Jun 1972 Born: Glenbar, Arizona
Father: James Henry Mack
Mother: Mary Susanna Thomason Mack
Husband: Hyrum Issac Larson
Larson Clare 11 Mar 1904 4 May 1904 Born: Matthewsville, Arizona
Father: Lehi Larson, Sr.
Mother: Letitia Freeman Carter Larson
Age: infant
Larson Clarence C. 25 Dec 1907 10 Oct 1915 Born: Layton, Arizona
Father: Ephraim Larson
Mother: Lilly C. Barney Larson
Age: 8 years
Larson Della McBride 16 Nov 1890 2 Feb 1930 Born: Pima, Graham, Arizona
Father: Peter Howard McBride
Mother: Laura Lewis McBride
Husband: Lehi Larson Jr.
Larson E. Von 8 Nov 1911 29 Jun 1913 Born: Layton, Arizona
Father: Ephraim Larson
Mother: Lilly C. Barney Larson
Age: infant
Larson Elna Olsson Malstrom 13 Feb 1826 27 Apr 1914

Born: East Tower, Lund, Sweden
Father: Olof Jonsson Malmstrom
Mother: Karna Peterson Malmstrom
Husband: Mons Larson
* "Elna" is spelled "Ellen" on headstone.
2nd photo

Larson Gustella Wilkins 13 Aug 1874 1970 Born: Mona, Juab, Utah
Father: Alexander Wilkins
Mother: Charlotte Carter Wilkins
Larson Helene 28 Oct 1920 5 May 1923 Father: Alexander Larson
Mother: Mary F. Blair Larson
Larson Hyrum Issac 20 Jun 1883 9 Nov 1918 Born: Pima, Arizona
Father: Mons Larson
Mother: Olivea Eklund Larson
Larson Joseph Alexander 3 Dec 1925 10 Nov 1928 Father: Alexander Larson
Mother: Mary F. Blair Larson
Larson James Moses 23 Dec 1865 7 Jan 1937 Born: West Jordon, Salt Lake, Utah
Father: Mons Larson
Mother: Elna Malstrom Larson
Wife: Gustella Wilkins Larson
* Served mission in Southern States.
Larson Julia 1 Jan 1910 3 Jan 1910 Born: Clifton, Arizona
Father: Lars Andrew Larson
Mother: Teckla Sigrid Johnson  Larson
Age: infant
Larson Larence Mack 16 Oct 1917 27 May 1918 Born: Miami, Arizona
Father: Hyrum Issac Larson
Mother: Amanda M. Mack Larson
Larson Lehi "Jr." 23 Jul 1881 22 Feb 1947 Birth: Santaquin, Utah
Father: Lehi Larson Sr.
Mother: Letitia Freeman Carter Larson
1st Wife: Della McBride
2nd Wife: Martha Walker
* Served New Zealand Mission
Larson Letitia Freeman Carter 8 Jan 1864 9 Dec 1918 Born: Mona, Juab, Utah
Father: William Furlsbury Carter
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Howard Carter
Husband: Lehi Larson, Sr.
* Her husband is buried in Safford Cemetery.  He was Bishop of Matthews Ward for 17 years and 5 months.
Larson Lilly C. Barney 27 Sep 1883 25 Jan 1931 Husband: Ephraim Larson
Larson Martha E. 17 Jan 1897 27 Oct 1969  
Larson Mary F. Blair 21 Nov 1900 21 Sep 2003  
Larson Mons 6 Jun 1823 25 Apr 1890 Born: Skegling, Skarhult, Sweden
Father: Lars Olson
Mother: Beretta Jonsson Olson
1st Wife: Elna Olsson Malstrom Larson
2nd Wife: Olivia L. Eklund Larson
* Mons was a member of first high council in the then Eastern Arizona Stake.  He helped to build the first church and made the first bench with a back.
2nd photo
Larson Martha Evelina Fortenberry Walker 17 Jan 1897 27 Oct 1969 Birth: Arkansas
Father: James Redman Fortenberry
Mother: Addie McMullin Fortenberry
2nd Wife of: Lehi Larson Jr.
Larson Newel Wayne 27 Jun 1913 1914 Born: Fairview, Arizona - (now Glenbar)
Father: Oliver Larson
Mother: Millie May Curtis Larson
Larson Newton 2 Aug 1909 3 Aug 1909 Born: Fairview, Arizona -  (now Glenbar)
Father: Oliver Larson
Mother: Millie May Curtis Larson
Larson Olivia Lorentina Eklund 5 Oct 1856 8 Oct 1935 Born: Vamlinbo, Botland, Sweden
Father: Anders Eklund
Mother: Hedvig Lorentina Eklund
Husband: Mons Larson
* "Olivia" is spelled "Olevia" on headstone.
2nd photo
Larson Parl Mons 7 Oct 1910 18 Jan 1913 Father: James Moses Larson
Mother: Gustella Wilkins Larson
Age: infant
Larson Zelma Ellen 12 Jan 1890 13 Feb 1899 Born: Matthewsville, Arizona
Father: Lehi Larson Sr.
Mother: Letitia Freeman Carter Larson
Age: 9
* Died from the measles.
Lee Bobby 1934 1934 #7
Linn Roy 1932    
Linn Roy Allen 8 Dec 1898 15 Jul 1933 Back of headstone:

Wife: Clara
Children: Nellie
   Leroy
   Louvella
   Harvey
   Wesley

Wife: Vaudene
Children: Emmitt
   Royene
   James

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Surname Name DOB DOD Comments
Mack infant son about 1912   Father: Henry Mack
Mother: Annie Gertrude Matthews Mack
Age: child
Matthews Amanda Celestine Carter 14 Jan 1877 4 Aug 1962 Born: Santaquin, Utah
Father: Edwin Lavan Carter
Mother: Betsey Larson Carter
Husband: George A. Matthews
Matthews Arthur A. 25 Jul 1904 16 Jul 1922 Born: Matthewsville
Father: Charles A. Matthews
Mother: Hannah Jorgenson Matthews
* Ran over by street car in Los Angeles, California.
Matthews Bryan D. 30 Jul 1900 5 Feb 1913 Father: David J. Matthews
Mother: Chloe Matilda Barney Matthews
* Died from spinal meningitis.
Matthews Charles Amasa 2 Aug 1863 20 Dec 1932 Born: Spring Creek, Utah
Father: Joseph Matthews
Mother: Polly Boss Matthews
Wife: Hannah Jorgenson Matthews
* Ward Clerk for Matthews Ward from 1888 to 1894. In 1894 he served a mission in Missouri and Louisiana.
Matthews Chloe 5 May 1894 5 Jan 1895 Father: Franklin Solomon Matthews
Mother: Eloisa (Eliza) Matthews
Age: 8 months
Matthews Chloe Matilda Barney 6 Dec 1880 14 Dec 1963 Born: Kanosh, Millard, Utah
Father: Walter T. Barney
Mother: Sarah Matilda Farr Barney
Husband: David Joseph Matthews
Matthews Clara Amelia Wall 14 Feb 1859 4 Nov 1939 Born: Santaquin, Utah
Father: John or Frederick Wall
Mother: Elizabeth Robinson Wall
Husband: David Henry Matthews
Matthews David Henry 28 Dec 1851 22 Dec 1919 Born: San Bernardino, California
Father: Joseph Matthews
Mother: Polly Boss Matthews
Wife: Clara Amelia Wall Matthews
* Bishop of Matthews Ward 1888-1896 and
Supervisor of Graham County 1897-1901.
Matthews David Homer 11 Dec 1915 6 May 2000 Born: Matthewsville, Graham, Arizona
Father: Daniel Alonzo Matthews
Died: Lancaster, California
Buried: 20 Nov 2000
* Ashes in container -- no casket.
** Grandson of David Henry Matthews.
Matthews David Joseph 19 Mar 1876 20 Jan 1913 Born: Santaquin, Utah
Father: David Henry Matthews
Mother: Clara Amelia Wall Matthews
Wife: Chloe Matilda Barney Matthews
Matthews Donald Ray 7 Jan 1974 31 May 1989 Father: Reubin Matthews
Mother: Raeleen Ferrin Matthews
Age: 15 years
* Died in farm accident.  A pipe hit 7,200 volt power line.  His friend, Donald Taylor, age 17, was also killed.
Matthews Eliza Ann Cloward 22 Jul 1863 2 Nov 1940 Born: Payson, Utah
Father: William Cloward
Mother: Rebecca Ann Searle Cloward
Husband: Solomon Franklin Matthews
Matthews George Augustus 31 Jan 1877 18 Mar 1952 Born: Santaquin, Utah
Father: David Henry Matthews
Mother: Clara Amelia Wall Matthews
Wife: Amanda Celestine Carter Matthews
Matthews Hannah Jorgenson 24 Sep 1863 17 Jul 1932 Born: Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah
Father: Jorgen Jorgenson
Mother: Annie Madsen Jorgenson
Husband: Charles A. Matthews
* Her parents came from Denmark.
Matthews Harold 22 Jun 1908 17 Apr 1999 Father: Joseph David Matthews
Mother: Chloe Barney
Wife: 1) Leora Barnett
     2) Daphne Larson
Married: 8 Mar 1952 to Daphne
Matthews John Daniel 27 Apr 1861 9 Oct 1906 Born: Spring Creek, Utah
Father: Joseph Matthews
Mother: Polly Boss Matthews
Wife: 1) Josephine Lee (divorced)
      2) Karen Nielson (Cornetta)
* Funeral card states that the headstone death year of 1910 is wrong.
Matthews Joseph 29 Jan 1809 14 May 1886 Born: Johnston County, North Carolina
Father: Lazarus Matthews
Mother: Delia Howard Matthews
Wife: 1) Rhoda Carroll, 2) Polly Boss,
           3) Martha Potter
* "Scout to Brigham Young"
Matthewsville was named after him.
His figure is on This Is The Place Monument in Salt Lake City, Utah.
** Note on funeral card states that his headstone gives a wrong birth day of the 27th.
Matthews Joseph Solomon 1 Apr 1886 10 Apr 1886 Born: Glenbar, Arizona
Father: Franklin Solomon Matthews
Mother: Eloisa (Eliza) Matthews
Age: 10 days
Matthews Logan Tyler 8 Jun 2001 8 Jun 2001

Father: Lance Reubin Matthews
Mother: Brandy Sue Schmidt Matthews
Grandparents: Reubin H. Matthews and
   Raeleen Ferrin Matthews
Grandparents: Virgil Julius Schmidt, Jr. and
   Karen Sue Hall Schmidt

Matthews Lon Joseph 19 Mar 1974 21 Jul 2005  
Matthews Polly Boss 12 Jan 1831 20 Jun 1920 Born: Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina
Father: Phillip Boss
Mother: Nancy Obedience Brown Boss
Husband: 2nd wife of Joseph Matthews
* She homesteaded the land and donated the land for the Matthewsville Cemetery.  Now Glenbar, Arizona.
** Note on funeral card mentions headstone has January 15th as birth date.  Doesn't say which date is correct.
Matthews Solomon Franklin 23 Feb 1854 6 May 1898 Born: San Bernardino, California
Father: Joseph Matthews
Mother: Polly Boss Matthews
Wife: Eliza Ann Cloward Matthews Age: 44 years, 2 months, 13 days
Matthews Walter Elzin 9 Nov 1887 Jun 1888 Born: Glenbar, Arizona
Father: Franklin Solomon Matthews
Mother: Eloisa (Eliza) Matthews
Age: 7 months, 21 days
Matthews William F. 8 Dec 1892 1 Jan 1899 Born: Glenbar, Arizona
Father: Franklin Solomon Matthews
Mother: Eloisa (Eliza) Matthews
Age: 7
Mecham Barbra Jean 10 Aug 1940 10 Aug 1940 Born: Miami, Arizona
Father: William Paul Mecham
Mother: Lucille Ray Mecham
Melio       * A Spanish farm-hand.
Merriman Charles 1972 2005  

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Surname Name DOB DOD Comments
Napier Jasper 16 Apr 1928 24 Dec 1940 Father: William David Napier, Sr.
Mother:Vesta Langdon Napier

Napier Joyce 4 Jan 1930 13 Sep 1944 Father: William David Napier, Sr.
Mother: Vesta Langdon Napier
Husband: None
Napier Maud Campbell 31 May 1887 1926 Husband: William David Napier, Sr.
Napier Maud Francia 10 Jul 1925   Father: William David Napier, Sr.
Mother: Maud Campbell Napier
* Referred to as Baby Frances in notes.
Napier William David Jr. 19 Apr 1923 3 Aug 1945 Father: William David Napier
Mother: Maud Napier
* Kentucky, 2 Lieutenant, Air Corps, WW II
** Headstone:  birth date: 20 Mar 1923
***Headstone: death date: 2 Aug 1945
2nd headstone photo
Navarro Carmen Sanchez 16 Jul 1925 11 Aug 2012 Father: Frederico E. Sanchez
Mother: Raymunda Clorobio Sanchez
Born: Glenbar, Arizona
Died: San Juan Bautista, California
Buried: 20 Aug 2012, Glenbar, Arizona
Norton Joseph Smith 5 Feb 1862 2 Sep 1899 Father: Henry Elliot Norton
Mother: Sarah Ann Matthews Norton
Wife: Annie Boren Norton
Born in: Utah
Died in: Arizona
Ray Lavinnia Jane 28 Jan 1878 27 Aug 1965 Died at: age 87
Husband: Theo H. Ray
Ray Louise 9 Sep 1928 24 Oct 1934  
Ray Theo H. 31 May 1875 22 Jul 1940 Died at: age 65
Wife: Lavinnia Jane Ray
Revel (baby) 1932    
Rhinehart Cletus James 19 Feb 1928 6 Jul 1985 Born: Millersburg, Ohio
Father: James Morrison Rhinehart
Mother: Mac D. Rechwine
Wife: Wilma Carter Rhinehart
Riggs Anna Reynolds 28 Feb 1819 8 Aug 1904 Born: Jackson County, Alabama
Father: Edward Reynolds
Mother: Jean Ready Reynolds
Husband: Nathaniel Riggs
* She planted first cotton in Gila Valley.
Riggs Nathaniel Jr. 1852 1903 Father: Nathaniel Riggs
Mother: Anna Reynolds Riggs

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Surname Name DOB DOD Comments
Sain Helen Geraldine 9 Aug 1935 1 Jun 1936 Father: James Benjamin Sain
Mother: Neva Kirkpatrick Reed Sain
Sain James Grant 19 Jan 1931 19 Jan 1931 Father: James Benjamin Sain
Mother: Neva Kirkpatrick Reed Sain
Sain James Thomas 14 May 1937 Oct 1937 Father: James Benjamin Sain
Mother: Neva Kirkpatrick Reed Sain
Sanchez Alex C. 19 Apr 1931 21 May 2003 Born: Glenbar, Graham, Arizona
Father: Frederico (Fred) E. Sanchez
Mother: Reymunda Colorbio
Wife: Isabel Castillo Sanchez
Sanchez Alva Tomasa (Mary) 7 Mar 1917 2 Jan 1940 Father: Frederico E. (Fred) Sanchez
Mother: Raymunda Colorbio Sanchez
Husband: Jesuse Alva
Sanchez Frederico E. (Fred) 14 Aug 1874 15 Jul 1967 Born: Uvalde, Uvalde, Texas
Father: Fransico E. Sanchez
Mother: Lupe Espinoza Sanchez
Wife: Raymunda Colorbio Sanchez
* He was a farmer and rancher.  He was personally acquainted with Pancho Villa.  Villa ate in their home in Old Mexico many times.
Sanchez Grabel C. 20 Mar 195- 24 Apr 195- Father: Tony Sanchez
Mother: Lydia Celix Sanchez
Sanchez Isabel Villa 19 Nov 1957 22 Jun 2012 Father: Pablo Castillo
Mother: Leonarda Villa
Husband: Alex Sanchez
Born: Cusihuiriachi, Chihuahua, Mexico
Died: Tucson, Arizona
Buried: 29 Jun 2012, Glenbar, Arizona
Sanchez Lyle Lalo 25 Sep 1921 21 Dec 1995 Born: Glenbar, Graham, Arizona
Father: Frederico (Fred) Sanchez
Mother: Reymunda Colorbio
Wife: Jessie
Died at: age 74
Served in: US Army WW II
Sanchez Maria Elena
(Mary Helen)
1936 1936 Father: Frederico E. Sanchez (Fred)
Mother: Raymunda Colorbio Sanchez
Age: infant
Sanchez Raymunda Colorbio 23 Jan 1897 4 Jul 1974 Born: Villa, Amunda, Chihuahua, Mexico
Father: Antonio Colorbio
Mother: Reynalda Paderes Colorbio
Husband: Frederico E. (Fred) Sanchez
* Name is spelled "Reymunda" on headstone.
** She had seventeen children.  Eight sons and five daughters living at the time of her death.  She had lived in Glenbar since 1915.
Sanchez Rufino 1937 2008  
Sanchez Socorro (Cora) 11 Feb 1915 8 Dec 1935 Father: Frederico E. (Fred) Sanchez
Mother: Raymunda Colorbio Sanchez
* Headstone gives birth year as 1916
Smith Hyrum Leroy 22 Jun 1884 2 Jun 1971 Born: Pleasanton, New Mexico
Father: Charles Pears Smith
Mother: Mary Wilkinson Smith
Wife: Laura McBride Smith
* Bishop of Matthews Ward from 1929 to 1932.
Smith Laura McBride      
Smith Varis 11 Aug 1918 11 Aug 1918 Father: Hyrum Leroy Smith
Mother: Laura McBride Smith
Smith Waldo Leroy 1 Sep 1908 22 Jun 1924 Father: Hyrum Leroy Smith
Mother: Laura McBride Smith
Sprout Carolyn 1 Jan 1810 1896 Husband: Avel Butterfield (?)
* Location unknown.
Waddel Clara Levinia 1 Dec 1896 1897 Father: John Sybert Waddel
Mother: Henretta Caroline Holliday Waddel
Waddel John Sybert 14 Jan 1846 9 Feb 1913 Born: Alabama
Wife: Henretta Caroline Holliday Waddell
* Served in: Confederate Army
** Editorial note: The middle name on the wooden headstone looks like "Sowell" not "Sybert".  This text listing  is from the funeral cards.
Walker Fred 20 May 1912 1 Apr 1927 Father: J. D. Walker
Mother: Cora C. Walker
* Death by drowning
Wilkins Alexander, Jr. 25 Sep 1854 8 Sep 1893 Born: Provo, Utah
Father: Alexander Wilkins, Sr.
Mother: Alice Malena Barney Wilkins
Wife: Charlotte York Carter Wilkins
* He worked at the Lime Kiln.  The lime for the first brick church house in Pima was burned here.
Wilkins Charlotte York Carter 2 Jan 1856 24 Jan 1943 Born: Provo, Utah
Father: William Furlsbury Carter
Mother: Sarah York Carter
Husband: Alexander Wilkins, Jr.
* She was the Relief Society President of the Matthews Ward for many years.
Wilkins Edwin Granville 14 Jun 1879 13 Feb 1943 Father: Alexander Wilkins
Mother: Charlotte Carter Wilkins
Wife: Helen Vilate Greenhalgh Wilkins
Wilkins Helen Vilate Greenhalgh 1885 1979 Husband: Edwin Granville Wilkins
Wilkins Lloyd A. 4 Jan 1918 18 Jul 1925 Born: Miami, Arizona
Father: Edwin Granville Wilkins
Mother: Helen Vilate Greenhalgh Wilkins
* Accidently drowned at YMCA at Miami, Arizona.
Wilkins Morjorie Dean 4 May 1917 21 Oct 1917 Father: Parley Pratt Wilkins, Sr.
Mother: Emma Dean Hayes Wilkins
Age: infant
Wilkins Parley Pratt, Jr. 25 Feb 1909 22 Mar 1909 Father: Parley Pratt Wilkins, Sr.
Mother: Emma Dean Hayes Wilkins
Age: infant
Wilkins William Edson 19 Jul 1881 26 Mar 1942 Father: Alexander Wilkins
Mother: Charlotte Carter Wilkins
1st Wife: Alice Kynast in Oklahoma
2nd Wife: Lila Montoya Wilkins


And there are others...



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