Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Crawford County, Missouri; Descendants of James LYLE and Hannah CRAWFORD

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Bourbon Cemetery
In Bourbon, Crawford County, Missouri
visited by the author on 24 September 2009

Bourbon City Cemetery sign.

Bourbon City Cemetery sign

Arizona (aka John) Lyle

North of I-44 about a mile east of the Bourbon exit

Arizona Lyle, son of Jugurtha Lamar Lyle and brother of William Allen Lyle, apparently went by the name of John as an adult. Born 29 January 1867, he died 2 October 1938 in Bourbon, Missouri, and his death certificate indicated he would be buried in this city cemetery. The personal information on the death certificate was provided by his brother. A transcription of the stones in the cemetery (see does not list a gravestone for any Lyle. Perhaps one was never ordered.

We visited on a rainy morning and did not try to locate a grave, but it looks to be very well maintained and unlikely for a stone to have been overlooked.

Arizona or John's brother, William Allen Lyle (1869-1962) never married. He is buried in St. Louis County in Gatewood Gardens Cemetery with members of his brother's family. Refer to Find A Grave under Wm. Allen Lyle at The cemetery was founded in 1832 by the German Evangelical Church, the cemetery was originally named New Picker Cemetery. Purchased by numerous individuals, it was renamed Saint Louis Memorial Gardens in 1981 and was seized by the City of St. Louis in 1996 and renamed Gatewood Gardens Cemetery.

© 2009 Jean M. Hoffman, CG SM,
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last updated on 20 October 2009.