Lanier Cemetery
Payne County, Oklahoma

Lanier Sign

Lanier Cemetery is located in Payne County, Oklahoma, northwest of Stillwater on the south side of the road 4 miles west of Highway 177 on McMurtry Road. It is in a rural area, surrounded by a chain link fence. Approximately 1.65 acres, located at the northwest corner of Lot 1 , Section 30, T20N, R2E, in Eden Township, near the Noble County border. 361117N Latitude, 0970822W Longitude, Lake Carl Blackwell.

On June 24, 1899, for $1, William D. Lanier deeded the cemetery property to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Eden Township, to be used for cemetery and church purposes. In 1986 it was determined that the church had been disbanded for many years, and on May 12, 1987 a quiet title was ordered giving ownership to the Trustees of the Lanier Cemetery Association.

This is an old cemetery, and burials have not been recorded. I've attempted to identify the location of the graves. Click here to see the cemetery plot map and look at lots of photos of the cemetery. Cemetery association records consist mainly of plot maps identified by the owner, and do not identify people buried there. Many graves do not have stones, and some are marked with plain blocks, homemade stones, or temporary funeral home markers that are now unreadable. Some of the older graves have had professional headstones purchased and placed in recent years. There are a number of conflicts between birth and death dates on headstones and in newspaper obituaries. Assistance is needed from family members and friends who have additional informaiton.

Lanier Cemetery has also been known as Clary, Eden, Fair Plains, Pleasant Hill, Johnson, Laneer, and Lanere Cemetery.

View Plot Map. Take a virtual tour - lots of photos!

LAST NAME
FIRST MI 
  (Maiden)  
 BIRTH DATE
 DEATH DATE
OTHER
(SSW = Same Stone With)
   
 
30 May 1924
Unknown, Papa. Photo
BEASLEY Roxie E.
1869
1916
Wife of Shadrick. Photo
BEASLEY Shadrick
1861
1941
Husband of Roxie. Photo
BEASLEY Thurman M.
25 Sep 1898
22 Sep 1899
Son of Shadrick & Roxie. Photo
BERRY Ernest
3y 10m 13d
13 Nov 1909
Son of Charles. Photo & Obit
BERRY Sylvia
 
16 Sep 1909*
*Burial Date. Daughter of Charles.Photo
BOLEN Clyde
3 Oct 1880
16 Jun 1900
Son of W.J. & H.H. Photo
BOLEN W.J.  
28 Oct 1901
57 years. Obit
BRYAN Libby  
 
Wife of Mathew.
BRYAN Mathew  
23 Aug 1897
Husband of Libby.
BULLIN Eula Joyce  
24 Feb 1929
Daughter of B.J. Obit
CADE Joyce Icella
4 Dec 1932
5 Dec 1932
Age 13 hours. Daughter of Robert Wilson & Nancy (Madison). Photo & Obit
CASE George
10 Jul 1844
29 Nov 1919
Husband of Margaret. Photo
CASE Margaret (Etchison)
14 Jun 1849
24 Apr 1934
Wife of George. Photo & Obit
CLARY Doris
 
14 Mar 1916
Daughter of George Harrison & Rosa Pearl (Huls). Photo
CLARY Mina
 
15 May 1929
Photo
CLARY Oliver
 
14 Jan 1911
Photo
COBB Joni Rebecca
24 Jun 1993
24 Jun 1993
Daughter of Terry R. & Susan E. SSW Mary. Photo
COBB Mary Elizabeth
13 Jan 1986
13 Jan 1986
Daughter of Terry R. & Susan E. SSW Joni. Photo & Obit
COBB Susan Elizabeth (Langley)
8 Mar 1954
29 Jun 1993
Wife of Terry Robert. Daughter of Henry & Lenora (Swisher). Photo & Obit
CRABTREE Carrie Ann (Scott/Ensley)
19 Oct 1883
7 Jun 1977
Wife of Edward M. Photo & Obit
CRABTREE Edna C.
11 Nov 1909
25 May 1912
Daughter of Edward M. & Carrie A. Photo
CRABTREE Edward McKenzie
17 Mar 1881
26 Aug 1955
Husband of & SSW Carrie A. Son of Mack & Martha. Photo & Obit
CRABTREE Maxine L.
1916
1918
Daughter of Edward M. & Carrie A. Photo
CRISPIN Bertha P.
9 Feb 1900
13 Jul 1900
Daughter of Joseph & Fannie (Cullers). Photo
CRISPIN Charlie
1903
1906
Son of Joseph & Fannie. Photo
CRISPIN Etta Mae
1901
1902
Daughter of Joseph & Fannie. Photo
CRISPIN Fannie Lee (Cullers)
12 Jun 1879
11 Apr 1931
Wife of & SSW Joseph Elonso. Married 15 Jan 1894. Photo & Obit
CRISPIN John
 
 
Painted concrete stone: Pvt, Co. F, 10th IA Inf. Photo
CRISPIN Joseph Elonso
24 Jan 1870
18 Nov 1946
Husband of & SSW Fannie. Photo & Obit
DIEBOLD Dora Bay
1877
1898
21 years 1 month 4 days. Photo
EDWARDS Minnie Annabelle (Gates)
24 May 1944
1 Jan 1984
Wife of Larry Lee Edwards & John Jones. Daughter of Henry Oberlin & Aletta Mae. Photo & Obit
EVANS Henry Masters
27 May 1847
1 May 1918
Husband of Louisa (Hogle). Son of Solomon & Nancy (Masters). Photo
EVANS John Oliver
4 Jan 1881
27 Feb 1948
67 years 1 month 25 days. Husband of Gertie May (Bonine). Son of Henry M. & Elizabeth Lu. Obit
EVANS John Thomas
18 Feb 1847
17 Aug 1929
Husband of Mary (Lile) Protsman. Photo & Obit
EVANS Mary Emily (Lile)
20 Dec 1847
16 Oct 1934
Wife of John T. Photo & Obit
FOCHT Ivan Gerald
11 Mar 1923
17 May 1987
Husband of Mary (Swisher) Waltman. Son of Russell Curtis & Shirley Frances (Griffin). Photo & Obit
FORTNER Burr
 
 
No info. Could this be Bryan? Not in Index
FORTNER Mary Alma
24 Feb 1914
26 Nov 1915
Daughter of J.W. Photo & Obit
FRYMIRE Burr Theo
1900
1918
Gray stone marker. Photo
FRYMIRE Robert M.
1907
26 Mar 1916
Son of Dell. Gray stone marker. Photo & Obit
GARDNER Katy Lucille
4 Nov 1921
10 Nov 1921
Daughter of Wamon Wade & Ida (Madison) Swisher.   Gray stone marker. Photo & Obit
GATES Sarah Angeline (Lile)
22 Aug 1884
26 Apr 1968
Wife of & SSW William M. Daughter of William H. & Jennie B. See Sarah Huls. Photo & Obit
GATES William Meyers
9 Mar 1882
29 Aug 1951
1st Husband of & SSW Sarah A. Son of Timothy J. & Marie. Photo & Obit
GREENE Cornelius A.
21 Oct. 1836
5 Oct 1913
Husband of & SSW Lucinda. Photo & Obit
GREENE Lucinda M. (Middleton)
15 Jul 1846
25 Sep 1918
Wife of & SSW Cornelius. Daughter of John & Eve (Cahill). Photo & Obit
HANDY Albert Roy
4 May 1920
13 May 1920
Son of W.R. & Fern. Died 13 Dec 1921.
HANYKA Julie
April 1898
26 Jun 1898
2 months. Photo
HOGEL James B.
1820
7 Apr 1911
91 years, 1 month, 18 days. Obit
HOGGATT Hattie E. (Burr)
1884
28 Nov 1932
Wife of & SSW John. Photo
HOGGATT John William
13 Dec 1868
7 Sep 1948
Husband of & SSW Hattie. Son of Robert & Rebecca. Photo & Obit
HOGLE  
2 Jan 1900
4 Jan 1900
Infant of Edwin & Cora A. (Jones)
HUGHETT Bert Lee
1 Feb 1877
13 Feb 1941
Husand of & SSW Cora C. Name may be Bertie Lee. Son of Robert & Martha L. Photo & Obit
HUGHETT Cora Cornelia (Greene)
20 Sep 1875
23 Apr 1952
Wife of & SSW Bert L. Daughter of Cornelius A. & Lucinda (Middleton). Photo & Obit
HUGHETT Robert A.
14 Oct 1905
14 Jun 1908
Son of Bert L. & Cora C. Headstone says: In heaven there is one angel more. Photo
HULS James Albert
28 Oct 1878
8 Jun 1959
2nd Husband of Sarah. Son of Richard Wiley & Charlotte (Lewis). Photo & Obit
HULS Sarah Angeline (Lile)
22 Aug 1884
26 Apr 1968
83 year 8 months 4 days. Wife of James. See Sarah Gates. Daughter of William H. & Jennie B. Photo & Obit
HUMMEL Charles Joshua
15 May 1857
15 Feb 1905
Husband of Martha Etta (Fields). Obit
HUMMEL Eliza Gertrude
30 Jan 1890
26 Sep 1917
Daughter of Joshua & Martha. Obit
IVY Clarence Joe
1925
10 Jul 1925
3 months 9 days. Son of E.B. & Catherine.
JOHNSON James William
31 May 1852
18 May 1923
Husband of Mary B. (Stark). Obit
JOHNSON Margaret
 
 
Sunken sandstone marker with name only. Photo
JONES Rex E.
10 Aug 1925
20 Aug 1925
Son of C.E.
JONES Roy
 
   
KINNAN Julia A.
30 Dec 1846
17 Aug 1903
Wife of J.S. Kinnan. Photo
KIDDER Paul
17 Jan 1925
22 Jan 1925
Son of Lee & Rowena; probably buried here.
LANIER  
 
1898
Child of W.D. Photo
LANIER Lila
Oct 1856
Sep 1899
 
LAWSON Jonas Lewis
15 Oct 1849
5 Dec 1899
Husband of Emma James. Married 27 Nov 1870. Photo
LILE Emma Amanda (Williams)
14 Apr 1877
9 Oct 1939
Wife of & SSW Wilber E. Daughter of John E. & Ellen E. Photo & Obit
LILE Jennie Bulinger (Kohl)
10 Jun 1861
20 Oct 1933
Wife of & SSW William H. Gray stone. Photo & Obit
LILE Johnie W.
30 Aug 1916
11 Jan 1921
Son of Wilber & Emma. Photo
LILE Lillian Pearl (Fritchman)
14 Sep 1899
11 May 1981
Wife of & SSW Virgil J. Daughter of Ed & Emma. Photo & Obit
LILE Vergil Jahiel
17 Jun 1897
10 Aug 1964
Husband of & SSW Lillian Pearl. Son of William H. & Jennie B. Photo & Obit
LILE Wilber C.
 
30 Oct 1927
Only one date on stone.
LILE Wilber Edwin
10 Oct 1881
20 Jul 1940
Husband of & SSW Emma. Son of William H. & Jennie B. Co. J 13th Inf Battalion WWI. Photo & Obit
LILE William Handie
31 May 1849
5 Apr 1923
Husband of & SSW Jennie. 42 MO Inf. Photo & Obit
LILE Willie Everett
12 Apr 1895
19 Mar 1970
Son of William & Jennie. WWI, Co. J, 13th Inf. Photo & Obit
LONG Charles
6 Sep 1865
17 Mar 1925
Bachelor, Brother of Pete. Photo
LONG William Hampton
30 May 1867
4 Oct 1913
Husband of Lottie (Chandler) [Charlottie Jane?]. Obit
MADISON Baby
28 May 1928
28 May 1928
Infant of Carl & Gladys. Photo
MADISON D.F.
16 Aug 1911
17 Sep 1911
Child of John & Mary? Gray stone: Gone but not forgotten. Photo
MADISON Dorathy May
10 Oct 1912
18 Oct 1918
Daughter of Marion & Pearl. Photo & Obit
MADISON Francis Marion
16 Feb 1876
12 May 1929
Husband of Pearl. Son of William F. & Nancy. Photo & Obit
MADISON John David
12 Sep 1875
22 Dec 1956
Husband of Mary. Son of William F. & Nancy. Photo & Obit
MADISON Joyce Evelyn
16 May 1929
20 Sep 1932
Daughter of Walter Floyd & Klyce. Photo & Obit
MADISON Mary Ann (Cabe)
8 Dec 1873
12 Oct 1948
Wife of John D. Daughter of William & Sarah Cabe. Photo & Obit
MADISON Mattie
1884
29 Nov 1916
Age 32 years. Photo
MADISON Statia Mae
6 Oct 1903
2 Jul 1905
Daughter of James Henry & Dora (Stark). Photo & Obit
MADISON William Floyd
30 Jul 1842
31 Dec 1918
Husband of Nancy Ellen Johnson; Union Army. Photo & Obit
MALONE Donnie Evelyn
15 Jun 1907
3 Sep 1983
76 years 2 months 18 days. Daughter of Andrew J. & Mary A. (Landers). Obit
MALONE Lillie Alma
18 Mar 1904
4 Apr 1987
Daughter of Andrew J. & Mary A. (Landers). Obit
MANCHESTER Earl Edward "Pete"
4 Mar 1944
4 Nov 2007
Husband of Lois (Gardner). Photo & Obit
McLANE Fred G.
1892
1939
Husband of Blanche (Beall). SSW Robert. Photo
McLANE Robert Stephen
11 Oct 1918
24 Apr 1938
Son of Fred & Blanche. SSW Fred. Photo
McQUAIN James W.C.
28 Nov 1869
27 Dec 1914
Husband of Ona V. Gibbens. Photo & Obit
McQUAIN Viola
1891
1901
Photo
MIDDLETON Alonzo Elzie
1872?
1 Aug 1947
Husband of Carolina R. (Watkins). Son of Sylvester & Mary. Obit
MIDDLETON Carl
 
5 Sep 1906*
*Burial date. Son of J.H. (L.H.?). Obit
MIDDLETON Sylvester
10 Sep 1849
5 Mar 1901
Husband of Mary A. (Smith). Son of John & Eve (Cahill). Photo & Obit
MYERS Pearl
15 Jan 1893
17 Jul 1896
Son of William H. & Susan A. (Tribble). Photo
PRATER Conner Allan
 
15 Nov 1998
Son of Wayne & Tonya. Photo
PRATER Lucas Charles
 
15 Nov 1998
Son of Wayne & Tonya. Photo
PRATER Ranse Broughton
 
15 Nov 1998
Son of Wayne & Tonya. Photo
RASEY Earnest E.
1897
19 Jun 1901
3 years 9 months 5 days. Son of S.C. & N.E.
RAYNOR Charles R.
12 Sep 1823
27 Dec 1907
Husband of Lydia.
RAYNOR Emma Elizabeth (Persing)
12 Jun 1869
11 Dec 1947
Wife of James W. Daughter of William & Gracie. Photo & Obit
RAYNOR Goldie B.
14 Jul 1896
26 Jul 1899
3 years 12 days. Gray stone. Daughter of James W. & Emma E. Photo
RAYNOR Gracie A.
31 May 1889
26 Jul 1899
10 years 1 month 26 days. Daughter of James W. & Emma.E. Photo
RAYNOR James William
1853
18 Feb 1931
(8 Feb 1931?)
Husband of Emma E. Photo
RAYNOR Jimmie
 
 
2 years 2 months. Son of James W. & Emma E. Photo
RAYNOR Lydia A.
24 Jul 1828
12 Oct 1903
Wife of Charles R. Photo
RAYNOR Nora M.
1893
25 Jul 1899
5 years 7 months 2 days. Daughter of James W. & Emma E. Photo
ROSSANDER Jennie Ellen (Lile)
19 May 1908
19 Mar 1932
Wife of Everett David (he died 4 Mar 1982, Fairlawn Cemetery). Daughter of Wilber & Emma Lile. Obit
ROSSANDER Wilber Olaf
30 Oct 1927
30 Oct 1927
Son of Everett David & Jennie. Obit
SCOTT Elizabeth (Turpen)
14 Feb 1841
21 Jan 1902
Wife of John R. Headstone says: She was the sunshine of our home. Photo
SCOTT Martha Ellen
18 Feb 1863
24 Jul 1940
Wife of & SSW William D. Photo
SCOTT William Daniel
 
25 Jan 1945
Husband of & SSW Martha. Photo
SEALES Johnny Manyard
22 Nov 1932
29 Aug 2002
Not buried here. Married 8 Oct 1982. SSW & Husband of Lenora J. Son of Johnnie Rector & Lillie Mae (Payne)Photo & Obit
SEALES Lenora Jane (Swisher)
8 Mar 1935
1 Oct 1995
SSW & Wife of Johnny M. Daughter of Orville J. & Ida Ellis. Photo & Obit
SHARPTON Earnest Henry
12 May 1930
19 May 1930
Son of John & Inez. Photo
SHINN Abbie Electa (Becker)
21 Jan 1861
23 Jun 1898
Wife of Charles. SSW Charles & Gertrude. Daughter of Severinus & Sarah (Wright) Becker. Photo & Obit
SHINN Charles B.
1854
21 Jul 1913
Husband of Abbie. SSW Abbie & Gertrude. Photo & Obit
SHINN Gertrude
13 Dec 1897
9 Aug 1898
Daughter of Charles B. & Abbie E. SSW Abbie & Charles. Photo & Obit
SHOCKEY Clarence C.
1864
22 Dec 1926
62 years. Son of Henry & Christina.
SHOCKEY Elmer T.
*14 Oct 1860
2 May 1929
Husband of & SSW Mamie. Pink stone says *born 1861. Photo & Obit
SHOCKEY Henry C.
11 Sep 1894
2 Feb 1908
Son of Elmer T. & Mary Ellen. Photo & Info
SHOCKEY Mary Ellen
(Mamie Greene)
*21 Feb 1869
31 Jul 1932
Wife of & SSW Elmer T. Daughter of Cornelius A. & Lucinda (Middleton) Pink stone says *born 1866. Photo & Obit
SPILLMAN  
20 Jul 1904
20 Jul 1904
Infant of Andrew Jackson & Nevada Marie (Crispin). Photo
SPILLMAN  
 
9 Jul 1929
Son of Henderson & Floris. SSW Daughter. Photo
SPILLMAN  
 
28 Mar 1930
Daughter of Henderson & Floris. SSW Son. Photo
STOCKWELL Mattie Florence (Nash)
26 Nov 1910
3 Jun 2004
SSW & WIfe of Henry Ward Beecher Williams. Wife of Ruben Thairn Stockwell. Daughter of Herbert Earl & Pansy Ethella (Oldfield). Photo
STOUT Arthur
30 Aug 1916
16 Sep 1916
Son of Charley D. & Pearl May (Veach).
STOUT Ira
26 Sep 1919
26 Sep 1919
Son of Charley D. & Pearl May (Veach).
STOUT James Madison
18 Dec 1831
(18 Dec 1830?)
28 Nov 1911
(22 Nov 1911?)
Husband of Louisa Jane (McCormick) & Irena (Summers) & Mary Jane (Burl). MO State Guard.
STOUT Mary Jane (Burl)
Apr 1833
 
Wife of James M.
SWISHER Darrell Lee
24 Nov 1943
18 Oct 1962
Husband of Carolyn (Hooper). Son of Ida E. & Orville J. Photo & Obit
SWISHER Ella Ellis
4 Nov 1926
29 Mar 1931
Daughter of Ida & Orville. Photo & Obit
SWISHER Ida Ellis (Madison)
29 Jul 1901
19 Feb 1988
Wife of & SSW Orville J.; Daughter of Samuel L. & Ruby F. (Cabe). Photo & Obit   Other Children
SWISHER Orville Jasper
14 Aug 1889
3 Sep 1987
Husband of & SSW Ida Ellis. Son of Jasper W. & Laura B. (Annis) Swisher Photo & Obit    Other Children
TAYLOR Alvertus B. (Gates)
1846
1898
Photo
THOMPSON Aurelia Jane (Hoggatt)
25 Dec 1921
24 Feb 1995
Daughter of John William & Hattie E. Photo & Obit
WHITE  
1 Oct 1915
1 Oct 1915
Child of J.C. Obit
WILKERSON Jennie B. (Gates)
26 Oct 1915
12 Jul 1985
(13 Jul 1985?)
Wife of Edmond Lee, who died 1968. Daughter of William & Sarah. Photo & Obit
WILLIAMS  
1927
16 Oct 1927
Son of Albert Boyd & Jessie. Obit
WILLIAMS Albert Boyd
8 Nov 1887
2 Sep 1966
Husband of & SSW Jessie (Crabtree). Son of John Ezekiel & Ellen Elizabeth. Black & pink stone. Photo & Obit
WILLIAMS Albert Loyd
5 Aug 5 1905
1931
Son of Albert Boyd and Jessie (Crabtree). Info
WILLIAMS Donald L.
15 Jul 1918
16 Jul 1976
Photo & Obit
WILLIAMS Elizabeth M. (Crabtree)
23 Jun 1883
13 Jun 1953
69 years 11 months 20 days.
Wife of Lawrence. Obit
WILLIAMS Ellen Elizabeth (Swofford)
12 Oct 1859
12 Jan 1934
74 years 3 months 2 days. Wife of & SSW John Ezekiel. Pink stone. Photo & Obit
WILLIAMS Henry Ward Beecher
25 May 1891
30 Oct 1975
Husband of & SSW Mattie. Son of John Ezekiel & Ellen Elizabeth. Photo & Obit
WILLIAMS Jessie Louella (Crabtree)
20 Aug 1886
13 Jul 1967
Wife of & SSW Albert B. Daughter of Mack & Ellen. Photo & Obit
WILLIAMS John Ezekiel
8 Feb 1853
20 Feb 1939
Husband of & SSW Ellen Elizabeth. Photo
WILLIAMS Lawrence E. "Boss"
1 Aug 1874
19 Mar 1972
Husband of Elizabeth. Son of John Ezekiel & Ellen Elizabeth. Obit
WILLIAMS Mattie Florence (Nash) Stockwell
26 Nov 1910
3 Jun 2004
SSW & WIfe of Henry Ward Beecher Williams. Wife of Ruben Thairn Stockwell. Daughter of Herbert Earl & Pansy Ethella (Oldfield). Photo & Obit
WILLIAMS Walker
1924
27 Sep 1924
4 months. Son of Albert.

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SOURCES:
I canvassed this cemetery in November 2001 and took the photos that are included.
Stillwater Gazette and NewsPress obituaries came from microfilm at the Stillwater Public Library.
Also consulted were:
1984 Payne County Cemetery Records, by Mahlon Erickson
1994 Payne County Cemetery Index, by Mahlon Erickson
Payne County LDS Cemetery Records, Vol 3; Lanier Cemetery canvassed May 1960.
Lanier Cemetery Association records

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