~ Fruitland Cemetery, Elgin, Arizona

Fruitland Cemetery, Elgin, Santa Cruz County Arizona
Homesteader Plot Cemetery


Fruitland Cemetery is located in Elgin, Arizona,
Santa Cruz County, Arizona, off of Highway 83
off of the Lower Elgin Road. It is located on private property
and is very hard to find.

Longitude & Latitude is:
31.6698° N 110.5625.W

In starting my research I was told the homesteaders of the
Fruitland area had hoped that Fruitland would be a community
of its own.They had hoped the railroad would put a water
station by the tracks, but being there was one in Elgin 3 miles away
so that did not happen. The homesteaders had a platt
map laid out. But it never came to be.

My father told me there was a big dance hall in Fruitland.
His parents would load all the children into the buckboard
travel from their ranch in Sonoita and go to the dances
The dances would end at dawn. was somewhere
between 1912 - 1919

The following is a partial list of burials in Fruitland. When
I went in July of 2007 there were only a few headstones.
Most of the burials were around 1919, some as early as 1912
The latest one was in early 2007.

Only 2 wooden crosses still stand, I'm sure the cemetery was
full of them in it's prime. A chain link fence is arount the area
where the headstones are. Along with the old sign that
says HOMESTEADERS PLOT. It is my understanding the
fence is relatively new and many more graves are on the outside.

I found through the Arizona Birth and Death records the
following burials. Some of the information comes from the
federal census

Click on the names in red to see a picture
of the headstone for that person.

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It is said that we each have 3 deaths
The First when we die
The Second when we are laid to rest
And the Third when our name is never spoken again.

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ARNWINE, Phoebe Elizabeth, b. Oct. 14, 1848, Tennessee
d. Jan. 4, 1921, Elgin, Arizona
~ Daughter of William Lewis & Annie Yorder

BARTON, Bertha, b. 1900, Iowa, d. 1919
~ Daughter of Henry Barton & Mary Sherman
BARTON, Mary Sherman, b. June 2, 1871, Iowa
d. Nov. 11, 1922, Vaughn, Arizona
~ Wife of Henry
BARTON, Henry, b. 1867, Germany, d. 1940
BOISVERT, Brielle, Nicole, b. April 28, 2001
d. Feb. 21, 2007, Tucson, Arizona
~ Daughter of Tom & Donnell Boisvert

CALDWELL, Harrietta May, b. April 26, 1896, Kansas
d. Feb. 22, 1919, Sonoita, Arizna
~ Daughter of Joseph A. Stewart & Emily Grim
CHRISTMANN, infant male, b. June 21, 1917, Sonoita, Arizona
d. June 21, 1917, Sonoita, Arizona
~ Son of Walter F. Christmann & Frida Ahrens

DOME, Eusebio, b. Oct. 11, 1892, Mexico
d. Nov. 1918, Elgin, Arizona

ELLIS, Edward, b. July 12, 1874, Minnesota,
d. Jan. 5, 1922, Nogales, Arizona
~ Husband of Ethel
~ Son of George Ellis
ELLIS, Pearl Alphie, b. Aug. 11, 1919, Vaughn, Arizona
d. Oct. 11, 1926, Nogales, Arizona
~ Daughter of E.D. Ellis & Violet O'Brien

HANSON, Victor P. b. Jan. 7, 1841, Michigan d. Feb. 14, 1920, Elgin, Arizona
~ Husband of Permelia
~ Son of John Hanson & Mary Schenck
HOLDEN, Pearl E., b. Feb. 18, 1881, Lampassos County, Texas,
d. April 20, 1912, Nogales, AZ
~ Wife of Mortimer Holden
~ Daughter of Ben T. Powell & Nancy Ann West
~ Mother of Maggie, Pearl, Earl & Isabell

LAVELLE, Willie Downs, b. Feb. 18. 1873, Texas
d. July 26, 1922, Elgin, Arizona
~ Wife of Michael T. Lavelle
~ Daughter of Daniel Downs
LEIBFRITZ, Christian, b. July 24, 1935, Germany
d. Nov. 5, 1914, Sonoita, Arizona
~ Father of Clara Leibfritz Hummel, 1st postmaster of Sonoita

McGUIRE, William M., b. Feb. 18, 1886, North Carolina
d. June 23, 1919, Elgin, Arizona
~ Husband of June
~ Son of Richard McGuire & Matilda Wilcot
MILLER, Ida Lillian, b. Oct. 25, 1860, Douglas, Kansas
d. May 7, 1917, Elgin, Arizona
~ Wife of Samuel M. Miller
~ Maiden name Waybright

PUTNAM, Carrie Augusta, b. Sept. 5, 1865, Groton, Mass
d. Aug. 16, 1920, Sonoita, Arizona
~ Wife of Fred
~ Daughter of John B. Hall & Martha, A. Stevens
PUTNAM, Charles Otis, b. Feb. 24, 1869, Massachusetts
d. Oct. 3, 1954, Florence, Arizona
~ Husband of Zula Babcock
~ Son of Herbert Putnam & Fannie Kinbell
PUTNAM, Zula, b. Aug. 5, 1872, Massachusetts
d. Jan. 6, 1924, Nogales, Arizona
~ Wife of Charles Putnam
~ Daughter of Jno. Babcock & Abbie Arnold

SPRUNG, Dorothy Putnam, b. Jan. 29, 1900, Massachusetts
d. Nov. 8, 1984
~ Wife of Lyle Sprung
~ Daughter of Fred Putnam & Carrie Hall

TURNER, Edward Vance, b. June 1, 1917, Pantana, Ariz.
d. July 20, 1917, Elgin, Arizona
~ Son of Edward E. Turner & Leda A. Beaty



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