States: Oklahoma: Beaver
I received a note from a man who regarding a similar query on another bulletin board. I had mentioned that I was told by my great aunt that the cemetery is about 2 miles east of Elmwood, then south about one mile on a hill. There is (or was) an old church at the cemetery. My grandfather and his siblings visited it about 20 years ago, so it still existed then, though I don't know the name it had. The man who replied said that he thought the cemetery had been renamed to South Flats in the 30's/40's and then renamed again later. If he is correct, then some of the people in the cemetery would be Tiffins and Bullins (my family) and Garretts (his family). I don't have anything definite, though, and don't know if his cemetery is the same as mine.
I was interested to hear that your mother went to a school named Surprise. I've always wondered if my grandfather and his sister had the name correct -- it seemed odd. I would love to know if your mother knows about Surprise Cemetery. Also, does she have any idea how her school and a cemetery got a name like "surprise"? Thanks!
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