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Jackson Co, MN
Riverside Cemetery, Des Moines Township, Jackson MN

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Riverside Cemetery...
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Riverside Cemetery history: In early June of 1870, a meeting was held in the office of J.W. Saeger with the intent to form the Jackson Co Cemetery Association. Trustees were elected with officers and included Mr. Saeger (Secretary), G.C. Chambers (Secretary), J.W. Hunter (Treasurer), H.S. Bailey, C. Baldwin, E.P. Freeman (Pres.) and W.S. Kimball (Actuary). They then chose a piece of property owned by Mr. Bailey a mile south of town overlooking the Des Moines River along Estherville Rd.

The earliest burial is Saraphine Wood who died 11 Aug 1879 and is located in Sec. 3, Lot 250, Grave 1. She was the wife of A.E. Wood from New York who was a Civil War vet and early settler in Jackson Co. The oldest body is that of a young Julius Wheeler who died at Ft. Abercrombie ND at age 17 on 6 Aug 1879. His was involved in the Indian Wars during the Civil War and his parents later had his body transferred to Riverside, and is located in Sec. 3, Lot 249. Several other burials in the cemetery have no records or markers.

  • Cemetery entrance
    Located on south side of Jackson along Hwy 71.
    -Randy Wendel photo.

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  • Cemetery view
    Photos looking east from Hwy 71.
    -Randy Wendel photos

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  • Cemetery Panoramic view

  • View from adjoining Good Shepard cemetery
    from below the tall white cross, starting
    from the south side of both cemeteries facing
    Hwy 71, and turning/looking west, then north
    toward the NE and east (backside) of Riverside.
    The full-pan photo is all photos combined using
    Windows Live Photo Gallery software (free download).
    -Randy Wendel photos (May 2009)
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    Photo 1916.
    -Jackson County Historical Society photo

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  • Ashley headstone
    A page is dedicated to Ashley's interred at this cemetery by clicking here
    -Randy Wendel photo

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  • H.S. Bailey family plot
    Headstones difficult to read due to age.
    -Randy Wendel photo, 01May2009

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  • George and Lottie (Kephart) Blakey
    George, born in Wisconsin, was a very humbled and admired man. He accompanied his parents to Jackson Co at age 4. Lottie, born in Iowa, arrived in Jackson Co as a young girl with her parents. George and Lottie were married in Jackson Co and had 2 boys, Orville and Verland.

    -submissions by Mark D. Williams, Son of Verla BLAKEY Williams, dau. of Verland Edward BLAKEY, son of George Edward BLAKEY, son of Henry BLAKEY in Arthur Rose's Pioneers picture, son of Edward BLAKEY. (Nov2009)

    -(Blakey obits available on BIO's page)

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    Henry, Jemimia (Thorp), James, Roseanna (Haggard)

    -Randy Wendel photo (April 2010)

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  • Christian Frederick and Sadie (Lodge) Magnussen headstone
    Jackson Co Sheriff 1927-1934, and again 1939-1942. Chris was born in Hurup, Denmark, Aug 30, 1890. His father owned a mill in Hurup. They had 16 children. 4 of those immigrated to Canada and USA. Chris immigrated to the United States together with his brother, Gustav, in 1911 when Chris was about 21 years old. He went to Iowa and worked as a farm hand and ditch digger for laying tile. He then went to Lakefield, Minnesota and was employed as janitor at the local school. He married Sadie Mae Lodge 9 JUL 1921 in Jackson, Jackson County, MN, daughter of John Gardner Lodge and Dorothy Anna Bland. She was born 18 FEB 1897 in Red Burn, Lycoming Co., PA, and died 13 MAY 1951 in Jackson, Jackson Co, Minnesota. Chris and Sadie had twin girls in 1926, Arlene and Arliss. Later he bought 80 acres of farm land and raised cattle, pigs and chicken plus corn, alfalfa, wheat and flax. It's believed his brother "Gus" lived in the area, too. He drowned in Spirit Lake in 1921. Does the place Pottawatamie, Boomer Township sound right? There is a Gustav Magnussen there on the internet. Would like to verify.
    -Randy Wendel photo

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    Frank (son of Warren and Amy Rice), Amy (wife of M.S. Clough), Mary E.

    -Randy Wendel photo (April 2010)

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  • Everett and Alice Salyards
    Alice A. 1902-1975, Everett L. 1895-1975

    -Randy Wendel photo (April 2010)

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  • Gordon Sathe and wife, Ruth (Lanto)
    Gordon Sathe was the son of Jackson mortician and furniture merchant Oscar C. Sathe and Ormie C. (Ormsby). Gordons' roots hail from Norway through his Grandfather, Ole Sathe, who eventually emigrated to Jackson in 1878 via Decorah IA and Lanesboro, MN.
    Gordon and Ruth were married 23 June 1941. Gordon served in WWII for 4 years in the infantry with the 103rd Div in Europe. He was awarded both the Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman's Badge, and was discharged as a captain when he returned to Jackson to continue with the funeral and furniture business. He enjoyed fishing and duck hunting.

    -Randy Wendel photo

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    Walter, B.E.Withers
    -Randy Wendel photo (April 2010)

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    Wood family plot.
    -Randy Wendel photos, 01May2009

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  • Ahimaaz E. and Mary (Salmons) Wood
    Ahimaaz, Mary
    -Randy Wendel photo (April 2010)

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