Monday, August 13, 2012

Belle Prairie Park Pioneer Cemetery

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them!

This cemetery is known to be the oldest cemetery in Morrison County.  Located on old 371, north of Belle Prairie Holy Family Catholic Church in Belle Prairie Park; half mile North of Catholic church, turn left off old Hwy 371 at the park entrance; the cemetery sits along the tree line as the road splits into the park. 

Revised: August 12, 2012

 Farrand Family Headstone

The Farrand family was known to have ran the Belle Prairie house from the 1860's to 1890's.  The house was known as the place to relax and to get something to eat by travelers and stag coaches as they made their way to the city of Crow Wing and Brainerd.

Mary E. Farrand, April 22, 1939 - December 17, 1900

Fred A. Farrand, May 11, 1865 - May 22, 1888

Wilbert T. Farrand, August 11, 1863 - July 9, 1882

Bertha Farrand, July 25, 1872 - April 17, 1874

Two Additional Farrand's within this bush.

Mary E. Farrand, Febuary 22, 1853 - December 20, 1893 (Age 40)

Jessie L. Farrand, April 21, 1881 - May 27, 1990 (Age 9)

Hamilton Family Headstone

James Hamiliton, June 18, 1855 (Age 61 yrs, 6 mo, 21d's)

Ruby J. Hamilton, January 16, 1881

Samuel T. Hamilton, July 19 1889 (Age 57 yrs, 7 mo, 6 d's)

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