In 1891, a tornado destroyed the courthouse, then under construction, killing two workmen---Pete Winsell and a Mr. Williamson from Kansas City, Missouri. These were the next two people to be buried in this new cemetery.
Settlers before the year 1900 buried here are:
J.H. Cator, B.O. Cator, Les Cator, J.H. Wright, M.B. Wright, and B.P. Ward
This was the only official cemetery in the County until 1928. This information was obtained from people who were living around the neighborhood at that time. This information was recently found at the Stationmaster's House Museum.
Don Maize, President
Ronnie Willis, VP
Lynanne Maize, Secretary/Treasurer
Joe Potts from Gruver is an employee of both the Hansford Cemetery
and the Gruver Cemetery. He is responsible for mowing and weeding
for both cemeteries. The upkeep for each plot that is curbed or enclosed
in any manner is the responsibility of the owner. The only support
for the cemetery is through generous donations and memorials. All
donations can be sent to Hansford Cemetery Association, 707 E. 2nd, Spearman,
Any of the board members listed above can be contacted for more information or Bob Boxwell @ 806-659-3802
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