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Near Willcox in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Erickson Family Cemetery

Sacred To the Memory of These Pioneers

 
 
Erickson Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 3, 2010
1. Erickson Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription. They came when only the brave dared come: They stayed where only the valiant could stay. Born in Sweden. Americans by choice - not by accident of birth, they loved their adopted country and served her well.

Neil
Served five years in the Army during the Indian Wars and then twenty five years as an officer in the United States Forest Service.

Emma Sophia
As wife, mother, friend, God's spirit was imbued within her. Perils of Indian warfare, incessant toil and loneliness of a pioneer land - nothing daunted her, this valiant lady, our mother.

They carved a home from the wilderness with the warp of labor and the woof of dreams they wove a pattern of life as beautiful as the sunsets and as enduring as the mountains they loved so well.
 
Location. 32° 0.5′ N, 109° 23.262′ W. Marker is near Willcox, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is on Bonita Canyon Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is just past the entrance station at the Chiricahua National Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Willcox AZ 85643, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ericksons: Pioneer Settlers (here, next to this marker); Faraway Ranch
Erickson Family Cemetery and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 3, 2010
2. Erickson Family Cemetery and Markers
Marker is mounted to the fence.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); The Chiricahua Apache (approx. 1.8 miles away); Commanding Officer's Quarters (approx. 9.8 miles away); Cavalry Barracks (approx. 9.8 miles away); Infantry Barracks (approx. 9.8 miles away); Cavalry Mess Hall and Kitchen (approx. 9.8 miles away); Post Trader (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Willcox.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Neil Erickson Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 3, 2010
3. Neil Erickson Grave Site
Dad
Neil Erickson
1859 [Crossed Flags] 1937
Emma Erickson Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 3, 2010
4. Emma Erickson Grave Site
-Mother-
Emma Sophia
Erickson
May 24, 1854
Dec. 12, 1950
Faith, Hope, Love
1 Cor. 13.13
Hildegard Erickson Hutchinson Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 3, 2010
5. Hildegard Erickson Hutchinson Grave Site
Hildegard Erickson Hutchison
April 22, 1895 – July 22, 1978
Youngest child of Neil and Emma Erickson, born at Faraway Ranch - - daughter of pioneers and child of the Chiricahua Mountains. Her smile and her spirit have returned forever to the land she loved.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,134 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 8, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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