Fairveiw Cemetery, Manton, Michigan

This entry is part 8 of 60 in the series Cemeteries


Fairview cemetery is in the city of Manton,Michigan. A transcription which resides in the Cadillac-Wexford Library, Cadillac Michigan says Gertie W. Burdick is the oldest burial found in the cemetery.

On lot 373, section 1, owner L.T. Fenton, according to the book, the remains of Papa’s earliest Michigan ancestors are interred. The lot was probably owned by Allen Lane Fenton, son of the John.

Gertie W. Burdick was the infant daughter of George Washington Burdick and Mary Jane Abbott. She would be a great grand-aunt of Papa, a sister of his great-grandmother, Susie Melissa Burdick. This is a thumbnail, you may see a larger view by clicking.

“John Fenton 1802-1872, A Kind Neighbor, Indulgent Father an Affectionate Husband, a Perfect Christian.” This transcription is in the book at the library. The stone was somewhat readable when I visited and photographed it in September, 2003.



Irving W. and Ethel M. Fenton were children of John P. Fenton and his wife Susie Burdick. Of the Fenton’s five known children, three survived to adulthood.  The stone has been repaired.  This is a thumbnail, click for a larger view.


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    • Arvilla M Weaver Kuehl on April 29, 2010 at 3:44 am

    I sure hope this gets to you this time, I messed it up last week and the message went into the internet haven. I am trying to fine out if Daniel L Weaver & Laura A Burdick, were buried in Manton, Cemetery or if they are with her mum and pa in Antioch (Greenwood) Cemetery? Do you have any idea about that? Laura, would be my great grandmother, and I know she was the daughter of Harrison H Burdick, & Mary A Martin. I can’t tell by the head stones if the died in 1906 or 1908, my eyes are failing me and its hard for me to tell. Are you relation to one of my old friend Spencer Fenton? I hope you can give a little information on my peoples where abouts. Thank You.

  1. Hi, Arvilla. I never heard of the Weavers until last week, but I am looking into them now. I will e-mail you. Yes, Spencer was my husband’s cousin.

    • claudia seymour on April 27, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I am looking for a cemetery that Hazel Stoddard was buried on Feb 16, 1920 died on Feb 11, 1920. On the certificate of death it states she was buried in Manton, MI but didn’t put down the name of the cemetery.
    I did check Fairview and didn’t see her in the listing.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Claudia Seymour

  2. Hi, Claudia, thanks for your comment. I live 200 miles from the Manton area, and I do not have transcriptions of all the cemeteries. You might check with the Wexford Genealogical Organization, http://www.wexfordgenealogy.org/, perhaps someone there would do a look-up for you.

  3. I have a grandma and grandpa burried at Fairview at Manton Mi Adnes Estella Woodworth and Olen Eugene Woodworth My mother said her child who died at birth Olin Jay Woodworth is suppose to be burried next to my Grandpa/Grandma can you tell me if this is true and the date of death of child im trying to get a tumb stone for my brother My folks are both dead and burried at Kingsley MI THANK YOU for your help

    • Jeff Henrickson on October 25, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    Helen Boomgaard died in early 2023. Obituary said she was cremated and would be buried in a Manton Cemetery after a summer of 2023 service. Talked with Greenwood Cem and she is not there. Unable to contact Fairview or Liberty Cemeteries. Can you assist?

    Thank you!

  4. I am sorry, I am not in that area.

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