CIVIL WAR MEMORIALS AND MONUMENTS

ROOKS COUNTY, KANSAS

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Stockton, Rooks County

Cemetery
(north east of town)

Stockton

Type: Marble Soldier Monument

Description: A marble soldier at rest is mounted on a short square column. The lower part of the rifle held by the soldier is missing. The inscription on the column reads: "Erected By ~ Stockton ~ Womans Relief Corps ` Auxiliary To The G.A.R. ~ In Memory Of The ~ Union Veterans ~ Of The Civil War ~ 1861 - 1865 ~ Erected In 1933".

Flanking granite markers are part of this statue placement. The left marker is inscribed: "American Legion Auxiliary ~ Dedicated To Those Of Rooks County Who ~ Gave Their Lives In World War I. Donated ~ By The American Legion Auxiliary Post 97 ~ {names}". The right monument is inscribed: "Veterans Of Foreign Wars symbol ~ Korean War 1950 - 1953 In Memory Of ~ All Veterans Who Served Their ~ Country In Its Time Of Need ~ Donated By VFW Post 8873 ~ And Ladies Auxiliary".

References:
SOS! 1994

Photographs:
DE McGovern, March 1, 2007

SUV Registry Status: Primary Memorial
SUVCW documentation needed





Stockton, Rooks County

Court House

Stockton

Type: Granite Monument

Description: A polished black granite monument is inscribed "Lest We Forget". This inscription is surrounded by engravings of an American Eagle, "United States Armed Services" and a portrait of an honor guard signaling Taps. Benches in front of the monument are inscribed with: "Spanish American Civil WW I WW II" and "Korea Vietnam Desert Storm". The granite markers flanking the central monument list names for each of the listed conflicts.

References:
reported by DE McGovern

Photographs:
DE McGovern, March 1, 2007

SUV Registry Status: Secondary Memorial
no SUVCW documentation planned




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Updated March 23, 2007 - DE McGovern