The Kingsburg Cemetery is located at 12782 East Clarkson Avenue, Kingsburg, California, west of the town of Kingsburg.
The cemetery is medium size and well kept up.

Our Beloved Husband/Dad and Grandpa/Howard A. Field/Sept, 27, 1911-Dec. 2, 1988/Precious Memories

Howard Allen Field was born September 27, 1911, in Valparaiso, Indiana. His parents were Harvey Field (1889-1966) and Marie Jeanette Eddy (1891-1966). He married Miriam Elaine Grasz on 6 May 1938 in Nappanee, Indiana. He died 2 December 1988 in Fresno, California.

Loving Wife. Mother & Grandma/Miriam Elaine Grasz Field/Wife of Howard Allen Field/May 28, 1918-Sept. 25, 2009/B. Nappanee In./D. Selma, Ca.

Miriam Elaine Grasz Field was born in Nappanee, Indiana on 28 May 1918. She was the daughter of Floyd May Grasz (1886-1979) and Tressa Ethel Wilson (1886-1931). She married Howard Allen Field 6 May 1938 in Nappanee, Indiana. She died 25 September 2009 in Selma, California.

In the late 1960's Miriam became interested in the family history of hers and Howard's families. She began a search for her ancestors. This lasted many years. This was before the days of computers and after many years of research and many binders of information she was not quite sure how to organize all the information she had. She gave the boxes and binders of information to her son, Eugene Field, and said, "Here, you write the book." These boxes of information sat in Eugene's garage until he got a computer and with his daughter Lucie, began to record the information into a genealogy program. This web site is the result of that information. Since Gene and Lucie began recording Miriam's informatoin they have done considerable research and more than doubled the information Miriam had accumulated.

This web site is dedicated to Miriam and is a memorial to her life and her work discovering the family histories of many of her and Howard's ancestors.

Josiah Draper/Born/Oct. 8, 1821/Died/June 14, 1883

Josiah Draper was a son of Jesse Draper (1792-1858) and Dephinia Davenport (1800-1825). He was born 8 October 1821 in Marion County, Indiana. He married Nancy Price (1818-1905) on 15 January 1853. Shortly thereafter, he came to California in a covered wagon. He settled first in Lodi, later moving to Kingston, Fresno County. In August of 1873 he moved to King's River Switch 12 miles away from Kingston, on the newly built railroad. He delivered freight from King's River Switch to Jacob & Einstein, merchants of Kingston. He laid out a townsite at this location and built a hotel, which he operated for many years. The new town was named Drapersville for a short while before becoming Kingsburg. He died in Kingsburg on 14 June 1883.

His grand-daughter, Beryl Livermore (1884-1954), married Charles Lewis Kinney (1879-1954), son of Cynthia Luvina Field (1853-1825) and Wilson Kinney (1847-1924) and great-great grandson of Keen Field (1774-1815) and Anna Lewis (1773-aft. 1850).

Pearly E. Draper/Born/Aug. 8, 1879/Died Sept. 23, 1880

Pearl E. Draper was a daughter of Franciso Americus "Frank" Draper (nephew to Josiah Draper) and Florence M. Livermore. She was born 8 August 1879 and died 23 September 1880 at the age of 1 year and almost 2 months.

Draper/Florence M./1861-1937/Frank A./1855-1937

Frank Draper was a son of Elias Johnson Draper and Sarah Elizabeth Hobaugh and a nephew of Josiah Draper. He was born in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California on 13 February 1855 and died on 27 February 1937 in Richmond, Contra Costa County, California.

His father crossed the plains in 1852 with his wife and a brother, George Harlan. Frank was a grain and fruit farmer near Kingsburg, California. In 1898 and 1901 he went to the Klondike in Alaska and came home the second time with a small profit. He married Florence M. Livermore on 21 September 1878.

Florence was a daughter of Wilson Livermore (1832-1886) and Huldah G. Russell (1838-1915). She was a sister of John Wilson Draper who married Emma Jeanette Draper and had a daughter Beryl Livermore (see above). Florence was born 5 May 1861 in Iowa and died on 14 February 1937 in Richmond, Contra Costa, California.

Marion S. Draper/Father/1855-1943

Marion S. Draper was a son of Josiah Draper and Nancy Price. He was born 26 March 1855 in California and died 3 September 1943 in Coalinga, Fresno County, California

Belle/Livermore/Kratzer/Dec. 20, 1876/July 23, 1934

Charles/Livermore/Jan. 23, 1879/April 1, 1920

Belle Livermore Kratzer was a daughter of Wilson Livermore (1832-1886) and Huldah G. Russell (1838-1915). She was born 20 December 1876 in California and died 23 July 1934 in Napa County, California. She married Clark Crone Kratzer (1875-1958). Clark is buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California next to a second wife, Georgia.

Charles Livermore was a son of Wilson and Huldah Livermore. He was born 23 January 1879 in California and died 1 April 1920. He married Nancy Bishop (1885-)

Baby Archel/Born/Mar. 15, 1881/Died/Apr. 24, 1888

Little Edith/Born/Sept. 23, 1883/Died/May 12, 1885

Archel and Edith were children of Wilson and Huldah Livermore.

Merton Clifton Livermore/1873-1945

Merton Clifton Livermore was a son of Wilson and Huldah Livermore. He was born 24 April 1873 in Iowa and died 2 July 1945 in Los Angeles, California.

Our Father/Wilson/Livermore/Died/Apr. 30, 1886/Aged/54 Yrs. 1 Mo. 10 Ds./Huldah G./Livermore/Sept. 2, 1888/Aug. 30, 1915/
To honor her was to/love her

Wilson Livermore was a son of Abraham Livermore (1795-1881) and Elizabeth Shafter (1807-1873). He was born 20 March 1832 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania and died on 30 April 1886 in California. He married Huldah G. Russell in 1857 in Iowa. Huldah was born 2 December 1838 in New York and died 30 August 1915 in California. They immigrated from Iowa to Merced County, California in 1873.

Lucie and Gene Field visited the Kingsburg Cemetery, May 2010 and June 2012.