The Whitefish Cemetery in Whitefish, Flathead County, Montana, is a beautiful moderate size cemetery. Keen Wesley Howard Field and Mary Alice Barr moved to Montana in 1915. They lived in Kalispell and Whitefish. Many of their descendants still live in the area. Burial locations are easy to find in the cemetery because there is a listing of every person buried there with the row and plot number given.

FIELD/Mary A./1865-1928/Kenneth H./1864-1957

Mother/Mary Field/1871-1957

Kenneth Wesley Howard Field was born in Gibson County, Indiana 8 April 1864. His given name is actually Keen which is a name that came into the Field family when Elizabeth Withers (1706-1760) married Capt. Abraham Field (bef 1699-1774). This marriage took place in July of 1723. Elizabeth Withers' mother was Elizabeth Keene (abt 1682-1769) the daughter of Mathew Keene (1659-1731). The name Keen is still in the family today. At some point Keen Howard decided to go by the name of Kenneth. Kenneth's parents were Keen Withers Field (1817-1906) and Sarah Duncan (1824-1875).

On 26 July 1888 Kenneth married Mary Alice Barr of Fairfield County, Ohio. Her parents were Samuel F. Barr (1836-1911) and Nancy Cossell (1841-1897). They were married in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois. In 1915 they moved to Montana from Kansas where they had been living since 1906. Kenneth had five children with Mary Alice Barr. After Mary's death in 1928, Kenneth married Mary Bryce. Mary was born in Ontario, Canada, in July of 1872. She was first married to James McMurdo also of Ontario. With James she had six children.

FIELD/Howard W./Father/1890-1972/1889-1979/Linnie D./Mother

Howard Wesley Field was born in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois, on 21 September 1890. His parents were Keen (Kenneth) Wesley Howard Field and Mary Alice Barr. On 23 February 1910 he married Linnie Dorcas Henry in Sego, Reno County, Kansas.

Linnie was born in Sego, Kansas, 14 November 1889. Her parents were Clark Henry (1850-abt 1905) and Nancy Jane Long (1859-1924). In 1912 Howard and Linnie moved to Moose Jaw, Canada. After one winter there they moved to Opheim, Valley County, Montana and then in 1919 to Whitefish, Flathead County, Montana.

KLEM/George A./May 29, 1900/Oct. 5, 1979 Mildred D./Sept. 28, 1900/Jan. 24, 1981

Mildred Dora Field married George Augusta Klem 10 October 1921 in Opheim, Valley County, Montana. Mildred was born 28 September 1900 to Keen (Kenneth) Wesley Howard and Mary Alice Barr Field. George Klem was born 28 May 1900 in Washburn County, Wisconsin. Both died in Whitefish, Flathead County, Montana. Mildred died 24 January 1981 and George died 5 October 1979.

Dorothy A Hescher/SP3 US Navy/World War II/Mar 27 1924-Oct 24, 1999

Dorothy Alice Klem Hescher was born 27 March 1924 in Whitefish, Flathead County, Montana. Her parents were George and Mildred Klem. She married Alvin Hescher in about 1949. She died in 24 October 1999.

Father-Husband/Ronald K. Field/1912-1965

Ronald Keen Field was a son of Howard Wesley and Linnie Henry Field. He was born 28 January 1912 in Kingman County, Kansas. He married Roberta Hume in 1936 in Whitefish, Flathead County, Montana. He died in Denton, Fergus County, Montana.

Roberta (Nutting) Field/Feb 3 1919-Jan 30 2007
Husband & Wife Reunited in Love & Serenity!
May They Rest in Peace

Roberta Hume Field Nutting was born in Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana, 3 February 1919. Her parents were Robert and Hannah Brockton Hume. Her second husband was Art Nutting of Eureka, Montana, whom she married in 1970. She died 30 January 2007.

Father-Husband/Ralph D. Field/1921-1955

Ralph Dean Field was born 26 January 1921 in Polson, Sanders County, Montana. He was a son of Howard Wesley and Linnie Henry Field. He married Merna Bernice Erickson. He died in Denton, Fergus County, Montana, 13 June 1955.

This is a monument dedicated to the Firefighters of Whitefish, Montana. The last person in the left column is George Klem the husband of Mildred Dora Field. Click on image for larger view.

Lucie and Gene Field visited the Whitefish Cemetery in June, 2012,