Ward Cemetery

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White Pine County

All of the burials here that still have gravestones, are from the 1870's and 1880's. Martin Gleeson was buried in this cemetery in 1877. Gleeson and a man named Jack Roach discovered the Pleiades Mine. they later became involved in a dispute over profits. Roach shot and killed Gleeson. I have not found the research to say whether this act was self-defense or murder. The cemetery sits down below the Ward townsite. There is an old BLM marker here that gives a short history on the area. It claims that 46 people are buried in this cemetery. I only found legible gravestones for seven. There isn't much left of the actual Ward townsite. It's also a long way away from anywhere, unless you live in Ely. The road there wasn't horrible, but it wasn't that great either. Just one of those roads. I didn't need four-wheel drive. My last trip there was in April of 2016. It started snowing on me while I was there, so I cut the trip short.