Leonia Cemetery (Ghost Town)
(aka Boulder Creek Cemetery)

At east side of the county on the Montana Border. This cemetery was originally known as the Leonia Cemetery, but later was called the Boulder Creek Cemetery. There are approximately 15 burials, however, only 4 wooden markers remain. They are:

OAKS, Bettie R - May 17, 1922--Aug 12, 1922

TAYLOR, John H - Oct 13, 1851--July 30, 1921

FATLAND, Mathilda R - Age 20 yrs---Oct 23, 1918

BREIMON, Oscar R - Age 34 yrs---Oct 16, 1918

Unknown - This grave has a board fence on three sides, no marker

 

  The following deaths are reported in the Kootenia Herald or Bonners Ferry Herald. It is not known positively where they are buried.

1898 - John M Gorman killed in accident near Leonia 23 Aug 1898

1901 - Jack Conway, alias Phil Leigh, drowned near Leonia, buried 8 Sept 1901

1905 - O. J. Jones died in train wreck at Leonia 22 Mar 1905

1906 - James Melroy buried at Leonia age 26, 30 Mar 1906

1912 - Frank Blakely shot in Leonia Jun 1912

1913 - Tannas Mahall died age 29, 15 Aug 1913

1921 - George Henry Taylor buried Leonia, Aug 1921

1922 - Jacob Lang age 79, buried Leonia, 8 Aug 1922

In 1897 Leonia lost a ferry on the Kootenai River when a cable broke and killed 3 men. They are buried in unmarked graves at the old town site, about .5 mile west of the "current" ghost town.

 

  Boundary County Cemeteries at findagrave.com