Jackson County, Illinois

Howard Cemetery


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Donated by Sharon Newton Burns


The Howard Cemetery is located in DeSoto Township, Jackson County, IL. This cemetery was established on the farm of Abraham Howard in 1883 with the burial of his grandson Thomas A. Howard.  The cemetery is rather isolated and nearly surrounded by the coal mines. To reach it we traveled from the town of DeSoto on Route 149 into the town of Hurst where 149 is called Russell Street. We made a left turn onto Bush Street and continued on it until it came to an end at a gravel road. This gravel road is named Howard Cemetery Road. Making another left turn travel the gravel road, which runs alongside the railroad tracks, for a mile and a half when it crosses a wooden bridge over the tracks and is at the entrance to the cemetery. I did this reading on Monday, May 29,2000 with the help of my husband Richard. Many of the markers are very old and quite a few are broken.
 

(unknown possibly Kniffen) Lester 1914 1914  
  Teddy 1924 1924  
Albright Madeline 1904 1963 d/o Herman & Ollie Crain
Beavers Grace S 29 Aug 1951 21 Jul 1990 d/o Leslie A
  Leslie A "Bill" 26 Jun 1923 28 Nov 1999  
Beck Virginia Pollard     (thought to be buried here)
Beeson Colier 10 Mar 1904 27 Oct 1905 s/o M H & Lucinda
  Lucinda 1876 1925 w/o Mitchell  (nee Young)
  Mitchell 1867 1947  
  Paul 29 Nov 1900 02 Dec 1900 s/o M H & Lucinda
Boles Emma 1887 1921  
Bolton John P 18 Oct 1888 17 Oct 1906 s/o W H & Lucy
Broadway Cora H 1862 1937  
Branson Tommey 1871    
Calvert Albert 1867 1929  
  Cynthia 1878 1934 w/o Albert
Campbell William M   no dates* Pvt Co D 81st IL Inf no marker
Carson EA "Kit" 1875 1956  
  Emma R 1883 1944 w/o E A (nee Howard)
  Mary Kathlyn 24 Sep 1916 05 Sep 1916 d/o E A & Emma
  S F 03 May 1836 22 Mar 1913  
Chitty Denard 22 Dec 1886 10 Nov 1896 s/o A & Nora
Clutts Nelson 22 Jan 1915 08 Feb 1915  
Coleman Charles 21 Jan 1915 21 Jan 1915 s/o Thomas & Artie
  Lee Scott 03 Nov 1970 03 Nov 1970 s/o Dave & Betty
Coyle Walter Franklin   12 Aug 1924* WWI Pvt Co M 10th Inf
  Walter P T   1918* unknown war
Crain Herman C 1872 1940  
  Ollie D 1878 1914 w/o Herman C
Doron Maggie 13 Dec 1881 12 Dec 1969  
  Michual Victor 19 Dec 1912 21 Dec 1914  
  Samuel R 02 Dec 1879 09 Dec 1929  
Emison Maxine Morris 20 Feb 1917 30 Oct 1972  
Fann C E 30 Mar 1917 25 Dec 1927  
  N   UTR  
  Richard 1872 1927  
Farner Ada   02 Feb 1897 1-0-14 d/o R F & Dora
  Dora   07 Mar 1897 21-7-7 w/o Russell
  Emma   15 Oct 1895 1-1-12 d/o R F & Dora
  Harold   22 Feb 1910 0-5-4 s/o Russell & Sarah
  Mamie A 1892 1958  
  Russell   28 Nov 1907 0-3-27 s/o Russell & Sarah
Golliher Ralph 30 Jul 1908 21 Apr 1909 s/o Harmon & Iva
Gosnell Earnest 1894 1911 s/o John & Sarah
  Henry   25 Oct 1901 s/o John & Sarah
  Isaac Peter 05 Mar 1884 18 Nov 1947  
  John   11 May 1896 45-3-17
  Iva Mae 1889 1957  
  Thomas D 1889 1966  
Hagan Florence 03 Apr 1881 19 Sep 1933 no marker
Hall Ella Mae 30 Jan 1921 25 Feb 1984 w/o James K
  James K 22 May 1920 07 Feb 1942* WWI Wt 3 US Navy
Halleran Dan 12 Nov 1880 09 Mar 1912  
  Oma 16 May 1888 no date w/o Dan
Harrison Esta 27 Aug 1903 18 Nov 1916  
Heberer Charles A   25 Jun 1909 54-1-8
  Freddie   UTR  
Hicks Cora B 1873 1920 w/o W R
  Ollie 1888 1965 w/o W Arthur
  W Arthur 1893 1977  
  W R 1870 19554  
Howard Abraham 08 Mar 1811 10 Mar 1886 75-0-2
  David 29 Sep 1849 25 Oct 1930 (buried in Fresno, CA)
  Emma 1857 1940 w/o Phillip (nee Hurst)
  Hannah C 29 Apr 1844 28 Jan 1900 w/o David
  Henry 1862 1941  
  Martha E 10 Nov 1850 21 Mar 1886 w/o David
  Mary A 03 Dec 1823 03 Jul 1908 84-7-0 w/o Abraham
  Mary A 14 Mar 1850 no date w/o Peter
  Maymie 20 Aug 1882 19 Feb 1901 d/o Phillip & Emma
  Minnie 1867 1940 w/o Henry
  Minnie Belle 06 Aug 1867 11 Aug 1940  
  Minnie R   22 Oct 1881 4-5-14 d/o David & Martha (stone only has MRH)
  Peter 25 Sep 1851 09 Jan 1916 Lodge #715 K of P
  Phillip 1853 1932  
  Thomas A   05 Aug 1883 12 days s/o David & Martha
Huddleston Clarence 1926 1926  
Hurst Ezra 04 May 1883 03 Mar 1910 26-9-29
Joline Ruby Beavers 03 Sep 1901 25 Sep 1983 on base " mother of Katherine, Floetta, Leslie, Albert & Jack"
King Amanda   27 Sep 1898 55-1-9 w/o John (nee Whipkey)
  John P   31 Jan 1915* 78-6-8 Pvt Co K 18th IL Inf
Kniffen Ellen T 1889 1983 w/o Loren R
  Joe Alvin 24 Jul 1922 03 Mar 1973 WWII SC 2 US Navy
  Loren R 1873 1949  
  Paul Roger 28 Dec 1918 01 Jul 1973 no marker
Lavender (infant)   21 Mar 1902 17 days d/o RA & D (stone broken)
  Carl 1909 1911  
  Claude 28 Mar 1899 12 Oct 1970 WWI Agt IL Co H 52nd Inf
  Dora   26 Aug 1902 21-4-3 w/o Robert A
  Kizzie 1850 1934  
  Sarah A 31 Oct 1873 18 Sep 1957 w/o Will T
  Ted   24 Dec 1948* WWII Pvt Co A 32nd Inf
  Will T 11 May 1868 11 Jul 1963  
Lewis Leona M 1906 1906 d/o J W & Florence
Loucks John   UTR "father"
Morris Emma McDaniel 11 May 1889 08 Oct 1980  
  Sarah M Gosnell 1857 1943 (nee Howard
  William Cyril 14 Jan 1912 06 Nov 1915  
Moschenrose Ora E 1884 1919  
Murray David A 1901 1901 s/o J W & K R
  John W 1865 1946  
  Katherine R 1866 1957 w/o John W (nee Howard)
  Phillip Earl 1907 1907 s/o J W & K R
  Ray Howard 1903 1903 s/o J W & K R
  Willard F 1899 1899 s/o J W & K R
Newton Allie 1891 1962 w/o Milo (nee Childers)
  Mildred 1910 1912 d/o Milo & Allie
  Milo 1885 1971  
Pepper J A L 1882 1926  
Qualls Frank 1877 1962  
  Grace M 26 Dec 1887 11 Feb 1919 w/o Frank
Robinson Charles 29 Jan 1913 20 Mar 1913  
  Darthy J 23 Sep 1910 23 Dec 1923  
  James D 09 Apr 1921 16 May 1922  
  Lina Feb 1892 06 Nov 1932  
Rush Anna M 1869 1925 w/o Joseph A (nee Farner)
  Joseph A 1872 1964  
  Tomy   no dates s/o J A & Annie
Salyers Urey S   no dates  
Schwartz Charles   19 Feb 1898  
  Harriet 1861 1889 w/o W E
  W E 1858 1915  
Shelton William 1866 06 Jun 1933  
Shirley Louisa 1868 1918 w/o Robert A
  Robert A 1861 1950  
Smith Wayne Edward 17 Sep 1911 27 Jan 1912 0-4-11
Snyder Elsworth N 1887 1912  
Speers Andrew 1857 1929  
  Margaret 1865 1931 w/o Andrew
Steele Almeda 1833 1914 w/o Samuel (nee Spears)
  Earnest 20 Jan 1909 15 May 1911 s/o PA & kate
  Irene 07 Sep 1912 07 Sep 1912  
  Joseph 17 Nov 1916 17 Nov 1916  
  Samuel 1834 1914* Co B 9th KY Inf
Vancil Katie E 20 Jul 1884   w/o Walter L
  Walter L 27 Jul 1879 18 Aug 1911  
Wasson (infant) 29 Dec 1906 29 Dec 1906 d/o J T & M
  Alexander 1890 1943  
  John T 11 Mar 1876 20 Jun 1955  
  Maggie 17 Mar 1877 03 Jun 1939 w/o J T
  Pauline 1893 1969 w/o Alexander
  Samuel I 16 Aug 1902 13 Nov 1908 s/o J T & M W
  Travis Paul 31 Jan 1914 31 Jan 1916  

 

3 Stones which are unable to be read
38 Stones which are broken and unable to read
  Stone with H E H only
3 Stones with "infant"
  Half moon stone with Mayme (behind a large Howard stone)
  Broken stone with W M
  Across the gravel road that circles the main cemetery are a few more graves.

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