Putnam Cemetery, Putnam County, Illinois
A-B  C-D  E-F  G-H  I-K   L-M  N-P  Q-R   S-T   U-Z

Transcribed and Donated by Dena Whitesell

The Senachwine Pioneer Days Souvenir Book reports that the cemetery was started in 1861 when Peter and Ann Barnhart sold an acre of land to Senachwine Township to be used for a burial ground. There are several markers with death dates of 1840 within this cemetery. It's possible to cemetery was started then but became an official cemetery in 1861. This is an active cemetery, owned by Senachwine Township. The original part of the cemetery (section G) is on the east/south side of the entrance and the most recent burial plots on the west side (sections A-G as well as in section F. The cemetery was surveyed first on the west section (A-G) from north to south, west to east (towards the entrance). The east section (F, G) was surveyed from north to south, east to west. Section G is the oldest part of the cemetery where there are many missing markers. Some people never had markers. Lot owners/lot numbers can be found from a previous survey completed by the Bureau County Genealogical Society in the fall of 1998.


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Last Name

First Name

Middle Name

Maiden Name

Birth

Death

Years

Months

Days

Plot

Inscription

Note

?? Mary A             section D, row 18   difficult to read, marker between Althea Lindquist & Harold Johnson/family marker
?? Eliza   Weaver no date         section E, row 10   small marker without inscription, flag holder by marker, Eliza Weaver ?. In Droll plot
??                 section F, row 10   marker missing, concrete bench set next to where marker was, this marker not listed in 1998 survey. Marker next to Barbara Magnuson & Zelda Daniels
???                 section A, row 6   There's a base where a marker sat at one time. No marker present. Sits between Frank Anderson & Charles Murphy marker
Aber Shannon Marie   May 6, 1976 Dec 7, 1993       section D, row 19 God's Angel"  
Alstrin Maxine   Murphy 1911 1940       section A, row 4    
Anderson Walter L   1910 1987       section A, row 5   Mason symbol on marker
Anderson Carrie A   1877 1963       section A, row 5    
Anderson Frank E   1879 1936       section A, row 5    
Anderson Howard     1913 1986       section A, row 7    
Anderson Neva     1914 1981       section A, row 7    
Anderson Lloyd     1908 1963       section A, row 7    
Anderson Jean Catherine Hooper 1924 1979       section A, row 7    
Anderson Anna M   1930 1943       section A, row 7 Daughter"  
Anderson Lillian Agnes   1901 1980       section A, row 7    
Anderson Ivan Finley   1904 1984       section A, row 7    
Anderson Clarence     1890 1984       section A, row 13    
Anderson Igle F   1896 1986       section A, row 13    
Anderson Carolyn     May 1, 1951 Jun 19, 1951       section A, row 13 Infant Dau."  
Anderson Francis L   1920 1957       section A, row 13 Son"  
Anderson John W   1866 1935       section B, row 4   h/o Louisea
Anderson Louisea     1866 1937       section B, row 4   w/o John W. Anderson
Anderson Harry Myrl   Dec 17, 1887 Jul 16, 1922       section C, row 9 Corp. Machine Gun Co., 352nd Inf., A.E.F., 88th US Div., son of F.M. & Jane Anderson"  
Anderson Jane A Anderson Jul 16, 1854 May 9, 1927       section C, row 9    
Anderson Swan     1829 1912       section C, row 17   h/o Johanna
Anderson Hohann     1835 1913       section C, row 17 His Wife"  
Anderson Abraham     Aug 3, 1828 May 2, 1898       section D, row 7   h/o Pleasant
Anderson Pleasant     Mar 12, 1832 Jan 13, 1907       section D, row 7 His Wife"  
Anderson Susan     Oct 19, 1854 Oct 24, 1898       section D, row 7   d/o Abraham & Pleasant Anderson
Anderson Daniel     Dec 26, 1856 Nov 12, 1920       section D, row 7    
Anderson William W   1893 1979       section D, row 8   h/o Mary W
Anderson Mary W   1897 1976       section D, row 8   w/o William W
Anderson Willis Watts   Nov 12, 1922 Feb 19, 1945       section D, row 8 Illinois CPL 23 Marines World War II"  
Anderson Albert     Feb 6, 1869 Aug 24, 1894       section D, row 8    
Anderson George B   1870 1941       section E, row 6    
Anderson M May Harney 1895 1987       section E, row 6    
Anderson Clifford B   Jan 30, 1922 Sep 25, 1954       section E, row 6 Illinois, CPL 21 Marine Air GP, World War II"  
Anderson Lynn E   Oct 25, 1933 no date       section E, row 17 II Cor 5'17; Missionaries to Mexico "  
Anderson Donabel Fishel   Jun 28, 1935 Mar 14, 1996       section E, row 17 II Cor 5'17; Missionaries to Mexico"  
Anderson John     Nov 13, 1835 Nov 18, 1896       section G, row 7 Father" shares marker with Rachel
Anderson Rachel     Dec 28, 1835 Jan 14, 1911       section G, row 7 Mother"  
Anderson Edwin     Jan 18, 1868 Jan 28, 1868       section G, row 7   shared marker with William C. & Walter H.
Anderson William C   Apr 20, 1869 Sep 14, 1869       section G, row 7   shared marker with Edwin. & Walter H.
Anderson Walter H   Jul 12, 1877 Nov 30 1877       section G, row 7   shared marker with Edwin and William C
Anderson Infant     Apr 27, 1859 Apr 27, 1859       section G, row 7 Infant Dau." backside of marker shared with William C., Walter H., & Edwin
Anderson May     May 3, 1861 May 18, 1861       section G, row 7   backside of marker shared with William C., Walter H., & Edwin
Anderson Levi     Apr 28, 1862 Aug 23, 1865       section G, row 7   backside of marker shared with William C., Walter H., & Edwin
Anderson Bruce               section G, row 8   cemetery map shows this grave, no marker present. *
Anderson Ross D   1901 1907       section G, row 8    
Atkins Roger S   1893 1974       section A, row 21   h/o Blanche E
Atkins Blanche E   1895 1970       section A, row 21   w/o Roger S.
Bacon Mary K   1888 1970       section F, row 1   w/o L. Eugene Bacon
Bacon L Eugene   1884 1963       section F, row 1    
Bacon Ralph E   Nov 14, 1886 Oct 14, 1957       section G, row 1 Iowa, PVT 363 Infantry 91 Division, World War I"  
Bacon Joseph Chauncey   1860 1925       section G, row 1   h/o Carrie M
Bacon Carrie M   1858 1945       section G, row 1 His Wife"  
Bacon Samuel Cahuncey   1882 1923       section G, row 1    
Bacon Helen   Ford 1880 1922       section G, row 1 Wife of Samuel C. Bacon"  
Bacon Freddie       Sep 20, 1868   2   section G, row 1   marker is broken
Bacon Ambrose       Apr 21, 1869 58     section G, row 1    
Bacon Infant       Oct 3, 1866       section G, row 1 Children of A. H. & S .L. Bacon" marker is very worn, difficult to read
Bacon ??               section G, row 1   Info taken from 1998 survey: Susan Ash Bacon??
Bacon Isaac N     Sep 6, 1862   10   section G, row 1 Son of E. C. & S. L. Bacon" marker is very worn, difficult to read
Bacon E Lester     Jul 11, 1860   8 4 section G, row 1   marker is buied half way
Bacon Samuel C     Feb 27, 1888 81 11 19 section G, row 1   marker is unique, looks like a tall tree trunk
Bacon Deborah Ann     Dec 4, 1854 46 5 5 section G, row 1 Wife of Samuel C Bacon" shared marker with her husband, Samuel C
Bagley Nelson     1807 1895       section G, row 1   h/o Elizabeth Moran
Bagley Elizabeth   Moran 1817 1889       section G, row 1 His Wife"  
Bagley Eveline     1852 1940       section G, row 1    
Bagley John Moran   1850 1922       section G, row 1    
Bailey Cotton" W   1910 1974       section B, row 22 Married June 17, 1950" Plot purchased by Dorothy Hatton
Bailey Dorothy G   1928 1989       section B, row 22 Married June 17, 1950 w/o "Cotton" W. Bailey"
Baker Henry E   Mar 21, 1888 Dec 11, 1926       section E, row 8    
Ball Dwight M   1868 1915       section D, row 15   h/o Susan L
Ball Susan L   1866 1928       section D, row 15   w/o Dwight M
Ball John     1843 1934       section G, row 1 Father; Co. C. 113 Ill." h/o Cassie, served in the Civil War. Plot purchased by John Ball & Mary Baer (5 Graves)
Ball Cassie     1844 1921       section G, row 1 Mother"  
Ball Cyrus       Nov 17, 1867   6 12 section G, row 1 Son of J. R. & C. Ball marker worn, difficult to read
Ball Marshall       Sep 24, 1891   8 15 section G, row 1 Son of J. R. & C. Ball marker worn, difficult to read
Ball Mary L   1880 1953           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Ball John K   1880 1960           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Ballard Adelia S   1840 1918       section B, row 8    
Barnhart Frederick D   Sep 2, 1919 Jan 15, 1961       section B, row 20 Illinois PVT US Marine Corps Res World War II" Veteran marker
Barnhart Ethel     Mar 31, 1915 Aug 1, 1915       section C, row 9    
Barnhart Ira P   Oct 3, 1917 Jun 7, 1981       section C, row 9 Pfc US Army World War II"  
Barnhart Bessie Pearl   1888 1922       section C, row 9 Wife of I.G. Barnhart" Daughter of Rebekah symbol on marker
Barnhart Ira Glenn   1887 1954       section C, row 9   h/o Bessie Pearl, Odd Fellows symbol on marker
Barnhart Joseph       Dec 30, 1840 2 7   section G, row 9 son of P. & A. Barnhart"  
Barnhart ??       Nov 23, 1853       section G, row 9   in same plot as Joseph Barnhart
Barnhart Ira     1836 1904       section G, row 10   h/oSarah F.
Barnhart Sarah F   1840 1900       section G, row 10 His Wife"  
Barnhart Henry       Jun 2, 1872   4 16 section G, row 10 Little Henry Barnhart. Son of Ira & Sarah F. Barnhart"  
Barnhart Peter       Jan 26, 1864 50 2 10     Information taken from 1998 survey*
Barnhart Ann       Dec 23, 1879 80       Wife of Peter Barnhart" Information taken from 1998 survey*
Bassler Annis Q   1917 2000       section C, row 4 Parents of: Jennie and David" w/o Carl B. Bassler
Bassler Carl B   1919         section C, row 4 Parents of: Jennie and David" h/o Annis Q
Bateman Harry S   Dec 15, 1891 Nov 23, 1971       section B, row 14 Married Oct. 17, 1928" h/o Belle
Bateman Belle   Adkins Feb 18, 1878 Aug 3, 1964       section B, row 14 Married Oct. 17, 1928" w/o Harry S
Bauer Ella H   1892 1942           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Becker Della I   1883 1964       section D, row 3   Eastern Star symbol on marker
Becker Fred G   1865 1942       section D, row 3    
Beebe Etta Mae   1886 1973       section E, row 10    
Benefiel Ethel   Cook 1895 1981           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Benefiel Joseph     1879 1950           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Bennett Mahlon     1822 1865       section G, row 6   shared marker with Cynthia A., his wife
Bennett Cynthia A   1826 1904       section G, row 6 His Wife"  
Bernardi Fay   Thomas 1929 1947       section B, row 3 Daughter" From obit - full name is Frances Fay , d. Aug 29, 1947
Blair Ann Jane     Feb 10, ???? 37 8 7 section G, row 10 Wife of Robert Blair" marker very worn
Blair Sarah Ann     Feb 6, 1853 14 10 11 section G, row 10 Dau of Robert & Ann Blair" marker very worn
Bland Norma Jean   Jun 4, 1934 May 9, 1983       section A, row 7    
Boone Jo Lynn   Sep 4, 1960 Apr 1, 1998       section G, row 15 Beloved Wife and Mother" bronze flat ground marker
Boone Gary Lee   Jun 25, 1956         section G, row 15   bronze flat ground marker
Boone William V Jr Jun 27, 1954 Oct 24, 1992       section G, row 15 PFC, US Army; Son, Brother" bronze flat ground marker
Boone Elaine N Lucky" Oct 28, 1925         section G, row 15 Beloved Wife and Mother" bronze flat ground marker
Boone William V Sr Jun 9, 1922 Apr 6, 1986       section G, row 15 PFC US Army, World War II" bronze flat ground marker
Bracken Anna     1881 1966       section C, row 10    
Bracken Samuel L   1911 1995       section C, row 10 Son" Mason symbol on marker
Bracken Leroy     1879 1954       section C, row 10    
Bracken Hiram N   1877 1957       section C, row 10    
Bracken William     Apr 13, 1834 Feb 10, 1909       section C, row 10    
Bracken Isabel A   May 25, 1844 Mar 17, 1905       section C, row 10 His Wife" w/o William
Bracken John P   Apr 30, 1868 Sep 6, 1893       section C, row 10    
Bracken Effie May   Feb 5, 1867 Jan 28, 1906       section C, row 10    
Bracken Margaret Isabel   1881 1920       section C, row 10    
Bracken Samuel     Sep 8, 1873 Apr 3, 1936       section C, row 10    
Bradford Anna       Jul 3, 1866 76 10 19 section G, row 5 wife of Wm Bradford"  
Brady George W   1882 1971       section A, row 9   h/o Amelia O
Brady Amelia O   1889 1976       section A, row 9    
Briner Rena C   Feb 26, 1924 Oct 2, 2001       section E, row 3 Nov 15, 1946", "Parents of Karen" w/o Charles P. Briner
Briner Charles P   Nov 11, 1920 no date       section E, row 3 Nov 15, 1946", "Parents of Karen" h/o Rena C.
Britton Darylyn     Apr 16, 1935         section C, row 18   only one date on marker. Plot purchased by E. E. Downey
Britton Ellen Mae   1913 2004       section C, row 19   w/o A. Clyde
Britton A Clyde   1908 1970       section C, row 19   h/o Ellen Mae. Mason symbol on marker
Brown Georgia   Stipp Mar 16, 1890 Feb 6, 1957       section A, row 8    
Brown Harriett E     Oct 25, 1869   1 17 section G, row 6   marker very worn, difficult to read
Bruce Thomas A     Oct 28, 1854       section G, row 10 Son of Richard F. & Hannah Bruce" marker is broken, bottom piece is missing

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