Putnam Cemetery, Putnam County, Illinois
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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 Age
Years

Months

Days
Plot Inscription Note
Camp Delbert E   1930 1947       section C, row 14 Son" Plot purchased by Lou Dawson
Campbell Walter     1874 1888       section G, row 8   marker in Parker burial plot
Campbell Margaret J   Jun 1842 Dec 1833       section G, row 10   plot purchased by A. Stickels
Campbell W H     Dec 17, 1894           Information taken from 1998 survey: Plot purchased by Bryant, Owens & Campbell. Campbell is only marker but 3 graves present.*
Carlson Johann       Nov 9, 1896 66 6   section G, row 13    
Carlson Andrew     Oct 6, 1836 Sep 14, 1895       section G, row 13   marker very worn
Carlson Alfred     1865 1940       section G, row 13    
Carr Grace E   1894 1958       section B, row 16 Mother" Lot purchased by Rube Lester
Carr Earl L   1893 1956       section B, row 16 Father" h/o Grace E
Chambers Kate     1835 1911       section D, row 6   w/o John
Chambers John     1836 1910       section D, row 6   h/o Kate
Chlopek Mary   Murphy 1910         section A, row 4    
Cleveland Neva A   no date Jan 5, 1896 3 28   section D, row 7 Dau. of F.W. & M.L. Cleveland"  
Cofoid Vincent E   Jan 20, 1920 Aug 5, 1986       section E, row 1 Love lives on" h/o Mildred M
Cofoid Mildred M   Jan 14, 1924 Jun 7, 1999       section E, row 1 Love lives on" w/o Vincent E. Cofoid
Cofoid Vincent Eugene   Jan 20, 1920 Aug 5, 1986       section E, row 1 1st Sgt US Army World War II" veteran marker for above Vincent E. Cofoid"
Cofoid Gary C   Oct 11, 1946 Mar 13, 1989       section E, row 1 Love lives on"  
Collier Alta A   Aug 22, 1903 Mar 5, 1983       section B, row 14    
Condit Pierre     Sep 27, 1837 May 7, 1893       section D, row 5   Small marker placed to the side of this large maker with"P. Condit" on it
Condit Arlene M   1898 1975       section E, row 14    
Condit Giles E   1882 1951       section E, row 14    
Condit Rachel A   1897 1916       section E, row 14 Daughter"  
Condit Mae E   Mar 28, 1888 Apr 24, 1971       section G, row 2 Daughter"  
Condit Maynard     Mar 28, 1888 Dec 23, 1960       section G, row 2 Son" share marker with Maynard
Condit Chesney W   Apr 3, 1881 Oct 12, 1918       section G, row 2 Son" share marker with Mae
Condit Martin L   Dec 17, 1856 Mar 7, 1939       section G, row 2 Father" share marker with Cora E
Condit Cora E   Dec 22, 1856 Dec 24, 1917       section G, row 2 Mother" share marker with Martin L
Condit Mary M     Aug 29, 1887 1 9 2 section G, row 2 Dau of M. L. & C. E. Condit"  
Condit S H   Jun 14, 1882 Aug 12, 1908       section G, row 2   share marker with Rachel
Condit Rachel A   Nov 26, 1836 Dec 27, 1881       section G, row 2 Wife of S. H. Condit" share marker with S. H.
Condit William R     Nov 7, 1860 32 19 2 section G, row 2   marker is in two pieces, partially buried
Condit Cortland R     Aug 3, 1870 68 4 25 section G, row 2   share marker with Mary L
Condit Mary L     Oct 12, 1886 83 11 16 section G, row 2 Wife of Cortland R. Condit" share marker with Cortland R
Condit Olive D   1895 1976       section G, row 8   shared marker with Harold H
Condit Harold H   1893 1965       section G, row 8    
Condit Courtland       Apr 20, 1892 2 9 1 section G, row 12    
Condit Caleb     1866 1945       section G, row 12    
Conkey Melissa L   1881 1968       section C, row 16    
Conkey Blanche M   1901 1924       section C, row 16    
Cook Fred C   1862 1949       section D, row 6   h/o Mary E
Cook Mary E   1871 1907       section D, row 6 Wife "  
Cook Chauncey C             section G, row 8 Son of E. L. & L. S. Cook" marker broken. Looks like a basket of flowers sat on a base
Cook Elenor I     Aug 27, 1850   6 1 section G, row 8 Dau of Wm. & Amanda Cook"  
Cook Wm F     Aug 3, 1852 72 9 9 section G, row 8   Odd Fellow symbol on marker
Cook Ida M Drake   Oct 12, 1896 25 7   section G, row 9 dau of J. & C. Drake" marker is beginning to wear
Cook Walter     1895 1929           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Cotney Phebe M   1843 1922       section G, row 1   w/o Marvin G
Cotney Marvin G   1834 1913       section G, row 1    
Crabbs Arthur F   Oct 11, 1901 Dec 14, 1992       section A, row 21 In loving memory"  
Crawford John W     Jun 16, 1857   4 21 section G, row 7   marker partially buried
Crook Alford M   Mar 26, 1930 Jul 15, 1964       section A, row 18 US Army, Korea" Alford has two markers: Lg family marker shared w/spouse & veterans marker
Crook Helen M   1932         section A, row 18    
Crook Clarence C   1899 1972       section A, row 20 Married Jan. 21, 1927" h/o Freda D.
Crook Freda D   1903 1991       section A, row 20 Married Jan. 21, 1927" w/o Clarence C.
Crook Darlene Kay             section B, row 15 September 26, 1950"  
Crook Clinton H   Apr 8, 1928 Aug 29, 1990       section B, row 15   This is a large marker with covered with a farm scene.Clinton also has a veterans marker with different dates then the large marker shared with his wife. "Sgt US Air Force World War II, Apr 7, 1928 - Aug 29, 1990"
Crook Edith M   May 2, 1928 Feb 8, 1998       section B, row 15   w/o Clinton H. Crook
Cross Etta Hope   1865 1914       section E, row 5 Mother"  
Dabbs Carl I   Aug 17, 1936 Jan 28, 1988       section E, row 14   h/o June M; on back of marker - "Parents of Terry, Russell, Bruce & Gary, Kevin & Jody"
Dabbs June M   Jun 1, 1937 no date       section E, row 14   w/o Carl I Dabbs
Dal?? Maline       May 17, 1864 39 2 ? section G, row 9 wife of John Dal??" marker has been repaired with two metal braces. Very worn, difficult to read. Plot purchased by "Dally". Could be John Dally's wife.
Dally Emma B   1880 1959       section D, row 2   w/o Hahlon A
Dally Mahlon A   1874 1950       section D, row 2   h/o Emma B
Dally Henry M   1850 1911       section D, row 13   h/o Mary L
Dally Mary L   1851 1908       section D, row 13   w/o Henry M. Dally
Dally Edwards V   1881 1915       section D, row 16 son of J. H. & M. E.  
Dally John M   1861 1928       section D, row 16 Father"  
Daniels Francis     1896 1932       section E, row 7 Son"  
Daniels Minnie     1876 1957       section E, row 7 Mother"  
Daniels William     1872 1946       section E, row 7 Father"  
Daniels Zelda J   1913 2003       section F, row 11   w/o Lawrence R. Daniels
Daniels Lawrence R   1910 2001       section F, row 11   h/o Zelda J
Davis William     1885 1963       section B, row 17    
Davis Emeline       Sep 24, 1892 70 4 16   Mother" Information taken from 1998 survey*
Davis Ida     1861 1950           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Dawson Carrie J   1875 1945       section B, row 13    
Dawson Clarence O   1874 1960       section B, row 13    
Dawson Fannie K   1880 1960       section B, row 16   w/o Walter H. Dawson
Dawson Cora M   1886 1945       section C, row 14   w/o Lewis M Dawson
Dawson Lewis M   1876 1953       section C, row 14   h/o Cora M
Dawson Edward E     May 3, 1876 3 4 4 section G, row 11 Son of A. S. & M. Dawson" marker very worn, difficult to read
Dawson Abraham S   Feb 6, 1850 Oct 7, 1932       section G, row 11   h/oMary Ellen, father of Edward E.
Dawson Mary Ellen   May 5, 1850 Sep 19, 1908       section G, row 11 His wife" shared marker with Abraham S.
Dawson Ada     1893 1918       section G, row 11   marker is beginning to wear. No last name on marker but is placed in burial plot purchased by A. S. Dawson & Wilson. It's assumed last name is Dawson (but could be Wilson).
Dawson Mercer     Apr 5, 1807 Sep 6, 1851           Information taken from 1998 survey. It's reported the he is buried at Newton, PA*
Dawson Casander   Henkins Nov 11, 1809 Jan 5, 1894         His wife" Information taken from 1998 survey. Wife of Mercer Dawson*
Dawson Lora     1888 1894           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Dawson Jehu L   1840 1922         Co B, 86th ILL Inf." Information taken from 1998 survey*
Dawson Mary T   1849 1919         His wife" Information taken from 1998 survey. Wife of Jehu L??*
Dawson Darlene     1892 1959           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Dawson Curtis L   1885 1965           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Dawson Myra E   1890 1983           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Dawson Walter H   1882 1955       section B, row 16   h/o Fannie K
Deisinger Alice L   1905 1994       section F, row 1 Parents of Albert E." w/o Fred E. Deisinger
Deisinger Fred E   1894 1975       section F, row 1    
Deisinger Viva L   1903 1987       section G, row 14   shares marker with husband, Herbert H
Deisinger Herbert H   1905 1980       section G, row 14    
Dewar Dunconm     1875 1948       section D, row 5   Small funeral home marker placed in flower pot.. Name could be Duncon M. Dewar. There is another flower pot next to this flower pot with no marker indicating another possible grave.
Dill Josey F   1880 1957       section A, row 13    
Divelbliss Mary Ella     Aug 12, 1873   6 12   dau of H. T. & M. H. Divelbliss" Information taken from 1998 survey*
Divelbliss Mary H   Mar 9, 1849 Dec 28, 1917           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Doan Cora   Murphy           section G, row 11   zinc marker with no last name or dates. Plot purchased by Edward Murphy and Cora Doan. (Cora Murphy Doan).
Dodd Rachel Alice Henkins Apr 6, 1865 Nov 9, 1895       section G, row 6   marker is worn, becoming difficult to read
Dodd Ettie       Dec 9, 1887 18 1   section G, row 9 dau of C. & E. Dodd" marker not broken, but is beginning to show wear.
Dodd Samantha M     Aug 12, 1861   10 14 section G, row 9 dau of C. & E. Doddf" marker is laying flat on ground, buried around the edges but does not appear to be broken.
Dodd Sarah       Nov 6, 1876 15 8 4 section G, row 9 dau of Chas. & Emily Dodd" marker is not broken, showing wear
Dodd Emily       Jan 7, 1871 31 5 11 section G, row 9 wife of Charles" shares marker with children
Dodd Ettie               section G, row 9 Children of C. & E. Dodd" no dates
Dodd Samantha               section G, row 9 Children of C. & E. Dodd" no dates
Dodd Sarah               section G, row 9 Children of C. & E. Dodd" no dates
Dodd Emily               section G, row 9 Wife of Charles Dodd" no dates, repeat marker on north side of 'children' marker
Dodd Charles       Aug 20, 1823 Dec 28 1903 section G, row 9   on south side of 'children' marker
Downey Henry C   Feb 24, 1919 Feb 22, 1944       section A, row 8 In memory of 1st Lt. C. Henry Downey, Feb. 24, 1919, Lost over Hamlin, Germany Feb. 22, 1944, 535 BOMB SQDN. 381 BOMB GRP."  
Downey Martha A McAllister 1894 1962       section A, row 8    
Downey William     1889 1984       section A, row 8    
Downey Freda I   Nov 7, 1896 Mar 5, 1983       section B, row 14   w/o Marshall L
Downey Marshall L   Jul 6, 1894 Sep 29, 1979       section B, row 14   h/o Freda I
Downey Francis     1825 1902       section C, row 8   h/o Jane Walsh
Downey Jane   Walsh 1825 1899       section C, row 8   w/o Francis Downey
Downey Norville M   1858 1937       section C, row 8    
Downey Ida May   1878 1957       section C, row 18   w/o Elmer E
Downey Elmer E   1871 1961       section C, row 18   h/o Ida May
Downey                 section D, row 2 James Downey Family" Large family marker made from natural, uncut stone.
Downey Lois Jane Bland Jul 22, 1922 no date       section D, row 2 Married Sept 10, 1950; Children: Timothy Will, Martha Jane, Jonathan James"  
Downey James Giltner   Sep 22, 1922 Oct 10, 1991       section D, row 2 Married Sept 10, 1950; Children: Timothy Will, Martha Jane, Jonathan James"  
Downey Henry William   1854 1932       section G, row 2    
Downey Henrietta   Giltner 1855 1942       section G, row 2    
Downey James     1888 1889       section G, row 2 Son"  
Downey Edward Linn     Jul 4, 1893 1 6   section G, row 12 Son of O. & A. B. Downey" marker very worn. Unsure if death year is 1893 as the last digit was hard to make out
Downey Ada B   1870 1960       section G, row 12 Mother" shares marker with Oliver, her husband
Downey Oliver     1865 1951       section G, row 12 Father"  
Drake Jerry Giltner   Oct 24, 1896 Dec 13, 1918       section B, row 7 Modern Woodmen of American symbol on marker. Jerry's stone is next to large family marker with last name on it  
Drake Mary Giltner   Apr 23, 1867 Jul 10, 1958       section B, row 7   Mary's marker is next to large family marker with last name on it
Drake William Madison   Sep 12, 1865 Oct 25, 1949       section B, row 7   Mason symbol on marker
Drake Cirena     1842 1914       section G, row 9   shares marker with husband, Jeremiah
Drake Jeremiah     1838 1924       section G, row 9   newer marker
Drake Jeston Anny     Sep 26, 1876 15 2 6 section G, row 9 Both daughters of J. & G. Drake" on backside (south side) of marker is Cirena Emma. Marker is very worn, difficult to read.
Drake Cirena Emma     Sep 13, 1876 12 10 28 section G, row 9 Both daughters of J. & G. Drake" Marker very worn.
Droll Ruth L   1918 1932       section E, row 10    
Droll Edith     1896 1940       section E, row 10    
Dunell Mary E     Oct 16, 1866 28 7 18   Wife of W. G. Dunell" Information taken from 1998 survey*

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