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
Lackey Letitia A   Jul 31, 1861 Sep 15, 1862       section G, row 6 Dau of C. & C. A. Brown" on backside " Letitia A has this smaller marker, then her name and birth/death dates are also on large family marker. This marker has been placed in wrong position Should be in row 7, next to family marker..
Lackey Charles Edward   Apr 3, 1826 Mar 5, 1861       section G, row 7 In memory of sons & daughters. There is nothing terrible in death; 'Tis' but to cast our robes away and sleep at night without a breath. To break repose till dawn of day." "1901" writtien on both sides
Lackey Mary Magdalene   Nov 3, 1832 Mar 1, 1897       section G, row 7   large zinc marker with crack on top, top is missing
Larson Richard     1917 1921       section G, row 11 Son of E. & R. Larson" in Magnuson family plot.
Larson Augusta     1862 1938       section G, row 12   shares marker with Louis, her husband
Larson Louis     1859 1936       section G, row 12    
Larson Elmer E   Nov 5, 1892 Nov 17, 1973       section G, row 12   shares marker with Ruth M., his wife
Larson Ruth M   Aug 24, 1892 Feb 26, 1976       section G, row 12    
Leach William D   Aug 30, 1902 Aug 18, 1984       section E, row 1    
Leach Barbara K   Sep 14, 1939 no date       section E, row 4 Married Dec 30, 1956" w/o Charles E. Leach", "Parents of Debra, Lauri, Charles Jr., Timothy" on the back of marker
Leach Charles E   Jul 5, 1938 Jul 29, 1999       section E, row 4 Married Dec 30, 1956", "Parents of Debra, Lauri, Charles Jr., Timothy" on the back of marker h/o Barbara K
Leach Flora M   Feb 18, 1920 Sep 21, 1994       section E, row 4 Married Apr 29, 1937" w/o Coy Leach
Leach Coy     Jan 28, 1918 Aug 28, 1991       section E, row 4 Married Apr 29, 1937" h/o Flora M
Lefman Edward A   1913         section A, row 18   h/o Ellen C Lefman
Lefman Ellen C   1918 1996       section A, row 18   w/o Edward A. Lefman
Lefman Susie M   1904 1940       section D, row 12    
Lefman J Victor   1904         section D, row 12   the number 19 is after the birth year as if to start the death date
Lefman Lorraine L   1918 1949       section D, row 12    
Lefman Helen M   May 16, 1911 Oct 27, 1988       section G, row 13    
Lefman Francis R   Sep 18, 1898 Jul 23, 1978       section G, row 13    
Lefman Selma     1874 1926       section G, row 13 Shares marker with John, her husband  
Lefman John     1869 1956       section G, row 13    
Lefman Emma L   Apr 16, 1911 May 31, 1995       section G, row 14   shares marker with husband, Victor J
Lefman Victor J   Feb 10, 1904 Sep 24, 1983       section G, row 14    
Lester Margaret L   1857 1937       section B, row 6 Mother"  
Lester Walter     1922 1925       section B, row 6   Dysart Chapel marker set in cement, osssible s/o Bessie & Forrest Lester as marker is next to their's
Lester Bessie     1888 1935       section B, row 6   w/o Forrest Lester
Lester Forrest     1882 1957       section B, row 6   h/o Bessie
Lester Alma R   1920 1965       section B, row 16   w/o Reuben J. Lester
Lester Gregory James   1980 1980       section B, row 16   Dystart Chapel marker set in cement
Lester Bertha M   1918         section B, row 17   w/o Earl W. Lester
Lester Reuben J   1920         section B, row 16    
Lester Earl W   1915 1968       section B, row 17    
Lindquist Althea L Van Dusen 1918 2002       section D, row 18 Beloved Mother"  
Lipscomb Nettie R   1905 1929       section B, row 11   Plot map shows 5 graves but 3 markers found
Lipscomb Roberta L   1930 1930       section B, row 11 Twins" Plot map shows 5 graves but 3 markers found
Lipscomb Elizabeth G   1930 1930       section B, row 11 Twins" Plot map shows 5 graves but 3 markers fund
Lipscomb Samuel J   1931 1931       section B, row 11 Infant son" Plot map shows 5 graves but 3 markers found
Lith August     1872 1925       section B, row 11 Father, Ida S. his wife"  
Lith Ida S   1875 1957       section B, row 11 Mother" w/o August Lith
Lith Andrew     1834 1910       section C, row 15   h/o Ingastina
Lith Ingastina     1832 1915       section C, row 15 His Wife" w/o Andrew Lith
Lockhard Virgil T   1901 1985       section B, row 6 Jim"  
Long Mary M   1873 1956       section A, row 3 Mother"  
Long Beldon     1870 1950       section A, row 3 Father"  
Long William L   Jun 9, 1858 Aug 20, 1936       section A, row 3    
Longman Pearl     1890 1898       section D, row 7    
Longman Elsie     1900 1901       section D. row 7    
Longman Reba     1897 1928       section D, row 7    
Longman Luella     1866 1946       section D, row 7   w/o Thomas
Longman Thomas     1862 1924       section D, row 7   h/o Luella
Longman William     Apr 29, 1814 Nov 23, 1896       section G, row 9   shares marker with wife, Elizabeth
Longman Elizabeth     Jan 17, 1833 May 6, 1910       section G, row 9 His wife" Wife of William
Longman Elizabeth       Jul 24, 1873 67     section G, row 9 wife of Saml. Longman, who departed this life on Jul 24, 1873" old marker, broken, and partially buried.
Longman Minnie S             section G, row 9 dau of W. & E. Longman" marker is buried, very difficult to read. Some info taken from 1998 survey. No dates
Longman Isabel J             section G, row 9 dau of W. & E. Longman" unable to find marker. Only base for marker present. Info taken from 1998 survey.
Lyons Frank               section G, row 12   small marker, broken. Only letter's I could make out were "RANK" on one line and "YONS" on the other line. Plot purchased by Nelson, F. Lyons, F. Hart & F. Supernick (sp?).
Maas Leo H   Jun 21, 1920 Oct 31, 1987       section E, row 16   h/o Grace C
Maas Grace C   Aug 7, 1916 Jul 27, 1993       section E, row 16   w/o Leo H Maas
Maddex Keith D   1961         section B, row 19   R.R. engine on marker
Maddex Donald G   1933         section B, row 19 Married Apr. 7, 1957" h/o Betty Sue Wright. Betty Sue ran a cattering business in Henry which was/is very successful
Maddex Betty Sue Wright 1936         section B, row 19 Married Apr. 7, 1957" w/o Donald G. Maddex
Magnuson Roger D   Oct 23, 1923 Jun 22, 2002       section A, row 20 Married June 30, 1946; Our Daughter Connie (on back of marker); S SGT US Army Air Forces World War II veteran marker on back of lg family marker shared w/spouse
Magnuson Mary M   Apr 14, 1927         section A, row 20 Married June 30, 1946; Our Daughter Connie (on back of marker) w/o Roger D. Magnuson
Magnuson Arvid O   Jun 22, 1892 Feb 14, 1982       section A, row 20 Pvt US Army World War I" h/o Anna V; Arvid has two markers: lg marker shared w/spouse & veterans marker
Magnuson Anna V   May 10, 1895 May 26, 1974       section A, row 20   w/o Arvid O
Magnuson Charles Richard   Jan 8, 1925 Dec 1, 1993       section C, row 15 Dick" Bronze marker
Magnuson Sammy     Aug 1951         section E, row 9   only one date on marker; marker in Kildow plot
Magnuson Barbara     Apr 16, 1929 Apr 11, 2000       section F, row 10 Beloved Wife and Partner" marker set next to slab without marker, possibly place for her husband
Magnuson Infant               section G, row 11 Infant Daughters" no dates
Magnuson Frederick E   1894 1919       section G, row 11    
Magnuson Emma     1855 1944       section G, row 11 Mother" large Family Marker is in the middle of this plot with 3 graves on the north side and 2 on the south side of the marker.
Magnuson John     1847 1931       section G, row 11 Father"  
Magnuson Amanda     1875 1899       section G, row 13 'Dau."  
Magnuson Annastine     1848 1901       section G, row 13 Mother"  
Magnuson Swan P   1850 1934       section G, row 13 Father"  
Marsh Albertina   Wooley Sep 7, 1855 Mar 7, 1879       section G, row 5 In life beloved in death lamented"  
May Emily Catherine             section A, row 18 Oct. 12, 1981" only one date stated
McCauley Lester     1893 1980       section F, row 5 US Army World War I" veteran marker placed behind shared marker with Ruby, his wife
McCauley Lester     1893 1980       section F, row 5 Married June 21, 1918" h/o Ruby E
McCauley Ruby E   1894 1979       section F, row 5 Married June 21, 1918 w/o Lester McCauley
McEvoy Infant       1889       section G, row 3 Infant dau. of Dennis & Dora McEvoy"  
McEvoy Harry     1897 1898       section G, row 3 Baby"  
McEvoy Dora     1862 1934       section G, row 3 Mother"  
McEvoy Dennis     1864 1933       section G, row 3 Father"  
McEvoy John     1890 1937       section G, row 3    
McGee Michael D   Dec 3, 1944 May 31, 1976       section A, row 4 Husband of Carolyn R. Murphy McGee" This marker is like a tree stump with squirrels at the top & leaves wrapped around the bottom.
McKay Marjorie E   Jul 2, 1921 Jun 18, 2003       section G, row 14 Married May 7, 1943" shares marker with husband, Harold
McKay Harold F   Nov 21, 1921         section G, row 14 World War II Veteran", "Married May 7, 1943 h/o Marjorie E. Masons symbol on marker
McKoon Meritt     Oct 6, 1834 Feb 1, 1870       section D, row 10   h/o Mary Ann. Four small markers next to large family marker with poems written on them.
McKoon Mary Ann   Mar 31, 1837 Dec 24, 1863       section D, row 10 His Wife"  
McKoon Zadoc     Jan 21, 1815 Jan 16, 1850       section D, row 10   h/o Abiah
McKoon Abiah     Apr 19, 1812 Jul 26, 1894       section D, row 10 His Wife"  
McMakin William P             section G, row 5 Our Father" marker is partially buried, resembles marker of Angeline McMakin. If there are dates, they are buried
McMakin Angeline L             section G, row 5 We hope to meet thee there" marker is broken, partially buried. Unable to get any dates off marker
McMakin Valentine       May 1, 1854 1 2 16 section G, row 5 son of Wm. & A. McMakin" marker is worn, becoming difficult to read
Medearis Rosa   Carver Sep 8, 1884 Mar 1, 1907       section C, row 12   Four graves shown on map. No markers present except Rosa's
Medearis David     1864 no date       section C, row 12   h/o Mary Emma
Medearis Mary Emma   1877 1905       section C, row 12   w/o David
Medearis Solomon A   Mar 21, 1888 Nov 12, 1908       section C, row 12   Stone is worn, hard to read
Medearis Minnie O   Dec 5, 1892 Oct 22, 1908       section C, row 12   Stone is worn, hard to read
Melick William B     Feb 26, 1855   1 4 section G, row 5 son of N. A. & Phebe C. Melick" marker laying flat on ground
Melick Mary Adie   Dec 6, 1858 Oct 2, 1860       section G, row 5 dau of N. A. & P. C. Melick" resting against backside of Clarence B. Melick marker
Melick Clarence B   Apr 13, 1856 Oct 4, 1860       section G, row 5 son of N. A. & P. C. Melick"  
Mercer William     1865 1938       section B, row 8    
Mercer Minnie     1871 1933       section B, row 8   Royal Neighbors of American marker
Mercer Carl L   Dec 20, 1924 Oct 6, 1925       section B, row 9    
Mercer Margaret P   Jan 30, 1926 Apr 4, 1926       section B, row 9    
Miller Donald E   1930 2000       section F, row 7   h/o Mitsuko H
Miller Mitsuko H   1930 no date       section F, row 7   w/o Donald E. Miller
Miller Donald E   Jan 18, 1930 Jul 24, 2000       section F, row 7 AIC US Air Force, Korea" veteran marker placed behind/onto shared marker with his wife Mitsuko H.
Minier Ann       Sep 17, 1851   11 15 section G, row 8 Dau of R. B. & S. S. Minier" marker very worn, difficult to read
Montgomery Mary     Sep 17, 1818 Sep 26, 1889         Our Mother" Information taken from 1998 survey*
Morgan Forest E Jr.   Sep 7, 1927 Sep 15, 1998       section A, row 21 Married Dec. 31, 1970" h/o Betsy L
Morgan Betsy L   Feb 21, 1934         section A, row 21 Married Dec. 31, 1970" w/o Forest E. Jr.
Morgan Daniel Ellis   Apr 26, 1925 Sep 2, 1951       section F, row 2 Son" s/o Nancy and Daniel H. Ellis
Morgan Nancy     1889 1971       section F, row 2   w/o Daniel H, mother of Daniel Ellis
Morgan Daniel H   1882 1957       section F, row 2   h/o Nancy, father of Daniel Ellis
Morgan Inez S   Nov 26, 1845 Jan 4, 1938       section G, row 3   fairly new marker, shared with Bolivar
Morgan Bolivar     Jul 20, 1827 Jul 21, 1888       section G, row 3    
Morgan Bolivar       Jul 21, 1888 61     section G, row 3   original marker for Bolivar, very worn
Morgan Alanson     Apr 14, 1793 Feb 29, 1856       section G, row 3   original marker, shared with Helen & Melinda
Morgan Melinda     Mar 28, 1792 Jul 17, 1876       section G, row 3   original marker, shared with Alanson & Helen
Morgan Helen     Nov 9, 1824 Feb 25, 1850       section G, row 3   original marker, shared with Alanson & Melinda
Morgan Mafra Ilene     May 8, 1927       section G, row 3 dau. of Nancy & Daniel Morgan"  
Morgan Emmett     Oct 10, 1830 Feb 24, 1900       section G, row 3   zinc marker. No first name on marker but cemetery records report the name as Emmett
Morgan Helen       Feb 25, 1850 25 3 16 section G, row 3 Dau of A. & M. Morgan" original marker
Morgan Alanson       Feb 24, 1856 62 10 6 section G, row 3   originial marker, repaired with metal braces
Morgan Dwight E   Jun 9, 1846 Feb 7, 1897       section G, row 6   shared marker with wife, Sarah E
Morgan Sarah E Whitney May 31, 1848 Jul 9, 1916       section G, row 6    
Morgan Nellie L   1870 1879       section G, row 6   backside of marker with Sarah & Dwight Morgan
Morgan George B   1879 1880       section G, row 6   backside of marker with Sarah & Dwight Morgan
Morgan John C     1887   6   section G, row 6   backside of marker with Sarah & Dwight Morgan
Morgan Clara E   Jan 21, 1818 Sep 2, 1902       section G, row 7 Wife of T. Morgan" shared marker with T. Morgan
Morgan Thomas       Apr 30, 1868 62     section G, row 7    
Morgan John W     Oct 22, 1838   9   section G, row 7 Son of Thos. & C. E. Morgan" marker partially buried.
Morgan Mary Ione     Sep 23, 1852   4   section G, row 7 Dau. of Thos. & C. E. Morgan" marker very worn, difficult to read. Partially buried.
Morgan Algenia R     Sep 10, 1850 2 2   section G, row 7 Dau. of Thos. & C. E. Morgan"  
Morgan James T     Dec 18, 1811 1 6   section G, row 7 Son of Thos. & C. E. Morgan" dates could be Dec 18, 1844
Morgan Hellen J   Mar 15, 1840 May 30, 1881       section G, row 7 Dau. of T. & C. E. Morgan"  
Morgan Ga??       Sep 23, 1854   3   section G, row 7 Son of Thos. & Clara E. Morgan" death year could be 1851
Morgan ?? Lo??ta     Aug 20, 185?   1 1 section G, row 7 Dau of Thos. & Clarissa E. Morgan"  
Morse Dorothy P   1915 1965       section B, row 13   Lot purchased by T. A. Stickel
Morse Horace E   1913 1995       section B, row 13   h/o Dorothy P
Morse Evelyn M   1912 1968       section C, row 13   w/o Robert C
Morse Robert C   1909 2004       section C, row 13   h/o Evelyn M
Murphy Lloyd C   Oct 18, 1912         section A, row 5 Married Aug. 15, 1937"  
Murphy Lucille V   Apr 5, 1909 Mar 18, 2002       section A, row 5 Married Aug. 15, 1937" went by 'Lucy'
Murphy Ruby R   1887 1971       section A, row 5    
Murphy Francis E   1890 1970       section A, row 5    
Murphy Charles E   1923         section A, row 6    
Murphy Dorothy F   1920 1987       section A, row 6    
Murphy Lily   Hill Sep 29, 1915         section A, row 6 Married May 30, 1941"  
Murphy Kenneth E   Nov 8, 1914 Jan 21, 1989       section A, row 6 Married May 30, 1941"  
Murphy William S   Feb 14, 1865 May 28, 1918       section C, row 7   h/o Lissa M.
Murphy Lissa M   Jan 25, 1868 Sep 3, 1933       section C, row 7 His Wife" w/o William S. Murphy
Murphy Edward W   Feb 23, 1906 Jan 12, 1978       section C, row 7 Aches scattered in Putnam Co." written on back of William & Lissa Murphy marker
Murphy Orland R   Apr 7, 1907         section C, row 7 Aches scattered in Putnam Co." witten on back of William & Lissa Murphy marker
Murphy Edward       Aug 24, 1891 53     section G, row 11 His toils are past his work is done" Shared marker with Mary, his wife. Small marker on side with "Father"
Murphy Mary       Jan 12, 1894 46     section G, row 11 Wife of E. Murphy" small marker on side with "Mother"

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