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 Age
Years

Months

Days
Plot Inscription Note
Sadnich Edna Mae   1911 1950       section B, row 6 Mother"  
Sample Louis L   1866 1940       section F, row 6    
Sample Mayme P   1872 1953       section F, row 6    
Scaggs Oliver     Apr 1, 1890 Jul 3, 1916       section D, row 18    
Scaggs George H   1914 1919       section D, row 18    
Scaggs Agnes M   1886 1980       section D, row 18   w/o Lewis L Scaggs
Scaggs Lewis L   1885 1963       section D, row 18   h/o Agnes M
Scaggs Arthur L   Mar 14, 1914 Jan 2, 1991       section D, row 18    
Schimel Howard E   Sep 3, 1913 Sep 17, 1976       section B, row 10 PFC US Army"  
Schimel Gertrude   Oswald Oct 11, 1912 Nov 28, 1977       section B, row 10    
Schwarzkopf Dorothy   Murphy Feb 22, 1912 Dec 15, 1973       section A, row 4    
Shatt? Ruth E     1937       section C, row 5   Marker missing. Plot next to Bertha Heaton. Information taken from previous survey*
Shaw Blanche K   1871 1956       section C, row 8 Mother"  
Shaw William F   1863 1932       section C, row 8 Father"  
Shaw Dale K   Oct 4, 1896 Aug 29, 1899       section C, row 8 Our Pet Lamb, Lk. 18:16" s/o William and Blanche
Shelton Tiffani Ann   Sep 2, 1992 no date       section A, row 21 Twins, Daus of Carrie Henkins" plot purchased by Kenneth Henkins
Shelton Tami Marie   Sep 3, 1992 no date       section A, row 21 Twins, Daus of Carrie Henkins" plot purchased by Kenneth Henkins
Shimel Gertrude B   Jun 24, 1885 Jan 3, 1917       section B, row 10   This marker is next to others with the last name spelled Schmel
Shipp George Clell   1895 1970       section B, row 4 V.F.W." h/o Velma Erah
Shipp Velma Erah   1900 1995       section B, row 4 Aux. V.F.W." w/o George Clell Shipp
Shipp Lydia Ann   1871 1943       section B, row 5    
Shipp I Roscoe   1899 1945       section B, row 5    
Shipp Edith E   1906 1999       section B, row 5    
Shriver Melinda A   1834 1918       section G, row 4    
Sibert Harold     1930 no datae       section F, row 3   h/o Evelyn
Sibert Evelyn     1924 1998       section F, row 3   w/o Harold
Simeon William     1864 1888       section G, row 8   marker in Parker burial plot
Simmons Dora   Anderson 1872 1948       section D, row 7    
Simpson Edith G   1872 1960       section C, row 3   w/o F. Elmo
Simpson F. Elmo   1873 1929       section C, row 3   h/o Edith G
Simpson Fred Reed   1887 1922       section C, row 5    
Simpson Wm. H. H.   1840 1917       section G, row 11    
Simpson Emma A   1846 1926       section G, row 11    
Sipe Grace   Huff 1897 1955       section A, row 3 Mother"  
Sipe Helen M   1912 no date       section D, row 1   w/o LLoyd F.
Sipe Lloyd F   1914 1975       section D, row 1   h/o Helen M
Sipp Anna K   Oct 31, 1886 Jul 7, 1940       section A, row 3    
Sipp David W   Apr 17, 1885 Oct 25, 1962       section A, row 3    
Sloey Mike     1848 1941       section D, row 11    
Smith Oscar M   1911 1977       section A, row 13    
Smith Eunice E   1913 1983       section A, row 13    
Smith Lura D   1905 1993       section C, row 3 Married Dec. 24, 1937" w/o Orville W. Smith
Smith Orville W   1906 1994       section C, row 3 Married Dec. 24, 1937" ho/ Lura D.
Smith Freddie A     Sep 11, 1880   7   section G, row 5   Zinc marker in very good shape, lamb on front. In plot with James Wooley
Sobran Mike     Mar 13, 1916 Dec 19, 1993       section F, row 3 Love Always" h/o Adeline
Sobran Adeline     Nov 5, 1920 Feb 25, 1996       section F, row 3 Love Always" w/o Mike Sobran
Songer Charles C     Aug 15, 1855 1 9 9 section G, row 3 Son of Gordon & Malinda Songer" marker very worn, difficult to read
Songer Charlotte Louise     Feb 5, 1855 22 9 25 section G, row 3 Wife of James Songer" marker buried flat under ground. I cleaned it off, was able to read markings very clearly.
Songer James C     Dec 28, 1854 22 5 16 section G, row 3   marker broken in two, partially buried. Middle initial could be a 'G' or 'C'.
Soper Leora     1856 1912       section D, row 5   w/o Thomas
Soper Thomas     1841 1917       section D, row 5   h/o Leora
Soper 3 infant sons               section D, row 5 Three infant sones of Thomas + Leora Soper" No dates on marker
Soper Maggie   Moore 1852 1930       section E, row 5   w/o Harry Soper
Soper Harry     1841 1930       section E, row 5   h/o Maggie Moore
Sparling Nellie A   1879 1968       section C, row 13 Wife" w/o James A Sparling
Sparling James A   1876 1953       section C, row 13 Husband" h/o Nellie A
Sparling John S   Dec 10, 1853 May 16, 1909       section C, row 13   h/o Charlotte. Odd fellows.
Sparling Charlotte     Feb 11, 1857 Apr 11, 1924       section C, row 13 His Wife" w/o John S. Sparling. Metal marker - R.N. of A. in Memoriam (Royal Neighbors of America)
Sparling George Edward   1843 1914       section G, row 1 3rd Board of Trade Reg. Co. C 113th, Ill. Vol. Inf"; Corp'l Co. B 139th Reg. Ill. Vol. Inf." this marker is very unique, G.A.R. symbol on marker
Sparling Carrie I Bagley 1848 1929       section G, row 1 His Wife"  
Sparling Margaret     1888 1907       section G, row 2   wife of James A
Sparling James A   1829 1866       section G, row 2   husband of Margaret
Sparling Jacob       Mar 2, 1872 38     section G, row 7    
Sparling George     Nov 29, 1819 Jul 8, 1894       section G, row 8   shared marker with 1st wife Adaline, 2nd wife, Sarah
Sparling Adaline     1822 1857       section G, row 8 His Wife" shared marker with George, her husband
Sparling Sarah     1835 1871       section G, row 8   shared marker with George, her husband
Sparling James A   1846 1863       section G, row 8 Their Son"  
Sparling Albert     1857 1858       section G, row 8 Their sons" shared marker with Harrie
Sparling Harriet     1868 1869       section G, row 8    
Spitler Henrietta   Downey Aug 14, 1882 Sep 26, 1971       section D, row 4 Dust thou art, to dust returnest, was not spoken of the soul" Flat marker placed on the ground
Spitler John Clyde   Oct 5, 1882 Jun 11, 1973       section D, row 4 You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore" Flat marker placed on the ground
Spitler Baby       2001       section G, row 15 Baby, in God's Care"  
Stacker Ruby I   1924         section B, row 14   w/o James L
Stacker James L   1923 1962       section B, row 14 Veteran of World War II" h/o Ruby I
Stauffer Kenneth O   Feb 7, 1932 Nov 7, 1960       section B, row 16   Marker is in Stauffer family plot w/large family marker. No last names on smaller markers
Stauffer Hazel M   Feb 23, 1897 Nov 24, 1983       section B, row 16   Marker is in Stauffer family plot w/large family marker. No last names on smaller markers
Stauffer Omar J   Aug 27, 1888 Apr 15, 1963       section B, row 16   Marker is in Stauffer family plot w/large family marker. No last names on smaller markers. Omar Stauffer bought all plots.
Stauffer H Audrey   Mar 21, 1924 Aug 4, 1996       section B, row 16   Marker is in Stauffer family plot w/large family marker. No last names on smaller markers
Stephens Charles N     Dec 13, 1886 12 6 25     Information taken from 1998 survey*
Stickel                 section B, row 13 Infant son of T. A. & L. C. Stickel, Mar. 20, 1951" Marker in same plot as Dorothy & Horace E. Morse
Stickel Mary Isabel   Feb 2, 1912 Nov 12, 1912       section C, row 18    
Stickel Isabel M   1885 1975       section C, row 18   w/o Albert Lee
Stickel Albert Lee   1888 1954       section C, row 18   h/o Isabel M
Stickel Thomas A. III   Mar 4, 1976 Oct 12, 1978       section F, row 8 Tommy; Again"  
Stickel S. May   Sep 9, 1847 Feb 10, 1940       section G, row 10    
Stickel Sina E   Aug 12, 1886 Mar 31, 1914       section G, row 10    
Stickel Albert     1854 1914       section G, row 10   h/o Cyrenia
Stickel Cyrenia     Jun 14, 1858 Apr 17, 1882       section G, row 10 Wife of Albert"  
Stickel Anna A   Nov 20, 1848 Aug 8, 1891       section G, row 10    
Stickler James E   1901 1988           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Stickler Myrtle M   1896 1970           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Stipp Ruth   O'Brien 1901 1979       section B, row 9 Wife of H. J. Stipp"  
Stipp Harrison J   Jun 8, 1895 Jun 14, 1943       section B, row 9 Illinois Pvt 1 CL. Ord. Dept"  
Stipp Hattie B   1866 1932       section B, row 9 Mother" w/o James H. M.D. Stipp
Stipp James H. M.D.   1852 1922       section B, row 9 Father" h/o Hattie B.
Strosnider Alice A   1906 1976       section G, row 1    
Strosnider Homer W   1906 1989       section G, row 1    
Strosnider Delphia C   1866 1922       section G, row 1    
Strosnider William     1866 1946       section G, row 1    
Strosnider Alpheus R   Mar 26, 1898 Jan 25, 1964       section G, row 1 Illinois, PVT Co B 82 Armed Medical BN World War II"  
Strosnider John     Dec 26, 1862 Jul 28, 1891       section G, row 1    
Swanson Carl     1910 1986       section B, row 12    
Swanson Andrew J   1867 1950       section B, row 12 Father, Tilda his wife" h/o Tilda
Swanson Tilda     1871 1936       section B, row 12 Mother"  
Swanson Roy E   1906 1926       section B, row 12    
Swanson Carl     1877 1953       section G, row 12    
Swanson Andrew     1837 1919       section G, row 13 51st Psalm"  
Syphers Christina       Oct 20, 1862 8 8 ? section G, row 4 dau. of J. & M. Syphers"  
Syphers Linsy       Nov 18, 1853 1 10 ? section G, row 4 son of J. & M. Syphers" marker broken
Syphers Abraham       Aug 18, 1866 2 ? ? section G, row 4 son of J. & M. Syphers" unable to find marker, info taken from 1998 survey*
Syphers ?               section G, row 4   base only in Syphers plot
Taliaferro Albert L     Aug 20, 1866 20 5 11 section G, row 6    
Taliaferro Adalade       Jun 28, 1851 1 5 24 section G, row 6 Dau of J. R. & C. Taliaferro"  
Taliaferro Norris       Aug 21, 1856   8 21 section G, row 6 Son of J. R. & C. Taliaferro" marker very worn, difficult to read
Taliaferro William       Jun 8, 1841 5 10 16 section G, row 6 Son of J. R. & C. Taliaferro" marker very worn, difficult to read
Taliaferro Charlotte       Feb 12, 1888 73 1 12 section G, row 6 Wife of Jas. A. Taliaferro" marker in good shape
Taliaferro Lizzie C     Oct 2?, 1873 8 ? ? section G, row 10 Dau. of C. & R. Taliaferro" marker is broken, very worn.
Taliaferro Cyrus       Aug 26, 1879 37 ? ? section G, row 10    
Taliaferro Alice A     Mar 24, 1872 4 2 6 section G, row 10 Dau. of C. & R. Taliaferro" Lamb on top of marker. Marker very worn.
Taylor Floyd     1904 1934       section E, row 11    
Taylor James     1883 1906       section E, row 11    
Taylor Mary T   1897 1980       section E, row 12    
Taylor James O   Jul 1, 1896 Jan 11, 1967       section E, row 12 Illinois PVT Co I 101 Infantry World War I"  
Templeton Gladys A   Oct 11, 1911 Mar 11, 1993       section C, row 16    
Thomas David L   1953 1954       section A, row 15 Son"  
Thomas Kenneth Wade   Nov 13, 1958 May 7, 1993       section A, row 15 BTFN US NAVY"  
Thomas Barbara J   Jan 15, 1930         section A, row 15 Married Aug 8, 1948" w/o Lloyd G. Thomas
Thomas Lloyd G   Oct 13, 1924 Dec 4, 2000       section A, row 15 Married Aug 8, 1948 h/o Barbara J Thomas
Thomas Grace A   1898 1959       section A, row 15 Mother"  
Thomas William E   1893 1972       section A, row 15 Father"  
Thomas Michael A   1981 1981       section A, row 17   Small metal marker from Newtion Funeral Home
Thomas Chester H   Aug 31, 1922 Oct 30, 1986       section A, row 17 TEC 5 US Army, WW II" veteran marker
Thomas Chester H   1922 1986       section A, row 17   Large family marker shared w/spouse
Thomas Frances P   1921 2000       section A, row 17    
Thomas H Raymond   1894 1931       section B, row 3    
Throgmorton Mary E   1922 2005       section F, row 4 Mom" w/o Donald E.
Throgmorton Donald E   1915 1990       section F, row 4 Dad" h/o Mary E
Townely Julia     1829 1910       section G, row 6    
Townley Clark       Oct 9, 1884 87 7 18 section G, row 6    
Townley Rachel G     Feb 8, 1869 65 7 27 section G, row 6 Mother's grave"  
Townley Ezra J   1828 1910       section G, row 6    
Travers Agnes   Ball Feb 29, 1904 Jan 8, 1993       section D, row 15   w/o Bert S. Travers
Travers Bert S   Apr 28, 1900 Nov 3, 1964       section D, row 15   h/o Agnes Ball
Trimble John       Apr 5, 1863 1 1   section G, row 9 son of E. M. & E. Trimble"  
Trimble Infant     Feb 1, 1858 Feb 14, 1858       section G, row 9 Infant dau of E. M. & E. Trimble"  
Turner Grover I   Sep 4, 1891 Feb 22, 1973       section B, row 10 PVT US Army World War I" Lot purchased by John Shawft.
Turrell Abel       Feb 17, 1871 85     section G, row 7 In the 85th year of his age" shared marker with Relief M.
Turrell Relief M     Dec 11, 1876 83     section G, row 7 In the 83rd year of her age"  


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