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
Weir Betty M   Sep 2, 1930 Aug 25, 2000       section A, row 16 Married Sept. 1, 1951  
Weir Bert William   Nov 30, 1925 Jun 14, 1992       section A, row 16 Married Sept. 1, 1951: PFC US Marine Corps World War II" Bert has two markers: Lg family marker shared w/spouse & veterans marker
Weir Terry L   Dec 11, 1959 Jan 7, 1960       section A, row 16    
Welch Nellie P   1890 1926       section C, row 5   w/o Roy Welch
Welch Roy     1888 1971       section C, row 5   h/o Nellie P
Wells Neoma E   Aug 2, 1904 Oct 3, 1958       section D, row 3    
Weston Henry S     Mar 21, 1862 23       Co. B. 17 Reg. Ill Vol., Wounded at Ft. Dearborn, Feb 15, died in hospital at St. Louis Information taken from 1998 survey. Civil War written on west side of marker*
Weston Delia B     Sep 21, 1859 53       Wife of Eben Weston" Information taken from 1998 survey. On west side of Henry S. Weston marker.*
Wheat May     1873 1960           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Wheeler Cecelia S   Nov 3, 1909 Mar 31, 1996       section C, row 2   w/o Leslie D. Hill
Wheeler Leslie D   Aug 14, 1905 Jan 5, 1987       section C, row 2   h/o Cecelia S.
Wheeler David A   Nov 7, 1965 May 10, 1995       section C, row 2 sons: David L. and Kyle W."  
Wheeler Ermel M   Oct 18, 1902 Feb 5, 2004       section C, row 6    
Wheeler Willis T   Oct 16, 1905 May 5, 1992       section C, row 6    
Wheeler Willis Dean   Dec 27, 1929 ? ? ????       section C, row 6 Infant son of Willis & Ermel Wheeler"  
Wheeler Fanny T   1865 1958       section C, row 6    
Wheeler Charles R   1865 1928       section C, row 6    
Wheeler       Jul 8, 1898 ? ? ????       section C, row 6 Infant son of C.R. & F.T. Wheeler"  
Wheeler Malvina T   Nov 15, 1842 Dec 23, 1911       section C, row 6    
Wheeler Wm     Feb 24, 1842 Sep 25, 1924       section C, row 6    
Wheeler       1909 1909       section C, row 7 Infant children of F.E. & E.V. Wheeler"  
Wheeler Edna     Sep 28, 1881 May 1, 1954       section C, row 7    
Wheeler Fred E   Aug 25, 1873 Feb 25, 1920       section C, row 7    
Wheeler Vurlina H   Feb 12, 1843 Nov 9, 1898       section C, row 7 Co. F. 57, ILL. Inf."  
Wheeler Mary M   Feb 22, 1848 Dec 23, 1929       section C, row 7 His Wife" w/o Vulina H. Wheeler
Wheeler Lloyd     1900 1980       section C, row 8   h/o Rebecca
Wheeler Rebecca     1897 1970       section C, row 8   w/o Lloyd Wheeler
Wheeler George     1870 1967       section C, row 8   h/o Amelia
Wheeler Amelia     1870 1946       section C, row 8   w/o George Wheeler
Wheeler Edward P     Aug 18, 1858 4 3 17 section G, row 11 Son of M. E. & C. A. Wheeler"  
Wheeler M E   Apr 5, 1816 Dec 12, 1881       section G, row 11   this original marker has been newly engraved on the opposite side's by 'Otto's Monuments, Chillicothe, Ill, 309-274-4906' using the original information . Name plate with engravers informatin place at right bottom corner. Full name of M. E. is Miles E. Wheeler.
Wheeler Charlotte     Oct 23, 1823 May 29, 1890       section G, row 11 Wife of M. E. Wheeler" shared marker with M. E. Wheeler
Wheeler Ira     Jun 15, 1805 Oct 18, 1867           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Wheeler Susan   Lee Sep 28, 1802 May 30, 1890           Information taken from 1998 survey: Susan (Lee) Wheeler is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison, Wi. She actually died on May 27, 1890 per cemetery records & her death notice in the Madison Democrat.*
Wheeler Ira       Oct 28, 1868           Information taken from 1998 survey: Ira's probate papers state he died in 1867 & not 1868. The above marker has correct info for Ira.*
Wherry Leota Z   1891 1941       section A, row 2    
Wherry Earl W   1886 1962       section A, row 2    
Wherry Gladys M   1900 1955       section A, row 2    
Wherry Mathilda Odella   Mar 21, 1896 Jul 28, 1970       section B, row 8   Matidas marker next to large family marker with last name on it
Wherry Elizabeth   Downey Feb 9, 1998 Oct 7, 1917       section B, row 8   Elizabeth marker next to large family marker with last name on it
Wherry Charles Austin   Apr 1, 1884 Feb 8, 1964       section B, row 8   Charles marker ntext to large family marker with last name on it
Wherry Telma     1898 1943       section C, row 3   w/o James Wherry
Wherry James     1896 1943       section C, row 3   h/o Telma
Wherry Atha W   1883 1961       section C, row 5   Large family stone surrounded by family members
Wherry John E   1879 1962       section C, row 5   Large family stone surrounded by family members
Wherry Elsie M   1909 1997       section C, row 5 Daughter" Large family stone surrounded by family members
Wherry James M   Nov 26, 1857 Mar 16, 1943       section G, row 2   h/o Jeannetta M
Wherry Jeannetta M   Jul 20, 1857 Apr 25, 1931       section G, row 2 His Wife"  
Wherry Carrie A   May 7, 1882 Nov 18, 1900       section G, row 2   shares marker with Felossta E and Mary Amy
Wherry Felossta E   Apr 13, 1888 Aug 7, 1902       section G, row 2   shares marker with Carrie A and Mary Amy
Wherry Mary Amy   Jan 27, 1890 Jan 16, 1915       section G, row 2   shares marker with Carrie A and Felossta E
Wherry Jeannetta Evelyn   Jan 9, 1899 Feb 27, 1900       section G, row 2   name on back of marker with Carrie A, Felossta E and Mary Amy
Wherry Nellie     1873 1940       section G, row 3    
Wherry Rachel A     Sep 29, 1854 1 2 2 section G, row 3   marker very worn, difficult to read
Wherry Malinda       Apr 27, 1860 40 3 4 section G, row 3 Wife of John Wherry" marker worn, but still readable
Wherry John Eld.   Mar 2, 1815 Apr 18, 1892       section G, row 3   shared marker with Malinda
Wherry Malinda       Apr 27, 1860       section G, row 3 His wife" shared marker with John. Bible on top of marker
Wherry Rachel     Jul 7, 1853 Sep 29, 1854       section G, row 3 Infant dau. of Eld & M Wherry" marker worn
Wherry John     Feb 2, 1877 Mar 14, 1877       section G, row 8   marker in Parker burial plot
White James Henry     Mar 21, 1877 4 2   section G, row 6 Son of S. L. & A. J. White" marker very worn, diffcult to read
Wilcox Jacqueline     1930 no date       section E, row 1   w/o David A. Wilcox
Wilcox David A   1912 1991       section E, row 1    
Wilcox David Albert   May 28, 1911 Nov 6, 1991       section E, row 1 F1 US Navy World War II" veteran marker for above David Wilcox with birth year off by one year
Wilkinson Stephen A   1906 1983       section A, row 10    
Wilkinson Maxine E   1906         section A, row 10    
Wilkinson William H   1932 1989       section A, row 10    
Williams John B   Dec 26, 1891 Aug 25, 1944       section A, row 3    
Williams Grace A McLean 1886 1962       section A, row 10    
Williams William Henry   1882 1964       section A, row 10    
Williams Eliza Jane   1850 1928       section C, row 5   w/o John Morgan Williams
Williams John Morgan   1844 1933       section C, row 5   h/o Eliza Jane
Williams Gardner R   1882 1952       section C, row 17    
Williams John Howard   1854 1916       section C, row 17    
Williams Naomi   Rogers 1858 1941       section C, row 17    
Williams Comfort H   Jun 24, 1880 no date       section C, row 17 Infant Dau." only one date on marker
Williams William Howard   1897 1916       section C, row 17    
Williams John L   1875 1954       section D, row 13    
Williams Grace M   1879 1919       section D, row 13 Mother"  
Williams Thos.     no date         section D, row 13 Co. B, 139 Ill Inf."  
Williams William H   Jan 15, 1811 Aug 22, 1898       section D, row 15    
Williams Theodocia H   Jul 16, 1821 Mar 20, 1909       section D, row 15    
Williams Frances       Sep 28, 1843 61 9 5 section D, row 15    
Williams George     1853 1897       section D, row 16   h/o Alice
Williams Alice     1871 1922       section D, row 16   w/o George Williams
Wilson Mary     Mar 22, 1809 Nov 22, 1884       section G, row 11 Our Mother"  
Winship Minnie E   1884 1966       section A, row 12    
Winship Walter W   1879 1949       section A, row 12    
Winship Mary Frances   1856 1944       section D, row 9    
Winship James Orin   1852 1937       section D, row 9    
Winship                 section D, row 9 Children of W.W. & M.E. Winship 1910"  
Winship W Eddie   Nov 11, 1863 Mar 18, 1893       section D, row 9    
Winship       Nov 8, 1893 Mar 31, 1894       section D, row 9 Dau. of W.E. & E.B. Winship"  
Winship Lila B   Jun 10. 1889 Jul 24, 1907       section D, row 9   w/o W. Eddie
Winship James M   Oct 2, 1825 May 9, 1903       section D, row 11   h/o Mary A
Winship Mary A   Jun 24, 1831 May 8, 1914       section D, row 11 His Wife" w/o James M. Winship
Winship Berna Mae Jacobs Apr 27, 1920 no date       section E, row 16 Married Feb 18, 1951"  
Winship Wayne Leland   May 14, 1918 Nov 25, 2000       section E, row 16 Married Feb 18, 1951"  
Winship Kenneth F   Feb 17, 1916 Jun 9, 2003       section E, row 16   This name is on back of Berna & Wayne Winship marker
Winship Pauline     Feb 23, 1921 no date       section E, row 16   This name is on back of Berna & Wayne Winship marker
Winship James E   Apr 13, 1957 Jul 25, 1989       section E, row 17 U.S. M.C"  
Winship Keith E   May 25, 1924 no date       section E, row 17 Oct 21, 1949" in two wedding rings, "Our sons Steven and James" h/o Joyce A
Winship Joyce A   Nov 4, 1928 Oct 13, 1998       section E, row 17 Oct 21, 1949" in two wedding rings, "Our sons Steven and James" w/o Keith E Winship
Winship Doris A Green July 2, 1921         section G, row 15 Our daughters, Carol, Jean and Barbara Ann" written on back of marker shares marker with husband, Ralph Edwin
Winship Ralph Edwin   Sep 5, 1920         section G, row 15 Nov 18, 1945"  
Wood Mary M   1874 1964       section D, row 6   w/o Charles H
Wood Charles H   1866 1951       section D, row 6   h/o Mary M
Wood Forrest     1894 1973       section D, row 6 19th. Co. 161 Depot Brigade World War I" American Legion symbol on marker
Wood Clarra       Dec 14, 1863   20 8     Information taken from 1998 survey* (original marker)
Wood Clara B   Apr 6, 1862 Dec 14, 1863           Information taken from 1998 survey* (for additional, see original survey)
Wood Bert       Jun 13, 1860 3         Information taken from 1998 survey*
Wood James T   Jun 24, 1850 Jul 20, 1854           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Wood Bertie     Oct 20, 1856 Jun 20, 1860           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Wooley Ketura     Nov 23, 1848 April 24, 1918       section G, row 5    
Wooley Martha Ann   Jul 19, 1816 May 23, 1904       section G, row 5 Gone but not forgotten"  
Wooley James A     Aug 26, 1887 76 3 20 section G, row 5    
Wooley Martha       Sep 5, 1860 9 6   section G, row 5 dau of J. A. & M. A. Wooley" marker partially buried
Worley James Lewis   1880 1887       section G, row 3    
Worley Elijah H   Jun 25, 1843 Jun 20, 1907       section G, row 3   shared marker with Isabel C, his wife
Worley Isabel C   Jul 30, 1847 May 11, 1889       section G, row 3 His wife"  
Worrell Levi     no dates           J. P. & L. Worrell" on base of marker Information taken from 1998 survey*
Worrell Pattie     no dates           J. P. & L. Worrell" on base of marker Information taken from 1998 survey*
Worrell Lonie     no dates           J. P. & L. Worrell" on base of marker Information taken from 1998 survey*
Wright Daryl L   Feb 29, 1936         section A, row 1 Married Aug. 25, 1931 Parents of Patricia A. and Daryl L" This inscription is on the back of the Wright marker
Wright Emma L Lester Oct 2, 1914         section A, row 1 Married Aug. 25, 1931 Parents of Patricia A. and Daryl L" This inscription is on the back of the Wright marker
Wright Lloyd D   Dec 27, 1905 Sep 10, 1991       section A, row 1 Married Aug. 25, 1931 Parents of Patricia A. and Daryl L" This inscription is on the back of the Wright marker
Wright Laura E   1893 1981       section A, row 13    
Wright Oscar E   1891 1978       section A, row 13    
Wright Ernest C   1893 1976       section A, row 19   h/o O. Berneice
Wright O Berneice   1896 1972       section A, row 19   w/o Ernest C.
Wright Virgil E   1897 1917       section B, row 1   Small marker located at side of large family marker
Wright Dora M   1879 1971       section B, row 1 Mother" Small marker located at side of large family marker
Wright Oscar E   1873 1965       section B, row 1 Father" Small marker located at side of large family marker
Wright Noble F   1919 1988       section B, row 1   h/o Cleo
Wright Cleo     1923 1977       section B, row 1   w/o Noble Wright
Wright Steven Lee   Apr 24, 1947 Apr 15, 1950       section B, row 1 Son of Cleo & Noble Wright"  
Wright John     May 12, 1847 Nov 30, 1923       section B, row 5 Co. D 3 Reg. W. Va. Cav." very impressive marker
Wright Clarence     1903 1982       section B, row 21   h/o Willmina
Wright Willmina     1911 1995       section B, row 21    
Wright Donald W   1933         section B, row 21    
Wright Leonard L   1927         section B, row 21    
Wright W. Dale   1899 1977       section B, row 21   h/o Nora A
Wright Nora A   1903 1973       section B, row 21    
Wright C Dewey   Aug 2, 1901 Jun 19, 1979       section D, row 20 Midwest Duck Calling Champion"  
Wright Garnet H   Aug 23, 1911 Jun 27, 1989       section D, row 20 Our Beloved Mother, Our Beloved Fathr"  
Wright C Dewey   Aug 2, 1901 Jun 19, 1979       section D, row 20 Our Beloved Mother, Our Beloved Father" This marker has been placed next to Dewey's original marker.
Wright Bernice B   1893 1987       section E, row 8    
Wright Walter I   1896 1984       section E, row 9   h/o Rhoda K.
Wright Rhoda K   1897 1963       section E, row 9   w/o Walter I. Wright
Wright Mary Etta     Dec 8, 1851       section G, row 6 dau of H. C. & ? E. Wright:  
Wright Alice J     Sep 11, 1860       section G, row 6 Dau of H. & H. C. Wright"  
Wright Henritta       Sep 6, 1860 8 3 3 section G, row 6 Dau of H. & H. C. Wright"  
Wright Hannah       Aug 13, 1897 46     section G, row 12 Wife of David Wright"  
Wright Toddy               section G, row 15 In Loving Memory Of; Who toiled this soil 1965" Zznc flat ground marker placed by flay pole and another marker that reads "Dedicated to the memory of all UNKNOWN SOLDIERS"
Yarrington Robert F   1925 1980       section A, row 4 US NAVY" middle name is Frank. Plot purchased by L. c. Murphy
Yarrington Charles Lyman   May 19, 1895 Mar 13, 1960       section B, row 3 Illinois CPL 256 PW Escort Co ASC World War I" h/o Cyrena Lela; Charles has two stones: large family marker with Mason symbol & veterans marker
Yarrington Cyrena Lela   Jan 12, 1896 Apr 26, 1968       section B, row 3   w/o Charles Lyman Yarrington; Eastern Star symbol on marker
Zeigler Ida Bell     Mar 4, 1883     13 section G, row 10 Dau of H. H. & E. Zeigler" marker very worn


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