Independence Cemetery




The following was submitted by Phil Shappard. Thank you Phil!



   Recently, M. McCormick of Golconda sent me a typewritten listing taken from
grave markers or tombstones at the Independence Cemetery located between
Rose Bud and Bay City, Illinois. I have transcribed the names and details
as listed on the document. I am not sure who compiled the information, but
we are thankful for their labor. I have a special interest, given Henry
Shappard was my gggrandfather and Daniel and Rebecca Davis were is wife
Martha's parents, my ggggrandparents. Henry's mother, Anna Schubehart
(spelling on 1854 marriage license) remarried to Fredrick Overmark in 1854
and had two children together, John Henry Overmark ( b. 1856) and Caroline
Overmark MAEDEKER ( b. 1861). Any information about these children and
descendants would be appreciated.

Phil Shappard


Independence Cemetery Burials

Dr. Thomas M. Dunning Jan. 20, 1846-Nov. 18, 1888
Della Dunning (Daughter of T.M. & Anna Dunning Nov. 9, 1877 - Sept. 18, 1880
Roy Dunning (Son of T.M & Anna Dunning Jan. 20, 188? (Broken) - Sept. 13,
188? (Broken)
Anna M. Dunning Jan. 29, 1839 - Oct. 1, 1894
Nora (Wife of W.C. Cheney) (Married Sept. 9, 1888) Mar. 31, 1871 - Oct. 25,
1893
Elvira Cheney (Daughter of W.C. &Nora Cheney Aug. 15, 1893 - Oct. 5, 1893

CHENEY
Lucinda Mar. 1, 1824 - Sept. 25, 1889
A.G. Apr.1, 1827 - Oct. 25, 1908

CHENEY
Florenzie Fits Ellen Mar. 9, 1852 - Apr. 20, 1901
William Henry Mar. 27, 1852 - May 25, 1895
Hester Ollive Cheney Oct. 21, 1873 - Nov. 10, 1896
Lucinda Schoonover (mother) Feb. 12, 1834 - Feb. 9, 1892
(Her Children)
Morris Age 8
Otto Age 2

BIRD
Sarah Mar. 17, 1845 - Nov. 30, 1910
William Thomas Age 37 yrs. Dec. 15, 1879

BIRD
Walter Age 34 yrs. 6m 5d. May 18, 1908
Omega (His wife No Dates, was not buried here) b. 1-19-1875
E.Roy James Aug. 20, 1890 - Sept. 9, 1929
Henrietta James Jan. 12, 1857 - Nov. 27, 1934
Reed Canfield 1909 - 1931

Malinda (wife of E.S. Welton) May 10, 1854 - Nov. 19, 1929
Rebecca (wife of Daniel Davis) Nov. 29, 1818 - Jan. 31, 1891 (wife of Daniel
Davis)
Daniel Davis Sept. 11, 1815 - Sept. 30, 1885
Nicy C. (wife of Robi Lewis Feb. 10, 1849 - 1874
Freddie H. Shappard Aug. 20, 1872 - Apr. 4, 1880 (son of Henry and Martha
Shappard)
Henry Shappard July 4, 1844 - Mar. 10, 1883
Henry Faughn May 11, 1857 - Aug. 20, 1891 (Age 31 yrs. 3m 9d)
Wm T. McCormick 1846 - 1901

CLANAHAN
F.M. May 18, 1820 - Aug. 22, 1902
L.A.E. Jan. 22, 1839 - Oct. 26, 1925

CLANAHAN
Moses C. 1853 - 1929
Carrie 1855 - 1923

RIDDLE
Hisako
Moses (Married Nov. 1950) 1902 - 1987
George Riddle 1953
Barbara Riddle 1952

RIDDLE
William N. Feb. 2, 1873 - Feb 6, 1964
Mabel C. (Married Apr. 7, 1901) Mar. 11, 1876 - Nov. 16, 1973
Carrie B. Riddle July 23, 1904 - July 18, 1905

JAMES
Nellie C. (wife) 1886 - 1970
Perry (husband) 1877 - 1959
Cora C. (wife) 1879 - 1905
Hallen Nov. 21, 1903 - May 18, 1904 (Son of H.F. & L.A. Schmidt)
Henry Jan. 20, 1902 - Feb. 1, 1902 (Son of H.F. & L.A. Schmidt)

HATTON
Rudolph 1851 - 1931
Malissie 1857 - 1905

JOYNER
Jessie L. 1880 - 1924
Nathan E. 1876 - 1951
Sophia G. Obermark 1850 - 1915
Ben F. Obermark 1877 - 1959
Clara S. Obermark 1878 - 1894
Frank J. Obermark Dec. 31, 1882 - Mar. 9, 1958
J. Henry Obermark 1880 - 1960
One marker with Daughter wrote on it

BURNETT
Abbie C. July 1, 1853 - Feb. 21, 1938
Samuel June 6, 1851 - Aug. 26, 1933
Pearl their Daughter Apr. 4, 1877 - Oct. 23, 1882

COMPTON
Nancy A. 1854 - 1910
Thomas E. 1844 - 1926
T.E. Rhymer 1874 - 1903
Clarence E. Cosby Jr. Aug. 17, 1932 - Sept. 4, 1932

BILLINGTON
Mary (mother) Nov. 11, 1905 - Oct. 19, 1979
Joe (father) Nov. 13, 1899 - Oct. 22, 1973
Earl (son) Aug. 28, 1926 - Sept. 5, 1926
Dempsey S. (son) PFC WWII Oct. 20, 1921 - Dec. 7, 1969

RHYMER
Sallie 1881 - 1960
Dennis O. 1881 - 1950

SCHMIDT
Mary L. Apr. 6, 1881 - Oct. 20, 1932
Henry J. Nov. 12, 1872 - Jan. 15, 1941
Reuben Teitloff 1880 - 1954
J. H. Abshire (Co. G 2W. Va Cav. )
Clara H. Minner 1875 - 1915
Ida T. Jamison 1835 - 1914
Henrietta Heibe June 24, 1822 - Jan. 8, 1892
William J. Kirkpatrick (Co. F 29th IL Inf.)

OBERMARK
Ora Rixie 1884 - 1956
F.W. 1871- 1958



Ginger Hayes

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