Forest City Cemetery
Mason Co, Illinois

Forest City Cemetery is located in the town of Forest City, in the northeastern part.

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Name
Birth
Death
Other Inscription/Notes
unknown     next to Fruit's
unknown, infant     next to Fruit's
unknown      
unknown     next to Maxwell's
unknown      
unknown      
unknown      
unknown      
unknown     broken
unknown     footstone?
unknown     broken
unknown     broken
unmarked      
unmarked      
unmarked      
unmarked      
---------, infant     Our Baby
---arman?, --on J.     military marker?
Aby, Ethel A.     same stone as George
Aby, George A.     same stone as Ethel
Adam, Henry J. 1846 1924 same stone as Ida & Nora
Adam, Ida A. (Winn) 1853 1943 wife of Henry, same stone
Adam, Nora J. (Winn) Faith 1848 1916 same stone as Henry & Ida
Allen, Delbert J. 28 Jan 1935 1 April 1989 MM2 US Navy
Baker, Douglas Wayne 9 June 1955 22 Aug 1986 Pvt US Army Vietnam
Baker, William W. 6 June 1916 11 June 2005 Navy, WW II
Bale, Asa David 26 Oct 1897 17 Nov 1918 same stone as Loueva
Bale, Lively 1895 1978 WAGR US Army WW I
Bale, Loueva H. 10 May 1918 17 Nov 1918 same stone as Asa
Bale, Ruth F. (DePue) 1908 1991  
Barnes, Etta I. Paul 1886 1909  
Barnes, Karen Lee Kelly 26 July 1964 1 March 1999  
Barnes, Mable E. (Caulkins) 5 May 1920 12 Nov 1987 same stone as Russell
Barnes, Martha A. 1856 1931 same stone as William
Barnes, Russell E. 31 Oct 1913 27 March 2004 same stone as Mable
Barnes, William R. 1852 1937 same stone as Martha
Barrett, Charles   1916 same stone as Jane
Barrett, Jane   1910 same stone as Charles
Bavar, Pearl 1911 1966  
Beale, Alice (Roberts) 1855 1932 same stone as John & Minnie
Beale, David A. 19 July 1809 8 July 1871 63y 11m 19d
Beale, John 1843 1914 same stone as Alice & Minnie
Beale, Minnie 1878 1920 same stone as Alice & John
Bland, Hazel I. Bailey 19 June 1908 16 Feb 1996  
Bohannon, Charles W. 5 Aug 1923 5 July 2007  
Bohannon, Ruby 19 March 1924 30 Dec 2006  
Bouchez, Betty Jean (Seelye) 22 Nov 1942 5 Aug 2004  
Bowles, Ruth Bale 4 April 1945 12 June 1999  
Braatz, Edward Paul 16 Jan 1928 12 Sept 2002 same stone as Gladys
Braatz, Gladys Faye 18 Aug 1930 25 Oct 1986 same stone as Edward
Brown, Donald H. 3 Nov 1914 19 Oct 1999 same stone as Ilene
Brown, Gary E. 12 July 1942   same stone as Zane
Brown, Ilene Swisher 11 Jan 1919 19 Aug 2002 same stone as Donald
Brown, Zane H. 9 April 1939   same stone as Gary
Burget, Kevin L. 12 Feb 1951 4 Oct 2001 same stone as Lisa
Burget, Landon Glen 14 Oct 1978 8 Aug 1994  
Burget, Lisa A. 21 Oct 1964   same stone as Kevin
Burget, Wesley Landon   10 Sept 1999  
Caldwell, Alvin 1831 1918 same stone as Elizabeth
Caldwell, Elizabeth 1841 1926 wife of Alvin, same stone
Caulkins, Diana Kay (Pfeiffer) 1946 2007  
Collier, Eulalie 6 July 1896 7 March 1984 same stone as Walter
Collier, Frank G. 1890 1955  
Collier, Hattie B. 25 Dec 1863 13 Aug 1907  
Collier, Walter 21 Jan 1887 9 April 1943 same stone as Eulalie
Condor, Susan Alta 15 Dec 1907 16 May 1939  
Cooper, Claudine 1905 1924  
Cooper, Lilla M. 1853 1932 wife of Robert, same stone
Cooper, Robert H. 1863 1919 same stone as Lilla
Covington, William T. 1866 1937  
Cross, Alexander 15 June 1830 15 May 1902 same stone as Nancy
Cross, Emory   29 Oct 18?0 2m 24d, son of A & N
Cross, Linda May Lindsey 22 June 1910 7 Feb 2000 twin of George
Cross, Nancy J. (McReynolds) 26 May 1832 6 May 1916 wife of Alexander, same stone
Cross, Sue M. 1859 1947 same stone as William
Cross, William M. 1857 1921 same stone as Sue
Dosier, Alma P. (Pemberton) 1871 1955 same stone as John
Dosier, John L. 1867 1949 same stone as Alma
Dunn, R. Martin 14 Feb 1878 9 Feb 1879 son of G.W. & K.S.
Ellenberger, Henrietta 9 June 1884 10 Sept 1884 dau of Wm & J.H.
Emmons, Bernice (Schappaugh) 1891 1964 same stone as John
Emmons, Bonnie Sue   5 Feb 1944  
Emmons, Clarence 1902 1985 same stone as Lue
Emmons, Clarence 11 May 1893 6 Jan 1948 Pvt 10 Casual Co WW I
Emmons, Cline E. 1922 2003 same stone as Wanda
Emmons, Edward 1884 1938 same stone as Elsie
Emmons, Elsie L. 1890 1967 same stone as Edward
Emmons, Flora L. (Underwood) 1920 2005 same stone as Kenneth
Emmons, Fred 1887 1937 same stone as Mabel
Emmons, Inez Zetta Miller 2 Dec 1892 12 Jan 1984 wife of Clarence
Emmons, Jennie (Roof) 1857 1936 wife of Marshall, same stone
Emmons, John 1889 1918 same stone as Bernice
Emmons, Kenneth E. 1917 1968 same stone as Flora
Emmons, Lue I. 1902 1983 same stone as Clarence
Emmons, Mabel 1893 1972 same stone as Fred
Emmons, Marshall 1858 1925 same stone as Jennie
Emmons, Mary Evelyn Lewis 1879 1912 wife of Wallis, mar. 9 Feb 1897
Emmons, Wallis Eugene 1868 1947 same stone as Mary
Emmons, Wanda E. (Eye) 1922   same stone as Cline
Ewers, John M.   11 Nov 1853 5m 22d, son of W.T. & M.J.
Ewers, Mary J. 5 Dec 1824 9 March 1856 wife of Wm, same stone
Ewers, William?      
Ewers, Wm. T. 6 March 1814 18 Jan 1878 same stone as Mary
Eyman, Claude H. 14 Jan 1902 29 Dec 1906 son of H & S
Eyman, Ethal V.   16 Nov 1901 ??? age
Eyman, Harry C. 1911 1997 US Army WW II
Eyman, Henry H. 13 Dec 1853 8 April 1927 same stone as Susan
Eyman, Hugh 1 Jan 1889 25 Dec 1955 same stone as Leola
Eyman, Leola E. 30 May 1891 20 Dec 1964 same stone as Hugh
Eyman, Susan C. (Roof) 1 Jan 1861 21 Dec 1923 same stone as Henry
Eyman, Thelma Jane (Garvin) 1 July 1929 7 July 1986  
Fain, James V. 7 Oct 1899 20 Feb 1967  
Fogger, Charles 1854 1924  
Fowler, Edith M. 1915 1996 same stone as Elsworth
Fowler, Elsworth J. 29 April 1918 1 Nov 1974 Pvt US Army
Frank, Flora L. 1886 1982 same stone as George, mar. 14 Jan 1904
Frank, George F. 1885 1950 same stone as Flora
Frank, John E. 24 July 1913 7 Aug 1913  
Fruit, --------      
Fruit, Harry E. 1885 1907 same stone as Iva, Leonard & Harvey
Fruit, Harvey C. 1885 1886 same stone as Iva, Leonard & Harry
Fruit, Iva T. 1875 1881 same stone as Leonard, Harvey & Harry
Fruit, Jeremiah H. 1844 1923 same stone as Marinda
Fruit, Leonard E. 1872 1906 same stone as Iva, Harvey & Harry
Fruit, Marinda Ann (Ross) 1847 1910 wife of Jeremiah, same stone
Gilmore, Ann Eliza (Gilmore) 1821 1895  
Gilmore, Arthur 1872 1948  
Gilmore, Clemiel C. 1874 1948 Mother, same stone as Sadie
Gilmore, Ellen (Duncan) 1853 1878 same stone as John
Gilmore, John J. 1851 1926 same stone as Ellen
Gilmore, L. Jane 1845 1885 Sister
Gilmore, Margarett (Harven) 1879 1934  
Gilmore, Minnie M. (Stuart) 1872 1904  
Gilmore, Sadie R. (Roberts) 1873 1939 same stone as Clemiel
Goodall, Nina L. 27 Dec 1923   same stone as Norman
Goodall, Norman R. 21 June 1919 27 March 1979 same stone as Nina
Gordon, Elizabeth (Cogdall) 1835 1917 wife of Mayfield, same stone
Gordon, Mayfield 1834 1913 same stone as Elizabeth
Green, Emma 1869 1940 Grandma
Green, Nina 190? 1923  
Gumbel, Ernest 1881 1963 same stone as Georgia
Gumbel, Georgia 1885 1941 same stone as Ernest
Hicks, Otho 1883 1946  
Hixson, Carolyn Sue (Prevett) 1 Jan 1944 19 Sept 1995  
Hogan, Nellie 21 Jan 1910 3 Feb 1910  
Howell, M. Jean (Eyman) 29 Nov 1932   same stone as Wilbur
Howell, Wilbur (Jack) W. 28 Dec 1931   same stone as M. Jean
Irwin, Emeline 1856 8 Aug 1874 17y 7m 3d
Irwin, Jane 1831 1910 Mother
Irwin, John M. 1827 1911 Father
Jackson, Glenn E. 20 Aug 1885 7 Nov 1957  
Jerew, Ella F. 1871 1953  
Jerew, Felix 12 July 1913 19 Oct 1914  
Jerew, Jeanette 2 Sept 1903 2 July 1904 or 05  
Jerew, Phelix E. 1849 1927  
Kennedy, Harvey J. 1870 1938  
Kennedy, Hattie J. 1875 1957  
Kohl, Brenda J. (Woods)(Stoddard-White) 30 Oct 1950 7 Dec 1988  
Kolves, Lawrence 4 March 1913 28 Jan 1995  
Langston, Susie C. Walker 20 Jan 1880 31 March 1899 wife of E.L.
Lasley, Catherine L. (Clark) 1 Feb 1933 21 April 1996 same stone as William
Lasley, William L. 13 April 1933 11 Nov 2004 A3C US Air Force, same stone as Catherine
Lewis, Sam R.   [7 Nov 1921] Pvt Co H 9th Ill Cav, Civil War, 1929 & 1956 H.R.
Lindsey, Etta L. 9 July 1904 31 Aug 1919  
Lindsey, Joyce D. 30 March 1935 5 Jan 1951  
Lindsey, Luke P. 1 Jan 1869 13 Sept 1950 same stone as Sara
Lindsey, Sara R. (Martin) 30 Aug 1879 2 Dec 1932 saem stone as Luke
Lux, Michael 1799 1860 same stone as Salome
Lux, Salome 1797 1860 same stone as Michael
Lux, Sarah   10 Oct 1860 63y 3m, wife of Micheel
Marshall, James H. 21 Jan 1919 10 Nov 1980 TSGT US Army, WW II
Martin, Tresa Miller 1883 1918  
Matthews, Alvin 1877 1953 same stone as Ida
Matthews, Alvin F. 1904 1974 same stone as Nellie
Matthews, Dorothy E.     infant dau of Alvin F & Nellie, same stone as Dorothy
Matthews, Ella Hager 9 Sept 1911 30 Nov 1997  
Matthews, Ida 1879 1962 same stone as Alvin
Matthews, James O. 24 May 1914 11 Dec 1993 Pvt US Army WW II
Matthews, Nellie M. (Bailey) 1905 2004 mar. 3 Nov 1928, same stone as Alvin
Matthews, Theresa M.     infant dau of Alvin F & Nellie, same stone as Dorothy
Matthews, William H. 1896 1965  
Maxwell, Ann C.   16 Sept 186? 11m 9d, dau of H & E
Maxwell, Nancy   16 Sept 1858 10y 3m 2d
McIntire, John     Co K 34th Ill Inf, Spanish-American War, 1956 H.R.
Miles, Freda E. 17 Dec 1963 12 Dec 2000  
Miller, Austin 1860 1930 same stone as Clinton
Miller, Claude 6 Nov 1895 25 April 1963 Pvt Air Service, WW I
Miller, Clinton 1859 1911 same stone as Austin
Miller, Hardin R. 1851 1928 same stone as Ida
Miller, Holly C. 1865 1944  
Miller, Ida M. (Oest) 1858 1944 same stone as Hardin
Miller, Laura A. (Schmick) 1874 1909 wife of Sidney, same stone
Miller, Nancy Jane (Cogdal) 14 Dec 1873 2 April 1895  
Miller, Sidney 1852 1929 same stone as Laura
Miller, Terry 14 Aug 1863 30 May 1885 son of Z & ?
Miller, Zacharias 24 Aug 1823 11 Aug 1891  
Moore, Mary Maxwell     same stone as William
Moore, William     Civil War, same stone as Mary
Morris, Augusta 21 May 1896 25 Aug 1925 same stone as Emmett
Morris, Emmett 6 July 1894 7 Jan 1984 same stone as Augusta
Owens, Minnie 1 Feb 1873 31 March 1959  
Parkhurst, Jean 1886 1892 dau of G.A. & A.E.
Paul, Dr. Edward W. 1855 1922 same stone as Rose
Paul, Katherine F. 20 Feb 1885 12 Jan 1976  
Paul, Rose C. (Webb) 1859 1929 wife of Edward, same stone
Payne, Elizabeth M 20 July 1918   mar. 10 July 1940, same stone as James
Payne, James K. 24 June 1911 8 Sept 1987 same stone as Elizabeth
Pemberton, Byron 6 March 1870 6 Nov 1871 same stone as James
Pemberton, Catherine M. (Graff) 15 Aug 1867 16 Feb 1901 wife of John, same stone
Pemberton, George Clyde 21 Nov 1894 16 Feb 1895 son of G & E
Pemberton, George W. 25 March 1841 10 Aug 1899 Civil War, same stone as Susan
Pemberton, James L. 12 Aug 1865 8 Dec 1865 same stone as Byron
Pemberton, John 10 Nov 1863 9 Feb 1945 same stone as Catherine
Pemberton, Susan A. (Rochester) 19 Feb 1845 28 July 1921 wife of George, same stone
Perdew, Douglas W. 21 Nov 1978 20 July 2007  
Pringle, ------------ 24 Sept 1870 19 Aug 1879 dau of J.N. & E.C.
Pringle, Esther? 6 June 1843 12 March 1867 wife of John
Pringle, John   14 March 1879 16y 1m
Quackenbush, Elizabeth   21 June 1878 80y 3m, sister of J.D.
Quackenbush, J.D.   2 Oct 1865 61y 9m 2d
Rabe, Bernice 1894 1963  
Rabe, Carrie E. 1887 1945  
Rabe, Everett J. 1909 1983 same stone as Henry
Rabe, Fred S. 1890 1959  
Rabe, Henry C. 1878 1954 same stone as Everett
Rabe, John H. 1848 1935 same stone as Mary
Rabe, John J.   7 Jan 1943 Pvt 1 CL 352 Inf SS Div, WW I
Rabe, Mary Stein 1848 1929 wife of John H, same stone
Rabe, William C. 1884 1965  
Rathgeber, Olive G. (Gordon) 23 Oct 1876 24 March 1908 wife of J.F.
Reagan, Calvin A. 17 March 1925   same stone as Eulah
Reagan, Carl F. 15 Dec 1960 23 April 1984  
Reagan, Eulah B. (Watson) 22 June 1930 6 Sept 1999 same stone as Calvin
Ringland, Emelie A. (Beale) 1836 1920  
Ringland, Thomas A. 30 May 1825 26 June 1880 45y 27d
Roberts, Birdie L. (Emmons) 9 June 1880 16 Aug 1939  
Roberts, Charles A. 15 Feb 1870 28 Oct 1930 same stone as Julia
Roberts, Claude A. 1 Nov 1900 6 Feb 1921  
Roberts, John 8 Nov 1874 9 April 1942  
Roberts, Julia E. 30 Dec 1866 18 June 1929 same stone as Charles
Robinson, Edgar B. 1905 1977  
Rochester, --------- 8 Nov 1907 11 July 1911 dau of Jesse & May
Rochester, J.B.     Civil War stone
Rochester, James B. 7 Jan 1810 2 Oct 1851 same stone as Martha
Rochester, Martha (O'Ragon) 9 Dec 1815 14 Jan 1899 wife of James, same stone
Rochester, Samuel 1873 1946  
Rochester, Samuel     Co E 27 Ill Inf
Rowe, Mabel A. (Flairty) 26 Feb 1921 23 March 1991  
Rowe, Roger C. 15 July 1923 16 Feb 1999  
Saffer, Nancy   28 March 1872 43?y 5m 15d
Sawrey, Elizabeth E. 1883 1926 same stone as William
Sawrey, Ralph H. 14 June 1919 18 Sept 1919  
Sawrey, Virginia J. 1848 1934  
Sawrey, William M. 1875 1962 same stone as Elizabeth
Schappaugh, Cora E. Grover 21 Feb 1859 [2 March 1926] wife of Peter, same stone
Schappaugh, Peter R. 12 Jan 1852 12 Sept 1902 same stone as Cora
Seelye, Edward Donald 24 Jan 1912 2 March 1977  
Seelye, Henry 1871 1956 same stone as Mattie
Seelye, Henry H. 1921 1961 same stone as Velma
Seelye, Herman 1874 1955  
Seelye, Ida F. 6 May 1903 6 May 1924  
Seelye, Isaac 1878 1963  
Seelye, Jess F. 1901 1958  
Seelye, Mattie B. 1880 1961 same stone as Henry
Seelye, Velma I. (Jarrett) 1925   same stone as Henry H.
Servoss, Archibald 1865 1920  
Servoss, Carrie (Cross) 1865 1952  
Sidell, Jeffery Robert   June 1964  
Smith, Edward V. 6 Nov 1923 23 April 2005 PFC US Army Air Forces, WW II
Snell, Rev. E.J. 15 Nov 1872 27 June 1922 same stone as Susie
Snell, Susie Pemberton 24 June 1876 27 June 1911 wife of E.J., same stone
Stiles, Dale C.M. 1948 2007  
Stockwell, Jack V. 1935 1994 same stone as Wanda
Stockwell, Wanda L. (Richardson) 1948 1985 same stone as Jack
Stoehr, Gertrude 16 Oct 1915 19 Dec 1991  
Swisher, Maude G. (Wheeler) 12 Oct 1907 20 Feb 1992  
Thomas, Edgar 1863 1935 Father
Thomas, Elizabeth 1864 1950 Mother
Thomas, Sophia A. 1883 1948 Daughter
Tisdale, James Lee 21 March 1933 2 June 1933  
Underwood, Lafe J. 1884 1953 same stone as Lydia
Underwood, Lydia B. (Johnson) 1883 1970 same stone as Lafe
Vanlandingham, Arthur 1895 1958 same stone as Ellen
Vanlandingham, Ellen 1898 1974 same stone as Arthur
Vanlandingham, George 24 Sep 1867 7 May 1945 Same stone as Mary
Vanlandingham, Mary J. 23 July 1869 20 Nov 1947 Same stone as George
Voyles, Donald D. 20 Jan 1933 12 April 1993 same stone as Lois
Voyles, Lois L. (Watson) 30 Nov 1930   same stone as Donald
Walker, Artie E.   27 Aug 1874 1y 5m 11d, dau of J.S. & S.E.
Walker, Dr. James S.   19 Dec 1883 44y 7m 15d
Walker, Elizabeth C. Onstott 20 Nov 1836 1 Feb 1885 wife of J. Norman, same stone
Walker, Henry     son of H.C. & H.A.
Walker, Henry C.   7 Dec 1875 37y 7m 28d
Walker, J. Norman 22 Aug 1828 16 Sept 1898 same stone as Elizabeth
Walker, Julia Ann (Fosket) 1846 1917 same stone as Samuel
Walker, Mary     dau of H.C. & H.A.
Walker, Nora Scott   17 Aug 1874 ?? dau of H.C. & H.A.
Walker, Ruth D.   2 Jan 1876 1m 6d, dau of H.C & H.A.
Walker, Samuel Theophilus 1830 1916 same stone as Julia
Walker, Sophia Ann 1868 1877  
Watson, Kevin Dean 3 July 2003 3 July 2003  
Watson, Ray L. 11 Feb 1945 21 March 1987  
Watts, Christine (Underwood) 31 Dec 1913 23 Dec 1993  
Webb, Frances H. 1833 1910  
Wehmhoff, Effie (Pemberton) 26 Nov 1868 8 June 1922 wife of George, same stone
Wehmhoff, George A. 1 June 1866 30 Nov 1903 same stone as Effie
Weinzettle, Veda Collier 1894 1981  
Wheeler, Charles E. 1886 1919 Co 7 CAC WW I, son of Hudson & Charles, same stone
Wheeler, Hudson T. 1864 1919 same stone as Sarah & Charles
Wheeler, Hudson T.   1902  
Wheeler, Sarah E. (Rilea) 1866 1935 same stone as Hudson & Charles
Williams, Emma J. ( Underwood) 1867 1917 same stone as William
Williams, William G. 1845 1930 same stone as Emma
Woods, Harold B. 1924 2005  

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