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Oakwood Cemetery
Mount Morris, Ogle County, Illinois

GRAVEYARDS

OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Before the "Old Cemetery" was tiled many Mount Morris people were dissatisfied with it as a burying ground, and finally in the year 1875 a movement was set on foot for the establishment of a second cemetery. In December of that year John W. Hitt, David Newcomer, Samuel Lookabaugh, Oliver H. Swingly and John Sprecher applied to the Secretary of State for a license to form a corporation making the following statement of their purpose:

1. The name of such corporation is "The Mount Morris Cemetery Association."

2. The object for which it is formed is to purchase a suitable lot or tract of land in the township of Mount Morris, in the County
of Ogle, and State of Illinois, and to use the same as a burial ground for the dead.

3. The capital stock shall be two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) with the privledge of increasing the same to ten thousand dollars
($10,000.00) or less.

4. The amount of each share shall be ten dollars ($10.00)

5. The number of shares two hundred (200) with the privledge of increasing to ten hundred (1,000) or less.

6. The location of the principal office is in Mount Morris, in the County of Ogle, and State of Illinois.

7. During the duration of the corporation shall be ninety-nine (99) years.

Books of subscription were opened after the license had been secured and the stock all readily taken by thirty-nine of the most prominent people of Mount Morris. John W. Hitt took forty eight shares; D. J. Pinckney, ten shares; and the majority of the remainder, five shares each. The directors elected were O. H. .Swingly and John W. Hitt, one year; David Newcomer and John Sharer, two years, Samuel Lookabaugh and Francis W. Stonebraker, three years. The present sight of Oakwood Cemetery was finally selected, it being a tract of timber land along the south side of the road, one mile west of Mount Morris, containing fifteen acres, for which was paid the sum of $150. per acre.
This new cemetery was surveyed into regular blocks and lots and put into fine shape. It has since been given the best of care by the association and is a credit to the community. The present officers of the Association are John E. McCoy, president, T. C. Williams, secretary, C. C. miles and S. P. Mumma.
The records of the Association show that there are now (in 1900) buried in the cemetery 239 bodies. The register printed here will no doubt be of interest. A number were removed from the Old Cemetery.

Burials

Name

Date of Death

Age

Alden, Charles Emery Aug. 9, 1858 1
Alden, Lucy Ann April 19, 1860 36
Allen, Aaron Quimby Jan. 24, 1883 68
Anderson, Frances July 12, 1881 Infant
Atchinson, Mrs. Elizabeth April 15, 1880 73
Bain, Willis Edward Jan. 24, 1879 1
Baker, Essie May Oct. 23, 1886 5
Baker, Francis W. Nov. 10, 1897 10
Black, David E. Dec. 5, 1857 6
Black, Mary E. April 4, 1879 57
Blake, Eugenia Elizabeth Jan. 26, 1896 37
Blake, Lillian Lolo Sept. 2, 1880 Infant
Brayton, Ann March 30, 1864 77
Brayton, Daniel June 30, 1850 58
Brayton, Elizabeth Aug. 25, 1842 18
Brayton, Ernest Wing June 27, 1855 10
Brayton, Frederick B. Dec 10, 1897 79
Brayton, Mrs. Charlotte l. May 9, 1885 64
Butt, Mrs. Ida (Pinckney) July 26, 1883 33
Cheney, Cloe A. March 22, 1879 67
Cheney, Ella A. Feb. 27, 1872 14
Cheney, Ida Belle March 17, 1883 25
Cheney, Josie H. Oct. 8, 1872 18
Cheney, Osmyn E. Nov. 1, 1845 Infant
Cheney, Stephen Hardin Jan. 4, 1894 81
Cheney, Winnie Ione Feb. 24, 1882 3
Clark, unnamed Dec. 31, 1878 Infant
Conaway, Benjamin July 20, 1870 Infant
Conaway, Mrs. Mary F. Feb. 19, 1872 33
Cosgrove, Jean Aug. 21, 1872 Infant
Craddock, Amelia July 31, 1865 56
Craddock, Ann Virginia Oct. 7, 1849 2
Craddock, John July 28, 1850 53
Craddock, John July 12, 1890 50
Craddock, Victor W. Oct. 13, 1857 5
Crowell, Alice J. Oct. 13, 1892 34
Deter, Charlotte Oct. 12, 1869 51
Detrich, Elizabeth Nov. 16, 1864 68
Domer, Alva Bruce June 17, 1881 Infant
Donaldson, John Oct. 30, 1884 63
Farewell, Henry J. April 2, 1890 69
Felker, Abraham Sept. 4, 1869 67
Felker, Catherine Feb. 29, 1880 66
Felker, Hannah J. March 13, 1858 1
Few, Guy L. Jan. 20, 1894 Infant
French, Lizzie May Sept. 11, 1878 14
Getzendancer, Edward Dec. 6, 1886 Infant
Getzendaner, Mary March 22, 1881 Infant
Gibbs, Sarah Feb. 1, 1884 72
Gibbs, William Johnson Dec. 3, 1882 74
Gilbert, Arthur N. June 9, 1883 Infant
Gilbert, William F. March 12, 1887 Infant
Glasgow, Elizabeth Jane Nov. 7, 1881 42
Gloss, Elsie M. Aug 12, 1880 Infant
Granger, John (colored) Feb. 2, 1882 62
Greenfield, Maria Feb. 13, 1882 83
Hendrickson, Katheryn Feb. 20, 1897 Infant
Hershey, Catherine Nov. 10, 1871 87
Hiestand, Olive May Aug. 21, 1894 13
Hilger, Appolonia Dec. 9, 1892 70
Hitt, Andrew M. May 2, 1899 72
Hitt, Edith March 22, 1872 1
Hitt, Edith Augusta April 4, 1897 24
Hitt, Electra V. M. Nov. 10, 1855 29
Hitt, Ella Mary March 5, 1884 1
Hitt, Frederick G. Aug. 16, 1870 1
Hitt, George W. Aug. 2, 1836 22
Hitt, Joseph E. July 28, 1878 42
Hitt, Mary Ella Sept. 18, 1854 6
Hitt, Mrs. Barbara Hershey Fe. 2, 1890 84
Hitt, Mrs. Sibyl Sammis May 28, 1885 45
Hitt, Robert Smith April 18, 1894 65
Hitt, Samuel M. Nov. 16, 1859 60
Hitt, Samuel M. March 2, 1845 2
Judson, Alonson Nov. 1849 Infant
Keedy, Daniel Blecker March 10, 1897 37
Keedy, Edward March 1, 1897 68
Keedy, Elizabeth April 30, 1892 58
Keedy, Jacob March 15, 1881 84
Keedy, Mrs. Susan May 27, 1881 79
Kennedy, Alma Hattie May 7, 1874 2
Keplinger, Anna Irene Oct. 29, 1879 Infant
Keplinger, David A. Dec. 18, 1876 1
Keplinger, Jennie F. March 29, 1899 25
Keplinger, Mabel Iola May 30, 1881 1
Keplinger, William F. Nov. 22, 1878 Infant
King, Katherine J. Jan. 6, 1899 13
Knight, Hezekiah Dec 6, 1895 89
Knodle, Barbara July 2,1881 85
Knodle, Benjamin July 5, 1863 Infant
Knodle, David May 23, 1853 Infant
Knodle, Jonathan Sept. 25, 1882 56
Knodle, Jonathan July 15, 1854 59
Knodle, Margaret March 26, 1852 Infant
Knodle, Mary May 1, 1872 46
Knodle, Mary Catherine Sept. 12, 1847 9
Knodle, Mary V. Jan. 17, 1883 55
Knodle, Peter Aug. 3, 1892 70
Knodle, Samuel Myron Jan. 7, 1854 3
Knodle, Susanah April 27, 1853 Infant
Knodle, Willard Pond June 5, 1889 10
Lohafer, Charlie George Feb. 8, 1881 3
Lohafer, F. W. Sept. 29, 1873 Infant
Lohafer, Frederick D. Feb. 28, 1872 4
Long, Adolphus R. May 6, 1898 59
Long, Floy Josephine Dec. 16, 1886 1
Long, Jacob Jan. 29, 1888 63
Long, Mary J. July 15, 1881 40
Lookabaugh, Samuel Sept. 4, 1899 72
Lynn, Elroy June 23, 1881 Infant
Lynn, Ida April 21, 1878 1
Marshall, Lena May March 31, 1875 5
Marshall, Robert R. Jan. 18, 1874 1
McCosh, Dr. John March 19, 1883 59
McCosh, John Oct. 23, 1882 32
McCoy, Howard Jan. 10, 1892 11
McCredie, Quinter Feb. 18, 1897 Infant
McNeill, Frank Ashbury Feb. 3, 1872 62
McNeill, Frederick A. Sept. 15, 1868 1
McNeill, Mary E. Feb. 7, 1861 2
McNutt    
Meck, Robert G. Oct. 27, 1856 38
Mercer, William A. March 27, 1879 Infant
Merriman, Chas. Nov. 21, 1892  
Miles, mary Feb.. 23, 1893 85
Miller, Cyrus E. Aug. 6, 1861 9
Miller, Francis Joseph Oct. 21,1882 22
Miller, John A. Nov. 1, 1880 67
Miller, Lloyd Willis July 24, 1887 Infant
Miller, Maria Louisaia E. Sept. 25, 1886 54
Miller, Mary E. Oct.. 13, 1862 1
Miller, Michael Lester Feb. 1, 1883 Infant
Miller, Orville July 20, 1892 Infant
Motter, Ann E. May 21, 1862 73
Motter, Hiram Jan. 8, 1893 76
Motter, Jacob B. Feb. 18, 1872 86
Mumma, Anna Mary Oct. 13, 1894 67
Mumma, Benj. F. July 5, 1888 38
Mumma, Daniel Shafer Sept. 10, 1888 70
Mumma, Jacob H. Oct. 4, 1897 72
Myers    
Newcomer, Alice Rice Dec. 14, 1894 22
Newcomer, Henry H. April 24, 1880 44
Newcomer, Rosalie D. Nov. 11, 1872 44
Newcomer, Samuel June 1849 49
Newcomer, Sarah A. Jan. 17, 1882 80
Ohr, Charles H. June 9, 1860 4
Ohr, Francis W. Oct. 6, 1865 4
Ohr, George B. Sept. 14, 1839 Infant
Page, John Oct. 9, 1863 28
Petrie, Elizabeth June 4, 1853 28
Petrie, Francis Catherine Oct. 24, 1847 1
Petrie, Fredrick A. July 11, 1887 68
Petrie, Hale June 7, 1853 Infant
Petrie, Lydia Oct. 24, 1832  
Petrie, Philo Judson Feb. 24, 1832 Infant
Petrie, William A. Aug. 23, 1850 Infant
Pinckney, Daniel Jarvis June 17, 1883 65
Pinckney, Mary Bell Aug. 30, 1858 1
Pinckney, Thyetta B. Feb. 5, 1874 Infant
Piper, Earl J. Feb. 13, 1900 1
Pond, Willard L. Nov. 28, 1897 81
Potter, Calvin A. June 23, 1888 50
Potter, Mrs. Rebecca 1897 84
Radjesky, Thos    
Rice (an infant son) July 1, 1877  
Rice, Anna Jan. 13, 1878 17
Rice, Emma Aug 29, 1873 Infant
Rice, Hannah Aug. 26, 1873 Infant
Rice, Mary C. Oct. 11, 1879 14
Rice, Rowland Sept. 2 1838 Infant
Sharer, Amelia Dec. 17, 1895 88
Sharer, Cornellia Oct. 18, 1853 Infant
Sharer, Cornellia E. Sept. 22, 1853 30
Sharer, Jacob June 7, 1865 58
Sharer, John Dec. 28, 1860 77
Sharer, Morton H. Oct. 10, 1848 Infant
Sharer, Sarah A. June 6, 1892 58
Sharp, Catherine Dec. 24, 1849  
Sharp, Sarah Feb. 23, 1846 45
Shaw, Hiram T. April 21, 1869 20
Smith, Rosia E. Sept. 12, 1870 6
Smith, Susan    
Sprecher, Orville H. Nov. 14, 1889 7
Stephens, Dr. Benj. G. Jan 10, 1879 59
Stewart Edward A. Aug. 22, 1872 Infant
Stewart, Margaret E. Sept. 6, 1867 Infant
Stewart, Mrs. Laura Ellen Dec. 13, 1880 46
Stonebraker, Daniel W. July 15,1883 22
Stonebraker, Ella Sept. 13, 1873 Infant
Stonebraker, Fred Sept. 26, 1868 Infant
Stonebraker, John V. July 30, 1868 9
Stonebraker, Lewellyn R. May 5, 1887 11
Stranger, John F. Sept. 12, 1880 81
Stroh, Alfred E. Oct. 29, 1870 27
Stroh, Cecilia A. Oct. 1840 1
Stroh, Elizabeth Nov. 16, 1894 85
Stroh, Rev. Nicholas J. Jan. 1, 1897 98
Swingley, Cyrus A. Aug. 2, 1872 Infant
Thomas, Abram Aug. 29, 1879 79
Thomas, Caroline C. Jan. 30, 1880 60
Thomas, Eliza Jane Feb. 5, 1897 41
Thomas, Emma Bell Nov. 14, 1896 15
Thomas, Joshua March 18, 1884 73
Thomas, Mrs. Sarah J. Sept. 5, 1867 38
Thomas, Ruth Sept. 24, 1896 Infant
Thomas, William T. April 28, 1879 24
Tice,    
Tice, Gertrude June 12, 1887 16
Tomas, Blanche E. June 9, 1890 11
Tracy, Willis B. Jan. 29, 1888 5
Wagoner, Edger E. Nov. 1864 88
Wendle    
Williams    
Williams, Elias Oct. 6, 1890 67
Williams, Willis W. April 19, 1873 1
Windle, Charles Elmer Aug. 24, 1885 19
Wingert, David R. April 18, 1880 64
Withers    
Withers, B. C. March 20, 1888 15
Withers, Benjamin F. Dec. 23, 1882 29
Withers, Blanche Aug. 11, 1882 Infant
Withers, Elizabeth Jan 14, 1885 73
Withers, Elsie May March 24, 1881 1
Withers, Emma E April 18, 1898 35
Withers, Frank Nov. 4, 1887  
Withers, Hauora V. E. Oct. 7, 1836 19
Withers, Henry Nov. 4, 1887 72
Withers, John W.    
Withers, Thomas W. Feb. 12, 1880 78
Wolf    
Wolf, Charlotte March 16, 1891 38
Wolf, Grant    
Wolf, William Oct. 14, 1892  
Woltz, Jacob Elmer Jan. 14, 1888 1
Woltz, James Walling May 26, 1889 72
Woltz, L. Albert Jan. 19, 1892 Infant
Woltz, Louisa A. April 10, 1888 76

[Source: "Mount Morris, Past and Present" Compiled and Published by the Kable Brothers, 1900 - Transcribed for Genealogy Trails by Collette Jenson]

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