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Bruce Cemetery


Still maintained, tombstones are in varying stages from good to broken
Sign to Bruce Cemetery

There are numerous fieldstones in this cemetery, and there quite possibly could be more tombstones that have fallen over and buried just below the surface. One thing to note on this transcription, the tombstone of Wm. M. & Ella Wood have their children’s names and dates listed on the back on their stone, it is unknown at this time whether the children are all actually buried in Bruce Cemetery.

Bruce Cemetery
Every tombstone was photographed and the transcription was done Oct., 2007 by Michael J. Von Gebel.
It is displayed here with his permission given in March of 2010.



Name

Birth

Death

Additional Info

Abbett, Polly 1853 1907  
Austin, Artie E. Dec., 1897 Jan., 1973 Mother; Same stone with Dau. Sarah Alice Austin
Austin, Freddie May, 1932 May, 1932  
Austin, Jabez L.     Co. D 12 ILL CAV.
Austin, Martha (???) 25, 18(??) Jan. 1, 188(?) Dau of (illegible) Austin; stone badly corroded
Austin, Mason     Infant Son of J. L. & S.E. Austin
Austin, Rosco Mar. 18, 1888 Feb. 1, 1950 Illinois Wagoner 17 Fld Arty 2 Div WWI
Austin, Sarah Alice June, 1933 Nov., 1960 Daughter same stone with mother Artie E. Austin
Austin, Sarah E. Dec. 1, 1859 Feb. 16, 1894 Mother
Barnett, Alexander Feb. 11, 1812 Apr. 8, 1876 Same stone with Sarah his wife
Barnett, Sarah Nov. 30, 1817 Oct. 4, 1880 Same stone with Alexander Barnett
Bradford, Margaret Nov. 5, 1907 Oct. 15, 1931  
Bradford, Norman 1885 1963  
Brown, J.W.     Co. (D) 5th ILL CAV.
Bruce, A.M. Dec 21, 1850 Oct. 10, 1927  
Bruce, Clarence 1874 1942 Same stone with Laura Bruce
Bruce, Laura 1873 1953 Same stone with Clarence Bruce
Bruce, Nancy   Jan. 21, 1867 Wife of A.W. Bruce; aged 54 yrs., 2 ms., 3 dys
Campbell, Jewel Hankins 1910 1948  
Cantrell, Laura   Aug. 21, 1873 Dau of D.R. & S.R. Cantrell aged (?) yr, 4 mos., 27 ds.
Dove, Clara 1897 1999 Same stone with Joe Dove
Dove, Joe 1894 1955 Same stone with Clara Dove
Ewing, Alice C. 1891 1961 Same stone with James W. Ewing
Ewing, Infant   Mar. 20, 1858 Son of Jas. W. & (illegible) Ewing
Ewing, James W. 1875 1932 Same stone with Alice C. Ewing
Ewing, James W.   Nov. 7, 1863 aged 31 ys., 9 ms., 12 d.
Ewing, Oral E. Oct. 10, 1927 Apr. 17, 1928  
Faulkner, Margaret A. Apr. 5, 18(??) Dec. 10, 18(??) Dau of W.F. & E.F. Faulkner
Gage, Thomas   Mar. 12, 1868 Son of E & G. Gage; aged 20 Y., 3 m., 6 d.
Gregory, Cynthia     no dates
Hankins, Grace Austin 1886 19--  
Hankins, Joe F.     Illinois Corp. 28 US INF.
Hankins, Joseph Aug. 14, 1881 May 5, 1912  
Higdon, Chas. T.     Co. D 5 ILL CAV.
Higdon, George S.   Aug. 20, 1871 Son of C.T. & L. Higdon; aged 6 ys., 11 ms., 7 dys
Higdon, Lydia   Mar. 3, 1874 Wife of Charles Higdon; aged 30 ys., 4 ms., 27 ds.
Higdon, Mariah C. Nov. 3, 1854 July 18, 1887 Wife of Charles T. Higdon
Higdon, Mary Dec. 26, 1886 Nov. 26, 1887 Dau. Of (?). & S.A. Higdon
Hopkins, Clinton L. Feb. 20, 18(3,5)4 Aug. 29, 1855 Son of J.F.S. Hopkins
Hopkins, Martha J.   Sep. 14, 18(6)4 Dau of J.F.S. & N.M. Hopkins; (10) years, 11 ms., 10 ds.
Johnson, Jesse     Co. K 49 ILL INF
Johnson, Lucy Feb. 28, 1827 Nov. 27, 1894 Wife of Jesse Johnson
Lane, Charley 1867 1903 Father
Lane, Homer   1895 Infant
Lane, J.H. 1863 1946 Same stone with Mattie A. & Lola Lane
Lane, Lola   1906 Infant; Same stone with J.H. & Mattie A. Lane
Lane, Mattie A. 1867 1906 Same stone with Lola & J.H. Lane
Lane, Mattie A. June 17, 1867 Aug. 22, 1906 Second Stone;
Lane, P.A.   1897 Infant
Loyd, Mary Joyce 1932 1932  
Loyd, Thomas C.     Co. H 9 ILL INF. SP. AM. War
Mandrell, Martin D.     Co. G 110 ILL. INF.
Mandrell, Mary Ann 1853 1924  
Mandrell, Simantha A.   Oct. 8, 1852 Dau of S.M. & M.E. Mandrell
Mandrell, Solomon 1832 1884  
Mandrell, Solomon Oct. 24, 1806 June 21, 1858  
Maxey, Esther     no dates
McCormick, Meadie May 13, 1900 Sept. 10, 1907 Dau of C.R. & M.E. McCormick
McKinney, Dennis Dec. 19, 1949 May 2, 1994 Numerous names on this tombstone
McKinney, Infant 1908 1908  
McKinney, James 1878 1914  
McKinney, Julia Feb. 22, 1885 Feb. 21, 1970  
McKinney, Ralph 1907 1907  
Rainwater, Mary Ann 1857 1944 Mother
Rainwater, W.H. 1850 1928  
Richards, George F. 1866 1936 Same stone with Louvenia Richards
Richards, Louvenia 1866 19-- Same stone with George F. Richards
Richards, Martha 1848 19-- Same stone with William Richards
Richards, Nora Jan. 2, 1876 Dec. 19, 1940  
Richards, Stella M. May 11, 1902 Aug. 4, 1904  
Richards, Theodore F. Jan. 23, 1905 Sep. 24, 1922  
Richards, William 1860 1920 Same stone with Martha his wife
Richards, Wm. Everett July 4, 1903 Feb. 10, 1904  
Richardson, David (D)   Oct., (??), 189(?) aged 33 yrs, 2 ms., 22 dys
Richardson, John J.   Nov. 21, 1891 Son of D.D. & J.C. Richardson; aged 28 days
Richardson, Mary D.   Jan 10, 1892 Wife of James S. Richardson; stone broken
Richardson, Rachel R. 1889 1924  
Sanders, Delia A.   May 23, 1880 aged 22 yrs., 5 ds.; Dau of (R.) & M.M. Sanders
Sanders, Ida F.   May 31, 1880 Dau of R. & M.M. Sanders; Aged: (stone broken)
Sanders, Louisa     Dau. Of R. & M.M. Sanders; stone broken
Sanders, Margaret   Jan. 14, 1873 Dau of R. & M.M. Sanders; Aged :(buried)
Sanders, Margaret M.     (???) of Richard Sanders; stone badly damaged
Sanders, Richard   Aug. 22, 1873 Aged 48 ys., 3 ms., 14 ds.
Sanders, Richard   Aug. 20, 1873 aged 48 ys, 8 ms., 14 ds.
Shook, Emmit   Aug 2, 1872 aged 7 mos., 1 day; Son of R. & M.E. Shook
Shook, Marie 1913 1915 Dau of W.E. & Viola Shook
Solmon, Nancy J. 1878 19--  
Solmon, Willia S. 1856 1922 Same stone with Nancy J. His wife
Solomon, Edward E.   Jan. 21, 1891 aged 19 ys., 7 ms., 5 days
Solomon, James M.   Dec. 20, 1899 aged 68 yrs., 9 ms., 9 dys.
Solomon, John F. 1863 1930  
Solomon, Lillie 1886 1910  
Solomon, Rebecca   Nov. 14, 1895 aged 58 ys., 9 ms., 7 dys.; Wife of Jas. Solomon
Trinkle, Margaret J. July 6, 1850 Aug. 31, 1865 Daughter of A. & M. Trinkle; stone broken
Trinkle, Sarah A.   Oct. 20, 1864 Daughter of A. & M. Trinkle; aged (6 yrs, 11ms, 20ds.)
Trotter, Geo. W.     Co. K 49 ILL INF; Corpl
Unknown, Unknown 1807 1874 Metal funeral home marker; Name is gone;
Webber, Andrew Jack 1848 1877  
Withrow, Emiline 1848 1892  
Wood, Ada 1893 1896 Same stone with Laura, Barney, & Nathan Wood
Wood, Barney     Illinois PVT. 1CL
Wood, Barney 1895 1927 Same stone with Laura, Ada, & Nathan Wood
Wood, Dicia 1850 1922 Same stone with Samuel Wood and children
Wood, Ella P. 1861 1940 Same stone with William M. Woods & 7 others
Wood, Howard Apr 17, 1912 Dec. 20, 1918 Son; Same stone with J. Harvey & Nettie M. Wood
Wood, J. Harvey Feb. 9, 1871 June 12, 1932 married Dec. 13, 1908 to Nettie M.
Same stone with Nettie M., & Howard Wood
Wood, James Arthur 1883 Unk Listed on back of Wm. M. & Ella Wood tombstone
Wood, John Victor 1883 1959 Listed on back of Wm. M. & Ella Wood tombstone
Wood, Laura 1870 1932 Same stone with Barney, Ada & Nathan Wood
Wood, Maggie Ella 1891 1909 Listed on back of Wm. M. & Ella Wood tombstone
Wood, Mamie Alice 1887 Unk Listed on back of Wm. M. & Ella Wood tombstone
Wood, Mildred Louise June 3, 1915 Nov. 20, 1919  
Wood, Nathan 1867 1921 Same stone with Ada, Barney, & Laura Wood
Wood, Nettie M. Mar. 13, 1891 Jan. 9, 1982 same stone with J. Harvey & Howard Wood
Wood, Rubie Ann 1902 1902 Listed on back of Wm. M. & Ella Wood tombstone
Wood, Rufus H. 1885 1904 Listed on back of Wm. M. & Ella Wood tombstone
Wood, Samuel 1849 1943 Same stone with Dicia A. Wood and children
Wood, Virgil Lee 1899 Unk Listed on back of Wm. M. & Ella Wood tombstone
Wood, William M. 1854 1944 Same stone with Ella P. Woods & 7 others
Wright, Edward 1884 1911  
Wright, J.P. 1849 1920  
Wright, James 1881 1903  
Wright, John Jan. 18, 1818 Aug. 20, 1891  
Wright, Marina E. Feb 22, 1882 Feb. 24, 1882 Dau of A.M. & M.E. Wright
Wright, Mary C. 1853 1931 Same stone with Samuel W. Wright
Wright, Minerva J. Dec. 3, 1860 Dec. 14, 1860 Dau of John & Lucinda Wright
Wright, Minnie 1890 1890  
Wright, Roena 1891 1895  
Wright, Samuel W. 1856 1951 Same stone with Mary C. Wright




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