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Francisco I.O.O.F. Cemetery

Center Township

Gibson County, Indiana

Coordinates:

Latitude, 38.3290 N;  Longitude, -87.4510 W

Congressional Location:

SW-1/4; NE-1/4; SECTION 19; TOWNSHIP 2S; RANGE 9W

Common Directions:

Located on the west side of the south end of Second Street in Francisco.

Last updated

   27 Oct 2017

The prior transcription on this site was updated 19 Apr 2010 by Daniel L Elliott.  There likely are unmarked graves plus a few unknown due to missing, unreadable, destroyed or broken markers.   If you have knowledge of any other graves which may not be shown below, please drop us an e-mail and let us know.   email016.gif (1209 bytes)

                                                                                                                                                                  



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Surname

Given Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Inscriptions & Notes

Photo #                   Photo

Sect-
ion

Row

Bilderback

Kenneth J

2 Nov 1917

10 Apr 1996

Husband of Marie K (BURNS) BILDERBACK.  Married 12 Feb 1937.  Son of John & Emma BILDERBACK.


“Son:  Kenneth Eugene.

Grandchildren:  Gregory, Kenneth, Sherry & Cindy”


TEC 5, US Army, WW II.

1771

1772

D

1

Bilderback

Marie K

24 Aug 1918

7 Apr 2005

nee BURNS.  Wife of Kenneth J BILDERBACK.  Married 12 Feb 1937.  Daughter of George & Tillie BURNS.


“Son:  Kenneth Eugene.

Grandchildren:  Gregory, Kenneth, Sherry & Cindy” 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1771

1772

D

1

Binkley

Lucinda

9 May 1887

18 May 1908

Wife of Charley C BINKLEY 

1131

A

17

Birchfield

George F

--

8 Apr 1873

Son of M & D BIRCHFIELD 

Aged 5 Ys. 2 Ms. 9 Ds..

0842

A

3

Blackburn

Adele I

1875

1945

--

1185

A

20

Blaize

Janet S Hinkle

27 Oct 1936

--

nee HINKLE.  Wife of Richard C “Dick” BLAIZE.  Married 12 Jan 1957.

"Our children Richard K, Bradford W & Brian K" 

1649

1650

D

10

Blaize

Richard C “Dick”

30 Jan 1938

20 Jan 1994

Husband of Janet S (HINKLE) BLAIZE.  Married 12 Jan 1957.

"Our children Richard K, Bradford W & Brian K" 

1649

1650

D

10

Blessinger

Judith K Tisdale

10 Dec 1942

9 Mar 2000

nee TISDALE.  Wife of Lonnie BLADES, Sr., David SMITH, and David BLESSINGER 

1660

D

9

Boger

Albert

--

--

Stone can no longer be read.

0880

A

4

Boger

Anna

1886

1927

Wife of Sardius BOGER.

0756

B

8

Boger

Anna L

--

--

Stone can no longer be read.

0877

A

4

Boger

Carol Jean

1933

1966

--

1328

C

4

Boger

Conrad

1886

1962

Husband of Ellen M BOGER.

1329

C

4

Boger

Conrad

13 May 1837

27 May 1905

Husband of Hanna BOGER 

0882

A

4

Boger

Ellen M

1895

1977

Wife of Conrad BOGER.

1329

C

4

Boger

Franz J

25 Nov 1871

18 Aug 1872

Son of C & H BOGER 

0875

A

4

Boger

Hanna

16 Aug 1849

12 Feb 1897

Wife of Conrad BOGER 

0881

A

4

Boger

Sardius

1885

1937

Husband of Anna BOGER.

0756

B

8

Boger

Sudweig F

7 Jan 1873

17 Mar 1877

Son of C & H BOGER 

0876

A

4

Bohnert

Adam B

25 Feb 1983

11 May 2001

Son of Edward & Sue HILL BOHNERT. 

1229

1230

C

1

Bolin

Alvin Eugene

15 Aug 1925

26 Dec 1992

Husband of Joanna E BOLIN.


SOMH3, US Navy, WW II.

1255

1256

C

2

Bolin

Bessie B

1896

1978

Wife of Frank S BOLIN.

0701

B

6

Bolin

Betty M

7 Feb 1928

18 Apr 2008

nee GENTRY.  Wife of Forrest E BOLIN.  Daughter of Cecil & Olive (McDEVITT) GENTRY. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1240

C

1

Bolin

Ed F

1900

1956

Husband of Flossie M BOLIN.

1258

C

2

Bolin

Flossie M

1903

1974

Wife of Ed F BOLIN.

1258

C

2

Bolin

Forrest E

19 Feb 1923

23 Sep 2008

Husband of Betty M (GENTRY) BOLIN.  Son of Edward & Flossie BOLIN.


Tec. 4, US Army, WW II. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1240

1241

C

1

Bolin

Frank S

13 Nov 1897

24 Sep 1970

Husband of Bessie B BOLIN.


Indiana, Private, Battery "B", 34th Artillery, CAC, W. W. II

0701

B

6

Bolin

Golden M

1902

1959

Wife of John C BOLIN.

1399

C

6

Bolin

Joanna E

24 Mar 1929

--

Wife of Alvin Eugene BOLIN.

1255

C

2

Bolin

John C

1896

1957

Husband of Golden M BOLIN.

1399

C

6

Bolin

Maurice L

13 Sep 1936

--

--

1257

C

2

Border

Oscar W

1878

1958

"Father" 

1355

C

5

Borders

Frank

1893

1960

Husband of Lois BORDERS.

1481

C

8

Borders

James R

--

--

Husband of Jane BORDERS.

“Father”

1482

C

8

Borders

Jane

--

--

Wife of James R BORDERS 

1482

C

8

Borders

Lois

1895

1960

Wife of Frank BORDERS.

1481

C

8

Bowen

Cora W

22 Oct 1906

14 Jan 1999

Wife of Frank BOWEN.

1471

C

8

Bowen

Frank

30 Dec 1908

19 Mar 1969

Husband of Cora W BOWEN.

1471

C

8

Bowman

Carman Louise Spray

6 Jun 1922

25 Jun 2011

nee SPRAY.  Wife of Morris BOWMAN.  Daughter of William & Helen (RICHARDSON) SPRAY.

"Mother"

"Daughter & Son-in-law, Teresa & David Williams"


(Click here to view obituary.)

H0002   Contributed by Don Hoke.


?

?

Branham

Jered Charles

21 Jul 1993

29 Dec 2009

Son of Andrew Christian & Angela Dawn (BECKNER) BRANHAM.


(Click here to view obituary.)

  Contributed by Don Hoke.


?

?

Brinkman

Albert

1903

1966

--

No headstone found; 13 Apr 2010.

C

9

Brinkman

Liddie O

1900

1963

nee RILEY.  Daughter of Hattie RILEY. 

1502

C

9

Brittingham

Joyce Ann

20 Oct 1944

--

Wife of W Neil BRITTINGHAM.  Married 13 Dec 1960.

“Our children:  Timothy N, Tracy L.

Our grandchildren:  Tyler, Brittany, Chloe, Cara Mae”

1576

D

15

Brittingham

Wilfred Neil

19 Aug 1942

31 May 2004

Husband of Joyce Ann BRITTINGHAM.  Married 13 Dec 1960.

“Our children:  Timothy N, Tracy L.

Our grandchildren:  Tyler, Brittany, Chloe, Cara Mae”


US Navy, Vietnam.

1576

1577

1578

D

15

Broadwell

Agigail

--

21 Aug 1869

Aged  1 Year. 11 Mos. 21 Days.

0925

A

7

Broadwell

Charles Cecil

1912

1958

Husband of Florence I BROADWELL.

1340

C

4

Broadwell

Emily

--

17 Sep 1864

Aged 2 yrs 2 mos. 27 dys.

(Stone is very worn.)

0923

A

7

Broadwell

Emily F

9 Dec 1821

1 Jul 1881

(Note:  On same stone as Nathaniel & Louisa E MARTIN.)

1033

A

12

Broadwell

Florence I

1912

1991

Wife of Charles Cecil BROADWELL.

1340

C

4

Broadwell

Henry F

1 Oct 1838

26 Sep 1908

Husband of Sarah E (DOWNEY) BROADWELL.


“Father”


Company "A", 58th. Regiment, Indiana Volunteers

0583

0584

B

2

Broadwell

Howard B

6 Nov 1914

27 Jul 1999

Son of John W & Nellie A (POWELL) BROADWELL. 


Note:  Moved here from Benton Harbor, Michigan to this cemetery in 2014; placed on parent's gravesite.

0002

B

2

Broadwell

John Patrick

--

Jan 1944

--

1343

C

4

Broadwell

John W

1883

1930

Husband of Nellie A (POWELL) BROADWELL.  Married 30 Dec 1908. 


Son of Henry F & Sarah E (DOWNEY) BROADWELL.

0586

B

2

Broadwell

Marjorie Ellen

27 Apr 1910

13 Jul 1910

--

0585

B

2

Broadwell

Mary Martha

--

Dec 1940

--

1341

C

4

Broadwell

Nellie A

1887

1963

nee DOWNEY.  Wife of John W BROADWELL.  Married 30 Dec 1908. 


Daughter of Malaclin & Ellen (HANON) POWELL.

0586

B

2

Broadwell

Sarah E

22 Mar 1844

20 Jan 1917

nee DOWNEY.  Wife of Henry F BROADWELL.

0583

B

2

Broadwell

W  F

14 ??? 1859

5 Jul 1861

--

0921

A

7

Broadwell

Wesley Joseph

--

Jan 1946

--

1342

C

4

Brogan

Emma L

18 Sep 1906

5 Nov 2003

Wife of John O BROGRAN.

1464

C

8

Brogan

James E

27 Sep 1934

7 Jan 1978

Husband of Juanna J BROGAN.

1530

C

9

Brogan

Joanna J

31 Dec 1935

--

Wife of James E BROGAN.

1530

C

9

Brogan

John O

20 May 1901

27 Nov 1976

Husband of Emma L BROGRAN.

1464

C

8

Brogan

Margaret Jane

11 Jan 1931

1 Aug 2011

nee SILLS.  Wife of Paul Edward BROGAN.  Daughter of Denvy & Ella May SILLS. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1376

D

15

Brogan

Paul Edward

20 Apr 1928

7 Jun 2006

Husband of Margaret Jane BROGAN.  Son of Owen & Emma BROGAN.


Cpl., US Army Air Forces, WW II.


(Click here to view obituary.)

1565

1563

D

15

Brothers

David

5 Dec 1854

19 Mar 1947

Husband of Lucy Ann BROTHERS 

0711

B

7

Brothers

Elnora

31 Jan 1875

--

Wife of George E. BROTHERS.

1096

A

15

Brothers

George E

11 Aug 1871

25 Mar 1904

Husband of Elnora BROTHERS 

1096

A

15

Brothers

Lucy Ann

23 Feb 1853

25 Apr 1920

Wife of David BROTHERS.

0711

B

7

Brothers

Opal B

1 Jul 1903

4 Jun 1904

Daughter of George E & Elnora BROTHERS 

1095

A

15

Brothers

Thomas W

1888

1933

--

0669

B

5

Brown

Donald G

12 May 1932

11 Mar 2009

Sgt., US Army, Korea.

1406

C

6

Brumfield

Nettie F

1873

1961

Wife of Oscar W  BRUMFIELD.

“Mother” 

1266

C

2

Brumfield

Oscar W

1870

2 Jun 1952

Husband of Nettie F BRUMFIELD.

“Father”

1266

C

2

Brumfield

Welzie C

1899

1961

Son of Oscar & Nettie BRUMFIELD 

1265

C

2

Bryant

Ulyses H

3 Mar 1872

16 Dec 1899

--

0996

A

11

Burchfield

Alisa E

--

22 Sep 1876

Daughter of M & D BURCHFIELD 

Aged 3 Ys. 4 Ms. 23 Ds.

0841

A

3

Burchfield

Arthur V

1868

1934

--

1286

C

3

Burchfield

Charles T

20 Oct 1852

1 Aug 1887

Son of John & Eliza J BURCHFIELD.

1019

A

11

Burchfield

Eliza J

--

--

Wife of John BURCHFIELD.

Aged 82 yrs.

1020

A

11

Burchfield

Ernestine

27 Feb 1908

22 Aug 2000

Wife of John C BURCHFIELD.

0611

B

3

Burchfield

Fred C

1904

1916

--

0613

B

3

Burchfield

George F

--

8 Apr 1873

Son of M & D BURCHFIELD.

Aged 5 Ys. 2 Ms. 9 Ds.

0842

A

3

Burchfield

James H

14 Jun 1862

10 Mar 1868

Son of John & Eliza J BURCHFIELD.

1019

A

11

Burchfield

John

2 Apr 1823

30 Jun 1893

Private, Company "H", 143rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry

1016

1017

A

11

Burchfield

John C

6 Sep 1907

4 Sep 1967

Husband of Ernestine BURCHFIELD.

0611

B

3

Burchfield

John C , Jr  "Buddy"

1929

1933

Son of John & Ernestine BURCHFIELD.

"Buddy" 

0612

B

3

Burchfield

Mary E

1864

1919

--

0610

B

3

Burchfield

Ruth A

18 Oct 1855

8 Oct 1878

Daughter of John & Eliza J BURCHFIELD.

1019

A

11

Burke

Herschel S

1906

1986

Husband of Mildred L BURKE.

1335

C

4

Burke

Mildred L

1915

2002

Wife of Herschel S BURKE.

1335

C

4

Burkhart

Marlin D "Merle"

2 Nov 1960

22 Apr 2005

Husband of Cindy (HOUCHINS) BURKHART.  Son of Gifford "Buck" & Louise  (WHITE) BURKHART McGOWAN.

“Children:  Joshua, Haley.”


(Click here to view obituary.)

1571

1572

D

15

Burns

Charles C

8 Aug 1932

3 Feb 1994

Husband of Mille Marie BURNS.

 “Married 42 years.”  "Our children   Charles, Cary, Denise, Alan & Marsha" 

1647

1648

D

10

Burns

Clara S

1877

1964

Wife of John H BURNS.

1212

C

1

Burns

Edward G "Edd"

12 Jan 1920

25 Oct 2008

Husband of Mary Lois (HILL) BURNS.  Married 26 Sep 1947.  Son of George W & Tillie C (KRUSE) BURNS.


“Parents of Edward J.  Grandparents of Jocelyn, Jordan.” 


US Army, 82nd Airborne Division, WW II.


(Click here to view obituary.)

1769

1770

D

1

Burns

Frances E

24 Oct 1933

--

Wife of Frederick W BURNS.

1731

D

4

Burns

Frances E

8 Apr 1934

--

Wife of Paul E BURNS.  Married 1 Mar 1957.  "Our Children:  Deanna Lynn, Carolyn Sue, Linda Kay   Grandson: Samuel C. ESTES" 

1605

D

13

Burns

Frederick W

18 Mar 1930

12 Jul 1983

Husband of Frances E BURNS.


Corporal, US Army, Korea

1731

1732

D

4

Burns

George W

1890

1947

Husband of Tillie C (KRUSE) BURNS.

"Father" 

1213

C

1

Burns

James L

15 May 1934

--

Husband of Myrl L BURNS.  Married 17 Nov 1962.

1661

1662

D

9

Burns

Jerald R

17 Sep 1932

--

“Father”

“Teacher & Coach 42 years”

“My children:  Regena & Richard”

1602

1603

D

13

Burns

John H

1875

1950

Husband of Clara S BURNS.

1212

C

1

Burns

Mary Lois

24 Jul 1924

13 Feb 2017

nee HILL.  Wife of Edward G "Edd" BURNS. 


Daughter of Wilbur & Lula (ICE) HILL.


Married 26 Sep 1947.


“Parents of Edward J.  Grandparents of Jocelyn, Jordan.” 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1769

1770

D

1

Burns

Millie Marie

10 Aug 1933

--

Wife of Charles C BURNS.

“Married 42 years.”  "Our children   Charles, Cary, Denise, Alan & Marsha" 

1647

1648

D

10

Burns

Myrl L

25 Dec 1921

17 Mar 2002

Wife of James L BURNS.  Married 17 Nov 1962

1661

1662

D

9

Burns

Paul E "Gene"

13 Mar 1931

23 Sep 2002

Husband of Frances E BURNS.  Married 1 Mar 1957.  Son of George & Tillie BURNS.


"Our Children:  Deanna Lynn, Carolyn Sue, Linda Kay   Grandson: Samuel C. ESTES"


US Marine Corps


1604

D

13

Burns

Tillie C

1891

1977

nee KRUSE.  Wife of George W BURNS.

"Mother" 

1213

C

1

Burton

Infant

17 May 1903

17 May 1903

Son of Louis F & Mary E BURTON 

0836

A

2

Burton

Louis F

26 Jan 1880

30 Mar 1909

Husband of Mary E BURTON 

Age 29 years.

1127

A

17

Burton

Mary E

18 Oct 1885

--

Wife of Louis F BURTON 

1127

A

17

Bush

?

--

--

(Note:  No markings remain; probably a child of John J & Mary A BUSH.)

1058

A

13

Bush

?

--

--

(Note:  No markings remain; probably a child’s stone in the BUSH family plot.)

1061

A

13

Bush

John W

16 Apr 1869

14 Mar 1880

Son of John J & Mary A BUSH 

1057

A

13

Bush

Martha M

21 Dec 1872

20 Nov 1880

Daughter of John J & Mary A BUSH 

1059

A

13

Bush

Mary A

24 May 1835

12 Nov 1905

"Asleep in ..." 

1094

A

15


         Sections and Rows
The cemetery presently is divided into four sections:  A (northeast,) B (northwest,) C (southwest) & D (southeast.)  Rows were numbered starting on the east side in Sections A, B & C and on the west side of Section D.  Another section platted immediately to the north of Section D, contains no visible burials to date.

 
0807  View of Section A from the southwest corner.

0551  View of Section B, looking northwest.

1204  View of Section C, looking southwest.

1564  View of Section D.