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Cemetery Records with photographs of headstones.


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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

  12 Apr 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

Wilder

Marsha Marie

19 Nov 1963

--

nee BURNS.  Wife of Timothy Wayne WILDER.  Married 14 Feb 1982.

“Our Children:  Timothy James, Dustin Lee, Carley Marie”

1553

1554

D

17

Wilder

Timothy Wayne

29 Mar 1962

30 May 2009

Husband of Marsha Marie (BURNS) WILDER.  Married 14 Feb 1982.

“Our Children:  Timothy James, Dustin Lee, Carley Marie”

1553

1554

D

17

Wilkerson

Arlis B

20 Jun 1919

10 Feb 1985

Private First Class, U. S. Army, W. W. II

1232

1233

C

1

Williams

Alice Mae

21 Aug 1918

--

nee JOYCE.  Wife of Glenn A WILLIAMS.  Married 19 Jul 1946.

1399

D

18

Williams

Crystal Dawn

25 Feb 1980

19 May 1996

Daughter of David & Teresa WILLIAMS.  Sister of Jeremy WILLIAMS. 

1628

1629

D

11

Williams

Glenn Allen

8 Jul 1917

16 Jan 2001

Husband of Alice Mae (JOYCE) WILLIAMS.  Married 19 Jul 1946. 


Son of Edgar Allen & Eliza Jane (ANDERECK) WILLIAMS.


S Sgt., US Army, WW II.  PH, BS, POW.


(Click here to view obituary.)

1399



D

18

Williams

Infant

--

21 Jun 1898

Infant daughter of Johnson F & Lena T WILLIAMS 

0873

A

4

Williams

Johnson F

1874

1962

Husband of Lena T  WILLIAMS.

1268

1269

C

2

Williams

Lena T

1876

1949

Wife of Johnson F  WILLIAMS.

1270

C

2

Williams

Ralph J

1902

1964

Husband of Rausabel WILLIAMS.  Married 21 Jun 1924.  

1325

C

4

Williams

Rausabel

1903

1992

Wife of Ralph J WILLIAMS.  Married 21 Jun 1924. 

1325

C

4

Williams

Verna Lynn

20 Feb 1937

20 May 2011

nee HALE. 


Daughter of Kenneth H & Wanda M (HARPER) HALE. 


(Click here to view obituary.)


Note:  Inscription on back of stone reads:  "In memory of grandmother, Mauded Queen Harper, Aug 30, 1887 - Apr 20, 1917, Resting in Harrison, Ark."

0430

0431


A

14

Willis

Catherine “Kate”

19 Jul 1924

6 Aug 2005

Wife of James W WILLIS.

1626

D

11

Willis

Hovey J

7 Oct 1890

19 May 1946

Husband of Lora E  WILLIS.

1211

C

1

Willis

James W

5 Feb 1924

5 Jul 2001

Husband of Catherine “Kate” WILLIS.

Cpl., US Marine Corps, WW II.

1626

1627

D

11

Willis

Lora E

23 Oct 1896

12 Feb 1972

Wife of Hovey J  WILLIS. 

1211

C

1

Wilson

Betty

29 Sep 1920

18 Jan 1998

Wife of Samuel “Art” WILSON.

1688

D

6

Wilson

Eli A "Bud"

9 Dec 1921

20 Oct 1970

Husband of Hazel L WILSON.

Indiana, Pfc., 800 Mil. Police BN, WW II.

(Note:  Headstone gives day of death as 20th and plaque gives 26th.)

1380

1381

C

5

Wilson

Hazel L

19 Nov 1919

10 Jan 2004

Wife of Eli A “Bud” WILSON.

1380

C

5

Wilson

Samuel "Art"

28 Mar 1916

26 Jun 1987

Husband of Betty WILSON.

1688

D

6

Winkler

Helen C

1904

1991

Wife of Horace D WINKLER.

1726

D

4

Winkler

Horace O

1901

1988

Husband of Helen C WINKLER.

1726

D

4

Witherspoon

Bertha Lee

1902

1997

Wife of Ronald Erwin WITHERSPOON.

1414

C

6

Witherspoon

Betty J

8 May 1932

6 Dec 2016

nee HAWKINS.  Wife of Ronald Lee WITHERSPOON


Daughter of Robert L & Carrie A (DUNCAN) HAWKINS. 


(Click here to view obituaries.)

1373

C

5

Witherspoon

Catherine

1902

1960

--

1336

C

4

Witherspoon

Nora

1871

1948

Wife of Stanford WITHERSPOON

1428

C

7

Witherspoon

Ronald Erwin

1899

1952

Husband of Bertha Lee WITHERSPOON.

1414

C

6

Witherspoon

Ronald Lee

17 Oct 1934

6 Jun 2004

Husband of Betty J (HAWKINS) WITHERSPOON 

1373

C

5

Witherspoon

Ronald Melvin

5 Jul 1959

18 Jul 1959

--

1374

C

5

Witherspoon

Stanford

1871

1946

Husband of Nora WITHERSPOON.

1428

C

7

Wood

Edna E

23 Apr 1912

5 Nov 2001

Wife of Maurice A WOOD.

1299

C

3

Wood

Maurice A

30 Oct 1909

18 Oct 1979

Husband of Edna E WOOD.

1299

C

3

Wood

William

--

10 Aug 1862

Husband of Catharine WOOD.

Age 45 yrs. 10 mos.

0909

A

6

Woodruff

Amos C

20 Jul 1841

19 May 1918

Husband of Victoria WOODRUFF, 1st; and Sarah E WOODRUFF, 2nd.

0977

A

10

Woodruff

Infant

--

--

Daughter of Amos C & Sarah E WOODRUFF 

0973

A

10

Woodruff

Infant

--

--

Daughter of Amos C. & Victoria WOODRUFF 

0974

A

10

Woodruff

Sarah E

17 Oct 1849

27 Aug 1936

Second wife of Dr. Amos C WOODRUFF.

0979

0978

A

10

Woodruff

Victoria

4 Sep 1846

17 Sep 1878

First wife of Dr. Amos C WOODRUFF 

0975

0976

A

10

Woods

Concetta M

28 Oct 1933

3 Aug 2011

nee PAGANO.  Wife of William H WOODS.  Daughter of Michael & Marie PAGANO.


(Click here to view obituary.)

0002

?

?

Woods

Dorothea G “Nan”

13 Jul 1911

24 Aug 2005

nee BERTWISTLE.  Wife of James H WOODS, Sr. 


Daughter of Clarence W & Gertrude A (WESTENHUBER) BERTWISTLE.

1573

D

15

Woods

Infant

11 Mar 1869

12 Mar 1869

Son of J M & E C WOODS.

0941

A

8

Woods

James H

1 Aug 1934

31 Jan 2001

Husband of Shirley C (KELLEY) WOODS.

“Our Sons:  James B, David H.”


Pvt., US Army, Korea.

1600

1601

D

13

Woods

Margaret

1871

19__

Wife of Welzie WOODS

1097

A

15

Woods

Melissa

27 Mar 1863

16 Sep 1863

Daughter of J M & E C WOODS 

0943

A

8

Woods

Shirley C

2 Jul 1938

--

Wife of James H WOODS. 

“Our Sons:  James B, David H”

1600

D

13

Woods

Tho

22 Mar 1870

20 Dec 1870

--

0944

A

8

Woods

Welzie

1875

1943

Husband of Margaret WOODS 

1097

A

15

Woods

William H

15 Sep 1932

--

Husband of Concetta M (PAGANO) WOODS.

0002

?

?

Work

Stanley M , Sr

7 Oct 1927

15 Mar 1979

--

1778

D

1

Wright

Abner L

1874

1932

Husband of Julia E WRIGHT.

0569

B

1

Wright

Amanda

1850

1928

Wife of Rev. Isaac WRIGHT.

0652

B

4

Wright

David William

18 Aug 1956

18 Aug 1956

Son of Jerry & Donna WRIGHT 

1515

C

9

Wright

Delpha L

5 Jun 1898

9 Sep 1909

--

0571

B

1

Wright

E Maude

29 Oct 1917

--

Wife of H Dudley WRIGHT 

No headstone found; 13 Apr 2010.

C

2

Wright

Etta

1886

1953

--

0651

B

4

Wright

Evelyn

9 Feb 1914

10 Sep 1975

"Wife" 

1514

C

9

Wright

George W

18 Aug 1900

21 Jun 1945

--

1504

C

9

Wright

H Dudley

6 Jun 1915

5 Feb 1992

Husband of E Maud WRIGHT 

No headstone found; 13 Apr 2010.

C

2

Wright

Isaac, Rev.

1851

1942

Husband of Amanda WRIGHT.

0652

B

4

Wright

John I

1 Dec 1908

16 Sep 1995

--

0572

C

9

Wright

Julia E

1878

1961

Wife of Abner L WRIGHT.

0569

B

1

Wright

Ottis L

23 Feb 1903

5 Jul 1956

"Father”

1512

C

9

Wright

William J

3 Apr 1927

18 May 1992

"Husband" 

1513

C

9

Wylie

Lucinda K

--

5 Jun 1861

Daughter of G W & N D WYLIE 

Aged 7 Ys. 3 Ms. 1 D.

0831

A

2

Wylie

Rebecca J

--

15 Mar 1856

Daughter of G W & N D WYLIE 

Aged 13 Y. 10 M. 18 D.

0832

A

2

Wylie

William T

--

12 May 1857

Son of G W & N D WYLIE 

Age 7 Ms. 25 Ds.

0833

A

2


         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.