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Davidson or IOOF Giro  Cemetery Records with photographs of headstones.

Pike County, Indiana

NOTES :  This cemetery is located near the Gibson - Pike County line, just east of Giro, Indiana and in the extreme northwest corner of Clay Twp., Pike County, Indiana.  Entrance is off CR350N, roughly mile east of it's intersection with CR950W.  All cemetery photographs were taken by Daniel L Elliott, 13 Aug 2009 with updates on 03 Jul 2014.  Aerial photograph 2009 MapQuest Inc.
                The part of the cemetery that opens off the entrance road is herein referred to as the West Section.  The part that at the other end is referred to by two terms:  1) Davidson, the part enclosed by a block wall and 2) East, the part around but outside "Davidson" to both the North and East.  For purposes of this enumeration Rows in the West section are numbered starting on the West boundary of the cemetery.  No Row numbers were assigned for either the Davidson or East Sections.
                The term "No headstone found" means that either there is no headstone or that one may exist but now is buried, broken or weathered beyond recognition.  There are a number of stones in the Davidson Section, in particular, that are no longer readable.    
                Pike County, Indiana, Cemetery Records, Clay Twp., (1979) Compiled and Typed by Joan Woodhull was used to check this compilation, and was the source for the "No headstone found" entries below.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
2009-2017   Daniel L Elliott  

Last updated    27 Oct 2017

Last NameFirst NameBirthDeathInscriptions and NotesPhoto#                         HeadstoneRow
Section
Armstrong Esther Davidson 24 May 1904 22 Jan 1987 nee DAVIDSON.  Wife of Joe Marion ARMSTRONG. 1546 -- Davidson
Armstrong Joe Marion 20 Aug 1905 15 Oct 1988 Husband of Esther (DAVIDSON) ARMSTRONG. 1545 -- Davidson
Barrett Arminta Davidson 20 Nov 1899 24 May 1969 nee DAVIDSON.  Daughter of Clarence Y & Elmina (GOWEN) DAVIDSON No headstone found. 

Barrett Warner 10 Jan 1900 24 Aug 1972
No headstone found.   

Blake Betty J
10 Oct 1938
-- nee HEFNER.  Wife of Charles August BLAKE.  Married 5 Jun 1957. 

Our Children:  Danny, Roger, Cindy.
23912392 -- East
Blake Charles August
20 Nov 1936
1 Jan 2010
Husband of Betty J (HERNER) BLAKE.  Married 5 Jun 1957.   Son of Grant & Ora (NEIDERHAUS) BLAKE.

Our Children:  Danny, Roger, Cindy. 

EM1, US Navy.

23912392 -- East
Bray Olga 1916 1924
1465 4 West
Bray Walter 28 Mar 1892 10 Sep 1920
1466 4 West
Brown Cecil 7 Nov 1915 7 Nov 1915 "Infant Son of Harley & Ethel BROWN 1530 -- East
Brown Dosia Hurst 1893 1923
1437 2
Brown Hannah 5 Apr 1871 27 Aug 1931 Wife of Jerry BROWN 1530 -- East
Brown Jerry 25 Sep 1859 9 May 1914 Husband of Hannah BROWN. 1530 -- East
Bryant Maxine 13 May 1933 15 Feb 2001 nee McDANIEL.  Wife of Golden BRYANT.
1478 5
BryantMichael Ray
10 Jun 1956
28 Jul 2011
Son of Golden & Maxine (McDANIEL) BRYANT.

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2385 5
Bullard Thirza J 4 Sep 1859 3 Apr 1909 Wife of Thomas Scott BULLARD 1549 -- Davidson
Burkhart James
21 Mar 1943 Cpl 26 Inf. Co. M

1471 4 West
Burkhart Lillie F 29 Nov 1884 4 Nov 1955   1472 4 West
Burton Jannie Bennett 1864 1924 nee BENNETT. 1443 3 West
Burton John 1851 1948
1442 2 West
Chadwick Frederick 1851 1925
1434 2 West
Chadwick Mary L. 1860 1933
1435 2 West
Collins Bertha V 10 Apr 1892 8 Oct 1970 Wife of Scott W COLLINS. 1489 7 West
Collins Davis S  10 Aug 1924 21 Jan 1943
1501 8 West
Collins Ernest 31 Mar 1896 25 Feb 1980
1485 6 West
Collins Hazel P   27 Jul 1919
1499 8 West
Collins James Milburn 21 Dec 1928 21 Dec 1928 "Infant" 1476 5 West
Collins Lizzie S 18 May 1863 18 Dec 1942 Wife of Milburn S COLLINS.  "Mother" 1486 6 West
Collins Milburn S 4 Nov 1861 17 Nov 1914 Husband of Lizzie S COLLINS.  "Father" 1486 6 West
Collins Ottis 15 Jun 1912 1 Dec 1980
1500 8 West
Collins Purve F 8 Jan 1890 12 Jan 1981 "Pvt." 1484 6 West
Collins Scott W 19 Oct 1885 18 Jul 1971 Husband of Bertha V COLLINS. 1489 7 West
Conger Jonathan 1750 1815 "Courier for Geo. Rogers Clark, Francis Vigo Militia" 

NJ Militia, Revolutionary War.

1572
2389
-- Davidson
Daffron Chester L 5 Jan 1895 12 Oct 1993 Husband of Mabell M DAFFRON. 1514 8 West
Daffron Elija Theodore 26 Dec 1875 1 Oct 1935 Son of Giles & Eliza Jane (SAMPSON) DAFFRON (from Linda Daffron) 1525 -- East
Daffron George Kirk 24 Jan 1863 19 Jun 1923 Son of Giles & Eliza Jane (SAMPSON) DAFFRON (from Linda Daffron) 1525 -- East
Daffron John Lewis 25 Jan 1867 16 Dec 1948 Son of Giles & Eliza Jane (SAMPSON) DAFFRON (from Linda Daffron) 1526 -- East
Daffron Mabell M 3 May 1898 19 Jun 1985 Wife of Chester L DAFFRON. 1514 8 West
Daffron Samuel Albert 22 Jul 1880 8 May 1953 Son of Giles & Eliza Jane (SAMPSON) DAFFRON (from Linda Daffron) 1526 -- East
Davidson Carole Jane 28 Nov 1942
Wife of Garry Lee DAVIDSON.  "Our Children Barry Lee, Julie, Elizabeth" 1542 -- Davidson
Davidson Clarence Y. 15 Dec 1869 19 Dec 1956 Husband of Elmina (GOWEN) DAVIDSON. 1538 -- Davidson
Davidson Daniel B 16 Nov 1836 12 Nov 1899 Husband of Susanna (ADAMS) DAVIDSON 1561 -- Davidson
Davidson Elizabeth 30 Mar 1864 31 May 1934 On side of George & Sarah DAVIDSON's stone 1562 -- Davidson
Davidson Elizabeth 7 Feb 1829 17 Nov 1905
1568 -- Davidson
Davidson Elizabeth Conger 15 Jan 1800 2 Sep 1872 nee CONGER.  Wife of Joseph DAVIDSON.  72 yr 7 mo 17 da 1556

Davidson Elmina Gowen 30 Oct 1872 8 Mar 1955 nee GOWEN.  Wife of Clarence Y DAVIDSON. 1538 -- Davidson
Davidson Esther 4 May 1904
Daughter of Clarence Y & Elmina (GOWEN) DAVIDSON 3642
-- Davidson
Davidson Eva Jane 30 Jun 1910
Daughter of Clarence Y & Elmina (GOWEN) DAVIDSON 3642 -- Davidson
Davidson Frederick C. 15 Mar 1906
Son of Clarence Y & Elmina (GOWEN) DAVIDSON 3642

Davidson Garry Lee 11 Sep 1940 9 Sep 1988 Husband of Carole Jane DAVIDSON.  "Our Children Barry Lee, Julie, Elizabeth" 1542 -- Davidson
Davidson Geneva Margaret Foust 13 Jan 1915 22 Mar 2017
nee FOUST.  Wife of Walter R "Bert" DAVIDSON. 

Daughter of Arthur C & Alesa "Lizzie" (LIMP) FOUST. 

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1544 -- Davidson
Davidson George Culmer 26 Oct 1870 11 May 1931 Husband of Sarah B (SLACK) DAVIDSON. 1564 -- Davidson
Davidson James E 7 Oct 1827 21 Feb 1895
1567 -- Davidson
Davidson John c. 1772 18 Feb 1851 78 yrs 1558 -- Davidson
Davidson John Thomas 8 May 1920 24 Aug 1980 Husband of Lee Laverne (STAFFORD) DAVIDSON.  

Married 23 Dec 1939.

"Our Children Garry & Nancy"
3641 -- Davidson
Davidson Joseph 23 Jan 1798 8 Apr 1871 Husband of Elizabeth (CONGER) DAVIDSON.  "73 yr 3 mo 10 da" 1555 -- Davidson
Davidson Katherine

On side of George & Sarah DAVIDSON's stone 1563 -- Davidson
Davidson Lee Laverne 31 Mar 1917 2 Jan 2016
nee STAFFORD.  Wife of John Thomas DAVIDSON. 

Married 23 Dec 1939. 

Daughter of Harry & Nora (WYATT) STAFFORD.

 
"Our Children Garry & Nancy" 

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3641 -- Davidson
Davidson Mary I. 6 Jan 1854 2 Sep 1870
1569 -- Davidson
Davidson Minnie 26 Jul 1860 2 Jan 1942 Daughter of Daniel B & Susan (ADAMS) DAVIDSON.

Also on Daniel & Susannah (ADAMS) DAVIDSON's stone.  "Aunt Minnie"
1552 -- Davidson
Davidson Newton O c. 26 Apr 1841 6 May 1864 Son of Joseph & Elizabeth DAVIDSON.  23 yr 11 da  (Two Headstones) 1553 -- Davidson
Davidson Paul H. 11 Jan 1896
Son of Clarence Y & Elmina (GOWEN) DAVIDSON 3642 
-- Davidson
Davidson Phavilla 22 Jul 1912   Daughter of Clarence Y and Elmina (GOWEN) DAVIDSON 3642  
-- Davidson
Davidson Sarah B. Slack 20 Oct 1880 18 Jun 1965 nee SLACK.  Wife of George C DAVIDSON. 1564 -- Davidson
Davidson Susanna Adams 11 Mar 1833 27 Aug 1910 nee ADAMS.  Wife of Daniel B DAVIDSON. 1561 -- Davidson
Davidson Thirzah E. 9 Jan 1861 16 Nov 1879 Daughter of  James E  & Elizabeth DAVIDSON. 1570 -- Davidson
Davidson Walter R. "Bert" 16 Nov 1907 6 Mar 1983 Husband of Geneva Margaret (FOUST) DAVIDSON. 

Son of Clarence Y & Elmina (GOWEN) DAVIDSON
1543 -- Davidson
Davidson  Lee L 1868 1933
No headstone found.   

Decker Mary M. Gough 1881 1935 nee GOUGH.  Wife of William C DECKER. 1488 6 West
Decker William Cary 1878 1972 Husband of Mary M (GOUGH) DECKER. 1488 6 West
Dent Carol Jean 22 Mar 1959 22 Mar 1959 1 hr No headstone found.  
West
Dillon Jack 17 Dec 1927
Husband of Serena (YOUNG) DILLON 1518 9 West
DillonKenneth Haroldc.  25 Nov 196110 Dec 19621 yr 5 mo 16 da (Headstone reads only "K. H. DILLON 1960"15128West
DillonLarry Jack "Bub"
2 Jan 1958
5 Jun 2013
Son of Robert E & Serena (YOUNG) DILLION, Sr. 

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3630 --East
Dillon Mary J
21 Oct 1955
1511 8 West
Dillon Serena 25 Nov 1939 5 May 2006 nee YOUNG.  Wife of Jack DILLON.  (Daughter of Ranvil & Elsie (SENN) YOUNG. 

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1518 9 West
Dixon Andrew J 1830 1919 "Father" 1446 3 West
Dixon Arthur N 1896 1930
1445 3 West
Dixon Hattie A. 1860 1915
1447 3 West
Dixon James T.  12 Jan 1864 2 Feb 1925
1448 3 West
Dixon Loren E. 25 Dec 1887 26 Sep 1966 Husband of Saddie E DIXON. 1449 3 West
Dixon Myrtle Francis  1897 1931 Earlier reading: "1897 - 7-13-1933 - 35 yr 5 mo 9 da" 1444 3 West
Dixon Saddie E.   23 Oct 1887 4 May 1984 nee COLLINS.  Wife of Loren E DIXON. 1449 3 West
Dunn Davis S. 1863 1934 Husband of Emeline DUNN. 1456 3 West
Dunn Emeline 1859 1930 Wife of Davis S DUNN. 1456 3 West
Dunn Eva Willis 1871 1925 nee WILLIS.  Wife of James DUNN. 1532 -- East
Dunn Frank 1899 1935
1534 -- East
Dunn George Riley 20 Feb 1926 26 Aug 1926 Son of Lester & Leonna DUNN. 1533 -- East
Dunn James 1863 1911 Husband of Eva (WILLIS) DUNN 1532 -- East
Dunning Bessie Wilson 19 Feb 1891 30 Mar 1973 nee WILSON.  Wife of Samuel T DUNNING. 1531 -- East
Dunning Samuel T. 31 Dec 1877 16 Mar 1913 Husband of Bessie (WILSON) DUNNING 1531 -- East




View along the Northwest edge of the Cemetery.
West




View into the Northwest corner of the Cemetery.
West




Small headstones in Southeast corner of Davidson enclosure.
Davidson