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Forsythe Cemetery


Columbia Township

Gibson County, Indiana

Coordinates:Latitude, 38.3111 N;  Longitude, -87.3889 W
Congressional Location:NW-1/4; SW-1/4; SECTION 26; TOWNSHIP 2S; RANGE 9W
Common Directions:

4 miles southwest of Oakland  City. Located adjacent to the Forsythe  Church, on the east side of County Road 950E, at the intersection with County Road 300S.

Last updated   24 Jul 2015

This list was originally proofed and verified by Georgia McEllhiney in June 2002.  Headstones were photographed by Daniel L Elliott in August 2010, updates and corrections were made to the listing.  It is an attempt to show all known graves, using several different sources. There may be other graves which are 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

Notes & Inscriptions

Photo#                               Photo

Sect-

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Row

Bailey

Homer Estes

31 Jan 1888

24 May 1977

Husband of Mary (OKERMAN) BAILEY.   Married 27 Jan 1922.

“Father”

5692

SW

1

Bailey

Mary Okerman

27 Jul 1890

2 Nov 1985

nee OKERMAN  "Mother".   Wife of Homer Estes BAILEY.   Married 27 Jan 1922.

5692

SW

1

Ballance

Ella B

1919

1988

Wife of Walter L. BALLANCE

5542

SE

2

Ballance

Walter L 

8 Sep 1896

11 Feb 1955

Husband of Ella B. BALLANCE.  

Missouri, Private, Air Service, W.W. I

5542

5543

SE

2

Barrett

Cora B

1885

1958

Wife of Joseph Y. BARRETT

5659

SW

2

Barrett

DeEtta E

9 Sep 1916

Sep 1987

--

5658

SW

2

Barrett

Della

 --

 --

Daughter of John & Martha BARRETT

 No headstone found or identified Aug 2010.

 ?

 ?

Barrett

Eliza

--

--

--

6123

6112

NW

10

Barrett

Eliza A

6 Aug 1835

11 May 1906

Wife of W. J. BARRETT

No headstone found or identified Aug 2010.

?

?

Barrett

Hiram W

1884

1958

Husband of Lora M. BARRETT

5721

NE

4

Barrett

John R

1845

5 Aug 1903

Husband of Martha V. BARRETT.

Aged 57 yr.

“Father”

6228

6230

NW

9

Barrett

Joseph Y

1879

25 Jun 1954

Husband of Cora B. BARRETT. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

5659

SW

2

Barrett

Lora M

1883

1934

Wife of Hiram W. BARRETT

5721

NE

4

Barrett

Martha E

1854

1939

nee YEAGER.  Second wife of William G BARRETT.  Married 1 Apr 1877.

6114

6112

NW

11

Barrett

Martha V

1846

1926

Wife of John R. BARRETT

“Mother”

6228

6229

NW

9

Barrett

Mell

30 Nov 1850

12 Aug 1910

Wife of Thomas A. BARRETT

6441

NW

6

Barrett

Nancy G

1851

1875

nee WILLIAMS.  First wife of William G BARRETT.  Married 18 Feb 1869.

6118

6112

NW

11

Barrett

Nellie

--

29 Sep 1883

Daughter of Thomas A & P BARRETT.

Aged 1 y. 11 m. 10 d.

6437

NW

6

Barrett

Ruby M

10 Jul 1905

Aug 1975

--

5793

NW

18

Barrett

Sarah A

1870

1870

Daughter of William W & Nancy C (WILLIAMS) BARRETT.

6117

6112

NW

11

Barrett

Thomas A

8 Mar 1850

21 Jun 1930

Husband of Mell BARRETT

6441

NW

6

Barrett

William G

1847

1916

Husband of Nancy G (WILLIAMS) BARRETT, 1st, married 18 Feb 1869; and Martha E (YEAGER) BARRETT, 2nd, married 1 Apr 1877.

6115

6112

NW

11

Barrett

Worrick

1890

1895

Son of William G & Martha E BARRETT.

6116

6112

NW

11

Bass

Anna L

30 Dec 1848

4 Feb 1934

nee McCLEARY.  Wife of John R. BASS

5733

NE

3

Bass

Eliza Ann

6 Oct 1835

11 Mar 1905

nee McCONNELL.  Wife of William J BASS.  Married 8 Apr 1856.

5860

NW

15

Bass

Harry Z

22 May 1861

3 Mar 1882

--

5859

NW

15

Bass

John R

24 Jul 1853

2 May 1927

Husband of Anna L (McCLARY) BASS

5733

NE

3

Beasley

Amos A

5 Mar 1888

1952

Husband of Ollie M (TAYLOR) BEASLEY. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

5825

NW

16

Beasley

Arthur

16 Sep 1886

3 Aug 1898

Son of Thomas & Lizzie BEASLEY

6217

NW

9

Beasley

Bonnie Juel

1937

1943

Daughter of Amos A. & Ollie M. BEASLEY.

5823

NW

16

Beasley

Cecil "Huck"

20 Nov 1929

--

Husband of Dolores "Jackie" BEASLEY.

0112

SE

6

Beasley

Crawford L 

3 Aug 1896

16 Sep 1969

Husband of Merle M. BEASLEY.  

Indiana, Private First Class, 9th. Ammo Train Division, WW I.

5812

5814

NW

17

Beasley

Dolores "Jackie"

21 Jun 1930

--

Husband of Dolores "Jackie" BEASLEY.

0112

SE

6

Beasley

Helen A

26 Sep 1925

7 Apr 2010

nee SISSON.  Wife of William A BEASLEY.  Daughter of Samuel & Daisy SISSON.

(Click here to view obituary.)

5821

NW

16

Beasley

Howard

1 Jan 1918

7 Mar 1988

Husband of Mabel A (McKINNEY) BEASLEY.

5484

SE

5

Beasley

Infant

--

--

Infant of J L & A L BEASLEY.

6045

6047

NW

12

Beasley

Infant

--

--

Infant of J L & A L BEASLEY

6043

6047

NW

12

Beasley

Infant

--

--

Infant of J L & A L BEASLEY

6042

6047

NW

12

Beasley

John E

29 Jan 1885

11 Feb 1909

--

5833

NW

16

Beasley

Lucy

--

--

Daughter of J L & A L BEASLEY.

6046

6047

NW

12

Beasley

Mabel A

19 Oct 1919

5 Jan 2007

nee McKINNEY.  Wife of Howard BEASLEY.  Daughter of Homer & Elvira (POWERS) McKINNEY.

(Click here to view obituary.)

5484

SE

5

Beasley

Merle M

24 Sep 1899

6 May 1980

Wife of Crawford L. BEASLEY

5812

NW

17

Beasley

Nola F

25 Oct 1900

27 Dec 1989

Wife of Russell BEASLEY

5587

SE

1

Beasley

Ollie M

2 Mar 1893

9 Aug 2000

nee TAYLOR.  Married Amos A. BEASLEY, 1st; and Earl GRUBB, 2nd.

Aged 107 years.

5825

NW

16

Beasley

Opal

--

10 Feb 1902

Daughter of J L & A L BEASLEY

Aged 1 year.

6044

6047

NW

12

Beasley

Paul V 

9 Dec 1912

2 Feb 1945

Son of Amos A. & Ollie M. BEASLEY.  

Private First Class, Company "A", 550th. Infantry.   Died in Reims, France

5824

NW

16

Beasley

Russell

13 Apr 1896

31 Dec 1957

Husband of Nola F. BEASLEY. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

5587

SE

1

Beasley

Sarah E

1858

1930

Wife of Thomas F. BEASLEY

6218

NW

9

Beasley

Thomas F

1852

1937

Husband of Sarah E. BEASLEY

6218

NW

9

Beasley

William A 

24 Sep 1920

5 May 1986

Husband of Helen A. BEASLEY.   Son of Amos A. & Ollie M. BEASLEY.  

BMI, U. S. Navy, W.W. II

5821

5822

NW

16

Bell

Elizabeth A

1866

1938

Wife of Robert J. BELL

5533

SE

3

Bell

Robert James

2 Nov 1869

1963

Husband of Elizabeth A. BELL. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

5533

SE

3

Bellamy

Charles V

25 Nov 1907

1 Aug 1982

Husband of Marie C. BELLAMY

5626

SW

3

Bellamy

Marie C

22 Sep 1920

2 May 1987

Wife of Charles V. BELLAMY

5626

SW

3

Beloat

?

?

?

(Shaft of monument is missing.)

6280

NW

8

Beloat

Daisie

12 Jan 18??

28 Nov 18??

Daughter of M D & V BELOAT.

Aged 11 m. 16 D.

(Partially illegible.)

6278

NW

8

Beloat

Ellis W

8 Mar 1882

7 Mar 1884

Son of ? & M. A. BELOAT

No headstone found or identified Aug 2010.

?

?

Benton

Betsy Wallace

31 May 1809

25 Mar 1860

nee WALLACE  Wife of J. T. N. BENTON

6396

NW

6

Benton

J T N

6 Mar 1807

13 Jan 1875

Husband of Betsy (WALLACE) BENTON.

Aged 67 ys. 10 ms. 7 ds.

6398

NW

6

Bigham

Anna

4 Mar 1889

28 Oct 1967

Wife of William F. BIGHAM. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

6171

NW

10

Bigham

Mary J

--

25 Feb 1888

Wife of William H. BIGHAM.

Aged 40 Y’s. 6 M. 11 D.

6172

NW

10

Bigham

William F

1885

1953

Husband of Anna BIGHAM

6171

NW

10

Bigham

William H 

--

--

Husband of Mary J BINGAHM.

Company "F", 33rd. Indiana Infantry Regiment.   (Enlisted 16 Sep 1861, mustered out 21 Jul 1865 in Louisville, Kentucky)

6174

NW

10

Black

Infant

25 Nov 1891

25 Nov 1891

Twin daughter of J J & C BLACK

6050

NW

12

Black

Infant

25 Nov 1891

25 Nov 1891

Twin son of J J & C BLACK.

6050

NW

12

Black

Mary Jane

8 Jun 1927

6 Aug 2011

nee HOPKINS.  Daughter of James & Minnie (RAIBOURN) HOPKINS. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1103

SE

4

Blair

Carson

12 Jan 1897

15 Mar 1971

Husband of Dora H. BLAIR. 


US Army, WW I.   

5560

SE

2

Blair

Dora H

9 Feb 1897

25 Jan 1970

Wife of Carson J. BLAIR

5561

SE

2

Blair

Estella Marie

20 Mar 1909

2 Jul 1909

Daughter of John R & Nettie C BLAIR

6321

NW

7

Blair

John R

1866

1944

Husband of Nettie C BLAIR

6322

NW

7

Blair

Nettie C

1876

1938

Wife of John R BLAIR

6322

NW

7

Blount

Elmer

Feb 1883

Mar 1956

"Father"

5681

SW

1

Blount

Gaynell

4 Sep 1909

19 Aug 1990

Wife of Orville BLOUNT

5682

SW

1

Blount

Henry

1857

14 Mar 1919

Aged 62 yrs.

 No headstone found or identified Aug 2010.

 ?

Blount

Orville

18 May 1911

Apr 1976

Husband of Gaynell BLOUNT

5682

SW

1

Blythe

Henry

1857

1919

Husband of Linzy BLYTHE.

(Note:  Except for name, stone is now illegible.)

6433

NW

6

Blythe

Linzy

12 May 18??

5 Jul 18?4

Wife of Henry BLYTHE.

6435

NW

6

Blythe

Logan

18 Dec 1852

? Jan 1865

Son of J G & A M BLYTHE.

6439

NW

6

Bodkins

Dicie M

1891

1960

Wife of Oral O. BODKINS

5538

SE

3

Bodkins

Dorotha Mae

18 Nov 1915

8 Jun 2008

nee WIRTH.  Wife of Orris E BODKINS.   Married 10 May 1935.  Daughter of Louis & Sarah WIRTH.


"Parents of Sharon & Larry". 


(Click here to view obituary.)

5596

5597

SE

1

Bodkins

Oral O

11 Dec 1890

Nov 1962

Husband of Dicie M. BODKINS

5538

SE

3

Bodkins

Orris E

15 Dec 1914

6 Apr 1996

Husband of Dorotha Mae (WIRTH) BODKINS.   Married 10 May 1935.

"Parents of Sharon & Larry".  

5596

5597

SE

1

Bolin

Agnes

7 Sep 1927

2 Apr 1929

(Same stone as Esther M. BOLIN)

5699

NE

7

Bolin

Esther M

19 Nov 1929

25 Nov 1929

(Same stone as Agnes BOLIN)

5699

NE

7

Booker

Geneva Mae

27 Jul 1922

18 Mar 2008

nee HOPKINS  Wife of Samuel Franklin BOOKER.   Married 25 Jul 1942.  Son of Pete & Minnie (RAIBOURN) HOPKINS


(Click here to view obituary.)

5564

SE

2

Booker

Samuel Franklin

21 May 1923

--

Husband of Geneva Mae (HOPKINS) BOOKER.   Married 25 Jul 1942


WW II.


5564

SE

2

Broshears

Pearl

2 Aug 1877

27 Jan 1914

nee STEELE  Daughter of Martin A & Elizabeth (BALDWIN) STEELE.

5791

NW

18

Brotherton

Carrie E

28 Jul 1905

Feb 1977

Wife of Harvey BROTHERTON.   Married 24 Dec 1925.

“Mother”

5499

SE

4

Brotherton

Harvey

1898

1983

Husband of Carrie E. BROTHERTON.   Married 24 Dec 1925.

“Father”

5499

SE

4

Brown

William 

--

--

Company "K", 17th. Indiana Infantry

6497

NW

2

Bruner

Lillie

28 Jul 1900

18 Jul 1993

Wife of Samuel H. BRUNER

5519

SE

3

Bruner

Samuel H

2 Mar 1897

20 Sep 1983

Husband of Lillie BRUNER

5519

SE

3

Burton

Bernice E

13 Apr 1915

30 Aug 1998

Wife of Ted H. BURTON.   (Browning's obituaries state that she is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Evansville, Indiana)

5563

SE

2

Burton

Flossie

25 Nov 1890

25 Nov 1890

Daughter of George S. & M. C. BURTON

6035

NW

12

Burton

Ted H

1897

1978

Husband of Bernice E. BURTON

5563

SE

2

Byers

Irene M

16 Apr 1902

Dec 1981

Wife of Roy James BYERS.   Married 23 Jul 1919.

5477

SE

5

Byers

Roy James 

15 Aug 1897

17 May 1972

Husband of Irene M. BYERS.   Married 23 Jul 1919.  

Indiana, S2, U. S. Navy, W.W. I

5477

5478

SE

5

Byl

Marinus A

21 May 1879

Sep 1966

Husband of Opal (DOUGAN) BYL

5559

SE

2

Byl

Opal Dougan

1897

1948

nee DOUGAN  Wife of Marinus A. BYL

5559

SE

2

Sections and Rows.
For purposes of this listing, the cemetery was divided into four Sections:  Northwest (NW), Northeast (NE), Southwest (SW), and Southeast (SE.)  Rows were numbered beginning on the west side of each section.  Please be advised rows 1-5 in the Northwest sections are somewhat irregular. 

5411 Sign at entrance, Southwest section of cemetery.
5414  View of Northwest section of the cemetery.
5413  Front side of Veterans Memorial
6445 Back side of Veterans Memorial.