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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   13 Jun 2013

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

Edrington

Charles K

29 Aug 1931

--

Husband of Nina Lee EDRINGTON.  Married 18 Oct 1952.

Daughter:  Tanya R.

Grandson:  Kenneth Harvey.

5422

5423

SE

8

Edrington

Nina Lee

8 Oct 1933

6 Apr 2008

Nee SHARP.  Wife of Charles K EDRINGTON.  Married 18 Oct 1952.  Daughter of Thurlow & Helen (HOPKINS) SHARP.

Daughter:  Tanya R.

Grandson:  Kenneth Harvey. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

5422

5423

SE

8

Ellerbruck

Cleatis A

12 Dec 1931

8 Jun 2012

nee McDOWELL.  Wife of Walter A ELLERBRUCK, Sr.  Daughter of Arvis & Hilda McDOWELL.


(Click here to view obituary.)

Photo not yet available.

NE

4

Ellerbruck

Robert E

5 Jul 1952

11 Sep 1997

Son of Walter A & Cleatis A (McDOWELL) ELLERBRUCK, Sr.

5727

NE

4

Ellerbruck

Walter A, Sr.

1 Nov 1928

15 Aug 2011

Husband of Cleatis (McDOWELL) ELLERBRUCK, Sr.  Son of Frank E & Rose M (SEIPERT) ELLERBRUCK.


(Click here to view obituary.)

1127

NE

4

Elwyn

Lydia M

--

7 Jan 1876

Wife of J T ELWYN.

Aged 33 yrs. 3 mos. 15 dys.

6485

NW

3

Erdell

Henry

19 Jun 1888

Feb 1974

Husband of Louvenia ERDELL

5600

SW

3

Erdell

Louvinia

1908

1958

Wife of Henry ERDELL

5600

SW

3

Erdell

William

26 Oct 1900

12 Jul 1901

--

6465

NW

4

Eskew

Elizabeth Ranel

15 Jan 1942

22 Sep 2006

nee WILLIAMS.   Daughter of Vernie & Avanell (BEAN) WILLIAMS.

(Note:  On same headstone as her sister, Suzanne WILLIAMS.) 


(Click here to view obituary.)

1117

SE

7

Esmeier

Gladys B Cloin

26 Sep 1913

22 Aug 1967

nee CLOIN.

5592

SE

1

Faries

William S

1859

1927

--

6194

NW

9

Farmer

Amanda J

--

16 Sep 1870

Daughter of J. A. & M. J. FARMER.

Aged 1 yr. 4 ms. 26 ds.

5880

NW

14

Farmer

Belle

22 Jul 1854

15 Jun 1887

First wife of Embree C. FARMER.

“Mother”

6305

6306

NW

7

Farmer

Donald F

10 Dec 1878

28 May 1882

Son of Joseph Franklin "Frank" & Lucy H (DODD) FARMER.

6300

NW

7

Farmer

Eliza Jane

1866

1944

Second wife of Embree C. FARMER

6302

6303

NW

7

Farmer

Embree A

--

30 Nov 187?

Son of John Alex & Martha Jane FARMER.

Aged 16 days.

5879

NW

14

Farmer

Embree C

27 Feb 1846

2 Jun 1913

Married Belle FARMER, 1st; and Eliza Jane FARMER, 2nd.

“Father”

6301

6304

NW

7

Farmer

Ethel Blaine

23 Nov 1884

17 Jan 1896

Son of Joseph Franklin "Frank" & Emma J (DODD) FARMER.

6298

NW

7

Farmer

Farris

13 Feb 1820

26 Feb 1864

Husband of Lucretia (DILL) FARMER

6447

NW

5

Farmer

Infant

--

25 Feb 1872

Infant son of E. C. & M. I. FARMER

6404

NW

6

Farmer

John F

--

Mar 1845

Husband of ? FARMER, 1st; and Elizabeth J "Betsy" (DILL) FARMER, 2nd.

Age:  63 years.

No headstone found or identified Aug 2010.

?

?

Farmer

John Alex

31 May 1834

6 Jan 1908

Married Martha Jane (REAVIS) FARMER, 1st’, married 31 Aug 1854; and Mary E. FARMER, 2nd.


Full Qtr. Master Sgt., Co. A, 58th Reg., Inf., Indiana.


5876

NW

14

Farmer

John Forris

25 Nov 1889

13 Oct 1894

Son of Joseph Franklin "Frank" & Emma J (DODD) FARMER.

6299

NW

7

Farmer

Joyce E

30 Jul 1925

1 Aug 1983

Wife of Russell L. FARMER, Jr.

5488

SE

5

Farmer

Lucretia

26 May 1820

6 Aug 1867

nee DILL.  Wife of Farris FARMER.

6450

NW

5

Farmer

Lucy H

29 Jan 1859

2 Sep 1881

nee DODD.  First wife of Joseph Franklin "Frank" Farmer.  Married 29 Feb 1878.  Daughter of John W & Hannah DODD.


Aged 22 yrs. 7 mos. 3 dys.

6249

NW

8

Farmer

Martha F

--

2 Apr 1871

Wife of Alfred FARMER.

Aged 42 years.

6257

NW

8

Farmer

Martha Jane

19 Oct 1838

16 Oct 1875

nee REAVIS.  First wife of John Alex FARMER.  Married 31 Aug 1854.

5877

5878

NW

14

Farmer

Martha P

2 Sep 1860

3 Dec 1875

--

6451

NW

5

Farmer

Mary E

24 Nov 1840

6 Feb 1931

Second wife of John Alex FARMER

5875

NW

14

Farmer

Neely M

1892

1958

Wife of Russell L. FARMER, Sr.

“Mother”

5674

SW

1

Farmer

Orville

30 Dec 1876

6 Mar 1879

Son of E. C. & M. L. FARMER

6405

NW

6

Farmer

Orville D

18 Nov 1881

13 Jun 1903

Son of John Alex & Mary E FARMER.

5874

NW

14

Farmer

Philamona Jasper

1 Nov 1848

24 Jan 1862

Daughter of Farris & Lucretia (DILL) FARMER.

6449

NW

5

Farmer

Russell L, Jr  

7 May 1925

6 Feb 1982

Husband of Joyce E. FARMER.  

Corporal, U. S. Army, W.W. II

5488

5489

SE

5

Farmer

Russell L, Sr

1890

1951

Husband of Neely M. FARMER.

“Father”

5674

SW

1

Field

Amanda

1879

15 Apr 1913

nee LYNN.  Wife of Oscar E FIELD.  Married 17 Oct 1901.  Daughter of William LYNN.

5809

NW

17

Field

Arvis L

21 Sep 1905

23 Jun 1947

Husband of Grace L. FIELD.

“Father”

5649

SW

2

Field

Duane A

21 Jun 1930

10 Mar 1947

Son of Arvis L. & Grace L. FIELD

5653

SW

2

Field

Grace L

4 May 1904

7 May 1997

Wife of Arvis L. FIELD.

5650

SW

2

Field

Oscar E

1880

11 Jul 1919

Husband of Amanda (LYNN) FIELD.  Married 17 Oct 1901.  Son of Harrison & (FARMER) FIELD.

5810

NW

17

Field

William E 

16 Jun 1932

29 Jan 1984

Sergeant, U. S. Air Force

5652

SW

2

Finch

Eve E

27 Sep 1898

13 Apr 1973

nee McDOWELL.

No headstone found or identified Aug 2010.

?

?

Finch

Lillian M

8 Mar 1901

23 Sep 1988

Wife of Willis F. FINCH

5500

SE

4

Finch

Willis F

9 May 1900

15 Oct 1975

Husband of Lillian M. FINCH

5500

SE

4

Findley

Elvira

--

17 Feb 1889

Wife of J. W. FINDLEY.

Aged 45 yrs. 24 dys.

6187

NW

9

Findley

John W

6 Dec 1846

18 Jul 1890

Husband of Elvira FINDLEY

6189

NW

9

Fitch

Edna

30 Dec 1910

26 Sep 1989

nee WILLIAMS.  Wife of Frank N. FITCH

5444

SE

6

Fitch

Frank N

1 Apr 1908

3 Mar 1996

Husband of Edna (WILLIAMS) FITCH

5444

SE

6

Flack

Amy L

5 Oct 1862

7 May 1939

Wife of William R. FLACK.

“Mother”

5611

SW

3

Flack

Charles Arthur

12 Nov 1901

Jul 1970

--

5523

SE

3

Flack

Oma Margaret

23 Apr 1890

23 Nov 1939

Daughter of William R & Amy L FLACK.

5610

SW

3

Flack

William R

7 Aug 1862

7 Jun 1940

Husband of Amy L. FLACK.

“Father”

5611

SW

3

Fontaine

William P

29 Aug 1878

4 Apr 1901

--

6383

NW

7

Frederick

Dorothy L

12 Dec 1938

8 Feb 1999

--

5683

SW

1

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.