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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  27 Oct 2017

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

Haley

Flora S

--

6 Feb 1889

Wife of John Haley.

Aged 23 Yrs. 4 Ms.. 19 Dy..

5945

NW

13

Hamer

Bill G

24 Nov 1938

--

Husband of Bonnie J (AKERS) HAMER..  Married 27 Nov 1959.


“Our Children:  Robbie T, Chuck R, Misty A”

5424

5425

SE

8

Hamer

Bonnie J

5 Jun 1941

1 Sep 2009

nee AKERS.  Wife of Billy G HAMER.  Daughter of Elvin R & Virginia V (IVY) AKERS.  Married 27 Nov 1959.


“Our Children:  Robbie T, Chuck R, Misty A”


(Click here to view obituary.)

5424

5425

SE

8

Hamrick

John W

?

1884

Husband of Elizabeth A "Lizzie" (WILLIAMS) HAMRICK. 


Married 22 Aug 1867.


Pvt., Co. H, 17th Reg., Inf., Indiana.


No headstone found or identified.
 

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?

Harper

Ada F

14 Feb 1887

22 Nov 1982

Wife of Dorr L. HARPER

6281

NW

8

Harper

Adam C

abt 1841

22 Apr 1908

Husband of Charity F HARPER. 


Married 29 Mar 1866..


Pvt., Co. A, 58th, Inf. Reg., Indiana.


No headstone found or identified.
 

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?

Harper

Annabell

14 Sep 1915

27 Apr 1990

Wife of Hallie H. HARPER

5702

NE

6

Harper

Betty L

29 Sep 1955

--

Wife of  Ernest A "Ray" HARPER.

3370

NE

6

Harper

Catherine M

Jan 1851

12 Jul 1887

Wife of Silas M HARPER.

Aged 36 yrs. 8 mos.

6291

NW

8

Harper

Dorr L

14 Feb 1883

9 Aug 1976

Husband of Ada F. HARPER

6281

NW

8

Harper

Elijah W

17 Apr 1824

31 Mar 1911

Husband of Mary J HARPER.

“Father”

6135

6137

NW

10

Harper

Elizabeth

22 Feb 1812

1 Jul 1872

Wife of James M. HARPER.

Aged 60 Yrs. 4 Ms. & 9 Dys.

6375

NW

7

Harper

Elmer E

29 Oct 1881

Mar 1973

Husband of Mabel HARPER.

“Father”

5770

5771

NE

1

Harper

Ernest A "Ray"

2 May 1950

29 Dec 2013

Husband of Betty HARPER.


Son of Ernest F & Faryl Ruth (McCONNELL) HARPER.


(Click here to view obituary.)

3370

NE

6

Harper

Ernest F

2 Nov 1914

26 Aug 1888

Husband of Faryl Ruth (McCONNELL) HARPER.


“Father”

5706

NE

6

Harper

Faryl Ruth

19 Jul 1912

11 Jan 1999

nee McCONNELL.  Wife of Ernest F HARPER.

“Mother”

5706

NE

6

Harper

Fay G

--

6 Aug 1887

Son of Silas M & Catherine M HARPER.

Age 1 MO.

6292

NW

8

Harper

Frances O

--

28 Nov 1913

Daughter of J. Lincoln & Nellie C. HARPER.

“Daughter”

6083

NW

11

Harper

Grace

1872

1956

Wife of J. Devin HARPER

5701

NE

6

Harper

Hallie H

6 Apr 1910

22 Feb 1972

Husband of Annabell HARPER

5702

NE

6

Harper

Infant

--

19 Oct 1861

Infant daughter of James M & Elizabeth A HARPER.

6377

NW

7

Harper

J Devin

1868

1939

Husband of Grace HARPER

5701

NE

6

Harper

J Lincoln

1864

1930

Husband of Nellie C. HARPER

6083

NW

11

Harper

James A 

1843

1926

Husband of Rachel A. HARPER.  

Company "B", 65th. Indiana Infantry.   (Enlisted on 18 Aug 1862, promoted to full Corporal, mustered out on 22 Jun 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina)

6308

NW

7

Harper

James M 

--

11 May 1882

Aged 41 Yrs. 2 Mos. 11 Dys.

Sergeant, Company "F", 42nd. Indiana Infantry.   (Enlisted as a Private on 21 Oct 1861)

6379

6378

NW

7

Harper

Jessie

1879

13 Dec 1905

 --

6307

NW

7

Harper

Joseph L

--

4 Sep 1879

Husband of Nancy A (DUKE) HARPER.  Married 26 Feb 1863.

Aged 35 Ys. 1 Mo. 5 D.

6483

NW

3

Harper

Louis

12 Sep 1860

9 Sep 1881

Son of Elijah W & Mary J HARPER

6134

NW

10

Harper

Louisa E

1861

1948

Wife of Silas M. HARPER.

“Mother”

6429

NW

6

Harper

Mabel

1884

1923

Wife of Elmer E. HARPER.

“Mother”

5770

5772

NE

1

Harper

Malinda

7 Nov 1819

10 May 1901

Wife of William H. HARPER

“Mother”

6314

6316

NW

7

Harper

Mary E

1856

1953

Wife of William Alexander HARPER.

“Mother”

6282

6283

NW

8

Harper

Mary J

22 Apr 1822

7 Apr 1902

Wife of Elijah W. HARPER.

“Mother’

6135

6136

NW

10

Harper

Nancy Ann

1 Oct 1841

28 Nov 1936

nee DUKE.  Wife of Joseph L HARPER.  Married 26 Feb 1863

6484

NW

3

Harper

Nellie C

1872

24 Mar 1948

Wife of J. Lincoln HARPER

6083

NW

11

Harper

Rachel A

1848

1924

Wife of James A. HARPER

6308

NW

7

Harper

Robert A 

--

12 Aug 1872

Aged 25 ys. 3 ms. 17 ds.

Company "D", 120th. Indiana Infantry.   (Enlisted as a Private on 8 Mar 1864, mustered out 8 Jan 1866)

6368

6369

NW

7

Harper

Sarah B

--

10 Aug 1876

Daughter of J. M. & S. E. HARPER.

Aged 1 Yr. 19 Ds.

6381

NW

7

Harper

Sarah J

5 Aug 1843

10 Sep 1902

Wife of Thomas M. HARPER.

“Mother’

6287

6288

NW

8

Harper

Silas M

1846

1933

Husband of Louisa E. HARPER.

“Father”

6429

NW

6

Harper

Thomas

 

24 Jul 1863

Consort of Charity HARPER.

Aged 57 yrs. 7 mos.

(Note:  Age information is now illegible.)

6478

NW

4

Harper

Thomas M 

22 Mar 1842

1 Feb 1903

Husband of Sarah J. HARPER.  

“Father”

Cpl., Company "B", 58th. Indiana Infantry.   (Enlisted as a Private on 20 Oct 1862, promoted to full Corporal, mustered out on 25 Jul 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky)

6287

6289

NW

8

Harper

William Alexander

1846

17 Nov 1916

Husband of Mary E. HARPER.  

Company "H", 143rd. Indiana Infantry.   (Enlisted as a Private on 2 Feb 1865, mustered out 17 Oct 1865 in Nashville, Tennessee.

6282

6284

NW

8

Harper

William H

6 Feb 1867

19 Sep 1884

Son of T. M. & S. J. HARPER.

Aged 17 yrs. 7 mos. 13 dys.

6285

NW

8

Harper

William H

14 Jan 1816

2 Jan 1892

Husband of Malinda HARPER.

Aged 75 Y. 11 M. 18 D.

6313

NW

7

Heathman

Hazel B

2 Oct 1889

1 Apr 1968

Wife of Homer W. HEATHMAN

6271

NW

8

Heathman

Hazel Fern

4 Jul 1928

3 Nov 2004

Daughter of Homer W & Hazel B HEATHMAN.

6272

NW

8

Heathman

Homer W

25 Mar 1889

15 Apr 1978

Husband of Hazel B. HEATHMAN

6271

NW

8

Hedges

Cumi O

1895

1952

Wife of Daniel T. HEDGES

5712

NE

5

Hedges

Daniel T

1890

1926

Husband of Cumi O. HEDGES

5712

NE

5

Hedges

Evelyn

6 Jan 1932

--

Wife of Harold A. HEDGES.   Married 23 Aug 1953.

"Our Daughter: June".  

5467

5468

SE

5

Hedges

Harold A

17 Apr  1925

--

Husband of Evelyn HEDGES.   Married 23 Aug 1953.

"Our Daughter: June".  

5467

5468

SE

5

Hedges

Shirley E

28 Aug 1936

24 Jun 1996

nee UPPENCAMP.  Wife of Warren HEDGES.  


Married 25 Apr 1953. 


Daughter of Ora & Geneva (HARRIS) UPPENCAMP.


“Children:  Joy, Kenny, Phil”

5465

5466

SE

5

Hedges

Warren

27 Jul 1926

29 Mar 2017

Husband of Shirley E (UPPENCAMP) HEDGES. 


Married 25 Apr 1953. 


Son of Daniel & Cumi (GREEN) HEDGES.


U.S. Navy,  W.W. II


(Click here to view obituary.)

5465

5466

SE

5

Heironimus

Anna May

1873

1953

Wife of Henry N HEIRONIMUS.


“Mother”

5789

NW

18

Heironimus

Ellis E

--

23 Sep 1880

Son of W. H. & J. R. HEIRONIMUS.

Aged 1 Yr. 7 Mos. 18 Dys.

6351

NW

7

Heironimus

Henry N

1869

8 Dec 1953

Husband of Anna May HEIRONIMUS.

“Father”

5789

NW

18

Helsley

Gary E

3 Apr 1946

--

Husband fo Betty J  (KINDER) HELSLEY.  Married 16 Oct 1982.

0103

SE

6

Helsley

Betty J

21 Dec 1946

17 May 2014

nee KINDER.  Wife of Gary E HELSLEY.  Married 16 Oct 1982. 


Daughter of Lawrence & Mable (HARPER) KINDER. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

0103

SE

6

Henderson

Edwin Steele

27 Aug 1911

14 Jan 1929

Son of Chalmer & Ethel (STEELE) HENDERSON.

No headstone found or identified Aug 2010.

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?

Henderson

Ethel

3 Feb 1885

13 Sep 1913

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

5790

NW

18

Herbert

Claud W

14 Oct 1878

19 Mar 1920

"Brother"

5758

NE

1

Herbert

Edwin H

1 Dec 1910

20 Jun 1974

Son of W. Bert & Pearl L. HERBERT.

5754

NE

2

Herbert

Mary E

29 Mar 1849

7 Dec 1917

"Mother"

6070

NW

11

Herbert

Pearl L

21 Mar 1886

May 1975

Wife of W. Bert HERBERT/

“Mother”

5752

NE

2

Herbert

Ruth

9 Sep 1907

24 Sep 1911

Daughter of W. Bert & Pearl L. HERBERT

6073

NW

11

Herbert

Virgil B 

1921

1944

Sergeant.  Killed in action in France, W.W. II

5753

NE

2

Herbert

W Bert

1880

1944

Husband of Pearl L HERBERT

5752

NE

2

Hicks

Lee A

12 Jan 1909

11 Oct 1935

--

5585

SE

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.