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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    06 May 2014

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

Meier

David A

28 Mar 1890

Jan 1976

Husband of Mary J MEIER

5722

NE

4

Meier

Evamae

1917

1972

Wife of Floyd E. MEIER

5691

SW

1

Meier

Floyd E

28 Jan 1909

20 Mar 1990

Married Evamae MEIER. 1st & Cleo J. MEIE, 2nd.

5691

SW

1

Meier

Mary J

1896

1 Oct 1865

Wife of David A. MEIER

5722

NE

4

Melton

Charles F

--

11 Sep 1869

Son of John H & Sarah A (PARKER) MELTON.

Aged 2 years.

5987

NW

13

Melton

Cordelia

1872

1939

Wife of S. Wilford MELTON

5903

NW

14

Melton

Elsie B

20 Dec 1901

22 Aug 1987

 --

5904

NW

14

Melton

Fannie B

1875

1957

--

5896

NW

14

Melton

Fanny E

--

19 Dec 1868

Daughter of George W & Alsey (PARKER) MELTON.

Aged 4 mos.

(Note:  Buried with sister Lucy V MELTON.)

6125

NW

10

Melton

Flora C

--

30 Aug 1876

Daughter of John H & Sarah A (PARKER) MELTON.

Aged 1 yr. 28 dys.

5985

NW

13

Melton

George W

--

22 Mar 1873

Son of John H & Sarah A (PARKER) MELTON.

Aged 3 yrs. 5 m’s. 4 ds.

5983

NW

13

Melton

George W 

--

3 Mar 1869

Husband of Alsey (PARKER) MELTON.  Married 23 Dec 1860.

Aged 30 years.

Company "F", 120th. Indiana Infantry

6126

6124

6127

NW

10

Melton

Jessie A

--

4 Sep 1878

Son of John H & Sarah A (PARKER) MELTON.

Aged 11 mos. 8 dys.

5984

NW

13

Melton

John H 

--

20 Dec 1878

Husband of Sarah A (PARKER) MELTON.  Married 31 Jul 1862.

Aged 35 yrs. 8 mos. 7 dys.

Lieutenant, Company "G", 40th. Indiana Cavalry.  

Lietuenant, Co. M, 18th Ind. Cav.

(Enlisted as a Private on 8 Jan 1864, mustered out on 19 Sep 1865)

5989

5991

NW

13

Melton

Lucy V

--

15 Aug 1867

Daughter of George W & Alsey (PARKER) MELTON.

Aged 3 mos.

(Note:  Listed on two stone;  appears to be buried with sister Fanny E MELTON.)

5990

6125

NW

10

Melton

Oscar W

--

13 Oct 1871

Son of John H & Sarah A (PARKER) MELTON..

Aged 7 days.

5982

NW

13

Melton

Rebecca J

17 Oct 1848

30 Jun 1899

Wife of Robert MELTON.

“Mother”

5899

5900

NW

3

Melton

Robert A

22 Oct 1846

23 Mar 1927

Husband of Rebecca J. MELTON.

“Father”


5897

5898

NW

14

Melton

S Wilford

1870

1938

Husband of Cordelia MELTON

5903

NW

14

Melton

Sarah E

18 Feb 1844

31 Jul 1919

nee PARKER.  Wife of John H MELTON.  Married 31 Jul 1862.

5986

NW

13

Melton

Sorey A

--

--

Daughter of ??? MELTON.   (Stone not found)

No headstone found or identified Aug 2010.

?

?

Melton

William H

--

5 ??? 1874

Son of John H & Sarah A (PARKER) MELTON.

(Note:  Broken stone)

5980

NW

13

Meyer

Anna

1867

1934

Wife of Herman MEYER

5709

NE

5

Meyer

Herman

1864

1959

Husband of Anna MEYER

5709

NE

5

Miller

Anna Carol

15 Jan 1940

19 Jan 2012

nee BEASLEY.  Wife of William A "Bill" MILLER.  Married 1 Jan 1983. 

Daughter of Russell Howard & Mabel (McKINNEY) BEASLEY. 

(Click here to view obituary.)

0443

SE

7

Miller

Malinda

--

4 Aug 1874

Wife of Henry MILLER.

Aged 77 yrs. 7 mos. & 3 dys.

6122

NW

10

Miller

Ota M

1893

1958

Wife of Victor MILLER.

5638

SW

2

Miller

Victor

1892

1968

Husband of Ota M MILLER.

5637

SW

2

Miller

William A "Bill"

14 Jan 1933

26 Jul 2012

Husband of Anna Carol (BEASLEY) MILLER.  Married 1 Jan 1983. 

Son of Ernest & Dorothy (VanMETER) MILLER. 

Major, USAF, Vietnam.


(Click here to view obituary.)

0443

0444

SE

7

Minnis

?

?

?

(Broken stone, between two MINNIS burials.)

6476

NW

4

Minnis

C L

17 Jun 1908

8 Mar 1910

Son of G. Claude & Nora (ROBB) MINNIS.

"Sweetheart"

6165

NW

10

Minnis

Calvin

15 Nov 1820

18 Nov 1902

Husband of Mary Ann MINNIS

6473

NW

4

Minnis

Carrie

17 Feb 1894

11 Aug 1894

Daughter of Luther Francis & Mary Ellen MINNIS.

Aged 5 M’s 24 D’s.

6167

NW

10

Minnis

Della A

--

6 Mar 1876

Wife of W. P. MINNIS.

Aged 23 yrs. 6 mos. 28 dys.

6477

NW

4

Minnis

Ellis

--

2 Nov 1878

Son of S. & M. MINNIS.

Aged 6 Months.

6380

NW

7

Minnis

Frank

25 Jul 1852

3 Mar 1886

Husband of Hester MINNIS.

“Father”

(Note:  Not positive about this identification!)

6163

NW

10

Minnis

G Claude

5 Aug 1884

17 Apr 1947

Husband of Nora E (ROBB) MINNIS.  Married 1 May 1907.

“Father”

6164

NW

10

Minnis

Hester

16 Nov 1858

16 Jan 1944

Wife of Frank MINNIS.

“Mother”

(Note:  Not positive about this identification!)

6162

NW

10

Minnis

Infant

--

--

Infant daughter of W. P. & D. A. MINNIS.

No headstone found or identified Aug 2010.

?

?

Minnis

James 

30 Oct 1818

10 Nov 1908

Husband of Martha J MINNIS.

Sgt., Company "A", 58th. Indiana Volunteers.   (enlisted as a Private on 8 Sep 1862, discharged on 4 Jun 1865)

6471

6472

NW

4

Minnis

James H

1858

10 Jul 1919

Husband of Mary E. MINNIS.

“Father”

5761

5762

NE

1

Minnis

Jesse

--

24 Aug 1886

Son of Luther Francis & Mary Ellen MINNIS.

Aged 2 ms. 17 ds.

6168

NW

10

Minnis

Luther Francis

1861

27 Nov 1917

Husband of Mary Ellen MINNIS.  

6170

NW

10

Minnis

Margaret

1864

1934

Wife of Willis M. MINNIS

5703

NE

6

Minnis

Martha J

--

2 Oct 1877

Wife of James MINNIS.

Aged 49 yrs. 3 mos. 3 dys.

6469

NW

4

Minnis

Mary Ann

--

24 Sep 1876

Wife of Calvin MINNIS.

Aged 51 Yrs. 10 Ms. 20 Ds.

(Note:  Both a large and small stone.)

6474

6475

NW

4

Minnis

Mary E

1862

1930

Wife of James H. MINNIS.

“Mother”

5761

5763

NE

1

Minnis

Mary Ellen

1864

19 Oct 1918

Wife of Luther Francis MINNIS.

Aged 54 years.

6170

NW

10

Minnis

Nora E

17 Apr 1889

1 Oct 1966

nee ROBB.  Wife of G. Claude MINNIS.  Married 1 May 1907

“Mother’

6164

NW

10

Minnis

Sylvester

--

31 Mar 1892

Aged 37 Y’rs. 6 M. 12 D’s.

6382

NW

7

Minnis

William P

--

8 Sep 1876

Son of C. & M. A. MINNIS.

Aged 17 yrs. 4 mos. 23 dys.

No headstone found or identified Aug 2010.

?

?

Minnis

Willis M

1862

1927

Husband of Margaret MINNIS

5703

NE

6

Montgomery

Charles W

16 Mar 1894

28 Jul 1894

--

6153

NW

10

Morgan

Eva E

27 Sep 1898

13 Apr 1973

nee McDOWELL.

5495

SE

4

Morris

Kenneth Ray 

15 Nov 1943

6 Oct 1991

"Daughters:  Holly & Sara".  

U. S. Air Force, Vietnam

5437

5438

SE

7

Morris

Roy G

2 May 1916

14 Nov 1977

Husband of Ruth G. MORRIS.   Married 11 Jun 1939

5539

SE

3

Morris

Ruth G

3 Apr 1919

--

Wife of Roy G. MORRIS.   Married 11 Jun 1939

5539

SE

3

Muck

Elnora

1860

1934

Second wife of Jesse E MUCK.

6092

NW

11

Muck

Jesse E

1861

1935

Husband of Thena MUCK, 1st; and Elnora MUCK, 2nd.

6430

NW

6

Muck

Thena

1862

13 Feb 1885

Wife of Jesse E. MUCK.

6430

NW

6

Myers

Lillie M

1865

1943

Wife of William H. MYERS

5751

NE

2

Myers

William H

1868

1945

Husband of Lillie M. MYERS

5751

NE

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.