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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    16 Nov 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

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Row

Saulmon

Paul Arthur, Jr

28 Jun 1946

9 Jan 2014

Husband of Susan A. (BECKER) SAULMON.


Son of Paul A  & Kathleen (WOOSLEY) SAULMON, SR. 


ATN2, US Navy, Vietnam.


(Click here to view obituary.)

0110
3365

SE

8

Saulmon

Susan A

21 Oct 1940

21 Jul 2001

nee BECKER  Wife of Paul Arthur SAULMON, Jr.

0110

SE

8

Schumacher

Alvin  "Big Al"

19 Jul 1933

12 Sep 2017

Husband of Linda F (KAYS) SCHUMACHER.


Married:  26 Jan 1958. 


Son of William & Sarah (ENGLISH) SCHUMAKER.


“Parents of Angela J."  


US Army, Korea.



(Click here to view obituary.)

5507

SE

4

Schumacher

Linda F

9 Mar 1939

--

nee KAYS.  Wife of Alvin "Big Al" SCHUMACHER. 


Married:  26 Jan 1958.


Parents of Angela J."   

5507

SE

4

Scott

E J

1844

1928

"Mother"

6248

NW

8

Shaw

Alvin B 

1 Jan 1837

--

Husband of Sallie J. SHAW.  


Company "H", 49th. Indiana Infantry

6143

6144

NW

10

Shaw

Edith E

1872

1952

Wife of George S. SHAW

6142

NW

10

Shaw

George S

1869

1937

Husband of Edith E. SHAW

6142

NW

10

Shaw

Sallie J

5 Dec 1843

2 May 1896

Wife of Alvin B. SHAW

6145

NW

10

Shepherd

Norma F

7 Jun 1925

21 Dec 2011

nee RUTTER.  Wife of Odis W SHEPHERD.  Daughter of Thomas & Avis (HOLT) RUTTER. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

3590

NW

15

Shepherd

Odis W

5 Apr 1922

17 Aug 2017

Husband of Norma F (RUTTER) SHEPHERD. 


Son of James & Grace (MASTERS) SHEPERD. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

3590

NW

15

Shipp

Cora E

10 Jan 1870

20 Sep 1920

Wife of Edward F. SHIPP

5963

NW

13

Shipp

Edward F

1 Oct 1868

20 Jun 1930

Husband of Cora E. SHIPP

5963

5965

NW

13

Shipp

Edwin E

19 Oct 1897

2 Aug 1901

Son of Edward F. & Cora E. SHIPP

5964

NW

13

Simms

Daisy D

19 Jul 1889

22 Oct 1893

Daughter of Robert L & Sophia SIMMS.

6030

NW

12

Simms

James F V

2 Jun 1810

26 Dec 1879

Husband of Julia A. SIMMS.

Aged 69 Y. 6 M. 24 D.

6410

NW

6

Simms

Jesse Lee 

13 Nov 1887

10 Nov 1976

Son of Robert L & Sophia SIMMS.

Private, U. S. Army, WW I.

6027

NW

12

Simms

John

--

28 Jan 1865

Son of James F V & Julia A SIMMS.

Aged 1 mo. 10 days.

(Note:  Legibility is very poor.  Stone appears to not be in original location.)

6448

NW

5

Simms

Julia A

4 Feb 1820

4 Aug 1887

Wife of James F V SIMMS.

Aged 67 Y. 6 M.

6411

NW

6

Simms

Robert L

1854

1933

Husband of Sophia SIMMS.  Son of James F V & Julia A SIMMS.

6028

NW

12

Simms

Sophia

1855

1936

Wife of Robert L. SIMMS

6028

NW

12

Simms

Susan

31 Jan 1847

5 Nov 1901

Daughter of James F V & Julia A SIMMS.

6412

NW

6

Sirles

John O

1874

1944

 --

5604

SW

3

Sisson

Alvin Lloyd

4 Aug 1929

18 Aug 2013

Husband of Sara Joan (RAUSCHER) SISSON. 


Son of Esley & Lillian (ALDAG) SISSON. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

5505

SE

4

Sisson

Esley T

1 Jun 1904

9 May 1989

Husband of Lillian K (ALDAG) SISSON.   Married 3 Oct 1926.

“Parents of Esley, Jr. & Alvin L.".  

5503

5504

SE

4

Sisson

Lillian K

13 Mar 1905

1 Jun 2003

nee ALDAG.  Wife of Esley T SISSON.   Married 3 Oct 1926.  Daughter of John & Mary ALDAG.

(“Born in Cass County, Iowa”)

“Parents of Esley, Jr. & Alvin L.".  

5503

5504

SE

4

Sisson

Sara Joan

8 Dec 1929

17 Sep 2016

nee RAUSCHER.  Wife of Alvin Lloyd SISSON. 


Daughter of Jacob & Lydia (HAMELMAN) RAUSCHER. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

5505

SE

4

Skelton

Alice Evangeline "Vang"

10 Mar 1912

25 Apr 2006

nee HOPKINS.  Wife of William Royce SKELTON.  Married 20 Jun 1931.  Daughter of James Peter & Minnie (RAIBOURN) HOPKINS


(Click here to view obituary.)

5685

SW

1

Skelton

Alta M

1910

1995

Wife of John D. SKELTON

5684

SW

1

Skelton

Bertha E

1881

1951

Wife of William B. SKELTON

5866

NW

15

Skelton

Charles E

8 May 1875

13 Sep 1895

Son of Thomas Monroe & Hannah L (ARNOLD) SKELTON.  

(On the same stone as George E. SKELTON)

5955

NW

13

Skelton

George E

13 Jul 1881

23 Jun 1893

Son of Thomas Monroe & Hannah L (ARNOLD) SKELTON.  

(On the same stone as Charles E. SKELTON)

5954

NW

13

Skelton

John D

1907

1971

Husband of Alta M. SKELTON

5684

SW

1

Skelton

Roy

8 Mar 1905

31 Aug 1906

Son of William B & Bertha E SKELTON

5868

NW

15

Skelton

Thomas Monroe

1851

10 Jul 1920

Husband of Hannah L (ARNOLD) SKELTON.  Married 7 Jan 1875.

5952

NW

13

Skelton

William B

1878

1930

Husband of Bertha E. SKELTON

5866

NW

15

Skelton

William R

9 Jun 1911

28 Aug 1965

Husband of Alice Evangeline (HOPKINS) SKELTON.  Married 20 Jun 1931.

5685

SW

1

Smith

Anna C “Annie”

1867

8 Jan 1931

Wife of George F. SMITH

6426

NW

6

Smith

Bessie M

1892

1967

Wife of V. R. SMITH

5677

SW

1

Smith

George F

1870

1950

Husband of Anna C “Annie” SMITH

6426

NW

6

Smith

H Edward

1885

1959

(Same stone as Jesse L. SMITH & Joseph H. SMITH)

5601

SW

3

Smith

Hugh G

1859

21 Dec 1940

Husband of Sophia E SMITH. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

6033

NW

12

Smith

Jesse L

1883

1947

(Same stone as H. Edward SMITH & Joseph H. SMITH)

5601

SW

3

Smith

Joseph H

1895

1958

(Same stone as H. Edward Smith & Jesse L. SMITH)

5601

SW

3

Smith

Luella F Gudgel

14 Jul 1857

3 Aug 1931

nee GUDGEL.

6011

NW

12

Smith

Marvin D

30 May 1922

--

Husband of Thelma V (GOLDMAN) SMITH.  Married 26 Feb 1943.

“Our Sons:  Glenn C, Paul I”

5578

5580

SE

1

Smith

Mary Vance

20 Aug 1890

15 Feb 1893

Daughter of Hugh G & Sophia E SMITH.

Aged 2 ys. 5 ms. 25 ds.

6031

NW

12

Smith

Naomi G

12 Jul 1904

19 Nov 1998

Wife of Paul R. SMITH

5705

NE

6

Smith

Paul R

23 Oct 1903

13 Feb 1971

Husband of Naomi G. SMITH

5705

NE

6

Smith

Roy

5 May 1900

9 Dec 1902

Son of George & Anna C “Annie” SMITH.

6427

NW

6

Smith

Sophia E

1860

1947

Wife of Hugh G SMITH

6033

NW

12

Smith

Thelma V

1 Mar 1924

19 Jul 2008

nee GOLDMAN.  Wife of Marvin SMITH.  Married 26 Feb 1943.  Daughter of Glen & Margie (HUDSON) GOLDMAN.

“Our Sons”  Glenn C, Paul I” 


(Click here to view obituary.)

5578

5580

SE

1

Smith

V R

1883

1951

Husband of Bessie M. SMITH

5677

SW

1

Smith

Virginia Mae

1926

1939

 --

5704

NE

6

Southall

Margot Ellen McDowell

20 Mar 1930

20 Apr 2014

nee McDOWELL.  Wife of Robert Edward SOUTHALL.   Married 5 Jul 1952. 


Daughter of George Elmer & Mary (GUDEL) McDOWELL. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

0096

SE

1

Southall

Robert Edward

25 Sep 1930

22 Aug 2000

Husband of Margot Ellen SOUTHALL.   Married 5 Jul 1952.


Lt. Col., US Air Force, Res.

5568

0096

5569

SE

1

Spaw

Gilbert W

11 May 1916

11 June 2006

Husband of Mildred H. SPAW

0445

SE

7

Spaw

Mildred H

2 Aug 1919

15 May 2013

Wife of Gilbert W. SPAW.  


(Click here to view obituary.)

0445

SE

7

Steel

Charlie E

--

20 Feb 1870

Son of M. A. & E. STEEL.

"Little Charlie”

Aged ?? yrs. 2 M. 28 Ds.

6500

NW

2

Steel

Effie G

--

23 Dec 1866

Daughter of M. A. & E. STEEL.

Aged 1 yr. 2 mos.

(Note:  Stone is now broken and buried.)

6501

NW

2

Steel

Infant

11 Jan 1876

11 Jan 1876

Infant son of M. A. & E. STEEL

6499

NW

2

Steel

Malyssa J

--

27 Sep 1868

nee HOLCOME  Wife of A. N. STEEL.   Daughter of A. & E. HOLCOMB.

Aged 26 yrs. 8 mos. 20 dys.

6480

NW

4

Steele

Amanda

1852

1938

Wife of Robert L STEELE, Sr.

5806

NW

17

Steele

Arthur B

31 Jul 1861

6 Dec 1861

Son of James M & Priscilla J STEELE.

Aged 5 mos. 6 dys.

(Note:  Surname carved as “STEEL”)
(Note:  Age on monument shaft of 4 Ms. 5 Ds, does not agree with other headstone.)

6237

6238

NW

9

Steele

Bernice B

 --

1871

 --

No headstone found or identified Aug 2010.

?

?

Steele

Bertis Samuel

2 May 1873

11 Sep 1951

Husband of Mamie (NULL) STEELE

5661

SW

2

Steele

Carl C

1885

1965

Husband of Mammie V. STEEL.   Married 14 May 1910.

5803

NW

17

Steele

Della McCain

1879

1960

nee McCAIN.  Wife of John W GLADISH, 1st, married 28 Feb 1900; and Samuel Chester STEELE, 2nd, married 12 Apr 1905.  Daughter of John & Jane McCAIN.

5607

SW

1

Steele

Eddie B

2 Dec 1875

9 Jul 1895

Daughter of James M & Priscilla J STEELE.

6235

NW

9

Steele

Eliza

15 Jan 1813

7 Sep 1886

Wife of Robert STEELE.

Aged 73 Y. 7 M. 22 D.

6232

6233

NW

9

Steele

Elizabeth Baldwin

16 Nov 1846

7 May 1930

nee BALDWIN.  Wife of Martin A. STEELE.

“Mother”

6140

NW

10

Steele

Elvis Leonard

1911

1 Jan 1913

Probably a son of Carl C. & Mammie V. STEELE.

5799

NW

17

Steele

Frank

31 Oct 1879

14 Mar 1949

Husband of May STEELE

6139

NW

10

Steele

Harold Homer

1913

1915

Probably a son of Carl C. & Mammie V. STEELE.

5800

NW

17

Steele

James M 

13 Mar 1831

31 Dec 1912

Husband of Priscilla J STEELE.

Company "D", 120th. Indiana Volunteers

6234

6233

NW

9

Steele

James Owen

12 Oct 1907

Dec 1986

Son of Samuel Chester & Della (McCAIN) GLADISH STEELE.

5605

SE

3

Steele

Lenard H

Jun 1903

Jun 1903

Son of D D  STEELE

6175

NW

10

Steele

Mamie Null

9 Jan 1887

27 Jan 1953

nee NULL.  Wife of Bertis Samuel STEELE

5661

SW

2

Steele

Mammie V

2 Feb 1889

14 Jun 1990

Wife of Carl C. STEELE.   Married 14 May 1910.

5803

NW

17

Steele

Marian

1887

1968

Wife of Ross STEELE.  

(On the other side of the stone is "HOLCOME")

5666

SW

2

Steele

Martin A 

30 Nov 1835

16 Dec 1934

Husband of Elizabeth (BALDWIN) STEELE.  

“Father”

Corporal, Company "A", 1st. Indiana Calvary.   (Enlisted as a Private on 20 Aug 1861, promoted to full Corporal, mustered out on 12 Sep 1864)

6140

6141

NW

10

Steele

May

1 Nov 1883

2 Jan 1924

Wife of Frank STEELE

6139

NW

10

Steele

Nora

1882

1965

--

5808

NW

17

Steele

Paul W, M.D.

22 Jul 1911

25 Sep 1973

Son of Bertis Samuel & Mamie (NULL) STEELE.

5660

SW

2

Steele

Priscilla J

9 Jan 1842

2 Feb 1886

Wife of James M STEELE.

6236

6233

NW

9

Steele

Robert Glenn

1918

1941

“Son of Carl C. & Mammie V. STEELE”

5801

5802

NW

17

Steele

Robert L, Sr 

1842

1933

Husband of Amanda STEELE.

Corp., Co. A, 58th Indiana Infantry

5804

NW

17

Steele

Robert T

--

21 Nov 1871

Son of  James M & Priscilla J STEELE

Aged 5 yrs. 25 dys.

6239

NW

9

Steele

Ross

18 Oct 1882

Aug 1967

Husband of Marian STEELE.  

(On the other side of the stone is "HOLCOME")

5666

SW

2

Steele

Samuel Chester

1869

1940

Husband of Della (McCAIN) GLADISH STEELE.  Married 12 Apr 1905.

5608

SW

3

Stevens

Ermina A

1854

1881

(On the same stone as Lizzie A. STEVENS)

6481

NW

4

Stevens

Eva E

1 Jun 1886

Oct 1976

Wife of William R. STEVENS

5740

NE

3

Stevens

James Henry

1873

1953

--

6161

NW

10

Stevens

Lizzie A

1854

1891

(On the same stone as Ermina A. STEVENS)

6481

NW

4

Stevens

Nancy

1851

24 Feb 1937

Wife of W. W. STEVENS

5742

NE

2

Stevens

W W

1851

1925

Husband of Nancy STEVENS

5742

NE

2

Stevens

William R

1886

1963

Husband of Eva E. STEVENS

5740

NE

3

Stewart

Lewis

24 Sep 1870

22 Feb 1906

Husband of Lulia (TRACER) STEWART.  Married 11 Dec 1890.

5853

NW

15

Stilwell

Albert J 

3 Jan 1934

20 Apr 1985

Husband of Jennie C. STILWELL.   Married 9 Apr 1962.  

"Parents of Brian J.".  

SP5, U. S. Army, Korea

5508

5509

SE

4

Stilwell

Jennie C

22 Oct 1940

--

Wife of  Albert J. STILWELL.   Married 9 Apr 1962.

"Parents of Brian J.".  

5508

SE

4

Stormont

Janice

10 Jul 1936

5 Mar 2011

nee KENEIPP.  Daughter of Edward & Ethel (HOPKINS) KENEIPP.

(Click here to view obituary.)

Photo not yet available.

?

?

Stroud

Bertha M

1875

1952

Wife of Joseph STROUD

5577

SE

1

Stroud

Joseph

1874

1960

Husband of Bertha M. STROUD

5577

SE

1

Sullivan

James M

--

15 Mar 1876

Son of ? & ? SULLIVAN.

Aged 9 Y’s. 11 M’s. 26 Days.

6258

NW

8

Sullivan

Margaret

15 Jan 1818

15 Jan 1879

Wife of Samuel SULLIVAN.

Aged 61 years.

6259

NW

8

Sullivan

Samuel

29 Sep 1799

6 Sep 1878

Husband of Margaret SULLIAN.

Aged 78 ys. 11 ms. 7 ds.

6260

NW

8

Swallow

Jacob J 

abt 1845

5 Mar 1878

Husband of Safrona (THOMPSON) SWALLOW. 


Married 28 Feb 1869.


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

5998

NW

12

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.