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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 03 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

Photo#        Photo

Sect-

ion

Row

Wallace

Anna M

22 Feb 1855

21 Oct 1859

Daughter of James S & Matilda A WALLACE.

Aged 1 yr. 7 mos. 29 dys.

6353

6364

6365

6352

NW

7

Wallace

Arthur E

1903

29 Dec 1955

Son of Mariam Henry & Lathena E WALLACE.


(Click here to view obituary.)

5972

NW

13

Wallace

Charles E

8 Sep 1867

26 Jul 1949

Husband of Judah A. WALLACE

6269

NW

8

Wallace

Clarence

26 Jan 1879

6 Apr 1879

Son of John W & Lavina WALLACE.

(On the same stone as John & Lavina WALLACE and Flora B. WALLACE)

6151

6152

NW

10

Wallace

Daisy Ann

16 Sep 1856

9 Jul 1857

Daughter of R. & S. A. WALLACE

6349

NW

7

Wallace

Dicey

28 May 1838

10 Nov 1929

Wife of Rev. Patterson W. WALLACE.

6320

NW

7

Wallace

Emery O

28 Feb 1889

19 Mar 1900

Son of James H & Mary J WALLACE

5910

NW

14

Wallace

Flora B

2 Feb 1881

31 Jul 1898

Daughter of John W & Lavina WALLACE.

(On the same stone as Clarence WALLACE and John & Lavina WALLACE)

6149

6150

NW

10

Wallace

Frances

--

3 Oct 1856

Consort of John WALLACE.

Aged about 69 years.

6347

NW

7

Wallace

Henry T

--

3 Feb 1856

Aged 21 yrs. 8 ms. & 9 dy.

6345

NW

7

Wallace

Infant

15 Dec 1859

15 Dec 1859

Son of James S & Matilda A WALLACE

6353

6362

6363

6352

NW

7

Wallace

Infant

--

10 Nov 1875

Son of C. T. & A. A. WALLACE

6343

NW

7

Wallace

James H 

25 Nov 1838

4 Jul 1916

Husband of Mary J. WALLACE.


“Father”


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

5905

5906

5854

NW

14

Wallace

John

--

4 Oct 1855

Consort of Frances WALLACE.

Aged about 73 years.

6346

NW

7

Wallace

John W 

11 Jul 1844

17 Feb 1900

Husband of Lavina WALLACE. 


Company "A", 58th. Regiment, Indiana Infantry.   (Enlisted as a Private on 12 Jan 1861, mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky, on 25 Jul 1865)

6146

6147

NW

10

Wallace

Judah A

16 Sep 1868

20 Sep 1950

Wife of Charles E. WALLACE

6269

NW

8

Wallace

Lathena E

1872

1954

Wife of Mariam Henry WALLACE

5971

NW

13

Wallace

Laura Ellen

19 Dec 1860

2 Sep 1864

Daughter of James S & Matilda A WALLACE.
Aged 3 Ys. 8 ms. 13 ds.

6353

6360

6352

6361

NW

7

Wallace

Lavina

18 Nov 1846

28 Jul 1933

Wife of John W. WALLACE

“Mother”

6146

6148

NW

10

Wallace

Mariam Henry

1868

8 Sep 1915

Husband of Lathena E. WALLACE.

5971

NW

13

Wallace

Martha J

21 Nov 1850

7 Apr 1855

Daughter of James S & Matilda A WALLACE

6357

6366

6367

6352

NW

7

Wallace

Mary J

22 Feb 1852

16 Apr 1921

Wife of James H. WALLACE.

“Mother”

5905

5907

NW

14

Wallace

Mary O

--

23 Dec 1871

Daughter of J. T. & J. A. WALLACE.

Aged 17 yrs. 6 mos. 26 dys.

6344

NW

7

Wallace

Matilda A

22 Jul 1824

20 Oct 1863

Wife of James S. WALLACE.

6357

6352

NW

7

Wallace

Patterson W, Rev. 

12 Nov 1837

2 Oct 1893

Husband of Dicey WALLACE.


Aged 55 Y. 10 M. 20 D.


Company "B", 58th. Indiana Infantry.   (Enlisted as a Private on 12 Nov 1861, mustered out on 11 Nov 1864)

6317

6319

NW

7

Wallace

Robert

7 Dec 1813

4 Mar 1857

--

6348

NW

7

Wallace

Stella O

20 Dec 1898

26 Feb 1899

Daughter of Mariam Henry & Lathena E WALLACE.

5973

NW

13

Wallace

William D 

--

5 Jun 1863

Company "E", 65th. Indiana Infantry.   (Enlisted on 12 Aug 1862, mustered out at Henderson, Kentucky, on 23 Aug 1862)

6393

NW

6

Walton

Martha Ellen

9 Jan 1848

23 Apr 1915

nee VAUGHT.  Wife of William P S WALTON.  Daughter of Thomas Foster & Amanda "Altha" (HOWERTON) VAUGHT.


Aged 67 yrs. 3 mos. 14 dys.


(Note:  See Gibson County Health Dept. Book H-39:92.)

No headstone found.

NW

?

Watson

James

12 Jan 1807

12 Oct 1872

Aged 70 yrs. 9 mos.

6256

NW

8

Watson

Samuel M

--

9 Jan 1878

Son “Dau, sic” of J F & Z A WATSON.

 Aged 3 yrs. 1 mo.

6255

NW

8

Weisman

Janavie

10 Jan 1914

13 Jun 2001

nee Spaw.  Wife of Paul DUNCAN, 1st; and Paul WEISMAN, 2nd.

Aged 87.

(Note:  See also DUNCAN, Janavie.)

5690

SW

1

White

Luther R

31 Oct 1906

17 Mar 1985

Husband of M. Agnes WHITE

5757

NE

1

White

M Agnes

19 Feb 1909

23 May 1998

Wife of Luther R. WHITE

5757

NE

1

Wilhite

Charles B

2 Jul 1878

5 Mar 1917

--

6324

NW

7

Wilhite

Cornelius 

23 Feb 1846

9 Dec 1929

Husband of Ellen WILHITE.  

“Father”

Company "D", 120th. Indianan Infantry.   (Enlisted as a Private on 8 Mar 1864, discharged because of wounds on 21 May 1865)

6325

6327

NW

7

Wilhite

Ellen

28 Nov 1846

1 Aug 1940

Wife of Cornelius WILHITE.

“Mother”

6325

6326

NW

7

Wilhite

Nancy D

14 Apr 1824

16 May 1908

Aged 84 years.

"Our Mother"

6323

NW

7

Williams

Ada M

31 Dec 1885

Dec 1964

Wife of James H. WILLIAMS

5841

NW

16

Williams

Alta E

20 Aug 1890

27 Jan 1976

Wife of Ed W WILLIAMS

5969

NW

13

Williams

Avanell M

1910

1961

 --

5555

SE

2

Williams

Belvia Roy 

7 May 1908

2 Jun 1954

Husband of Dorothy J. WILLIAMS.  

Indiana, CPHM, U. S. Navy, WW II.

5969

5970

NW

13

Williams

Blanche

1893

15 Jul 1938

nee MINNIS.  Wife of Vernie WILLIAMS.

“Mother”

5553

SE

2

Williams

Dorcas M

18 Aug 1867

17 Apr 1933

Wife of James E. WILLIAMS

6192

NW

9

Williams

Dorothy J

29 Jul 1911

--

Wife of Belvia Roy WILLIAMS.

5969

NW

13

Williams

Ed W

6 Oct 1888

21 Mar 1961

Husband of Alta E. WILLIAMS.

5969

NW

13

Williams

Elisabeth

1849

1926

nee DODD.  Wife of Thomas Jefferson WILLIAMS.  Married 1 Jan 1869.

“Mother”

6179

6180

NW

10

Williams

Estel

1895

1936

Wife of Maurice WILLIAMS.


"Mother"

5551

SE

2

Williams

Frances J

24 Oct 1824

19 Mar 1906

Wife of Samuel A. WILLIAMS.

“Mother”

6183

6184

NW

10

Williams

Gordon Ray

11 Nov 1952

23 May 2010

Husband of Vikki D (BARRETT) WILLIAMS.  Married 14 Feb 2010.  Son of William "Ike" & Velma (RUTTER) WILLIAMS.

1129

NW

17

Williams

Harriet L

--

6 Apr 1890

nee KELL.  First wife of John D WILLIAMS.  Married 9 Mary 1876.

Aged 33 yrs. 2 ms. 4 ds.

6196

NW

9

Williams

Henry L

1854

1934

--

6181

NW

10

Williams

Hester L

3 Apr 1868

21 Sep 1950

Second wife of John D WILLIAMS.  Married 17 Sep 1891.

6196

NW

9

Williams

Hughie R

26 Mar 1908

17 Jun 1976

Son of James H & Ada M WILLIAMS.

5842

NW

16

Williams

Infant

16 Sep 1863

16 Sep 1863

Son of T. J. & L. A. WILLIAMS

6371

NW

7

Williams

Infant

17 Jun 1871

2 Jul 1871

Infant son of T. J. & L. A. WILLIAMS.

6370

NW

7

Williams

James E

27 Mar 1869

28 Dec 1912

Husband of Dorcas M. WILLIAMS

6192

NW

9

Williams

James H

6 May 1881

7 Sep 1970

Husband of Ada M. WILLIAMS

5841

NW

16

Williams

John D

13 Aug 1847

27 Jul 1905

Married Harriett L (KELL) WILLIAMS, 1st, 9 Mary 1876; and Hester L. WILLIAMS, 2nd, 17 Sep 1891.

“Father”

6197

NW

9

Williams

John Dewey

10 Jan 1899

29 Jun 1993

Husband of Zelda Jane WILLIAMS

5584

SE

1

Williams

Katie

--

21 Dec 1885

Daughter of T. J. & L. A. WILLIAMS.

Aged 9 y. 5 m. 11 d.

6178

NW

10

Williams

Leonard E

--

--

Son of James H & Ada M WILLIAMS.

(Born and died as an infant between 1908 and 1909)

5840

NW

16

Williams

Maggie H Reavis

1878

8 Mar 1950

nee HOPKINS. Wife of William B Reavis WILLIAMS

5768

NE

1

Williams

Minda

8 May 1864

13 Mar 1891

Daughter of Samuel A & Frances J WILLIAMS

6190

NW

9

Williams

Roy “Mack”

6 Jun 1946

--

--

5556

SE

2

Williams

Samuel A

4 May 1820

13 Sep 1906

Husband of Frances J. WILLIAMS.

“Father”

6183

6185

NW

10

Williams

Suzanne "Susie"

30 Dec 1947

17 Jun 2017

Daughter of Vernie & Avanell (BEAN) WILLIAMS.


(Note:  On same headstone as her sister, Elizabeth (WILLIAMS) RANEL ESKEW. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

5430

SE

7

Williams

Thelma L

1924

1927

Daughter of John Dewey & Zelda Jane WILLIAMS

5584

SE

1

Williams

Thomas Jefferson

1845

1935

Husband of Elisabeth (DODD) WILLIAMS.  Married 1 Jan 1869.

Pvt., Co. D, 120th Indiana Vols.  Enlisted 10 Nov 1863.  Mustered out 8 Jan 1866.

(Click here to see the story of his Civil War Service.)

Link courtesy of Don Masturzo, 21 Feb 2011.


6179

Thomas Jefferson Williams


NW

10

Williams

Tony Wayne

16 Mar 1960

6 Jul 2008

Son of William "Ike" & Velma (RUTTER) WILLIAMS. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

5817

NW

17

Williams

Velma

29 May 1934

19 Jul 1998

nee RUTTER.  Wife of William "Ike" WILLIAMS.


"Our Beloved Mom"

5815

NW

17

Williams

Vernie

3 Apr 1897

21 Jan 1973

Husband of Blanche (MINNIS) WILLIAMS

5554

SE

2

Williams

Vikki D

23 Jan 1957

--

Wife of Gordon Ray WILLIAMS.  Married 14 Feb 2010. 

1129

NW

17

Williams

William

--

5 Feb 1875

Aged 67 years.

5974

NW

13

Williams

William 

15 Feb 1918

25 Dec 1955

Indiana, TEC5, Company "E", 17th. Armored Engineering Battalion, WW II.

5769

NE

1

Williams

William B Reavis

1879

20 Apr 1934

Husband of Maggie H Reavis (HOPKINS) WILLIAMS

5768

NE

1

Williams

William Harmon

1902

1938

--

6193

NW

9

Williams

Zelda Jane

20 Jan 1899

23 Oct 1954

Wife of John Dewey WILLIAMS.

5584

SE

1

Williamson

Anna M

16 Dec 1879

15 Dec 1972

--

5639

SW

2

Willis

Bonnie Ray

1941

1986

"In Loving Memory". 

"Love Always".  

"Lester WILLIS Family" (handmade cross)

5724

NE

4

Willis

Gary Dale

26 Jul 1945

--

Husband of Vicki Lynn (AKERS)  WILLIS. 


Married 19 Aug 1966.        

0441

0106

SE

8

Willis

Vicki Lynn

4 Feb 1947

2 Feb 2014

nee AKERS.  Wife of Gary Dale WILLIS. 


Married 19 Aug 1966


Daughter of Elvin Ray & Virginia (IVY) AKERS. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

0441

0106

SE

8

Wilson

Allen C 

--

7 Mar 1883

Aged 34 yrs. 2 mos. 29 dys.

Company "H", 143rd. Indiana Infantry.   (Enlisted as a Private on 2 Feb 1865, discharged on 10 Aug 1865)

6009

6098

NW

11

Wilson

Reavis M

21 Mar 1876

4 Nov 18??

Son of Allen C & S WILSON.

6100

NW

11

Winchell

Ramona Holt

27 Oct 1900

22 Mar 1996

nee HOLT.

"Sisters".  

(On the same stone as Georgia [HOLT] PARKER)

5669

SW

1

Winkler

Horace John

9 Jul 1928

8 May 2000

Husband of Mildred I. (BEASLEY) WINKLER.   Married 11 Mar 1950.   Son of Horace O. & Helen (LAYMAN) WINKLER

5589

SE

1

Winkler

John Kevin

4 Oct 1966

5 Oct 1966

Son of Horace John & Mildred I. (BEASLEY) WINKLER.

"Our Baby".  

5588

SE

1

Winkler

Mildred I

13 May 1927

10 Aug 2007

nee BEASLEY.  Wife of Horace John WINKLER.   Married 11 Mar 1950.  Daughter of Russell & Nola Frances (PIERSON) BEASLEY. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

5589

SE

1

Winslow

Charles

5 Jul 1888

27 Aug 1980

Husband of Eunice E. WINSLOW

Pvt., US Army, WW I.

5602

5603

SW

3

Winslow

Eunice E

1899

1945

Wife of Charles WINSLOW

5602

SW

3

Wirth

Louis A

20 Mar 1883

18 Jul 1959

Husband of Sarah A. WIRTH.   Married 24 Dec 1910.

5595

SE

1

Wirth

Louise

24 Jan 1905

6 Feb 1905

Daughter of C. L. & Louise E WIRTH

6386

NW

7

Wirth

Louise E

11 Mar 1876

26 Jan 1921

Husband of C L WIRTH.

6385

NW

7

Wirth

Sarah A

13 Mar 1887

4 Jan 1889

Wife of Louis A. WIRTH.   Married 24 Dec 1910.

5595

SE

1

Withers

Ella A

1872

1933

Wife of William R. WITHERS

6219

NW

9

Withers

William R

9 Sep 1872

16 Jun 1966

Husband of Ella A. WITHERS.


6219

NW

9

Witherspoon

Henriette W

--

19 Apr 1864

Daughter of L. & V. A. WITHERSPOON.

Aged 8 ys. 7 ms. 6 ds.

6394

NW

6

Witherspoon

James H

21 Oct 1830

?

(Bottom of stone is buried.)

6226

NW

9

Witherspoon

James M

13 Dec 1851

23 Oct 1857

Son of William P & Sytha A (McDANIEL) WITHERSPOON

6129

NW

10

Witherspoon

John P

--

--

Son of Lemuel & Violet Ann WITHERSPOON.  

Aged 7 mos. 21 dys.

"And By Her Side Lies John P. WITHERSPOON". 

(On the same stone as Violet Ann WITHERSPOON)

6395

NW

6

Witherspoon

Moses C 

13 May 1846

10 Jan 1869

Son of Lemuel & Violet Ann WITHERSPOON.

Company "A", 58th. Indiana Infantry.   (Enlisted as a Private on 17 Sep 1862, mustered out on 14 Jun 1865)

6454

6452

NW

5

Witherspoon

Tressa E

9 Oct 1856

31 May 1857

Daughter of J H & Rebecka WITHERSPOON

6225

NW

9

Witherspoon

Violet Ann

5 Oct 1820

22 Dec 1861

Wife of Lemuel WITHERSPOON.  

"And By Her Side Lies John P. WITHERSPOON".  

(On the same stone as John P. WITHERSPOON)

6395

NW

6

Witherspoon

William C

--

18 Mar 1857

Son of William P & Sytha A (McDANIEL) WITHERSPOON

Aged 2 Yrs. 22 ds.

6128

NW

10

Woehler

Charles E

24 Mar 1916

25 Oct 1998

Husband of Geneva M. WOEHLER

5755

NE

2

Woehler

Geneva M

28 Aug 1918

13 Nov 2000

Wife of Charles E. WOEHLER

5755

NE

2

Wood

Lovie E

19 Apr 1884

29 Sep 1945

--

6416

NW

6

Wood

Valtie Gladys

27 Jun 1898

4 Dec 1972

"Sister".  

(On the same stone as William Edgar WOOD)

5680

SW

1

Wood

William Edgar

1882

1948

"Brother".  

(On the same stone as Valtie Gladys WOOD)

5680

SW

1

Woolsey

Tommie

--

1 Sep 1902

Aged 6 yrs. 8 mo. 29 ds.

6059

NW

11

Wright

Allison Kay

1952

1953

Daughter of Billy Gene WRIGHT.


"God Bless Our Baby"

5644

SW

2

Wright

Billy Gene

28 Jul 1931

5 Jan 2012

Husband of Elizabeth (CRITES) WRIGHT.  Married 31 May 2007.  Son of Harold & Margaret (SEED) WRIGHT.


"Father”

US Army. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

3595

SW

2

Wright

Charlie B

1868

1924

Husband of Hester M. WRIGHT

5779

NW

18

Wright

Delores E

1907

1945

 --

5780

NW

18

Wright

Hester M

20 Dec 1884

17 Sep 1976

Wife of Charlie B. WRIGHT

5778

NW

18

Wright

Jackson F

26 Feb 1913

Jul 1975

Husband of Margaret J. WRIGHT

5776

NW

18

Wright

Margaret J

15 Mar 1902

Jul 1975

Wife of Jackson F. WRIGHT

5777

NW

18

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.