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Cemetery Records without photographs of headstones.

"Sign dedication:  In memory of Raymond & Gertrude Thompson"

Benson Cemetery

aka William Benson Cemetery.

Montgomery Township

Gibson County, Indiana

Coordinates:Latitude, 38.2384 N;  Longitude, -87.6935 W
Congressional Location:SW-1/4; NE-1/4; SECTION 24; TOWNSHIP 3S; RANGE 12W
Common Directions:

Located about 2 miles south of Owensville, on the east side of Indiana State Road 65, about 1 mile south of County Road 700S..

Last updated   26 Oct 2015

The following list is an attempt to show all known graves, using using photographs of the headstones.  Notes were supplemented with marriage and census records plus genealogy records.  There certainly are unmarked graves plus a few unknown due to missing, unreadable, destroyed or broken markers.  
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Surname

Given Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Inscriptions and Notes.

Image #                  Image

Sect-ion

Row

Thompson

Amelia F

13 Jul 1882

25 Jul 1956

--

6790

West

10

Thompson

Atlanta M

1872

1948

Wife of Joseph H THOMPSON.

6730

West

5

Thompson

Benjamin F "Ben"

1841

1931

Second husband of Rachel Ellen (ALES) WILLIAMS THOMPSON.  They married first, 2 Apr 1874 in Wabash County, Illinois, were later divorced and then remarried 27 Dec 1909 in Gibson County.  Son of John & Sarah THOMPSON.

6793

West

10

Thompson

Beulah W McDarment

1900

1962

--

6792

West

10

Thompson

Charles W

3 Feb 1876

8 Apr 1961

--

6791

West

10

Thompson

Cora E

1878

1969

Wife of Samuel B THOMPSON.

6778

West

9

?Thompson?

Darlene

--

--

Buried in row with other members of the THOMPSON family.

6748

West

6

Thompson

E Ethel

1883

1936

nee TICHENOR.  Wife of Francis M THOMPSON.

6780

West

9

Thompson

Edith H

1901

1988

Wife of Vertis L THOMPSON.

6785

West

9

Thompson

Ellis

1882

1943

Husband of Elsie E THOMPSON.

6747

West

6

Thompson

Elmer

1882

1950

Husband of Flora THOMPSON.

6782

West

9

Thompson

Elsie E

1885

1942

Wife of Ellis THOMPSON. 

6747

West

6

Thompson

Eugene L, Sr

20 Nov 1917

7 Mar 2004

Husband of Virginia L (MOWRER) THOMPSON.  Married 2 May 1937.


“Our children:  Gene and Linda”

6766

West

8

Thompson

Flora

1879

1957

Wife of Elmer THOMPSON.

6782

West

9

Thompson

Francis M

1880

1951

Husband of E Ethel THOMPSON.

6780

West

9

Thompson

Francis M, Sr

28 Aug 1843

23 May 1905

Husband of Susannah (FRAVEL) THOMPSON.

6781

West

9

Thompson

Gertrude N

1905

2003

Wife of Raymond E THOMPSON.

6779

West

9

?Thompson?

Infants

--

--

Buried in row with other members of the THOMPSON family.

6749

West

6

Thompson

Joseph H

1873

1940

Husband of Atlanta M THOMPSON.

6730

West

5

Thompson

Julius

1865

1940

--

6726

West

5

Thompson

Mamie Lee

1904

1993

Wife of Paul T THOMPSON.

6784

West

9

Thompson

Mary K

1920

1991

Wife of Robert E THOMPSON.

6686

West

2

Thompson

Paul T

1903

1992

Husband of Mamie Lee THOMPSON.

6784

West

9

Thompson

Rachel Ellen

1847

1921

nee ALES.  Wife of David WILLIAMS, 1st, married 20 Apr 1865, in Spencer County, Indiana; and Benjamin F "Ben" THOMPSON, 2nd, they married, 2 Apr 1874 in Wabash County, Illinois, were later divorced and then remarried 27 Dec 1909 in Gibson County.  Daughter of William & Olive ALES.
(Click here to read the background information, provided 16 Sep 2010 by William H "Bill" Chester.)

6794

West

10

Thompson

Raymond E

1905

1997

Husband of Gertrude N THOMPSON.

6779

West

9

Thompson

Robert E

1915

2000

Husband of Mary K THOMPSON.

6686

West

2

Thompson

Samuel B

1875

1948

Husband of Cora E THOMPSON.

6778

West

9

Thompson

Sarah E

20 May 1862

25 Oct 1917

--

6729

West

5

Thompson

Susannah

6 Apr 1845

20 Mar 1939

nee FRAVEL.  Wife of Francis M THOMPSON, Sr.

(Click here to view obituary.)

6781

West

9

Thompson

Vertis L

1898

1990

Husband of Edith H THOMPSON.


Pfc. US Army, WW I

6785


6786



West

9

Thompson

Virginia L

7 Aug 1918

7 Oct 2015

nee MOWRER.  Wife of Eugene L THOMPSON, Sr.  Married 2 May 1937. 


Daughter of Vesper Julius & Mary Estella (BOMAN) MOWRER.


“Our children:  Gene and Linda” 


(Click here to view obituary.)

6766

West

8

Thompson

Winston R

1906

1923

--

6783

West

9

Tichenor

Almeda J

1869

1954

Wife of Luther M TICHENOR.

6803

West

10

Tichenor

Luther M

1862

1954

Husband of Almeda J TICHENOR.

6803

West

10

Tipton

Clara B Thompson

10 Nov 1874

24 Apr 1913

nee THOMPSON.  1st Wife of Isom C TIPTON.

6701

West

4

Tipton

Edgar W

28 May 1899

20 Jul 1956

Indiana, Pfc., Co. M. 152 Infantry, WW II.

6700

West

4

Tipton

Ethel F McDevitt

1900

1995

nee McDEVITT.  Wife of Roy J TIPTON.

6704

West

4

Tipton

Isom C

1869

1931

Husband of Clara B (THOMPSON) TIPTON, 1st and Louella TIPTON, 2nd.

6702

West

4

Tipton

Louella

1871

1935

2nd Wife of Isom C TIPTON.

6703

West

4

Tipton

Roy J

12 Nov 1896

5 Jan 1947

Husband of Ethel F (McDEVITT) TIPTON.

Pvt. US Army, WW I.

6704

6705

West

4

Travers

Thomas

--

29 Apr ??

Son of Eli & Kitty.  Age 9 yrs 3 mo 12 dys.

6872  Headstone not found.  Information from prior listing.

East

5

Wade

George E

12 Jan 1925

27 Oct 1988

Husband of Mary L WADE.

6677

West

1

Wade

Mary L

20 Jun 1920

16 Feb 1996

Wife of George E WADE.

6677

West

1

Weigle

Ruby E

1908

1972

--

6735

West

6

Whitenbaugh

Louis L

1856

1917

--

6808

West

11

Wick

Hildred Emerson

4 May 1901

13 Jan 1968

nee EMERSON.

6810

West

11

Woods

Fred

1895

10 Jul 1932

1st Husband of Edna WOODS, ADAMSON.  “Father”

Corp. 36 Inf. 12 Div., WW I.

6706

6707

West

4

Wright

Mark Hylton

31 Aug 1952

--

Husband of Spicy Diane WRIGHT.

6812

West

11

Wright

Spicy Diane

2 Apr 1949

--

Wife of Mark Hylton WRIGHT.

6812

West

11

Yager

Leonard E

1888

1923

--

6694

West

3

Yager

Luther M

1 Sep 1863

5 Nov 1951

Husband of Nancy E YAGER.  “Father”

6722

West

5

Yager

Nancy E

24 Sep 1879

8 Dec 1952

Wife of Luther M YAGER.  “Mother”

6722

West

5

Yager

Nettie

1865

1916

“Mother”

6723

West

5

Zehner

Darwin Berl

18 Apr 1929

--

Husband of Julia Ellyn (HUDELSON) ZEHNER.

6685

West

2

Zehner

Julia Ellyn

28 Jan 1930

15 Aug 1983

nee HUDELSON.  Wife of Darwin Berl ZEHNER.  Married 26 Aug 1950.

6685

West

2

?

?

--

--

Concrete base for headstone.

6826

West

12

Rows in the “West” section were numbered beginning at the west edge of the cemetery along Hwy 65.

Rows in the “East” section (original section of cemetery on top of the hill) were numbered beginning along the access lane.

               

6672  View of the West section  from along Hwy 65 looking east..
6839  View of the East section from the southwest looking notheast.
6840  View of the East section from the northwest looking southeast.
6864 View of the center of the East section -- very few headstones remain to be seen.