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Cemetery Records with photographs of headstones.

David Smith Cemetery

(aka Bethel Cemetery)

Montgomery Township

Gibson County, Indiana

Coordinates:Latitude, 38.3026 N;  Longitude, -87.6606 W
Congressional Location:NE-1/4; NW-1/4; SECTION 32; TOWNSHIP 2S; RANGE 11W
Common Directions:

Located adjacent to the north side of the Old Owensville-Princeton Road, about 3/10 mile northeast of the intersection with County Road 525W; 2.5 miles northeast of Owensville.

Last updated    03 Nov 2017

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 & Notes

Photo #                   Photo

Sect-ion

Row

Armstrong


?

?

?

Stone base next to Willis & Naomi ARMSTRONG”s stone.

4784

East

6

Armstrong


Andrew

?

?

No other readable information.

4855

West

9

Armstrong


Charles

?

?

(No longer readable.)

4850

West

9

Armstrong


Chester

1891

1955

Husband of Grace ARMSTRONG.

4746

East

4

Armstrong


Dora K

20 Apr 1874

13 Nov 1947

nee HOPKINS.  Wife of Elmer ARMSTRONG.  Married 26 Feb 1896. Daughter of E & ? (KENDALL) HOPKINS.

4846

West

9

Armstrong


Dorothy M

23 Mar 1901

22 Mar 1906

(Dates are no longer readable.)

4849

West

9

Armstrong


Elmer

28 May 1869

4 Aug 1913

Husband of Dora K (HOPKINS) ARMSTRONG.  Married 26 Feb 1896.  Son of Willis & Nannie ARMSTRONG.

4846

West

9

Armstrong


Essie Viola

8 Dec 1896

21 Feb 1898

Daughter of Elmer & Dora K ARMSTRONG.

4847

West

9

Armstrong


Esther Luella

23 Mar 1924

--

nee RIGGS.  Wife of Harold Kirby  ARMSTRONG.  Married 22 Sep 1945.  .

0579


East

5

Armstrong


Gerald S

13 Aug 1909

18 Nov 1910

Son of Lemuel G & Nettie L (SPORE) ARMSTRONG.

“Son”

4751

East

4

Armstrong


Grace

1904

1925

Wife of Chester ARMSTRONG.

4746

East

4

Armstrong


Harold Kirby

14 Feb 1924

30 May 2010

Husband of Esther Luella (RIGGS) ARMSTRONG.  Married 22 Sep 1945.  Son of Arthur & Edna Bell (McCLURKIN) ARMSTRONG.

(Click here to view obituary.)

0579


East

5

Armstrong


Herschel

--

11 Aug 1899

Son of J H & L G ARMSTRONG.

Aged 5 Ms. 22 Ds.

4851

West

9

Armstrong


Herschell Paul

1 Nov 1899

14 Oct 1900

Son of Elmer & Dora K ARMSTRONG.

Age 11 Ms. 14 Ds.

4848

West

9

Armstrong


James H

31 Mar 1858

21 Mar 1931

Husband of Leila Grace (BINGHAM) ARMSTRONG.  Married 6 Jul 1879.

4854

West

9

Armstrong


John B

13 Dec 1891

11 Sep 1952

--

4856

West

9

Armstrong


Leila Grace

8 Apr 1860

14 Jun 1923

nee BINGHAM.  Wife of James H ARMSTRONG.  Married 6 Jul 1879.

4853

West

9

Armstrong


Lemuel G

18 Feb 1887

5 Sep 1962

Husband of Nettie L (SPORE) ARMSTRONG.  Married 5 Aug 1908.  Son of James & Grace ARMSTRONG.

“Father”

4751

East

4

Armstrong


Marjorie M

16 Oct 1912

21 Oct 1990

--

5013

 

 

Armstrong


Martha F “Mattie”

1864

1909

nee ROBERTS.  Wife of Pinkney S ARMSTRONG.  Married 1 Dec 1887.

4810

East

7

Armstrong


Mildred B

24 Aug 1903

18 Jan 2003

Daughter of Pinkney S & Martha F “Mattie” (ROBERTS) ARMSTRONG.

4812

East

7

Armstrong


Naomi

1846

1911

nee CLARK.  Wife of Willis ARMSTRONG.  Married 18 Aug 1868.

4785

East

6

Armstrong


Nettie L

7 May 1887

29 Jun 1959

nee SPORE.  Wife of Lemuel G ARMSTRONG.  Married 5 Aug 1908.  Daughter of A & Alice SPORE.

“Mother”

(Click here to view obituary.)

4751

East

4

Armstrong


Nora Pearl

1884

1969

nee SMITH.  Second wife of Pinkney S ARMSTRONG.  Married 21 May 1911.  Daughter of Henry & Matilda SMITH.

4811

East

7

Armstrong


Ora

15 Nov 1888

2 Feb 1875

--

4783

East

6

Armstrong


Pinkney S

1866

1929

Husband of Martha F (ROBERTS) ARMSTRONG, 1st, married 1 Dec 1887 and Nora Pearl (SMITH), 2nd , married 21 May 1911. Son of William & Emily ARMSTRONG.

4810

East

7

Armstrong


Sarah Moore

--

--

nee MOORE.  Wife of William Edgar ARMSTRONG.

4888

West

11

Armstrong


William Edgar

18 Feb 1887

17 Mar 1937

Husband of Sarah (MOORE) ARMSTRONG.

4888

West

11

Armstrong


Willis

1847

1919

Husband of Naomi (CLARK) ARMSTRONG.  Married 18 Aug 1868.

4785

East

6

Atkins


John H

1853

1907

--

4728

East

2

Beck


Edna F

3 Dec 1927

16 Jun 1930

--

4878

West

10

Beck


Emory C

1888

1952

Husband of Ethel P (STONE) BECK.  Married 19 Aug  1911.

4877

West

10

Beck


Ethel P

1887

1981

nee STONE.  Wife of Emory C BECK.  Married 19 Aug 1911.

4877

West

10

Beck


Ralph

--

8 Jul 1888

Son of J & N BECK.

Aged 21 YS.

4836

East

8

Beck


Roy B

22 Mar 1912

8 Oct 1936

--

4879

West

10

Bilderback


Jack Edward

25 Oct 1929

5 Apr 1984

Son of Alonzo BILDERBACK & Madge Erma ((BRUCE) BILDERBACK EVANS.

4825

East

8

Bowman


Ezra

1894

1968

Husband of Mae BOWMAN.

5005

West

15

Bowman


Mae

1903

1964

Wife of Ezra BOWMAN.

5005

West

15

Bruce


Alfred

1873

1948

Husband of Myrtle M (O”NEAL) BRUCE.  Married 22 Jul 1896.

4829

East

8

Bruce


Floyd

5 Nov 1899

10 Oct 1949

Indiana, Pfc., 9 Co., Coast Artillery, WW II.


4827

East

8

Bruce


James R, Jr.

1864

1909

Husband of Lenora E (WALKER) BRUCE.  Married 25 Dec 1887.

4861

West

9

Bruce


Lenora E

1865

1928

nee WALKER.  Wife of James R BRUCE.  Married 25 Dec 1887.

4861

West

9

Bruce


Myrtle M

1876

1953

nee O’NEAL.  Wife of Alfred BRUCE.  Married 22 Jul 1896.

4829

East

8

Butts


Patricia Ann

15 Jun 1944

16 Jun 2017

nee TAYLOR.  Wife of Doyle BUTTS. 


Daughter of Robert & Martha (HAYS) TAYLOR. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

4829

East

8

Callis


Darwin E

17 Feb 1933

29 Apr 2011

Husband of Margaret I "Peggy" (KENEIPP) CALLIS.  Married 9 Feb 1957.  Son of Revis & Cletus (GARRETT) CALLIS.


US Navy.

(Click here to view obituary.)

0058

East

6

Callis


Eric A

17 Jan 1959

11 Sep 2011

Son of Darwin E & Peggy (KENEIPP) CALLIS.


(Click here to view obituary.)

0057


East

6

Callis


Margaret I "Peggy"

17 Feb 1933

29 Apr 2011

nee KENEIPP.  Wife of Darwin E CALLIS.  Married 9 Feb 1957.

0058

East

6

Cash


?

?

?

Broken stone; no visible marking.  Assumed to be a CASH, but could be MOUNTS.

4748

East

4

Cash


William C

18 Oct 1884

1 Jan 1905

Son of Harrison & Nancy L CASH.

4749

East

4

Caskey


Daisy

1883

1918

nee O’NEEL.  Wife of Thomas L CASKEY.  Married 5 Sep 1903. Daughter of B & L O’NEEL.

4786

East

6

Caskey


Ethel

--

17 Oct 1881

Daughter of M S & E S CASKEY.

Aged 9 m. 6 d.

4858

West

9

Caskey


Howard C

1 Nov 1909

1 Jan 1910

Son of Thomas L & Daisy CASKEY.

4787

East

6

Caskey


Thomas L

1883

1979

Husband of Daisy (O’NEEL) CASKEY.  Married 5 Sep 1903.

4786

East

6

Cleveland


Earl J

28 Jan 1920

21 Apr 1964

--

4998

West

14

Cleveland


Grace Cushman

18 Mar 1911

19 Jan 1996

Wife of Kenneth M CLEVELAND.  “Mother”

5044

West

17

Cleveland


Kenneth M

22 Sep 1908

3 Apr 1964

Husband of Grace Cushman CLEVELAND.

5044

West

17

Cline


Gordon L

1903

1957

Husband of Viola CLINE.

4775

East

5

Cline


Viola

1912

1964

Wife of Gordon L CLINE.

4775

East

5

Coleman


Florence

29 Feb 1868

20 Jan 1946

--

4822

East

8

Couch


Arthur F

10 Aug 1912

17 Oct 1992

Son of George W & Elsie L (TICHENOR) COUCH.

TEC 4, US Army, WW II.

4874

West

10

Couch


Cay Ellen

21 Dec 1954

21 Dec 1954

Infant daughter of Wayne Tichenor COUCH & Dorothea Mae (MURPHY) SPINDLER COUCH

4291

West

16

Couch


Dorothea Mae

22 Nov 1920

4 Oct 2012

nee MURPHY.  Wife of Henry SPINDLER, 1st; and Wayne Tichenor COUCH, 2nd. 


Daughter of James Stanton & Mildred Blanche (BELOAT) MURPHY. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

4291

West

16

Couch


Elsie L

28 Jan 1887

18 Aug 1973

nee TICHENOR.  Wife of George W COUCH.  Married 16 Jan 1907.  Daughter of D C & Louisa TICHENOR.

4876

West

10

Couch


Eugenia Louise

24 Jan 1910

29 Jul 1950

First wife of Wayne Tichenor COUCH.

“Mother”

5030

West

16

Couch


George W

19 Mar 1885

24 Dec 1962

Husband of Elsie L (TICHENOR) COUCH.  Married 16 Jan 1907.  Son of William & Mary E COUCH.

4876

West

10

Couch


Infant

9 Feb 1908

9 Feb 1908

Son of George W & Elsie L (TICHENOR) COUCH.

4875

West

10

Couch


Paul W

6 Mar 1921

7 Feb 1923

Son of George W & Elsie L (TICHENOR) COUCH.

4875

West

10

Couch


Wayne Tichenor

31 May 1910

30 Oct 2009

Husband of Eugenia (MARVEL) COUCH, 1st; and Dorothea Mae (MURPHY) SPINDLER COUCH, 2nd.  Son of George & Elsie (TICHENOR) COUCH. 


(Click here to view obituary.)

4291

West

16

Crawford


Grace E

1887

1931

nee EMERSON.  Wife of L Owen CRAWFORD.  Married 17 Oct 1902.

4993

West

14

Crawford


L Owen

1889

1950

Husband of Grade E (EMERSON) CRAWFORD.  Married 17 Oct 1902.

4994

West

14

Crawford


M Julia Chumbler

1907

2006

nee CHUMBLER.  Wife of Vaughn Emerson CRAWFORD.

4996

West

14

Crawford


Minnie A

1890

1966

--

4995

West

14

Crawford


Vaughn Emerson

1917

1981

Husband of M Julia (CHUMBLER) CRAWFORD.

4996

West

14

Creamer


Glen C

1911

1978

Husband of Janice (DePRIEST) CREAMER.

4863

West

10

Creamer


Janice DePriest

1913

2000

nee DePRIEST.  Wife of Glen C CREAMER.

4863

West

10

Cushman


John S

1870

1925

Husband of Mary L (ARMSTRONG) CUSHMAN.  Married 18 Aug 1909.  Daughter of James & Grace ARMSTRONG.

4711

4713

East

1

Cushman


Mary L

1882

1958

nee ARMSTRONG.  Wife of John S CUSHMAN.  Married 18 Aug 1909.

4711

4712

East

1

Section and Row definitions. 

There is a center lane extending from the entrance gate, which divides the cemetery into east and west sections.  Rows were numbered beginning on the east side of the cemetery.

               

4709  View from the entrance gate of the west side of the cemetery.
4708  View from the entrance gate of the east side of the cemetery.
4881  View of west section from bottom of the hill.
4782  View of the east section from the bottom of the hill.