Burials at Walnut Ridge - No tombstones

Cass County, Illinois Burials, No tombstones - Burials at Walnut Ridge Cemetery unless noted

This information was obtained from The Cass County Historian, March 1999

Theodore ARENDT was shot in Springfield Friday last and died Sunday. - source - Virginia Gazette, August 5, 1881

Died Tuesday, William ARMSTRONG age 82 at home of his daughter Mrs. H.B. VINING. - source - Virginia Gazette, January 20, 1882

Hannah, wife of N.B. BEERS has died. Born Clinton Co. New York, February 25, 1901, resided here since 1846. - source - Virginia Jeffersonian, March 15, 1872 - Probably buried at Old Virginia Cemetery.

Nancy, wife of John BERRYHILL, born Warren Co. Ohio, December 20, 1809. - source - Virginia Gazette, August 15, 1884 - Death record date - October 20

Russell BERRYHILL born Clairmont Co. Ohio, 1850, son of Nancy and John BERRYHILL. - source - Virginia Gazette, October 25, 1885 - Death record October 20

John BERRYHILL died February 5. Born February 17, 1802 Woodford Co. Kentucky. Married Nancy BOWEN August 3, 1826, Warren Co. Ohio. came to Cass Co. Illinois 1865. - source - Virginia Gazette, May 10, 1878

Died Wednesday the 12th, James BRASEL, age 21. Lived on S.H. PETEFISH farm with his father David - source - Virginia Enquirer, December 15, 1888

Minnie, year old daughter of L.H. and Jennie BRISTOW, died at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. ROGERS. - source - Virginia Gazette, January 23, 1885

Leonard BRISTOW died May 22. Born Macoupin Co. Illinois, October 31, 1862. Married Jennie ROGERS. - source - Virginia Enquirer, May 28, 1892

Died July 24, Clyde W., son of W.S. and Sarah BROBST. - source - Virginia Gazette, July 29, 1887

Gussie BULLARD died Thursday from a terrible accident in the school yard some years ago. (Probably buried at Walnut Ridge Cemetery) - source - Virginia Gazette, October 7, 1887

John BUNCE died November 26. Born in the state of Virginia in 1840, came to Illinois in 1867. Involved with the Temperance Bugle, Jeffersonian and Enquirer newspapers. Leaves wife and three children. - source - Virginia Gazette, December 2, 1887

Cleo, infant daughter of Charles CHICK died Saturday, December 11. - source - Virginia Gazette, December 17, 1886

Catherine CHITTICK died April 4. Born Tyrone Co. Ireland. - source - Virginia Gazette, April 18, 1902

William COLLINS, age 60, died Monday of pneumonia. He was the father of 21 children, ten still living. - source - Virginia Gazette, January 23, 1885 - Death record - January 19

Jerry COX died March 28th of consumption. Born May 28, 1818 in Kentucky. - source - Virginia Enquirer, March 31, 1876

Alexander DAVIDSON died Tuesday, age 21. - source - Virginia Enquirer, March 10, 1876 - Burial place unknown.

May EADOR died Friday at the home of Mrs. Elmire PETEFISH, her half sister. - source - Virginia Gazette, December 3, 1885

John ECKERT, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vinnzzling ECKERT, died March 17. Born January 25, 18 51. - source - Virginia Gazette, March 24, 1899

Abigal (Mrs. Ezra) ENGLISH died August 31. Born December 21, 1809 in Spencer, Tioga Co. New York. Married first to George SNELL who died in 1834. - source - Virginia Enquirer, September 8, 1877

Mary (Mrs. Bart) EVANS died January 6, age 34. - source - Virginia Gazette, January 10, 1879

Thomas EYRES died Tuesday. Married Mollie GLEASON who died in 1868. - source - Virginia Gazette, January 6, 1898 - Has military tombstone, no dates.

Henry FREEMAN died June 8, age 44. Leaves wife and two children. - source - Virginia Gazette, June 14, 1878 - Has military tombstone, no dates.

Margaret (Mrs. Sam) GASSAWAY died October 18. Daughter of Major Ben and Sarah GHOLSON. Born Murphysboro, Tennessee. Leaves husband and 5 children. - source - Virginia Jeffersonian, October 24, 1873

Andrew GILPIN, age 81, died August 23, 1933. Born April 17, 1851. - source - Illinoian Star, August 26, 1933

Howard Arthur, 5 years old, son of Paul HAMMONDS died Sunday, December 12. - source - Virginia Gazette, December 17, 1886

Chrissie JUZIE, age 26, died Sunday. Daughter of Mrs. John YAPLE. (Tombstone just says Chrissie.) - source - Virginia Enquirer, March 22, 1890

Abram F. McCURDY, died November 5. Born 1827 Berlin, Ohio. Married Harriett CARPENTER 1856 and later Mary MILLARD. Has military tombstone, no dates - source - Virginia Gazette, November 10, 1893

Ralph, son of William MARTINS, died February 11 of scarlet fever. Born September 28, 1885. - source - Virginia Gazette, February 17, 1888

Nancy (Mrs. Thomas) MEHAN, 85, died November. - source - Virginia Gazette, November 8, 1940

W.G. (Billie) MEYERS died Friday. Married Alice Daugherty a year ago. - source - Virginia Gazette, October 3, 1884

Carlton, age 3, son of J. Wood and Emeline MILLER, died April 18th. - source - Virginia Gazette, April 22, 1881

Marie (Mrs. Lewis) NOLSCH died Wednesday the 12th. Born in Germany, 1819. Married Paris, France, 1844. Maiden name was REITHER. - source - Virginia Enquirer, December 15, 1893.

Ethel, daughter of Washington OLDRIDGE, died Friday. - source - Virginia Gazette, April 3, 1885

H (enry) PERRY, died Saturday. Has military tombstone, no dates. - source - Virginia Gazette, April 3, 1885

Little Louise, died July 20, daughter of J.W. and Ernestine PLUMMER, Born 1889. - source - Virginia Gazette, July 22, 1892

Mary RAYBOURN died January 8. Born Cresslburg, Russell Co. Kentucky in 1816. - source - Virginia Gazette, January 12, 1883

Died Monday, November 26, Jacob ROBINSON. Born 1835 in Schuyler Co. Illinois. Married in 1857 to Elizabeth MURRAY. - source - Virginia Enquirer, November 28, 1907

Mrs. James SHERRIL died Saturday, age 30 years. (Death record gives date, February 1) - source - Virginia Enquirer, February 8, 1890

James STAFFORD died Sunday, November 6, from a buggy accident. Leaves wife and several children. - source - Virginia Gazette, November 12, 1886

Mrs. Robert STAFFORD died Tuesday. Born in Ireland. Married in New York, came here in 1858. - source - Virginia Gazette, November 9, 1888

Harper T. STANLEY, age 22, died Monday in Ashland of consumption. - source - Virginia Enquirer, March 10, 1876

Thomas STANLEY, died January 16. Born 1821 in Roberts Co. Tennessee. Married Mary WILSON in 1841, she died in 1873. - source - Virginia Gazette, January 19, 1890

Flora, age 6, daughter of Joseph and Dora STEVENSON died October 7 at her home in Little Indian. - source - Virginia Gazette, October 15, 1880

James SWEENEY died March 17 of consumption at the home of his father Edward SWEENEY. Survived by his wife, two sisters, and one brother. - source - Virginia Gazette, March 2, 1902

Robert THOMPSON died December 11 at his residence in Philadelphia, Illinois, age 71. Survived by widow and daughters, Mrs. Frank BLACK, Mrs. John MILLS, and Mrs. Henry WILLIAMS. - source - Virginia Gazette, December 12, 1913

John Michael THORNSBURY died Friday, age 77. Married to Sophia PARRY and Kathryn BROWN. - source - Virginia Gazette, November 15, 1912 - Death record date - November 8

Sanford M. TOMLINSON died Wednesday. Born in 1852 in Champaign Co. Illinois. Married Viola DECKER now deceased. - source - Virginia Enquirer, December 3, 1914

John TURNER was found on the O and M Railroad tracks. Uncertain if it was an accident, suicide or foul play. - source - Virginia Enquirer, September 4, 1875

Olive (Smartwood) VANATTA died Saturday, November 18. Born February 22, 1837 in New York. Married Simon VANATTA in 1854. Four children survive. - source - Virginia Gazette, November 19, 1909

Emily (Mrs. Thomas) WALSH died Tuesday. Leaves her husband, children, age 4 and 6, her father, mother, brothers, sisters. - source - Virginia Gazette, March 16, 1883

The following information about the KINNEY family members who are buried in Walnut Ridge Cemetery was provided by a relative, K.B. Springer:
Mary Isabelle (Kinney) DEVINE - died June 18, 1935, age 33 yrs., at Our Saviour's Hospital, Jacksonville, IL; born March 29, 1902 in Virginia, IL. Survived by husband William, children, Mary, 7, Frank, 6, John, 5, Rose, 3, James, 11 months, and June, 2 weeks, of Ashland, and parents Thomas F. and Mary J. Kinney of Virginia, IL.
Thomas Francis KINNEY - died April 8, 1941, age 72 yrs. at his home in Virginia, IL; born April 14, 1868 in Bluff Springs, IL, son of John and Isabella (McKillip) Kinney. Survived by wife Mary J. Kinney of Virginia, IL and grandchildren, Mary, Frank, John, Rose, James, and June Devine, of Alton, IL.
Fletcher KINNEY - born and died February 12, 1906 in Virginia, IL from a premature birth. Survived by parents Thomas F. and Mary J. Kinney and sister Mary I. Kinney.



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