Saunders County NEGenWeb Project
William T. Bender
photo courtesy of Clarabelle Mares.
photo courtesy of Karen Steele.
Name of Cemetery: Wm T BENDER CEMETERY
State: Nebraska County: Saunders Township: Union
Section: SW 1/4 NE 1/4 of Section 15 Township: 15N RANGE: 9E
Recorded By: Clarabelle Mares 1722 East 19 Fremont, Nebraska 68025
Assisted By: Kathrine Petersen
Date Recorded: 17 May 1977
** Note: These electronic pages are provided for your personal use, and may not be reproduced in any format for profit, nor for presentation in any form by any other organization or individual. They may be freely copied for your personal use.
Page # Bishop, Eria p1 Bishop, John p1 Bryant, Abraham F p2 Bryant, Elizabeth p2 Bryant, Julia Ann p2 Bryant, Sicera Alice p2 Bryant, Willie C p2 Carpenter, Franklin B p2 Darr, Conrad p2 Fulmer, Arthur H p2 Harrison, Bertha A p1 Harrison, Clyda p1 Hart, Elizabeth p3 Horn, Jimmy R p1 Horton, Ray p1 Lillibridge, Inf dau p3 Martin, Ella p1 Martin, Eva L p1 Martin, Lucinda A p1 Martin, Roxanna p1 Monson, Otto Ray p2 Moran, Richard W p1 Pitzer, G W p3 Schields, Phebe p2 Stephens, Sylvia p1 Stowell, Ambrose p1 Westerfield, Phebe L p2 White, Louesa p2 Widman, Frank J p2
Wm T Bender Cemetery located in SW 1/4 NE 1/4 of Section 15 of Union Township Saunders County, Nebraska. This is on a hill 1/2 mile into a field. Can be reached only by following the railroad track. Appears to be native grass.
Recorded on May 17, 1977 by Clarabelle Mares 1722 E 19 Fremont, Nebr and assisted by Kathrine Petersen.
Because the way markers are located we worked from west to east in rows (as nearly as possible).
Page 1 Wm T Bender Cemetery Saunders County, Nebraska Row 1 north to south Eva L, dau of P & L A Martin d 10 May 1874 4 yrs Lucinda A, wife of P Martin d 23 Oct 1871 32 yrs Ambrose Stowell d 17 Nov 1872 34 yr 1 mo 9 days Jimmy R, son of G & M Horn d 5 July 1880 11 mo 26 days Ray Horton d 23 May 1900 18 yr 2 mo 26 days Richard W Moran( marker resting against the Horton marker) d 6 Mar 1873 52 yrs marker in ground (to be dug out) 6-18-77 returned to cemetery and dug out marker finding it was the top of Richard Moran's marker, depicting the hand with finger pointed to heaven) Mr Moran's marker has the following epitaph: "Through tribulation deep and long My weary feet have trod. What matters it! Eternity. Is mine to spend with Ood." Ella, dau of P & L Martin d 19 July 1879 10 mo 14 days Bertha A Harrison d 18 Feb 1877 3 yr 5 mo 11 days Clyda, son of R E & E R Harrison d 16 Aug 1883 1 yr 5 mo 4 days Row 2 north end John Bishop dau, Eria Bishop d 6 May 1886 56 yr 4 mo 20 days d 18 Dec 1879 9 mo Row 3 north end Sylvia Stephens d 12 Jan 1880 70 yr 10 m 1 day Roxanne, wife of P Martin d 11 July 1881 48 yrs Page 2 Wm T Bender Cemetery Saunders County, Nebraska Row 4 south to north Julia Ann, wife of A F Bryant d 8 Apr 1873 36 yr 9 mo 5 days Conrad Darr d 6 Dec 1879 68 yrs 2 mo 9 days Arthur H son of J & R L Fulmer d 23 Jan 1880 2 yr 5 mo 10 days Abraham F Bryant (marker buried in ground-did partial digging) d 11 Nov 1890 65 yr 5 mo 5 days Sicera Alice, dau of A F & Julia Bryant d 12 Apr 1881 3 yr 3 mo 30 days Willie C, son of A F & J A Bryant d 30 Oct 1875 9 yr 3 mo 26 days Elizabeth, wife of A F Bryant d 11 Sep 1885 50 yr 5 mo Phebe L, dau of F & T Westerfield d 27 Feb 1889 2 mo 9 days Phebe, wife of Jos Schields and dau of W & H Kirk d 29 Jun 1875 20 yr 5 mo 4 days "Erected by her husband, father, brothers and sisters." Otto Ray, son of J F & H C Monson d 9 Feb 1881 7 mo 6 days "Here lies our darling little Ray Which unto us was given His life seemed but one short day And then he went to heaven. Grandma" Row 5 north to south within a fence Frank J, son of I & K Widman d 13 July 1879 17 yr 10 mo 2 days Franklin B Carpenter d 28 Nov 1871 27 yrs 6 mo 8 days Row 6 south to north Louesa, wife of B C White d 27 Jan 1877 29 yr 4 mo 5 days unmarked (depression in ground) Page 3 Wm T Bender Cemetery Saunders County, Nebraska Infant dau of C J & C E Lillibridge d 18 May 1883 no age given Elizabeth, wife of W H Hart d 25 Sep 1881 39 yrs G W Pitzer d 8 Mar 1884 36 yr 6 mo 25 days Part of marker, rest missing gives only 27 Sep 1877 25 days