Walnut Ridge - K thru P

WALNUT RIDGE CEMETERY
Menard County, Illinois
18N 5W Section 1

   
  
The original transcription for this cemetery was completed by Mr. James Toal, additional burials were taken from funeral home records, and family histories in possession of Eileen Gochanour.

As these transcriptions were done by humans, they are subject to errors. One should research the original documents/read the headstones, to verify the correctness.

Directions: Heading from Athens on Route 29, towards Springfield, turn left at Route 124 which is about 1.4 miles from the Athens entrance on Route 29. Follow Route 124 about 3.3 miles to the crossroad which is a two-way stop. Turn left on to Constant Road, towards Fancy Prairie. Follow Constant Road about 2.5 miles until you come to the first road before Fancy Prairie. This is Peoria Road, but there is no sign indicating such. You can only turn left. After turning left, follow this road 3.4 miles. You will see Walnut Ridge Cemetery on the left side of the road. There is a sign right on Peoria Road and a long gravel lane which goes up a hill to the very well kept and pretty cemetery. Some of the stones are very large and beautiful as shown in the accompanying pictures.

If a name appears in red, click on the name to bring up a photo of that individual's tombstone.

Pictures provided by: Jeanie Lowe.



Surnames A - E
Surnames F - J
Surnames R - Z


Surnames K - P


Name Born Died Age Additional Inscription/Info.
KASTENS, Emma 20 Oct 1878 4y6m24d Da of F.O. & K.M. Kastens
KASTENS, Frank F. W. 18 Mar 1883 3y8m19d Son of F. & H.B. Kastens
KASTENS, Frederick 21 Jul 1883 41y3m7d
KASTENS, Lizzie M. 22 Nov 1878 1y11m7d Dau of F.O. & K.M. Kastens
KEITH, Syble 29 Feb 1924 14 Dec 1924 Dau of Lawrence & Artie Keith
KENNEDY, Elizabeth 1914 1932
KENNEDY, Esther 1890 1968
KENNEDY, John D. 10 Mar 1952 12 Nov 1995
KENNEDY, John S. 20 Jan 1926 29 Dec 1986
KENNEDY, Paul V. 20 Jun 1922 30 May 1968
KENNEDY, Richard 1882 1966
KERN, Janet 12 Oct 1953
KERN, L. Duane 29 Nov 1947
KING, Carrie M. 1878 Dau of T.S. & S.J.King
KING, Effie 18 Nov 1887 22 Sep 1891 Dau of J. G. & M. E. King
KING, Electa M. Ann 24 May 1836 13 Oct 1853
KING, Emma J. 1865 16 Jan 1943 77y9m24d Wife of James S. King
KING, Hugh 29 Dec 1871 2m22d Son of T.S. & S.J. King
KING, James Melvin 1921 1922
KING, James Paul 28 Apr 1899 19 Jan 1963
KING, James S. 1866 3 Dec 1942 76y5m
KING, John C. 29 Dec 1825 30 Dec 1854
KING, John G. 1863 1932 Father
KING, Lina M. 1 Oct 1875 6y1m24d Dau of T.S. & S.J.King
KING, Martha Helen 1898 1986 Mother
KING, Mary E. 1861 1930 Mother (Wife of John G. King)
KING, Matilda 25 Feb 1799 3 Jul 1885
KING, Sarah A. J. 26 Dec 1830 7 Nov 1880
KING, Sarah J. 14 Jun 1839 20 Mar 1902
KING, Sylvia Nigle 25 Nov 1893 1 Aug 1957 Wife of Clay King
KING, T. S. 17 Apr 1833 20 May 1912
KING, Thomas Clay 27 Sep 1894 21 May 1958
KREI, John Clausen 17 Aug 1881 16 Oct 1952 Father
KREI, Minnie M. 1892 1968 Mother; Wife of John C. Krei
KREI, Oma E. 1916 2000
KREI, Walter B. 1914 1951
KUNZ, Meda 9 Mar 1906 20 Jun 1942
KURTZ, Everett L. "Doc" 1 Dec 1910 26 Mar 1998
KURTZ, Mary F. 1877 1942 Mother
KURTZ, Thomas E. 1874 1951 Father
LASCODY, Lois E. 20 Mar 1928 26 Nov 1998
LEAVITT, Abigail D. 14 Dec 1822 23 Sep 1898 His Wife (Wife of Jeremiah C. Leavitt)
LEAVITT, Carolina M. 26 Aug 1866 11m10d Dau of M. & G.M. Leavitt
LEAVITT, Charlie 13 Feb 1861/4 2y11m12d Son of M. & G.M. Leavitt
LEAVITT, Gloughly L. Aug 1875 2m26d
LEAVITT, Ida E. 17 Mar 1865 1y10m7d Dau of M. & G.M. Leavitt
LEAVITT, Jeremiah C. 16 Jan 1818 29 Jun 1907
LEAVITT, Mary A. 9 Dec 1851 1y2m2d Dau of J. & S.A. Leavitt
LEAVITT, Moses 17 Apr 1875/6 47/77y3m1d
LEAVITT, Orlando Son of H. & C. Leavitt
MASON, Mary Laura 3 Jun 1917 26 Feb 1917 Death Certificate
MAY, William Archer Son of W.S. & F.E. May
MCMURRY, John A. 16 Dec 1868 21 Dec 1868 Son of J.O. & D. McMurry
MESSERSMITH, Daniel M. 9 Apr 1900 20 Jul 1973 Married 22 Sep 1936
MESSERSMITH, Edwin M. 26 May 1889 1 Aug 1889
MESSERSMITH, Ethel C. 16 Jun 1916 31 Mar 1994
MESSERSMITH, Forest Edward 18 Mar 1907 15 Aug 1909 Son of C.C. & A.A. Messersmith
MESSERSMITH, James Jr. 3 Mar 1866 1 Feb 1941
MESSERSMITH, Joseph W. 1873 1907
MESSERSMITH, June E. 1918 1977
MESSERSMITH, Rebecca 1872 1956 Wife of Joseph W. Messersmith
MESSERSMITH, Ruth Ann 10 May 1843 3 May 1897 Wife of J.M. Messersmith
MESSERSMITH, Sarah J. 21 Mar 1881 21 Sep 1896 Dau of J.M. & R. Messersmith
MESSERSMITH, W. Frank 1905 21 Jun 1981 76y
MILLER, Franklin P. 7 Sep 1858 1 Jun 1936
MILLER, Thomas 1895 1916 Son of Frank & Martha Miller
MILSTECK, Infant Son 26 May 1879
MORRISON, Kenneth W. 4 Jul 1912 15 Jul 1992
MORRISON, Lois K. 26 Nov 1885 12 Sep 1975
MORRISON, Osmond 7 Sep 1887 28 Jun 1958
MORRISON, Wilbur L. - (Obit)
MOTT, America 19 Oct 1834 15 Jun 1896
MUIR, Lillie Flager 1884 1951
MURPHY, James R. 1882 23 Nov 1953 Son of J. & R. Murphy
MURPHY, Nettie May 1882 17 Dec 1952 Wife of James R. Murphy
MURRAY, James 17 May 1888 87y3m3d
MURRAY, Margaret D. 17 Sep 1888 88y1m7d Wife of James Murray
MURRAY, Margaretta D. 29 Aug 1852 24y10m12d Dau of J. & M. Murray
MUSEMAN, Tim 23 Dec 1891 16y (From death records)
MYERS, Floyd 16 Apr 1889 6y11m21d Son of J.H. & M.A. Meyers
MYERS, Henry 24 Aug 1871 24y10m12d
MYERS, Infant Dau of J.H. & M.A. Meyers
MYERS, J. H. 20 Oct 1850 31 Dec 1934
MYERS, Joseph P. 1904 1976
MYERS, M. Foy 26 Jul 1891 19 Dec 1918
MYERS, Martha A. 24 Mar 1852 8 Jun 1919 Wife of J.H. Meyers
MYERS, Nina Violet 30 Jul 1895 4 Mar 1905
MYERS, Rosa Maude 17 Feb 1876 1m17d Dau of J.H. & M.A. Meyers
MYERS, Wilhelmina S. 1899 1976
NEAVILL, Amanda E. 1866 1935 Wife of Elijah F. Neavill
NEAVILL, Elijah Fields 16 Dec 1857 3 Jan 1943
NICHOLS, Fred 1903 1975
NICHOLS, Jonathan J. 18 May 1882 15y4m6d Son of Wm. N. & N.L. Nichols
O'BRIEN, Margaret K. 1909 29 May 1982 73y
OLSON, Annie 13 Oct 1862 25 Jun 1938 Wife of Henry O. Olson
OLSON, Clifford L. 17 Aug 1890 2 Jun 1895 Son of H.O. & Annie Olson
OLSON, Henry O. 1863 1936
OLSON, Martha 21 Jun 1824 12 Dec 1898 Wife of Peter Olson
OLSON, Peter 16 Feb 1825 3 Apr 1873
PAINE, Edwin J. 1 Sep 1881 25 Dec 1948
PAINE, Esther Frances 11 Nov 1908 6 Mar 1909 Dau of E.J. & L.F. Paine
PAINE, Julia H. 11 Nov 1871 14 Sep 1872 Dau of W.J. & M.E. Paine
PAINE, Lottie F. 26 Dec 1880 10 Feb 1972 Wife of Edwin J. Paine
PAINE, Martha S. 8 Oct 1853 4 Nov 1931 Stepmother; Wife of Walter J. Paine
PAINE, Mary E. 9 May 1848 13 Apr 1897 Wife of Walter J. Paine
PAINE, Walter J. 9 Sep 1842 9 Aug 1910
PRINCE, Anna B. 1881 1962
PRINCE, Belva E. 1912 1996
PRINCE, G. Newton 1878 1944
PRINCE, Gerard A. 1836 1910
PRINCE, Jane 1836 1918 Wife of Gerard A. Prince
PRINCE, Paul E. 1901 1967
PRINCE, William Nate 1868 1921

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