Walnut Ridge - R thru Z

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 K - P


Surnames R - Z


Name Born Died Age Additional Inscription/Info.
RAYBURN, Adelphia J. 16 Aug 1858 1y1m16d Dau of J.L. & J.A. Rayburn
RAYBURN, Effie 19 Oct 1870 2y14d
RAYBURN, Enoch B. 1864 (28 Feb) 1938
RAYBURN, Fayette J. 1880 1937
RAYBURN, Henry G. 7 Apr 1860 7 Mar 1892
RAYBURN, Hilda A. 16 Apr 1867 17 Mar 1892
RAYBURN, James A. 22 Feb 1875 21 Oct 1892
RAYBURN, James L. 16 Jul 1830 13 Jan 1892
RAYBURN, Jesse 1873?
RAYBURN, Joseph L. 20 Aug 1873
RAYBURN, Julia A. 7 Nov 1837 18 Mar 1892
RAYBURN, Louisa M. 1861 1930
RAYBURN, Lucinda Jane 10 Dec 1870 5 Jan 1942
RAYBURN, Lydia 25 Jan 1867 3/5y9m25d Dau of W.J. & E.J. Rayburn
RAYBURN, Mary A. 9 Jan 1865 15y6m6d Dau of W.J. & E.J. Rayburn
RAYBURN, Mary E. 6 Aug 1871 23y11m5d Wife of Joseph Rayburn
RAYBURN, Nancy J. 27 Jul 1860 1y1m8d Dau of W.J. & E.J. Rayburn
RAYBURN, Samuel 6 Aug 1872
RAYBURN, Stella 17 Dec 1865 14 Sep 1943 Dau of James & Julia Rayburn
RAYBURN, Willie M. 16 Aug 1822/4 1y9m19d
REED, Acenith Shields 1849 1929 Mother
RENTFROW, Elsie Gertrude 7 May 1898 28 May 1901 Dau of F.B. & L.M. Rentfrow
ROSS, Sarah E. 31 Dec 1832 31 Dec 1895
ROSS, Thomas
SANDERS, Vincent T. 10 Jan 1882 Son of F.M. & P.J. Sanders
SHAW, Ida M. 14 Sep 1856 15 Jan 1916
SHAW, James E. 5 Jun 1855 24 Nov 1929
SHEETS, Peter 15 Feb 1872 65y6m20d
SHENEMAN, Adam 21 Nov 1873 66y11m15d
SHENEMAN, Adam 21 Sep 1y2m16d Son of S.F. & H.E. Sheneman
SHENEMAN, Alida C. 1 Mar 188/94 29y5m5d Wife of G.L. Sheneman
SHENEMAN, Barbara 25 Jun 1865 88y4m6d Wife of Isaac Sheneman
SHENEMAN, Clara J. 11 Jun 1887 28 Sep 1896
SHENEMAN, Frank G. 26 Feb 1932 Ill. Mech. 360 Inf. 90 Div.
SHENEMAN, Isaac J. 21 Dec 1873 41y8m
SHENEMAN, John F. 11 May 1857 12 Mar 1903
SHENEMAN, Laura J. 13 Jan 1859 19 Jan 1929 Wife of John F. Sheneman
SHENEMAN, Mahala A. 8 Oct 1863/8 12 Apr 1887
SHENEMAN, Mary J. 31 Mar 1858 3y5m28d Dau of I.J. & A. Sheneman
SHIELDS, David F. Co. C 119th Ill. Inf.
SHIELDS, Julia A. 1815 1901
SIMPSON, Anna L. 1911
SIMPSON, Charles Ward 1894 1976 Sgt. U.S. Army WWI
SKELTON, Strawther S. 27 Jan 1919 12 Dec 1947 Ill. Tech5 Ord. Dept WWII
SLEEPER, Anna M. 18 Aug 1866 1y
SLEEPER, Bertha M. 16 Jul 1870 10m24d Dau of V.C. & H.C. Sleeper
SMITH, Adelphia 19 Aug 1888 70y3m14d Wife of Joseph Smith
SMITH, Belle 1881 1928 Death Cert.
SMITH, Deborah 16 Sep 1853 77y10m23d Wife of Enoch B. Smith
SMITH, Enoch B. 22 Jan 1774 10 Feb 1844
SMITH, Fred L. 1872 1947
SMITH, Joseph J. 1 Dec 1845 36y4m2d
SNYDER, Martha L. 13 May 1886 36y6m9d Wife of George N. Snyder
STEWART, Grace Ethel 9 Feb 1885 27 Feb 1961 Wife of Wm. H. Stewart
STEWART, William Henry 13 Jul 1882 11 Jul 1965
STONE, Albert 18 Oct 1863/8 30y11m12d
STONE, Amanda 1849 5y Dau of George & Susan Stone
STONE, Asa J. 26 Jul 1880 2y4m21d Son of G. & S. Stone
STONE, Bertie L. 1885 1970 Wife of Harry N. Stone
STONE, Bessie E. 1 Dec ???? 10m2d
STONE, Betsy 15 Nov 1853 81y Wife of John Stone
STONE, Bird 10 Apr 1837 9 Aug 1909
STONE, Catherine M. 1846 1930
STONE, Flora E. 1871 26 May 1876 Dau of Henry & C. Stone
STONE, Frankie M. 1872 1932 Wife of Wm. H. Stone
STONE, George 6 Sep 1869 66y
STONE, George 1849 2y
STONE, George L. 1873 1948
STONE, Grace B. 1873 1931 Wife of George L. Stone
STONE, Henry 4 Oct 1887 50y (From death records)
STONE, Henry Newton 1878 1956
STONE, Infant 20 Apr 1894 5 Nov 1894 Dau of N.G. & A. Stone
STONE, James B. 30 Mar 1836 5 Jan 1893
STONE, James H./W. 9 Oct 1876 11m15d Son of J.B. & S.J. Stone
STONE, Jessee 20 Aug 1830 32y Son of J.S./A. & B. Stone
STONE, John 9 Nov 1884 84y5m28d
STONE, John 10 Oct 1848 84y
STONE, John W. 23 Aug 1880 9m28d Son of G. & E.J. Stone
STONE, Katherine M. 1846 1930
STONE, Linna S. 29 Feb 1876 11m14d Dau of G. & S. Stone
STONE, Lucinda 10 May 1872 71y2m26d Wife of John Stone
STONE, Lucy Anderson 1889 1966
STONE, Marcia 21 Oct 1880 10y2m Dau of G. & E.J. Stone
STONE, Mary C. 25 Sep 1839 29 Jun 1925 His Wife (Wife of Stephen Stone)
STONE, Mattie O. 10 Dec 18?0 14d
STONE, Rhoda A. 11 Mar 1867 8m12d Dau of J.B. & S.J. Stone
STONE, Sarah J. 7 Aug 1842 14 Sep 1919
STONE, Sibyl M. 9 Jul 1897 11 Mar 1904 Dau of Wm. H. & Frankie Stone
STONE, Stella M. 5 Apr 1907 12 Nov 1936
STONE, Stephen 16 Oct 1829 28 Jan 1905
STONE, Susan 18 Jun 1851 45y16d Wife of George Stone
STONE, William Henry 15 Oct 1839 4 Oct 1887
STONE, William H. 1872 1963 Husband
STRINGFIELD, Arthur L. 18 Apr 1919 25 May 2003 Married 27 May 1950
STRINGFIELD, Florence E. 18 Feb 1923
STURGIS, Ida Bell 20 Aug 1872 1y7m Dau of J. & M.A. Sturgis
STURGIS, Rosa Jane 25 Sep 1871 1y1m15d Dau of J. & M.A. Sturgis
SWICK, Barbara 15 Mar 1860 60y8m20d
SWICK, C. F. 23 Feb 1863 22y
SWICK, William B. 22 Sep 1862 38y4m3d
THORNLEY, Edwin P. 1872 1928
THORNLEY, Ruth A. 1879 1964 Wife of Edward P. Thornly
TIBBS, Cecil D. 1907 1976 Father
TIBBS, Lucinda J. 1906 1962 Mother
TILSON, Edmund N. (25 May) 1856 (24 Nov) 1946 Father; Death Cert.
TILSON, James T. 14 May 1897 20 Dec 1983
TILSON, Linna M. 15 Feb 1894 11 Jun 1981 Wife of J.T. Tilson
TILSON, Mary E. 1899 5y Dau of F.W. & Sarah Tilson
TILSON, Roy 27 Feb 1923 19 Mar 2013 (Marr. 1 Jan 1949)
TILSON, Sarah Frances (4 Jul) 1860 (29 Jun) 1945 Mother; Wife of Edmund Tilson
URISH, Stanley W. 16 Mar 1950 29 Jan 1989 U.S. Army - Vietnam
WATKINS, Jennie 19 Jun 1879 9y6m9d (From death records)
WEATHERBY, J. Emmett 1892 1981 Father; Married 19 Dec 1925
WEATHERBY, Kermit B. 17 Nov 1925 29 Sep 1951 Son of Emmett & Mattie Weatherby
WEATHERBY, Mattie F. 21 Apr 1896 2 Oct 1959 Wife of J. Emmett Weatherby
WEIDHUNER-BIRCH, Carol Ann 16 Jun 1964 17 Feb 1958 Married 7 Aug 1983
WEIDHUNER, Fred A. 7 Aug 1902 6 Oct 1999 Father
WEIDHUNER, Tina Florens 21 Nov 1899 11 Apr 1979 Mother
WELCH, Cherry 1883 76y Wife of Stanford Welch
WELCH, Dolly L. 19 Dec 186/81 18d Dau of J. & C. Welch
WELCH, Emma 10 Sep 186/86 2m14d Dau of J. & C. Welch
WELCH, James M. 24 Aug 1872 2m19d Son of J. & C. Welch
WEST, Frank H. 21 Dec 1862 1y Son of W.F. & N. West
WEST, Ida B. 29 Jul 1861 Dau of W.F. & N. West
WEST, Infant 18 Sep 1863 Son of W.F. & N. West
WEST, Surgeon W. F. 25 Mar 1861 28y9m6d
WHITNEY, Pearl 3 Sep 1888 6y (From death records)
WILLBANKS, Alexander Dye 17 Dec 1875 28 Aug 1948
WILLBANKS, Ida E. 1877 1878 Dau of J.W. & M.E. Willbanks
WILLBANKS, John M. 13 Dec 1855 12 Jan 1944
WILLBANKS, Joseph T. 10 Feb 1829 10 Jan 1910
WILLBANKS, Mabel Burns 20 Jul 1885 6 Nov 1952 Wife of Alexander Willbanks
WILLBANKS, Manesa 24 Mar 1833 2 May 1924 Wife of Joseph T. Willbanks
WILLBANKS, Robert L. 27 Feb 1858 30 Jun 1934
WILLBANKS, Wiley 27 Mar 1872 2 Feb 1882
WILLSON, Malinda 16 Aug 1850 25y1m1d Wife of John R. Willson
WILSON, David James 5 Nov 1873/9 4y6m10d Son of Wm. W. & H.M. Wilson
WILSON, William W. 18 Nov 1886 48y1m12d
WISEMAN, Ella M. 1919
WISEMAN, Henry C. 1870 1947
WISEMAN, Mary M. 17 Jan 1909 19 Jan 1909
WISEMAN, Myrl 12 Jan 1910 6 Mar 1910
WISEMAN, Sarah E. 1868 1926 Mother
WISEMAN, Vearl O. 1910 1999
WRIGHT, Henry 1852 1923
WRIGHT, Sarah E. 1863 1928
YOUNG, Arthur Flager 19 May 1903 11 Nov 1903 Son of W.C. & L.F. Young
YOUNG, John 21 Aug 1925 12y6m7d
YOUNG, John H. 2y Son of J. & R. Young
YOUNG, John T. 2 Aug 1844? 3y Son of J. & R. Young
YOUNG, Robert S. 21 Jul 1841? 5m Son of J. & R. Young
YUTZY, Stanley L. 14 Jan 1962 9 Jan 1993
ZINN, Alexander T. 16 Sep 1853 28 Dec 1927 Death Cert.
ZINN,Carrie (Stone) 21 Jan 1864 24 May 1921 Wife of Alex. T. Zimm
ZINN, Ralph 1898 1935

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