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Gravestone readings by Dee & Phyllis Scherich, 23 May 2004

Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas

Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Phyllis Scherich
Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas. Photo by Phyllis Scherich


Isabella Boaz and her son, Franklin P. Gravestone in Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas. Photo courtesy of Phyllis Scherich. Isabella Boaz, Jan 9. 1825 - Oct. 11, 1912
Franklin P., Her Son., Jan. 27, 1852 - May 5, 1916

Ony Burns, Gravestone in Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas. Photo courtesy of Phyllis Scherich. Ony, Son of James (?) & Alice Burns, July 23, 1887.

Dennis Eric Carthrae,  Aug. 29, 1948, Son of Stewart & Marion. Gravestone in Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas. Photo courtesy of Phyllis Scherich. Dennis Eric Carthrae, Aug. 29, 1948, Son of Stewart & Marion.

J.B. Johnson, Gravestone in Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas. Photo courtesy of Phyllis Scherich. J. B. Johnson

Louise McComb, Gravestone in Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas. Photo courtesy of Phyllis Scherich. Louise McComb, Born 1836. Died 1910.
Gone But Not Forgotten

John & Lizzie Platt. Gravestone in Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas. Photo courtesy of Phyllis Scherich. PLATT
Lizzie A., 1858 -
John W. , 1848 - 1920

William & Sarah Richardson. Gravestone in Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas. Photo courtesy of Phyllis Scherich. William S. Richardson, FATHER,
May 6, 1860 - Aug. 8, 1948

Sarah A. Richardson, MOTHER,
Feb. 27, 1859 - Feb. 3, 1909.
God is Our Refuge & Strength PS XLVIX 1.

Metal marker beside the gravestone of William & Sarah Richardson, Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas. Photo courtesy of Phyllis Scherich. There is a metal marker beside the graves of William & Sarah Richardson - no name is legible on the marker.

Paul Schwartz
His grave is unmarked by any marker with his name upon it. Perhaps it is marked by one of the large gypsum rocks in the cemetery which appear to be grave markers.
Obituary: Paul Schwartz, The Western Star, 11 February 1893.

Lucy Wilder Tennison, Gravestone in Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas. Photo courtesy of Phyllis Scherich. Lucy Wilder Tennison, MOTHER,
Mar. 1, 1827 - Apr. 2, 1897.

DIED - at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Platt, in Rumsey township, on Saturday, April 2, at 4 o'clock p.m., of la grippe, Mrs. Lucy Tennison, aged 70 years. The deceased moved to Johnston county, from Illinois, in 1850, being one of the early settlers there, removing to this county about 10 years ago and has since made her home with her daughter. She calmly passed away seeming to be hopeful of the future that was before her. She leaves several children and a host of friends to mourn her loss. She was laid to rest in the Aetna cemetery Monday. -- The Western Star, April 9, 1898.

Howard E. Tennison, Gravestone in Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas. Photo courtesy of Phyllis Scherich. Howard E. Tennison, Sept. 25, 1870 - Apr. 22, 1915.

Gaylord & Susie Wells. Gravestone in Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas. Photo courtesy of Phyllis Scherich. Gaylord C. Wells, 1886 - 1944
Susie M. Wells, 1892 - 1991

Chauncey P. Wells, 1825 - 1909. Gravestone in Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas. Photo courtesy of Phyllis Scherich. Chauncey P. Wells, 1825 - 1909

Obituary: C.P. Wells,
The Western Star, July 23, 1909.

Ivon L. Wells, 1891 - 1919.  Gravestone in Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas. Photo courtesy of Phyllis Scherich. Ivon L. Wells, 1891 - 1919.

Irving & Livonia Wells.  Gravestone in Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas. Photo courtesy of Phyllis Scherich. W. Irving Wells, FATHER, 1852 - 1920
Livonia R. Wells, MOTHER, 1866 - 1935

One of the rocks which may mark graves in Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas. Photo courtesy of Phyllis Scherich. The cemetery includes 2 Gyp Rocks set up like grave markers; they have no visible markings.

Pictured at right is the partially buried rock under the large tree to the south which may mark a grave.

One of the rocks which may mark graves in Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas. Photo courtesy of Phyllis Scherich. Another view of the partially buried rock under the large tree to the south which may mark a grave.

Gravestones in Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas. Photo courtesy of Phyllis Scherich. Gravestones in Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas.

Two gravestones in Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas.

The stone at center is for J.B. Johnson; at right is the stone for Louise McComb.

Photo by Phyllis Scherich
Two gravestones in Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas.
The stone at center is for J.B. Johnson; at right is the stone for Louise McComb.
Photo by Phyllis Scherich

Map: Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas.
Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas.

Map: Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas.
Aetna, Barber County, Kansas.


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