Merchon Cemetery

Mershon Cemetery

Mershon Cemetery is located on Pond Creek Road in Union Twp, Scioto County, Ohio.  The cemetery is situated with a central drive and the stones were copied starting at the left-hand side of the drive (entrance) to the top and then from the upper right-hand side, continuing back down to the entrance.  The writing of the stones was done on June 16, 1997.

 

A Plea for Our Old Graveyards

by Sara John English

Beneath the roots of tangled weeds
afar in country graveyards,
Lie the ones whose uncrowned heads
have stamped this nation's destiny.
Beneath those tottering slabs of stone,
whose tribute moss and mold efface,
Sleeps the calm dust that made us great,
the true sub-stratum of our race.

 

1.   Lundy Hall  Dec. 19, 1914  Oct. 27, 1978 (s/o America Cook and Jack Hall)

      PFC US Army WWII

 

2.   Rosa Bell Howard  Mar. 8, 1904  Oct. 3, 1996 (d/o America Cook and Jack Hall)

 

3.   Mobley, Lewis E.  1917 - 1978

                  , Virginia  1915 - 1973

 

4.   Fraley, John R.  Apr. 4, 1918  Mar. 1, 1973

      Kentucky PVT US Army WWII

               , Elsie  Mar. 27, 1921

 

5.   Jennifer Renae Bolton  1972 - 1983 (d/o Robert Bolton and Priscilla Fraley)

 

6.   Bolton, Archie  1910 - 1979

                , Zell  1911 - 1999 (d/o Sallie Shepherd and Nero Howard)

 

7.   Bolton, Delbert  1942 - 1985 (s/o Archie Bolton and Zell Howard)

      PFC US Army Viet Nam  Sept. 2, 1942  Feb. 9, 1985

                , Kenneth  1936 - 1991 (s/o Archie Bolton and Zell Howard)

 

8.   Preston, Diane Erwin  Feb. 11, 1943

                 , John Darrel  Jul. 14, 1939  Jun. 12, 1995

 

9.   McRoberts, Samuel H.  1890 - 1967

      Kentucky Cpl. MG CO 361 Infantry WWI

                       , Mary V.  1906 - 1994

 

10.  Emma Alice Green  1908 - 1960

 

11.  Howard, Willis  1941 -      (s/o Woodrow Howard and Garnet White)

                   , Sharon K.  1944 -

       Wed May 26, 1962

 

12.  James W. Miller  1930 - 1982

 

13.  Miller, Thelma L.  1912 - 1982

                , Willard S.  1907 -

 

14.  unmarked grave

 

15.  John F. Hayslip  Jun. 28, 1921  Jan. 3, 1980

       PFC US Army WWII

 

16.  Vickie Lee Hackworth  Jun. 2, 1970  Jun. 3, 1970

 

17.  Jonathan D. Shepherd  Jul. 8, 1979

 

18.  William J. Price  1921 - 1980

 

19.   Skaggs, Bertha  1916 - 1993

                   , Willie E.  1913 - 1980

 

20.   McGue, Janet L.  1944 -

                    , James E.  1939 - 1981

 

21.   Pick, Catherine I.  1908 - 

               , Howard H.  1904 - 1974

 

22.   Cecil Ruth Pick  1903 - 1985

 

23.   Forrest E. Pick  1911 - 1979

 

24.   Cope, Joy K.  1918 -

                 , William W., Sr.  1911 - 1973

        Ohio Tech 4 US Army WWII  Apr. 3, 1911  Dec. 30, 1973

 

25.   Jewell Cremeans  1913 - 1978

 

26.   Harry Todd, Jr.  1928 - 1984

        PVT US Army

        Cremeation

 

27.   Unmarked

 

28.   Robie E. Bussa  Oct. 10, 1916  Dec. 22, 1972

 

29.   Ethel Davis  1916 - 1974

 

30.   Barbara Glenn Otworth  1935 - 1981

 

31.   Clarice B. Piatt  Feb. 17, 1914  Jan. 10, 1974

 

32.   McGue, Venetta M.  1921 -

                    , Charles J.  1920 - 1974

        Arkansas PVT US Army WWII  Jul. 22, 1920  Jan. 3, 1974

 

33.   V. Kenneth Cremeans  Mar. 4, 1947  Nov. 29, 1969

        Victor K. Cremeans Ohio SP4 CO A 5 BN 33 Armor  Viet Nam

 

34.   Doris A. Grooms  Feb. 5, 1933  Nov. 29, 1990

 

35.   Hall, I. Steve  1906 - 1993

              , Nola D.  1911 -

 

36.   Shepherd, Berta M.  1907 - 1971

                      , James B.  1903 - 1980

        James Buck Shepherd  PVT US Army  Feb 27, 1903  Oct. 5, 1980

 

37.   Hackworth, Grethel  4-5-1911

                         , Elbert 2-7-1903  12-2-1992

 

38.   Linda Lee Hackworth  Apr. 3, 1944  Jul. 23, 1976

 

39.   Newt Ramey  Aug. 10, 1900  Apr. 20, 1994

 

40.   Annie K. Ramey  1912 - 1990

 

41.   Walter Ramey  1934 - 1964

 

42.   Truitt, Sarah H.  1906 - 

                , Cashus (Dock)  1903 - 1968

 

43.   Diana Lynn Hall  1956 - 1965

 

44.   Elmer Mershon  1906 - 1970

 

45.   Piatt, H. Clinton, Jr.  1916 - 

               , June  1921 -

 

46.   Kathryn Eileen Bobbitt  Aug. 9, 1964

 

47.   Esto Martie Newman  Dec. 24, 1913  Jun. 22, 1964

        Ohio SC3 USNR WWII

 

48.   Pick, Goldie  1903 - 1960

               , Clarence  1906 -

 

49.   Piatt, Virgil I.  1909 - 1994

               , Hazel M.  1911 - 1986

 

50.   Newman, Eugene L.  1904 - 1982

                      , Stella  1905 - 1994

 

51.   Hyatt, Eugene L.  1931 - 1985

                , Anna P.  1932 - 

 

(Right side, starting at the top and working toward the entrance)

 

52.   Thelma K. Jones  Jan. 8, 1918

 

53.   Gaylord Jones  Nov. 26, 1922  Aug. 12, 1971

        Ohio PVT 310 AIR SCV GP AAF WWII

 

54.   Baldridge, Cona A.  1907 - 1984

                      , Elzie  1898 - 1985

 

55.   Eric Bussa  1971 - 1971

 

56.   Felix Baldridge  Jul. 5, 1940  Jun. 10, 1952

 

57.   Donald Ray Todd  1949 - 1951

 

58.   Thomas Glenn Todd  1952 - 1955

 

59.   Todd, Merville  1926 - 1990

                , Ruby  1928 -

        Married Mar. 4, 1946

 

60.   Unmarked

 

61.   Stanley Horsley  1920 - 1963

 

62.   Sowards, Walter W.  1918 - 1982

                     , Wanda C.  1929 - 1989

 

63.   Unmarked

 

64.   Curnutte, August  1899 - 1964

                     , Zelda  1902 - 1952

 

65.   Espie E. Hamby  May 5, 1910  Feb. 1, 1971

 

66.   William Clyde Hamby  Oct. 27, 1920  Jun. 27, 1961

        Kentucky PVT CO E14 Armored REGT WWII

 

67.   Will. David Hamby  Nov. 25, 1955

 

68.   Dotsy Hamby  Nov. 3, 1924  Nov 19, 1984

 

69.   Howard, Minnie M.  1906 - 1962

                    , James P.  1898 - 1988 (s/o Wiley Howard and Susannah Hall)

 

70.   Talley, Otis T.  1912 - 1969

        Ohio PVT Medical Dept. WWII  Mar. 2, 1912  Jul. 2, 1969

                 , Lucille  1919 -

        Married 25 years

 

        two unmarked stones

 

71.   Roberta Lynn Atkins  1966 - 1966

 

72.   Clinton A. Sowards  May 30, 1896  Mar. 1, 1949

 

73.   Leonard Bradley  Nov. 30, 1930  Sep. 6, 1981

        US Navy

 

74.   Maude Bradley  1892 - 1980

 

75.   Lucy Swords  May 17, 1894  Apr. 13, 1933

        Wife of G. A. Swords

 

76.   Dora Roe Edington  1865 - 1939

 

77.   Benjamin H. Murphy  1888 - 1975

        PFC US Army WWII     

 

78.  Wiley Howard  1866 - 1951 (s/o Thomas Howard and Lydia Gullet)

 

79.   Dorothy B. Barrett  1900 - 1981

 

80.   William David Crisp  1959

 

81.   Buffinger, George L.  1919 - 1979

        PVT US Army WWII

                      , Sharon K.  1949

 

82.   William G. Buffinger  1891 - 1979

 

83.   Charles Buffinger  1866 - 1946

 

84.   Murphy, Beulah P.  1898 - 1984

                    , M. Luther  1884 - 1967

 

85.   Jackson Vance  1904 - 1933

 

86.   Ricky Lee Atkins  May 20, 1953

 

        unmarked stone

 

87.   McRoberts, Michael P.  1856 - 1944

                         , Hannah E.  1850 - 1940

 

88.   Pearl M. Andres  1892 - 1985

 

89.   Manford Bradley  1916 - 1928

 

        two unmarked stones

 

90.   Catherine E. Atkins  1936 - 1942

 

        unmarked stone

 

91.   James R. Atkins  b.&d. May 2, 1932

 

        unmarked stone

 

92.   Piatt, Jane M.  1874 - 1961

               , John H.  1869 - 1938

 

93.   H. Hayes Murphy  1895 - 1967

 

94.   William C. Buffinger  1864 - 1946

 

95.   Annie C. Buffinger  1862 - 1945

 

96.   Mary L. Eldridge  1910 - 1934

        son Donald  1934

 

97.   Bertha Morrison

 

98.   Nora Crisp  Sep. 5, 1900  May 4, 1977

 

99.   Lester Lee Crisp  May 7, 1897  Aug. 19, 1962

        Ohio PVT TRP 1  14 Calvary WWII

 

100. Kenneth Crisp  1930 - 1933

 

101. Betty J. Crisp  1929 - 1933

 

        several field stone markers here

 

102. Gotlib Buffinger  1821 - 1889

        Hannah, his wife  1826 - 1905

 

103. Murphy, Francis M.  1855 - 1930

                    , Druzilla F.  1852 - 1930

 

104. Nathan G. Murphy  1892 - 1945

 

        two stones leaning against a cedar tree...  not readable

 

105. John E.  Jun. 15, 1913  Jun. 25, 1913

        son of John and Jane Piatt

 

106. Robert Lee Mershon  Jan. 7, 1913  Jun. 14, 1913

               

107. Elizabeth Colley  1889 - 1910

 

108. Millard H. Roe  1890 - 1908

 

109. Samuel H. Roe  Apr. 11, 1857  Feb. 22, 1939

 

110. Margaret R. Schultz  1894 - 1960

 

111. Jackson Edward Schultz  1894 - 1963

 

112. Jack Schultz  Jul. 13, 1892  Jan 16, 1963

        Oklahoma PVT US Army WWII

 

113. Margaret W. Brown  1920 - 1920

 

        three field stone markers

 

114. O. D. Shaw  1. 18. 77

 

115. James E. Shaw  1881 - 1925

      

116. Mary Shaw  1849 - 1905

 

117. Francis, wife of John F. Piatt  Apr. 25, 1873  Nov. 11, 1901

 

118. Nellie F., dau. of John & Francis Piatt  May 15, 1900  Oct. 28, 1901

 

        7 field stone markers

 

119. ? Piatt  1872 - ????

 

120. George F. Piatt  Sep. 8, 1870  Aug. 21, 1921

 

        5 dield stone markers

 

121. Samuel Hall  Oct. 19, 1868  Jun. 26, 1915

 

122. Rebecca, wife of John H. Hall  Feb. 19, 1818  Sep. 1, 1890

 

123. Gladys Piatt  1923 - 1928

 

124. Mabel Piatt  1903 - 1908

 

125. Peggy Lou Gray  Mar. 30, 1931

 

126. Piatt, Thomas H.  1841 - 1916

               , Millie A.  1847 - 1916

 

       2 field stone markers

 

127. Dewey R. Shaw  Jan. 24, 1903  Aug. 6, 1905

 

128. Elbridge C. Fairchild, Jr.  Mar. 15, 1925  Nov. 4, 1925

 

129. Hackworth, Adda C.  1878 - 1939

                         , James K.  1870 - 1940

 

130. Laura Hackworth  Mar. 21, 1908  May 12, 1926

 

        field stone marker

 

131. Piatt, Bertie F.  1887 - 1976

               , August R.  1893 - 1966

 

132. Homer D. Mershon  Sep. 28, 1940  Dec. 3, 1993

 

133. Unmarked

 

134. Larry B. Mershon  3-12-42  8-10-89

 

        field stone marker

 

135. Shirley E. Mershon  1934 - 1936

 

136. Sword, Charlotte L.  1896 - 1937

                  , Sherley W.  1892 - 1964

 

137. Shirley Mershon  Jan. 17, 1895  Apr. 18, 1946

        PFC 19 BN US Guards WWI

 

138. Helena Mershon Brown  1907 - 1981

 

139. Vivian A. Swords  b. & d.  1923

 

140. Fairchild, Stella  1895 - 1963

                     , Elbridge G.  1892 - 1970

 

141. Robert Raymond Sword  Aug. 20, 1930  Oct. 6, 1930

 

142. Elsie Newman  1907 - 1934

 

143. Piatt, Lewis M., Sr.  1890 - 1940

               , Ocie  1892 - 1929

 

144. Hamby, Maxine  1934 - 1940

 

145. Hamby, Mary E.  1899 - 1976

                   , William G.  1898 - 1944

 

        several field stone markers in this area

 

146. Mershon, Raymond  2 years

                      , Athol  1883 - 1913

                      , Tisha Warnica  1887 - 1965

 

147. W. D. Hamby  6-29-1861  11-26-1955

 

148. Roe, Bessie M.  1904 - 1972

              , Morris B.  1898 - 1972

 

149. Boggs, Doris J.  Oct. 12, 1937

                 , Kenneth E.  Jun. 18, 1927  Jan. 30, 1977

 

150. Atkins, Gladys  1909 - 1932

                  , Clinton  1902 - 1932

                  , John H.  1904 - 1931

 

151. Newman, Dora A.  Nov. 24, 1868  Jun. 3, 1946

                      , Watson S.  Nov. 22, 1859  Aug. 1, 1950

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Background photograph: Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris 1999