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Afton Cemetery
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In 1875, the farm where the cemetery is located, was bought by Ephriam Cannon (Don Blake's Great Grandfather). In 1882, he sold 3 acres to Afton Township for $150. It was first known as the Cannon Cemetery and later the name was changed to Afton Township Cemetery. The Northern part ( new Part ) was where the Afton Township School # 3 stood. It was there until in the 1950"s. It was also known as the Cannon School and later known as the Riley School.
 
In October, 2002, Don and Annette Blake walked the cemetery and compiled this list of those buried there. They update this list on a regular basis. We regret any errors that might have been made. In 2007, the DAR donated a directory to the cemetery grounds.
 
Please contact the County Coordinator with any corrections.

This file is sorted alphabetically.  Click below for the first initial of the last name.

A - G H - O P - Z

Name Born Died Burial Plot Comments
Akers, Ada .M. (Smith) 1888 1926 161 Photo
Akers, George R. 1919 963 161 Photo, Tec 4 Army WWII
Akers, Melvin B. 1917 1941 161 Photo
Akers, Webster 1887 1983 161 Photo
Aldred, Violet B.19152015151
Aldrich, Hiram 1850 1926 114 Photo
Anderson, Arthur L. 1903 1957 35 Photo
Anderson, Bennie L. 1900 1938 35 Photo
Anderson, Clara D. (Ogle) 1862 1928 35 Photo
Anderson, Clariss Jane 1952 1977 10 Photo
Anderson, Cynthia 1957 1957 34 Photo
Anderson, Floyd 1896 1943 34 Photo
Anderson, Guy W. 1892 1955 37 Photo
Anderson, G. Willard 1925 1971 37 Photo, Navy WWII; Korea
Anderson, Hallie (O'Bannon) 1898 1943 37 Photo
Anderson, John R. 1922 1972 41 Photo, A Sgt. Marines WWII
Anderson, Louisa 1902 1903 137 Photo
Anderson, Mildred M. 1912 1987 10 Photo
Anderson, Robert F. 1934 1965 34 Photo
Anderson, Robert P. 1866 1938 35 Photo 1Photo 2
Anderson, Walter D.. 1909 1961 10 Photo, Army, WWII
Anderson, Wilmer E. 1918 1988 58A Photo, T/Sgt. Marines WWII
Andrie, May 1889 Aug 4 1889 41 Photo, aged 4M's 5D's, dau of A & Julia Andrie
Andrie, Pearl 1890 1890 41 Photo dau of A & Julia Andrie
Baldwin, Eliza 1830 Feb 25, 1901 118 Photo
Barlow, Carl 1888 1966 8 Photo
Beck, Emma C. Feb 12, 1868 July 27, 1952 144 Photo
Beck, John H. Feb 21 1862 Nov. 24, 1930 144 Photo
Beck, John O. 1900 1980 39A Photo
Beck, Infant 1906 Nov. 22, 1906 144 Photo, son of J.H.&E.E. Beck
Beck, Ruby M. 1901 1991 39A Photo
Bell, Charlie 1884 Aug. 16, 1884 45 Photo, son of T.F & A.E. BELL
Bell, T.F. Feb 8, 1846 May 7, 1921 45 Photo
Benson, George 1845 1928 120 Photo
Benson, Louisa 1878 1941 120 Photo
Benson, Nellie 1843 1900 120 Photo
Benson, Steven Craig 1969 April 26, 1969 202 Photo
Benson, Vernon D. 1929 1981 202 Photo
Berry, John "Jack" Feb 25, 1923 Feb 17, 2006 37 Photo, (Army Paratrooper WWII, Purple Heart)
Blackburn, Joseph 1818 July 19, 1897 55 Photo, aged 79Y's 3M's
Blake, Agnes (Scott) May 11, 1899 Nov. 9, 1993 88 Photo
Blake, Donna M1929201556
Blake, Effie (Cannon) Jan. 29, 1865 Feb. 16, 1955 88 Photo
Blake, Fred L. Aug. 8, 1864 June 18, 1945 88 Photo
Blake, John D. 1842 1884 91 Photo
Pvt. CoH. 12 Reg. NH Civil War /
Blake, John D. Sept. 9, 1893 April 28, 1969 88 Photo
Blake, Louisa A. 1844 1941 91 Photo
Blake, Rolan M. May 25, 1925 Mar. 28, 1999 56A Photo S/Sgt. Army AF WWII
Blachley, A. Edna (Ogle) 1896 1996 36 Photo
Blatchley, Artill W. 1889 1942 36 Photo
Bonsall, Electra I. 1881 1957 179 Photo
Bonsall, Jean Apr. 25, 1926 Dec. 7, 1926 179 Photo
dau. of Chester & Electa Bonsall
Bonsall, Larry E. Jul. 18, 1939 Aug. 19, 1939 179 Photo
son of Dick & Virginia Bonsall
Brownmiller, Francis19352012207
Brownmiller, Harold J. 1908 1965 207 Photo
Brownmiller, Lela M. (CAVE) 1912 1987 207 Photo
Brownmiller, Ronald L.     207 Photo Infant
Bushnell, Faye Ann 1908 1908 174 Photo
Bushnell, Fern Irene 1907 1939 174 Photo
Bushnell, Opal Marie 1910 1912 174 Photo
Cannon, Ephraim E. 1871 1872 43 Photo
Cannon, Ephraim D. 1827 1900 43 Photo Co.38 Wisc.Infn. Civil War
Cannon, Emily Irene 1831 1933 43 Photo
Cargin, Paul D.1942`2016
Carlson, Alvina G. 1932 1987 20A Photo
Carlson, Bertil 1932 2010 20A
Carlson, Iona M. 1902 1988 42A Photo
Carlson, John H.. 1921 1985 168 Photo
FC2 Navy WWII
Carlson, Patricia 1923 2001 168 Photo
Carlson, Steven C. 1953 1994 168 Photo
Carlson, Victor G. 1899 1985 42A Photo
Casey, Blanche F. 1903 1971 75 Photo
Casey, Dale B. 1929 1979 75 Photo
Casey, Donna Joy 1932 1946 75 Photo
Casey, Lillie M. 1881 1915 4 Photo
Cates, Thomas L. 1956 2006 201 Photo
Cave, Alice (Ogle) 1856 1930 170 Photo
Cave, Bernice (Stoner) 1888 1959 192 Photo
Cave, Clara B. (Stoner) 1885 1961 208 Photo
Cave, Effie J. (Coddington) 1875 1948 185 Photo
Cave, Frank E. 1886 1946 208 Photo
Cave, George 1848 1924 170 Phot
7th Indiana Light Artillery, Civil War
Cave, James H. 1876 1929 185 Photo
Cave, Jeannette (Borrink) 1912 1991 194 Photo
Cave, Lawrence E. 1911 1968 194 Photo
Cave, Leland F. 1880 1941 189 Photo
Cave, Opal (Menefee) 1884 1950 189 Photo
Cave, Purl Edward 1888 1959 192 Photo
Cave, William M. 1874 1949 170 Photo
Chandler, Vina 1866 1902 84 Photo
Childers, Jessie R. 1902 1978 168 Photo
Childers, Katie I 1905 1931 140 Photo
Childers, Lon 1897 1958 168 Photo
Pvt. Army WW I & II
Chiles, Emmet M. 1871 1953 187 Photo
Chiles, Nellie A. 1875 1964 187 Photo
Clover, Imogene 1918 2011 22A
Clover, Willis B 1915 1986 22A Photo
S1 Navy WWII
Clover, Willis B. JR. 1944 1998 22A Photo
UT 2 Navy Vietnam
Colvin, Hannah A. 1803 1882 46 Photo
Covell, Hattie O. 1854 1914 151  
Covell, John A. 1878 1956 151  
Covell, Lottie 1885 1991 151  
Craig, James R. 1975 1994 32  
Crane, Dale K. 1927 2006 32A  
Crane, Leone1927201632A
Crippen, Genie M. 1888 1982 211  
Crippen, Hughie E. 1886 1955 211  
Crippen, Irvin A. 1911 1978 211  
Crippen, Tracy D. 1917 1999 211 Cpl. Army WWII
Decker, Harold L. 1928 2005 24A  
Decker, Harold L. 1928 2005 24A  
Decker, Nickie A. 1956 1992 24A  
Decker, Ruth M. 1931 1994 24A  
Decker, Sharon B. 1958 1991 24A  
Demaree, Earl T. 1888 1978 159  
Demaree, Lowell B. 1924 1952 159 Tec 5 Army WWII
Demaree, Orpha M. 1906 1974 159  
Demaree, Sylvia A. 1893 1943 159  
Dodge, Blanche 1897 1998 102  
Donahue, Alfred 1949 2005 13A  
Doupe, Mary 1906 2007 144  
Doupe, Monte J. 1903 1987 144  
Dreyer, Helen C. 1915 2001 212  
Dreyer, Peggy Ann 1951 1953 212  
Dreyer, R. Frank 1913 1998 212  
Ducommun, Ann M. 1944 2003 107  
Ducommun, Clair 1913 2006 107  
Ducommun, Margery (Ware) 1924 1988 107  
Ducummun, Ronald 1952 1984 108  
Dunn, Amzey 1849 1924 52  
Dunn, Bertrand 1890 1965 143  
Dunn, Delbert 1878 1959 52  
Dunn, Elizabeth O. 1871 1932 143  
Dunn, Idella 1850 1925 52  
Dunn, John D. 1857 1924 143  
Dunn, Jennie (Ware) 1890 1972 7  
Dunn, Margaret D. 1825 1908 52  
Dunn, Myra 1900 1912 143  
Dunscombe, Elizabeth 1862 1901 122  
Dunscombe, Frederic H. 1880 1914 115  
Dunscombe, Mary (Ware) 1876 1929 115  
Edwards, William 1819 1906 129  
Elliott, Albert 1891 1964 204  
Elliott, Byrl W. 1919 1997 193 S/Sgt, Army WWII
Elliott, Dana B. 1948 1948 193  
Elliott, Eva (Smith) 1890 1960 204  
Elliott, Phyllis19212013193
Fitts, Edward 1863 1891 98  
Fitts, William E. 1892 1968 98  
Fogelman, Lester 1888 1888 95  
Funk, Agnes A. 1907 1908 176  
Funk, Alice A. 1849 1909 175  
Funk, Arthur N. 1875 1964 176  
Funk, Artie J. 1875 1909 175  
Funk, Cora Mae 1877 1912 175 .
Funk, Fannie M. 1881 1952 176  
Funk, George E. 1900 1914 176  
Funk, GeorgeW. 1842 1936 175  
Funk, Katherine E. 1867 1928 175  
Furman, Edward A. 1851 1941 81  
Furman, Emma J. 1854 1937 81  
Furman, Ethel M. 1888 1890 81  
Gould, Clifford L. 1916 1993 26A Sgt. Marines WWII
Gould, Fred 1884 1971 165  
Gould, Halcyon W. 1915 2000 26A  
Gould, Lavina 1888 1929 165  
Graham, Irvin O. 1875 1959 2  
Graham, Issac H. 1853 1933 2  
Graham, Josephine 1857 1887 2  
Graham, Luther F. 1885 1896 2  
Graves, Laura 1860 1902 121  
Graves, John Thomas 1854 1930 121  
Gray, Linnet 1886 1887 87  
Gray, Waldo 1883 1883 87  
Gregg, Alice L. (Cave) 1916 1986 186 Photo
Gregg, Francis A. 1935 1935 186 Photo
Gross, Charles E.19322017167
Gross, Joyce 1940 1994 167  
Gross, Laura Alice, 1863 1919 167  
 

Cemetery Location Information:
  • Address: on the corner of 490th St. and T Ave. (M-10) Map
  • GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 42.806N Longitude: -95.486W 
  • Directions from Cherokee: Take IA 3 east to county road M-10 (T Ave). Turn left (north) and follow the road about 4 miles. The cemetery is on your left.

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