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Afton Cemetery
Afton Township

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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
Palmer, Edna C. 1887 1888 82  
Palmer, Edward E. 1887 1888 82  
Parker, Albert 1858 1934 98  
Parker, Ida 1866 1955 98  
Parks, Russell 1909 2009 60  
Parks, Ruth A. 1911 2003 60  
Patterson, Mildred19142013189
Pentico, Jean E. 1933 2005 106  
Perrett, Joseph 1902 1912 40  
Peterson, Clifford S. 1927 2005 74  
Peterson, Jean 1921 2009 71  
Peterson, Jeremy W. 1978 1978 74  
Peterson, Lowell H. 1912 1995 71  
Peterson, Scott L. 1953 1991 71  
Pettengill, Fay G. 1906 1971 220 Photo
Pettengill, Ora B. (Young) 1908 1978 220 Photo
Phelan, Bryan J. 1896 1978 169  
Phelan, Glen A. 1907 1908 126  
Phelan, James 1856 1929 126  
Phelan, James L. 1887 1916 126  
Phelan, Robert W. 1920 1992 112  
Phelan, Sarah 1865 1950 126  
Phipps, Dorothy 1941 1974 195  
Pomeroy, Infant   1875 90  
Pomeroy, Oscar 1882 1883 90  
Powers, Grace Smith 1901 1982 78  
Prinkey, Jonas     134 Co.H 141st Ohio Infn. Civil War
Prinkey, Melissa 1834 1924 134  
Rahbusch, Peter W. 1956 1996 17A  
Raper, Ida E. 1875 1958 158  
Raper, John W. 1871 1948 158  
Rasmussen, Niels 1894 1945 182 Pvt. 168 Brig.
Rasmussen, Niels K. 1901 1958 182 MM 3 USNR WWII
Rasmussen, Robert 1928 1994 182 S1 Navy WWII
Rasmussen, Roseale 1901 1954 182  
Raymond, Arlene (Cave) 1923 1985 205 Photo
Raymond, Daniel H. 1957 2009 205  
Raymond, Harold R. 1907 1980 205 Photo
Redman, Hiram     132 Co. E 38th Wisconsin Infantry, Civil War
Redman, Violetta 1853 1923 132  
Rhea, Delores Adel 1926 1928 178  
Rhea, Doris 1923 1978 178  
Rhea, George A. 1923 2006 178 U.S. Army, World War II
Rhea, James 1847 1938 160  
Rhea, Mary E. 1850 1931 160  
Rhea, Nora M. 1902 1997 178  
Rhea, Robert R. Sr. 1929 1987 215 Pfc. Army Korea
Rhea, Virginia19332015215
Rhea, William J. 1891 1984 178  
Riley, Faye Irene 1901 1967 177  
Riley, Grace 1899 1981 177  
Riley, Wm. J. 1864 1951 177  
Ritz, Royal D. 1930 2008 44A  
Robb, Jack D. 1943 1963 152  
Robb, Marion J. 1913 1994 152  
Robb, Mary K. 1921 2003 152  
Robb, Teddy 1960 1967 152  
Rosentrater, John R 2011 2011 35A
Rux, Emily J. 1887 1975 215  
Rux, George C. 1876 1949 215  
Sanborn, Frank D. 1872 1947 216  
Sanborn, John A. 1832 1900 92  
Sanborn, Mary A. 1871 1964 216  
Sanborn, Susan A. 1838 1907 92  
Schallau, Chad 1971 1987 105  
Schmidt, Cheryl Drefke1937201334A
Schmidt, Melburn1917201734A
Schnell, Chris H. 1877 1944 147  
Schnell, Hazel M. 1904 2001 59A  
Schnell, Infant 1915 1915 147  
Schnell, Nancy J. 1876 1919 147  
Schnell, Oliver D. 1904 1994 59A  
Scholl, Marylu 1919 2009 41A  
Scott, Carrie 1869 1880 49  
Scott, Clarence 1894 1946 148  
Scott, Daniel C. 1869 1880 86  
Scott, David 1834 1906 86  
Scott, Edith (Blake) 1866 1955 91  
Scott, Gladys (Dunn) 1895 1916 148  
Scott, Harriett 1838 1875 49  
Scott, James M. 1837 1900 49  
Scott, John H. 1864 1963 91  
Scott, Mary J. 1837 1913 86  
Scott, Minnie C. 1899 1927 148  
Scott, Sarah 1871 1871 86  
Secor, Alice P. 1860 1925 162  
Secor, Elmer A. 1879 1954 162  
Secor, Emery 1852 1931 162  
Secor, Frank 1902 1953 119  
Secor, Ida M. 1882 1973 162  
Secor , Infant 1900 1900 119  
Secor, Marian L. 1916 1971 119  
Selk, Bonneta 1926 2004 169  
Selk, Harold 1926 2002 169  
Shove, Archie R. 1889 1951 142  
Shove, Duane L. 1916 1918 142  
Shove, Elizabeth 1832 1910 122  
Shove, Lillie G. 1841 1866 142  
Shove, Lincoln 1861 1913 142  
Shove, Ralph D. 1904 1920 142  
Siegel, Regina 1856 1892 131  
Sleezer, Arthur C. 1923 1987 171 Sgt., Army Signal Corps, WWII / Photo
Sleezer, Lucille A. (Young) 1924 1974 171 Photo
Sliefert, Johanna 1828 1912 141  
Sliefert, Wm. F. 1866 1956 141  
Smith, Albin S. 1846 1943 101  
Smith, Alveretta (Prinkley) 1869 1954 218  
Smith, Anna H. 1865 1945 101  
Smith, Anna Mae (Johnson) 1873 1926 140  
Smith, Bertha B. 1877 1955 133  
Smith, Bessie M. (Anderson) 1894 1977 204 Photo
Smith, Bufus O. 1897 1952 218 Farrier Army WWI
Smith, Charles A. 1872 1928 140  
Smith, Charles E. 1892 1911 140  
Smith, Clara A. 1901 1957 117  
Smith, Clara M. 1878 1948 103  
Smith, Clarence H. 1894 1982 117 QM 1 Navy WWI
Smith, Clifford 1911 1911 103  
Smith, Dean19342014217
Smith, Deanie 1882 1882 44 First Grave
Smith, Elby 1896 1985 62A  
Smith, Ella Mae (Hill) 1871 1938 78  
Smith, F. Fay 1893 1966 203  
Smith, Florence (Cannon) 1876 1942 104  
Smith, Floyd L. 1943 1997 61A  
Smith, Frank R. 1861 1944 218  
Smith, Fred J. 1891 1976 204 Photo
Smith, Gary 1942 2010 217
Smith, George 1914 1988 61A  
Smith, Helen M. 1915 1991 203  
Smith, J. Frank     104  
Smith, Jean A. 1921 2009 103  
Smith, John R. 1840 1882 44  
Smith, John S. 1918 1988 103  
Smith, Joseph M. 1858 1904 133  
Smith, Joseph Ray 1916 1993 60A  
Smith, LeRoy D. 1880 1944 103  
Smith, Letha 1918 2008 61A  
Smith, Lewis M. 1864 1947 160  
Smith, Lewis R. 1905 1959 217  
Smith, Marie June 1920 2000 60A  
Smith, Martha B. 1899 1984 218  
Smith, Merle 1924 2003 50A U.S. Navy WW II
Smith, Mordecai 1833 1920 139  
Smith, Muriel V. 1908 1998 217  
Smith, Phebe L. (Osborn) 1839 1908 139  
Smith, Robert R. 1919 1946 150  
Smith, Rose 1883 1979 174  
Smith, Sam 1885 1978 101  
Smith, Sandra K. 1940 1941 217  
Smith, Suzie (Ogle) 1867 1934 160  
Smith, Thomas E. 1866 1959 78 (Barney)
Smith, William 1885 1971 133  
Spotts, Ellery 1912 1971 40A  
Spotts, Marion1924201340A
Stanley, Phoebe S. 1839 1895 46  
Steinhoff, Joseph 1800 1876 85  
Stieneke, Audrey19502016156
Stieneke, Brenda Jean 1969 1969 157  
Stieneke,Dawn Renae 1966 1966 157  
Stieneke, Roy W. 1920 2004 156  
Stieneke, Vera A.19192014156
Stivers, Raymond L. 1904 1964 216  
Stivers, Ruth H. 1906 1990 216  
St. John, Byron A. 1872 1932 76  
St. John, Dwight 1913 1924 56  
St. John, Edward T. 1883 1943 56  
St. John,Elmirah 1887 1944 56  
St. John, Elva M. 1876 1932 76  
St. John, Infant 1901 1902 77  
St. John, Melissa 1850 1895 77  
Stokes, Richard 1874 1941 174  
Swanson, Arvid C. 1908 1990 164  
Swanson, Carl (Kled) 1909 1976 106  
Swanson, Edna19182015164
Swanson, Ruth (Ware) 1913 1991 106  
Terry, Mildred 1920 2006 219  
Terry, Woodrow T. 1918 2001 219 Lt. Col. Army WWII
Thompson, George 1860 1926 180  
Thompson, Leota Iden 1865 1936 180  
Tigges, Roger D. 1957 1978 66A  
Tilton, Anson 1861 1894 40  
Tilton, Boyd J. 1890 1944 163  
Tilton, Clarence W. 1898 1955 191  
Tilton, Eliza W. 1853 1945 5  
Tilton, Ethel B. 1890 1960 163  
Tilton, Francis A. 1921 2000 191 Sgt. Army AF WWII
Tilton, Inez Lucille 1913 1922 163  
Tilton, Lydia L. 1898 1955 191  
Tilton, Margaret M. 1921 2011 191
Tilton, Mero 1889 1889 40  
Tilton, Nathaniel A. 1868 1899 5  
Tilton, Nellie Rose (Anderson) 1871 1939 146  
Tilton, Washington J. 1851 1913 146  
Travagiokis ,James 1923 1925 184  
Van Roekel, Margie 1943 2009 149  
Van Roekel, Vernon19402013149
Waggie, Wallace C. 1898 1939 146  
Ward, Abraham 1834 1932 130  
Ward, Elizabeth 1807 1894 130  
Ward, Ida E. 1868 1944 130  
Ward, Joseph 1803 1896 130  
Ward, Laura V. 1840 1928 130  
Ware, Alice (Dunn) 1893 1975 210  
Ware, David Ezra 1852 1910 83  
Ware, Edward L. 1889 1955 210 Sgt. Inf. WWII
Ware, Elizabeth 1833 1913 51  
Ware, Forrest E. 1883 1967 124  
Ware, Geneva W. 1885 1962 149  
Ware, George W. 1855 1942 84  
Ware, Ida A. 1865 1908 116  
Ware, Infant 1878 1878 84  
Ware, John 1859 1948 51  
Ware, John E. 1885 1954 83  
Ware, J. Lee 1886 1962 149  
Ware, Kathryn Doupe 1890 1940 124  
Ware, Laura Adell 1881 1907 83  
Ware, Levi 1830 1909 51  
Ware, Mary Lucy 1851 1870 84  
Ware, Minerva 1853 1933 84  
Ware, William E. 1882 1963 83  
Ware, William F. 1857 1919 116  
Watters, Infant     42 Photo
Watters, Selvina (Ogle) 1853 1882 42 Photo
Webb, Elsie C. 1907 2003 187  
Webb, Leta Mae 1937 1937 187  
Webb, T. Gilbert 1926 1993 187 Cpl. Marines WWII
Webb, Theodore 1903 1975 187  
Weeks, Emily Caroline 1849 1921 168 Aunt Cal
Wenck, Michael 1982 1999 17A  
Whitney, Harriett 1840 1927 173  
Whitney, John 1838 1905 173  
Wilson, Clyde Edwin 1889 1973 219  
Wilson, Kenneth E. 1924 2005 219  
Wilson, Lucy Belle 1892 1937 219  
Wolcott, Kimberly1957201212A
Wolcott, Tony1958201612A
Wright, Harold M. 1923 1961 57 Cpl. Army WWII
Wright, Mildred 1899 1988 57  
Wymore, Duard Arthur 1914 1979 215 Pvt. Army WWII
Young, Claude 1894 1969 171 Photo
Young, Cora (Chadd) 1874 1931 220 Birth/death dates provided by Lynette Edsall / Photo
Young, Elbert 1901 1968 185 Photo
Young, Eva (Cave) 1900 1956 185 Photo
Young, Grace E. (Cave) 1897 1971 171 Photo
Young, Louis L. 1917 1917 171 Photo
Young, Palace Tine 1867 1954 220 Birth/death dates provided by Lynette Edsall / Photo
Zarr, Harriet L. 1928 2006 21A  
Zarr, Jared W.1923201521A
Zawodny, E. Lorraine 1925 1997 9  
Zwick, Alice E. (Hill) 1862 1936 127  
Zwick, Caroline 1827 1903 123  
Zwick, Carrie 1895 1895 127  
Zwick, Earl 1891 1953 214  
Zwick, Ethel H. 1903 1987 213  
Zwick, Florence 1894 1976 214  
Zwick, George E. 1899 1969 213  
Zwick, Samuel 1822 1897 123  
Zwick, William Alfred 1848 1941 127  

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