Clarke County, Iowa Cemeteries

Chaney Cemetery

Green Bay twp., Sec. 27

To reach Chaney cemetery: From highway 69 south of Osceola (approximately 7.5 miles from south edge of Osceola) turn east on  H50 and follow it approximately 2.9 miles to Chaney cemetery.

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The Clarke County Genealogical Society compiled this listing of burials by walking the cemetery. This listing is included in their book Clarke Co., IA Cemeteries, vol. 2: The Rural Cemeteries, c. 1997. They still retain copyright to this list. I am grateful to them for sharing this information .

The stones are recorded in the order they are set in the row. They started in the northwest corner and every row of stones was read from the north end to the south end, always working from the western-most row to the east. If the cemetery was divided into sections, each section will start in its northwest corner. The listing is by rows of stones, not by lots. Their intention was to include all the names, dates, places, relationships, military histories and organization memberships that were engraved on the stone. They did not note metal spikes set into the ground, such as GAR markers, as those markers are sometimes moved by mowers, vandals, or children so can't be counted on as an accurate source of information. Space limitations prevented them from including poetry and inspirational notations engraved on the stones.

Each stone is listed with a row-stone number such as 05-03 (the third stone in the fifth row). If there is more than one person named on the same stone, the number is repeated for each one. Words in (parenthesis) are not actually on the stone. Often only given names and dates were engraved on the foot stones next to a large family headstone. They made an effort to determine the surname for those foot stones, based on type of stone and proximity to a family headstone, then put the surname in parenthesis. There is the possibility of error. Also in parenthesis are notations about the condition or location of the stone or additional information about the deceased person taken from the WPA's Graves Registration book.

Underlined words or numbers indicate that the word or number was difficult to read and that they have made a "best guess."

Chaney Cemetery

This cemetery was referred to by the WPA as Weldon-Chaney Cemetery.

 

01-01 SIDENER, Eliza J d. Oct 16, 1857 age 18y 2m.

01-01 SIDENER, William H (on ground) d. Oct 10, 1857 son of P. & E.J. Sidener

01-02 CHANEY, Henry M son of W. & L. Chaney Jun 11, 1858 age 15y 9m 11d

01-03 BALLOY, Norman H son of J.N. & M.E. Balloy d. Aug 27, 1872 age 7m 2d.

01-04 LOWE, Earl L son of U.H. & C.E. Lowe d. Nov 13, 1877 (WPA said age 10m 20d)

01-05 JOHNSON, Frankie E. A wife of F.W. Johnson Jr. d. Apr 10, 1879 age 24y 4m 6d.

01-06 LOWE, Eva Bell dau of T.J. & S.A. Lowe Mar 3, 1868 - May 17, 1882

01-07 LOWE, Orie A dau of J.H. & C.E. Lowe d. Aug 13, 1887 age15y 6m 1d

01-08 (CHANEY) Lydia cement slab

01-09 CHANEY, Lydia wife of Wm. Chaney d. Jan 8, 1889 age 70y 7m 1d

01-09 CHANEY, Wm d. Apr 23, 1897 age 81y m 15d.

01-10 W.A.C.

01-11 LOWE, Almira Luella dau of T.J. & S.A. Lowe Jun 1, 1865 - Aug 29, 1901

01-12 LOWE, Thomas J May 4, 1836 - Nov 5, 1901

01-13 LOWE, Thomas J May 4, 1836 - Nov 5, 1901

01-13 LOWE, Sarah A his wife Oct 24, 1844 - Jan 12, 1919

01-13 LOWE, Luella A Jun 1, 1865 - Aug 29, 1901

01-13 LOWE, Eve B Mar 3, 1868 - May 17, 1882

01-14 (Cement around a grave)

 

02-01 HOLT, Alice 1860 - 1941

02-02 HOGUE, Ester wife of D.W. Hogue d. Sep 25, 1855 (WPA said Ester WHISTLER, wf of D. Whistler, dau of J.E. & M.L. Hogue, but says b Sep 29, 1855?)

02-03 HOGUE, Mary L wife of J.E. Hogue d. Dec 18, 1866 age 33y 2m 23d

02-04 LOWE, Clara E 1852 - 1930

02-04 LOWE, Uriel H 1847 - 1932

02-05 RITTER, Prescella 1858 - 1930

02-05 RITTER, William R 1851 - 1935

 

03-01 MATHEWS, Rachel C dau of W.T. & C. Mathews d. Apr 2, 1861 - age 1y 2m.

03-02 MATHEWS, Sarah E dau of ?.T. & C. Mathews d. Mar 23, 1860 age 1y 1m 26d.

03-03 MATHEWS, Catharine Logan May 17, 1832 - Oct 8, 1869

03-04 LOWE, Wesley C 1875 - 1948

03-04 LOWE, Florence M 1875 - 1959

03-05 KENTNER, Reva E 1921 - 1932

03-06 KENTNER, Elizabeth 1862 - 1942

03-06 KENTNER, Jackson B 1857 - 1940

03-07 McCLEARY, John Roy Inf. son of B.R. & N.L. McCleary 1932 - 1933

03-08 McCLEARY, Neta L 1904 - 1979

03-08 McCLEARY, Basil R 1900 - 1981

 

04-01 RILEY, Mack 1892 - 1966 (funeral marker)

04-02 RILEY, Isaac H 1859 - 1940

04-02 RILEY, Clara B 1874 - 1932

04-03 KENTNER, Jennie F 1897 - 19__

04-03 KENTNER, J. Roy 1897 - 1966

 

05-01 (Cement, cannot read)

05-02 (Cement, cannot read)

05-03 ELLIS, Sarah Diane Oct 23, 1988 - Jan 20, 1991

 

06-01 McWILLIAMS, Pearl R Jul 15, 1879 - Mar 21, 1947

06-01 McWILLIAMS, Cleve H Jan 6, 1885 - Jul 31, 1962

06-02 McWILLIAMS, Merle E 1920 - 1976

06-02 McWILLIAMS, Eleanor M 1926 - (blank)

06-03 McWILLIAMS, Vera M 1920 - (blank)

06-03 McWILLIAMS, Paul E 1917 - 1955

06-04 McWILLIAMS, Betty R 1929 - (blank)

06-04 McWILLIAMS, E.R "Shorty" 1922 - (blank)

06-05 MOORE, Helen B 1913 - (blank)

06-05 MOORE, Max. L 1911 - 1966

06-06 ELLIS, Dorothy J Mar 31, 1915 - Jun 16, 1982

06-06 ELLIS, V. Roy Nov 19, 1910 - Dec 20, 1977

06-07 McWILLIAMS, Elsie dau of Cleo & Myrtle Osburne 1920 - 1970

06-08 McWILLIAMS, Don S IOWA PFC ARMY AIR FORCE WORLD WAR II Jan 14, 1911 - Apr 27, 1972

06-09 McWILLIAMS, Eddie Nov 11, 1948 - Dec 24, 1974

06-10 SIMMERMAN, Adam Keith Jan 18, 1969 - Dec 28, 1994

 

07-01 SHANKS, Judy M 1942 - (blank) wife

07-01 SHANKS, John 1936 - (blank) husband

07-02 SHANKS, Tracey Lee 1961 - 1979

07-02 SHANKS, Timothy John 1958 - 1979 sons & brothers

 

08-01 LARSEN, Peter H 1888 - 1979

08-01 LARSEN, Anna M 1891 - 1973

 

WPA LISTINGS

The following stones were listed by the WPA ca 1940, but not found in 1996

KOONTZ (the name Koontz is all that is engraved on stone)

MATHIACH, Joseph H d. Jul 3, 1935 age 10d

STHALL (the name Sthall, no other engraving on stone)

WARREN, Mary (PONGER) d. Nov 3, 1937 age 63y 2m 13d

WICKHAM, Harry H d. 1936 age 48 (WW vet)

 

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