Franklin twp., Sec.24
To reach Horton cemetery: From the west edge of Woodburn take R69 gravel south about 2.8 miles to H45 (third gravel road west), turn west there and drive .9 mile - OR - From Osceola, go south on highway 69 to H45 (the second gravel road heading east from the south edge of Osceola), turn east on H45 and drive approxmately 7.4 miles to the cemetery. The drive angles from the east side of the cemetery to the north side of the 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. The CCGS 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. 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."
01-01 HORTON, Chanucey C. May 13, 1833 - Sep 16, 1909 01-01 HORTON, Barbara E., his wife Feb 28, 1850 - Jun 4, 1910 02-01 ( Plain marker) 02-02 (HORTON?)Ethel May Jul 14, 1893 - Jan 23, 1894 02-03 (HORTON?) Ethel Edna Jul 24, 1891 - Oct 26, 1892 02-04 (HORTON?) Infant son Mar 13, 1885 02-05 (HORTON?) Infant dau Mar 26, 1883 (No surname given on above 4 stones, but WPA said they were Hortons; Children of C.C. & B.E. Horton) 03-01 BENSON, Jane Sep 13, 1820 ñ Mar 12, 1880 age 59y 5m 29d 03-01 BENSON, W.S. Mar 7, 1850 ñ Nov 16, 1903 03-01 BENSON, Alice May Feb 17, 1875 ñ Feb 28, 1875 age 11 d 04-01 DEARMIN, Stella 1877 - 1886 05-01 DARNELL, George W. 1886 - 1948 05-02 WILEY, Twyla E. dau of A.W. & Hattie Wiley Apr 17, 1906 - Nov 15, 1906 05-03 Stone 05-04 OLIVER, Permelia J. wife of W.L.S. Oliver d. Jan 19, 1895 42y, 5m, 20d. 05-04 OLIVER, Lilly E.B. dau of W.L.S. & P.J. Oliver d. Feb 5, 1895 11m, 13d. 05-04 OLIVER, W.L.S. Apr 14, 1843 - Jun 4, 1932 06-01 FELLOWS, Infant dau of C.E. & I.M. Fellows Jun 26, 1904 - Dec 26, 1904 06-02 Slab 06-03 ALEXANDER, Mary M wife of G.B. Alexander 1870 - 1902 07-01 SMITH, Levi 1849 - 1924 07-02 ALEXANDER, Eldon Clare d. Sep 30, 1902 3y, 3m, 17d. 07-02 ALEXANDER, Dorothy Rose d. Sep 21, 1902 1y, 8m. Children of E.A. & Bessie Alexander (2 foot stones)
These additional burials were included in Loren Horton's listing of the cemetery at the Iowa State Historical Libray in Des Moines but not found in 1996 when the cemetery was walked.
Cloush, infant child of Everett Cloush
Benson, Infant twin sons of W. S. Benson
Oliver, Infants, two children of Joe Oliver
Benson, Priscilla R.