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Beavers Cemetery
Woodland Township, Section 9, Decatur County, Iowa

Nearest town: Leon
Earliest tombstone burial: Apr. 28, 1853 (#9-1)

Photograph by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert, 2010

History: This cemetery was part of the BEAVER'S farm. Elmira (BEAVERS) LANE had the cemetery fenced because stones were being damaged by rooting pigs. There is a metal gate with an overhead arch, "Beavers."

 Designates a Veteran

SURNAMES:

   B    D    H    L
   M    P    R    V

NAME
ROW#, GRAVE#
DATE of BIRTH
DATE of DEATH
COMMENTS
 
B    
BAKER, Elizabeth A. (LENTZ)
wife of Jefferson BAKER
1 - 1
  19 Mar 1905
aged 70y 9m 25d
dau. of Erhardt & Elizabeth (COONTZ) LENTZ
BAKER, Jefferson
husb. of ELizabeth A. LENTRZ
1 - 1
  20 Jun 1890
aged 66y 1m 16d
son of Joseph & Mary BAKER
BAKER, John K.
1 - 2
1867 1914 
BAKER, Joseph E.
1 - 2
1864 1911 
BAKER, Ruth
dau. of R.T. & S.J. BAKER
1861 06 Jul 1876
AE 14y 11m 23d
 
BEAVERS, Alice J. (FITCH)
8 - 1
1883 1940 
BEAVERS, Andrew Jackson "Jack"
husb. of Eva RIDDLE
7 - 9
20 Jan 1816
Ohio
05 Apr 1901son of
Thomas & Sarah BEAVERS
OBITUARY
BEAVERS, Andrew Jackson
son of A.J. & E. BEAVERS
7 - 10
  22 Jun 1865
aged 2y 2m 24d
 
BEAVERS, Barbara Ann (RIDDLE)
wife of James K. BEAVERS
married 27 Mar 1864
5 - 1
30 Mar 1839
Rainsboro OH
03 Jun 1925
Leon IA
 
BEAVERS, Clara
dau. of J.S. & E. BEAVERS
James Seldon & Emma Frances (RICHARDSON) BEAVERS
  18 Dec 1878
aged 7y 3m 13d
 
BEAVERS, Dellie
dau. of J.K. & B.A. BEAVERS
James K. & Barbara Ann (RIDDLE) BEAVERS
5 - 2
  29 Nov 1880
aged 2y 8m 24d
 
BEAVERS, Ella B.
dau. of W.T. & M.E. BEAVERS
7 - 8
  26 Oct 1880
aged 2y 2m 24d
 
BEAVERS, Emma
dau. of J.S. & E.F. BEAVERS
8 - 3
  18 Nov 1880
aged 3y 8m 24d
 
BEAVERS, Emma Frances (RICHARDSON)
wife of J.S. BEAVERS
8 - 2
24 Jul 1852
Bloomfield IA
15 Dec 1921dau. of Harvey D. & Elizabeth (LOCKWOOD) RICHARDSON
BEAVERS, Eva (RIDDLE)
wife of Andrew J. BEAVERS
7 - 9
21 May 1823
Ohio
08 Aug 1901dau. of John & Anna (HARSHBARGER) RIDDLE
BEAVERS, Harvey J.
son of J.S. & E.F. BEAVERS
  20 Sep 1876
aged 1y 2m 16d
 
BEAVERS, Infant
dau. of W.T. & M.E. BEAVERS
7 - 7
20 May 1882 20 May 1882 
BEAVERS, Ira Dale
2 - 1
1926 1941 
BEAVERS, James K. "Grimes"
husb. of Barbra Ann RIDDLE
5 - 1
08 Oct 1838
Highland Co. OH
30 Apr 1915
Leon IA
son of
Joseph Allen & Christina 9SPARGUR) BEAVERS
BEAVERS, James Seldon
husb. of Emma F. BEAVERS
8 - 2
1850
Pickaway Co. OH
14 Jan 1929
Des Moines IA
son of Andrew Jackson & Eva (RIDDLE) BEAVERS
BEAVERS, Mabel G.
dau. of W.T. & M.E. BEAVERS
7 - 6
  02 Jul 1888
AE 3m 2d
 
BEAVERS, Mary
dau. of W.T. & M.E. BEAVERS
7 - 3
1852 1949 
BEAVERS, Mary A.
dau. of A.J. & E. BEAVERS
7 - 11
  16 Nov 1862
AE 4y 4m 12d
 
BEAVERS, Mary Elizabeth (McDOWELL)
wife of Wm. T. BEAVERS
7 - 5
04 Dec 1852
Ohio
07 Sep 1894dau. of Samuel & Pernelia McDOWELL
BEAVERS, Maurie M.
dau. of W.T. & M.E. BEAVERS
7 - 4
  20 Mar 1901
AE 11y 5m 19d
 
BEAVERS, Nellie
dau. of J.S. & E.F. BEAVERS
  27 Dec 1873
AE 17d
 
BEAVERS, William T.
7 - 5
  07 Sep 1894
AE 41y 6m 22d
 
BROWN, Marcellus05 Dec 1838 15 July 1905married 20 Mar 1861
Rebecca Jane LILLY
OBITUARY
BROWN, Rebecca Jane (LILLY)03 Jul 1840 14 Nov 1928
[uncut]
married 20 Mar 1861
Marcellus BROWNING
BROWNING, Della (BEAVERS)
wife of C.P. [Caleb Parker] BROWNING
6 - 1
  22 Mar 1909
AE 31y 1m 20d
 
D    
DEISHER, Carey
6 - 2
22 Dec 1844
Pickaway Co. OH
24 Jan 1928
Garden Grove IA
son of
David & Jane C. DEISHER
DEISHER, Jane
1st wife of Carey DEISHER
6 - 2
15 Oct 1841 30 May 1882 
DEISHER, Sarah J.
2nd wife of Cary DEISHER
6 - 3
  22 Mar 1909
AE 40y 7m 15d
dau. of
John & Anna (HARSHBARGER) RIDDLE
H    
HOLLAND, Infant
dau. of J.S. & C. HOLLAND
4 - 2
  15 Mar 1876
AE 3d
 
L    
LANE, Elvira B. "Ella"
wife of Travis C. LANE
3 - 3
01 Oct 1866 1957dau. of Andrew Jackson & Eva (RIDDLE) BEAVERS
LANE, George C.
dau. of J.S. & C. HOLLAND
3 - 2
1903 1931son of
Travis C. & Elvira B. LANE
LANE, Jettie Ophelia (VAUGHN)
wife of Clem F. LANE
married 30 Sep 1914
2 - 2
16 Aug 1896 13 May 1920
High Point IA
dau. of
Arthur F. & Ellen M. VAUGHN
LANE, Infant  18 May 1934beside Jettie's gravestone is a cement slab with a baby's footprint and date inscribed
LANE, Tomes E.
3 - 1
00 Nov 1897 1912son of
Travis C. & Elvira B. LANE
LANE, Travis C.
husb. of Elvira "Ella" BEAVERS
3 - 3
00 Feb 1860
Kentucky
1932son of
James & Susan (MASSEY) LANE
LENTZ, Solomon C.
husb. of Mary Ann RIDDLE
married 1855
7 - 11
15 Jan 1832
Hardy Co. VA
18 May 1858
AE 26y 1m 3d
son of
Erhardt & Elizabeth (COONTZ) LENTZ
Mary Ann (RIDDLE) LENTZ
1835 - 1936
dau. John & Anna (HARSHBARGER) RIDDLE
inter. Siam Cemetery
Taylor Co. IA
LINDSEY, Cordell
son of Milton F. & Lenora (BEAVERS) LINDSEY
6 - 6
19 Mar 1877 20 Aug 1879 
LINDSEY, Infant
child of Milton F. & Lenora (BEAVERS) LINDSEY
6 - 5
29 Jun 1888 29 Jun 1888 
LINDSEY, Lenora "Queenie" (BEAVERS)
6 - 4
29 Aug 1844
Ohio
06 Jul 1926dau. of John Wesley Mary Ellen (HANKINS) BEAVER
LINDSEY, Milton F.
6 - 8
00 Nov 1849
Ohio
00 Jan 1937 
LINDSEY, Stella
dau. of Milton F. & Leonora (BEAVERS) LINDSEY

6 - 7
11 Feb 1875 23 Feb 1875 
M    
MASON, David Charles10 Jun 1915 04 Mar 1992husand of
Crystal Fern MASON
b. 21 Feb 1920
McDOWELL, Perlina (ELMORE)&
wife of Samuel McDOWELL
7 - 2
  08 Oct 1889
AE 67y 1m 19d
 
  McDOWELL,
Samuel "Sam"*

husb. of Perlina ELMORE
7 - 1
12 May 1812
Cumberland Co. KY
21 May 1895
AE 83y 8d
Civil War Veteran
PVT. Bugler/Musician
Co. G, 3rd MO State Militia Cavalry, became Co. K, 7th MO State Militia Cavalry
04 Apr 1862- Dec 1862
METCALF, Mary E.
dau. of U. & J. METCALF
4 - 1
  03 Jun 1865
AE 11y 6m 3d
 
MONTGOMERY, Eliza J.
dau. of T. & E. MONTGOMERY
Thomas & Elizabeth (RIDDLE) MONTGOMERY
9 - 1
  16 Mar 1857
AE 2y 11m 5d
 
MONTGOMERY, John R.
Thomas & Elizabeth (RIDDLE) MONTGOMERY
9 - 2
  17 Jun 1865
AE 9m 21d
 
MONTGOMERY, Mary M.
dau. of T. & E. MONTGOMERY
Thomas & Elizabeth (RIDDLE) MONTGOMERY
9 - 1
  23 Apr 1853
AE 16d
 
P    
PAXTON, Julia (BEAVERS)21 Apr 1911
Decatur Co. IA
1940
Des Moines IA
 
R    
RIDDLE, Anna (HARSHBARGER)**
wife of John RIDDLE
married 28 Jun 1829
Fincastle VA
8 - 4
21 Nov 1799
Botetourt Co. VA
22 May 1899
AE 99y 1d
dau. of
Christian & Barbara (AMMEN) HARSHHBARGER
OBITUARY
   RIDDLE,
John RIDDLE**

husb. of Anna RIDDLE
8 - 5
1797
Roanoke Co. VA
28 Feb 1872
AE 75y 16d
War of 1812 Veteran
surname on stone spelled "RIDDELL"
son of Andrew & Catherine (RADER) RUDDELL
V    
VANCE, Solomon Joseph
5 - 3
1878
Decatur Co. IA
08 Dec 1880
AE 2y 5m 10d
Decatur Co. IA
son of
George Price & Anna Elizabeth (LENTZ) VANCE

 

* John and Anna (HARSHBARGER) RIDDLE were parents of 10 children: Samuel, Eva, Catherine, Rebecca, Jacob, Elizabeth, Martha, Mary Ann, Barbara Ann and Sarah Jane.

** Samuel "Sam" and Perlina (ELMORE) McDOWELL gave the land for the New Salem Cemetery, Davis City, Iowa, in 1874. One of their daughters, Sarah Jane (McDOWELL) STILL, is interred in this cemetery.

Sources: Cemeteries of Decatur Co. IA; compiled by Lois Slade
and transcribed for our site by Janice Lira; updated by Sharon R. Becker, December of 2013.
Additional transcriptions from WPA Records and obituaries.


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