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Wayne County, Illinois

The Bethel Cemetery Information was mostly gleaned from the book "Wayne County Illinois Cemetery Inscriptions" Vol 1-8, compiled and printed by Doris Bland, 1971, Fairfield, IL (Lib. Congress Call # F547.W25 B55),

pages 9,11,13,14,16,17,18,19,21,22,25,16 and 29

                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

Row

Name

Birth

Death

Inscription

 

7

Mary

Wife of D. McKibben

 

10-2-1837

6-1-1890

 

10

George G. Knodell

 

3-16-1847

8-15-1917

 

 

Olive

Wife of G.G. Knodell

10-17-1852

2-6-1893

As a wife devoted,

As a mother affectionate

As a friend ever kind and true

 

 

John M.

Son of G. G. & O. Knodell

9-23-1875

10-15-1892

Another link is broken

in our household hand

But a chain is forming

in a better land

 

 

Marker beside

no inscription

 

-

 

 

 

Edward,

Son of G.G. & O. Knodell

-

8-20-1875

Aged 1yr,20d

A little time on earth he spent

Till God for him, his angel sent

And then, fair child,

He closed his eyes

To wake to glory in the skies

 

11

Jno. M Knodell

2-23-1836

12-27-1867

I would not live always

No, welcome the tomb

Since Jesus hath lain there

I dread not its gloom

 

 

Lewis Knodell

-

12-28-1877

Aged 71y,10m,24d

 

 

 

Wooden marker beside,

very old, no inscription

 

-

-

 

12

Oscar W. Melrose

1909

1918

 

 

 

William C. Melrose

1863

1938

 

 

 

Laura Ann his wife

1872

1911

 

 

13

Harrison Melrose

1888

1948

 

 

 

John Glaze Melrose

1858

1939

 

 

 

Louisa Melrose

1861

1939

 

 

 

Wm Frank Melrose

1885

1920

At rest

 

 

William Melrose

3-23-1823

2-18-1879

He has gone to a mansion of rest

---a religion of sorrow and pain

That glorious land,

by the Deity blest--------again

 

 

Eliza McKibben,

Wife of W.J. Mann

3-11-1868

3-30-1894

Aged 26 yr,19d

A precious one from us is gone

A voice we loved is stilled

A place is vacant in our home

Which never can be filled

 

 

Lelah S. Allison

9-16-1893

1-7-1956

 

 

15

Archibald Melrose

-

5-16-1871,

Aged 49y,6m,15d

 

 

 

Leander Melrose

-

4-8-1872,

Aged 54y,11m,28d

Afflictions long time I bore

Physicians all in vain

Till God did please to call me home

And free me from all pain

 

 

Leander Melrose

4-10-1817

4-8-1872

 

 

 

Elizabeth, his wife

10-14-1829

11-10-1915

 

 

 

Gibson Melrose

2-19-1845

8-12-1896

 

 

16

Leander Melrose

2-4-1853

4-18-1902

Aged 49y,2m,14d

A precious one from us has gone

A voice we loved is stilled

A place is vacant in our home

Which never can be filled.

 

 

William Melrose

3-28-1826

2-18-1879

[Note: William Melrose listed on

Rows 13 & 16 are born 3 years

apart and died on the same day.

They are also the earliest born

on my list]

 

 

Sarah S. Melrose

12-8-1825

1-14-1914

Gone but not forgotten

 

17

Christina M.

Wife of Wm. Knodell

 

10-12-1842

3-27-1932

Mother

 

William Knodell

2-4-1838

4-3-1892

Father

 

 

Lide Skinner

1869

1908

Mother

 

19

Maud F. Knodell

1885

1968

 

 

 

Chester A. Knodell

1881

1964

 

 

21

Iva M. McKibben

1888

1968

 

 

 

Hugh A. McKibben

1890

1960

 

 

 

Hazel A.,

Dau. of J. & J.L. McKibben

 

12-4-1892

12-5-1892

 

 

John McKibben

4-3-1866

4-22-1918

 

 

 

Laura J. McKibben, his wife

6-19-1869

1-13-1955

At rest

 

 

Melvin G.,

Son of W.H & N.E. McKibben

10-19-1887

7-17-1889

How much of light, how much of joy

Is buried with our darling boy

 

23

George W. McKibben

1881

1920

 

 

 

Elizabeth, his wife

1879

1962

 

 

25

Ira Lynn Pendelton

1886

19—

 

 

 

Annalee Andrews Pendelton

1885

1949

 

 

26

Effie Mann

1888

1972

 

 

 

Curt Mann

1892

1956

 

 

 

Frank Mann

1867

1924

 

 

27

Catherine McKibben

1871

1926

Mother

 

 

Elmer E. McKibben

1872

1941

Father

 

28

Raleigh J. McKibben

1898

19--

 

 

 

Mary L. McKibben

1900

1970

 

 

 

Malinda Mann

1840

1907

 

 

 

Ferdinand Mann

1843

1912

 

 

29

Nellie Mann

-

1911

Mom & Dad

 

 

Everett V. Mann

1906

1975

Mom & Dad

 

 

 

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