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                                                                  Oak Ridge Cemetery

                                                                 Oak Ridge Cemetery
                                                                  Orion Township, Richland County, Wisconsin  USA

                                                              HERE THEY SLEEP Narrative

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                                                                                          (Last Updated October 9, 2011)

SURNAME   Given Name  MAIDEN-OTHER       
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ABBEY, Ruth Elizabeth              1888 1894 10-31-1888 09-22-1894
     Daughter of William S. & Ida Elmira (Blake) Abbey. Aged 5Ys 10Ms 22Ds
    
Granddaughter of  Simon S. & Mary Magdalena (Ambrose) Blake.
    
"Gone but not forgotten"  Aged 5Ys 10Ms 22Ds
     Note: Marker laying flat!

BLAKE, Grant Burdine               1871 1872
     Son of Simon S. & Mary Magdalena (Ambrose) Blake.
     Note: Added from family history. Cemetery not listed!
     Note: HERE THEY SLEEP did not list - no marker?

BLAKE, John Ambrose G.             1868 1870 09-07-1868 07-21-1870
     Son of Simon S. & Mary Magdalena (Ambrose) Blake. Aged 1Ys 10Ms 14Ds
     Note: 1870 cenus "Died of cholera morbus" listed as Joshua G. but
           believe Joshua is in error and should be John Ambrose G. as listed!
     Note: Marker laying flat!

BLAKE, Mary Magdalena AMBROSE      1836 1909 04-30-1836 05-11-1909
     MS with Simon. Married Simon S. Blake on January 19, 1855.
     Daughter of John W. & Saloma (Kanable) Ambrose.  Small="Mother"
     "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord"

BLAKE, Simon S.                 1829 1904 10-29-1829 03-05-1904
     Private Co B 25th Wis Inf - Civil War   F=Civil War
     MS with Mary. Married Mary Magdalena Ambrose on January 19, 1855.
     Son of Burdine & Mazey Ann (Simpkins) Blake.
     "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord"

EPRIGHT, Ida M.                    1899 1918 02-19-1899 10-28-1918
     Daughter of William DeWitt & Ida Belle (Halstead) Epright.
FOARD, (Baby)                      1914 1914 10-28-1914 10-28-1914
     Son of Oscar L. & Lorena Belle (Horne) Foard.
     Note: Added from death record.
FOARD, (Baby)                      1915 1915 06-21-1915 06-21-1915
     Daughter of Oscar L. & Lorena Belle (Horne) Foard.
     Note: Added from death record.
FOARD, (Baby)                      1924 1924 04-10-1924 04-10-1924
     Son of Oscar L. & Lorena Belle (Horne) Foard.
     Note: Added from death record.
FOARD, Catharine KELLER-LEGGETT    1820 1902 06-19-1820 03-10-1902
     Married Eli Leggett.
     Married Stephen Foard.

     Daughter of Isabell Keller.
FOARD, Charlotte Eliza "Lottie" LEGGETT 1853 1927 02-27-1853 06-07-1927
     MS with Harry. Married Harry Foard on April 11, 1873.
     Daughter of Eli & Catherine (Keller) Leggett. [See Catherine FOARD]
FOARD, Donald Frederick            1922 1922 05-14-1922 05-22-1922
     Son of Oscar L. & Lorena Belle (Horne) Foard.
     Note: Added from death record.
FOARD, Harry                   1851 1930 12-13-1851 08-07-1930
     MS with Lottie. Married Charlotte Eliza "Lottie" Leggett April 11, 1873.
     Son of Stephen & Sarah (Martin) Foard.
FOARD, Lottie May                  1880 1894 05-02-1880 02-08-1894
     Daughter of Harry & Charlotte Eliza "Lottie" (Leggett) Foard.
FOARD, Stephen                     1820 1910 04-26-1820 02-28-1910
     Private Co H 46th Wis Inf - Civil War    F=Civil War
     Married Sarah Martin.
     Married Catharine Keller-Leggett.
FRY, Barbara Elizabeth             1870 1880 04-03-1870 01-04-1880
     Daughter of Isaac Gabriel & Harriett A. (Cole) Fry. Aged 9Ys 9Ms 1Ds
FRY, Harmon                        1883 1885 05-16-1883 07-29-1885
     Son of Isaac Gabriel & Harriett A. (Cole) Fry.
     Note: Added from death record.
HALSEY, Salome                     1883 1886 03-05-1883 03-07-1886
     Daughter of Rev. A.G. & K. Halsey. Aged 3Ys 2Ds
HEWITT, Bertie                     1868 1889 01-28-1868 02-19-1889
     Married Lucy Smith on October 21, 1887.
     Son of Robert & Betsy Hewitt.
     Note: Added from death record.
LEGGETT, Charles Horton            1851 1916 06-09-1851 01-01-1916
     MS with Frances. Married Frances Diana Foard on January 5, 1878.
     Son of Eli & Catherine (Keller) Leggett. [See Catherine FOARD]
LEGGETT, Frances Diana FOARD       1858 1923 08-31-1858 05-10-1923
     MS with Charles, Married Charles Horton Leggett on January 5, 1878.
     Daughter of Stephen & Sarah (Martin) Foard.
MCCLAREN, Alvaretta Eleanor KINGERY-FULLER
     Married Samuel E. McClaren on February 16, 1880.
     Married Wilber R. Fuller on January 25, 1900.
     Daughter of Aaron & Sarah (Duren) Kingery.
     Note: No dates listed!
MCCLAREN, Anna                     1860 1909            05-07-1909
     Daughter of James M. & Sarah Jane (McMillan) McClaren.
MCCLAREN, Austin F.                1886 1896 03-01-1886 10-01-1896
     Son of Samuel E. & Alvaretta Eleanor (Kingery) McClaren. Aged 10Ys 7Ms
MCCLAREN, David Madison            1871 1935            08-15-1935
     Son of James M. & Sarah Jane (McMillan) McClaren.
MCCLAREN, James M.                 1829 1902 11-04-1829 03-02-1902
     Married Sarah Jane McMillan.
     Son of James & Mary McClaren.
MCCLAREN, Lambert                  1906 1906 07-02-1906 12-11-1906
     Daughter of Arthur E. & Lorena (Stettler) McClaren.
MCCLAREN, Martin L.                1862 1889 03-10-1862 08-31-1889
     Son of James M. & Sarah Jane (McMillan) McClaren.
MCCLAREN, Mary                     1885 1915 01-15-1885 10-21-1915
     Daughter of Samuel E. & Alvaretta Eleanor (Kingery) McClaren.
     Note: Added from death record.  Aged 30Ys 9Ms 6Ds
MCCLAREN, Mary Etta FRY            1866 1895 09-21-1866 08-11-1895
     Married William J. McClaren on November 12, 1884.
     Daughter of Isaac Gabriel & Harriett A. (Cole) Fry.
MCCLAREN, Samuel E.                1854 1898 11-22-1854 11-20-1898
     Married Sarah Jane Perkins on January 6, 1878.
     Married Alvaretta Eleanor Kingery on February 16, 1880.
     Son of James M. & Sarah Jane (McMillan) McClaren.
MCCLAREN, Sarah Ann                1881 1901            07-02-1901
     Daughter of Samuel E. & Alvaretta Eleanor (Kingery) McClaren.
MCCLAREN, Sarah Jane MCMILLAN      1830 1909            07-20-1909
     Married James M. McClaren.
     Daughter of Samuel Wade & Nancy (Cook) McMillan.
MCCLAREN, William J.               1857 1941 12-30-1857 09-09-1941
     Married Mary Etta Fry on November 12, 1884.
     Son of James & Mary McClaren.
MCCLAREN, William Madison          1885 1888 10-14-1885 02-09-1888
     Son of William J. & Mary Etta (Fry) McClaren.
MCMILLIN, Nancy COOK               1810 1881
     Married Samuel Wade McMillin.
    
Note: Added based newspaper obituary index.
MCMILLIN, Samuel Wade              1803 1883 04-21-1803 02-10-1883
     Married Nancy Cook. Aged 80 years.
     Son of Daniel & Sarah (Oliver) McMillen.

     Note: Surname spelling varies" McMillan/McMillen/McMillin
     Note: Added from death record.
OELKE, Nannie Adelcia "Delia" MCCLAREN 1868 1923 12-31-1868 03-24-1923
     Married Otto Oelke on March 23, 1895.
     Daughter of James M. & Sarah Jane (McMillan) McClaren.
OELKE, Otto                        1867 1931 05-05-1867 01-23-1931
     Married Nannie Adelcia "Delia" McClaren on March 23, 1895.
     Son of Michael & Ernstina (Kitzman) Oelke.
RUE, Charles Wesley                1855 1912 04-07-1855 04-06-1912
     Son of John & Rachal (McMillan) Rue.
RUE, Florence M.                   1894 1894 04-22-1894 09-06-1894
     Daughter of Wesley & Jennie Rue.
     Note: Added from death record. No marker nor cemt. record at Ash Ridge
     Note: Death record listed as Ash Ridge cemetery. Believe OAK Ridge.

RUE, Infant                        1908 1908 04-05-1908 04-05-1908
     Infant child of C.W. Rue.
RUE, John                          1822 1905 11-02-1822 01-22-1905
     Private Co I 19th Wis Inf - Civil War
     Married Rachal McMillan.
     Son of Charles & Margaret Rue.
RUE, Oliver                        1857 1937 08-16-1857 10-24-1937
     Son of John & Rachal (McMillan) Rue.
     Note: Added from death record.
RUE, Rachal MCMILLAN               1831 1907 08-11-1831 04-30-1907
     Married John Rue.
     Daughter of Samuel Wade & Nancy (Cook) McMillan.
SHERMAN, Meritt Lorenzo "Mate" "M.L." 1831 1906 01-06-1831 08-21-1906
     Corporal Co K 52nd Illinois Inf - Civil War
     Marrie Catherine Susan "Kate" Ellithorpe on October 17, 1858 in IL.
     Son of Stuckley C. & Susan (McElvaine) Sherman.

     Note: No dates listed! Used Rootsweb dates. Died in Portland, OR.
WELCHER, William                   1838 1888
WELLSHER, Philip B.                1831 1880             06-02-1880
     Private Co B 33rd Wis Inf - Civil War    F=Civil War
     Married Samantha B. Hopkins.
     No dates! Used 1880 census for birth year and headstone provided for death.
     Note: Two markers for the same person; One Marker engraved "P.B. Wellsher" 
           and the Second marker engraved "Philip Welcker" both for the same
           Civil War unit. The Wisconsin Civil War roster listed as "Welcher"
     Note: Name varies: Philip/Phillip  Welcher/Welcker/Wellsher/Wellscher
    
WILLIAMS, Lena HAASIS              1878 1901 04-28-1878 08-16-1901
     Married Nathaniel O. Williams.
     Daughter of Mat & Lena Haasis.
     Note: Nathaniel later married Julia Chamberlin in 1908.
     Note: Added from death record.
WILLIAMS, Lewis Riley              1843 1906 07-04-1843 12-01-1906
     Private Co H 31st Wis Inf - Civil War   F=Civil War
     Married Margaret McMillan-Booher on April 23, 1866.
     Son of John & Saphrona Williams.
WILLIAMS, Margaret MCMILLAN-BOOHER 1832 1916 08-07-1832 12-28-1916
     Married John Bugher/Booher.
     Married Lewis Riley Williams on April 23, 1866.
     Daughter of Samuel & Nancy (Cook) McMillan.
WILLIAMS, Melvina                  1901 1901 08-12-1901 08-24-1901
     Daughter of Nathaniel O. & Lena (Haasis) Williams.
     Note: Added from death record.
WILSON, (Baby)                     1908 1908 09-10-1908 09-10-1908
     Son of Thomas Smith & Margaret Elvira (Williams) Wilson.
      Note: Added from death record.
WILSON, (Baby)                     1917 1917 09-22-1917 09-22-1917
     Son of Thomas Smith & Margaret Elvira (Williams) Wilson.
      Note: Added from death record.
WILSON, Leona Belden               1905 1905 07-28-1905 09-15-1905
     Daughter of Thomas Smith & Margaret Elvira (Williams) Wilson.
      Note: Added from death record.
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                              Maiden Name Cross - Reference
 

MAIDEN/Other marriages    Given Name                     Burial Surname
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AMBROSE                   Mary Magdalena                 Blake
Booher-MCMILLAN           Margaret                       Williams
COOK                      Nancy                          McMillin
FOARD                     Frances Diana                  Leggett

FRY                       Mary Etta                      McClaren
Fuller-KINGERY            Alvaretta Eleanor              McClaren
HAASIS                    Lena                           Williams
KELLER-Leggett            Catherine                      Foard
KINGERY-Fuller            Alvaretta Eleanor              McClaren

Leggett-KELLER            Catharine                      Foard
LEGGETT                   Charlotte Eliza "Lottie"       Foard
MCCLAREN                  Nannie Adelcia "Delia"         Oelke
MCMILLAN-Booher           Margaret                       Williams
MCMILLAN                  Rachal                         Rue
MCMILLAN                  Sarah Jane                     McClaren
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      Veteran's Report for Oak Ridge Cemetery
           (Total of 6 as of November 20, 2009)

   Civil War Veterans [1861-1865]
BLAKE, Simon S.                               1829  1904   C
FOARD, Stephen                                1820  1910   C
RUE, John                                     1822  1905   C
SHERMAN, Meritt Lorenzo "Mate" "M.L."         1831  1906   C
WELLSHER, Philip B.                           1831         C
WILLIAMS, Lewis Riley                         1843  1906   C

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