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SMITH CEMETERY
in Pleasant Township, Section 30

Red Rose Border

The Smith Cemetery is located near the center of the south side of section 30 of Pleasant Township and contains one acre. Originally Pleasant Township was a part of Cass Township until 1870 when the county was reorganized to make it civil townships coincide with the congressional. Even though burials started here around 1855, it wasn't until May 6, 1874 that H. Smith conveyed to the trustees of this land. J. Howard Kluever wrote an article for the 1980 Cass County History Book: I first visited this cemetery in October 1977 and found it a pretty burial spot. In May 1979 I once again visited this cemetery and found vandals had done a lot of damage to it. On my first visit I found a stone with the name James Stringham, 1855, but was unable to find it 2 years later. A Steven Stringham was buried Nov. 13, 1857, Margaret Laflar and Hiram Smith in 1858. The last burial was Marsha Groshong in 1964, although I have been unable to find this grave, It is difficult in such an old cemetery to determine how many burials have taken place, but I could Count 80. The place is maintained by taxes administered by the trustees. The Cass County Genealogical Society walked and recorded what stones were still there in 1980 and updated in 1986 by Mrs. Odessa Drake and Bernice Ihrke.

This cemetery was walked and recorded with photographs in April, 2013, by Carolyn DeLay.

The numbering of blocks start in the Northwest corner, going from Left to Right, North to South.

INDEX BY SURNAME


BLOCKLOTNAMEAGEDBORNDIEDNOTES
BLOCK 1:Lot 1:Wilson, Infant Son* Dec. 11, 1881Dec. 11, 1881 
  Wilson, Infant Son* Jul. 8, 1883Jul. 8, 1883 
  *Children of Samuel & Abigail Wilson
  Wilson, Samuel Nov. 5, 1836Sept. 4, 1900 
  Wilson, Abigail Apr. 22, 1845Jun. 9, 1921Wife of Samuel Wilson
 Lot 2:Smith, William Henderson May 16, 1843Jan. 20, 1910CO I, 23rd Rec., Iowa Inf
  Smith, Amanda A. Mar. 17, 1849Jan. 16, 1915Wife of William Smith
  Smith, Infant Son no dates Son of W. & A. Smith
 Lot 3:      
 Lot 4:Kile, Joda Jul. 12, 1878Feb. 28, 1881Son of Ransome & M. Kile
 Lot 5:Koons, AnnieAged 10 mos 16 dys Jul. 8, 1887Daughter of J. M. & L. L. Koons
  Koons, Lizzie L.Aged 37 yrs 5 mos 26 dys Oct. 31, 1898Wife of James M. Koons
 Lot 6:     
 Lot 7:     
 Lot 8:Cable, Flora E.Aged 1 yr 4 mos 18 dys Sept. 8,1885Daughter of Henry & Catherine Cable
 Lot 9:Bazer, Effie   no dates
  Blazer, Annia M.Aged 78 yrs 1 mo 7 dys Dec. 22, 1881 
BLOCK 2:Lot 1,2 3:Smith, Infant Son May 9, 1862May 9, 1862Son of Levi & Sarah A. Smith
  Smith, Mary E.Aged 16 yrs 8 dys May 26, 1862Daughter of Levi & Sarah A. Smith
  Smith, Dora AAged 29 yrs 9 mos 14 dysMay 28, 1863Feb. 11, 1892Daughter of Levi & Sarah A. Smith
  Smith, Sarah AAged 34 34 yrs 7 mos 3 dys Sept. 21, 1873 
  Infant DaughterAged 3 dys Sept. 24, 1873Daughter of Levi & Sarah A. Smith
  Smith, LeviAged 44 yrs 9 mos 17 dys Mar. 17, 1878CO. A 11 IA, GAR Marker
 Lot 4 & 5:Hill, Anna Eliza*Aged 8 yrs 2 mo 1 dy Jan 25, 1881Daughter of W. A. & M. A. Hill
  Hill, Caroline*Aged 9 yrs 10 mos 8 dys Jan. 25, 1881Daughter of W. A. & M. A. Hill
  Hill, Emaline*Aged 9 yrs 10 mos 17 dys Jan. 25, 1881Daughter of W. A. & M. A. Hill
  *No stones remain
BLOCK 3:Lot 1:Smith, Hiram Aged 53 yrs 9 mo 26 dys Nov. 9, 1858 
  Smith, NaomiAged 76 yrs 6 mos 11 dys Jun. 25, 1890Wife of Hiram Smith
 Lot 2:Smith, Ira O.Aged 1 yr 2 mos Dec. 28, 1881Son of H. C. & S. E. Smith
 Lot 3 & 4:Smith, Infant SonAged 12 hours Jan. 16, 1883Son of Oliver & E. Smith
 Lot 5:Smith, Roy W.Aged 5 mos 2 dys Jan. 18, 1887Infant Son of Rueben & M. L. Smith
BLOCK 4:Lot 1:Haworth, AmiAged 20 yrs 9 mos 9 dys Sept. 27, 1858Son of W. & S. Haworth
 Lot 2:Haworth, SarahAged 40 yr 9 mos 25 dys May 26, 1866Wife of Shobel Haworth
 Lot 3 &4:Haworth, WilliamAged 81 yrs 3 mos 16 dys  Apr. 19, 1867 
  Haworth, Job S.Aged 52 yrs 9 mos 22 dys May 13, 1886 
BLOCK 5:Lot 1:Haworth, PermelaAged 12 yrs 9 mos June. 2, 1873Daughter of W. W. & S. Haworth
  Haworth, SythiaAged 45 yrs 7 mos 10 dys Jul. 8, 1873 
  Haworth, William W. Jan. 24, 1831Jun. 1, 1913 
  Haworth, Infant SonAged 7 mos 10 dys  Jun. 22, 1864Son of W. W. & S. Haworth
 Lot 3:     
 Lot 4:     
 Lot 5:Wince, Hellen*Aged 40 yrs 3 mos 23 dys Nov. 4, 1881Wife of B. F. Wince
  *No stone remains
BLOCK 6:Lot 1 & 2:Hayden, Ella MAged 5 yrs 2 mos 7 dys Mar. 4, 1881Daughter of A. L. & J. A. Hayden
  Hayden, Henry H.Aged 2 yrs 4 mos 6 dys Jun. 4, 1880Son of A. L. & J. A. Hayden
 Lot 3 & 4:Thornton, Carl I.Aged 6 mos 7 dys Feb. 22, 1888Son of John G. & S. Thornton
 Lot 4 & 5:Haworth, James H.*   Nov. 20, 1876Son of Joseph S. & J. A. Haworth
  *No stone remains
BLOCK 7:Lot 1 & 2:Haworth, ElizabethAged 60 yrs 28 dys May 20, 1883Wife of Shobal Haworth
  Haworth, LovieAged 2 yrs 19 mos 13 dys Aug. 24, 1889Son of J. L. & S. A. Haworth
  Haworth, Rebecca 18521949 
  Haworth, Joseph B. 18451912 
  Haworth, Ruth 18931958 
 Lot 3& 4:Wright, EqualAged 8 mos 8 dys Sept. 19, 1888Son of W. W. & G. E. Wright
  Wright, Simeon Jul 6, 1825Jan. 13, 1900 
  Wright, Emaline Jan. 11, 1831Jul. 2, 1893Wife of Simeon Wright
 Lot 5:Reese, W. R. Jul. 6, 1845Dec. 22, 1901Gone Home - DAR Marker
  Reese, Emma Aug. 24, 1851Jan. 28, 1936 
  Reese, JohnAged 70 yrs 1 mo 5 dysMay 23, 1820Jul. 7, 1890 
BLOCK 8:Lot 1 & 2:Lawrence, Maggie M.Aged 1 yr 6 mos 17 dys Dec. 10, 1882Daughter of Thomas & S. E. Lawrence
  Lawrence, PermeliaAged 11 dys May 6, 1885Daughter of Thomas & S. E. Lawrence
 Lot 3:Miller, John No datesQuestion whether he was ever buried here
  Miller, ClarenceAged 1 yr 2 mos 18 dys Mar. 18, 1886Son of B. D. & S. E. Miller
 Lot 4:Barnes, Gertie E.  Nov. 5, 1892Daughter of George W. & Belle May Smith Barnes
 Lot 5:Weirich, Elizabeth (Boheer) Oct. 24, 1820Oct. 28, 1911Wife of Joseph Weirich
  Weirich, JosephAged 74 yrs 1 mo 22 dys May 21, 1895 
BLOCK 9:Lot 1 & 2:     
 Lot 3:     
 Lot 4:     
 Lot 5:Poore, L. G. Jan. 9, 1871Jan. 3, 1933 
  Smith, Elizabeth Helen Jan. 19, 1822May 20, 1908 
  Hall, Hester A.Aged 82 yrs 1 mo 2 dys Nov. 4, 1880Wife of W G. Hall
BLOCK 10:Lot 1:     
 Lot 2:     
 Lot 3:     
 Lot 4:Barnes, Leonard Sept. 3, 1832Jul. 25, 1908 
  Barnes, Mary LaflarAged 57 yrs 7 mos 21 dys May 23, 1894Wife of Leonard Barnes
  Cottrell, W. N. Mar. 23, 1844Apr. 28, 1914Civil War, CO E. 12th MI Reg Inf. Vol.
BLOCK 11:Lot 1:Boyd, Nora JoannaAged 4 yrs 2 mo 10 dys May 15, 1880Daughter of S. T. & S. E. Boyd
 Lot 2:Page, LillianAged 6 mos 28 dys Aug. 19, 1880Daughter of W. G. & B. A. Page
 Lot 3:     
 Lot 4:Groshong, Loretta PearlAged 7 yrs 7 mos 15 dys Feb. 4, 1901Daughter of G. H. & M. A. Groshong
  Groshong, Martha  18841964 
  Groshong, George H. 18651951 
 Lot 5:Grieves, John W. Aug. 30, 1868Aug. 10, 1911 
  Schultz, Mary A.Aged 24 yrs 7 mos 12 dys Apr. 14, 1883Wife of George Schultz
BLOCK 12:      
BLOCK 13:Lot 1:     
 Lot 2:Priddy, John N.Aged 18 yrs 5 mos 18 dys Jun. 21, 1864 
 Lot 3:     
BLOCK 14:      
BLOCKS 15, 16, 17,18:      
BLOCK 19:Lot 1:     
 Lot 2:Laflar, MargaretAged 23 yrs 6 mos 11 dys Oct. 18, 1858Wife of Wm. C. Laflar
 Lot 3:Laflat, Gordon 18561935 
  Laflar,Melissa 18611948 
  Laflar, Little MayAged 3 yrs 2 mos 20 dys Mar. 22, 1881Daughter of Gordon & Melissa LaFlar
BLOCK 20:Lot 1:     
 Lot 2:York, ElizabethAged 87 yrs  Apr. 24, 1876Wife of Joshua York
  York, JoshuaAged 87 yrs 2 mos 5 dys Jul. 25, 1858 
BLOCK 21:Lot 1:Stringham,Stephen P.Aged 67 yrs 1 mos 17 dys Nov. 13, 1857 
 Lot 2:Stringham, Peter T.Aged 36 yrs 10 mos 2 dys Sept. 20, 1858 
  Stringham, Susan Laflar No dates 
  Stringham, James   No stone remains
     1855 
BLOCK 22, 23, 24:      
BLOCK 25:Lot 1 & 2:Mewhirter, Frederick Apr. 25, 1823Dec. 14, 1897 
  Mewhirter, Hannah Feb. 7, 1835Jun. 23, 1898Wife of Frederick Mewhirter
  Mewhirter, ElizabethAged 34 yrs 7 mos 12 dysApr. 30, 1824Feb. 12, 1859Wife of Frederick Mewhirter
  Mewhirter, John B.Aged 13 yrs 2 mos 16 dys May 28, 1859Son of Frederick & Elizabeth Mewhirter
BLOCK 26:Lot 1:     
 Lot 2:Mewhirter, Mary AnneAged 87 yrs 22 dys Nov. 7, 1885Wife of Barr Mewhirter
 Lot 8:Cary, Baby  1916Son of Roy Cary
  Cary, Baby  1918Son of Roy Cary

 

Contributed by Carolyn DeLay, January, 2015.

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