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Elm Cemetery
Morgan Township, Section 24, Decatur County, Iowa

Photograph courtesy of Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert

Nearest town: Lineville
Earliest tombstone burial: November 5, 1849 (#2-5)

Latest tombstone burial: May 24, (#8-6)

History: The McMurtrey brothers, John (and wife, Eveline) and Joshua (and wife, Nancy) were early settlers coming from Tennessee and Kentucky in 1854. They gave the land for the cemetery. Elm Chapel (which was torn down about 1958), was located nearby to the southwest. The name Elm Cemetery was taken from the elm timber in the area.

The Lentz brothers, who were blacksmiths, made the interesting gate which features a large metal wheel.

The following news item appeared in the Leon newspaper about 1930: "Memorial service at Elm Cemetery in Morgan township was held all day May 30. A program was prepared for the event including music by the Douglas orchestra."

Above photograph & cemetery sign photograph courtesy of Bluemax63

SURNAMES:

An * means no tombstone, but indicates a known burial.
designates a Veteran

   A    B    C    D    E    F    H
   J    L    M    O    P    S  Unknown

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NAME
ROW#, GRAVE#
DATE of BIRTH
DATE of DEATH
COMMENTS
 
A    
ADAIR, Christinia
NE Sec., * no stone
  Dec 1914
 
 
ADAIR, Joseph
NE Sec., * no stone
25 Nov 1846
 
28 Dec 1926
 
 
ADAIR, Robert Thomas
NE Sec., * no stone
  00 Jul 1910
 
twin brother of William ADAIR
 
ADAIR, William
NE Sec., * no stone
  1892
 
twin brother of Robert T. ADAIR
 
ADAIR, William Henry
NE Sec., * no stone
  00 Jan 1900
 
 
ANDERSON,
James Marion

 
 
 
 
1834
Delaware IN
 
 
 
 
27 Sep 1879
Mercer Co. MO
 
 
 
Civil War Veteran, PVT
son of James & Mariah (DULY) ANDERSON
husband of
Sarah STUTEVILLE (1834-1910)
inter. Thrawl Cem., OK
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B    
BRIGHT, Robert E.
2-4
back of gravestone
 
06 Jan 1881
Lineville IA
 
29 Jul 1881
AE 6m ?
Lineville IA
 
Son of G.C. & M.E. BRIGHT"
[George Cornelius & Martha Ellen (SPENCER) BRIGHT
interred at Gatliff Cemetery
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C    
CROCKETT, Susanna
3-4
 
  28 Oct 1876
AE 77y 3m 12d
WPA Records
 
 
CROCKETT, William J.
3-3
 
  23 Jun 1876
AE 68y 5m 10d
 
CRUM, John C.
6-2
 
 
  07 May 1876
AE 4y 1m 6d
"Son of J. & R.A. CRUM"
 
 
 
CRUM, John G.
6-1
 
31 Mar 1872
 
 
07 May 1876
 
"Son of J. & R.A. CRUM"
gravestone shared with mother
Roxann CRUM
CRUM, Roxann
6-1
 
29 Nov 1842
 
31 Aug 1876
 
"Wife of Jacob CRUM"
gravestone shared with son
John G. CRUM
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D    
DANIELSON,
Aaron Newton

9-2
05 Mar 1875<
 br> 
1916
Lineville IA
OBITUARY
husband of Annie R. DANIELSON
 
 
DANIELSON, Annie R.
Hannah (ENGLE)

9-2
 
04 Nov 1871
Decatur Co.
Iowa
29 May 1948
Morgan Twp
 
daughter of Hichman & Martha Jane (PHILLIPS) ENGLE
"His Wife"  Aaron DANIELSON
married in 1897, Iowa
DANIELSON, Harold
 
06 Mar 1905
 
16 Nov 1927* no gravestone
WPA Records
DOOLEY, Albert H.
1-2
 
  20 May 1874
AE 6m 25d
"Son of W.S. & M.A. DOOLEY"
 
 
DYKES, Lucina (SCOTT)
 
 
 
04 Apr 1850
 
 
 
05 May 1916
 
 
* no stone, Courthouse Records
daughter of George Allen & Nancy Jane (DURHAM) SCOTT
married ca. 1877 Riley DYKES
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E    
ELLIS, Alice J.
(ROCKHOLD)

8-6
15 Nov 1882
 
24 May 1959
 
 
ELLIS, Bessie J.
8-3
20 Mar 1905
 
22 Jun 1906
 
"Daughter of H. & May ELLIS"
 
ELLIS, Earl Jr.
8-1
1929
 
1930
 
son of
Earl & Grace (DAVIS) ELLIS
ELLIS, Eliza Jane
(MOORE) DUNCAN

8-2
 
 
 
 
17 Feb 1843
Mercer Co.
Missouri
 
 
 
 
28 Jul 1909
AE 66y 5m 11d
OBITUARY
 
 
 
daughter of Robert & Mallinda (WASSON) MOORE
married 1st Mar 1863
Joseph R. DUNCAN
married 2nd Oct 1867
Charles ELLIS
"Gone but not forgotten"
ELLIS, Infant
8-1
 
1932
 
 
1932
 
 
"Baby Girl"
daughter of
Earl & Grace (DAVIS) ELLIS
ENGLE, Ann
5-2
 
 
  29 May 1875
AE 66y 5m 18d
"Wife of Josiah ENGLE"
 
 
 
ENGLE, Hinchman
7-1
 
 
25 Jul 1835
Mahoning
Co. Ohio
 
04 Jun 1904
OBITUARY
 
 
Civil War Veteran
Co. F, 143rd OH Reg. N.D. Vol. Inf.
married 25 Jul 1861, OH
Martha Jane PHILLIPS
ENGLE, John Charles
7-3
 
21 Nov 1865
Columbian Co. Ohio
21 Jun 1887
AE 21y 7m 21d
"Son of H. & M. ENGLE"
[Hinchman & Martha Jane (PHILLIPS) ENGLE]
ENGLE, Josiah
5-3
 
 
  24 Aug 1877
AE 69y 5m 21d
 
ENGLE, Martha J.
7-2
18 Oct 1840
 
02 May 1892"Wife of H. ENGLE"
married 25 Jul 1861, OH
ENGLE, Nathaniel
5-4
 
 
  17 Nov 1862
AE 72y 10m 17d
 
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F    
FELTER, A. D.
9-3
  AE 73y
 
illegible metal temporary marker
 
FENTON, J. M.
[James Michael FENTON]
4-1
12 Jan 1854
 
 
01 Jul 1918
 
 
husband of
Mary Elizabeth McMURTREY
 
FENTON, Mary Elizabeth
(McMURTREY)

4-1
07 Aug 1861
 
 
21 Aug 1922
 
"His Wife"  James Michael FENTON
 
 
FORCYTHE, Infant
3-6
  02 Jan 1875
 
"Son of H.W. & S.L. FORCYTHE"
 
FORCYTHE, Susan L.
3-5
 
  07 Jan 1875
AE 16y 2m 5d
"Wife of H. FORCYTHE"
broken stone
 
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H    
HAWKINS, Jennie
5-1
 
  09 Aug 1878
AE 33y 5m
"Wife of J.T. HAWKINS"
 
 
HAWKINS, Oliver G.
6-3
 
  19 Nov 1873
AE 6m 13d
"Son of F. & M.A. HAWKINS"
 
 
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J    
JENKS, H. L.
1-1
 
  31 Oct 1891
AE 72y 10m 28D
 
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L    
LUNDY, Mary Cathrine
(SPENCER)

 
 
 
1844
 
 
 
 
13 Apr 1927
 
 
 
 
* no stone, WPA Records
daughter of
John & Margaret (COX) SPENCER
wife of Domis Francis "Frank" SELBY (1850-1879) inter. S. Lineville Cem.
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M    
McKINZIE, Matilda J.
7-4
 
 
  01 Aug 1888
AE 41y 9m 16d
"Wife of E. McKINZIE"
 
 
 
McMURTREY, Joshua
3-8
 
 
 
  08 Jul 1873
AE 61y 5m 5d
 
 
son of
George & Minnie (VERMILION) McMURTREY
husband of Nancy L. CROCKETT
 
McMURTREY, Nancy L.
(CROCKETT)

3-7
 
07 Oct 1813
Indiana
 
 
12 Feb 1895
AE 71y 4m 5d
Lineville IA
daughter of William & Mary (ROBINSON) CROCKETT
wife of Joshua McMURTREY
 
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O    
OWENS, Amanda E.
1-5
1872
 
1901
 
"Wife of W.M. OWENS"
 
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P    
PERKINS, Amanda
(BLAIR) BAILEY

9-4
27 Mar 1848
 
 
05 Feb 1924
OBITUARY
 
married 1st Daniel BAILEY
married 2nd 1872
"Wife of W.M. PERKINS"
PERKINS, David Daniel
9-4
 
 
 
 
 
14 Oct 1833
Boone Co.
Missouri
 
 
 
 
 
28 Sep 1908
Decatur Co.
Iowa
 
 
 
 
 
Civil War Veteran
son of William Henry & Catherine (GRINDSTAFF) PERKINS
married 1st ca. Lydia "Emmaline" HAMILTON (1835-1872) inter. Hamilton Cem., Sullivan Co. MO
married 2nd 1872
Amanda (BLAIR) BAILEY
PERKINS, Georgie V.
(ROCKHOLD)

8-5
17 Aug 1888
Saline Co.
Missouri
11 Mar 1906
Lineville IA
OBITUARY
married 29 Jul 1905
Peter "Pete" PERKINS (1990-1966)
inter. Evergreen Cem. Lineville IA
PERKINS, Martha C.1922 1923 
PERKINS, Mauntie D.
8-4
  20 Sep 1900
AE 1m 24d
"Son of A.H. & H.M. PERKINS"
 
PERKINS, Roy
9-5
1882
 
1957
 
son of David Daniel & Amanda (BLAIR) PERKINS
 
PERKINS, Sylvia M.
 
  23 Oct 1906
AE 22d
* no stone, Courthouse Records
 
PHILLIPS, Anna F.
6-5
04 Jun 1888
 
12 Sep 1888
 
 
PHILLIPS, Frank L.
6-7
 
  21 Apr 1876
AE 9y 7m 26d
"Son of S.H. & R.J. PHILLIPS"
 
 
PHILLIPS, George E.
6-9
  12 Jul 1872
AE 2m
"Son of S.H. & R.J. PHILLIPS"
 
PHILLIPS, Infant Son
6-4
26 Feb 1905
 
08 Mar 1905
 
"Infant Son of W. & S.C. PHILLIPS"
 
PHILLIPS, J. H.
6-6
  27 Jan 1879
AE 7m 7d
"Son of S.H. & M.A. PHILLIPS"
 
PHILLIPS, Martha A.
 
1857 [uncut]2nd "Wife of S.H. PHILLIPS"
 
PHILLIPS, Rebecca J.
6-8
  18 Mar 1874
AE 31y 9m
1st "Wife of S.H. PHILLIPS"
 
PHILLIPS, S.H.
6-10
 
 
1838
 
 
 
1914
 
 
 
Civil War Veteran
C. G, 155th OH Inf.
married 1st Rebecca J. PHILLIPS
married 2nd Martha A. PHILLIPS
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S    
SPENCER, Jane
(CADY or HARDISTY)

2-5
1793
Kentucky
 
12 Sep 1861
AE 67y
 
broken gravestone
wife of John SPENCER
 
SPENCER, John
 
 
 
25 Jan 1826
Kentucky
 
 
02 Jun 1902
OBITUARY
 
 
* no stone, WPA Records
son of Richardson & Jane (CADY/HARDISTY) SPENCER
husband of Margaret COX
SPENCER, John
2-4
 
  12 May 1874
AE 8y 5d
"Son of J. & M.E. SPENCER"
 
 
SPENCER, L. B.
2-1
1865
 
1938
 
husband of Lucy SPENCER
 
SPENCER, Lucy
2-1
1871
 
1920
 
wife of L.B. SPENCER
 
SPENCER, Manerva J.
2-5
 
  05 Nov 1849
AE 22y
"Wife of John SPENCER"
 
 
SPENCER, Margaret
(COX)

 
 
20 Sep 1828
Rutherford
Tennessee
 
1899
Decatur Co.
Iowa
 
* no stone, WPA Records
daughter of Arthur Wilson & Susannah M. (LAUGHLIN) COX
wife of John SPENCER
SPENCER, Roy E.
2-2
 
  07 Sep 1899
AE 2y 10m 28d
"Son of L.B. & L. SPENCER"
 
 
SPENCER, W.T.
10-1
1859
 
1930
 
"Father"
gravestone under lilac bush
STEPHENS, Richard F.
 
21 Apr 1920
 
27 Feb 2001
 
World War II Veteran
TEC5 U.S. Army Air Forces
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Unknown    
illegible    
unknown
1-3
   rock
unknown
1-4
   rock
unknown
2-6
   rock
unknown
3-1
   white rock
unknown
3-2
   rock
unknown
9-1
   rock
unknown
9-6
   only flowers on grave
unknown
9-7
   illegible temporary marker
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Sources: Cemeteries of Decatur Co. IA; compiled by Lois Slade
updated by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2014. Additional transcriptions from WPA Records and obituaries.


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