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Towle Cemetery
aka - East Mayne's Grove, Reeve twp. or Jones cemetery
Section 23, Reeve township, Franklin co. IA

Birds-eye of Towle cemetery - courtesy of Bing maps
Towle cemetery
Bing Maps

  • Referred to as the Mayne's Grove cemetery in the 1883 Franklin co. history, it was the first cemetery in Reeve twp. The wife of Dr. L.H. Arlidge died early in July 1854, "...and was buried in the cemetery on the hill west of J.S. Jones', being the first person buried there..."

  • This cemetery should not be confused with Mayne's Grove cemetery, which is a few miles to the southwest in Section 31.


  • View gravestone photos taken at Towle cemetery - Iowa Gravestone Photo Project - a full photo survey was done by H. Pohlman in November 2015
  • To reach Towle cemetery from Hampton, travel south on Hwy 65, turn east on 110th St. (C-47), then turn south on Quail going about 1/4 mi. The cemetery is in a field east of Quail. Be aware that there may not be a sign marking the road into the cemetery.

  • Obits may have been posted for people buried in Towle cemetery
    Franklin co. Obit Board
    Hardin co. Obit Board
    Wright co. Obit Board


NAME BIRTH DEATH COMMENTS
Arledge / Arlidge, Mrs. L.H.   07/02/1854 w/o Dr. L.H. Arledge; as of 2015 no gravestone is found
Cole, Andrew 06/30/1829 05/22/1863  
Cole, Mary   11/23/1893 d/o S. & L.J. Cole
Conway, Alonzo   07/18/1855  
Conway, Ida Alice   08/??/1857  
Conway, Melissa   07/22/1865  
Craighton, Arthur C. 03/15/1899 03/02/1906 s/o Alvah
Craighton, David D. 05/05/1894 05/20/1894 ssa Arthur
Craighton, Franklin J. 06/13/1875 07/23/1877 ssa Nettie
Craighton, Hiram 06/30/1886 07/08/1886 age 8d
Craighton, Nettie E.   07/14/1877 age 6y 5m 3d
Huntbach, Ann 06/28/1819 07/30/1897 surname on gravestone is spelled Huntbatch
Huntbach, Mary Ann 02/17/1884 11/03/1884 d/o Thomas & Christina
Huntbach, Thomas   09/26/1882 age 77y
Jones, Austin   05/22/1863 age 18m 11d; s/o ? & L.
Jones, John Calvin 07/30/1835 02/28/1891 h/o Mary J.; s/o Levi; Co E, 12th IA Vol. 3 yrs, then Captain 88th U.S.C.T. until end of Civil War
Jones, Mary J. nee Creighton 01/20/1839 10/25/1895 w/o John C.
Jones, Priscilla J.   03/17/1861 age 10m; d/o J.C. & M.J.
Jones, Schuyler   07/19/1882 age 17y 10m 18d; s/o John & Mary
Jones, Ulyssus S.G. 12/11/1863 01/20/1864 s/o John & Mary
Riggs, Gideon   11/28/1860 h/o Susannah; WPA record, no stone found in 2015
Riggs, Susannah   07/28/1860 age 79y; w/o Gideon
Smith, Gershom S. 04/03/1833 06/29/1856  
Springer, James D.   04/22/1860 age 1y 6m; s/o J. & L. or J. & E.
Wood, Orree   08/19/1862 age 11y 4m 16d

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Cemetery index

This page was created November 13, 2015
2015 by IAGenWeb & the various submitters.