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TENT CHAPEL CEMETERY

Clinton Township, Ringgold County, Iowa

 

tent chapel
Photograph by RB

Tent Chapel Cemetery is located on Iowa Highway #25, approximately three miles south of Blockton, Iowa, and about one-fourth of a mile north of the Iowa-Missouri border, Clinton Township of Ringgold County [SW1/4 Sec 30, T67, R31].

Joshua FLOREA donated the land for Tent Chapel Church, organized in 1893. His son, J. H. FLOREA was the last living charter member still alive in the 1960's.

Tent Chapel Cemetery was recorded for Ringgold County Historical Society by Betty Ruby and Ruth Haley of Diagonal in August of 1979; transcriptions updated in November of 2000 by Rick Wiley of Diagonal, and March of 2010 by Sharon R. Becker. Veteran information updated May of 2015 courtesy of Cathy Kilgore, Ringgold County Veterans Affairs; plot location from Raymond Banner's book, Cemetery Gravestone Recordings of Ringgold County.

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Interments at TENT CHAPEL CEMETERY

Surnames:
   A    B    C    D    E     F    G    H
   I    J    K    L    M     N     O    P
   Q     R    S    T    U    V    W     X
           Y    Z    

NOTE: To search for a specific surname on this webpage
press "Ctrl" key and the "F" key together on your keyboard
(Command + "F" for Mac users)
then type the surname in the dialog box which pops up.

gold star Designated as a Veteran

NAME BORN DIED COMMENTS
C      
COX, Anna Mae
Plot B-4
20 Nov 1883
Blockton IA
30 Jan 1916
aged 32y
daughter of Lewis Cass & Jane (McCALLA) COX
"At Rest"
COX, Jane (McCALLA)
Plot B-4
04 Mar 1858
Page Co. IA
23 Nov 1935
aged 77y
Blockton IA
daughter of
James & Ann (BOLTON) McCALLA
married 03 Jan 1883
Lewis Cass COX
COX, Lewis Cass
Plot B-4
11 Jan 1850
Logansport IN
28 Mar 1936
aged 85y
Clayton Twnshp, Taylor County IA
son of
George Washington & Celinda Jane (HIATT) COX
married 03 Jan 1883
Jane McCALLA
COX, Mary "Belle"
Plot B-4
24 Aug 1888
Blockton IA
25 Jun 1926
aged 37y
daughter of
Lewis Cass & Jane (McCALLA) COX
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F      
FLOREA, Joshua
Plot B-5
29 Feb 1844
Newport OH
18 Jun 1926 son of
John & Sarah E. (SMALLEY) FLOREA
married 28 Sep 1865
Adams Co. OH
Mary Susan "Molly" PETERSON
FLOREA, Mary Susan "Molly" (PETERSON)
Plot B-5
20 Aug 1845
Tranquility OH
06 Aug 1923
Worth County, MO
daughter of
Cornelius & Rhoda (SCOTT) PETERSON
married 28 Sep 1865
Adams Co. OH
Joshua FLOREA
FREDERICK,
Angie Eldora

Plot A-3
1916 1917 daughter of Charles R. & Elvida Wilmina (RIDGE) FREDERICK
FREDERICK,
Chandos Chester

Plot B-4
1914 1926 son of Walter R. & Effie A. (RIDGE) FREDERICK
FREDERICK, Charles Rufus
Plot A-3
23 Apr 1872 17 Apr 1942 son of Perry & Sarah (COOK) FREDERICK
married 02 Apr 1899
Elvida Wilmina "Mina" RIDGE
FREDERICK, Effie Amberzilla (RIDGE)
Plot B-4
06 Feb 1880 27 Jun 1946 daughter of
Thompson & Missouri Cathern (DAY) RIDGE
married 10 Nov 1901
Walter FREDERICK
FREDERICK, Elsie Opal
Plot A-3
24 Apr 1961 20 Apr 1980 daughter of Johnie William & Opal Irene (SMITH) FREDERICK
FREDERICK, Elvida Wilmina "Mina" (RIDGE)
Plot A-3
13 Jul 1877 24 Feb 1963
Clarinda IA
daughter of
Thompson & Missouri Cathern (DAY) RIDGE
married 02 Apr 1899
Charles FREDERICK
gold star FREDERICK, Johnie William
Plot A-3
12 Dec 1910 14 May 2001 World War II Veteran
U.S. Army
son of Charles R. & Elvida Wilmina (RIDGE) FREDERICK
married 09 Dec 1958
Opal Irene SMITH
FREDERICK, Missouri Cathern (DAY) RIDGE
Plot A-4
14 Jan 1848
Mercer Co. MO
09 Jun 1929
aged 81y
Blockton IA
daughter of
Ambrose & Catherine "Kate" (HARRIS) DAY
married 1st 12 Dec 1868
Thompson RIDGE
married 2nd 09 Jan 1913
Perry FREDERICK

Missouri is buried with her first husband Thompson
FREDERCK, Opal Irene (SMITH) 07 Feb 1921 05 May 1997 daughter of Loyd Sylvestor & Dessie M. (PHILLIPS) SMITH
married 09 Dec 1958
Johnie William FREDERICK
FREDERICK, Walter
Plot B-4
03 Jul 1874 19 Oct 1951 son of Perry & Sarah (COOK) FREDERICK
married 10 Nov 1901
Effie Amberzilla RIDGE
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G      
GLENN,
George Carlisle

Plot B-5
02 Mar 1861
Allendale MO
06 Mar 1945
Worth County MO
son of
William R. & Elizabeth C. (MOSBARGER) GLENN
married 06 Mar 1904
Taylor Co. IA
Mae Aldua FLOREA
GLENN, Mae Aldua (FLOREA)
Plot B-5
20 Feb 1874
Blockton IA
27 Sep 1956
Worth County MO
daughter of
Joshua & Mary Susan "Molly" (PETERSON) FLOREA
married 06 Mar 1904
Taylor Co. IA
George Carlisle GLENN
GOFF,
Albert Ledwell

Plot C-5
30 Aug 1871
Worth Co. MO
29 Jul 1932
Worth County MO
son of
Charles & Nancy (MERCKLING) GOFF
married 20 Feb 1898
Worth County MO
Maude Ana FLOREA
GOFF, Edna Fern
Plot C-5
06 May 1900
Blockton IA
02 Nov 1900
aged 5m 25 days
Blockton IA
daughter of
Albert Ledwell & Maude Anna (FLOREA) GOFF
GOFF, Elvis Guy
Plot C-6
20 Apr 1904
Worth County MO
05 Aug 1966
Albany MO
son of
Albert Ledwell & Maude Anna (FLOREA) GOFF
married 1st 17 Feb 1929
Jefferson City MO
Gladys Goldie ADAMS
married 2nd 23 Jul 1950
Ruth Frances HOLMES
GOFF, Gladys Goldie (ADAMS)
Plot C-6
24 Jun 1907
Isadora MO
16 Nov 1948
Worth Co. MO
daughter of
James Jessie & Eunice Gertrude (KEMERY) ADAMS
married 17 Feb 1929
Jefferson City MO
Elvis GOFF
GOFF, Maude Anna (FLOREA)
Plot C-5
25 Jun 1876
Worth County MO
18 May 1957
Worth County MO
daughter of
Joshua & Mary Susan "Molly" (PETERSON) FLOREA
married 20 Feb 1898
Worth County MO
Albert Ledwell GOFF
GOFF, Roy Leslie
Plot C-5
25 Nov 1898
Blockton IA
12 Jan 1899
aged 7 weeks
Blockton IA
son of
Albert Ledwell & Maude Anna (FLOREA) GOFF
GOFF, Ruth Frances (HOLMES)
Plot C-6
28 May 1925 22 Nov 1992 daughter of Elmer David & Arminta Mae (ROACH) HOLMES
married 23 Jul 1950
Elvis Guy GOFF
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M      
MOTSINGER,
Kensel Eugene

Plot C-5
02 April 1932
near Grant City MO
26 Mar 1942
aged 9y 11m 24 days
Missouri Methodist Hospital
St. Joseph MO
son of Charles L. & Freda S. (GOFF) MOTSINGER
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N      
NYE, Ray
Plot A-2
31 Jan 1901 23 Feb 1901
aged 23 days
twin son of Abraham Lincoln & Hettie Belle (HIBBS) NYE
NYE, Roy
Plot A-2
31 Jan 1901 01 Mar 1901
aged 29 days
twin son of Abraham Lincoln & Hettie Belle (HIBBS) NYE
gold star NYE, William Crocker
Plot A-2
20 May 1833 12 Mar 1896
aged 62y 9m 21 days
Civil War Veteran
Co. I, 38th IA Infantry
Union
son of Sturges Salmon & Joan D. (ROBINSON) NYE
married 03 Sep 1856
Louisa Ann HALL
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O      
OLSZEWSKI, Linda Mae (BARNETT) GRAY DIXON 04 Dec 1946 20 May 1995 married 1st 03 May 1969
James Franklin GRAY
married 2nd 04 Oct 1977
Mr. DIXON
married 3rd 08 Jan 1987
Michael L. OLSZEWSKI
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R      
RIDGE, Clarence Luther
Plot A-5
24 Nov 1914 25 Jan 1926 son of
William Howard & Olive Idell (HAGANS) RIDGE
RIDGE, Olive Idell (HAGANS)
Plot A-5
1875 27 Nov 1960 daughter of Wm Henry & Mary Ellen (SISK) HAGANS
married 20 Feb 1895
William Howard RIDGE
gold star RIDGE, Thompson
Plot A-4
03 May 1834
Indiana
25 Dec 1895
aged 61y
Blockton IA
Civil War Veteran
Co. H, 2nd CA Infantry
Union
son of
John & Nancy (HOLIDAY) RIDGE
married 12 Dec 1868
Missouri Cathern DAY
RIDGE, William Howard
Plot A-5
12 May 1870 22 Mar 1936 son of
Thompson & Missouri Cathern (DAY) RIDGE
married 20 Feb 1895
Olive Idell HAGANS
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S      
SCOTT, John W.
Plot A-4
1870 1956 son of Edward G. & Margaret Jane (SMART) SCOTT
married 28 Sep 1892
Anna Zora RIDGE
SCOTT, Anna Zora (RIDGE)
Plot A-4
06 Nov 1872 25 Jun 1941 daughter of
Thompson & Missouri Cathern (DAY) RIDGE
married 28 Sep 1892
John W. SCOTT
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ADDITIONAL SOURCES:
WPA Graves Survey
O'Dell's Abstracted Newpaper Index of Page & Taylor Counties Iowa
various biographies & obituaries
BANNER, Raymond. Cemetery Gravestone Recordings of Ringgold County, Ringgold County Historical Society.

Transcription updated by Sharon R. Becker, March of 201
Veteran interments updated May of 2015 courtesy of Cathy Kilgore, Ringgold County Veterans Affairs

Tent Chapel Cemetery page
at IAGenWeb Gravestone Photographs Project

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