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Monroe Township, Ringgold County, Iowa

View from the road

Gate entrance

Woodland Cemetery is located near Kellerton, east of County Road P-64 on a ridge in Monroe Township of Ringgold County [SW1/4 of SW1/4 Section 29, T69, R28]. It is difficult to determine where the orginal cemetery boundaries once were. It is believed that there are many gravesites in this cemetery which no longer have a gravestone.

The WPA graves survey refer to Woodland Cemetery as Westland Cemetery.

Woodland cemetery was recorded for Ringgold County Historical Society by Betty Ruby and Ruth Haley of Diagonal in 1978; transcriptions updated November of 2000 by Rick Wiley of Diagonal, and by Sharon R. Becker in March of 2010. 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.



gold star Designated as a Veteran

Daniel Friel
07 May 1797
Rockbridge Co. VA
06 Nov 1884
aged 87y
Ringgold Co. IA
son of
William & Catherine Nancy (FREIL) ARMSTRONG
married 13 Jan 1922
Charles Co. VA
parents of 13 children
ARMSTRONG, Daniel Jameson "Dan" 19 Apr 1830
Charles Co. VA
10 Jan 1910
aged 75y
Ringgold Co. IA
son of
Daniel Friel & Sarah (NUTTER) ARMSTRONG
married 23 Feb 1859
Ringgold Co. IA
Hannah Ann TAYLOR
gold star ARMSTRONG,
Robert Marion

Plot 5
18 Jun 1840
Clark Co. IL
28 Sep 1886
aged 46y
Ringgold Co. IA
Civil War Veteran
Co. G, 29th IA Infantry
son of
Daniel Friel & Sarah (NUTTER) ARMSTRONG
10 Jan 1866
Ringgold Co. IA
Elizabeth MARTIN
ARMSTRONG, Sarah (NUTTER) 28 Sep 1799
Charles Co. VA
25 Dec 1889
aged 90y
Ringgold Co. IA
daughter of
Thomas Jr. & Mary (MOOREHEAD) NUTTER
married 13 Jan 1822
Daniel Friel ARMSTRONG
parents of 13 children
gold star ARMSTRONG,
Wilson T.

Plot 1
11 Jul 1836
Harrison Co. VA
24 Sep 1863
Ringgold Co. IA
Civil War Soldier
PVT Co. G 4th IA Infantry
enlisted 24 Nov 1861
disability discharge
26 Nov 1862
Keokuk IA
son of
Daniel Friel & Sarah (NUTTER) ARMSTRONG
COOPER, Elizabeth A. 26 Jun 1857 13 Jul 1857 daughter of
Thomas & Miley Ann COOPER
COOPER, George W.   27 Aug 1858
aged 1m
daughter of
Thomas & Miley Ann COOPER
COOPER, Miley Ann   22 Apr 1863
aged 26y 2m 28d
spouse of
DUNNING, Charles B. 05 Dec 1855
Mount Ayr IA
22 Oct 1880
aged 25y
first white child
born in Mount Ayr
FLUHARTY, Nancy A. (REYNOLDS) 02 Feb 1880 03 Mar 1903
aged 23y 1m 1 day
daughter of Elizabeth REYNOLDS
wife of Charles FLUHARTY
MORRIS, Pearl E. 31 Mar 1897 25 Apr 1898
aged 1y 25 days
of pneumonia
daughter of
Noley Franklin "Frank" & Sarah Elizabeth (ARMSTRONG) MORRIS


View from northwest corner

Feature Name: Woodland Cemetery
woodndmap.jpg Feature Type: cemetery
State: Iowa
County: Ringgold
USGS 7.5' x 7.5' Map: Kellerton
Latitude: 404432N
Longitude: 0940627W

Map provided by google maps




WPA Graves Survey
Civil War Soldiers Database,
various biographies & obituaries
BANNER, Raymond. Cemetery Gravestone Recordings of Ringgold County, Ringgold County Historical Society.

Transcription updated by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2010
Veteran interments updated May of 2015 courtesy of Cathy Kilgore, Ringgold County Veterans Affairs

Woodland Cemetery page
at IAGenWeb Gravestone Photographs Project


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