ISLAND CEMETERY
AKA Fruitland Cemetery
BLANCHARD ISLAND
FRUITLAND TOWNSHIP
MUSCATINE CO., IOWA
Surnames C-D-E


This cemetery is also referred to as FRUITLAND CEMETERY.  The intial list we posted here came from the files of the Musser Library in Muscatine. Their files are not  even close to complete

We then added to their list the records for Island Cemetery taken by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the late 1930's.  These are very valuable because some of the older stones noted then may not be found today.

After the WPA listings were added, a more recent update was received in a most unusual manner!

While visiting this  website, Angela Strause Weikert,  who rewalked the Island Cemetery in June, 2000 with her mother,  Kaye  Strause, also stopped to read the webmaster's personal genealogy information and discovered that her mother in law and my mom are cousins!  Angie then emailed us giving permission for the data from their walk to be used on our site and added updated information to the Brei and Krell family descendants!

Information in the 2000 walk was taken from all available stones, but we area advised there were also several unmarked graves as well.  Thanks so much to Angie and her mom for their contribution!

This summary from the MPL file:
Located on North Street in Fruitland; leaving Muscatine on Stewart Road to the Fruitland or Y turnoff. Turn to the right and follow until come to the sign and turn right again. There is one entrance completely covered with evergreen trees evenly spaced in rows with sandy soil; kept in fairly good condition." (date of this narrative unknown.)

From Angie Strause Weikert, we are told that the Island Cemetery is located  about  5 miles southwest of Muscatine and a mile east of Fruitland.

Note in WPA they combined tombstone inscriptions with obit extractions--in some cases people appear twice with two last names (example is CARVIN and CORWIN)--I am including both listings as data varies.

In order not to lose any available information, we have combined the information from the MPL, WPA and the Strause-Weikert rewalk.  The information from the re-walk is in blue.  In some cases Kay Strause has filled in data from her personal knowledge and genealogy.

Items verified by SSDI or other sources are in red.  Much of this information comes from marker photos and obituaries.  Carolyn Hidlebaugh is photographing markers in this cemetery as well as locating as many obituaries possible regarding the burials.
A MAJOR thanks to her for all her hard work!

Underlined names are clickable links to page containing photo of the marker of this individual.
 
CARLSON, Letha Irene 22 Feb 1910
Fruitland Twp
11 May 1992
Muscatine IA
w/o Oscar ; 
d/o Benjamin I & Minnie C Nelson
obit
CARLSON, Oscar  Ernest 23 Aug 1896
Urshult Sweden
04 Nov 1972
Fruitland IA
obit
CARPENTER, Arthur 19 Sep 1873 01 Apr 1891 WPA list  says 
b. 09 Sep 1873 d. 02 Apr 1891
CARPENTER, W. Earl 19 Nov 1890 03 June 1891 .
CARRIKER, Vera May 1911 1963 .
CARTER, Eugene 20 Jan 1925 14 Sep 1926 s/o Harrison & Lula Carter
stone says Eugen (without the e)
CHATFIELD, Maggie May 1887 1896 .
CHATFIELD, Mary Corbin 12 Nov 1857
Muscatine Co IA
06 Jul 1944
Muscatine IA
d/o Mr. & Mrs. Levi Corbin
w/o William
obit
CHATFIELD, William W.  1850 1889 WPA says d. 1899
CHENOWETH, Charlie E. 1906 1908 .
CHENOWETH, Frank E. 1876 1922 .
CLEVENGER, Duane C. 06 Oct 1950
Muscatine IA
23 Dec 2002
Fruitland IA
s/o Glen Clevenger and Joan Sands Grim
h/o Kathy Hankins
obit
CLEVERSTONE, Charles L. 1897 1964 .
CLEVERSTONE, Vera S. 13 Oct 1887 Aug 1967 SSDI-resided Rochester  MN
COFFMAN, J. Walter 20 Aug 1890 05 Aug 1891 s/o A.H. & S.M. Watts
COFFMAN, Sarah M. 10 Oct 1870 22 Oct 1914 nee Corbin 
died age 44y 8m 12 d  WPA
COLBURN, Anna A . 20 Feb 1867 w/o C.C. Coburn, 
d/o Abraham & Mary Craddock 
died age 30yr 7mo.
WPA lists as COBURN, Anna A.
CONNOR, Infant no dates no dates small stone with "infant" across top
CONNOR, Andrew 20 Mar 1836 17 Oct 1914 died age 59y 6m 27d WPA
CONNOR, E.W. 24 Nov 1832 20 Oct 1896 .
CONNOR, Elma 23 Sep 1870 16 Feb 1873 .
CONNOR, Martha J. 1840 07 Sep 1873 w/o R.B.died  age 33y 2m
CONNOR, R.B. 1835 1917 .
CONNOR, S.M. . 03 Jan 1843 w/o E. W. d 21 Jan 1843 per WPA
CONNOR, William W. 06 Sep 1862 16 Feb 1863 .
CORBIN, David no date 15 May 1917 Co. G 2nd IA Calvary.
Private-Civil War-G. A. R. per WPA
CORBIN, James C. . 16 Feb 1940 Pvt. Co G 2nd IA Calvary
s/o Levi W & Margaret
m1 Clarinda Telford
m2 Mrs. Hattie M Norton
obit
CORBIN, Margaret Campbell . 16 Jan 1878 w/o Levi W
mother of James C
died age 60y 7m 20d
CORBIN, Vera 06 Mar 1910 06 Mar 1910 d/o Wm & Maggie Corbin
CORWIN, Angaline . 01 Nov 1859 d/o H & Sarah 
died age 14y 4m
WPA lists both as Corwin and 
CARVIN, Angaline 
CORWIN, Clara . 22 Nov 1859 d/o H. & Sarah, 4mos. 22da.
CORWIN, George H 19 Feb 1857 27 Nov 1937 WPA lists under Corwin and 
CARVIN, George H. 
Possible Spanish Am. War Vet.
son of: Herbey & Sarah (Prime);
h/o Rebecca (Krouse); 
f/o: Senator Corwin; Raymond 
and  Mrs. Pearl Hoyt  WPA
CORWIN, Harvey 1816 1898 WPA lists as both Corwin and
CARVIN, Harvey died age 83
CORWIN, Ida . 31 Jan 1887 d/o H. & Sarah, 20yrs. 3mos.
WPA lists as both Corwin and
CARVIN, Ida
CORWIN, Mary Jane . 12 Oct 1855 d/o H & Sarah 6yrs 10mos 18da
CORWIN, Rebecca O. 1862 1932 w/o George H.
WPA lists as both Corwin and
CARVIN, Rebecca O. 
CORWIN, Sarah 1822 1898 w/o Harvey
WPA lists as CARVIN, Sarah  d. 1909
COSTELLO, Henry 1882 1916 ..
COZAD, Raymond Guy  30 May 1911
Loraine Twp Henry IL
14 Apr 1982
Muscatine IA
s/o Wm. J & Belle Thorpe Cozad
h/o Margaret Ellis
obit.
COZAD, Sheila Mae Gray 24 Dec 1956 21 Aug 1998 see GRAY
COZAD, William Joseph 10 Aug 1936
Perry MO
10 Jun 1986
Iowa City Johnson IA
obit
CRACRAFT, Ada M. 1902 . .
CRACRAFT, Clarence 1895 1959 .
CRADDOCK, Abraham 02 Feb 1801 21 Dec 1872 WPA says died 31 Dec 1872
Age 65-10-1 
CRADDOCK, Albert 18 Jun 1840 20 Sep 1862
Corinth MS
WPA lists as CRADOCK   age 22-3-2
Co. A 2nd Iowa Cav., Private-Civil War
buried at Corinth, MS per WPA (not shown on
listing of burials at Corinth National)
CRADDOCK, Alonzo G. 27 Jul 1842 14 Apr 1905 died age  62-9-49
Co. L 1st Heavy Art. N. H., 
Private-Civil War-G. A. R.
WPA lists as CRADOCK, Alonzo C.
CRADDOCK, Delmar A. 1887 21 Sep 1975 .
CRADDOCK, Edith 25 Jul 1887 d/o A.C. & S 2yrs 5mos. 14da.
CRADDOCK, Elba I. Ross 29 Nov 1914
Muscatine Co IA
21 Nov 1981
Muscatine IA
d/o Silas P & Alta Mockmore Ross
w/o Marvin m. 01 Aug 1947
obit
CRADDOCK, Estella 1884 1901 .
CRADDOCK, Infant 22 Nov 1887 09 Jul 1888 s/o E.A. & C.B.
CRADDOCK, John D. 22 Feb 1838 14 Aug 1912 died age 74-7-22
Civil War Vet.-G. A. R. 
WPA lists as  John W. 
CRADDOCK, Marvin A. 06 Feb 1913 . .
CRADDOCK, Mary 10 Jun 1817 22 May 1890 w/o Abraham 
WPA says died 
29 Mar 1890 age 72-9-19
CRADDOCK, Sarah Ann 1847 1942 .
CRADDOCK, Sarah E. 1858 1889 died age 31  WPA
CRADDOCK, Sarah F. 1857 1958 .
CRADDOCK, Walter  . 16 Feb 1920 died age 62 WPA
CRONE, A.C. 03 Feb 1844 16 Feb 1906 Died age  21-7-16 per  WPA 
(same death date)
CRONE, Elmira E. 1867 1911 d/o R.H. Crone
died age 44 per  WPA
CRONE, Henry F. . 20 Oct 1918 30yr 6mo 9da 
per WPA Died Age 30-5-9
Battery D 337th F. A.World War I
American Legion Fruitland, Iowa
son of Mrs. Loretta Crone
CRONE, Horace C. . 26 May 1874 .
CRONE, Loretta J. 22 Jul 1847 11 Apr 1925 w/o Richard H.
died Age 77-8-19 per  WPA
CRONE, Richard H. 13 Oct 1837 09 Aug 1925 Died Age 87-9-16
Civil War-G. A. R.  WPA
CROSS, Carrie L. 1873 1959 w/o Eugene W.
CROSS, Eugene W. 1869 1952 .
CROSS, Frances C. 1900 31 Aug 1970
Muscatine IA
obit
CROSS, Ines H. 1919 . w/o John
CROSS, Inez E. Miss 08 Jun 1902
Muscatine Co IA
24 Aug 1998
Muscatine IA
sister of John Cross
obit
CROSS, John 1904 1983 .
CUBBAGE, Ardyth Ann 08 Feb 1946 p/o Michael K. & Cheryl L.
CUBBAGE, Herman R. 1912 1974 .
CUBBAGE, Marion Gilbert 27 Sep 1935 . .
CUBBAGE, Marty no dates no dates .
CUBBAGE, Wayne Eugene Jr. 13 Oct 1955
Muscatine IA
04 Nov 1987
Rock Island IL
obit
CUBBAGE, Wayne Eugene Sr. 30 Jul 1938
Muscatine IA
24 Sep 1967
Blue Grass Scott IA
s/o Herman & Leona Kallenberger Cubbage
h/o Ruby Daniel
obit.
CURTIS, Ortha V. Burrows Dwyer 01 Nov 1917
Tipton Cedar IA
15 Mar 1995
Muscatine IA
d/o George & Ada Everett Burrows
m1 Bill Dwyer
m2  Walter Duane Curtis (mar 17 Apr 1939 Canton MO)
obit
CURTIS, Walter D. 1921 1994 WWII
DANZ, Stella L. 1883 1976 .
DARNELL, Tommy 20 Jan 1973 23 Apr 1990 .
DAVIDSON, Lula Agnes  . 15 Nov 1895 w/o W.J., d/o J & L. Adams 
19yr 1m 8d
DAY, Arthur Frank 15 Mar 1890 16 Aug 1946
Des Moines Polk IA
US Army WWI
obit
DAY, Fred Asa 20 Oct 1885
Rock Island Co IL
31 Dec 1966
Muscatine IA

s/o Melzer & Margaret Thompson Day
m1 Rosa Ann Smith 1914
m2 Ora Alice Forbes 1960
obit
DAY, Margaret Thompson . 11 Jan 1919 w/o Melzer
DAY, Melzer no dates no dates .
DAY, Rosa Ann Smith 18 Apr 1890
Aledo Mercer IL
14 Sep 1959
 
1st w/o Fred Asa Day mar 17 Apr 1914 Rock Island IL
obit
DOUGLAS,  Raymond 1963 1964 ..
DRAKE, Louise Davis 1829 1912 w/o Theophilus H. 
died age  83 per WPA
DRAKE, Theophilus H. . 28 Jun 1903 85yr 9m 29d
DUSENBERRY, Austin A. 1908 1982 p/o Donald, Betty, Susan & Shirley
DUSENBERRY, Sue E. 1921 w/o Austin m. 11/07/1945
EDGAR, Frances E. Rineley 1884 1964 w/o Joseph
EDGAR, Joseph Pearsey 25 Sep 1881
New London IA
23 May 1939
New London IA
s/o William & Ann
h/o Frances E Rineley
obit 
EDGINGTON, Grace N. 24 Feb 1905
Muscatine IA
17 Oct 1975
Muscatine IA
d/o George & Mary Putnam Nelson
wife of S Linzy Edgington
obit
EDGINGTON, Robert D. 1926 1935 .
EDGINGTON, Stephen Linzy 28 Jun 1894
Muscatine Co IA
07 Feb 1974
Muscatine IA
s/o Stephen & Elizabeth Wright Edgington
h/o Grace Nelson
Pvt. US Army WWI
obit
ELKINS, Ernest 1874 1933 died age 59 per WPA
ELKINS, Father no dates . .
ELKINS, Laura no dates . .
ELKINS, Mother no dates . .
ELLIOTT, Abraham 02 Feb 1834 29 Jun 1909 died age 75-4-27 WPA
ELLIOTT, LeGrand 1873 1939 .
ELLIOTT, Louise G Cross 04 Sep 1882
Muscatine Co IA
20 May 1958
Muscatine IA
d/o John & Edna Vail Cross
w/o LeGrand Elliott
obit
ELLIOTT, William L. 28 Aug 1910
Muscatine IA
1967
Muscatine IA
s/o LeGrand & Louise
obit
ELLIOTT, William M. 24 Feb 1824 19 Jan 1907 died age 82-10-25 per WPA
ELLIS, Betty Jean  . 21 May 1931  d/o Clarence & Helen
ELLIS, Clarence J.  02 May 1907
Grandview Louisa IA
May1973
Muscatine IA
s/o John & Mary Saultz Ellis
h/o Helen W Strause
p/o Betty Jean & Clarence Jr.
obit
ELLIS, Helen W. Strause 11 Jun 1916 17 Nov 1991
Muscatine IA
w/o Clarence
d/o Howard & Nellie Bird Strause
obit
ELLIS, Thomas Dean  01 Jan 1957 
Muscatine IA
01 Jan 1957
Muscatine IA
s/o Clarence J Jr. & Virginia Mayer Ellis
obit
ELSHOFF, John B. 19 Oct 1916
Iowa City Johnson IA
02 Mar 1997
Fruitland IA
s/o Everett J. and Agnes Hinrich Elshoff
father of Paul and Patrick
obit
Paul Elshoff
ELSHOFF, Patrick  20 Feb 1962 living son of John B.
Paul Elshoff
ELSHOFF, Rita Claire Baker  11 Oct 1916
West Liberty IA
02 Feb 1971
Fruitland IA
d/o Laurence W. and Elizabeth Fagan Baker
PHMZ US Navy WWII
w/o John B.
obit
ERWIN, Ann Eliza  03 Aug 1842  06 Mar 1910 Appears twice on WPA list-
once as Ann Elizabeth
and once as Ann Eliza;
same death date 
one says died  76-5-3;
the other says 76-7-3

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