The Watters Cemetery
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NAME/INSCRIPTIONS DATES WATTERS RELATIONSHIP
E.F. Watters, Jr. April 11, 1930 - Aug. 18, 1948 Son of Rev. EF Watters
William B. Watters Aug. 13, 1937 - May 7, 1990 Son of Rev. EF Watters
Isaac F. Watters Feb. 9, 1941 - Nov. 10, 1991 Son of Rev. EF Watters
Watters, Infant daughter of
William & Linda Watters Sept. 13, 1964 Granddaughter of Rev. EF Watters
Smith, Vernon L. )SS 1955 - 1975 Unknown
Smith, Melinda Kay - Daughter) No dates Unknown
Smith, Charles N.) SS 1911-1978 Husband of Freda Ginger
Smith, Freda I. ) 1912-1967 Maiden name was Ginger
Ginger, Nina M. July 3, 1927-Dec 25, 1977 Unknown
Ginger, Mamie) SS Jan 19, 1892-Oct. 14, 1973 Wife of Fred Ginger
Fred Ginger ) Aug 26, 1889 - Jan 25, 1974 Son of Gorga Watters Ginger
Grace, Garlen 1862-1913 3rd husband of Martha Warford Waters
Waters, Charles Nov 21, 1872 - Jan 26, 1903 Son of J.G. & Martha Waters
Watters, Mary E. Oct. 26, 1872 - Jan 15, 1944 Wife of William O. Watters (nee Black)
Watters, William O. Nov 1, 1870 - Jan 3, 1912 Son of J.G. & Martha Waters
Waters, J.G. Died Dec 3, 1887 age 39 yr. Jonathan Grant Waters, son of
7 mos. 19 days Jonathan G. Waters of KY
Grace, Martha J. 1853-1938 Wife of JG Waters, 3rd married name (nee Warford)
Dora Alice Ginger Mar 3, 1878 - April 29, 1908 Daughter of JG& Martha Waters
Ginger, John Elvis, son of
C.A. & Dora Ginger April 1, 1902 - Oct 6, 1902 Son of Charles & Dora Waters Ginger
Watters, Lydia Ann 1859 - 1948 2nd wife of Garland Waters (nee Suits)
Waters, Garland P. Pvt. Co D Brother of JG Waters, son of
3 Regt. Ky Inf Mex War April 30, 1827 - Sept. 15, 1887 Jonathan G. Waters of KY
Waters, Benny D. son of G.P. &
L.A. Waters Sept. 28, 1879 - April 12, 1882 Son of Garland & Lydia Waters
Watters, Eva Oct 3, 1886 - Oct 2, 1971 Wife of James Watters (nee Brownfield)
Watters, James Feb. 12, 1885 - Nov. 11, 1966 Son of Garland & Lydia Waters
Watters, Raleigh F) Sept 31, 1897 - Feb 26, 1967 Unknown
Logsdon, James R. ) SS 1871 - 1939 Unknown
Logsdon, Helen T. ) 1874 - 1963 Unknown
Logsdon, Edna Mae ) July 7, 1911 - ND Unknown
Ginger, Katherine L.) SS 1893 - 1973 Wife of Grover Ginger
Ginger, Grover C. ) 1893 - ND Son of Gorga & Joe Ginger
Ginger, Gorga A. wife) SS May 1, 1865 - Oct. 5, 1915 Daughter of Garland & Margaret Waters
of Joseph H. Ginger
Joe Ginger ) 1864 - 1945 Husband of Gorga Ginger
Ginger, Helen Feb 13, 1885 - Feb 15, 1885 Daughter of Gorga & Joe Ginger
Farris, Grover C. May 30, 1917 - May 31, 1917 Unknown
Rev. E.F. Watters 1902 - 1980 Son of William & Mary Watters
Ida Watters 1906 - 1996 Wife of Ezra Frank Watters
Watters, Charley Jun 20, 1901 - Feb 22. 1962 Son of William & Mary Watters
Given name - William Charles Watters
Oxford, Gladys) ss June 3, 1922 - no date Unknown
Oxford, Esdon ) June 15, 1919 - Oct. 12, 1988 Unknown
Ginger, Loy A July 27, 1919 - Aug. 27, 1991 Unknown
Tech 5 US Army
World War II
Smith, Vernon L. ) ss 1955 - 1975 Unknown
Smith, Johnnie K. ) 1956 - no date Unknown
Married May 3, 1974
Waters, Ray d. Aug 7, 1903 Unknown
(As listed in the "Hardin County, IL Deaths 1884 -1919" published
by Marion Lavender Reynolds-1995)
The Cemetery is located on Camp Cadiz Road in Hardin County, IL.
The entrance is clearly marked with a sign "Watters Cemetery" .
The actual cemetery is a few hundred feet up a small dirt road from Camp Cadiz Rd.
I visited the cemetery August 5, 1999 for the purpose of cataloging it.
It is well maintained and in quite good condition.
Only the markers of JG Waters and Charles Waters are currently worn and nearly
unreadable. All others are in good condition.
Where relationship is "unknown" it means I have not yet determined an
exact association with others in the cemetery.
SS indicates the names are on the same stone.
In some previously published inventories, J.G. Waters is listed as J.C. Waters.
Aging of the stone could account for the confusion as to whether it is
a "C" or "G", however, it is known his name was actually Jonathan Grant Waters.
It may be an old style "G" which caused confusion.
The spelling of Waters and Watters are shown just as they appear on the stones.
No obvious reason for variance in spelling of names between
brothers / fathers / sons / husbands / wives.
The spelling changes many times in family and official county records.
Dates are as they appear on stones. However, it is known that
Charley Watters was born 1900 not 1901. This stone was placed many years
after his death by a nephew who stated he "guessed at it".
Margaret Sutton Waters was first wife of Garland P. Waters.
She is buried in Love-McPherson Cemetery, Hardin County, Illinois.
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