The Watters Cemetery



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WATTERS CEMETARY

(best viewed/printed in landscape format)





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



Unmarked:



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.



NOTES:

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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