Wingate Cemetery


Listing Compiled by Roberta B. Doty and Evelyn E. Cole
August 22, 1992

Annotations by La Vaughn H. "LV" Hayes
are preceded by LVH

To get to Wingate Cemetery, we traveled south on LA 389 about 6 miles till we found the Wingate Cemetery sign on the right side of the road. Turning here and traveling less than half a mile, we took the right fork to Wingate Cemetery (the left fork dead-ends at some "Old River" campsites). This is a remote lonely site.

There are three ancient cedar trees and an oak tree that could tell some tales if they could talk. The past two years, summer dry spells have taken their toll on several azalea bushes. With a bit of care, they could be brought around now --- 1992.

The road is dirt, but is in good condition even after the January 1993 rains. It's worth visiting for no other reason than to see Cooter's reservation marker.

COCHRAN, SARAH J COOPER OCT 5 1882 APR 5 1900 w\o J.M.COCHRAN
COCHRAN, UNA MAR 7 1900 JUN 24 1900
COLEMAN, DEE SEP 30 1900 NOV 19 1900
COLEMAN, MALORA MAY 17 1874 OCT 4 1900 [LVH: d/o Newton C. and Sarah (?) Cooper]
COOPER, BABY JAN 15 1906 FEB 16 1906
COOPER, JAP AUG 24 1880 APR 30 1946
COOPER, JOHN T FEB 29 1891 MAY 26 1947
COOPER, LAVELLE MAR 30 1920 SEP 25 1923
COOPER, NATHAN AUG 15 1904 MAY 16 1905
COOPER, SARY w\o J.C.COOPER
COOPER, TOMMY s\o N J COOPER
COOTER---- A SPOT "Reserved For Cooter"
HAMILTON, NELLIE YOUNG SEP 27 1910 MAY 30 1986 [M]
HAMILTON, SULLIVAN "SUD" MAR 31 1907 MAR 29 1988 [F]
McMAHON, LABON "PETE" OCT 26 1886 MAR 29 1969
McMAHON, MISSOURI WINGATE MAR 20 1869 DEC 27 1897 w\o J.W.McMAHON
        [LVH: Missouri Louisa, d/o Laban Abraham "Labe" and Missouri Ann (Carroll) Wingate, w/o James W. McMahon]
    (Birth year should be 1859; Missouri, age 21 is shown as wife of J. W. McMahon on 1880 Calcasieu Parish, La Census.)
MOORE, JAMES J FEB 17 1839 NOV 4 1893
        [LVH: James Jackson, h/o Geneva Caroline Wingate]
PRATER, VIRGINIA MISSOURI 1878-1954 w\o CHARLES H PRATER
        [LVH: d/o James Jackson and Geneva Caroline (Wingate) Moore]
SMITH, MARTHIE ANN OCT 16 1841 NOV 18 1880
SMITH, MARTHIE ANN 1841 NOV 8 1880 [duplicate stone]
        [LVH: Martha Ann Jeans, w/o Fleming Thomas Smith Sr]
WINGATE, AUNT "SIS" DORCUS 1864 1934
        [LVH: Dorcus Rebecca "Sis" Smith, w/o Samuel David Wingate]
WINGATE, MALORA DEC 2 1885 JUL 9 1913 [LVH: nee Cooper, 2nd w/o Samuel Laborn Wingate]
WINGATE, ODIE CALLIE FEB 28 1908 FEB 11 1909
        [LVH: d/o Samuel Laborn and Malora (Cooper) Wingate]
WINGATE, GRACIE ANN PARKER APR 6 1896 JAN 18 1935 w\o SAMUEL L WINGATE
        [LVH: 1st w/o Samuel Laborn Wingate]

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