Miller County, Missouri


Capps Cemetery


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Cemetery Committee

This is a fenced, well maintained cemetery in a beautiful isolated wooded area on top of a hill near the Osage River. It is about 1/4 mile from the community of Capps.

There is a cemetery fund maintained by the committee for the preservation and maintanence of this cemetery. Donations are always welcome and may be sent to:

Capps Cemetery Fund
c/o Bank of St. Elizabeth
St. Elizabeth, MO 65075

Take Hwy 17 W. from Tuscumbia abt 3 miles to Hwy 52. Go E. on 52 about 8 miles to CR 52-52 (now named Whalen Creek Rd.). This is a gravel road and the cemetery is the first left off of Whalen Creek Rd.

Comments in parenthesis are by Gracie L. (Clark) Taylor. Submitted by Gracie L. (Clark) Taylor (taymo@aol.com) July 14, 1999.


Row 1


CROSS (same stone)
HENRY ELMER
Nov 1, 1902
Feb 15, 1973
KANCY L.  (Kancy Birdsong)
Aug 25, 1908
Feb 4, 1994

CROSS
BRYCE T.
Dec. 17, 1930
Dec. 14, 1982


Row 2


MAUDE A. BIRDSONG
Sept. 22, 1904
Jun.   7, 1992

BIRDSONG
EMERY B.
Jan. 23, 1902
Apr. 26, 1962

LUELLA
BIRDSONG
1931   ----   1933

CROSS
LAWRENCE A.
Jan. 30, 1925
Feb. 10, 1931

BIRDSONG (same stone)
GRACIE M.
Nov 12, 1925
Nov 15, 1925
dau (of B. F. and Loretta)
JAMES A.
Dec 4, 1923
blank
son (of B. F. and Loretta)

BIRDSONG (same stone)
FATHER
B. F.      (Benjamin Franklin)
1856   -   1921
MOTHER
LORETTA    (Loretta Curry)
1851  -   1936

LEE
BEATRICE FAY
Nov. 2       Feb. 12
1930         1931

LEE
TWINS
BOY/GIRL
BORN/DIED
1922

BIRDSONG (same stone)
JOHN M.
Jan. 14, 1879
Apr. 19, 1964
ALICE V.  (Alice Victoria Humphrey)
Oct. 31, 1884
May  14, 1974

(military bronze)
IRA MICHAEL BIRDSONG   (son of John & Alice V. Humphrey)
US Navy WW II
KOREA
MAR 28 1927         JAN 3 1981

(military bronze)
JOSEPH LEE
MISSOURI
SA      US NAVY
JAN 20 1948         JUL 6 1965



Row 3



WILLIAM C. ABBET
Aug 9, 1865
Jan 6, 1920
He is at rest in heaven

BARNHART
DORA ROXANA	    (dau. of James Barnhart & Mary Capps)
Nov. 20, 1884
July 12, 1948

E. M. ROBISON   (Elbert)
Jan.  7, 1855
Mar. 30, 1928
After the toil is over, comes rest & peace.

REBECCA         (Lee)
wife of ELBERT
ROBISON
Oct. 2, 1856
Nov 25, 1910

IRA ROBISON
Infant son of
Elbert & Rebecca Robison
Born May 7, 1894
Died the following year

DORA FLAUGHER
Infant daughter of
Henry M. & Pearl M. (Pearl Mariah Robison)
Flaugher
Nov. 27, 1903     May 20, 1904

JOSEPHINE REBBECA
STECKMAN
Infant daughter of
Dora Robison Steckman
Sept. 24, 1912
June   7, 1914

GENEVA
FLAUGHER
Jan. 8 1929      (just has 1929 in large
Jan. 8 1929       letters for both dates)

HELEN
FLAUGHER
June 12 1930     (just has 1930 in large
Aug  23 1930      letters for both dates)

CLARK (same stone)
GAYNELL M. "Jerry"  (Jerry Cooper)
Mar. 5, 1920
blank
Married Nov 10, 1952
BERNIE E.        (Bernie Elwell son of Geneva Clark)
Mar.  8, 1907
Apr. 17, 1977

FLAUGHER (same stone)
ELBERT H.        (son of Henry & Pearl)
Dec. 1, 1905
Dec. 7, 1981
Married Sept 24, 1926
MAYME O.         (Mayme Opal Ahart, dau. of George & Geneva H. Clark)
Mar. 21, 1910
Nov. 22, 1971

FLAUGHER (same stone)
MARY I.          (Mary Irene Clark, dau of Thomas L. and Della Roark)
Jan.  9, 1918
Aug. 17, 1969
Married Aug 9, 1939
LLOYD R.         (son of Henry & Pearl)
Nov. 24, 1918
blank

OLIN FLAUGHER    (son of Henry & Pearl)
1901  ------  1948

HENRY M.         (Henry Madison)
FLAUGHER
1870         1941

PEARL M.         (Pearl Mariah Robison, wife of Henry M.)
FLAUGHER
1879  -------  1953

FRED I.          (Fred Irving, son of Henry & Pearl)
FLAUGHER
Apr. 21, 1910
Dec. 20, 1993



Row 4



(military bronze)
JAMES WARREN HODGE
PFC US ARMY
KOREA
JUL 7 1927        JUL 13 1988

HODGE (same stone)
WILLIAM CLARENCE
Mar. 9, 1885
Mar. 9, 1934
STELLA MAE
Nov. 14, 1887
Feb. 14, 1972

HALDERMAN (same stone)
EDITH LOUISE
Aug.  15, 1922
Sept. 29, 1991
CHARLES EDWARD
Nov.  6, 1913
Aug. 26, 1982

HUBER	(same stone)
HELEN L.
Sept. 14, 1941
blank
ALVIN G.
Jan. 4, 1903
May 28, 1973
Married Dec. 22, 1963
(metal funeral marker)
Alvin George
Huber
1903 - 1973

BARNHART (same stone)
HENRY A.
Feb. 22, 1915
Oct. 22, 1985
LUCILLE L.
Aug. 21, 1917
blank
(military bronze footstone)
HENRY A. BARNHART
CPL US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
FEB 22 1915       OCT 22 1985



Row 5



WILLIAM JAY PYLES
died at birth     (son of Willie & Ollie)
Dec. 2, 1915

PYLES
WILLIE            (hus. of Ollie Barton)
Mar. 14, 1892
Feb. 23, 1925

OLLIE L. RAMSEY   (Ollie Louella Barton)
wife of
WM. J. PYLES
and
OLIVER RAMSEY
Mar.  4, 1890
Aug. 18, 1980

LLOYD A. GREEN    (son of Elmer & Tina A. Barton)
May   3, 1926     (twin to Floyd)
July 21, 1926 

MABEL M. GREEN    (dau. of Elmer &	Tina Arizona Barton)
Feb.   7, 1920
Mar.  11, 1930

ELIJAH A. GREEN
Feb.   7, 1859
Mar.  24, 1916



Row 6



In Loving Memory
HAMILTON (same stone)
VERNETTIE         (Vernettie Barnhart)
1894  - 1965
footstone         (looks like original stone)
VERNETTIE
HAMILTON
1894  -  1965
JAMES F.          (James Fielding)
1884  -  1939
footstone         (looks like original stone)
JAMES F.
HAMILTON
1884  -  1939

RAYMOND HAMILTON   (son of James F. & Vernettie)
Feb. 14, 1930
Feb. 15. 1998

WILLIAM B. HAMILTON (son of James F. & Vernettie)
June 19, 1921
June 22, 1922

JOHN W. HAMILTON   (son of James M. & Lucinda Capps)
1882    /-------/   1924

JAMES M. HAMILTON
1847   /-------/    1891

LUCINDA HAMILTON   (Lucinda Capps wife of Archie Roark and James Hamilton)
1848   /------/     1922

ANDREW C.          (Andrew Clayton)
son of
L.  A. & A. B. BARTON  (Louis Andrew & Amy Barton)
born
Mar. 19, 1893
died
June   4, 1896
Our little boy seeps (sleeps ?) sweetly here

JAMES B. JOHNSON    (son of Ira & Julia Barnhart)
1900        1900

MILLARD
son of
B. M. & ADA RHOADES    (Ada Barnhart dau. of James M. & Mary Capps)
BORN & DIED
Dec. 12, 1901
(can't read epitaph)

ETHEL V. BARNHART
Mar.  2, 1905
Apr. 22, 1909

ALICE MAY
BARNHART
Died  Apr. 15, 1910

ELSI T. BARNHART      ('T' may be an 'I')
Sept. 21, 1902
Oct.  10, 1918

MAUD JOHNSON          (dau. of Ira & Julia Barnhart)
1901  ----  1915

JAMES A. WOOD
1927  ----  1936

(military bronze)
MARTIN JAMES MERCER
SGT US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
NOV 2 1915       APR 22 1980

Beloved son, husband & father
BRADLEY L.
DUFFEL
Aug. 24,    forever    Nov. 13,
 1970       loved       1995

(military bronze)
WILBER DONALD KELLUM
CPL US ARMY
KOREA
APR 11 1927      AUG 21, 1992



Row 7



MARTHA E.
Dau. of
R. H & F. D. JOHNSON
born
Aug. 10, 1883
died
 (?)            (couldn't read or get a rubbing of date)

DAVID
Son of
R. H & F. D. JOHNSON
born
Jan. 2, 1891
died
 (?)            (couldn't read or get a rubbing of date)



Row 8



LEE (same stone)
ELSIE A.
June 24, 1908
Apr. 12, 1986
JOSEPH H.
Aug. 19, 1888
Oct. 27, 1966
(military bronze footstone)
JOSEPH H LEE
MISSOURI
PVT CO B 352 INF 88 DIV
WORLD WAR I
AUG 19 1888     OCT 27 1966

CLATON P.
Son of
J. W. & Casandana     (Casandana Capps dau of Jacob & Neomy)
HARTGRAVES	
BORN
June 21, 1882
DIED
Oct. 17, 1882
Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven.

JESSE
Son of
J. W. & Casandana	(Casandana Capps)
HARTGRAVES
BORN
June 22, 1880
DIED
Aug.  1, 1880
Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven.

MAUDE
Dau of
J. W. & Casandana	(Casandana Capps)
HARTGRAVES
BORN
Aug.  8, 1875
Aug. 16, 1875
Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven.

LENA B.
Dau of
J. W. & Casandana	(Casandana Capps)
HARTGRAVES
BORN
Jan.  5, 1874       (the 7 could be a 8? )
Jan. 14, 1874       (the 7 could be a 8? )	
Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven.

DANIEL
Son of
Jacob & Neomy
CAPPS
BORN
Mar  5, 1865
DIED
Oct 22, 1865
Budded on earth to bloom in heaven.

AMOS EMANUEL
Son of
Jacob & Neomy
CAPPS
BORN
Aug  27, 1856
DIED
July 20, 1865
Budded on earth to bloom in heaven.

JACOB CAPPS
Born
Nov  11, 1812
Died
July 26, 1880
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.
(B. A. Henderson California, MO)           (stone maker ?)

NEOMY           (Neomy Leah Cook)
WIFE OF
Jacob Capps
BORN
Sept 2, 1823
DIED
Mar 24, 1882
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.
(B. A. Henderson California, MO)           (stone maker ?)

BARNHART (same stone)
Joseph D.
Apr. 22, 1869
Nov.  9, 1947
Malissa J.       (Malissa J. Ourey)
Jan. 29, 1870
June  8, 1962

DONA BARNHART
Feb. 17, 1924
Jan. 27, 1927



Row 9



at
rest
ELVIN LEE     (son of Phillip & Lucretia Flaugher)
born   (?)
Jul 26, 1904  (?)
died   (?)
Sept 29,  1905  (?)

(Thought to be) ORIGINAL FIRST STONE (HAND CARVED) IN CAPPS CEMETERY
D  A  A (?)
H  U  E  Y
1 2  (?)
1 8 5 2
(?)

DORIS DEAN
Daughter of James & Dora (Dora Ahart)
BARTON
Jan 8    |     Jan 7
1930     |     1960

JUNE
BARTON       (dau. of James & Dora)
1932  --- 1935

BARRY
BARTON       (son of James & Dora)
1935  --- 1935

JOSEPH NELSON
Son of
W. N. and IDA (Ida Barnhart)
AHART
Nov. 21, 1938
Jan. 11, 1939



Row 10



BARTON (same stone)
(Louis) ANDREW
1864  -- 1952
AMY           (Amy Arizona Barnhart)
1870  -- 1942

(stone facing opposite direction of all other stones)
BARNHART (same stone)
MARY	        (Mary Capps, dau. of Jacob & Neomy)
Oct. 31, 1849
Oct. 16, 1936
Mother
JAMES M.	  (James Marion)
Mar. 18, 1847
July 31, 1934
Father



Row 11



GREEN (same stone)
E. SHIRLENE    (E. Shirlene Starr)
Dec .  5, 1935
blank
Married Sept. 4, 1951
DONALD D.
Aug.  6, 1932
Aug.  8, 1991
(on back of stone)
GREEN
Parents of
DEBORAH S.	KAREN D.
DOUGLAS E.

DOUGLAS E. GREEN
Son of Donald and Shirlene
Oct.  2, 1952
May  14, 1953

GREEN (same stone)
ELMER FRANCIS
Apr. 24. 1889
Jan.  9. 1974
Married
Dec. 25.
1915
TINA ARIZONA     (Tina A. Barton)
Aug.  5. 1898
Dec.  2. 1986

GREEN (same stone)
DAVID ELMER
May  21, 1923
Sept. 7, 1996
MARY ELIZABETH   (Mary E. Davis)
Nov.  1, 1929
blank
Precious Lord Take My Hand
(mounted on back of stone, military bronze)
DAVID E. GREEN
PFC US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
MAY 21 1923       SEP 7 1996
PURPLE HEART

Resting In Peace
GREEN (same stone)
FLOYD LOUIS
Green
May 3, 1926
blank
HAZEL MARIE
(Mauzy)            (parenthesis used on stone for maiden name)
Oct. 24, 1931
Apr. 30, 1995
Married Aug. 25, 1962
on back of stone
GREEN
Parents of
VERNON & DENISE

BARTON (same stone)
JAMES ROBERT
May    7, 1908
Sept. 12, 1979
DORA MYRTLE        (Dora M. Ahart)
Dec. 29, 1911
Mar. 20, 1987
Gone But Not Forgotten
	
BARTON 
LARRY DANEL
May  19, 1938
Aug. 27, 1985
Gone But Not Forgotten



Row 12



(military bronze)
NORMAN A. BOYD    (son of Arthur W. & Leopal)
SP3 US ARMY
KOREA
APR 3 1931       AUG 15 1997

BOYD (same stone)
ARTHUR W.
June 20, 1905
Nov. 16, 1990
Married
Sept. 9
1930
LEOPAL M.        (Opal Hammond)
April 28, 1910
June  18, 1988

BOYD (same stone)
GREENVILLE
Dec.  6, 1876
Apr. 27, 1956
EMMA             (Emma Caroline Lee)
May 19, 1883
Aug. 2, 1971

LEE (same stone)
MARY L.    	     (Mary L. Messemacher)
Dec. 15, 1858
July 28, 1947
WILLIAM H.
June 10, 1854
May   6, 1932
In Loving Memory of
WILLIAM R. LEE
April 2, 1880   ------  April 29, 1967

In Gods Care
LON H. LEE
PFC US ARMY
WORLD WAR I
SEP 24 1894	     MAR 19 1987

(same stone)
CLAUDE D. "Pat"
Apr. 10, 1937
Feb. 10, 1995
Married June 30, 1962
LINDA CLARK      (dau of T. Arthur Clark, son of Thomas L.)
Feb 26, 1941     (twin to Glenda)
blank
RUFF
Parents of Patrick D. & Jeffrey C.



Row 13



EDNA E. PAULEY	 (Edna Eunice Clark, dau of Thomas & Della)
1909      1989     (twin to Fred) 

(military bronze)
JACOB HADLEY CLARK (son of Thomas L., my (Gracie's)father)
MISSOURI
PFC US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
APRIL 24 1912   APRIL 18 1971

WILLIAM E. REED	 (husband of Minnie E. Clark)
June 15, 1912
Nov. 24, 1974

JACKSON (same stone)
ARTHUR D.
July 13, 1890
July 11, 1966
MINNIE E.          (Minnie Erne Clark, dau. of Thomas & Della)
Dec 12, 1903
blank  (deceased 1994)

HARRISON CLARK     (son of James Prior & Sicily Langford Weimmer)
Mar. 25, 1872      (brother to Thomas L.)
Feb. 12, 1951

CLARK
Father
THOMAS L.	       (Thomas Logan, son of James Prior)
1867  --  1950
Mother
DELLA B.           (Della Belle Roark)
1872  --  1944

GUY AUBREY         (son of Thomas & Della)
CLARK
MISSOURI
PVT 2 TANK CO
April 23, 1931

(military bronze)
ROBERT E. CLARK    (son of Thomas & Della)
PFC US ARMY
SEP 7 1895	JUN 7 1974

ALBERT
Son of
P. & J. LEE        (Philip Lee & Josephine Robison)
born
Jan. 2, 1878
died
Dec. 7, 1896
A sleep in Jesus bless
             ed sleep

(small rectangular stone)
J.        M.        H.
(not sure about 'J' and 'M', corner of stone chipped)

(small rectangular stone)
L.        R.        H.

double stone
ELMER		      (MARTIN-twins of H. S. and N. A.)
born
May  18, 1892
died
Aug. 10, 1892
Childrens graves are the footprints of angels.
ELVA
born
May  18, 1892
died
Sep. 13, 1892

ELSIE  L.
Dau. of
H. S. & N. A. MARTIN    (Henry S. & Lenora 'Nora' A. Roark)
born                    (sister to Della)
Oct. 12, 1890
died
Oct.  5, 1894
A precious one ? is ?
                   ?
A voice beloved is stilled
A place is vacant in our
			home
That never can be filled.

CLARA C.
Dau. of
H. S. & N. A. MARTIN    (Henry S. & Lenora 'Nora' A. Roark)
born
Mar.  4, 1897
died
Sep. 23, 1897
?  ?  ? that ?
the earth and took the ?
--day.

MARTIN, H. S. and N. A. (Henry S. and Lenora 'Nora' A. Roark)
No dates

ROBIN FAYE
daughter of
ORVILLE & CARLENE       (son of T. Arthur Clark & Millie Edwards)
CLARK
born & died Dec. 14, 1962

RODNEY F. ANNETT        (father of Robert)
July 19, 1900
June 15, 1984

FRED LANDRETH           (hus. of Dorothy Fancher)
June 6	 July 14
1914         1973

EVERETT L.
HOOKER
June 15, 1924
July  4, 1987

(military bronze)
ROY C. COLESON          (brother of Wilbur Coleson)
TEC 5  US  ARMY
WORLD WAR II
OCT 7 1921       OCT 16 1995

STACEY M. STICKNEY
Feb. 10, 1986
Our Little Angel

DAVID LEE
STICKNEY
Dec. 1, 1987
Our Little Angel

JESSE STARK
Oct . 18, 1989
Our Little Angel

FANCHER (same stone)
CHARLES EDWARD          (brother to Dorothy, children
May 24, 1929            of Mal (William) Fancher &
blank                   Laura Belle Varner)
VIRGINIA DALE
Sept. 19, 1930
Jan.  22, 1998

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