Miller County, Missouri


Freedom Cemetery


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Transcribed by Shirley Sieting.

Freedom Cemetery is located west of the Little Maries River, just over the county line in Maries County; but so many Miller County residents are buried there that it seems helpful to post the list in Miller County.

The large drive-through gate is fastened to an archway made of native rock that has an insert of granite at the top with the word "Freedom" inscribed. The cemetery is fenced and well-kept. There are 2 old cedar trees in the center and pine trees have been plated in places around the edge.

Nearby stands the old Freedom Church -- abandoned years ago. It was a fine rural church with two doors facing the east -- eight tall windows and a platform in the front which still hold tow again upright pianos and what looks to be a pulpit. There are six of the hanging lights which used to be common in schools and churches in rural Maries County. It has a cathedral type of ceiling -- the wainscotting on the walls being carried all the way up and across, reminding one of the old Lindell church, on the East Side.

We counted 26 rough field stones that apparently mark gravesites at Freedom Cemetery. There is also a funeral home marker that is no longer readable. May peony bushes have been planted and outside the fence in the brushy pasture there were daylilies and yucca plants blooming.

Russell Burials

Russell, Joel - June 21, 1886 - Mar 18, 1969 & wife
Russell, Bertha (Munch) - Sept 19, 1894 - Sept 26, 1978

Russell, Infant - dau of Farris and Ruby Russell - June 1957
Russell, Mary Lou - dau of Farris and Ruby Russell - June 30, 1953
   ((both died at birth))

Russell, Hugh - Feb 29, 1880 - Feb 24, 1953

Walker, John B - born Scotland - June 1, 1833 - Oct 1, 1915
Almina - wife of John B Walker - Aug 2, 1832 - Oct 24, 1934

Russell, Nate (Nathaniel) - Mar 26, 1868 - Mar 29, 1947
Capler, Laura Belle (Russell) - April 12, 1886 - Mar 2, 1942

Russell, John W. - April 1, 1831 - April 16, 1914 & wife
Russell, Elizabeth (Moss) - May 4, 1846 - Nov 4, 1923
   Married Mar 2, 1862, Greencastle, Indiana

Hale, Joel - Co. A. 32nd Mo. Infantry

Russell, Elmer E. - Oct 8, 1885 - Aug 17, 1974 & wife
Russell, Dora A. (Slone) - Jan 18, 1885 - Dec 20, 1920
   Married June 16, 1907

Russell, James Wiley - 1871 - 1940 & wife
Russell, Martha P. (Slone) 1878 - 1962

Russell, Georgia I. - Dec 30, 1921 - Jan 23, 1923
Russell, John David - son of John and Kimberly - Sept 20, 1981

Other Burials

Sinden, Richard L. - Oct 29, 1943
Sinden, Tennie A. - Aug 18, 1946
   Married June 17, 1963
Sinden, Randy Len, baby son, May 4, 1965 - May 5, 1965

McKnolly, Lillian - Dec 15, 1900 - Mar 5, 1967

Groves, T.C. - 1891 - 1941
Groves, J.W. - 1922 - 1941
Groves, H.J. - 1919 - 1920

Turrentine, John C. - (Masonic Emblem) Aug 4, 1905 - Mar 29, 1966
Turrentine, Minnie C. - (O.E.S. emblem) Feb 19, 1908
   Married May 29, 1927

Turrentine, Doris - Feb 26, 1928 - Jan 2, 1933

Atwell, William J. - Feb 15, 1879 - Sept 16, 1953 & wife
Atwell, Florence - April 17, 1885 -
Atwell, Katie M. - Dec 23, 1906 - Feb 12, 1907
Atwell Thomas W. - Mar 18, 1917 - Feb 21, 1918

Atwell, Martha M. - Aug 5, 1879 - Sept 5, 1911 & husband
Atwell, Richard J. - Mar 8, 1873 - May 25, 1963

Atwell, Eliza E. - wife of Thomas J. Atwell - 1852 - 1933

Alexander, Barney, PFC WWII, Oct 19, 1901 - Jan 14, 1982 & wife
Alexander, Mary E (Duncan) - May 28, 1903 -
Alexander, Donald E. (son) - 1944 - 1966
Alexander, Winston C. - May 10, 1927 - July 2, 1953

Alexander, James Clark - Oct 23, 1894 - Sept 16, 19 76 & wife
Alexander, Lena (Denton) - Sept 4, 1896 - Mar 29, 1975
   Married April 1, 1916

Alexander, Annie - Feb 8, 1915 - Mar 20, 1971 & husband
Alexander, Arthur - May 5, 1913
   Married Nov 14, 1936

Wilk - 1879 - 1961 (funeral home marker)

Alexander, Sopha - dau of Mr. & Mrs. W.T. Barnett - June 30, 1887 - April 11, 1921

Alexander, Beulah - May 20, 1908 - Nov 13, 1920
Alexander, Barbara - Sept 23, 1904 - Sept 5, 1926
Alexander, Infant dau - Oct 5, 1905 - Oct 6, 1905

Alexander, Emma - May 31, 1883 - Jan 27, 1968 & husband
Alexander, Clark - Jan 19, 1879 - Oct 2, 1969

Alexander, Melvin - Missouri Waggoneer 4th Infantry, 3rd Div WWI - Aug 10, 1892 - Nov 10, 1950

Alexander, Infant Dau of Mr. & Mrs. Dan Alexander - Feb 12, 1912

Hale, Nellie (Hughes) - Feb 15, 1905 & husband
Alexander William Walter - Aug 7, 1902 - June 22, 1979

Crismon, Herman O. - Sept 24, 1900 - Mar 3, 1981 & wife
Crismon, Carrie M. - Aug 31, 1906 - April 30, 1977

Hale, William M. - Dec 25, 1870 - Feb 11, 1938 & wife
Hale, N. Lucretia - Feb 24, 1874 - June 9, 1942

Alexander, Saurilda - Feb 20, 1875 - Nov 28, 1950
Alexander, Sherman G.S. - Aug 26, 1865 - Sept 18, 1917

Alexander, Elizabeth - Jan 11, 1857 - Sept 11, 1929
Alexander, Infant Dau - J.J. & E.A. Alexander - May 7, 1898 - May 31, 1898

Alexander, James J. - Oct 23, 1851 - Aug 21, 1918

Alexander, Bettie A. - Oct 1, 1829 - April 6, 1901 & husband
Alexander, Benjamin C. - Oct 7, 1828 - May 19, 1896

Babbot, B.S. (antique fence)
Glawson, Delphia M. - Dec 29, 1894 - Jan 19, 1913
Glawson, Byron - PFC US Army WWII, Feb 13,1922 - July 30, 1972
Glawson, Eva M. - Feb 13, 1895 - Jan 23, 1961
Glawson, Rector A. - Sept 20, 1892 - June 4, 1977

Glawson, S.A. - April 7, 1870 - June 9, 1955
Glawson, Eathor, H. - son of W.M. & S.A. Glawson - Dec 8, 1896 - Nov 27, 1906
Glawson, William M. - Jan 13, 1861 - Oct 5, 1947

Womack, Genna Hall - Oct 28, 1875 - July 16, 1913

Alexander, Elizabeth - Oct 31, 1858 - Jan 1, 1889 & husband
Alexander, Henry - May 11, 1859 - Feb 9, 1890
Alexander, Infant Dau of Henry & Elizabeth - Dec 27, 1888 - Jan 5, 1889
Nevada (Alexander), wife of W.J. Atwell - Dec 9, 1881 - Jan 26, 1902
Alexander, Raymond C. - Missouri 1st Lt. Co. A. 44 engr Combt Bn WWII - May 27, 1912 - Nov 12, 1966 (2 rocks with inscription - only 1868 on both)

Hale, George W., son of Joel & Maria Hale - April 8, 1868 - Jan 18, 1869
Hale Susan, dau of Joel & Maria Hale - May 8, 1866 - June 19, 1869 Hale
Pursilla C., dau of Joel & Maria Hale - Mar 1, 1874 - Nov 6, 1874 Hale,
Maria, wife of Joel Hale - June 15, 1839 - April 28, 1883

Kehler, Lydia M (Hale) - Mar 23, 1864 - June 4, 1887 & husband
Kehler, John H. - May 18, 1858 - Sept 1, 1945
Kehler, William T. - June 1, 1887 - June 14, 1887

Vineyard, Lyda M., wife of Henry Vineyard - Sept 6, 1895 - July 26, 1924
Vineyard, Wayne A., son of H. & L.M. Vineyard - May 28, 1922 - July 26, 1924

Kehler, Sadie - July 31, 1896 - April 2, 1944
Duncan, Amanda L. - Feb 15, 1923 - Mar 25, 1923

Duncan, Vada Kehler Duncan - 1891 - 1963 wife of
Duncan, Ray - Feb 9, 1898 - Mar 17, 1982

Rigsby, Donna Duncan - Jan 29, 1919 - Sept 26, 1967 & husband
Rigsby, Roy Ancle - Aug 20, 1911 - July 18, 1981

Singleton, Emery - Jan 2, 1896 & wife
Singleton, Parlea - June 24, 1888 - Sept 11, 1971

Ryther, Dora Kehler - Aug 5, 1885 - May 24, 1964

Kehler, Talbert W. - Missouri PVT, 69th Infantry, 10th Div - Oct 18, 1894 - May 3, 1835

R.F. (??)
Hale, Maggie - Oct 12, 1906 - Aug 18, 1961
Hale, Roe - Sept 10, 1887 - May 4, 1968
Hale, father, Eli - 1850 - 1943 & wife
Hale, mother, Nancy - 1867 - 1934
Hale, Burnet - 1902 - 1902
Hale, Jowl - 1892 - 1901
Hale, David - 1900 - 1901
Hale, John - 1893 - 1894

Scott, Bettie M - Sept 28, 1858 - Dec 23, 1925 & husband
Scott, James H. - Sept 7, 1855 - Oct 15, 1943

Hale, Sarah - April 5, 1829 - June 6, 1874
Farmer, N.E. - dau of G.H. Hale & wife - April 6, 1888 - aug 1, 1917
Hale, Mary Ida - wife of C.L. Sherrell - Oct 11, 1897 - Aug 1, 1917

Sherrell, Claud L. - Oct 23, 1890 - Oct 6, 1974
Sherrell, Paul - Aug 4, 1921 - May 21, 1944

Forbis, Infant son of Goldie & Leonard Forbis -
Forbis, Leonard - July 20, 1890 - July 16, 1963 & wife
Forbis, Goldie - June 5, 1900 - Dec 9, 1938

Forbis, Martha E. - Mar 20, 1867 - Sept 11, 1955 & husband
Forbis, John John T. - Jan 16, 1849 - Aug 12, 1940

Forbis, William L. - PVT, US Army WWI - Dec 1, 1888 - Nov 13, 1983
Sherrell, Barbra Louise - April 29, 1950 - Oct 13, 1982

Sherrell, Marie F. - Oct 23, 1917 - Dec 31, 1982 & husband
Sherrell, Olaf W. - Sept 24, 1916

Chrisman, Alvin Everett - 1911 - 1962
Ida Chrisman Atwell - 1875 - 1929
Chrisman, Samuel F. - April 17, 1861 - Aug 5, 1911
Jones, W.J. - Co E, 32nd Missouri Infantry
Jones, Orville - Feb 4, 1805 - Sept 11, 1876

Willis, William J. - born Jan 11, 1844 & wife
Willis, Agnes J. - died Nov 25, 1906

Holycross, John T. - 1868 - 1954 & wife
Holycorss, Margaret E. - 1877 - 1967
Holycross, Clifford S. - July 18, 1901 - Dec 12, 1967
Holycorss, James A - Jan 1, 1866 - Dec 31, 1947
Hollycross, Adelia - 1848 - 1913

Walker, Raymond Floyd - Missouri PVT 213 AAA Bn Cac WWII
June 10, 1915 - Aug 7, 1959

Fritchey, Sussan - Jan 12, 1884 - Nov 19, 1952 & husband
Fritchey, James B. - Oct 20, 1884 - May 6, 1957
Draelants, Lewis V - Dec 16, 1907 - Dec 28, 1978 & wife
Draelants, Grace E., dau of James & Sussan Fritchey - May 11, 1914

Byrd, Allen F. - Oct 8, 1869 - April 24, 1950
McClure, Elizabeth (Vanderpool) - Nov 25, 1860 - Aug 21, 1939
Byrd, Andrew - 1846 - 1934
Vineyard, John Wesley - July 26, 1876 - Jan 4, 1931
Vineyard, Jane, wife of David Vineyard - June 10, 1850 - July 26, 1924
Vineyard, Sarah Margarett - Nov 7, 1888 - Mar 6, 1966

Morrow, William T - Jan 24, 1876 - Jan 22, 1964 & wife
Morrow, Ida F - Oct 12, 1876 - Mar 30, 1860
Morrow, Louis B - Nov 16, 1899 - Oct 22, 1900
Morrow, Mortimore M. - Aug 24, 1843 - July 1, 1922 & wife
Morrow, Elizabeth J. - May 1, 1843 - Dec 29, 1933

Streb, Anna Pauline - Nov 28, 1930 - July 23, 1932

Walker, Mary A - Oct 26, 1875 - Mar 14, 1956 & husband
Walker, John B, Jr. - Nov 24, 1874 - Mar 12, 1964
Walker, Infant dau - Sept 27, 1904
Walker, Wayne Alfred - Mar 26, 1911 - Aug 4, 1964

Morrow, Effie - May 19, 1890 - Oct 13, 1947 & husband
Morrow, Robert F. - Dec 24, 1879 - Mar 20, 1965

Vineyard, Mary - June 25, 1886 - Feb 21, 1944
Vineyard, Infant son of George & Mary Vineyard
Vineyard, George - June 9, 1882 - April 10, 1963

Vineyard, Davil L - April 11, 1898 - Aug 11, 1962 & wife
Vineyard, Clara M. - May 5, 1908 - married June 24, 1930

Evans, Alston - Oct 1946 - Dec 1964

Morrow, William Jefferson "Jeff" - Oct 11, 1880 - June 28, 1976 & wife
Morrow, Bessie D. - Aug 30, 1894 - Jan 24, 1984 - married July 3, 1915

Morrow, Joseph W - Missouri Tec5 US Army WWII - Sept 10, 1918 - July 3, 1960

Helton, Monroe - Feb 27, 1882 - 1955 & wife
Helton, Cora A - Aug 13, 1885 - Mar 29, 1959

Howser, Fred - 1884 - 1955 & wife
Howser, Maudie - 1890 - 1982

Howser, Bernadine K. - 1926 & husband
Howser, Alston E. - 1922 - 1970 & son
Howser, Charles Thomas - 1949 - 1973

Rapp, Roger L - Oct 11, 1942 - Sept 26, 1978

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17 Feb. 2001
© 2001 by Shirley Sieting