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Old Commerce Cemetery
Also known as the Anderson Cemetery

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Old Commerce Cemetery
Also known as the Anderson Cemetery

Information on this page is contributed by:  Commerce Historical Society

Updated with additional names November 25, 1998


FROM THE COMMERCE HISTORICAL SOCIETY:

        Will you please take a moment to let us know of any persons buried in the old Commerce/Anderson   Cemetery. This will not give us a complete list of all people buried there but by checking your list against this list, it will give us as complete a list as possible. So if you know of someone who is buried there, please let us know.
        The cemetery needs to be cleaned before we get a new growth of weeds, trees and brush. This requires hard labor, if you will help, please let us know.
        If you are unable to help with the work but would help financially, we will open an account/trust fund to help with the project. This will help with the project and help with the repairs to the damaged monuments.
        Your immediate response is appreciated. Please contact

COMMERCE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 93
Commerce, Mo. 63742-0093


FROM THE CHARLESTON COURIER dated October 7, 1859:

DOMESTIC BURIAL GROUNDS.

There is something tender and touching in a domestic burial place--a place in which the ashes of all the family shall mingle together, as they mingled their sympathies while living; and it gives a sweet, sad consolation to the living to know that not even their bodies shall be left and forgotten among strangers. Well has the poet expressed this sentiment:

"But me thinks that my sleep will be sweeter,
Down close by the home that I love,
With the voices of kindred around me,
And the songs of the birds above.
Yes, bury me in the garden,
Under the blooming of flowers;
Where the spirit may love to linger,
In the calm of the evening hours."


        The following is a list of the people buried in the Old Commerce Cemetery also known as the Anderson Cemetery. This cemetery is located on the hill overlooking the river on what used to be the north and south side of North street between Missouri Street and Cape Girardeau Street.  According to a map printed in London, a settlement was located in Commerce prior to 1760. About 800 people are buried in the cemetery but only a small portion have headstones.

ADAMS, Marvin Enos, son of Thomas Jefferson Adams & Rowena Lillian High Adams, November 1910-July 1, 1912

ALLISON, Mamie E., wife of S. B., 1874-1936

ANDERSON, Bell G. 1877-1936

ANDERSON, Benjamin Franklin July 11, 1852-July 24, 1928

ANDERSON, Clara W. (Second wife of Joseph T.) April 15, 1851-June 8, 1927

ANDERSON, Fannie (first wife of Joseph T.) January 31, 1846-November 26, 1872— 26 yrs. 9 months 26 days.

ANDERSON, Henry Gaither, son of Joseph T.& Fannie Anderson, May 27, 1864- September 29, 1865 1 yr. 4 month 2 days

ANDERSON, J. Ranney 1887-1936

ANDERSON, Jessie Gail, wife, September 23, 1883-April 15, 1964

ANDERSON, Joseph T. April 27, 1840-September 14, 1895

ANDERSON, Mary Ellen, wife, April 22, 1853-June 30, 1935

ANDERSON, Norval F. January 19, 1875-March 26, 1947

ANDERSON, Pauline Maupin January 12, 1883-August 14, 1957

ANDERSON, Tillman (Tilman) Wyle— State Rep. For Scott County 1918 and Senator of 23rd district 1920 & 1922— January 4, 1883-November 10, 1952

ANDERSON, Virginia A. March 23, 1881-August 13, 1971

ANDERSON, Wade Gray April 15, 1876- March 27, 1938 (Woodman of the World)

BALLENTINE, Nancy— 58 yrs old, married— died Feb 24, 1884

BARRY, Hannah (wife of Jesse) July 14, 1873— 44 years old

BAUMGARTNER, Fridolin 73 years

BEAN, Lorinda— widow— 64 yrs 4 mo 28 days— died November 8, 1883

BELL, Reece, son of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Bell, 25 yrs — April 1908

BILL, M. A., no dates

BILLINGS, E. Pearl— 2 yrs 7 mo 27 days old— died Oct 9, 1883

BILLINGS, George Arnold, son of D. G.& H. E., November 8, 1874-- 8 months old

BILLINGS, Henry August 3, 1934--72 years old

BLUMBERG, Louis no dates Co. F 2nd Ill L. A. (Near Blumenberg)

BLUMENBERG, Henry March 2, 1849-March 9, 1895 — 48 yrs. 11 months 21 days

BOM, Andrew Thomas, June 20, 1889-October 30, 1958

BOM, Mary Bernice October 1938, 8 days old

BOM, Ruth Jones, wife of Andrew, 1890-1945

BOM, "Josh" Burnice (Bernice) Russell Jan 6, 1912-Jan 15, 1983

BONNEFON, John— widowed, was a taylor, 71yrs 5 mo 6 days old— died Aug 17, 1885

BRAYTON, Pattie Maupin died May 31, 1941

BRAZEL, Heinrich, son of T.& S. Brazel, 1864-1877

BRAZEL, Thomas 1827-1872

BRICKEY, Garland smith October 2, 1884-December 27, 1946

BUMGARTNER, Fridolin died August 5, 1901 23 years old

BUMGARTNER, Margaret died May 5, 1899 82 years old

BURGESS, Rebecca J., wife of William, August 13, 1834 died December 9, 1862

BURGESS, William no dates

BURGESS, Willie S., son of William & R. J., October 3, 1858-November 20, 1863 5 yrs 1 mo 12 days old.

BUTLER, Infant child of Mr. & Mrs. Robt. Butler, March 19, 1895

CALDWELL, Katie B., daughter of O. & Addie, February 1, 1896-October 31, 1897

CAREY, Female— 1 day old— born September 3, 1884- died September 4, 1884

CARROLL, Earnest— 11 days old— born Dec 6, 1883-died Dec 17, 1883

CARPENTER, Louisa, wife of T. W. Carpenter, march 10, 1823--January 20, 1858

CLEMSON, Charley H., son of J. S.& L. M., died May 31, 1859 1 month old.

CLEMSON, John S., son of J. W. & L. M., 1879-1879, 21 days old

CLEMSON, Jonathan S. 1816-1879

CLEMSON, Louise M., wife of J. W., 1845- 1876

CLEMSON, Lumega Fowler, wife, 1821-1911

CLODFELTER, Bettie, daughter of G. & M., 1861-1883

COFFMAN, Annie Pettit Saunders— wife of John Ralph Coffman— born July 18, 1850--died June 2, 1920

COFFMAN, (Senator) Dr. J. R. (John Ralph) December 11, 1847-March 1, 1894— 47 years 3 months 18 days (State Rep. Of Scott County 1890- 1892; he was serving his second term when he died)

COFFMAN, Normante S., third son of J. R. & Annie P., November 1, 1879- 1882

CONSTANCE, William no date Co D 50th Mo Inf

DARNES, Anna Bolton, daughter of William P. & Mary Jane, born July 15, 1855-died October 1856

DARNES, Mary Jane, wife of William P., born 1824 died January 16, 1859 35 years old

DARNES, William P., — State Rep. Of Scott County 1848, 1854-1858— September 12, 1810- January 30, 1861 51 yrs 4 months 18 days old (of Scott)

DARNES, William P., son of William P. & Mary J., December 28, 1850-January 8, 1853 2 years 11 days old.

DAVIS, Bertie G. 1874-1947

DEWINT, F. MD., died March 10, 1881 59 years old

DEWINT, John S. November 9, 1854-August 30, 1866

DICK, Lesette January 6, 1822-March 27, 1904

D’LASHMUTT, Jane E., consort of A. Seavers, died 1855 40 yrs.

DOCKER, Elizabeth Smith, wife of Dr. William Docker, born Warwickshire, England 1806— died November 3, 1844
"Sweet, Sweet be thy sleep in the bosom of the earth,
In the grave far away from thy home of thy birth,
Thou hast finished they race, thou hast reached thy far goal.
Peace. Peace to thine ashes & rest to thy soul."

DUNGER, Christian Wilhelm December 18, 1820-January 4, 1879 C., I-29th Mo. Inf.

ELLIS, Uncle France died March 28, 1895

ELLIS, J. J. March 6, 1815-October 23, 1875

ELLIS, James O. January 17, 1858-March 2, 1869

ELLIS, John E. January 20, 1857- October 27, 1857

ELLIS, Maggie E. B. June 27, 1869-December 26, 1883

ELLIS, Susan R. December 9, 1854-April 15, 1879

ELLIS, Theodore, youngest son of Nelson & Mattie, died September 8, 1896 20 yrs 23 days old

ELLIS, Viola December 24, 1869-April 20, 1888

EVERHART, Wilella Alice, daughter of William & Gertrude, April 17, 1913-October 3, 1913

EWING, A. Lincoln— 20 years old— died September 28, 1884

FINLEY, youngest child of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Finley, died August 20, 1896

FINLEY, Ara Alberta, daughter of R. W.& M. E., December 12, 1895- August 18, 1896

FINLEY, Freddie Price, son of R. W.& M. E., February 21, 1892 died February 12, 1896

FINLEY, (Aunt) Julia, aged 103

FLUELER, Minnie 1862-May 11, 1896 36 yrs.

FOSTER, John D. August 20, 1829-August 12, 1890

FOSTER, Loretta A. May 30, 1847-September 12, 1875

FOX, William H. October 28, 1851-May 24, 1878 26 years 6 months 27 days old

FRAZIER, Mrs. Jennie, wife of Dr. T. F. Frazier, December 4, 1854-August 18, 1885

FRAZIER, Nellie M., daughter of T. F. & J. V., November 13, 1885-August 20, 1891

FRICKE, Catherine, wife of G. W., September 15, 1828--August 20, 1891

FRICKE, William, son of G. W., April 22, 1853-May 22, 1853

FRIST, Lawrence— 34 years old, married— died April 24, 1884

GAITHER, Benjamin B. December 22, 1880-February 24, 1950

GAITHER, Columbia 1839--1930

GAITHER, John T. June 27, 1832-April 14, 1891

GAITHER, John W., July 23, 1861-July 27, 1880

GIBBS, Jessie R. — female; 1 yr 7 mo 5 days old— died July 26, 1886

GRIFFITH, Cora Lee July 22, 1869-July 8, 1875 5 yrs 11 months 16 days

GRIFFITH, Lemma F. 1882-1884

GRIFFITH, Melvin Sewell 1845-1932

GRIFFITH, Stephen 1829-1878

GRIFFITHS, William 1801-1878

GROFT, Oliver H. 1873-1901

HARRIS, Caroline M., daughter of A. E. & Barbara, 1841-1859

HARRISON, John A. - 45 yrs 10 mo 15 days old— died March 25, 1885

HEARLOW, Wyatt— 55 yrs old, married— died June 4, 1884

HELD, Addie C., November 28, 1873-September 6, 1957

HELD, Peter B. February 27, 1868-May 18, 1943 (Addie and Peter were married June 5, 1892)

HENRY, Artie Mae, January 6, 1892--September 12, 1978 86 yrs.

HIGH, Bertha, daughter of Bedford & Emily Eliza Newman High, born August 31, 1873-died January 1, 1875

HIGH, Daisy, daughter of James Albert & Minnie Jennie Cooley High, no dates

HIGH, James Albert, son of Albert, July 30, 1849--died January 31-1931

HIGH, Lauratte, daughter of J. A. & M. J. C. High, January 20, 1884-July 28, 1884— 6 months 8 days old.

HOOE, Walter died March 6, 1894

HUTTON, Carrie Lula October 2, 1858-January 11, 1942

HUTTON, Jim H. October 18, 1886-September 17, 1887

HUTTON, Ross L. 1881-1890

HUTTON, William Harry (Henry) September 6, 1848 died January 11, 1916

JEHLEN, Jackson R. 1875-1876

JEHLEN, Marium B. 1845-1891

JEHLEN, William 1842-1916

JEHLEN, William A. 1878-1890

JONES, Mary L., daughter of S. R. & M. A., died 1871 24 days

JONES, Ralph Grover, son of S. R. & M. A., died 1885 5 months old

JONES, Rosalee, daughter of S. R. & M. A., died 1872 5 hours old.

KENRICK, Arthur J., son of George W. & Mary, died March 5, 1872 3 years 6 months old

KENRICK, M. Louise — wife of William Kenrick— died at Price’s Landing and brought to Commerce for burial— died November 26, 1877

LANE, Isaac, January 14, 1858-June 18, 1920

LENOX (LENNOX), John Lewis— 13 years old— died May 31, 1884

LOMACK, Tennie, wife of Sylas, 1864-1904

LOMAX, Adah, wife of Cy, 1862-1904

LYNCH, Adelaide A.-- died @ May 8th, 1912

MATHEWS, Fannie A., daughter of G. G. & S. E., June 8, 1877 died January 3, 1879

MATHEWS, Granville Green July 28, 1853-January 6, 1896

MATHEWS, Lottie R., child of G. G. & S. E., March 7, 1884 died August 16, 1886

MATHEWS, Lynn C., infant child of G. G. & S. E., January 18, 1890--January 28, 1890 10 days old.

MATHEWS, M. A. V. February 10, 1847--December 16, 1908

MATHEWS, Nell L., child of G. G. & S. E., October 25, 1888 died October 1, 1893

MATHEWS, Susan Epps, wife of Granville Green Mathews, born march 15, 1855 died may 30, 1937

MATHEWS, Vernon L., son of G. G. & S. E., September 11, 1886 died January 11, 1890

MASTERSON, Mrs. No date but about June 1919

MEINZ, August son of H. & S., 1875-1875 4 months old

MOORE, Anne E., first wife of Joseph H., April 3, 1839 died June 1, 1871

MOORE, Annie E., daughter of Joseph H. & Annie E., December 1, 1871- November 14, 1888

MOORE, Bennie H., son of J. H. & E. C., February 27, 1874 died October 1, 1874— 7 months old

MOORE, Charles Albion January 29, 1861- December 11, 1894

MOORE, Emma C., second wife of Joseph H., February 3, 1857 — January 21, 1879

MOORE, Joseph H., June 12, 1836--December 21, 1915

MOORE, Joseph Lee, July 19, 1867— March 14, 1952

MOORE, Julia Haw-- November 14, 1870- February 28, 1959

MC KINLEY, Josephine, wife of Ben McKinley, died February 15, 1894

MC KNIGHT, Delia died 1917

MC KNIGHT, Virginia, wife of Wm. H., March 4, 1819 died April 12, 1870

MC KNIGHT, Zalma C., died August 13, 1897 — 34 years old

MC NATION, Franklin— 6 yrs 9 mo old, lived on Griffiths Island— died July 8, 1885

MC PHEETERS, Mattie L., daughter of W. W. & Hannah, February 11, 1866-September 6, 1878

MC PHEETERS, W. W. No dates

OLD, Ella C., June 14, 1868- February 12, 1947

OLD, H. Gus 1859--1904

PETITT, George May 24, 1794-November 19, 1857

PETTY, Sadie A., March 4, @1857- February 24, 1890 32 yrs. 11 mo 20 days

PILL, no dates Co C 22n Ill inf.

PRICE, R. A. Died 1873 24 yrs old.

RANNEY, Caroline Letitia, wife of J. H., April 12, 1821 --May 27, 1902

RANNEY, John Hathorne --February 5, 1818-January 14, 1884

REED, Isaac 1814-1848

RIGGS, Mary S., wife of Watson, December 12, 1853 August 25, 1912 58 yrs 8 mo 13 days old

RIGGS, Watson P. May 7, 1839-January 26, 1897 Co. K. 2nd Ky Cav.

ROBERTSON, Robert M., son of U. S. & M. H., March 14, 1880--September 30, 1882 2 years 6 months 16 days

RODNEY, John 1853- 1854 1 year old

RODNEY, Michael, son of J. & R., 1831--1841

RODNEY, Rachel, wife of John Sr., 1795-1843

RODNEY, unknown--stone broken --1817— 1862

ROSE, Arminta, wife of Mathew, January 14, 1846--January 23, 1901

ROSE, Mathew— October 22, 1841-February 4, 1911

ROSE, Matthew C., son of J. & I. B., May 26, 1908-January 24, 1909 7 months old

ROSS, Elnora — January 23, 1830-December 21, 1911

ROSS, Mary— 1805-1871

ROSS, Samuel— 1797-1868

SANDERS, Mary R., — born in Robinson Co. Tenn— mother of nine children— grandmother of forty-three children and great-grand-mother of twenty six living— mother of F. M. Sanders, born 1814 died September 25, 1896— 82 yrs 6 months old

SANDERS, Mrs.-- died February 1916 85 years of age

SAUNDERS, Martha Ann Pettit— mother of Annie Pettit Saunders Coffman— born May 16, 1829- -died May 27, 1916

SCHULZ, R. Elvina, daughter of H. C. & J. L., 1884-1885

SEAVERS, John D. — March 29, 1827- September 4, 1840

SEAVERS, Susan E. — 1839- 1847

SEWELL, Jefferson— 18 yrs old— died December 5, 1883

SEWELL, Lemma F. — 1882-1884 2 years old

SEWELL, Melvina Griffith — 1845-1932

SHAW, Thomas M., son of T. M. & M. J., died 1858 4 years old

SILMAN, Thomas E., son of B. F. & A. E., September 10, 1855-January 11, 1861 5 years old

SIMMONS, Rick O., no dates

SMITH, Almeda, daughter of G. & M. A., no dates

SMITH, Cpl. Baughan, no dates, Co. L 4th Tenn Cav

SMITH, Nancy, wife of Rev. Jesse Smith, 1787-1845

STONE, Thomas— 25 yrs old, married— died March 15, 1884

STUBBLEFIELD, Frances A., wife of J. B., February 13, 1879-May 18, 1962

STUBBLEFIELD, John Beach— May 19, 1872-June 2, 1929

STUBBLEFIELD, Mary E., daughter of J. B. & Fannie, August 4, 1901-August 9, 1901 4 days old

TAYLOR, George W., brother of W. F., died February 12, 1870 26 years old

TAYLOR, Lucile, mother of W. F. Taylor, died 1896— 85 years of age— she died in New Orleans and was brought to Commerce for burial— 15th Dec, 1896

THREADGILL, Susan Moore— June 25, 1864- March 29, 1892

THREADGILL, Susie— died 1892— 5 months old

TIGNOR, Bertie Ann, wife of Abraham, December 11, 1848-June 1, 1899— 50 yrs 5 mo 20 days

TUTTY, William— 48 yrs old, married— died June 7, 1884

TYNDALL, Isaac— 19 yrs 4 mo 20 days old— died March 19, 1884

UNKNOWN, George M.-- no dates— no last name

UNKNOWN, John R.-- no dates— no last name

UNKNOWN, Lucille R. — no dates— no last name

UNKNOWN, Michael F. — no dates— no last name

UNKNOWN, William F. — no dates— no last name

VAUGHAN, — no dates

VIVIAN, Irma A.-- , daughter of ?? & Lucie Watson, November 10, 1898— died February 13, 1899 — only 4 months old

WARD, Irma Vivian, daughter of M. E. & L. C., 1898-1899

WEEKLY, I. W. — 42 years old— died Jan 25, 1884

WILLIAMS, Ada A., wife of P. L., died 1873, 20 years old

WILLIAMSON, John Homer, son of H. H. & M. F., 2 months old (no dates)

WILLIAMSON, Mary F., wife of H. H., 1849-1881

WOODWARD, Sarah— died May 1912, 92 years of age

WOODWARD, William P. — 73 yrs 4 days old, married, Inn Keeper— died July 26, 1885

WORSLEY, Agnes Gracey—( Wife of Jhob Worsley) born February 19, 1803-- died August 1, 1849— 46 years old

WORSLEY, Clara C., daughter of W. J. & M. A., January 23, 1879--died August 26, 1896

WORSLEY, Emmett Randol, son of W. J. & Jennie, September 4 1905— died July 9, 1906— 8 months old

WORSLEY, Job (Jhob) --died 1880— 79 years old

WORSLEY, Lucy, daughter of W. J. & M. A., June 5, 1875— 2 hours old

WORSLEY, Mary A., wife of W. J., 1857-March 28, 1885

WORSLEY, William J.-- September 22, 1844-May 29, 1920

WORSLEY, William J., son of W. J. & Jennie, born April 6, 1902- died March 12, 1903

WRIGHT, Grandpa— died @ January 15, 1929


FROM THE CHARLESTON COURIER dated September 20,1861:

Our customs and habits are like the ruts in roads. The wheels of life settle into them, and we jog along through the mire, because it is too much trouble to get out of them.

The snake's poison is in its teeth; the slanderer's in his tongue.



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