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THE NEW CEMETERY AT MIDDLE OCTORARA

Township, Lancaster County, Pa

The New Cemetery at Middle Octorara is located on the hill north of the church and is reached by stone steps and a walk extending northward up the hill across the cemetery. This walk is intercepted by paved driveways which enter from both east and west respectively from Route 372 and ascend the hill in a curve on either side to midway, where they turn in a straight line to the center plot of the cemetery. This center plot is about the size of four ordinary lots. It affords room for the convenience of a funeral party without the necessity of trespassing on other burial plots. This center plot, as well as the lower corners of the cemetery, is attractively planted with ornamental evergreens. A wind-break of larch and pines, planted alternately, extends along the northern boundary of the cemetery. A paved walk in the form of a cross, the gift of the Louis M. Chance family, extends from the stone steps to the center plot. This walk is also flanked with evergreens. Everything possible has been done to make this sacred spot a place of beauty.

The above arrangement of walks and drives divides the cemetery into four sections with the rows of stones running north and south. Our list of marked graves starts with the northeast section and continues clockwise, with each section listed separately. The reader may question why some stones bear a date earlier than 1907, when the cemetery was opened for burials. This is accounted for by the fact that some families have moved the bodies of relatives from their original burial place in the old graveyard near the church to the new location on the hill.

NORTHEAST SECTION:

Row 1-
a) CAIRNESRev. William G. (father) Feb. 18, 1839-Sept. 1, 1918
Pastor of Middle Octorara Church 1877-1914
Isabella A. (mother) May 1, 1836-Jan. 15, 1908
Robert P. (son) April 3, 1873-Oct. 6, 1943
b) Robert P.
c) BEYER John D. 1866-19
Mary L. (wife) 1871-1938
Robert D. (son) 1909-1930
d) Robert D.
e) HARTMAN George S. 1868-1947
R. Maude 1870-1950
Samuel L. 1874-1946
f) RINEER Robert C. Oct. 29, 1929-March 12, 1934
Son of Guy & Mary G. RINEER
g) HAUBERT Frank W. (father) 1870-1943
Clara L. (mother) 1873-1943
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Row 2-
a) WIKER George H. (father) Dec. 22, 1853-Jan. 24, 1912
b) WIKER Sarah L.(mother) Oct. 1, 1855-March 6, 1932
c) WIKER Samuel T. April 30, 1893-July 16, 1945
d) SULLENBERGER Howard J. 1857-1929
Mary Ann (wife) 1868-1943
Mary Ellen (daughter) 1899-1914
William Wesley (son) 1914-1915
Stewart H. Devlin 1833-1926
e) HARTMAN George June 12, 1922-Aug. 13, 1922
Son of D. T. & R. R. HESS
f) EVANS Samuel (father) 1851-1910
Sarah M. (mother) 1857-1944
g) RINEER Clair E. 1918-1950
Sylvia L. REINHART (wife) 1922-
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Row 3-
REINHART Richard E. (Our Darling) April 16, 1926-Sept. 11, 1927
Son of M. Floyd & Helen G. REINHART
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Row 4-
1945 Driveways In memoriam to George McElwain SHEA 1945
a) SHEA Florence Lantz (mother) 1892-1928
b) SHEA Hanna (reverse)
c) SHEA George McE. (son) 1919-1943
d) LANTZ Phares M. 1862-1946
e) LANTZ
f) LANTZ Agnes C. 1863-1939
g) LANTZ Elmer J. 1860-1933
h) PALMER Merritt L. (father) 1845-1928
i) PALMER Clara M. (mother) 1856-1928
j) PALMER
k) PALMER Lillie I. (daughter) 1880-1951
l) PALMER Lydia A. (daughter) 18 - 19
m) GRAYBILL Clifford E. (father) 1884-1929
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Row 5-
a) JOHNSON J. Buckley 1851-1932
Marian F. (his wife) 1855-1937
b) WILSON Hugh D. 1884-19
Josephine G. 1882-1950
c) RICE Elwood R. (father) June 9, 1877-
Susanna E. PICKEL (mother) Nov. 12, 1879-Feb. 13, 1936
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Row 6-
a) RUSSELL Howard E. 1875-1943
Louisa M. 1880-19
b) ZANDER
c) ZANDER Anna (mother) 1888-1938
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Row 7-
a) SHIMP Ida M. BAXTER (mother) Dec. 2, 1892-April 8, 1944
b) SHIMP
c) SHIMP Roy L. (father) 1902-1944
Lelia A. (mother) 1901-
d) PICKELL Frank E. (father) 1870-1951
M. Lois (mother) 1875-
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Row 8-
a) HOMSHER Howard N. 1864-1946
Anna S. LUDWIG (wife) 1874-1948
b) BROWN Fred Eugene July 19, 1947-July 21, 1947
c) BAXTER J. Roy 1891-
Martha E. 1890-1950
d) RYS Carl F. W. 1877-1946
Helen M. 1881-19
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Row 9-
a) RUTTER George Nov. 24, 1866-
Edith July 18, 1862-July 10, 1950
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Row 10-
a) ZANDER Harry W. 1884-1948
b) ZANDER Mary W. 1889-
c) ZANDER
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SOUTHEAST SECTION:
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Row 1-
a) PICKEL Mary Edith (daughter of W.F.&Lillie)1911-1922
b) PICKEL Anna G. (daughter of William F.&Lillie I.) July 19, 1909-Oct. 12, 1909
c) PICKEL William F. (father) 1881-1932
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Row 2-
a) SCOTT J. Harvey 1842-1891
Sidnie W. 1850-1929
Harriet M. 1873-1918
Mabel S. 1906-1907
Ruth B. 1878-1943
b) McMINN Robert A. 1884-
Theresa KANE (wife) 1895-1949
Woodrow Wilson 1913-1913
Paul 1918-1918
Roselene 1924-1924
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Row 3-
a) KEENE Harry C. (father) 1873-1925
Katie E. (mother) 1878-1920
b) mother
c) father
d) KEEN John B. 1879
Mayme W. 1880-1946
e) KEENE Helen M. May 31, 1935-June 11, 1937
Daughter of John M. & Hannah G.
f) YOUNG Roy A. Jan. 21, 1920-Feb. 26, 1943
Flight Officer U.S.Army Air Corps
Lost his life in the performance of duty
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Row 4-
a) CAIN T. Madison 1846-1900
b) CAIN Catharine W. 1845-1929
c) CAIN (reverse-McELWAIN)
d) McELWAIN Sallie T. 1871-1945
e) McELWAIN Josiah E. 1862-1923
f) REYNOLDS Lewis H. 1861-1940
Lizzie T. 1869-19-
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Row 5-
a) TOWNSEND Jacob N. 1873-1942
Anna E. 1867-1949
Edward K. 1902-
Ardys R. 1907-
b) McMINN William E. (father) 1862-1943
Elizabeth B. OATMAN (mother) 1862-1943
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Row 6-
a) PICKELL William A. Nov. 28, 1862-Aug. 26, 1945
Mary A. BENTLEY (wife) Dec. 1, 1865-May 11, 1948
RICE Forrest D. Nov. 14, 1903-
Ruth A. PICKELL (his wife) Oct. 25, 1904-
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SOUTHWEST SECTION:
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. Row 1-
a) HEIDELBAUGH Albert 1841-1902
b) HEIDELBAUGH Annie 1850-1924
c) HEIDELBAUGH Emma 1872-1918
d) HEIDELBAUGH Alice 1869-1945
e) HEIDELBAUGH
f) SHOWAKER John (my husband) Aug. 16, 1793-Nov. 23, 1853 g) SHOWAKER Margaret (our mother/wife of John) Sept. 2, 1798-Aug. 20, 1881 aged 82yrs.11mo.18days
h) SHOWAKER John W. (father) Aug. 7, 1842-Nov. 6, 1914 aged 72yrs.2mo.30days
i) SHOWAKER Catherine A. (mother) Sept. 20, 1848-Sept. 7, 1931 aged 82yrs.11mo.17days
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Row 2-
a) SCOTT Jesse July 7, 1843-Sept. 28, 1907
b) SCOTT Hannah
Mother/wife of George D. March 17, 1848-May 2, 1909
Precious mother, she has left us. Left us, yes forever more But we hope to meet our loved one On that bright and happy shore.
c) SCOTT George D. (father) Oct. 2, 1846-March 22, 1920
d) ROCKEY George W. 1839-1912
Mary R. (wife) 1862-1917
Edith C. 1888-1913
Harriet E. 1882-1951
George W. 1886-
Ethel M. 1897-
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Row 3-
a) PICKELL Elam 1837-1916
Sarah E. (mother/wife of Elam) Sept. 13, 1839-Jan.13, 1909
b) Infant daughter of Amos & Annie PICKELL April 7, 1908
c) Annie
d) AMMON Martin L. Sr. 1878-
Rachel M. 1874-1948
Anna M. 1915-1915
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Row 4-
a) SCOTT Michael died Aug. 2, 1912 aged 76 yrs.
Rachel Ann died May 16, 1917 aged 72 yrs.
b) HIGH Harold Scott 1904-1928
c) HIGH Harry 1876-1948
Ella SCOTT 1873-19-
d) KEENE Laberta Maud March 8, 1908-Jan. 27, 1909
Infant daughter of Newton & Alice M.
e) KEEN Newton J. 1862-1937
Alice M. (wife) 1864-1929
Harvey S. (son) 1892-1927
f) HILDEBRAND Harold F. 1900-
Leah KEEN 1901-
Ruby STEVENS 1902-1929
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Row 5-
a) SWINEHART Howard (Our Baby) died Feb. 14, 1909 aged 2mo.7days
Son of Frank B. & M. Maggie
b) SWINEHART Frank (father) 1868-1914
Margaret (mother) 1871-
c) BENEDICT Benj. F. Feb. 17, 1871-Jan. 12, 1945
Mary R. OATMAN (wife) Dec. 5, 1877-Jan. 7, 1944
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Row 6-
a) MENDENHALL Frank P. 1869-19-
Jessie M. BAUGHMAN (wife) 1875-19-
b) SWINEHART John G. (father) June 17, 1871-May 15, 1917
c) PICKEL Elmer E. 1865-1932
Margaret E. (wife) 1870-1921
Anna L. SMITH 1895-1913
d) SMITH Karl R. (son of Malcolm & Anna) 1923-1927
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Row 7-
a) VIRTUE William V. 1870-1928
b) VIRTUE Mary F. (wife of W.V.VIRTUE) 1874-1912
c) VIRTUE Vincent S. (son) 1912-1934
d) FISHER Wilson J. (our son) Aug. 1, 1902-May 24, 1920
e) FISHER Charles S. 1878-19-
Clara E. KREIDER (wife) 1881-19-
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Row 8-
a) McNISS Edgar T. 1899-1935
Alberta S. 1900-
b) STEWART James (father) 1876-1943
Ella M. (mother) 1879-19-
Great love lives on.
c) WILSON Henry K. 1860-1924
Ada R. 1866-1937
d) SWINEHART Blair (father) 1900-1935
Tillie M. (mother) 1902-
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Row 9-
a) STOLTZFUSIn memory of Karl
b) STOLTZFUS Karl H. 1920-1943 U.S.A.A. F. F.F.E.
Died in the Philippine Islands
c) STOLTZFUS Ethel C. 1893-
d) STOLTZFUS J. William 1885-
e) WILSON Howard N. 188-19-
Matilda E. 1887-
f) ALEXANDER John L. 1863-1938
Nora P. (his wife) 1870-1942
g) SWINEHART Harry S. 1905-1952
Mildred G. 1911-
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Row 10-
a) MENDENHALL Kathryn R. (mother) 1898-1947
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NORTHWEST SECTION:
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. Row 1-
a) STAFFORD Samuel (father) 1846-1916
Ruth A. (mother) 1846-1918
Robert H. Dec. 17, 1876-Sept. 6, 1895
Sanford J. Oct. 7, 1874-July 28, 1875
b) R.H.S.
c) S. J. S.
d) WEIDLER G. G. March 30, 1869-April 12, 1929
e) WEIDLER G. G.
f) HARTMAN Alfred July 30, 1888-Aug. 30, 1888
Aaron P. Jan. 21, 1891-July 28, 1891
Emily V. (wife of Alfred M.) Oct. 26, 1859-Sept. 22, 1891
Alfred M. June 18, 1860-May 27, 1927
Ralph E. March 7, 1884-Dec. 24, 1928
g) WOERTH John M. 1892-1937
Emily E. (wife) 1896-19-
h) HORNBERGER Milton S. 1887-19-
Martha M. 1893-1945
Robert M. 1927-
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Row 2-
a) RODGERS Gainer M. (father) July 10, 1849-March 26, 1909
b) RODGERS Clara (mother) March 10, 1855- Jan. 28, 1916
c) RODGERS Ruth A. Oct. 7, 1883-March 3, 1944
d) GIBBLE Amos E. (father) Jan. 24, 1853-Nov. 17, 1919
e) GIBBLE
f) STEINMEN John F. 1897-1937
Gertrude A. (his wife) 1892-19-
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Row 3-
a) PICKEL Albert died Aug. 3, 1915 aged 74 yrs.
Mary died Aug. 17, 1913 aged 67 yrs.
b) PICKEL Leta M. (wife of Albert F. PICKEL) May 2, 1877-Aug. 10, 1914
c) SHIMP Samuel F. (father) 1864-1949
Emma J. (mother) 1862-1922
d) GROFF Paul J. (father) 1896-1930
Emma S. (mother) 1897-19-
e) GROVER Edward R. 1896-1933
f) HEIDELBAUGH (reverse) GROVER
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Row 4-
a) HARNISH Aaron B. 1858-1929
Phoebe W. 1853-1901
Walter S. 1890-1917
b) TYSON Charles H. 1842-1935
Lydia B. (his wife) 1844-1919
c) NICHOLS Pvt. William A. Co.K 315th Inf. 79th Div. A.E.F.
Wounded Sept. 28, 1918 died Oct. 2, 1918
Erected by Alice M. HELM
d) HEIDELBAUGH Forrest M. 1878-1940
e) HEIDELBAUGH Jesse A. 1874-1943
f) HEIDELBAUGH Clyde O. March 24, 1876-Dec. 16, 1938
A. Elizabeth May 4, 1883 (no other date)
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Row 5-
a) THOMPSON William D. (husband) March 2, 1854-Sept. 30, 1907
b) THOMPSON Ella L. (mother) Aug. 15, 1854-June 13, 1916
c) THOMPSON Sara I.(daughter of Harry F. & Marian H.) 1907-1929
d) THOMPSON Mary C.(daughter of Harry F. & Marian H.) 1905-1922
e) Infant daughter of H.F.&M.H. THOMPSON 1919-1919
f) THOMPSON Edna H.(daughter of H.F.&M.H) March 4, 1909-June 5, 1909
g) THOMPSON Jacob G. (father) July 4, 1853-Aug. 4, 1920
Clara L. (mother) Oct. 7, 1855-July 27, 1914
h) THOMPSON Mary Louisa died Jan.27, 1883 aged 2 yrs.14days
Only daughter of Jacob G. & Callie L.THOMPSON
i) THOMPSON Robby Howard died July 30, 1885 aged 1 yr. 6 mos.4days
Infant son of Jacob G. & Callie L. THOMPSON
j) SPRINGER Anna J. March 29, 1890-Aug. 1, 1913
k) Father
l) ARMER Samuel M. (father) 1863-1927
Elvina (mother) 1866-1952
m) ARMER John W. 1890-19-
Lillie M. (his wife) 1896-1931
n) MYERS John W. Jan. 29, 1882 (no other date given)
M. Gertrude Feb. 16, 1892-Oct. 25, 1943
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Row 6-
a) DAFT Helen Frances Oct. 23, 1924-Dec. 10, 1924
Daughter of Henry & Elsie B. DAFT
b) BROWN David S. 1865-1929
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Row 7-
a)Walter
b) DAVIS Walter E. 1889-1942
Ruth P. A. 1891-
Emma P. 1885-1913
Helen M. 1911-1911
c) Emma P.
d) Helen M.
e) WEAVER George S. 1903-1931
f) RINEER David W. (father) 1871-1937
Cora V. (mother) 1871-1937
g)WIGGINS William C. July 14,1915-March 19, 1935
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Row 8-
a) McELHENNEY B. Frank (father) 1869-1926
Bertha B. (mother) 1870-1895
b) McELHENNEY E. Blanche Feb. 20, 1893-Oct. 15, 1918
c) GIRVIN Shirley Ann March 6 March 7, 1935
Daughter of Harry M. & Verna E. Girvin
d) CARTER Calvin April 11, 1932-Oct. 26, 1935
e) CARTER Mary E. June 19, 1934-Dec. 10, 1937
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Row 9-
a) BAUGHMAN Joseph M. 1878
Lillie I. MONSHOUR 1880
b) McCULLOUGH Harry K. 1865-1940
Sarah A. (his wife) 1859-19-
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Row 10-
a) HASTINGS Warren A. 1882-19-
Blanche R. (his wife) 1894-1947
b) BLEACHER John 1918-1942
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Row 11-
a) HERR Earl N. 1890-19-
Margaret W. 1888-19-
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