West Hill Cemetery
Shunk, PA

Dec. 02, 2000
Contributed by Elaine Frey
Note: Located just West of Shunk on L.R. 56031.

There are many fieldstones in this cemetery. Some stones are broken, some sunk in the ground. Elaine did her best to read the ones she could. The word "None" is introduced into the listing wherever it is necessary to distinguish between birth and death dates. There are also partial words or parenthetical words in the text that are just as they appear on the stone. Beginning in May 2008 and again on several later occasions, William Albert "Bill" Brenchley sent us a set of photos of grave markers of his Brenchley and related family grave markers. They are linked to those listings below with occasional notes, and we are grateful to Bill for his contribution. We also append an anecdote at the end of the page, wherein we describe how use of the Internet can help resolve historical issues when grave markers themselves may be uninformative.

Editor's Note: Beginning in December 2009, the Sullivan County Historical Society and Museum (SCHS&M) provided an update that includes previously unlisted interments, as well as addtional information and obituaries on several of the interments that we did have. This information was extracted from current and old records in the possesssion of that organization. We have color coded those entries in crimson, and express our sincere appreciaton for this information to our colleagues at SCHS&M.

Last Updated: April 2014


West Hill Cemetery
Shunk, PA
November 2002
The perspective overlooks Baumunk's Store and the
Shunk United Methodist Church on the hillside.
Photo Taken by Mike and Debbie Krause

 

NAME BIRTH DEATH COMMENTS

Allen, Susan E. 1840 1918

Atkinson, Lucille Morgan 1911 1985

Baker, Jennie H. None 1924 Partially Sunken - Same stone as William L.

Baker, William L. None 1937 Partially Sunken - Same stone as Jennie H.

Battin, Amanda 1892 * Jan-1957 *Per obituary list

Battin, Dana W. 1882 1959

Battin, Edna W. 1894 19--

Battin, Emily W. Williams None May 30, 1895 Same stone as John Battin

Battin, Jethro *Jan. 21-1834 1920 * Per LDS site

Battin, John None March 26, 1890 Same stone as Emily

Battin, Verna 1910 1916

Beamesderfer, Betty S Feb. 20, 1929 None Same stone as Gerald M. - Married Aug. 30, 1947

Beamesderfer, Gerald 07-Jun-29 None Same stone as Betty S. - Married Aug.30, 1947

Beamesderfer, Lucile Jan. 20, 1903 Nov. 20, 1968 Mother - Same stone as Thomas - Nee Duff

Beamesderfer, Thomas Mar. 2, 1899 Feb. 25, 1978 Father - Same stone as Lucile M.

Bedford, Joseph 1841 1914 Co.K. 50th Reg. PA Vol. - Flagholder-Veteran 1812-1814

Bedford, Mary M. Cott 1850 1918 Same stone as Joseph Bedford-Asleep in Jesus-His Wife

Brenchley, Charles 12-Aug-04 18-May-06 Son of H.C. & L.M.

Brenchley, Chester B. May 20, 1847 Feb. 25, 1874 Flagholder GAR 1861-1865
Note: Chester was the son of James Brenchley (the immigrant) and his second wife, Hannah (Hoagland) Brenchley.

Brenchley, Eliza 1850 1947 His Wife - Same stone as George W.

Brenchley, Hannah * Eudora Salisbury Aug. 19 *, 1872 Sept. 30 *, 1971 W/o (1) James L. Brenchley (2) Stanley Day Gilbert *
* Per SCHS source information

Brenchley, Frank D. May 6, 1874 24-Feb-06 At Rest

Brenchley, Fred W. 1868 1940 Same stone as Maude

Brenchley, George S. 1905 1952 This memorial from Friends - Oshkosh, Wisc.

Brenchley, George W. 1841 *Oct.-1920 Same stone as Eliza;* Per obituary list
Note: George W. was the son of James Brenchley (the immigrant) and his first wife, Sophia (Powell) Brenchley.

Brenchley, Glenn 1909 *Feb.-1956 * Per obituary list
Note: Albert "Glenn" Brenchley was the son of Wallace H. and Lena Kit (Rumsey) Brenchley; he was also the father of William Albert Brenchley.

Brenchley, Glenn Wallace 31-Jul 1930 28-Apr. 1986 Memorial marker: MSGT US AIR FORCE; Korea, Vietnam

Brenchley, Henry C. 1877 1939 Father - Son of Solomon Brenchley

Brenchley, Ina Belle Dec. 6, 1896 Dec. 27, 1898 Born of J.L. &Cora Brenchley

Brenchley, James 1812 1884 Husband of (1)Sophia Powell; (2) Hannah Hoagland

Brenchley, James L. 1872 *Nov.-1932 Same stone as Eudora Salisbury Brenchley; * Per obituary list

Brenchley, James W. 07-Mar-11 10-Mar-28 Son of Wallace H. & Lena R.

Brenchley, Lena R. 1891 *Jul.-1974 Same stone as Wallace H.; * Per obituary list

Brenchley, Lottie M. 1881 1966 Mother - Wife of Henry C., nee King

Brenchley, Maude 1881 1953 Same stone as Fred W.

Brenchley, Wallace H. 1887 * May-1963 Same stone as Lena R.; * Per obituary list
Note: His twin brother Walter is buried at East Canton Cemetery, Canton, Bradford County, PA.

Brown, Robert 16-Jan ?? 08-May ?? Son of M.B. & J.R.?

Bulick, Lymon None None Flagholder GAR 1861-1865 Co H 1st PA Reg.

Campbell, Ambrose E. 1867 * Mar.-1932 Father; * Per obituary list

Campbell, Clara May May 6, 1867 Aug. 9, 1956 Wife of Ambrose E. Nee Ferguson

Campbell, Edgar Carlt 5 April, 1892 5 Dec. 1970

Campbell, Cora Belle 1869 1957 First wife of James L. Brenchley
Note: See picture below

Campbell, Emily B. 1902 *Jan.-1974 * Per obituary list

Campbell, Father & Mother None None Flagholder GAR 1861-1865

Campbell, H*annah Elizabeth 1847 *1937 His Wife. Same stone as Jas. H. Campbell; * Per LDS site

Campbell, Jas. H. 1831 *Jan. 11-1911 Co K. 59th PVT Same stone as H. Elizabeth; * Per actual obituary

Campbell, John None Apr 18, A.D.1881 Aged 89 yrs - Same stone as Mary
Note: The "father" of Campbellville

Campbell, Leslie H. April 11, 1894 Feb. 9, 1954 World War US 1917-1918

Campbell, Mary None Feb. 19,A.D.1875 Aged 82 yrs - Sane stone as John

Campbell?????? None Mar. 7, 1876 4 yr 3 mo 18 da-Broken Stone but along side of the Campbells

Campbell?????? None Mar, 13, 1876 9 yr 27 da - Broken stone but along side of the Campbells

Caseman, Anna M. 1803 Apr.-1899 W/o Jacob

Caseman, Christian 1828 *Sept. 22-1910 Same stone as Louise; * Per actual obituary

Caseman, Christian I. 1900 1918

Caseman, George B. 1870 *Aug.-1945 Same stone as Helen * Per obituary list

Caseman, Jacob 1783 1880

Caseman, Helen A. 1875 * Jul. 27-, 1908 Same stone as George B.; * Per actual obituary

Caseman, Louise * Mar. 31, 1832 * Dec. 19-1902 Same stone as Christian; * Per actual obituary

Cornell, Clara Bedfor 1869 1917 Wife of W.C. Cornell

Cott, Anna (Letts) 1863 1935

Cott, Anna M. Caseman 1856 None Same stone as Ira Cott

Cott, Elizabeth May 21, 1825 * Feb. 8-, 1894 Same stone as Henry H.; * Per actual obituray

Cott, Henry H. May 8, 1828 June 20, 1899 Same stone as Elizabeth

Cott, Ira 1857 * May- 1914 Same stone as Anna M. (Caseman) Cott; * Per actual obituary

Cott, Jennie May December 22, 1888 * Feb.- 10, 1898 Same stone as Lena - Children of Ira & Anna Cott; * Per actual obituary

Cott, Lena December 20, 1878 May 9, 1886 Same stone as Jennie May - Children of Ira & Anna Cott

Cramer, Alma E. 1885 1962 Mother

Darby, Charles H. 1864 1922 Same stone as Mary A. Wilcox

Darby, Mary A. (Wilco 1867 1912 His Wife - Same stone as Charles H.

Dickens, Arthur E. 1883 1962 Son - Same stone as Barbara A.

Dickens, Barbara A. 1861 1936 Mother - Same stone as Arthur E.

Dickerson, Harvey D. * Jan. 17, 1832 * Jan. 18, 1906 Same stone as Marietta Shattuck; * Per LDS site

Dickerson, John W. None April 2, 1838 * Son of H. D. & M. Dickerson; Aged seven months; * Per older cemetery list

Dickerson, John Willi 04-Jun-19?? Feb. 24, 1994 In Memory of MTI U S Navy WW II Korea - Vietnam. Flagholder 1940-1945

Dickerson, Louis H. * Aug. 3, 1864 1944; * Per LDS site

Dickerson, Marietta S 1832 1918 Same stone as Harvey D. - His Wife

Dickerson, Melissa M. 21-Jul-02 Oct. 17,1904 Daughter of L. H. & M. S.

Dickerson, Minnie J. 1875 1950

Duff, Emillie E. (Whe Feb. 9, 1879 Feb. 24,1961 Same stone as Richard M.

Duff, Richard M. Oct. 10, 1870 20-Jul-53 Husband - Same stone as Emillie E. (Wheeler)

Duffield, Ruth E. 1921 1998 Wife - Same stone as William F. - Nee Cook

Duffield, William F. 1916 1966 Husband - Same stone as Ruth E. - Flagholder 1941-1945

Fanning, Fiadella None March 21, 1889 Dau of W.P. & S.M. 14 yr 6 mo 9 da?

Fanning, Margaret E. 1837 1919 His Wife. Same stone as R. S. - Nee Shadduck

Fanning, R. S. 1844 1913 GAR 1861-1865 Co K 11th Penna. Cal. Same stone as Margaret

Fanning, Sallie M. None 1881 Aged 36 years

Foster, B. U. None Dec. 20, 1889 Aged 24 years

Foster, Charley J. Feb. 1, 1865 Dec. 26, 1933

Foster, Cora T. 1882 1960 Same stone as William

Foster, Daniel M. 1851 1916

Foster, David None None Broken Stone, could not read. Same stone as Mary & Lucinda

Foster, Irma L. 1896 None His Wife - Same stone as Riley D.

Foster, Janett 1858 None

Foster, Lucinda M. Oct. 30, 1861 Sept. 10, 1877 Daughter of David & Mary. Same stone as David & Mary

Foster, Mary P. None None Same stone as David & Lucinda

Foster, Minerva E. Aug. 7, 1860 Feb. 25, 1943

Foster, Riley D. 1900 * Mar.-1925 Same stone as Irma L.; * Per obituary list

Foster, William 1877 1968 Same stone as Cora T.

Freeman, Ethel Kane Oct. 8, 1920 None Same stone as Frederick

Freeman, Frederick Sept. 30, 1916 Dec. 24, 1991 Same stone as Ethel

Fuller, A. Rosetta July 21, 1853 14-Oct-18 She was a beloved Wife & Mother - Same stone as Jacob R.

Fuller, Diana February 10, 182 January 20, 1890 Same Stone as Hiram G.

Fuller, Floyd 1879 * Mar.-1885 Son of J.P. & Almina; * Per obituary list

Fuller, Hiram G. March 10, * 1826 * 1913 Same stone as Diana; * Per LDS site

Fuller, Jacob R. October 10, 1849 April 26, 1887 He was a faithful husband - Same stone as A. Rosetta

Gleockler, Edward A. 1872 * Feb.-1945 Same stone as Mattie A. & Bonnie; * Per obituary list

Gleockler, Mattie A. 1881 * Jan.-1959 Same stone as Edward A. & Bonnie; * Per obituary list

Hartford, Dale R. Nov. 25, 1935 April 17, 2004 S/o James & Lila (Leonard); h/o Pat (May)---* Per actual Obituary

Hartford, Donna L. 1944 1970 In Loving Memory - Same stone as Harland L. Jr.

Hartford, Glen L. 1925 * Aug.-1989 Flagholder 1941-1945 - Same stone as Ora M.; * Per obituary list

Hartford, Harland L. Sept. 13, 1963 Dec. 23, 1963 Same stone as Donna L.

Hartford, Infant Son None 1939 Same stone as James & Lila

Hartford, James E. July 28, 1931 Sept. 1, 2005 S/o James, Sr & Lila (Leonard); h/o Mary (Broughton)---* Per actual Obituary

Hartford, James S. May 6, 1895 Nov. 24, 1974 Father - Pvt. US Army Flagholder 1941-1945 - Same stone as Lila

Hartford, John R. Sept. 3, 1953 Sept. 29, 2004 S/o Reed, Sr. & Janice (Parks)---* Per actual Obituary

Hartford, Larry S. June 17, 1956 Mar. 1, 1998 Brother - Same stone as Marty Gene - Sons of Lawrence & Neva

Hartford, Laura Jeanne Nov. 5, 1948 May 2, 2008 D/o William & Jeanne (Hubbell); w/o Donald (Hartford)---* Per actual Obituary

Hartford, Lila L. 1901 * Aug.-1984 Mother - Ladies Auxillary VFW - Same stone as James S.; * Per obituary list

Hartford, Marjorie L. July 20,1957? Nov. 12, 1957 Cross with plate

Hartford, Marty Gene 1958 1959 Brother - Same stone as Larry S. - Sons of Lawrence & Neva

Hartford, Ora M. May 27, 1930 Sept. 3, 2004 D/o Glen & Hazel (Leighton) Henry; w/o Glen L.--* Per actual Obituary

Hartford, Ricky L. Jan. 7, 1955 Aug. 7, 2007 S/o Reed & Janice (Parks)---* Per actual Obituary

Hartford, Shirley A. None 1941 Same stone as James & Lila

Haugney, Mary A. 1841 1919

Hawley, Ada Bell (Parrish) 1890 1908 Wife of James Hawley

Heinze, Carrie A 1911 1979

Heinze, Frederick 1905 1955

Hill, Elizabeth J. (Wright) November 29, 1853 November 16,1870 Dau of A.R. & J.A. Wright - Wife of E.W. Hill

Hill, Libbie J. November 16, 187 January 1875 Dau of E.W. & E. J. Hill

Hine, George F. Feb. 7, 1895 24-Mar-93 Same stone as Ruby B.

Hine, Mabel 1893 July 10. 1974 Aged 81 Years

Hine, Mary J. April 30, 1856 None His Wife - Same stone as Weies

Hine, Merritt 1885 1950

Hine, Polly June 25, 1823 Oct. 6, 1882?Wife of Harrison Hine

Hine, Ruby B. Nov. 8, 1910 18-Mar-82 Same Stone as George F.

Hine, Weies Mar. 3, 1858 Feb. 1, 1903 Same stone as Mary J. & Polly

Hipple, Archie R. 1914 1994

Hipple, Ernest M. 1917 * Apr.-1939 * Per obituary list

Hipple, Martha M. 1886 * Feb.-1967; * Per obituary list

Hoagland, Charlie 1865 1874 Same stone as Jennie

Hoagland, Electa 1830 * Sept. 27, 1900; * Per actual obituary

Hoagland, Hannah 1818 1895 Second wife of James Brenchley

Hoagland, Jennie 1875 1890 Same stone as Charlie

Hoagland, Uriah 1825 1914 Flag Holder - GAR 1861-1865

Hoover, Larry D. May 6, 1955 - nothing to indicate if this is birth or death date or both

Howard, Tim None None Co. C 171st NY Reg. Flagholder-GAR 1861-1865

Joiner, Dora None None Small stone

Kane, Florence Duff June 13, 1897 14-May-83 Wife of William Kane - Daughters Ethel, Vivian, Luella, Deloris

Kaseman, Charles J. 1861 * Feb.-1940 Same stone as Lizzie J.; * Per obituary list

Kaseman, Lizzie J. 1865 1941 Same stone as Charles J.

Kilmer, Ada 1862 * Nov.-1944 Mother; * Per obituary list

Kilmer, Alfred None None Our Son - Same stone as Hettie M.

Kilmer, Asa E. 1855 * Dec.-1935 Same stone as Nettie W.; * Per obituary list

Kilmer, Catherine Sha 1829 * Jan. 23, 1902 His Wife - Same stone as William; * Per actual obituary

Kilmer, Charles Edward 1921 * Oct.-1978 Same stone as Madelene - Married 1946 - Flagholder 1941-1945; * Per obituary list

Kilmer, Christian A. 1850 Mar.-1925 Same stone as Mary A.; Per obituary list

Kilmer, Clara C. 1861 1931 His Wife - Same stone as Millard

Kilmer, Claude None Sept. 25, 1883 Infant son of A.E. & N. Kilmer

Kilmer, Edwin C. 1869 * July-1948; * Per obituary list

Kilmer, Esther L. * Dec.-1905 * Dec. 30, 1996 Same stone as Lynn S.; * Per LDS site

Kilmer, Evelyn Esther 24-Apr-39 Jan. 17, 1940 Daughter

Kilmer, Glen W. 03-Jul-14 Feb 7, * 1945 Flag Holder - Boy Scouts of America; * Per old cemetery list

Kilmer, Hettie M. None June 4, 1885 Wife of Zachary - Aged 37 yr 8 mo 17 da Same stone as Alfred

Kilmer, Jennnie L. January 4, 1878 * Feb. 8, 1879 Dau of Zachary & Henrietta; * Per actual obituary

Kilmer, John Jacob 1893 * June-1948; * Per obituary list

Kilmer, John P. 1844 1928 Same stone as Samantha W.

Kilmer, Lena L. 1900 1969

Kilmer, Lutica None Feburary 3, 1887 Aged 73 yrs

Kilmer, Lynn S. * May 7, 1906 * Nov.-1968; * Per LDS site

Kilmer, Madelene (Mor 1924 * June-1992 Same stone as Charles Edward - Married 1946; * Per obituary list

Kilmer, Malinda 1857 1910 Dau of Z.T.Kilmer - See historical footnote below where she is noted to be the wife, not daughter, of Z. T. Kilmer.

Kilmer, Mary A. 1858 1917 Same stone as C.A. - His Wife

Kilmer, Millard 1852 1932 Same stone as Clara C.

Kilmer, Nettie W. 1863 * Oct.-1946 Same stone as Asa E.; * Per obituary list

Kilmer, Peter * Dec. 20, 1803 July 27, 1897 Aged 93 yrs; * Per actual obituary

Kilmer, Samantha W. 1849 1924 His Wife - Same stone as John P.

Kilmer, Steven Alan Shannon 1962 1962

Kilmer, Velma Bastion 1889 1983 Same stone as Waldo E.

Kilmer, Waldo E. 1882 1920 Same stone as Velma Bastion

Kilmer, Walter L. June 25, 1880 29-Oct-16 At Rest

Kilmer, William * May 3, 1818 * Feb. 6, 1902 Same stone as Catherine Shadduck; * Per actual obituary

King, Alice January 25, 1853 20-May-14 Same stone as Septer, Sanford T. & Freddie
Note: Alice (Brenchley) King was the daughter of the first James Brenchley the immigrant. Sanford T. King [see marker below] was a son of Alice and Septer King. Sanford was out in the field raking hay with a team and a metal hay rake; the old kind was called a dump rake. He was trying to get the hay in before it got rained on, but he never made it. A storm came and he and the team got a lightning bolt that killed them all. John Brenchley told Bill Brnechley this story in late 2008 when he was 96 and still pretty sharp for his age. John's father and mother were Henry and Lottie ( King) Brenchley.. Henry was a son of Solomon Brenchley.

King, Freddie None February 6, 1888 Aged 7 mo 2 da - Same stone as Septer, Alice & Sanford T.

King, Ida R. 1873 1940 Same stone as John S. - This memorial from Joseph Cipriani

King, John S. 1876 1953 Same stone as Ida R. - This memorial from Joseph Cipriani

King, Sanford T. None August 1, 1887 Aged 14 yrs 3 mo 2 da - Same stone as Septer, Alice & Freddie

King, Septer J. None Dec 13, 1887 Aged 86 yrs 7 mo 12 da.- Same stone as Alice, Sanford T. & Freddie

Kline, Catherine K. 1816 1897 Wife of John G. Kline

Kline, John C. None April 5, 1877 Aged 70 yrs 2 mo 3 da - Flag Holder - GAR 1861-1865

Kline, Mary E. 1843 * Oct.-1927 Wife of Patroclus; * Per obituary list

Kline, Patroclus None April 24, 1897 Co A 107 Reg. Pa Vol ? Aged 32 yrs 10 mo 15 da?-Flagholder GAR 1861-1868

Leonard, Elery None June 3, 1884 Gone to Rest - Aged 24 yrs 24 da-Son of Charles P. & M.

Leonard, Loretta 1859 1906 Same stone as Samuel

Leonard, Samuel * Mar. 9, 1854 * Feb. 19, 1931 Same stone as Loretta; * Per LDS site

Leonard, Walter Could not read the rest

Letts, Daniel M. 1884 1917

Letts, E.M. 1861 1923

Letts, James A. 1894 1894

Letts, Martha Fanning 1860 * Dec.-1940; * Per obituary list

Letts, Red M. 1906 1923

Lilley, Leonard S. None Aug 2, 1891 At Rest - Aged 72 yrs 7 mo 24 da

Lilley, Louisa November 4, 1823 Sept * 29, 1897 At Rest - Wife of Leonard S.; * Per actual obituary

Lilley, Rachel E. March 10, 1856 07-Oct-18

Maxson, Leonard T. None 18-Mar-01 Aged 33 yrs

May, Alvin 1886 * Sept.-1945 Flagholder - World War US 1917-1918; * Per obituary list

May, Boyd 1889 * Oct.1945; * Per obituary list

May, Harriet OLds 1892 1959

May, Matilda 1875 * Dec.-1942; * Per obituary list

McKay, Anita E. Wright 1859 * 1958 His Wife, Same stone as Thomas G. McKay; * Per older cemetery list

McKay, John W.

McKay, Marguerite

McKay, Mary A. None April 20, 1892 Wife of Hugh - Aged 55 yrs 2 mo 7 da

McKay, Thomas G. 1843 1915 Same stone as Anita

Minard Small stone next to Glen W. Kilmer

Minnier, Jason Edward Aug. 18, 1992 Beloved Son

Morean, Edward 1894 * July-1942 Flagholder 1941-1945; * Per obituary list

Morean, Francis 1863 1934

Morgan, Ada B. 1891 1919 Same stone as Dorothy G. & Floyd E.

Morgan, Bertha 1880 * Aug. 18, 1893 Same stone as Silfanus U., Rose L. & Zana Morgan; * Per actual obituary

Morgan, Charles D. None October 7, 1863 Aged 2 yr 5 mo 14da In Memory of father & mother

Morgan, Daniel None Jan 08, 1902 Aged 76 yrs 7 mos 26 days In Memory of father & mother
Note:Per Bill Brenchley, "Danny" Morgan Came to Shunk a few years after his half brother, James Brenchley, came over from England in 1835. Daniel's wife Esther (Tolhurst) has the same marker in this cemetery.

Morgan, Desmond H. * Mar. 24, 1909 * Mar. 24 1970; * Per obituary list and SCHS sources

Morgan, Dorothy G. 1901 * Mar.-1986 Same stone as Floyd E. & Ada B.; * Per obituary list

Morgan, Esther Same stone as Daniel None Sept 23, 1899 Aged 70 yrs 2 mos 28 days In Memory of father & mother

Morgan, Floyd E. * Nov. 20, 1889 * Mar.-1977 Same stone as Dorothy G. & Ada B.; * Per LDS site

Morgan, Frances K. 1906 Aug.-1986 W/o George

Morgan, Frank O. 1872 * June-1957; * Per obituary list

Morgan, Grace R. 1907 * Jan.-1908; * Per obituary list

Morgan, James U. 1870 * Sept.-1937 Same stone as John & Sophronia; * Per obituary list

Morgan, John None 1907 Same stone as James & Sophronia

Morgan, Joyce 1932 Nov.-1997 D/o Leon & Olive Dent Leighton

Morgan, Kenneth James 1912 None Same stone as Verna

Morgan, Morris E. 1865 * June-1937 Father - Same stone as Myrtle G.; * Per obituary list

Morgan, Myrtle G. 1867 * May-1948 Mother - Same stone as Morris E.; * Per obituary list

Morgan, Rose L. 1858 1934 Same stone as Silfanus U., Zana & Bertha Morgan

Morgan, Silfanus U. 1858 * Apr.-1938 Same stone as Rose L., Zana, & Bertha Morgan; * Per obituary list

Morgan, Sophronia L. 1879 * Sept.=1971 Same stone as James & John; * Per obituary list

Morgan, Verna Brown 1916 * Apr.-1986 Same stone as Kenneth James; * Per obituary list

Morgan, Zana 1873 1895 Same stone as Silfanus U., Rose L., & Bertha Morgan

Norton, Harvey 1909 * Sept.-1988 Same stone as Rachel W.; * Per obituary list

Norton, Lee Rae Aug. 13, 1960 29-Jun-64 Same stone as Randy Max and John Tule?

Norton, Rachael W. * Dec. 3, 1910 * Feb. 6, 2002 Same stone as Harvey; * Per LDS site

Norton, Randy Max Nov. 1, 1958 29-Jun-64 Same stone as Lee Rae and John Tule?

Norton, Sarah H. Bedford? None Dec. 20, 1897 Wife of William Norton

Olstead, Herbert E. Nov 16, 1890 13-Jun-83 Sgt. US Army WW I Flagholder WW US 1917-1918 State Police, NJ

Olstead, Herbert R. None Nov. 16, 1890 Same stone as Mary

Olstead, Mary Duff None Jan. 29, 1899 * Dec. 28, 1994 Same stone as Herbert R.; * Per LDS site

Owens, Mary (Kline) None Sept 27, 1839 yrs 3 mo? - Wife of H.M. Owens

P. O. W. Stone between Richard Duff and Esmerelda Wheeler

Parrish, Charles V. * 1868 1921 Same stone as Harriett; * Per LDS site

Parrish, Eddie O. 1881 1883 Our Sons - Same stone as Henrietta & Ralph

Parrish, Harriett 1861 * July-1929 His Wife - Same stone as Charles V.; * Per obituary list

Parrish, Helen M. 1910 * Dec.-1936; * Per obituary list

Parrish, Henrietta 1861 Sept. 13, 1892 Wife of S.E. Parrish - Same stone as Eddie O. & Ralph E.

Parrish, James H. 1880 1935

Parrish, Lizzie E. None Dec. 26, 1891 Dau of C.V. & H. A. Parrish - Aged 7 mo. 10 days

Parrish, Nancy E. * Sept. 6, 1881 * June-1965 Wife of James H.; * Per LDS site

Parrish Ralph E. 1892 * Sept.-1892 Our Sons - Same stone as Henrietta & Eddie; * Per actual obituary

Parrish, Samuel E. 1853 1929

Porter, Archie None 09-May-06 Son of Emmet & Eliza Porter - Aged 3 mo 19 da

Porter, Case None May 18, 1876 Aged 25 yr 10 mo 8.5 da Son of L. D. & S

Porter, Corwin L. May 18, 1881 04-Jun-04 Son of H.Y. & D. Porter - Same stone as Nathan M.

Porter, Daniel None January 27, 1898 Aged 66 Yr, 2 mo, 14 da Co P. 67 Reg. PA? Flagholder GAR 1861-1865

Porter, Deborah 1845 1916 His Wife - Same stone as H. Y.

Porter, Eliza Vroman March 7,1870 May 9,1889 Wife of J. L. Porter

Porter, H.Y. 1835 1917 Same stone as Deborah

Porter, Jennie B. 1868 * Feb.-1938 Same stone as John L.; * Per obituary list

Porter, John L. 1870 1946

Porter, John L. 1870 None Same stone as Jennie B.

Porter, Lattney D. None Sept 30, 1880 72 yr - Same stone as Sophrona

Porter, Nathan L. None Sept 7, 1865 Aged 35 yr 8 mo

Porter, Nathan M. April 28, 1867 Aug. 18, 1880 Son of H.Y. & D. Porter - Same stone as Corwin L.

Porter, Otis April 5, 1874 Jan. 18, 1946

Porter, Palmer None April 11, 1853 Aged 4 mo 2 da - Children of L. D. & Sophrona - Same stone as Sammy

Porter, Sammy None Sept. 15, 1858 Aged 11 yr 9 mo 8.5 da - Same stone as Palmer

Porter, Samuel E. 1853 1929

Porter Sophrona None Mar. 5, 1907 79 yr - His Wife - Same stone as Lattney D.

Potter, Carson None 18-May-06 Son of Ben J. Potter - Aged 11 yr 10 mo 29 da?

Powell, Sophia 1819 1844 First wife of James Brenchley

Predmore, Lerona Grace Feb. 23, 1902 May 24, 1934
Note: Per Bill Brenchley, Lorena (Stone) Predmore came home to Shunk with two children and told her Dad she could not live with her husband. Her father, Loren Stone, keep telling her she had to go back and try to live with. This argument went on for a few days, then they found her hanging out back of the house. THis story was told by Bill's Aunt Eudora Brenchley and his mother M Grace (King) Brenchley.

Reedy, Patrick 1866 1911

Reinbold, Haydee 1854 1934

Rightmire, Abaelino 1837 1923 Father

Rightmire, Anna 1852 * May-1925 Mother; * Per obituary list

Rightmire, Infant Son of Allen & Salome

Rightmire, Mary 1836 1869 Mother

Roll, Frank C. Feb. 20, 1927 None Same stone as Vivian

Roll, Vivian O'Leary 17-Jan-22 Sept. 24, 1981 Same stone as Frank C.

Rumsey, Violet None Sept. 2, 1886

Rundell, Joseph V.M. 1863 * Mar.-1890 * Per obituary list

Rundell, Vernon F. 1885 1958

Salisbury, Elon Galus 1842 * Dec.-1908 Same stone as Vicilla Chloe; * Per actual obituary
Note: Elon was a son of John Salisbury and Hannah H. Grace; he married Vicilla Chloe Shadduck, daughter of Evert Shadduck and Amy (Porter) Shadduck.

Salisbury, Vacilla Chloe 1848 1927 Same stone as Elon Galusha II - Nee Shadduck

Sargent, Marilda 1850 1934 Mother

Shaddick, Amy Porter None 26-Mar-10 Aged 97 yr 11 mo 25 da. Same stone as Evert & Andrew

Shaddick, Andrew L. None April 27, 1865 Aged 24 yr 8 mo 10 da. Son of E & A. Same stone as Evert
Note:Andrew drowned at the end of the Civil War when the steamer Black Diamond, on which he was being transported, collided with the steamer Massachusetts in the Potomac River. His body was never found. You can read the original news report in The New York Times at Dreadful Accident.

Shaddick, Evert None May 27, 1876 Aged 70 yr 4 mo 11 da. Same stone as Amy Porter & Andrew
Note: Per Bill Brenchley, Evert Shaddick donated the land for what is now called West Hill Cemetery. As Bill understands, the cemetery was originally called the Shaddick/Shadduck cemetery. In some local political deal, the Shadduck Cemetery was renamed West Hill Cemetery. The nearby Brown Cemetery was to be renamed East Hill Cemetery, but it seems only half of the deal ever happened since the latter cemetery has kept its original name.

Shaddick, Father & Mother None None There is Rest in Heaven. Same stone as Evert, Amy Porter, Andrew

Shadduck, Albert F. 1853 1945 Same stone as Emma W.

Shadduck, Bertha Leona None Nov. 9, 1907 Aged 5 yr 7 mo 28 da. Daughter of A.P. & E. A. Shadduck

Shadduck, C. Ray 1889 * May-1962 Same stone as Emily M. &Gerald W.; * Per obituary list

Shadduck, Emily M. 1891 * Jan.-1969 Same stone as C. Ray & Gerald W.; * Per obituary list

Shadduck, Emma W. 1858 * Sept.-1943 * Per obituary list

Shadduck, Gerald W. Aug. 7, 1918? Sept. 4, 1918?Same stone as Emily M. & C. Ray

Shadduck, Luther D. * Jan. 21, 1925 * June 19, 1992 * Per LDS site

Shadduck?? Our Baby Small stone next to Albert F. & Emma W. Shadduck

Shannon, Steven Alan 14-Jun-62 15-Jun-62

Smith, Maude 1878 1914 Wife of Claude Smith

Speaker, Charles R. 1941 * Oct.-1989 * Per obituary list

Speaker, Patricia A. 1939 1940

Stone, E. Evalyn 1874 * Jan.-1960 * Per obituary list

Stone, Ernest Elwin Dec. 20, 1910 Jan. 31, 1911

Stone, Herald Joy April 07, 1904 Mar 15, 1981

Stone, Loren L. 1862 1953

Swingle, Clifford 1904 1985

Swingle, Richard S. May 10, 1829 03-Feb-07

Tinkham, Charles 1862 1910

Tinkham, Edith 1875 1953

Tinkham, Roy R. Oct. 28, 1897 Sept. 27, 1899 Son of C.P. & E.E. Tinkham

Tripp, Benjamin None Feb. 15, 1907 Aged 86 yr 8 mo Same stone as Emily

Tripp, Emily None April 21, 1882 Aged 61 yr 3 da Same stone as Benjamin

Tripp, Jesse None Nov. 8, 1875 1 day Same stone as Leonard & Lenny Children of ? Tripp

Tripp, Lenny None Nov 15, ?? 11 days Same stone as Leonard & Jesse

Tripp, Leonard 1880 * May 4, 1880 Aged 4 mos.; c/o H. & M. Tripp; * Per actual obituary

Tule, John 1873 * Apr.-1961 On the same stone as Nortons; * Per obituary list

Walker, Don A. December 11, * 1820 January 6, 1885 Same stone as Sally Ann; * Per older cemetery list

Walker, George E. 1862 * Nov.-1936 * Per obituary list

Walker, J.N. 1854 1915

Walker, Minard None October 11, 1892 Son of Geo. E. & Rose A. - Aged 6 mo

Walker, Sally Ann May 19, 1824 January 20,1883 Same stone as Don A.

Warren, Charles H. 1868 * Mar.-1949 * Per obituary list

Warren, Jessie R. 1871 * Aug.-1953 * Per obituary list

Werkheiser, Hazel L. 1917 1982 Loving Mother & Grandmother

Wheeler, Elder Lee S. 1868 1943

Wheeler, Emily C. July 4, 1838 Oct. 14, 1907 Same stone as Esmerelda, Perry and Ralph

Wheeler, Esmerelda E. None Feb. 17, 1873 Aged 14 yr 11 mo - Daughter of Ralph M. & Emily C.

Wheeler, Esmerelda E. None Feb. 17, 1873 Aged 14 yr 11 mo. Same stone as Perry O., Ralph M. & Emily C.

Wheeler, Florence Ramsey None 28-Jun-38

Wheeler, Julia None Feb. ?, 1871 Wife of S.D. - Aged 39 yr

Wheeler, Perry O. None May 21, 1885 Aged 24 yr 4 mo. Same stone as Esmerelda , Ralph & Emily

Wheeler, R.M. None Flagholder GAR 1861-1865 Co K. 11th PA Reg.

Wheeler, Ralph M. Dec. 8, 1833 17-May-09 Same stone as Esmerelda, Perry, & Emily

Wheeler, S. D. GAR 1861-1865 Co ? 59th PA INF

White, Esther August 25, 1845 July 24, 1870 Same stone-Wm, Olive, Walter S., John, Sarah - Wilfe of William

White, John July 25, 1790 July 26, 1887 Same stone-Wm, Olive, Esther, Walter S., Sarah

White, Olive 1845 1919 Same stone-Wm, Esther, Walter S., John, Sarah - His Wife

White, Sarah May 22, 1806 November 5,1898 Same stone-Wm, Olive, Esther, Walter S., John - His Wife ( John)

White, Walter S. April 24, 1878 April 21, 1897 Same stone-Wm, Olive, Esther, John, Sarah - Son of Wm & Olive

White, William 1835 1907 Same stone as Olive - Flagholder GAR 1861-1865 - Co B 58th PA INF

Wilber, Irvin McKinle 01-May-05 Oct. 3, 1992

Wilber, Lewis N. Feb. 23, 1868 Mar. 5, 1934 Same stone as Lillian H.

Wilber, Lillian H. May 20, 1882 Dec. 30, 1929 Same stone as Lewis N.

Wilcox, Allin G. None May 17, 1879 Aged 17 yrs 3 mo - Same stone as Chloa, William & Julia

Wilcox, Chloe None June 13, 1894 Aged 68 yrs 8 mo 14 da At Rest - Same as Allin G., Wm, & Julia

Wilcox, Chloe J. None 1869 Aged 9 years

Wilcox, Gideon 1827 1893

Wilcox, Julia None January 9, 1894 Aged 68 yrs 8 mo 14 da At Rest - Same as Allin G., Wm, & Chloa

Wilcox, Lucy 1843 * Nov. 22, 1893 * Per actual obituary

Wilcox, William None August 21, 1870 Aged 40 yrs 6 mo 1 da-Same stone as Allin G., Chloa, & Julia

Williams, (could not read) None Daughter of J.E. & A. E.

Williams, Alma E. 1895 * Dec.-1963 Same stone as Jesse E.; * Per obituary list

Williams, Amy M. None December 29,1898 Dau of John T. & Mary - Same stone as John T., Mary Jane & James A.

Williams, Ann M. 1830 1911 Same stone as Henry - His Wife

Williams, C. Harriet 1828 1878

Williams, Daniel 1827 * Mar. 19, 1889 * Per actual obituary

Williams, Elizabeth 1851 1886 His Wife - Same stone as Mortimer

Williams, Esther 1847 1916 Same stone as Roderick

Williams, Freddie 1882 1890 Son of Margaret Williams

Williams, Henry 1817 * Nov. 9, 1890 Same stone as Ann M.; * Per actual obituary

Williams, Isaac 1834 1920 Father

Williams, James A. None November 1, 1880 Son of John & M.J. - Aged 6 yrs 11 mo 21 da-Same stone as John T.

Williams, Jesse E. 1889 * Aug.-1972 Same stone as Alma E.; * Per obituary list

Williams, John T. None 16-May-09 Aged 67 yr 6 mo 7 da - Same stone as Mary Jane, Amy & James A.

Williams, Malford July 27, 1827 16-Mar-01 PA Pvt Co E 52nd Regt PA INF - GAR 1861-1865 - Civil War

Williams, Mary Jane None 15-Mar-01 Wife of Malford Williams, age 74, same grave, no separate stone

Williams, Margaret 1851 1939 Mother

Williams, Mary Jane None Nov. 18, 1905 Aged 62 yrs. - Same stone as John T. , Amy & James A.

Williams, Mary M. 1845 1870 Mother

Williams, Mortimer 1866 1929 Same stone as Elizabeth Morgan

Williams, Roderick 1839 1915 Same stone as Esther

Wingle, Richard S. 1829 1907

Workhesier, Annie None 1858 Aged 2 yrs; c/o W.W. & Lit.

Workheiser, Hazel L. None * Feb.-1982 Aged 64 yrs.; * Per obituary list

Wright, Aaron R. 1810 June 12, 1879

Wright, Ane--? None 1868 Daughter of W.W. & ? Wright

Wright, Edgar 1888 1925

Wright, H. Lucinda 1834 1907 Same stone as Warren W., nee Shadduck

Wright, Julia A. Burdick 1812 1905

Wright, Lemial E.? None 1858 Son of W.W. & ? Wright

Wright, Libbie J. * 1870 1875 * Per older cemetery listing

Wright, Nettie F. 1860 * May, 1947 * Per obituary list

Wright, Warren W. 1825 1905 Asleep in Jesus Same stone as H. Lucinda

Wright, William W. None 1858 Aged 2 yrs

Historical Footnote: In late September 2008, a postcard published by W. L. Hoffmann went up for auction on eBay and was purchased by Mike Clarke, one of our contributors. The postcard presents a view of Hillsgrove Township taken from nearby Proctor Mountain about 1905. On the back is a handwritten note addressed to Mrs. Hulda Gurner of "Watkins, N. Y." The note, postmarked August 15, 1910 from Wheelerville, PA, is from a cousin. Unfortunately, the signature line is missing, so we didn't know at the time who this cousin was. As you will discover below, we may have a better idea of her identity now. However, in any case, the subject of the note was quite useful in helping us to determine a death date at the West Hill Cemetery.

You can see the postcard itself by clicking on these links:
Hillsgrove Postcard 1905--Front
Hillsgrove Postcard 1905--Back

Prior to the posting of this postcard for auction, which Bill Brenchley was fortunate to notice, the listing for this cemetery had no birth or death date for Malinda Kilmer, because her stone was sunk in the ground and the dates were not visible. This postcard refers to the death of "Malinda K", which can be traced, given the date of this postcard, to Thursday, August 11, 2010. She died a few days after suffering a stroke in the Williamsport Hospital, Lycoming County, PA. The services, according to the card, were held at Shunk, PA. It was a fairly simple matter for Bill to ascertain that the only "Malinda K" buried locally was Malinda Kilmer. We also located her in the 1900 Federal Census for Fox Township, PA, where she is identified as Malinda E. Kilmer. That census record also makes it clear that she was the wife, not daughter as suggested on the grave marker abover, of Zackary [sic] T. Kilmer. We updated this cemetery page to show her birth and death years. Here is an example of how the use of the Internet can help with family and historical research.

Bill and Mike Clarke have since returned to the West Hill Cemetery, excavated this stone, and repositioned it carefully so as to show the dates on the foundation. We appreciate their efforts in this regard.

In October 2008, Mike Clarke let us know that he might have some evidence about the author of the above mentioned postcard message. Remember that Mike was the actual pruchaser of the 1905 postcard on eBay. Well, as it turns out, Mike also won the bidding on another postcard at the same time, this one showing a picture of Forksville in 1908. You can see the front and back by clicking on these links:
Forksville Postcard 1908--Front
Forksville Postcard 1908--Back

According to Mike, this second postcard is an identically made card, but it's a panoramic view of Forksville, dated 1908, two years before the Hillsgrove postcard was sent. This second card was signed by a "Libbie" Kilmer. The handwriting is extremely similar on both cards, with some letters being virtually identical. Both cards are filled with the same very tiny script, and both cards were sent to Watkins, NY, but to two different recipients. The handwriting appears to show the difference between a young girl's writing in 1908 versus that same young girl's handwriting two yrs later in 1910. Mike is assuming "young" but maybe we can ascertain how old Libbie Kilmer was in 1908, if we can identify her in the 1900 or 1910 census. Any help would be appreciated.


Cora Belle Campbell
Grave Marker
West Hill Cemetery
Shunk, PA
April 15 2001
Photo Taken by William Brenchley and Contributed by Elaine Frey

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