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 Dayton Cemetery - Page 1

Dayton Cemetery Sign

Dayton Cemetery

Location

Dayton, Rockingham County, Virginia. From the corner of Route 33 West and Route 42 South, go 3.2 miles south on Route 42 and turn right on to Route 732 (Eberly Road). Go 2/10th mile to stop sign and turn left. Cross over creek and then turn right following Route 732 (Bowman Road). Go 3/10th mile and cemetery is on the left side of the road.
 

Notes

Cemetery is well maintained. Notes in Remarks column were provided by J. Robert Swank. Many of the Rows are irregular and some start in further than other rows. Facing the headstones, the rows are recorded from the bottom to the top of the hill and the stones from left to right. Section 001 is the main body of the cemetery. Section 002 are the remaining old graves and are located in the upper right hand corner of the cemetery along side of Route 732. Mr. Swank referred to it as being the west end of the cemetery. In 1937 John W. Wayland recorded some of the older stones. Mr. Wayland noted "One of the English chapels built in Augusta Parish prior to the Revolutionary War stood in the old part of the Dayton Cemetery. See A History of Rockingham County, Page 255." A sign at the cemetery states it was Established in 1747. A Historical Sign notes as follows, The first church in Rockingham County was built on this site in 1747 on land owned by Captain Daniel Harrison of the Colonial Militia. Serving as a "Chapel of Ease" for Augusta Parish, the first building is believed to have been built of logs. The chapel was replaced by a larger frame building some 20 years later. Following the Revolutionary War, the church was used by a Methodist congregation; ;it was sold and functioned as a barn until it was torn down about 1900.

Survey Date and Recorder

21 Aug 2003
Martha Lee & Nettie Lee

 

Photos

Robert Crawford, Deb Wake, Linda Houyouse, Seymour Paul

Cemetery Index

Dayton Cemetery Pages

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Surnames are sorted by section / plot / row / grave - only rows are shown

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Row

Surname

Given Name & MI

Birth Date

Death Date

Headstone Notes

Remarks

Images

 

 

Bowman

Minnie

 

 

 

No visible marker-said to be buried in this cemetery-recorded by Swank in 1960s

 

 

Detamore

E.

 

3 Mar 1870

aged 41y 1m 27d, w/St. Detamore

No visible marker-recorded in 1937 by John W. Wayland-on a wooden slab

 

 

Johnson

Turner

 

 

 

No visible marker-said to be buried in this cemetery-recorded by Swank in 1960s

 

 

Johnson

Turner, Mrs.

 

 

 

No visible marker-said to be buried in this cemetery-recorded by Swank in 1960s

 

 

Taylor

Martha

 

11 Apr 1860

aged 29y 11m 17d, In memory of

No visible marker-recorded by W.A.Byerly (WPA) 17 Mar 1937, not recorded by Swank or Wayland

 

001

Blosser

Benjamin

1877

1958

 

 

Image

001

Blosser

Jeruchia

1877

1948

 

 

Image

001

Baker

Ralph Thomas

9 Nov 1904

29 Aug 1949

 

 

 

001

Baker

Gertrude Elizabeth

13 Jan 1905

16 May 1972

 

 

 

001

Gaither

James Moore

16 Jul 1917

25 Jun 1993

Tec 3 U. S. Army WWII

 

Image

001

Gaither

Anna Mary

29 Apr 1928

 

 

 

Image

001

Shank

Harry A.

27 Feb 1912

22 Sep 1983

 

 

 

001

Byerly

Gordon West

1 May 1913

27 Feb 1974

 

 

 

001

Byerly

Welby Swartz

19 Apr 1915

23 Feb 1991

 

 

 

001

Simmons

Owen D.

8 Aug 1901

22 Jan 1972

 

 

 

001

Simmons

Lodeska K.

21 Jul 1902

8 Mar 1977

 

 

 

001

Simmons, Jr.

Owen D. "Billy"

30 Sep 1923

19 Aug 2001

S. Sgt. U. S. Army WWII

 

 

001

Simmons

Margaret Smith

12 Dec 1921

27 Nov 1982

 

 

 

001

Simmons

Donna Funkhouser

6 Dec 1942

 

 

 

 

001

Kniceley

Roy Wilson

12 Aug 1926

 

married 17 May 1952

 

 

001

Kniceley

Berniece Coakley

9 May 1920

13 Oct 1985

 

 

 

001

O'Quinn

Ruth

21 Jul 1913

20 Oct 1992

 

 

 

001

Zirkle

E. Roy

1890

1948

 

 

Image

001

Zirkle

Nellie Flemming

1888

1973

 

 

Image

001

Zirkle

John Franklin

6 Jan 1918

11 Nov 1981

Capt. U. S. Army WWII

 

Image

001

Hilbert

Warren D.

13 Jun 1916

19 Aug 1979

 

 

 

001

Hilbert

Catherine E.

15 May 1910

3 Mar 1987

 

 

 

001

Heishman, Sr.

Thomas J.

31 Jan 1909

10 Feb 1983

 

 

 

001

Heishman

Margie C.

3 Aug 1908

20 Apr 1988

 

 

 

001

Harbin

Robert H.

26 Jul 1907

17 Jan 1977

 

 

 

001

Harbin

Edna F.

9 Dec 1909

4 Jul 1979

 

 

 

001

Roberts

G. Frank

25 May 1902

10 Nov 1986

 

 

 

001

Roberts

Charlotte Kieffer

30 Mar 1906

12 Feb 1987

 

 

 

001

Roberts

George Kieffer

11 Oct 1929

21 Jun 1988

 

 

 

001

Street

 

 

 

 

Surname stone

 

001

Cassim

Frank N.

3 May 1894

26 May 1975

 

 

 

001

Cassim

Courtney O.

26 Jun 1910

5 Sep 2001

 

 

 

001

Heatwole

Raymond William

25 Oct 1918

 

married 5 Sep 1942

 

 

001

Heatwole

Lorraine Halderman

12 Apr 1918

29 Jul 2002

 

w/Raymond

 

001

Kiser

Arlie E., Maj.

14 Apr 1892

8 Sep 1977

 

 

 

001

Gangwer

Edwin Elmo

7 May 1925

25 Jan 1993

 

 

 

001

Gangwer

Helen Emswiler

28 Mar 1928

 

 

 

 

001

Gangwer

James H.

7 Dec 1929

 

father; children- Valerie 6 Feb 1959, Denise 28 Mar 1963, Kent 14 Nov 1968

 

 

001

Gangwer

N. Sue Hefner

16 Aug 1934

7 Mar 2003

mother: married 3 Nov 1956

w/James H.

 

001

Moats

Frank

7 May 1915

 

our children- S. Ellis, Patricia A., Jeffrey A.

 

 

001

Moats

Bessie L.

3 Mar 1918

 

married 15 Oct 1938

w/Frank

 

001

Kiracofe

Wilmer D.

21 Dec 1888

28 Jan 1964

 

 

 

001

Kiracofe

Iva M.

4 May 1892

26 Apr 1969

w/W. D.

 

 

001

Armentrout

Joseph W.

31 Dec 1923

23 Jun 1995

 

 

 

001

Armentrout

Virginia C.

8 Oct 1933

25 Jul 1991

 

 

 

002

Blosser

Ollie Simmers (Kate)

23 Nov 1891

11 Dec 1964

w/Joseph

 

 

002

Leary

Statton H.

12 Jun 1891

24 Jun 1944

Pvt 155 Depot Brig. Va.

 

 

002

Leary

Carrie McL.

2 May 1899

10 Oct 1991

 

 

 

002

Gaither

James W.

1 Jan 1878

5 Apr 1963

 

 

Image

002

Gaither

Annie J.

14 Dec 1877

15 Dec 1969

 

 

Image

002

Gaither

Ames William

1878

1963

 

No visible stone-recorded by Swank in 1960s.

 

002

Gaither

Anna Lee Fry

24 Dec 1918

16 Feb 1957

 

 

Image

002

Walker

Walter

1905

1953

 

 

 

002

Walker

Mable Eye

1915

1996

 

 

 

002

Robinson

blank

 

 

 

 

 

002

Robinson

Clinton E.

15 Jul 1904

5 Jun 1977

 

 

 

002

Shank

Joseph G.

13 Mar 1885

8 Jan 1950

 

 

 

002

Shank

Grace A.

14 Feb 1886

15 Aug 1979

 

 

 

002

Smith

Catherine Virginia

4 May 1910

5 Feb 1974

 

 

 

002

Shifflett

Michael E.

27 Jan 1956

11 Aug 1956

s/Willis R. & Cynthia B.

 

 

002

Swartz

Timothy D.

15 Aug 1881

11 Mar 1959

 

 

 

002

Swartz

Clara M.

12 Dec 1877

18 Feb 1964

w/T. D.

 

 

002

Fadely

J. Ashby

1882

1963

 

 

 

002

Fadely

Annie E.

1885

1964

w/J. A.

 

 

002

Fadeley

Mervil M.

1914

1973

 

 

 

002

Ritchie

J. Samuel

28 Nov 1872

2 Jan 1939

husband

 

 

002

Ritchie

Nora

29 Jan 1872

4 Jan 1947

w/J. S.

 

 

002

Knicely

Emanuel D.

8 Sep 1903

9 Sep 1962

s/Philip H. & Sarah M. Wenger Knicely

 

 

002

Knicely

Bertha E.

19 Jan 1904

25 Jul 1945

w/E. D.; nee Christian

 

 

002

Arey

William L.

1867

1947

 

 

 

002

Arey

Ella R.

1866

1955

w/W. L.

 

 

002

Good

Virginia

19 Dec 1901

16 Nov 1965

 

 

 

002

Hilbert

Charles H.

26 Jul 1875

28 Aug 1951

 

 

 

002

Hilbert

Sigourney A.

20 Jun 1878

4 Jun 1971

w/C. H.

 

 

002

Hilbert

James C.

1912

1963

 

 

 

002

Hilbert

Virginia B.

 

 

w/J. C.

 

 

002

Fadeley

John F.

18 Dec 1865

10 Jan 1946

 

 

 

002

Fadeley

Mamie G.

19 Dec 1877

26 Jan 1962

w/J. F.

 

 

002

Simmons

Perle A.

28 Jul 1903

7 Jun 1986

 

 

 

002

Simmons

Treva O.

12 Sep 1915

16 Feb 1985

 

 

 

002

Kieffer

Lineous Lee

24 Feb 1872

4 Mar 1965

s/Aldine S. & Eliz. J. Hammon Kieffer

 

 

002

Kieffer

Daisy Mayes

8 Mar 1874

28 Nov 1958

w/L. L.; nee Maynes

 

 

002

Kieffer

Morgan A.

29 Mar 1908

17 Feb 1946

 

 

 

002

Hanger

Frank B.

1890

1950

 

 

 

002

Hanger

Laura V.

1891

1975

F. B., nee Fadely

 

 

002

Hanger

Goldie Catherine

15 Mar 1932

18 May 1994

 

 

 

002

Heatwole

Walter D.

15 Jan 1880

24 Apr 1954

s/Perry K. & Susan Showalter Heatwole

 

 

002

Heatwole

Zella H.

3 Dec 1880

23 Jan 1965

w/W. D., nee Heaton

 

 

002

Heatwole, Jr.

Walter D.

30 Mar 1914

16 Nov 1946

s/W. D. & Zeller Heatwole, h/Virginia Knicely

 

 

002

Kiracofe

Virginia Heatwole

2 Apr 1917

20 Nov 1995

 

 

 

002

Baker

Olin D.

7 Oct 1909

18 Aug 1954

 

 

 

002

Baker

E. Mabel

8 Aug 1907

11 May 2003

w/Olin

 

 

002

Kiser

Frank Stone

11 Dec 1870

14 Mar 1959

 

 

 

002

Kiser

Margaret Rexrode

2 Dec 1869

29 Jan 1963

w/F. S.

 

 

002

Kiser

Bufin L.

3 Aug 1902

21 May 1991

 

 

 

002

Kiser

Ruth Early

3 Nov 1903

18 Jun 1993

 

 

 

002

Ryder

Neil Edward

3 Apr 1923

2 Sep 1989

children-Sharon Ellen, Keith Edward; Grandchildren Chirs, Tifane, Travis

 

 

002

Ryder

Mildred Gangwer

13 Mar 1923

 

married 26 Jul 1947

w/Neil Edward

 

002

Gangwer

Robert L.

12 Aug 1921

30 Oct 1944

T/5 3845 THom-TRK Co. 88 QM B. N. Mobile, killed in Burma, WWII

 

 

002

Crock

Florence May

1896

1965

mother

 

 

002

Snoddy

William Franklin

1884

1963

Mus. 2 Cl. 116 Inf. WWI Va.

Swank recorded in 1967 as b. 21 Dec & d. 8 May

 

002

Snoddy

Mamie M.

1904

1999

w/W. F.

Swank recorded in 1967 as b. 1 Jun & d. 9 Oct

 

002

Knicely

Weldon

10 Feb 1905

2 Feb 1966

s/Charles H. & Bertie E. Heatwole Knicely, h/Mary Stark

 

 

002

Knicely

Charles H.

1878

1947

father

s/Daniel & Martha Coakley Knicely

 

002

Knicely

Bertie E.

1878

1963

mother

w/C. H.; d/Emanuel & Sarah Fishback Heatwole

 

002

Webster

John W.

24 Jan 1895

21 Apr 1953

 

 

 

002

Webster

Treva Dedrick

28 Apr 1899

11 Jun 1988

w/J. W.

 

 

002

Webster

Harold L.

10 Feb 1920

19 Nov 1967

father

 

 

002

Webster

Blank

 

 

 

 

 

003

Van Patten

Evangeline Thomas

27 Apr 1915

6 Apr 1995

Beloved mother of Herbie, Dottie & Barbara

 

 

003

Kerlin

Page K.

20 Jun 1922

3 Feb 1982

 

 

 

003

Kerlin

Bessie Cox

20 Feb 1924

 

 

 

 

003

Cox

James B.

6 Aug 1927

 

 

 

 

003

Cox

Patricia A.

6 Dec 1939

 

 

 

 

003

Cox

Effie L.

30 Apr 1896

11 Oct 1982

 

 

 

003

Snyder

Alfred

3 Jul 1912

22 Dec 1962

 

 

 

003

Snyder

Edith V.

15 Jan 1912

27 Dec 1996

 

 

 

003

Snyder

Charles E.

4 Oct 1934

19 May 1962

 

 

 

003

Dofflemyer

Silwyn B.

2 Jun 1937

20 Oct 1937

s/B. M. & Selma

 

 

003

Wease

George Nolane

10 Mar 1932

8 Jun 2001

U. S. Air Force

 

 

003

Weiss

Dorothy F.

1912

1942

 

 

 

003

Miller

Lucille G.

25 Sep 1922

17 Nov 2001

married 7 Jun 1941

 

 

003

Miller

Edwin L.

1 Jun 1917

12 Mar 2000

S. Sgt U. S. Army WWII

 

 

003

Burkholder

Jacob F.

 

 

s/J. F. & Rosa E.

 

 

003

Burkholder

Rosa Raish

1899

1983

 

 

 

003

Burkholder

Goldie Hall

10 Jul 1910

30 Jan 1996

 

 

 

003

Reilly

Ruth T.

14 Mar 1915

4 Dec 1992

 

 

 

003

Ritchie

Guy L. "Curly"

15 Jul 1910

30 Oct 1993

 

 

 

003

Ritchie

Amelia H. Fisher

20 Nov 1910

9 Jul 2003

 

 

 

003

Flemming

Charles Elmer

6 Oct 1888

18 Jun 1937

 

 

 

003

Alfred

Richard H. (Dr.)

 

19 Feb 1918

aged 83 yrs

 

 

003

Weaner

Marie Alfred

 

31 Mar 1955

 

 

 

003

Alfred

Victoria

10 Dec 1842

1 Feb 1927

w/Dr. R. H.

 

 

003

Good

Jacob S. H.

14 Feb 1869

17 Apr 1947

 

 

 

003

Good

Annie V.

16 May 1875

27 Jun 1950

 

 

 

003

Good

Ruth

13 Jun 1914

7 Apr 1932

 

 

 

003

Good

Dwight

31 Dec 1898

16 Sep 1915

 

 

 

003

Arey

William

1808

1885

 

 

 

003

Arey

Lydia

1838

1923

w/William

 

 

003

Dove

Mary W. Arey

1878

1932

 

 

 

003

Flory

Maud Monger

15 Apr 1891

11 Mar 1917

 

 

 

003

Monger

Benjamin C.

7 Jun 1903

2 Sep 1982

 

 

 

003

Landes

Stuart W.

1847

1924

 

 

 

003

Landes

Barbara C.

1848

1932

w/S. W.

 

 

003

Landes

Roydon Wilmer

7 Jun 1921

1 Sep 1951

 

 

 

003

Landes

Mary Virginia

7 May 1924

17 Jun 1924

 

 

 

003

Thacker

Gerard D.

22 Jul 1816

3 Nov 1875

 

 

 

003

Thacker

J. C. M.

11 Jun 1853

14 Mar 1873

 

 

 

003

Price

William C.

17 Jul 1822

9 Oct 1901

 

 

 

003

Price

Isabella B. M.

24 Feb 1824

28 Jul 1896

 

 

 

003

Kille

Engle S.

 

16 Feb 1884

aged 3m 8d, s/T. & M. B.

 

 

003

Stone

Frances J.

10 Feb 1824

8 Nov 1910

aged 86y 8m 28d

 

 

003

Stone

Isaac S.

 

20 May 1892

aged 73 yrs

 

 

003

Payne

Howard S.

22 Oct 1897

2 Feb 1982

 

 

Image

003

Payne

Elizabeth T.

1 Jul 1912

 

 

 

Image

003

Kieffer

Diannah

8 Feb 1813

14 Jul 1834

aged 21y 5m 6d

 

 

003

Ruebush

L. Edgar (Rev.)

1862

1947

 

s/Ephriam & Luella V. Kieffer R.

 

003

Ruebush

Dora McF.

1864

1948

 

w/L. E.; nee McFarland

 

003

Ruebush

Ephriam Edger, Dr.

1897

1941

 

s/L. Elgar & D. McFarland Ruebush

 

003

Kerestesy

Sally J.

22 May 1950

15 Mar 1991

 

 

 

003

Wolfrey

W. Thomas

4 Aug 1897

11 Sep 1952

 

Masonic Emblem

 

003

Wolfrey

Frances B.

17 Oct 1914

 

 

 

 

003

Sayers

Juanita S.

26 Sep 1926

 

 

 

 

003

Sayers

Robert L.

6 Nov 1920

13 May 1992

 

 

 

003

Sayer

Georgia Perry

17 Aug 1880

27 Jul 1964

mother

 

 

003

Norman

Maxine Orbaugh

2 Feb 1922

9 Apr 1986

 

 

 

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