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The Stevens Point Cemetery – Unmarked Graves

Although there aren’t any stones or markers that bear these names, old records show that these souls do rest in the Stevens Point Cemetery in Stevens Point, Pennsylvania.

Missing grave markers in the Stevens Point cemetery.

Missing grave markers in the Stevens Point cemetery.

People missing grave stones

Missing grave markers in the Stevens Point cemetery.

Oliver and Nancy Rockwell Burial Notice

Remarks by Daniel Rockwell about the burial of Oliver and Nancy Rockwell

Unmarked Graves
Adams, Robert – b. 1853 – d. 11-17-1901
Alexander, Charlotte – Died 12-28-1893 Aged 63 yrs.
Arnolds, Martha – b. 1842 – d. 3-13-1913 (Father-Alfred Howe)
Brown, Eugene – Died 9-29-1901 Aged 2 yrs. (Son of Horace and Bella Brown)
Brown, Melissa – died 6-26-1943 – 13 yrs. old (Death in a Scranton Hospital)
Buchanan, Elmer – Died 7-5-1905 Aged 40 yrs.
Buchanan, Jennie – b. 1881 – d. 4-14-1937 (Husband – Alfred Buchanan)
Burchell, Nina – b. 1849 – d. 1-15-1914 (Father – Moses J. Hines, Born in Ohio)
Campbell, Elizabeth – b. 1839 – d. 11-19-1914
Campbell, James – Died 1-27-1903 Aged 26 yrs.
Chadden, John – b. 1825 – d. 11-7-1916 (Father – Thomas Chadden)
Cook, Laverne – b. 1912 – d. 6-25-1912 (Parents – David and Elizabeth Cook)
Deyo, William – Died 8-30-1903 Aged 55 yrs. (Stone in S. P. Cemetery gives this date to Lucy Deyo)
Franchiocti, Pasqual – b. 1870 – d. 1-17-1915
Graham, Nellie – b. 1887 – d. 4-23-1931
Holford, Lewis – b. 1826 – d. 9-28-1913
Johnson, Elizabeth – b. 1-28-1868 – d. 9-12-1937
Johnson, Helen – b. 1846 – d. 3-27-1916 (Father – Elijah)
Jones, Ethel – b. 1886 d. 9-10-1954 (Spouse – Frank)
Jones, Frank – b. 11-7-1878 – d. 8-20-1943 (Spouse – Ethel)
Lebig, Anna – b. 1893 – d. 7-26-1935 (Father – Samuel Paugh)
Lee, Alfred – b. (no dates) – d. 7-16-1945 (Father – Oliver Lee)
Lee, Edna – b. 9-19-1886 – d. 7-4-1936
Lee, Gilbert – b. 6-28-1909 – d. 4-6-1935 (Father – Oliver Lee)
Lee, Robert E. – b. 8-28-1907 – d. 2-3-1942
Mead, John – Died 11-12-1901 Aged 73 yrs.
Mellons (Melious) George b. 5-15-1872 – d. 8-21-1952 (Father – Alonso)
Milks, Alta May – b. 1890 – d. 11-26-1901 (Father – Lucious Lee)
Moore, Celia – b. 1911 – d. 10-18-1911 (Father – William, Born in Wayne County)
Mott, Lillian – b. 6-14-1879 – d. 12-31-1943 (Spouse – Thomas Mott)
Mott, Thomas – b. 11-17-1974 b. 11-3-1943 (Spouse – Lillian Mott)
Prentice, Mary – b. 1846 – d. 11-26-1910
Ramey, George W. b. 1864 – d. 9-26-1917 (Father – William Ramey)
Ramey, Nathan – b. 1833 – d. 2-8-1918 (Father – Nathan Ramey)
Rogers, James – b. 7-24-1874 – d. 12-30-1943 (Spouse – Stella)
Rogers, Stella – b. 7-15-1891 d. 4-22-1945 (Spouse – James)
Sampson, Carrie – b. 12-1-1870 – d. 2-8-1943 (Spouse – Ralph)
Smith, Gorman – b. 1867 – d. 4-15-1943 (Born in Scott Township)
Terrell, Calvin – Died 10-3-1895 Aged 72 yrs.

Ianthus and Hannah Storer Walker

Researching family history is a bit like unraveling a big ball of tangled yarn….if you have patience and perseverance, you might end up with enough yarn to make a nice sweater but if you give up too easily and cut away half the knots, you might only have enough for a pair of small mittens. The same goes with searching out family members from the past, sometimes it just take time, patience and perseverance. And with the right mixture of all three, you might be able to sort out some of your relatives! That was the way it seemed when a few years ago, I began to be interested in Ianthus and Hannah Walker, my great, great grandparents. I had seen beautiful portraits of both and I realized that I didn’t know too much about them-where they were born, where they had lived and what other children they might have had. I only knew that they were my grandfather’s– Ray Milton Rockwell– grandparents. Ray Rockwell’s mother, Mary (Walker) Rockwell was their daughter and Mary (Walker) Rockwell had a twin sister, Sarah (Walker) Carnegie.

Ianthus Walker

Ianthus Walker

Hannah Storer Walker

Hannah Storer Walker

It was only by chance that I happened upon Ianthus’s civil war card at a Veterans Administration and my interest was peaked when I learned that he was buried alongside his first wife, Hannah (Storer) Walker in the Brandt Cemetery in Brandt, PA. I was thrilled to see that the names and dates were still pretty legible. The quest was on!

Ianthus Walker Tombstone

Ianthus Walker Tombstone

Hannah Storer Tombstone

Hannah Storer Tombstone

Ianthus W. Walker was born on July 13, 1836 in the little town of Sanford, NY to unknown parents. He gives no information about parents or siblings in his Civil War Pension Papers, just his birthdate and where he was born. His name first shows up on an 1850 census as a 14 year old boy living with a Thomas and Debbie Henderson, in 1860 he is married to Hannah Storer and they have a small daughter, Harriet. He is elusive in the 1870 census – his name can not be found. In 1880, Ianthus is living in Tioga County, NY and is married to Abigail (Carnegie) with several children, I have found out later through Ianthus’s Civil War Pension Papers that some of the children are Hannah’s and some are Abigail’s.

Ianthus Walker once farmed a large piece of land in Stevens Point but sometime after his return from Civil War, he moved to Brandt and was employed by neighbors to do farming and light carpenter work, at one time he worked at the Brandt Chair Factory. He came home a wounded man, was only able to work some of the time and as he got older and was steadily worsened by his wounds; he was barely able to keep employment at all. It has only been through Ianthus’s Civil War Pension Papers that I have been able to piece together this life story…I have posted numerous pages from his pension papers along with his and Hannah’s portraits, their gravestones, so you, too, can see how the Civil War had affected this small family from Harmony Township.

The Stevens Point Cemetery

The Stevens Point Cemetery lies within the boundaries of the little village of Stevens Point, PA. It is an old cemetery with some of the earliest stones dating in the late 1890’s and early 1900’s, some of the stones are still crisp and legible while others have been worn away with the weather and time. Some graves are marked with plain bluestones or have just a field stone to grace their last resting place, while others graves have nothing at all. Rose bushes from ages past still adorn some of the unmarked graves; lily of the valleys can be found growing in places where there are no stones. Old oak trees and giant pines lend their quiet beauty to this cemetery, a final resting spot for those folks from Stevens Point and the other little villages that are only a few miles from here….

Stevens Point Cemetery New Sign

Stevens Point Cemetery New Sign

Steven Point Cemetery Sign

Steven Point Cemetery Sign

Stevens Point Cemetery sign at Burdick Hill Road

Stevens Point Cemetery sign at Burdick Hill Road

Steven Point Cemetery - March 2009

Steven Point Cemetery - March 2009

Photos of all the individual tombstones in the Stevens Point Cemetery (taken in March of 2009) can be found in the Steven Point Cemetery gallery.

Markers

Adams, Robert Emmet (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Barton, Beatrice (Welch) – Aug. 25, 1930 – no dates (wife of Robert E. Barton) *Death date of Feb. 6th 2014 – obituary
Barton, Charlie D. – 1895-1976
Barton, James W. – Dec. 24, 1954 – April 10, 2002
Barton, Mary A. – 1898-1978
Barton, Mary E. – 1919-1987
Barton, Robert E. – Feb. 26, 1921 – Nov. 18, 2004
Barton, Robert Eugene – Feb. 26, 1921 – Nov. 18, 2004 (PFC US Army WWII) (Veteran)
Barton, Stanley B. – 1917-1999
Birchard, E. L. – 1852-1913
Birchard, Louisa (Hovencamp) – 1850-1931 (wife of E. L. Birchard)
Botts, Rebecca – 1975 (baby)
Brown, Edward W. – 1900 – 1932
Brown, Edward William (Death Certificate)
Brown, Fenton F. – April 9, 1924 – May 2, 1987 (S1 US Navy WWII) (Veteran)
Brown, George (Death Certificate)
Brown, George H. – 1877-1945
Brown, James W. – May 13, 1897 – Aged 74 yrs.
Brown, John L. – 1922 – 1944 (SGT 18th Inf. US Army WWII) (Veteran buried in Fosse, Belgium)
Brown, Lulu M. – 1929-1943
Brown, Meddie E. (Death Certificate)
Brown, Media E. – 1889-1952
Brown, Melesia Iola (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Buchanan, Clarence Alfred (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Buchanan, Dortha A. – 1850 – no dates (wife of L. N. Buchanan)
Buchanan, Jennie (Hobart) (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Buchanan, L. N. – 1841 – 1903 (Co. F 1 N. Y. Mtd. Rifles) (Veteran)
Buchanan, Sarah – 1862-1937
Buchanan, Sarah (Arnold) (Death Certificate)
Buchanan, Wesley – 1862 – no dates
Buchanan, Wesley (Death Certificate)
Burchell, Ernest E. – Died May 13, 1900 – Aged 13 yrs. (son of H. and N. Burchell)
Burchell, Frank – 1835 – 1913
Burchell, Franklyn (Death Certificate)
Burchell, Horace – Died Mar. 13, 1931 – Aged 83 yrs. (Co. D 76th PA Inf.) (Veteran)
Burchell, Nina (Jeffries) (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Burdick, Josephine G. – Dec. 29, 1927 – Aug. 23, 1998
Burdick, Leonard M. – July 14, 1920 – Mar. 29, 2005
Butts, Allan B. – 1950 – 1989
Butts, Marjorie R. – 1927 – 1996
Butts, Rebecca Marie (Becky) – Jan. 2, 1957 – Dec. 17, 2007 (wife of Thomas George Butts)
Butts, Thomas George – April 23, 1956 – no dates
Campbell, Elizabeth (Hinkly) (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Campbell, William H. (Death Certificate)
Campbell, Wm. H. – 1840 – 1911 (PVT. Co. H 143 Reg. N. Y. Inf. Vol.) (Veteran)
Carnegie, Elmer (no last name but stone lies in line with other Carnegie stones)
Carnegie, George (Death Certificate)
Carnegie, George L. – 1870 – 19– (no dates)
Carnegie, Ianthus W. – 1889 -1903 (illegible stone)
Carnegie, Jane (Rockwell) – 1832 – 1908
Carnegie, Jane Ann (Rockwell) (Death Certificate)
Carnegie, Samuel H. – 1827 – 1901 (no last name stone lies in line with other Carnegie stones)
Carnegie, Sarah E. – 1869 – 19– (no dates)
Carnegie, William F. – 1862 – 1931
Carnegie, William F. (Death Certificate)
Carr, Erastus – 1848 – 1932
Carr, Erastus (Death Certificate)
Carr, Susan – 1847 – 1935
Chadden, John H. (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Charrington – (No first name) – Aged 100 yrs.
Cokely, Charlotte R. – 1937 – 2003
Cokely, James A. – 1936 – no dates *Death date Feb. 3, 2015 – obituary
Cook, Leverne D. (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Decker, Ida (Penny) – May 20,1870 – Nov. 25, 1933
Decker, Ida (Penny) (Death Certificate)
Decker, Roscoe – 1904 – 1917
Deyo, Daniel T. – 1844-1904 (PVT. Co. A 6 N.Y. Regt. – Civil War) (Veteran)
Deyo, Daniel T. – Died Mar. 3, 1904 (Co. A N. Y. H. A.) (Veteran)
Deyo, John H. – 1879-1952
Deyo, Lucy Lee – Nov. 15, 1847 – Aug. 31, 1903 (wife of Daniel Deyo)
Deyo, Rosa (Hotaling) (Death Certificate)
Deyo, Rose – 1884 – 1907
Duree, Maud (Walker) (Death Certificate)
Edwards, Polly F. (Squares) – Nov. 23, 1854 – Jan. 25, 1901 (wife of William F. Edwards)
Edwards, William F. – Aug. 15, 1854 – no dates
Edwards, William F. (Death Certificate)
Eggleston, Laura Ann (Brown) – Apr. 14, 1965 – June 14, 1996
Finch, Lydia B. (Shay) – 1889 – no dates (wife of Orlando W. Finch)
Finch, Lydia B. (Shay) (Death Certificate)
Finch, Orlando W. – 1872 – 1948
Finch, Orlando W. (Death Certificate)
French, Harry A. – 1916 – 1977
French, Irene M. – 1917 – no dates
Furman, Gladys (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Furman, Nancy E. – 1875 – 1921
Furman, Nancy E. (Brown) (Death Certificate)
Gay, Hattie (Walker) (Death Certificate)
Geer, Anna L. – 1913 – (no dates)
Geer, Floyd H. 1912-1973
Graham, Nellie (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Guyer, Abigal (Adare) – 1828 – 1905 (wife of Hiram Guyer)
Guyer, Hiram – (no dates)
Hand, John – (Co. B 52 PA Inf.) (Veteran)
Hand, John (Death Certificate)
Histed, Frank H. – 1877-1918 (PRVT. Co E 13th Penna. Vol. Inf.) (Veteran)
Histed, Frank H. (Death Certificate)
Histed, Jessie (Luscomb) – 1882 – 1974
Histed, Sarah – 1904 – 1904
Hobart, Ben – 1854 – 1913
Hobart, Benjamin Franklin (Death Certificate)
Hobart, Edith Pearl – (no dates)
Hobart, Elizabeth – 1883 – 1955
Hobart, Elizabeth (Keating) (Death Certificate)
Hobart, Gene Parker – Aug. 3, 1932 – April 24, 1944
Hobart, George Albert, Sr. – 1888 – 1958
Hobart, James – 1928 – 1936
Hobart, James H. – Oct. 31, 1905 – Feb. 11, 1980
Hobart, Laura (June) – 1889 – 1964
Hobart, Lynnie T. – 1906 – 2006
Hobart, Nathan (Death Certificate)
Hobart, Nathan 1884-1940
Hobart, Winthrop R. – 1901 – 1978
Hobart, Zaidee – 1859 – 1935
Hobart, Zaidee (Penny) (Death Certificate)
Holford, Lewis L. (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Holford, Wm. L. – (Co. G 77th PA Inf.) (Veteran)
Hotaling, Christopher – 1881 – 1950
Hotaling, Christopher (Death Certificate)
Hotaling, John – 1845 – 1929
Hotaling, John (Death Certificate)
Hotaling, John E. – 1905 – 1963
Hotaling, John E. (Death Certificate)
Hotaling, Laura J. – 1910 – 1996
Hotaling, Mabel L. – 1889 – 1967
Hotaling, Mabel L. (Baby) – 1950 – 1951
Hotaling, Margaret L. (Death Certificate)
Hotaling, Margaret Louise – 1906 – 1939
Hotaling, Rachel – 1858 – 1913 (wife of John Hotaling)
Hotaling, Rachel (Death Certificate)
Howe, Edward – 1832 – 1915 (PRIV. Co. D 54 Regt. PA Vol.) (Veteran)
Howe, Edward (Death Certificate)
Howe, Lucy J. – 1843 – 1910
Howe, Lucy J. (Death Certificate)
Johnson, C. S. – 1862 – 1910
Johnson, Elizabeth (Baker)(unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Johnson, Elnora (Burchell) (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Jones, Gladys – 1914 – 1946
Kany, Anna L. – 1877 – 1940
Kany, Clara J. – 1920 – 1985
Kany, Frank W. – 1873 – 1956
Kany, Milton M. – 1907 – 1979
Keesler, Mary E. – 1923 – 1923
Keesler, Ray C. – 1895 – 1946
Keesler, Ray C. (Death Certificate)
Keesler, Ruth L. – 1893 – 1980
Kuhn, Arvilla – 1855 – 1904 (wife of George P. Kuhn)
Kuhn, Elwin – 1877 – 1899
Kuhn, George – 1879 – 1932
Kuhn, George P. – 1851 – 1920
Kuhn, George P. (Death Certificate)
Kuhn, George P., Sr. (Death Certificate)
Kuhn, James – 1889 – 1919
Kuhn, James (Death Certificate)
Kuhn, John – 1882 – 1895
Kuhn, Martin – 1880 – 1945
Kuhn, Martin (Death Certificate)
Kuhn, Myra – 1884 – 1962
Kuhn, Myra (Buchanan) (Death Certificate)
Kuhn, Roland – 1896 – 1913
Kuhn, Roland D. (Death Certificate)
Lebig, Anna (Paugh) (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Lee, Alfred (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Lee, Eliza J. – 1881 – 1964
Lee, Gilbert Raymond (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Lee, Harry (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Lee, Oliver (Death Certificate)
Lee, Oliver A. – 1875 – 1919
Lee, Robert E. (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Luscomb, Blanche – 1860 – 1929
Luscomb, Edward – 1846 – 1922
Luscomb, Elwin Levi (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Marcum, Clayton M. – 1935 – 1988
Marcum, Hulda B. – 1944 – no dates
Melious, George (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Melious, Julia – 1899 – 1925
Melious, Julia (Death Certificate)
Melious, Laura – 1917-1923
Melious, Laura Helen (Death Certificate)
Melious, Ruth – (no dates)
Melious, Ruth (Death Certificate)
Mott, Lillian Edna (Murray) (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Mott, Thomas (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Nickerson, Clarence – Died Aug. 20, 1899 – Aged 15 yrs. (son of J. M. and C. F. Nickerson)
Parker Hattie F. – 1877 – 1938
Parker, Baby – 1905-1905 (no last name on stone but lies in row with other Parker stones)
Parker, Genevieve (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Parker, George W. – 1834 – 1899
Parker, Harry – 1903 – 1903 ((no last name on stone but lies in row with other Parker stones)
Parker, Hattie (Walker) (Death Certificate)
Parker, I. Richard – 1875 – 1939
Parker, I. Richard (Death Certificate)
Parker, John R. – 1877 – 1964
Parker, John W. – Nov. 10, 1912 – May 11, 1913 (son of I. R. and L. B. Parker)
Parker, Lydia T. – 1870 – 1962
Parker, Lydia T. (Death Certificate)
Parker, Narcissa (Jackson) (Death Certificate)
Parker, Narcissa J. – 1840 – 1920
Paugh, Maria – Died June 18, 1902 – Aged 72 yrs. (wife of Samuel Paugh)
Paugh, Samuel (Death Certificate)
Penny, Marilla (Poole) (Death Certificate)
Penny, Merilla (Pool) – 1840 – 1910 (wife of Nathan Penny)
Penny, Nathan – 1836 – 1918
Penny, Nathan (Death Certificate)
Putnam, Francis E. – Jan. 9, 1838 – Aug. 28, 1913
Putnam, Francis E. (Death Certificate)
Putnam, Theodosia V. – April 16, 1842 – Nov. 29, 1903
Reigles, George – 1865 – 1928
Reigles, George (Death Certificate)
Reigles, Susan (Wayman) – 1875 – 1957
Robinson, Dr. James K. – 1845 – 1915
Robinson, Dr. James K. (Death Certificate)
Rockwell, Albert (Death Certificate)
Rockwell, Albert A. – 1863 – 1924
Rockwell, Albert J. – 1918 – 1996
Rockwell, Albert J., Sr. – Mar. 15, 1918 – Nov. 26, 1996 (SSGT. US Army Air Corps WWII) (Veteran)
Rockwell, Barbara M. – 1928 – 1991
Rockwell, Barney – 1828 – 1909
Rockwell, Barney (Death Certificate)
Rockwell, Benjamin John – June 21, 1980 – Feb. 28, 2004
Rockwell, Betty (Geer) – 1926 – 1996 (wife of Albert J. Rockwell)
Rockwell, Charles – 1885 – 1909 (son of Albert A. and Mary N. Rockwell)
Rockwell, Children – (Names on back of Albert J. and Betty M. Rockwell’s stone)
Rockwell, Harrison Phillip – April 17, 1998 (baby)
Rockwell, Mary N. – 1869 – 1947 (wife of Albert A. Rockwell)
Rockwell, Mary N. (Walker) (Death Certificate)
Rockwell, Olivia M. – 1897 – 1988
Rockwell, Ray M. – 1896 – 1972
Rockwell, Robin Marie – 1974 (baby)
Rockwell, Sarah – (no dates)
Rockwell, Susan – 1839 – 1914 (wife of Barney Rockwell)
Rockwell, Tiffany Cora – Aug. 6, 1991 (baby)
Rogers, James Allie (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Rogers, Stella (Mollinox) (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Sampson, Carrie R. (Kuhn) (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Sampson, George R. – Died June 12, 1922
Sampson, George R. (Death Certificate)
Sampson, George, Jr. – Died Sept. 20, 1900
Sampson, Leora (Cook) (Death Certificate)
Sampson, Leora F. – Feb. 1929
Sampson, Ralph O. – 1882 – 1842
Sampson, Ralph O. (Death Certificate)
Seamans, Carrie I. (Dichenson) (Death Certificate)
Seamans, Carrie I. (Dickinson) – 1874 – 1941 (wife of Samuel A. Seamans)
Seamans, Samuel A. – 1870 – 1951
Seamans, Samuel A. (Death Certificate)
Seamans, Sarah L. (Owen) – 1832 – 1920 (wife of William G. Seamans)
Seamans, William G. – 1830 – 1912 (CORP.’L Co B 17th PA Vol. Cav.) (Veteran)
Seamans, William G. (Death Certificate)
Simmons, Pauline (Hobart) – Mar. 13, 1906 – Mar. 5, 1981
Smith, Frank – 1867 – 1943
Smith, Gorman Frank (Death Certificate)
Smith, Hattie – 1878 – 1922
Smith, Hattie M. (Eckley) (Death Certificate)
Spears, Alvin G. – 1872 – 1943
Spears, Alvin G. (Death Certificate)
Spears, Audrey T. – 1903 – 1929
Spears, C. Maude (Putnam) – 1878 – 1958 (wife of Alvin G. Spears)
Squires, Luellie – Died Oct. 22, 1892 – Aged 4 mos.
Squires, Oren – Died Aug. 21, 1896 – Aged ?
Stephens, Agnes – Died Jan. 1909 (baby is written on top of stone)
Stevens, John B. – Died July 18, 1895 – Aged 75 yrs.
Stevens, Roxey B. (Cargill) – Died April 24, 1901 – Aged 76 yrs. (wife of John B. Stevens)
Swackhammer, Daniel H. II – July 15, 1943 – Feb. 3, 2012 (US Army) (Veteran)
Terrell, Dellwin – Sept. 1, 1881 – Dec. 23, 1895 (son of H. P. and M. E. Terrell)
Tewksbury, Charles L. (Death Certificate)
Tewksbury, Chas. L. – 1849 – 1918
Tewksbury, Hattie (Walker) – 1857 – 1943 (wife of Chas. L. Tewksbury)
Vennerstrom, Mary E. – 1882 – 19– (no dates)
Vennerstrom, Victor – 1886 – 19– (no dates)
Walker, Abbie (Carnegie) – 1858 – 19– (no dates)
Walker, Abbie (Carnegie) (Death Certificate)
Walker, Maud – 1880 – 19– (no dates)
Wheeler, Earl – 1903 (baby)
Wheeler, Floyd – 1902 (baby)
Wheeler, Jeffrey – Nov. 7, 1958 – (no dates)
Wheeler, Margaret E. (Garlow) (unmarked grave) (Death Certificate)
Wheeler, Orin – (MUS’N Co A 56 PA Inf.) (veteran)
Wheeler, Susan (Barton) – Mar. 28, 1962 – Oct. 5, 2006
Wilson, Cora – Died May 3, 1899 – Aged 17 yrs. (dau. of F. L. and Mary Wilson)
Wilson, Fredrick L. – 1852-1921
Wilson, George T. – Died Feb. 22, 1898 – Aged 13 yrs. (son of F. L. and Mary Wilson)
Woodard, John – 1855 – 1921
Woodard, Sarah C. – Died Oct. 8, 1894 – Aged 78 yrs. (wife of William Woodard)
Woodard, William – Died May 7, 1901 – Aged 84 yrs.
Wright, Mary (Smith) – 1839 – no dates (wife of Morris Wright)
Wright, Morris – 1839 – 1912
Wright, Morris (Death Certificate)

A previous survey of the Stevens Point Cemetery from June 26, 2001 can be found here.

Old Home Days At the Stevens Point Methodist Episcopal Church and Community Hall

For several years throughout the 1930’s and the 1940’s, the men and women of the Stevens Point Methodist Episcopal Church held a social gathering called “Old Home Day” in the adjacent community hall. This huge undertaking involved days of cooking, baking and organization in the hall to accommodate literally hundreds of people for an homemade turkey and dressing dinner complete with all the “fixins”- fresh baked rolls and brown breads, oven baked beans and all kinds of handmade pies. People would come from miles around to enjoy this delightful day with family and friends – a day for good eating and reminiscing. If the weather was cooperative, a few of the pews would be taken from the church and placed out in the church yard where the guests that were waiting to be served could sit and visit while waiting for their turn at the dinner tables. Because the hall could only hold about 50-60 people at one setting, dinner guests were issued tickets and numbers were called as room became available.

Old Home Day 1939

Old Home Day 1939

Mary Walker Rockwell - Old Home Day 1939

Mary Walker Rockwell - Old Home Day 1939

Old Home Day - 1939

Old Home Day 1939

Long wooden benches lined each side of the wooden tables and the food would be served by the younger ladies of the community. A ledger was kept at a small podium for the guests to sign in, buy their ticket. You will find their signatures as they were presented on those “Old Home Days”– on what are now honeyed pages complete with a little worm wood. Old Home Day sign in pages from the Stevens Point Methodist Episcopal Church and Community Hall are listed in the galleries links.

Old Home Day Ledger

Old Home Day Ledger


Quarry Documents

These documents were typical of quarry transactions of the period.

Walter Glover Quarry Receipts

Pennsylvania Blue Stone Company

Putnam and Whipple Stone Company

The Hobbs Quarry

This picture is of the Hobbs Quarry in Stevens Point. This quarry was located past our grandfather’s farm (Ray Rockwell) on what is now called, “Rockwell Road” . The original picture is a black and white 4” X 8” print pasted on heavy gray cardstock. No names are written on the back. Two people can be identified in this picture-the man with the heavy white beard on the far right is Bernard (Barney) Rockwell because of a labeled portrait of him that is in our possession. Barney Rockwell was the grandfather to Ray Rockwell. The little boy in the picture is either Ray Rockwell as a child or his older brother, Charles. A picture that came from Ethel Rockwell shows this boy at this exact age but with no name on the picture. My brother thinks that he remembers our grandfather, Ray Rockwell, saying that it is he in the picture. (Charles Rockwell died as a young man of 23 as a result of a quarry accident; he was hit in the hip with the boom and passed away after two years of bed rest). Ray Rockwell was born in 1898 and he looks to be about 10-12 in this picture, making the date to be in the early 1900’s.

Men working in the Hobbs Quarry

Men working in the Hobbs Quarry

Barney Rockwell

Barney Rockwell

Charles Rockwell

Charles Rockwell