Martin Cemetery
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
Transcribed on or about 4 July 2001 
by the Lisa Gray Goodell.

I have been very careful to spell the names as they appear on the stones and written whatever could be read, I even formatted it as it was on the marker. I think it very important that we honor the people that took the time to design these markers and let them keep their names as they wrote them. It may be easier to fit people into a family tree if the name was spelled differently after the passing of one, but please if you have a question about something, email me: hertime@earthlink.net.

Vandervere
William E.  Ada Clara
1862-1938  1869 -1930

Father
No name/ No date

Mother
No name/ No date

Lamphere
(This is a large stone, with smaller stones surrounding it.)

Maud (Lamphere.)
1881-1889

(Mother.)
Phobe (Lamphere.)
1847-1926
(This stone is hard to read.)

Father
Lorenzo D. (Lamphere.)
1843-1920
Co. A,  3 Mich Inf
(Smaller stone with same information, placed by Military?.)

Eliza
Wife of Seth P. Stonebreaker
June 16 1852
November 22, 1887
(This stone looks like the top has broken off.)

Father (On top of stone.)
R.A. Audrain
1836-1913

Mother (On top of stone.)
Angie P. Audrain
1840-1938

Jennie (On top of stone.)
Wife of L. G. Audrain
1870-1905
(Looks like the stone separated from base and someone "glued" it back.)

Morton J. (Top of stone.)
Son of R & A Audrain
1883-1906
(Stone is hard to read.)

H. Peter Hansen
1854-1926

Daughter
Maxine M. Hansen
1902-1942

Mother
Sula Hansen Kaiser
1873-1942

Father
Enne Box (Hard to read.)
October 3, 1835
Feburary 25, 1916
(Looks like this stone had others things on it but have worn off.)
(Moss of some kind growing on it.)
(D.A.R. completed X in BOX.)
Levina Slager
Aug 1913-Oct 1943
(Last numbers worn.)

Anna Slager
Nov 1908-Dec 1943

Dena Slager
1903-1994

J (square with J inside of it.)

Elizabeth Houran-Nichols
1922-1984

Daughter
Elizabeth C. Houran
1892-1981

Cornelius Jasperse
1884-1954

In Memory
Joseph Wride
son of
Joseph and Emma Wride
1859-1935

Anna Prescott
1850-1936

James H. Stevens
July 22, 1933-May 30, 1984

(Double Marker.)
Ferrall
Mary Louise           Robert M.
1893-1988    1889-1962
The Lord is my Shepherd

Blanche L. VanKoevering
1901-1923

(Double Marker.)
VanPortfliet
Dorothy M.        Adrain "Tut"
1917-1973         1902-1966

(Double Marker.)
Blakeslee
Lillian M.           Frank L.
1893-1966          1892-1978

Cassius O. Smith
1860-1929

Alta M. Smith
1859-1948

Roelof J. Vanerwal
Born July 5, 1912
Died Sept. 18, 1928
(This stone looks to have split from the base, fallen over, chipped left bottom corner, then repaired with glue and set upright.)

(Double Marker.)
Blakeslee
Earle L.    Gert M.
1914-1986                1923-Blank

(Double Marker.)
Blakeslee
Jane E.  Russ F.
1929-1987               1919-1998

(Big marker with family name.)
Werdon
(Has insigna of CE circled.)

(Big Marker with family name.)
Jasperse
(Insigna of some kind G in middle.)

(Big Family Marker.)
Stonebreaker

(Large Marker with W on top.)
Isaac Whaley
Mar 26, 1898 (Hard to read.)
Aged 80 yrs & 24 Days
Esther his Wife
Died Jan. 31, 1906
aged 69 yrs 7 Mos. & 7 Days
Whaley (at base.)
(Stone is hard to read, have to stand at an angle.)

Mother (On top of stone.)
Agnes Prescott
1846-1884
(Stone looks newer, I think they have been replaced.)

Father (On top of stone.)
George Prescott
1836-1910
(Stone looks newer, I think it has been replaced.)

Sister (On top of stone.)
Jennie A. Prescott
1872-1883
(Stone looks new, looks to have been replaced.)

Brother (On top of stone.)
Byron J. Prescott
1874-1875
(Stone looks new, looks to have been replaced.)

Brother (On top of stone.)
Benjamin Prescott
1848-1880
10 Mich. Cav Co. E
(Newer stone, looks to have been replaced.)

Helen M. McWethy
1900-1975

L (Inside of square.)

Olney J. McWethy
1872-1956

Harriet G. McWethy
1879-1945

Carrie E. Lawrence
1869-1891
(Stone is a angle from the others, needs cleaning badly.)

L (inside of a square.)

L.R. Audrain
1868-1940

Angie Skusa Miller
1877-1942

Charles C. Skusa
1882-1922
(Stone needs cleaning, some kind of moss eating it.)

Wife
Sophine G. Vanderstolp
1893-1978

Husband
Anthony Vanderstolp D.D.S.
1873-1955

Willie Slager
Dec. 1905-Mar. 1919
(This marker shows signs of wear.)

Wilhelmina Slager
July 1919-July 1920

Mother
Anna Slager
1878-1935

Father
Peter W. Slager
1877-1957

Jasperse (Large family marker with smaller makers around.)

Peter L. (Jasperse.)
1895-1918

Adrieana  (Jasperse.)
1880-1919

Mother
Elizabeth C. (Jasperse.)
1861-1938

Father
Peter (Jasperse.)
1859-1932

J (Small square with J in middle.)

CPL. T.
Robert G. Stevens
1920-1943
Co. B. 636 Tank Dest. BN
(Insigna with U.S. World War Veteran.)

Leroy J. Stevens
1893-1950

Anna M Stevens
1895-1981

Werdon (Family Marker.)
Mother
Jennie N. (Werdon.)
1871-1960

Father
Clarence E. (Werdon.)
1861-1950

Hazel Stevens Luther
Jan 31, 1897 -Mar 3, 1986
Loving Wife & Mother
Asleep with Christ

William E. Luther
1894-1980
CPL US Army World War I
(Circle insigna with U.S. American Legion written inside.)

Martha E. Wilson
April 30, 1898 -Dec. 16, 1971
(Star insigna with GAR POST US written in it.)

Earl Wilson
May 13, 1887 -July 21, 1952
(Circle Insigna with U.S.War Veteran written inside.)

(Double Marker.)
DenHouter
John C.          Lena
1866-1939       1865-19blank
(Circle insigna with War Veteran.)

Mother
Victoria Clouse
1880-1950
(Moss or something eating stone.)

Martin R. Clouse
1930-1939

(Double Marker.)
Clouse
John M.       Mary
1904-1990   1919-1998

Blakeslee(Family Marker.)

Father
Neil (Blakeslee.)
1876-1965

Mother
Helen (Blakeslee.)
1883-1970

Son
Harold C. (Blakeslee.)
1906-1925
(D.A.R. shows son of Neil and Helen.)

Nela Clark
1870-1956

Frank L. Clark
1864-1928
(Moss again, or something like moss eating stone.)

(Double Marker.)
Kaboos
June T.       Harold
1920-blank   1907-1969

John Kooiman
1875-1937
(Moss, something eating marker.)

Jennie Kooiman
1876-1963
(Moss, something eating marker.)

Cora VanVleet
1889-1953

Clyde VanVleet
1888-1914

(Family Marker.)
Camling

Daniel E. (Camling.)
1882-1912

Cornelia (Camling.)
1845-1936
(Star Insigna with GAR POST US written in it.)

Frank V. Dean
1881-1913
(Large stone with 'Erected by his Auto friends' written in lower right corner.)

Mother
Martha Dean
1857-1927

Charles V. Dean
1883-1935

Carolyn I. Dean
1895 WIFE 1976

(Family Marker.)
Vanderstolp

Son
Leonard (Vanderstolp.)
1878-1899 (D.A.R. records show stone said "son of Cornelius & Jane".)

Peternella Judd
1860-1953
(Does not match the other family markers, last name seems to be Judd.)

Mother
Jane (Vanderstolp.)
1841-1917 (D.A.R. records show stone said "Wife of Cornelius".)
(Had to scrap away some of the moss to read.)

Father
Cornelius (Vanderstolp.)
1832-1920

(Double Marker.)
Vanderstolp
Mother              Father
Lilla Belle              Frank
1866-1951           1859-1940
(Moss eating stone.)

(Family Marker.)
Richmond
Constance M. (Richmond.)
Nov. 19, 1854-Apr. 9, 1901

Esther A (Richmond.)
Sept. 1, 1889 -Apr 22, 1890

(Small marker in the middle of the rows where the Richmond Family Stone is located, only thing able to see is  -E-R-. Also looks like the riding mower has hit this stone a number of time, has many scratches on base, broke off at dirt level at one point and stood back up.)

Father
Clarence K Whiting
1881-1942
(Moss-eaten.)

(Older stone.)
OREN Prescott
Corp L Co. A 9 BA(?.) MICH INF. (D.A.R. record shows Oren Corp'l, Co. A, 3rd Mich Inf.)
(b.  Apr. 2, 1846; d. June 10, 1869.)
H. O. P.
This is all this old stone says.

(Large Family Marker.)
Prescott
Age ??
??
Died 1888
(This stone looks like the wind has almost destroyed it, also looks like it has bullets been shot at it, is on main street.)
(D.A.R. records say this to be Herbert O Prescott.)

(Large Family Stone.)
Orin Prescott
Born April 21, 1846
Died June 10, 1869
(Really worn.)
(Other side of same stone.)
Herbert O. Prescott
Born Nov 19, 1868
Died Feb. 22, 1888
(Is this the H.O.P. Person? Was really hard to read till I scratched and wiped most of the moss away.)

Wynard H. VandenBerg
1884-1908

(Large flat stone with nothing on it.)

Ivan F. McLenithan
Michigan Horseshoer 15 Cavalry World War I
Jan 13, 1897 -Aug. 29, 1948
(Circle insigna with World War Veteran written inside.)

Bessie L. McLenithan
1900-1970

J. Eldred McLenithan
1895-1954
(Star insigna with GAR POST US written inside.)

Ruth G. McLenithan
1899-1989

Robert T. Jacobs
SP4 US Army
Vietnam
Jan 6, 1943-Oct 13, 1997

(Double Marker.)
Atkins
Elsie        Thomas L.
1895-1986       1897-1944

(Double Marker.)
McConnell
Beatrice A.        Rev. Russell H.. D.D
1910-blank         1908-blank
(There was a flag in ground by grave, although didn't seem to be anyone
buried here. Information taken on July 4th 2001.)

(The rows are kind of messed up here, could be 4 or 4 1/2th row.)

Son
Roy Loveless
1920-1941

Josephine E. Baker
1859-1927

Ethel P. Brant
Nov 1, 1922 -Sept 26, 1994

B (Small square with B inside.)

Wilber S. Pease
Jan 4, 1897 -Aug 11, 1967
Michigan PVT HQ CO77 Infantry
World War I

Florence Pease
1905-1994

Father
Willis E. Burt
1868-1932

Mother
Anna V. Burt
1872-1932
(Large Family Marker.)
LaBarge

Mary K (LaBarge.)
1890-1952
(Hard to tell if this goes with LaBarge but same writing as large stone.)

Little Barbara (LaBarge.)
1918-1920
(Hard to tell if this goes with LaBarge but same writing as large stone.)

(Double Marker.)
Huddleston
Marjorie H.     William H.
1912-1996     1910-1972
(Circle insigna with World War Vet US.)
(This stone is in the middle of what looks like a family burial.)

Helen M. (LaBarge.)
1868-1947

Sarah H. (LaBarge.)
1840-1914

Stephen H. (LaBarge.)
1841-1936
(Circle insigna with World War Vet US inside.)

William Lane
1853-1935
(The moss has eaten the top part of 8 and top part of 9.)

Susan Lane
1831-1895

John Lane
1830-1912

Gretchentellma Winkels
1890-1918
(Cannot tell if name is as written above or is Gretchen Tella, all in capital letters.)

Martin W. (Camling.)
1887-1937
(Cannot tell if this goes with the Camling family stone, writing is the same.)

(Double Marker.)
Florence Leona Dean    Jack Ellingson Dean
1921-1997    1922-blank
Husband and Wife for 50 years

(Large Family Stone.)
Martin

Glenn E. (Martin.)
1879-1953

Kittie R. (Martin.)
1882-1949

Husband
Raymond W. Johnston
1980-1942

Wife
Angie Johnston
1894-1984

Sister
Iva McKay
1890-1965
(Looks to be Angie Johnston's sister. Next to Angie and then small road.)

Mother
(Just a headstone large Family stone one row over.)

Father
(Just a headstone large Family stone one row over.)

Frank
Son of Fred R. & Frances
Lawyer
Died Feb 18, 1887
Aged 1 Year 11 Mos. 16 Days
(Has something on top and bottom of stone but too worn to read.)

Fredrick R. Lawyer
1854-1904

Frances I. Lawyer
1857-1926

(Double marker.)
Dennis
Elizabeth Moy       Fredrick Lyman
1851-1926             1853-1926

Our Little
Neola
Died Aug 23, 1886
Aged 3 Yrs & 21 Days
Daughter of
Lincoln & Emma Slenker
(Really hard to read, worn.)
(D.A.R. records provided last name and 3 for yrs.
In 72 years a lot can happen to a headstone.
This stone as of July 6th 2001 is 125 years old, Amazing!.)

N.S.
(Nothing else on this stone.)

Dennis
(Double Marker.)
Minnie              Kelly
1876-1901         1880-1905

May E. Dau. of  W.J. and O.M. Robinson
Mar. 12, 1886 July 23, 1906
(Marker leaning badly to the right.)

Chaffee
(Large Family Marker with these words on it.)
Edwin N. Chaffee
Aug. 1, 1834 -June 6, 1901
--------
Mary A. -His wife
Aug. 12, 1841 -Jan. 23, 1909
(Mother and Father headstones to right of this large stone.)

(Regular size stone behind the above.)
Elva E. (Chaffee.)
Clark S. (Chaffee.)
Cyrus S. (Chaffee.)
Children of E. & M. Chaffee
(No dates.)

Harry LaPard
Born Aug. 16, 1883  Died  May 14, 1900
(Very hard to read, last name is almost all worn off.)
(D.A.R. is the only way I knew the last name to this stone.)

Thomas J. (Martin.)
1951 -2000
(This stone is behind the Family Martin Stone.)

Lane
(Large Family Marker.)

LaBarge
(Large Family Marker.)

Mother
Leola O. Baker
1895 -1982

Atkins
(Double Marker.)
Mary M.     Jack J.
1921 -1974               1924 -1995
Married Jan. 31, 1942
(This is written between the Mary and Jack.)
(Flag is next to Jacks side.)

Mother
Maxine J. Packer
1921 -1994

George R. Lane
1901-1981

Son
Gilbert Lindhout
1910 -1935

Mother
Dora Lindhout
1885 -1933

Father
Wiliam Lindhout
1872 -1946

Junior Tobin
1919 -1924

Richard R. Tobin
1890 -1957

Emma M. Tobin
1888 -1987

Father
Edward S. Thomas
1862 -1938

Mother
Carrie Thomas
1867 -1921

George Lane
1862 -1949
(Needs cleaning badly.)

Theodosia Lane
1867 -1956

Irene Lane
1898 -1916

Viola B. Wride
1861 -1937
(Stone is sinking I had to dig the bottom out to see the death date.)

John H. Wride
1852 -1910
At Rest

Mother
Margaret R. (Martin.)
1869 -1918
(Martin Family Stone one row over.)

James H. Martin
1912 -1990
(American flag next to marker, circle insigna with US WAR Vet inside.)

Ethel (Martin.)
1899 -1915
(Martin Family Stone next row over.)

(Double Marker.)
(Martin.)
Arthur R.          Lizzie
1870 -1947       1873 -1945
(Martin Family marker one row over.)

Tona VerBerg
1865 -1950
At Rest

Johannes VerBerg
1864 -1953
At Rest

Fairchild
(Large Marker with three names.)
Eleazer  1835 -1915
Nettie  1851 -1923
George  1874 -1875
(Us Flag and star insigna with GAR POST US inside.)

(Small stones next to large tower.)
Father
Mother
Charles 1852 -1936 (Falling over.)
Cynthia
Frank 1854 -1938
(Written on tower.)
Hannah Howell Wife of Hollis R. Taylor
born at Hartland, Niagara Co., N.Y., May 13, 1825,
Died May 19, 1895, aged 70YRS, 6 DAYS
Hollis R. Taylor
Born in Danville, V.T., June 12, 1814, Died Apr.2, 1890, Aged 75 Yr's 9 Mo's. 21 D'Ys
Cynthia A. Whaley, Wife of Frank A. Taylor, Died Aug. 22, 1893, Aged 37 YEARS, 4Mo's 2DAYS
(You walk around this stone to read it, each person is on a side. This is the neatest Marker I have
ever seen. Other markers have worn down and faded, not this one. Looks to be made out of white
iron. Slightly green color.)

Father
(on Top.)
Horace Johnson
Feb. 6, 1851 -July 17, 1898
(Covered with moss, hard to read.)

Mother
(on Top.)
Christinia Johnson
Oct. 18, 1863 -Feb. 12, 1900
(Covered with moss, hard to read, but this is how the name is spelled.)

Tingwall
(Double Marker.)
John           Margaret
1912            1920
(These are the only dates.)

Martin
(Family Marker.)

Martin
(Family Marker.)

Wride
(Family Marker.)

Thomas
(Family Marker.)

(There is a large pot sitting on a pedistol here in really bad shape, a piece had fallen off and laying
on the ground. Its chipping. The large pot on top has been moved, markings show where it used
to sit in the middle. Could not read anything on base.)

Tobin
(Family Marker.)

Lane
(Family Marker. Someone is working on it, white stones, flowers and border around it.)

Thomas Zeil
1917 -1955
Husband of Marina Lindhout

Lizzie R. Petersen
1891 -1933
(Sinking into dirt.)

Lehman M. Chapel
June 26, 1911 -March 24, 1991

Chapel
(Double Marker.)
George L.            Irene
1886 Husband 1962           1887 Wife 1967

Houran
(Double Marker.)
Imogene B.             F. Clair
1919 -blank           1918 -1985
(Flag, circle insigna US WAR VET.)

Cubitt
William            Myrtle
1877 -1967      1882 -1970

ROW 10
Perry Hill
1815 -1898
Charlotte L. His Wife
1814 -1898
(Very Large Stone.)

LaBarge
(Large stone, double marker.)
George               Mina
1846 -1913       1850 -1928

Fannie
(On top.)
(Nothing else on stone, leaning badly.)

John O. Smith
1800 -1879
(Star insigna with GAR POST US written inside, flag.)
(D.A.R. records show this Man to be M.D. and stone says Died Aug 25, 1879, age 79Y 11M 16D
Stone must have been replaced.)

Fred H. Smith
1856 -1935

Estella L. Smith
1859 -1938

Wilbur
Son of A. J. & Ella Wride
Sep. 19, 1890 -Jan. 24, 1907

Father
(on Top.)
Joseph Wride
born Aug. 12, 1824
deid Aug. 11, 1895
(Covered with moss, had to brush off to read. Very worn.)

Mother
(on Top.)
Emma
Wife of Joseph Wride
Born Aug. 18, 1824
Died Feb. 14, 1907
(Stone is almost unreadable. Can no longer read July or Feb, nor year died.)
(D.A.R. reading from 1929 is only way knew. Covered with moss Worn badly.)

Wride
(Double Marker.)
James C.            Mary A.
1848 -1934           1869 -1944

Anderson (Wride.)
1828 -1905
(Marker is just sitting on ground, no base. Star insigna GAR POST US.)

Elizabeth K (Wride.)
1838 -1918
(Leaning because of root from tree, no base.)

Baby (Wride.)
1916

Ellen Peck (Wride.)
1857 -1930
(Looks like other Wride family stones.)
(Large family Marker one row over.)

Julius Castello
1874 -1944
(Needs cleaning.)

Nora J. Miller
1868 -1911
(Ants have made mound all around and under this stone.)

William Wride
1854 -1923
(Needs cleaning.)

Elsie Wride
1862 -1939
(Needs cleaning, moss.)

Buyers
(Double marker.)
Jennie  Jake
1912 -1999        1913 -blank
(Temp. marker says age 85.)
(New stone, old foundation?.)

Mother
Corelia Buys
1876 -1953

Jacob Buys
1869 -1929
(Old stone, scratched up.)

Mother
Ida Cook
1868 -1924

Cook
(Double Marker.)
Cora M   Harold F.
1839 -1987             1894 -1967

Wride
(Double Marker.)
Hazel E.     Norman W.
1905 -1977               1899 -1970

Werdon
(Double Marker.)
Roy J.    Opal I.
1898 -1969  1912 -1998

Werdon
(Double Marker.)
Husband       Blank
Hugh R.       Blank
1936 -1965     Blank
Married July 3, 1958 (Inside Heart next to Hugh's name.)
 

ROW 11

Daughter
Betty Jean Cook
1921 -1962
(Earth under stone is sinking away.)

Meines
(Double Marker.)
Hilda    Thomas
1913 -1983     1911 -1997

Wride
(Large Family Marker.)

Miller
(Double Marker.)
Julius Castello
Feb. 4, 1874 -Jan. 4, 1944
George W.      Frances B.
Jaquelyn        Nora J.

Wride
(Family Stone.)

Anderson Wride
Co. F. 3 Mich. Inf.

Wride
(Double Marker.)
Mildred A.           Louis J.
1899 -1990          1893 -1973

Father
Earl C. Wride
1888 -1972
(Needs cleaning.)

Mother
Lenna M. Wride
1890 -1939
(Needs cleaning.)

Leinsetter
(on Top.)
Mother
Father
(That's all that is there.)

Georgia A. Owens
1876 -1948
The Lord is My Shepherd
(Badly covered in moss.)

Alice K. (Wride.)
1885 -1918
 

Irvin (Wride.)
1880 -1960
(Flag.)

Anthonia N. (Wride.)
1881 -1945
(Flag.)
(The three above stones are behind the Wride Family Marker.)

M
(Square with M inside.)

Glenn B. Wride
1894 -1914
(Flag.)
 

ROW 13

Rex J. Werdon
July 9, 1934 -Dec. 14, 1996

Zomerhuis
(Double Marker.)
Bernice C.      Frederick
1905 -1963     1900 -1987
(Flag.)

Anna Henken
1873 Mother (Blank.)

Karel Henken
1871 Father 1955
(Flag.)

VanLier
(Double Marker.)
Tanetta           Martin
1862 -1935     1858 -1941

Martin VanLier, Jr.
1900 -1987

Peter VanLier
1903 -1940

Husband
Gerald J. Boomgaard
1907 -1943

Wife
Gertrude Boomgaard
1906 -1945

Father
John P. (Buys.)
1858 -1948
(Buys Family Marker one row over.)

Mother
Mary (Buys.)
1859 -1924
(Buys Family Marker one row over.)

Father
Harry Westra
1887 -1949

Mother
Mattie Westra
1887 -1964

Willis A. (Foster.)
Aug. 13, Oct 10,
1880
(Foster family marker one row over.)

Eliza M. (Foster.)
1854 -1946
(Foster family marker one row over.)

Marshall H. (Foster.)
1852 -1916
(Flag, foster family marker one row over.)

Lulu Rozema
1868 -1903

Wm. Rozema
1865 -1923

Martha Rozema
1862 -1941

Baby Margarett (Rozema.)
1895 -1896
(Sits on left hand side of Martha.)

Willie (Martin.)
1874 -1880
(Martin Family Marker one row over.)

Mother
Adaline R. (Martin.)
1838 -1910

Father
James H. (Martin.)
1836 -1930
(Star insigna with GAR POST US, flag.)

C. K. Gibson
Co. B. 21 Mich, Inf.
(Star insigna with GAR POST US, flag.)

Mother
(on Top.)
Phoebe B. Wheeler
Wife of Archibald K Gibson
Born June 30, 1813   Died Nov. 16, 1896
(On back.) At Rest

Archibald K. Gibson
PRIN. MUS. CO. B
1 MICH. ENGRS. & MECH.
(Circle insigna with US WAR VET, flag.)
(There is another marker behind this one, laying flat on the ground. I moved some of the dirt off
and there was Archib, then it is cracked in half.)

Frank E. Tappen
1891 -1972

ROW 13

Albert M. Walter
Son of John & Abba L
Died June 14, 1868
Aged 16 Yrs. 7 Mos. 20 Days
(This stone is broken in half and laying on the ground. Can't read half of it, if not for D.A.R. records
I would not have know what the last name, mothers name, nor years and days where.)

AKG
(Footstone.)

Rozema
(Double Marker.)
Harold A.             Minnie G.
1892 -1961           1984 -1985
(Flag.)

Harvey P. Pettit
1893 -1966

Marcia F. Pettit
1892 -1993

Marcia Doris Pettit
1921 -1982

Marshall H. Pettit
1916 -1981

Limbert
(Huge boulder with name engraved in it.)

Foster
(Large white iron Tower.)
John Foster
Born England December 25, 1822
Died Ada, Mich,
October 28, 1901
Aged 78 Years, 10 Mo's, 3 Days
(This is on the front.)
(side says.)
Elizabeth Heaton
Married to
John Foster,
July 27, 1851,
Died May 3, 1891,
Aged 57 Y'rs 1 mo., 2 D'ys
(On bottom under this, says.)
Gone from Our Home
But Not From Our Hearts
(One either side of this tower there are small markers that say.)
Mother
(on Right side.)
Father
(On left side.)
How desolate our Home,
Bereft of Thee
(On side where Father marker is.)
(Wonderful Marker!.)
 

Maria Heaton
wife of Abram
Died June 26, 1876
aged 77 Yrs 7 Mos.
( I would not have know what this marker said, all I could see is where the writing had been and
Mar.... This stone is broken, section missing.)

Abram Heaton
Died May 12, 1874
Aged
79 yrs 6 mos
(Stone is hard to read but can make out almost everything but 79 yrs.  This stone is under a tree
with Maria Heaton's broken stone next to it. D.A.R. record provided the Yrs.)

M.E.E
(Tiny white stone next to Buys Family Marker. Has a base to it and flowers.)

Anna VanLier
1889 -1981

Henry VanSweden
Nov. 2, 1912 -Jan. 18, 1987

Dorothy VanSweden
Feb. 6, 1915 -Apr. 14, 2000

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Joseph C. McCumber
1872 -1947

John DeOude
1883 -1946

John Vandermark SR.
1880 -1954
(flag.)

Cornelia Vandermark
1883 -1958

Mother
Catherine Sprite
1856 -1936

Father
Adrain Sprite
1857 -1936
(flag.)

Abraham Sprite
1887 -1960

Husband
Richard T. Cline
1898 -1960

Mother
Katheryn L. Cline
1902 -1991

(Oldest section of Cemetery.)

M. H.
(Footstone belonging to Maria Heaton.)

A. H.
(Footstone belinging to Abram Heaton.)

Melinda (Randall.)
(on Top of stone.)
(Very hard to read, very old. Randall Family Stone one row over.)

Mother (Randall.)
(on Top of stone, hard to read... Randall Family Marker one row over.)
Father
(On top of stone. Randall Family Marker one row over.)

Keturah
(On top of stone, very hard to see. Randall Family Stone to the left.)

Randall
(Large family stone with following information on it.)
Abram Randall
born July 31, 1800
at Colchester, Conn. Settled in
Grand Rapids 1836
Died May 27, 1878
Blessed are those that believeth in the Lord (Very hard to read.)
(left side.)
Laura M.
Wife of
Abram Randall
Died July 12, 1878
aged 65 years
(Back.)(flag.)
Keturah Randall
(Can't see half letters.)
Died
Apr. 18, 1877
AGED
71 Yrs 8 Mos. 10 Ds
(The last part is hard to read D.A.R. records helped me fill it in.)
(Right side of stone.)
Melinda M.
Daughter of
Abram & Laura M Randall
Died
May 8, 1851
Aged 15Yr 1o Dys
(D.A.R. records provided Name, could not read.)

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Mother
(On top of stone.)
Marinda A Lamphere
Tyler
Oct. 8, 1826
Apr. 7, 1906
(Stone is worn badly.)

Calvin Lamphere
Died
Dec. 8 1873
Aged
55Y's 11M's 19D's
(Can only see the top of the numbers, stone is broken in half, just sitting on ground.)

Husband
Charlie Maxfield
1854 -1931

Wife
Fannie Maxfield
1864 -1941

H. Howell
(On top of stone.)
(Large Family tower stone one row over.)

(Flag sits next to a base, no marker.)

(Broken marker.... Found footstone two rows up, laying in front of Bisbing Marker, A.P.R.)

Wife of
Henry Heaton
DIED
Aug. 30, 1858
AGED
24Y 11M 2 D
(The top has broken off this stone and it is sinking so could not read name.)

Henry Heaton
Died
Aug. 9, 1866
Aged 35Y's 7M's
11Days
(A lot of writing on bottom but can no longer read.)

Jesse
(on Top of marker.)
Heaton
(Nothing else can be read on this stone.)

Arthur
(on Top of stone.)
Heaton
(Nothing else can be read, to worn.)

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Father
(On Top of stone.)
Charles
(Can't read numbers.)

Howell
(Large Tower Stone.)
(Front.)
Hezekiah Howell
Deid Apr. 8, 1872
Aged
62Yrs. 2Mos. 4Ds
Margaret
Wife of Hezekiah Howell
Died Dec. 23, 1888
AGED 78YRS
(Sitting at this part on stone on ground, A stone that says C.H & another that says M.H.)
(Left side.)
Catharine
Infant Daughter of
Eugene & Emma Howell
(Back.)
John V.N.
Son of
H & M Howell
Died Bethany N.Y. Feb. 1838
Aged 1 Year 27 Days

C.L.
(Footstone.)

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Cora M.
Daughter of
Nelle Lamphere
1884-1893
(D.A.R. records gave childs name on top, was too worn to see.)

Mary E. Edwards
only daughter of H.C & E.J
Aug 2, 1873
Aged 1Yr & 2M's
(This stone was really hard to read, D.A.R. Records filled in some details.)

Elliott
Richmond
Died
May 8, 1839
aged
49 Y's 10 M's 14 D's
Eliza J.
His Wife
Died
Apr. 12, 1899
aged
67 Y's 26 D's
(On bottom of marker.)
(Stone is really worn.)
RICHMOND

Howell
(Double Marker.)
Eugene               Emma
1851 -1926            1851 -1928

Wm. Bisbing
Died
Apr.1, 1861
57 Y's 4 Mo.
(Very thin, very tall stone. There is a lot of writing under it but can only make out these words:
? No more, I heard your (gravel?.) ??? Your gospel????? My feet hath reached the heavenly shore.
I know no imperfections more. Really really hard to read but I tried. Footmarker is in next row.)

Josiah B. Ferris
13 BTY 1 M'CH.  L.A.
(Star insigna with GAR POST US, flag.)

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Benjamin (Buell.)
1798-1860
(Buell Family Marker one row over.)

Susan (Buell.)
1806 -1871
(Buell Family Marker one row over.)

James O.
Buel
Son of
Susan & Benj.
Died
Feb. 1, 1851
Aged
22 Years
(Only thing readable on this stone is James O. The stone laying flat on ground. D.A.R. records
filled in the remainder of the information.)

Austin
Son of
Benj. & Susan
Buel
Died
Nov. 10, 1852
Aged
8 Yrs.  1 Mo.

Alfred (Buell.)
1842 -1911
(Family Marker next Row over.)
 

Maranda (Buell.)
1846 -1890

AT REST
Mary A. K.
Wife of
Edward Pettis
Apr. 17, 1841
July 10, 1912
(Footstone with A.B. is laying on top of this marker.)

Sarah (King.)
(Small marker on left side of King family Marker.)

Thomas (King.)
(Small marker to the right of King Family Maker.)

(Family Marker reads as follows:.)
Joseph
King,
Died at
Port Stanley
ONT.
Sept. 2, 1845
aged
43 YRS
(KING written on bottom .)

(Left side.)
Sarah
King
Died
Aug. 8, 1885
aged
86 YRS
Our Mother
(written on bottom.)

(Right Side.)
Thomas
King
Died
Mar. 4, 1872
aged
42 YRS
Our Brother
(Written on bottom.)
(This is another of those Amazing stones. Stands the test of time. There was a small emblem
that read American White Brass Co. Chicago ILL. On the bottom.)

 

Johnathan Huntley
Jan. 25, 1809
June 20, 1853
(Blessed are the dead ? ? Die in the Lord ? ? ? ? ? ? ?. These are the only words I could make out
This stone is cracked 20 inches from bottom base to headston on right front, same on right back.)

Elisha S. (Huntley.)
1833 -1868
(Star insigna US GAR POST, flag.)
(Huntley Family Marker one row over.)

Sarah M. (Huntley.)
1834 -1915
(Huntley Family Marker one row over.)

David Huntley
Died
Sep. 18, 1865
aged
50y's 7 mos.
(Really hard to read. Star insigna GAR POST US. Flag.)
 

Frances J.
Wife
David Huntley (Cracked through name.)
died
June 17, 1879
aged
59Yrs 25Dys
But in a ? ? ?naton
upon thy ? ? Want
?????????????
she takes ? ? ?
(Stone laying flat on ground, cracked down middle, words are really worn.)

Eulalia May
Dau. Of
David & Frances
Huntley
died
Sep 2, 1856
aged
4yr 10 mos.
?Suffer little children and forbid them not to come ?
(Rest is buried.)

Lamphere
(A base of some kind, in a pile of foot and head stones.)

E.R. (footstone, in pile.)

Ida May
Infant daughter of
Lester & Marion
Lamphere
Of such is the kin
dom of heaven
(Written just like it is here. In a pile of stones off to the back.)

Lamphere
Sylva
Died
Oct. 23, 1882
Aged
87Yr
(This stone is now in two pieces, Really hard to read but got enough to compare to D.A.R.
records to see who it was. Afraid in 5 years nothing will be left. Is lay on ground next to
Elias C. Lamphere.)

Elias C. Lamphere
Born in R.I.
June 21, 1791
Died
July 16, 1861
Aged 73 Yrs.
(Stone is really hard to read but got everything off but where was born. Still standing, is under
a small tree that you have to duck under to read.)

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E.C.L.
(Behind Elias C Lamphere. Looks like the distance between head and foot stone to be 7Ft Tall.)

Huntley
(Family Marker.)

Mary A. (Buell.)
1831 -1915
(Buell Family Marker one row over.)

Rev. William (Buell.)
1827 -1909
(Buell Family Marker one row over.)

? ? R
(footstone.)

Ernest W. Rykert
1885 -1935

Hannah May (Wride.)
1858 -1917
(Wride Family Marker one row over.)

Malinda B (Wride.)
1831 -1097
(Wride Family Marker one row over.)

Robert Wride
1822 -1859

Polly
Wife of ??
Died March 6, 1851
Aged 64Yrs. & 8 Mos.
(This is all I can read on this stone, looks like top has fallen off.)

Martin
Willie
Son of
J.H & A R.
Died
Nov. 29, 1880
Aged
6Yrs. 10 Mos.
(The only thing that you read on this stone as of July 2001 is Willie. Stone is broke and laying
against another marker. Stone is the same as Polly's, same type. D.A.R. records helped recognize.)

(2 footstone with W.B. or R. next to Polly's Stone.)

Powell
(Family Marker with following written on it.)
(Front, weather worn flat.)
(left side.)
Edward
1820 -1870
Hannah
1822 -1901
(Back, weather worn flat.)
(Right side.)
Emily A.
Eloda E
Alson A.
Thomas H.
(Weather worn white. No dates given.)

UnKnown
(Sits in back away from other stones, too worn to read.)

Father
Ezra Clancy
1938

Green
(Family Marker.)

Harvey W. Green
1827 -1902

Wm. Green
1802 -1890
(fading.)

Eliza Green
1800 -1871
(Fading.)

Clancy
E. Clancy   J. Clancy
M. Howell
(Large marker, this is all that is written on it.)

Joseph B Wise
Died
Dec. 21, 1852
Aged 47 Yrs
(Lays flat on ground.)

J.W.
(footstone.)

Ross F. La Pard
1883 -1956

Edwin Sturdivant
1858 -1862

Leonard Sturdivant
1855 -1862

Mary Cooley
1833 -1916

Mary Cooley
Mother of
Leonard & Edwin
Sturdivant
(Large Marker.)

The names following where not found by me, the marker is no longer there. The following comes from a D.A.R. record taken sometime around 1929 - although some of the stones I found are not in the D.A.R. report. I do not know the reason for this. Thanks, Lisa

Frankie
(No Dates, on Leinsetter lot)

Perter R. Bainbridge
Son of Wm R. & Ellen
Died Dec. 9, 1852
Aged 1 Yr 1 Mo

Charlotte Hills
Wife of Perry
1814 -1898

Edmund Hills
Son of
Loan & Lucy E.
Died Mar.13, 1861
Aged
1 Year 4 Months

Perry Hills
1815 -1898

Anvernia Huntley
Daughter of
David and Frances
Died Oct 2, 1849
Aged 3 years 11 months

Charles Limbert
No Dates

W. Prescott
1836 -1910

Blanche L. Van Koevening
1901 -1923



Total names:
Transcriber: Lisa Gray Goodell
 
URL: http://kent.migenweb.net/cemeteries/grandrapids/martin/martin2001.html
 
Created: 4 August 2001