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Cemetery Name:

Earl Sayre


 Earl Sayre Cemetery, Mason Co., WV   Earl Sayre Cemetery, Mason Co., WV

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County: Mason
USGS Quad: Robertsburg
Coordinates: 38.6842N  -81.8876W
Maintained by: unknown
Land owner: unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: April 2004
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent (April 2004)
Accessibility: The cemetery is located on Locust Ridge Rd. in Union District.  Take the Tribble Rd. in from Hwy 62, crossing over Thirteen Mile Creek at Nat (cross on old iron bridge, right by Tribble Rd.).  Follow that well-maintained gravel road under the conveyor and up Locust Ridge.  The gate to the drive will be on your right at the top of the ridge.  The gate is usually locked, and there is barely enough room along the roadside to park one car.  From there is a bit of a walk (level for the most part) on a driveway along the ridge, until the drive opens out to a opening in the trees, revealing an lovely knoll-top meadow where this little cemetery is located. 

** Condition of cemetery as observed on the given date -
may not be representative of care at other times of the year
Scale: Excellent - Good - Fair - Poor - Abandoned

 

Last Name: First Name:

Born:

Died:

Inscription:

Photo:

Source:

Sayre Earl, Sr. 1 October 1890 2 January 1972 "WEST VIRGINIA PVT 315 FIELD ARTILLERY WORLD WAR I" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery April 2004
Golob Gladiola M. Sayre 29 November 1921 28 December 2006 [Shared stone - Mother & daughter - Gladiola's information from her obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail Dec. 30, 2006]

"Daughter"

Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery April 2004
Chisholm Virginia 25 August 1940

12 October 1997

Sayre Minnie Grace 15 June 1896 16 March 1971 "Mother"
[Wife of Earl Sayre, Sr.]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery April 2004
Sullivan Iva Isabell 5 June 1918 15 November 1997 [Dau. of Earl and Minnie Sayre] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery April 2004

 

Comments: We visited this cemetery in mid-April 2004, and were treated to a lovely, shaded walk on that warm Spring day through a stand of tall fir and pine trees, interspersed with wild dogwood and redbud in full bloom.  When we came to the clearing, the meadow was nicely mown, and thousands of low-growing wildflowers like clover and Johnny Jump-ups were all around.  Though a small family cemetery, it was apparent that it is also a much-loved and cared-for haven.  Just so you're aware, if you pay a visit to this cemetery, it is a good 1/3 mile in from the Locust Ridge Rd. and the gate.  We walked it at a comfortable pace, taking in the beautiful scenery, and it took Joel & I a good 20 minutes to get to the cemetery.  Had the gate been open, it would have been a easily passable drive.  I understand from a Sayre family member that owns land adjoining this property, however, that the gate is routinely kept locked to preserve this remote burial place, and only opened when necessary for maintenance.

Each of the thumbnails below show different views along the walk to the cemetery, taken on our April 2004 visit - clicking on them will open a much larger image 
(the larger images will load slowly on a dial-up connection):

From Locust Ridge, Union District, Mason Co., WV From Locust Ridge, Union District, Mason Co., WV From Locust Ridge, Union District, Mason Co., WV From Locust Ridge, Union District, Mason Co., WV From Locust Ridge, Union District, Mason Co., WV

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