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Cemetery Name:

Warner-Thornton


Warner-Thornton Cemetery, Putnam Co., WV  Warner-Thornton Cemetery, Putnam Co., WV  

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County: Putnam
USGS Quad: Elmwood
Coordinates: 38.6487N  81.8087W
Maintained by: Unknown
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: June 2004
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent (June 2004)
Accessibility: This cemetery is located on the ridge above the north side of Eighteen Mile Creek in Union District, roughly one mile off Jim Ridge Road (see topo map for detail).  Easily accessible, it sits on a low knoll in a meadow a short distance off the road.  Plenty of space to park off the road, and only a gentle slope to walk up to the cemetery. 
** 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:
Absten Thomas F. 2 July 1942 5 November 1945 "In Loveing Memory" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Casto James William 21 May 1921 24 March 1954 "WEST VIRGINIA PFC 119 INFANTRY REGT WORLD WAR II" "BSM" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Fisher Ralph Bud 1925 2001   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Mason James W. 25 April 1917 5 December 1947 "WEST VIRGINIA PFC ARTY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Mason Violet B. 1922 1971   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Mason Yuvona Gay 1945 1945   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Miller Macil M. Absten 2 December 1933 3 April 1995 "In Loving Memory" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Riffle Adam 1859 1936 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Riffle Elizabeth 1867 1942
Riffle Clarence W. 25 February 1918 18 April 1973 "WEST VIRGINIA CPL US ARMY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Riffle Henry V. 1896? 19??   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Riffle John F. 1891 1936 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Love You"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Riffle Esta A. 1898 1971
Riffle Lawrence S. 4 November 1915 24 April 1980 "SGT US ARMY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Riffle William Steven 2 February 1957 21 November 1988   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Runion William A. 15 January 1922 13 November 1981 "PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR II" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Thornton Allen R. 1903   [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Thornton Goldie Mary 1913 1980
Thornton Angela     "Daughter"
"...of C.Edward - Agatha"
"Sister"
[Shared stone]
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Thornton Dorothy    
Thornton Elijah O. 1870 1935 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Till we shall meet and never part"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Thornton Vernie K. 1877 1960
Thornton Elmer 1894 1977 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Thornton Mina M. 1902 1976
Thornton George W. 1910 1981 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Thornton Mary M. 1908 1976
Thornton Gilbert A.   9 March 2008 [64 years of age - from his obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail Mar. 10, 2008]   Source: WVCPA research
Thornton Herbert L. 13 September 1939 5 November 1939   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Thornton Levi F. 7 March 1896 6 October 1984 [Husband and wife - shared stone]
"In my Father's house are many mansions"
Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Thornton Essie M. 13 July 1896 6 May 1990
Thornton Martha Maxine 17 April 1932 26 January 1935   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Thornton Paul Earnest 25 June 1934 29 January 1935   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Thornton Rosalee 23 August 1960 23 August 1960 "Inf dau of Lawrence & Gladys Thornton" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Thornton Thomas Eugene 1954 15 March 2003 [Aged 49 years - Son of Lloyd Thornton - from his obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail March 18, 2003] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Thornton Violet Virginia 8 May 1922 17 July 1933   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Warner Allen     "CO. K 13th W.VA. INF." Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Warner John ______ ______ [Shared stone - mostly illegible in photo]
"Children of A.B. and S.A. Warner"
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Warner Vienna V. ______ ______
Warner George _____ _____
Withrow Johnathen Edward 11 May 1988 12 December 1988 "Gone but not forgotten" Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Unidentifiable Stones:
Higginbotham _____ry P.     "___ of W. & M.M. Higginbotham" ? Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
Beller ? [Illegible] _____ 19__ __ December 1925   Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
[Image 33]       [Several graves marked with metal funeral home markers that are no longer legible] Click for photo of tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery June 2004
...and several other old graves that are either unmarked, marked with fieldstones, or marked with worn-away metal funeral home markers. 
Reportedly Buried Here - No Stones Found In June 2004:
Warner Sarah Ann Thornton

1837

  [Wife of Allen Warner, dau of Robert & Mary Thornton]

 

Source: Information from Warner family researchers

 

Comments: 
 Warner-Thornton Cemetery, Putnam Co., WV

Dates in Red are not inscribed on the tombstone and have either been calculated based on death date or are as a result of research on the individual.

This is often referred to among Warner family researchers as the "Warner family cemetery" - no earlier reading of this cemetery has been found to date by WVCPA research.  If anyone has historical information regarding this cemetery and those buried here, it is of personal interest to Joel & Donna Duprey, as Joel is 4th great-grand nephew of Susanna Hill Warner and her husband Boudridge Warner, patriarch of the Warners buried here. Please contact us by email at with whatever you can tell us of this cemetery and its residents.

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