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Cemetery Reading

Cemetery Name:

West

 

West Cemetery, Putnam Co., WV

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County: Putnam
USGS Quad: Scott Depot
Coordinates: 38.4670N  81.8650W
Maintained by: unknown
Land owner: unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: 24 March 2004
Condition of cemetery**: Good (March 2004)
Accessibility: Located on Bills Creek, Sec. Rt. 44, on a point across the highway from Eastbrook Elementary School.

** 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:

Stark Mary E.   5 December 1857

"Wife of Fielding Stark"
"Age 74 yrs"

 

Source: Upper Vandalia Historical Society, and West Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Terry Edna B. 6 February 1862 2 August 1878 "Age 16 yrs, 5 mo, 17 dys"   Source: Upper Vandalia Historical Society, and West Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
Terry Mary H.         Source: Upper Vandalia Historical Society, and West Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
West James L. 1 October 1869 27 July 1911 "No pains, no griefs, no anxious tear can reach our loved one sleeping here" Click for photo of tombstone Source: March 2004 reading of the cemetery by West Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister
West Mansell M. 13 May 1866 27 August 1941 "Her memory is blessed" Click for photo of tombstone Source: March 2004 reading of the cemetery by West Cemetery historian, Terry McCallister

 

Comments:

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 by WVCPA or by family researchers who have contributed their findings to be posted on this web page.

Use of the readings of this cemetery graciously granted by Bill Wintz of the Upper Vandalia Historical Society.  The names and dates of the tombstone inscriptions without photos are taken from work done by Paul & Ruth Ellis on October 19, 1986, verified by family research done by Terry McCallister, who is also the contributor of the photos for this page.

Per the 1986 reading of this cemetery, there were also tombstones present for Edna Terry and Mary Stark.  Both were laying on the ground, and Mary's stone was also broken to an unknown degree.  Neither stone was located in Terry's visit to the cemetery on March 23, 2004.  It is possible that 17 years of soil and vegetation have covered the stones completely, but it is also possible that they have been removed from the cemetery.  If they are located, we will post photos of them here along with the West stones.

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