Thursday, June 18, 2015

Smithville Christian Church Cemetery

Today's Walk Through the Tombstones is at Smithville Christian Church Cemetery in Smithville, Indiana.  It is located on Fairfax Road across from Smithville Christian Church.

We visited this cemetery on January 4, 2015.  It was cold and spitting little flakes of snow that day, but the cemetery still looked lovely.  There is a nice stone wall that surrounds it on at least two sides.


Here we have the grave of Melinda (Malinda) Etter.

Born: 1812, Wythe County, Virginia
Died: January 20, 1899, Indiana

She was the daughter of John and Christina Steffey Etter.

I can not, as of yet, find any information about her family.  


Now we arrive at the grave of Elizabeth E. "Eliza" Carter Knight.

Born: January 9, 1825
Died: April 20, 1900

She was married to James H. Knight (1818-1889).  His name is carved into the opposite side of the marker.

I haven't found out anything else about her family.


Here we have the grave of an infant.  It is marked as being Infant Daughter Keith.

Born: May 1, 1877
Died: May 1, 1877

She shares a grave marker with her brother, John Levi Keith.

Born: April 1878
Died: December 1888

They are the children of Henry Loyd Keith (1855-1942) and Margaret Ellen Myers Keith (1855-1921).  They are both buried in Horner Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.

John Levi and the infant girl had three other siblings:
Maude Elizabeth Keith Sparks (1881-1967) - buried in Viney Creek Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.
Charles E. Keith (1885-1967) - buried in Horner Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.
Wilford Allen Keith (1894-1928) - buried in Horner Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri.

I can't help but wonder why the two youngest children are buried together so far away from their family.


These are the final two graves on our stop today.  I am not sure who they belong to as they are both very worn and lichen covered.  One day we will get back to the cemetery and hopefully find out what names are on these stones.


If you have any information on any of these graves, or have a specific request, please feel free to email me or leave a comment.

I hope that you have enjoyed your walk through through Smithville Christian Church Cemetery.

Please visit their listing at Find-A-Grave.  


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