Three weeks ago, I wrote about how to honor our ancestors who do not have a headstone on their grave. This Cemetery is the one that prompted my query. This is an old, abandoned, neglected Cemetery in Missouri. As a matter of fact. the town no longer exists. It has been incorporated into a town a few miles away and all that is left of the original are farms and the Cemetery.
The last burial in this Cemetery was in 1925. There are only 23 graves there and of those, 19 are related to me. I will spend the next few weeks honoring each one of them.
Joseph Henry Page Jr., my first cousin 4x removed, was born in 1843. He is the 5th of 13 children born to Joseph Henry (1813-1898) and Elizabeth (Coats) Page (1819-1906). Joseph was a farmer and a blacksmith by trade. He served in the Civil War in the Confederate Army beginning in 1863 at the age of 21. After the war, he married Elizabeth Jane Petticord (1847-1894) on August 30, 1865, in Lafayette County. They had 6 children, 4 sons, and 2 daughters. He died on January 8, 1910, in Page City at the age of 67.
Elizabeth Jane Petticord, the wife of Joseph Henry Page Jr, was born on July 23, 1847, in Lafayette County, Missouri. She and Joseph got married on August 30, 1865, in Lafayette County. They had 6 children, 4 sons, and 2 daughters. She died in Page City on February 14, 1894, at the age of 47.
James Henry Page, my second cousin 3x removed, was born on June 1, 1868, in Page City, Lafayette County, Missouri. He was the second of 6 children born to Joseph Henry (1843-1910) and Elizabeth Jane (Petticord) Page (1847-1894). James died on April 12, 1870, at the age of 22 months. Only half of his headstone could be found.
Jessie J Page, my first cousin 4x removed, was born on March 20,1849, in Lafayette County, Missouri. He is the 8th of 13 children born to Joseph Henry (1813-1898) and Elizabeth (Coats) Page (1819-1906). Jessie was a very successful farmer. He lived his entire life in Page City. He never got married. He died on February 3, 1909, in Page City at the age of 59.
Mary Elizabeth Page, my first cousin 4x removed, was born on February 3, 1948, in Page City, Lafayette County, Missouri. She was the 5th of 5 children born to Granville R. (1816-1894) and his first wife Mary (Ridge) Page (1818-1850). Mary never married but she was the beloved Aunt of numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was killed when she was hit by a car crossing the road in Higginsville, Lafayette County, Missouri on May 15, 1920, at the age of 72. She is buried in the Page Cemetery.
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