Prospect Cemetery

Prospect Cemetery is located two miles west and a half mile north of Chester, in Chester Township, Section 22. Land for Prospect Church of the Methodist denomination was given to the community by George W. Staley. It was part of his tree claim and homestead.

The cemetery was added Jan. 18, 1884 at the time of the death of Josephine Richardson, wife of Sylvanas Richardson, George's sister-in-law. The church has been relocated in Chester.

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Name Born Died Age Gender Other
Adams, Caroline Female
Adams, James 20 Jun 1818 26 Nov 1886 68 Male
Aldredge ? Aldrich, Milo Male Infant
Aldredge ? Aldrich, Ruth 21 Sep 1829 1905 76 Female m. William
Aldredge ? Aldrich, William S. 02 Feb 1825 25 Dec 1889 64 Male
Alverson, Baby 1905
Alverson, Bert 1877 19 Jan 1968 91 Male m. Myrtle (Brown) 1898; m. Iowa (Landers)
Alverson, Jim T. 22 April 1965 23 Feb. 1993 27 Male Son of Charles & Rosie (Schuldt) Alverson; m. Annette (Spielman) 6 Oct. 1985
Alverson, Myrtle (Brown) 1875 10 Apr 1929 54 Female m. Bert 1898
Alverson, William 24 Oct 1874 01 May 1948 73 Male m. Nettie (Richardson)
Bagley, Marvin Edwin 10 Nov. 1928 22 July 2014 85 Male Veteran Army Korean War; Son of Paul & Alfaretta (Aumburn) Bagley; m. Ruth Helen (Straw) 22 Aug. 1953
Ballard, Martha 14 Apr 1881 Female
Ballard, N.E. 16 Apr 1884
Barron, Maggie 11 Oct 1845 29 Oct 1888 43 Female
Baumberger, Infant 24 May 1909 0
Bergstresser, Esther 1857 06 Apr 1904 47 Female Daughter of F.L. & C.
Bergstresser, Grace 23 May 1889 08 Sep 1889 0 Female Daughter of F.L. & C.
Bergstresser, Hannah 16 May 1829 27 Feb 1884 54 Female m. Jacob
Bergstresser, Henry Male
Bergstresser, Jacob 16 Jan 1817 08 Sep 1895 78 Male m. Hannah
Bergstresser, LeRoy Male
Bergstresser, Merle Male
Bergstresser, Opal 13 Jan 1904 26 Jun 1904 0 Female Daughter of F.L. & C.
Bergstresser, Ruth 1928 Female
Blow, Helen L. (Jones) 12 Dec 1931 Female
Boyd, Leslie 1904 03 May 1982 78
Boyd, Merna (Brown) 1903 05 Apr 1980 77 Female
Brown, Abbie C. (Page) 22 Aug. 1885 20 Oct 1982 97 Female Dau. Of Joseph & Rebecca (Richardson) Page; m. Almer Brown 27 Nov. 1902
Brown, Almer Hall 13 Jun 1887 15 Apr 1958 70 Male Son of Joseph N. & Javelia Brown; m. Abbie (Page) 27 Nov. 1902
Brown, Anna O. (Parks) 25 Dec 1897 30 May 1995 97 Female Dau. of Wadstel & Mary (Swind) Parks; m. Elvin Brown 29 April 1916
Brown, Carol L. (Jensen) 25 Dec. 1949 11 Sept. 2004 54 Female Dau. of Glenn & Rose (West) Jensen; m. Charles Brown 5 Sept. 1970
Brown, Dexter 1820 1897 77 Male
Brown, Elvin H. 12 Oct. 1890 12 Oct 1948 58 Male Son of Joseph N. & Nellie S. (Hall) Brown; m. Anna Parks 29 April 1916
Brown, Elvin Jr. 07 March 1924 03 Jan. 2013 88 Male Veteran WW II Army; Son of Elvin Sr. & Anna (Parks) Brown; m. Donna (Cassutt) 14 April 1948
Brown, Eston W. 09 Sep 1872 22 Nov 1955 83 Male m. Martha Esther (Schroeder) 22 Feb. 1899
Brown, Ethel Arvilla (Goodroad) 13 Apr 1884 12 May 1955 71 Female m. Oscar 7 Mar. 1907
Brown, Gertrude Adaline (Baldwin) 19 Sep 1907 27 Apr 1953 45 Female m. Roy Brown 13 Oct. 1928
Brown, Harold 27 Jul 1913 19 Nov 1914 1 Male Son of A.H. & Abbie (Page) Brown
Brown, Howard Dayton 1912 07 Mar 1952 40 Male m. Anna (Johnson)
Brown, Infant 0 Male Son of Walter
Brown, Jay J. 15 Nov 1916 07 Dec 1919 3 Male Son of 0 & E
Brown, Joseph 26 May 1844 29 Jun 1912 68 Male
Brown, Martha Esther (Schroeder) 31 Dec 1870 29 Jun 1951 80 Female m. Eston W. Brown 22 Feb. 1899
Brown, Maurine J. 1929 1929 0 Female Daughter of Walter & Sara
Brown, Oscar H. 1884 20 Nov 1943 59 Male
Brown, Roy E. 20 Feb. 1904 09 Aug 1966 62 Male Son of Almer & Abbie (Page) Brown; m. Gertrude Alaline (Baldwin) 13 Oct. 1928
Brown, Ruth Arlowene 26 June 1928 09 Nov. 2004 78 Female Dau. of Ben & Vinnie (Heyer) Klassy ; m. Vern Brown 25 Sept. 1944
Brown, Sara Angeline (Bingaman) 1907 22 Jun 1976 69 Female m. Walter Eston 1928
Brown, Sarah 1826 1895 69 Female m. Dexter
Brown, Sevelia 12 Jan 1972
Brown, Velia S. 09 Jun 1848 10 Jun 1912 64
Brown, Vern V. 31 Jul 1922 18 Dec 2010 88 Male son of Alvin & Anna (Parks) Brown; m. Ruth (Klassy) 15 Sept. 1944
Brown, Walter Eston 1900 17 Sep 1980 80 Male m. Sara A. (Bingaman) 1928
Burke, Mrs. Female Removed from 01d Madison and buried with Grace Vine, 1879
Corbin, Infant 0
Croisant, Anna (Brown) 1915 04 Apr 1979 64 Female m. Howard
Curtis, Mr. Male
Daniel, William Owen Jr. 26 Aug. 1927 24 April 2004 76 Male Son of William & Agnes (Felt) Daniel, m. Chrysella (Uthe) 30 June 1951
Davis, Josephine 1884 08 Oct 1965 81 Female m. Vernon
Davis, Vernon V. 1880 05 Dec 1961 81 Male
Delbridge, George 29 Nov 1893 Male Infant
Delbridge, Infant 12 Jan 1883 0
Delbridge, Maude 01 Dec 1880 29 Mar 1898 17
Delbridge, Ray 12 Feb 1897 22 Sep 1898 1
DeWolf, H. M.
Dilly, Charles A. 1886 04 Jan 1965 79 Male m. Della G. (Randall) 8 June 1905
Dilly, Della Georgeana (Randall) 19 Jun 1885 19 Mar 1959 73 Female m. Charles A. Dilly 8 June 1905
Dilly, George 1874 1881 7 Male Son of Henry
Dilly, Gretchen 30 Aug. 1905 01 Sep 1905 0 Female Dau. Of Charles & Della (Randall) Dilly
Dilly, Hannah 1878 1878 0 Female Daughter of Henry
Dilly, Henry 27 Aug 1842 07 Feb 1886 43 Male
Dilly, Lucille 1905 Female Daughter of Charles A.
Dilly, Rebekah 04 Jun 1852 12 Oct 1935 83 Female m. Henry
Dilly, Wayne Delmyr 29 Dec. 1921 01 Nov. 2014 92 Male Son of Charles A. & Della Georginia (Randall) Dilly
Ellis, Lloyd R. 06 Oct 1912 05 Aug 1913 0 Male Son of Ellis and Ora
Feyder, Ernest A. 05 Apr 1911 13 Jun 1987 76 Male m. Edna (Stanley)
Fitzer, Joseph Male
Getty, Arthur 01 Jul 1868 29 Jun 1908 39 Male
Getty, Arthur Enoch 30 Nov 1930 25 Sep 1933 2 Male
Getty, Elmer C. 26 Nov 1902 07 Dec 1987 85 Male Son of Andrew & Helen (Jones) Getty; m. Helen (Straw) 13 Dec. 1926; m. Marie (Riddle) 19 Jan. 1970
Getty, Infant 27 Sep 1933 0 Male Son of Elmer & Helen (Jones) Getty
Getty, John 1904 1925 21 Male
Getty, Marie (Riddle) 6 June 1902 02 Dec 1977 75 Female m. Elmer Getty 19 Jan. 1970
Guilford, Infant 13 Dec 1899 22 Feb 1900 0 Male Son of S. R.
Hackett, Clarence A. 28 Nov. 1902 09 Nov 1973 71 Male Son of Henry & Jennie Sarah (Flint) Hackett; m. Velma (Dilly) 17 Oct. 1936
Hackett, Velma A. 30 June 1911 23 Nov. 2006 95 Female Dau. Of Charles Albert & Della Georgiana (Randall) Dilly; m. Clarence Hackett 17 Oct. 1936
Hall, Arfin C. 1889 1961 72
Hall, Christine 1891 19 Mar 1959 68 Female m. Arfin
Hall, Clifford S. 1878 1915 37 Male
Hall, Elsa W. 1870 1921 51
Hall, Frank B. 1845 1898 53 Male
Hall, Margaret A. 1845 1943 98 Female m. Frank
Hof, Rhonda Rae 14 April 1965 13Nov. 2006 41 Female Dau. of John & Maryetta (Brown) Hof; m. Glen Riedel 25 May 2001
Hoffman, Mary Mollie 22 Dec 1922 22 Dec 1922 0 Female Daughter of 0rpha Spawn Hoffman
Howard, C .H.
Hull, Marie E. (Potas) 19 Feb 1888 22 Feb 1909 21 Female m. Leslie
Johnson, Carmen E. 03 Jan 1904 Female m. Martin C.
Johnson, Martin C. 12 Sep 1912 23 Mar 1982 69 Male
Jones, Charles E. Male
Jones, Charles E. Mrs. 1846 18 May 1903 57 Female
King, Mrs. Female
Lenth, Lillie 24 Feb 1902 06 Jan 1907 4 Female
Lenth, Mary S. 'Marie' 20 Sep 1947 Female
Malthesen, Arthur S. 'Art' 24 Jan 1906 25 Oct. 1990 84 Male Son of Malthe & Christina (Christensen) Malthesen; m. Berna (Alverson) 24 Jan. 1929; m. Ruth Williams 23 Feb. 1985
Malthesen, Berna R. (Alverson) 16 Sept. 1908 12 Mar 1981 72 Female Dau. Of Albert & Myrtle Mabel (Brown) Alverson; m. Bert Malthesen 24 Jan. 1929
Malthesen, Daniel Bert 12 May 1971 19 May 1992 21 Male Son of Ro;and & Anita (Sewalson) Malthesen
Malthesen, Roland B. 24 Sept. 1935 21 May 2004 68 Male Veteran SD Air Natiional Guard; Son of Arthur & Berna (Alverson) Malthesen; m. Anita (Sewalson) 1 June 1955
Martenell, Infant 0
McKisick, Betsy Ann 1850 27 Jun 1887 37 Female
McKisick, Nancy 1878 15 Aug 1881 3 Female Daughter of J. & P.
McKisick, Oscar Male
Miller, Infant 1901 0
Myers, Anna 12 Feb 1874 21 Jan 1913 38 Female
Myers, Bernice 1901 1929 28 Female 1st wife of Claude
Myers, Claude 13 Sep 1896 26 Jan 1980 83 Male
Myers, Fay Delton 11 Mar 1904 27 Mar 1956 52 m. Leah (Waters)
Myers, Ival
Myers, Mary I. (Cheek) 1905 24 May 1981 76 Female 2nd wife of Claude
Myers, Oliver Bert 18 Feb 1871 30 Apr 1942 71 Male
Myers, Ora Leota 07 Jan 1913 26 Sep 1913 0
Myers, Suellan Lee 31 Oct 1951 Female
Nelson, Lila (Spawn) 1918 Female
Opsal, Tom 1934 Male m. Laura (Staley)
Opsell, Charles S. 1884 Male Infant
Opsell, George W. 1899 Male
Opsell, Laura A. 1924 Female
Page, Joseph D. 10 Aug 1872 17 Sep 1936 64 Male m. Vinney (Richardson) 26 Nov. 1893
Page, Vinnie (Richardson) 15 Nov 1874 24 Feb 1961 86 Female m. Joseph 26 Nov. 1893
Pattee, George 1883 08 May 1884 1 Male Son of A. & M
Payne, H.E. 08 Aug 1864 13 Apr 1942 77 Male m. Mary (Gutzler) 30 Oct. 1896
Payne, Herbert Male
Payne, Infant 0
Payne, Mary 01 Mar 1933 Female
Payne, Sam 1890 Male
Potas, Caroline 1858 1950 92 Female
Potas, Henry A. 01 Jun 1897 23 Jun 1943 46 Male Veteran
Potas, John 1849 10 Aug 1933 84 Male
Potas, Louie F. 07 Dec 1979
Putman, Infant 0
Rich, Mable Female
Richardson, A.F. 1850 23 Jan 1933 83
Richardson, Alice 1901 Female
Richardson, Carl E. 1927 23 Dec 1943 16 Male Son of Roy
Richardson, Clarence 1882 1928 46 Male Veteran
Richardson, Clifton 1878 05 May 1952 74 Male
Richardson, Eliz. 30 Nov 1830 09 Apr 1917 86 Female
Richardson, Esther 1896 09 Jul 1967 71 Female m. Roy
Richardson, Ethel 1896 Female
Richardson, Fanny 1882 03 Sep 1935 53 Female m. Clifford
Richardson, Gordon H. 1892 21 Oct 1892 0 Male
Richardson, Jane C. 1855 28 May 1892 37 Female m. A.F.
Richardson, John F. 28 Feb 1856 25 Aug 1910 54 Male
Richardson, Josephine 1856 19 Jan 1881 25 Female m. S.W.
Richardson, Lola B. 22 Dec 1908 01 Feb 1909 0 Female Daughter of Lyle
Richardson, Lyle 1905 04 Jan 1970 65 Male
Richardson, Roy A. 1894 02 Jun 1972 78 Male W.W. I
Richardson, Ruth Marie 1923 25 May 1924 1 Female Daughter of Roy
Richardson, Sarah 1886 Female m. William
Richardson, Sina Ann 26 May 1932 Female
Richardson, Spencer 1918 Male Co. E. Ind. Inf.
Richardson, William 1894 Male Co. B. 11th N.D. Co. GAR
Rook Z. J. (Zeb) 02 Nov 1886 1886 0 Male
Rook, Hiram L. 1918
Rook, Infant 0 Child of W. G.
Roper, Rhoda Female
Rumrill, Infant 0
Rumrill, S. H.
Schut, Marlene Mae (Brown) 22 Jan. 1931 15 March 1994 63 Female Dau. Of Wa;ter & Sally (Bingaman) Brown; m. Merle Schut 7 June 1953
Schut, Merle I. 02 May 1929 04 Feb 1999 69 Male Son of William & Ida (Burgers) Schut; m. Marlene Brown 7 June 1953
Scott, Infant 0 Child of Joseph
Spawn, Alida 30 Sep 1902 Female
Spawn, Bernice L. 06 Sep 1892 07 Mar 1910 17 Female Daughter of Earl
Spawn, Charles 'Earl' 08 Jul 1883 14 May 1957 73 Male m. Josephine (Nattraff) 6 Mar. 1907
Spawn, Elmo S 26 Sep 1892 28 Jun 1917 24 Male Son L & LE, Co. C. 2nd U.S. Eng.
Spawn, Frank 1918 Male
Spawn, Infant 0
Spawn, Josephine (Taylor) 23 Feb 1962 Female m. Earl
Spawn, Lewis 1924 Male Co. F. 18 N.Y. Inf.
Spawn, Lida B. 02 Feb 1852 28 Sep 1902 50 Female
Spawn, Minnie Female
Staley, Albert 25 Aug 1897 31 Dec 1909 12 Male Son of Laura & George
Staley, Charles S. 17 Sep 1884 03 Mar 1917 32 Male Son of Laura & George
Staley, Dora Female Died at birth - Daughter of George & Laura
Staley, Ella H. (Bast) 08 Mar 1879 08 Apr 1947 68 Female m. William F. 26 Dec. 1900
Staley, Emma J. (johnson) 1890 25 Aug 1981 91 Female m. George L.
Staley, George L. 1857 17 Oct 1968 111 Male
Staley, George W. 1857 14 Aug 1899 42 Male m. Laura Ann (Richardson) 1880
Staley, LaDonna Bernice 18 July 1916 25 Nov. 2008 92 Female Dau. of George & Emma (Johnson) Staley
Staley, Laura Ann (Richardson) 1864 14 Apr 1924 60 Female m. George 1880
Staley, William Fremont 29 Nov 1880 23 Feb 1963 82 Male m. Ella Helena (Bast) 26 Dec. 1900
Stanley, Marvin W. 1883 1927 44 Male
Stanley, Mary E. (Staley) 08 Oct 1892 10 Feb 1942 49 Female m. Marvin
Stella, Goldie P. (Brown) 03 Dec. 1907 20 Nov. 2003 95 Female Dau. Of Almer & Abbie (Page) Brown; m. August Stella
Stenseth, Corene B. (Alverson) 09 March 1917 05 May 2001 84 Female Dau. Of Albert & Myrtle Mabel (Brown) Alverson; m. James A. Stenseth 1937
Sterud, Joseph E. 07 Oct 1975 Male
Sterud, Thomas 11 Feb 1933 14 Feb 1933 0 Male
Straw, Ellen Olive (Getty) 10 June 1907 12 Jan. 2004 96 Female Dau. of Arthur & Helen Leone (Jones) Getty; m. Thomas Straw 1 Oct. 1929
Straw, Roger E. 03 Nov 1939 24 Feb 2000 60 Male Veteran Vietnam War Air Force; Son of Thomas & Ellen (Getty) Straw; m. Yoshiko Toyama 11 Sept. 1975
Straw, Thomas E. 26 Dec 1905 08 Aug 1991 85 Male Son of Enoch & Hattie (Mathison) Straw; m. Ellen O. Getty 1 Oct. 1929
Straw, Yoshiko (Toyama) 20 Jul 1935 04 Feb 1995 59 Female Dau. of Shoki & Kama Toyama; m. Roger Straw 11 Sept. 1975
Thomas, Charles Mrs. Female
Uthe, Erma (Alverson) 29 Aug. 1900 30 Aug. 1994 94 Female Dau. Of Albert &Myrtle Mabel (Brown) Alverson; m. Henry Uthe 5 May 1921
Uthe, Henry 20 Mar 1898 21 Jul 1980 82 Male Son of William & Matie (Lentz) Uthe; m. Erma (Alverson) 5 May 1921
Vine, Abraham 0. 07 Sep 1910 10 Jan 2000 89 Male Co. H. 9th Ind. Inf. GAR
Vine, Grace 22 May 1879 Female Infant
Waldren, Infant 0
Wheatley, Opal Ruth (Brown) 24 May 1905 14 Jul 1996 91 Female Dau. of Eston & Martha (Schroeder) Brown; m. Ralph Wheatley 9 May 1936
Wheatley, Ralph 07 Jun 1900 20 May 1985 84 Male Son of Edward & Carrie (Silvis) Wheatley; m. Opal Brown 9 May 1936
Williams, Ava (Davis) 25 Dec 1909 21 Jul 1998 88 Female Dau. of Vernon & Josephine (Richardson) Davis; m. LaVerne Williams 17 Aug. 1933
Williams, La Verne 23 Jun 1904 25 Feb 1970 65 Male Son of Robert & Catherine (Rollins) Williams; m. Ava Davis 17 Aug. 1933
Wright, Mrs. Female