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Cemetery Name:

Parkins (Family)

Parkins Family Cemetery, Putnam County, West Virginia  Parkins Family Cemetery, Putnam County, West Virginia

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County: Putnam
USGS Quad: Bancroft
Coordinates: 38.5745N  81.7952W
Maintained by: unknown
Land owner: unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: June 2008
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent (June 2008)
Accessibility: The cemetery is located a short distance down Manila Creek Road off Rt. 34 in Paradise. Easily accessible, the cemetery being located right by the paved road, though there is a small, steep bank to climb across a ditch to get up to the cemetery gate. No off-road parking available - only in neighboring driveways or on the narrow shoulder.

** 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:

Harrison Virginia I. Parkins 5 May 1893 20 July 1983 "Miss Virgie"
[Dau. of Eli and Edith Parkins, wife of Wm. Edgar Harrison]
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Parkins Clay December 1896 21 July 1897 [Son of N.M. and M.E. Parkins - Aged 8 Ms] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Parkins Eli 17 February 1856 6 January 1895 [Rest of inscription illegible] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Parkins Edith Elnora 17 January 1864 15 August 1960   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Parkins Horton P. 5 April 1885 8 December 1964   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Parkins Lawrence Estill 16 March 1927 11 May 2008 [Son of Horton and Lydia Parkins - form his obituary in the Charleston Daily Mail May 13, 2008]
[Husband and wife - shared stone]
"Mama tried"
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Click here to view a photo of the tombstone
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Parkins Helen Loretta 9 November 1931 26 August 2001
Parkins Mary Ellen 19 April 1811 8 December 1898 "Wife of Nathan M. Parkins"
"Aged 87Y. 7M. 19D."
[Rest of inscription illegible]
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Parkins Ruth E. 6 February 1929 1 June 1959   Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Saviers Andrew Lawrence   24 January 1978 "Grandson" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Saviers Hope Raynee Parkins 6 August 1955 8 October 1978 [Dau. of Lawrence and Helen Parkins] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Shank Joseph B. 25 February 1906 18 June 1988 [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone
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Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Source: Putnam County Cemetery Inscriptions - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Shank Edith L. 29 January 1914 7 March 1981
Shank Larry Burl 26 June 1941 13 December 1970 "WEST VIRGINIA PVT U.S. ARMY VIETNAM" Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Weber Joseph L. 15 August 1934   [Husband and wife - shared stone] Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery
Weber Glenna E. 18 December 1942  
Wright Ruth Evelyn 7 February 1921 3 June 1952 [Aged 31Y. 3M. 27D.]   Source: Putnam County Cemetery Inscriptions - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
Unidentified Graves:
    Funeral Home marker - illegible   Source: Putnam County Cemetery Inscriptions - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
    Funeral Home marker - illegible   Source: Putnam County Cemetery Inscriptions - Upper Vandalia Historical Society
   

Grave marked with fieldstone near Ruth Parkins' grave

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Grave with no marker - next to Helen and Lawrence Parkins' graves

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Grave with marker - no inscriptions - near Ruth Parkins' grave

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Grave with marker - no inscriptions - near Ruth Parkins' grave

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Stones stacked alongside Mary Ellen Parkins' grave - look to be marking a grave, but uncertain.

Click here to view a photo of the tombstone Source: WVCPA reading of the cemetery

 

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.

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