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Cemetery Name:

Sand Hill Cemetery

 

Sand Hill Cemetery, Wirt Co., WV  Sand Hill Cemetery, Wirt Co., WV
Sand Hill Cemetery, Wirt Co., WV  Sand Hill Cemetery, Wirt Co., WV

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County: Wirt
USGS Quad: Elizabeth        Map
Coordinates: 39.04335N  81.43092W
Maintained by: Sharon Ashley
Land owner: Unknown
Date added to WVCPA register: September 2008
Condition of cemetery**: Excellent (October 2007)
Accessibility: This cemetery is located on Courtney Ridge Road off Route 14 from Elizabeth. After you turn onto Courtney Ridge you go around the water tower and about 1.8 miles down on your left. There is no sight there to say it's Sand Hill Cemetery, but you can't miss it.
** 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:
Criss Annabell 4 January 1922 17 December 1927 [Dau. of John & Chessie Leona Criss] Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Source: Family researcher & WVCPA contributor
Criss Arthur Bill 20 August 1915 June 1977 [Son of John & Chessie Leona Criss] Click for photo of tombstone or marker Source: Family researcher & WVCPA contributor
Criss Chessie Leona "Ona" 5 March 1889 12 May 1935 [Wife of John Criss] Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Click for photo of tombstone or marker
 Source: Family researcher & WVCPA contributor
Criss John 31 August 1872 29 January 1940 [Husband of Chessie Leona "Ona" (Nicholson) Criss] Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Source: Family researcher & WVCPA contributor
Criss Monroe 28 June 1917 14 April 1924 [Son of John & Chessie Leona Criss] Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Source: Family researcher & WVCPA contributor
Law Bertha M. Criss 25 June 1924 18 August 1956 [Dau. of John & Chessie Leona Criss] Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Click for photo of tombstone or marker
Source: Family researcher & WVCPA contributor

 

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.

WVCPA thanks contributor Gloria Berry and her husband Ron for sharing the information and photos for this cemetery for posting on this page!

She writes (on Sept. 13, 2008) that...:

"...Annabell Criss didn't have a headstone, so I ordered a marker with her information. John, Chessie Leona "Ona" and Monroe's headstones have been weathered worn and unreadable. I had name markers made for them as well.  John & Chessis Leona "Ona" had another daughter, Edith B. Criss... married name was Enoch. She is buried at Antioch Cemetery in Palestine... John & Ona had another son, Everett Criss (June 25, 1910 - March 17, 1991), and is buried in Cleveland, Ohio. What cemetery I don't know. They also had another daughter, Arizona, My Mom, and she is still with us thank the Lord.  The pictures [on this page] were taken by my husband Ron & I on October 15 & 16, 2007 at Sand Hill when we visited last."

County Court House in Elizabeth, Wirt Co., WV from Courtney Ridge
Wirt Co. Court House from Courtney Ridge (zoom photo)

From Courtney Ridge
Looking towards Elizabeth from the water tower on Courtney Ridge Rd.

 

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