ROBERT MASON HEIRS CEMETERY
aka:  Mason/Hawker Cemetery, Oakdale Cemetery
Oakdale, Harrison County, West Virginia

Read by Vanessa Jane Gooden Shaw, 2009
 

This cemetery is very well maintained and easily accessible. There are four sections to this cemetery: the old original graveyard, the new right side, new left side and new back areas. There are no sunken graves, and even the old, ancient stones are in great condition, although some are unreadable due to weather damage and age. 

The key below will be used as needed for the reading.

FHM=Funeral Home Markers. The name of the Funeral Home will be listed if readable
UNR=Unreadable name, dates
MIL=Military marker or stone
LS=Large stone
OS=Old Stone
FS---Flat Stone
 
 

ORIGINAL CEMETERY, SECTION I
(beginning at front)

                          NAME                                BIRTH            DEATH                  COMMENTS                                 CONDITION

Billy JJ Nes 1932 2007 - -
Wanda R. Jones 11/24/1929 09/01/2000 daughter -
     David C. Jones 09/19/1947 10/02/2001 - LS
E.C. Jones 1936 19??  - UNR
     Amelia no dates - wife LS
A. Roy Jones 1906 1981 - -
     Madge B. Jones 1909 1981 wife -
Leslie B. Robinson 1892 1959 - -
     Cloie L. Robinson 1904 1950 wife LS
CHAR (small letters) - 1917 - OS & UNR
Anderson Robinson 01/17/1836 02/01/1901 - -
     Eliza Jane Robinson 06/27/1844 11/05/1910 wife LS
William C. Rice 1871 1953 - -
    Emma A. Rice 1873 1958 wife LS
Robert Mc C??? 12/23/??30 12/09/??52 - OS; UNR
Zacarias E. Floyd 1862 1927 - -
    Sarah A. Floyd 1864 - wife LS
Alpheus Rice 1840 1915 - -
   Anary Rice 1840 1925 wife -
UNK 06/04/1884 01/16/1900 - OS, UNR
Lida A. Ashcraft 1875 1968 - -
    Earnie O. Ashcraft 1877 1913 wife -
Old Pillar Stone- UNR - - - -
Son of F.H. Davis & M.A. Davis 1879 1902 - -
Mary Anne Davis 1847 1902 wife of F.H. Davis -
Gideon D. Cunningham 03/25/1848 05/03/1890 - LS, OS
J. Madinson Cunningham 1861 1935 - -
     Alvednia Cunningham 1864 1943 wife -
Charles R. Hess 1915 1916 s/o H.C. & M.A.E. Hess -
Child or infant - - near Hess stones OS, UNR
Child or infant - - near Hess stones OS, UNR
2 stones, UNK  - - - OS, UNR
Isaac M. Hess 1851 1942 - -
     Victoria Hess 1858 1934 - OS, LS
John Hawker 07/22/1843 06/26/1879 - -
     Martha Ann Mason Hawker 11/20/1842 03/03/1872 wife LS, OS
Daniel Hawker 02/10/1869 07/04/1869 s/o John & Martha Hawker OS
Robert Hawker 10/1871 10/1871 s/o John & Martha Hawker OS
6 stones; UNK - - small stones OS, UNR
Daniel Mason - 02/14/1895 age 79 years -
    Mary M. Mason - 09/05/1863 age 51 years; has her own stone
next to this one.
OS, LS, Pillar stone
1 stone, UNK - - Next to Daniel & Mary Mason UNR
UNK Mason - 1871 Child stone w/lamb on top -
1 stone, UNK - 1879 - UNR
Sarah A. Mason 04/07/1841 03/26/1894 next to child's stones w/Mason on them OS
Mary Young 1797 1897 - NS
1 stone, UNK - - Military Co, WVa. Inf UNR, OS
Arlie Ray Ashcraft 02/19/1907 1/30/1986 - -
    Lula Ashcraft 08/27/1911 05/18/1997 wife LS
Jane E. Ashcraft 03/14/?? 04/02/1938 - -
John W. Looman 1854 1929 - -
    Rosalie Looman 1858 19?? wife -
Private Dallas Looman 1895 1918 - -
Private Arthur J. Looman 1891 1918 - -
Stull or Staul, UNK - 1899 or 1810 - UNR, OS, LS

 

ORIGINAL CEMETERY, SECTION II

Martha Sue Hall Hayhurst 09/13/1933 01/23/2006 w/o Claude Hayhurst -
Jean F. Hall 04/15/1933 09/25/1985 w/o Baron Hall -
Baron Hall 06/04/1932 01/09/1993 - -
Walter R. Halpenny 1922 1934 child; picture on front -
Carlin L. Hall 01/06/1902 05/31/1948 - -
Edith Robey Hall 06/03/1901 09/06/2007 - -
Blackford F. Hall 05/08/1871 08/30/1952 - -
     Bertie R. Robinson Hall 11/06/1875 01/31/1964 wife -
John N. Rice 04/09/1878 02/22/1963 - -
     Rozella Rice 09/08/1880 04/17/1969 wife -
Ashcraft, UNK - 1964 Huey's Funeral Home marker -
Myrna Gay Heldreth 1944 1944 stone says infant -
Edward H. Arnett 1937 1937 stone says infant -
3 Stones, UNK - - - UNR
Sarah Amy Fortney 05/04/1875 06/02/1902 d/o GL & RA Fortney LS, Pillar stone
Emsie Robinson Metcalf 1870 1949 - -
3 Field Stones, UNK - - - UNR
1 small stone, UNK 01/22/1911 11/22/1911 lamb on top; d/o E.L or E.K. Lake? UNR
1 small stne, UNK - - lamb on top UNR
Robert Mason 03/31/1781 01/24/1871 oldest & tallest stone in cemetery; Pillar;
weather damaged letters & numbers
-
    Rebecca Hall Mason 09/1794 08/01/1868 wife LS, OS
1 stone, UNK - 11/16/1826? rounded top stone OS, UNR
Freda? Daniel? Robinson 1803 04/18/1890 Small pillar stone,  UNR
J. Hurshel Tetrick 1881 1957 - -
    Mamie Tetrick 1884 1967 wife LS
Dudley Robinson 1842 1919 - -
    Mary Robinson 1844 1943 wife LS
2 stones, UNK - - small stones UNR
Mason?, Sherman? Blaine? - - small pillar stone UNK, UNR, OS
4 stones, UNK - - medium sized stones, very old UNK, UNR, OS
John W. Miner 1864 1930 - -
     Arimantha Miner 1856 1937 wife LS
Samuel G. Boggess - 07/19/1884 - OS
Boggess, UNK - ??/30/1972? small stone UNR, OS
1 stone, UNK - - beside Boggess stone; letters MS UNR, OS
4 stones, UNK - - small UNR, OS
John Michael 08/12/1864 01/21/1886 
or 1880
- LS, OS
Catherine Hall - 12/18/1881 - OS
Hall, UNK - 10/17/1850 - OS, UNR
S.S. Harbert - - - UNR
F. Noah Harbert 03/1859 02/08/1908 s/o S.S. & A. Harbert LS, OS, Pillar

 

ORIGINAL CEMETERY, SECTION III

James H. Halpenny 11/06/1900 05/18/1986 - -
    Iona K. Halpenny 06/19/1900 04/20/1974 wife LS
Ronald Ralph Heldreth 1939 1996 - -
Jill Cunningham Heldreth 1940 - - -
C. Ralph Heldreth 02/02/1914 10/24/1993 - -
Ruth Heldreth 1918 1958 - -
Evla/Eva Gay Hess 1892 1945 - -
Okey R. Hess 1891 1952 - -
Waitman E. Cunningham 1856 1943 - -
Jennie Cunningham 1868 1949 wife OS, LS
Florence E. Lake 1880 1937 d/o Elza (or Eliza) Lake OS, almost UNR
6 stone, UNK - - - UNR
Estalee Martha Chalfant, M.D. - - - -
William Chalfante 05/08/1837 08/30/1931 - -
     Mary Chafante 07/08/1841 08/30/1922 - -
Velma Reed - 07/12/1895 d/o ?L & A.M. Reed
child stone
OS
Mary Crim 02/09/1857 11/05/1905 w/o J.T. Crim OS, Pillar
Crim (believed to be J.T.) - - identical to Mary's stone, beside
her's
OS, Pillar
F.A. Billingsley 1876 1931 - -
Ida B.Deloe 1869 1932 - -
Rhea Robinson 1903 1951 - -
Edrie Robinson 1907 1946 - -
Ida B. Robinson 1873 1933 mother -
Lida E. Robinson 1868 1943 father -
Harry F. Barbe 1876 1959 - -
    Nora M. Mason Barbe 1877 19?? - -
John Mason 09/22/1821 12/19/1906 - -
    Mary Mason 01/22/1823 08/29/1908 wife OS, pillar
Alfred W. Mason 1852 1929 - -
    Cena E. Shaw Mason 1858 1949 Ascenith Elizabeth Shall Mason;
wife
-
1 stone, UNK - - - UNR
Amanda Mason Boggess - 09/24/1882
(or 1892)
w/o W.B. Boggess; age 38 yrs, 
7 mo, 6 days
-
2 stones, UNK - - - -
Louella Robinson 1895 1918 w/o B.A. Robinson -
Wilbur Muarry Robinson 02/22/1916 08/30/1916 s/o B.A. & L.E. Robinsn LS, OS
Dakey C. Lake Wadsworth 05/28/1895 05//17/1896 s/o L.C. & M.A. Wadsworth; 
age 10 mo
OS, pillar
1 stone, UNK - - field stone -
Lewis Ashcraft 1924 1924 - -
Okey Ashcraft 1913 1938 - -
Nora Ashcraft 1883 1944 - -
Dallie D. Ashcraft 1872 1959 - -
Lester G. Ashcraft 1916 1950 - -
1 stone, UNK - - nothing visible; small flag UNR, FHM

 

ORIGINAL CEMETERY, SECTION IV

Pansy Ann Garrett 06/06/1958 06/06/1958 - -
Syvia Jean Garrett 06/08/1958 06/08/1958 - -
Jack Garrett 1860 1944 Died in "Shinnston Tornado" -
    Mary Martin Garrett 1874 Aug 30, 1949 wife; (death info Ruby Casto) -
James W. Humphrey 1867 1934 - -
Sanford Kuhens 1868 1912 - -
    Millie A. Kuhens 1886 1915 - -
2 stones, UNK - - - UNR
??etha Harvey 11/18/1912 06/08/19?? d/o Chas & G. Harvey OS, UNR
Charles L. Harvey 1874 1973 - -
    Goldie P. Harvey 1885 1974 - -

TOTAL COUNT IN ORIGINAL CEMETERY - 175 STONES
Many graves are unmarked; records are being researched and information will be added to this list as it is found.
 
 

NEW PART OF CEMETERY, RIGHT SIDE

Opal Marie Martin 10/16/1910 01/12/1978 - -
Arch L. Martin 09/22/1906 05/431/1987 - -
Raymond L. Rohm 10/10/1933 04/27/1988 - -
    Joan Rohm 09/01/1934 - wife LS
Donald G. Humphrey 11/20/1931 - living -
Gladys L. Rohm Humphrey 07/12/1935 07/01/1996 wife LS
Margery Norton 1907 1990 mother -
    David Norton 1936 - son -
James R. Griffin 1916 2005 - -
    Fannie I. Harvey Griffin 1919 - wife, living LS
Ray Rice 05/03/1901 01/02/1981 - -
    Eva Rice 02/11/1900 01/02/1989 wife LS
Oscar R. Hayhurst 05/03/1901 01/03/1986 - -
Betty Hayhurst 1948 1975 - -
Earnest W. Martin 09/19/1933 10/18/11963 - -
John Clovis Fisher 01/31/1909 11/05/1987 - -
   Layunia Lee Hayhurst Fisher 12/07/1920 12/21/2001 wife LS
Oscar Hayhurst 1898 1964 - -
   Mertie B. Hayhurst 1902 1992 wife -
Delphia D. Frame 1906 1989 - -
NEW UNMARKED GRAVE - - - -
Earnest Martin 1929 1977 - -
    Helen Hayhurst Martin 1934  - living LS
William Thomas Baker 1915 1981 - -
    Ruth Marie Baker 1919 1984 - LS
William Rohm 1896 1967 - -
    Nora Pitzer 1900 1968 wife -
Donald Ervin Harris 1917 1980 "Dad" imprinted on stone -
Olive Jean Hayhurst Harris 1932 1994 "Mother/Mom" imprinted on stone -
Louise E. Barnes 08/09/1924 04/09/1984 - -
Lucinda "Sue" K. Barnes 02/26/1927 09/27/1980 - -
Helen Rohm Lucas 06/03/1960 11/01/1985 w/o James L. Lucas -

 

NEW PART OF CEMETERY, BACK PART 
(left to right)

Jerry C. Reel 02/25/1943 07/10/2007 - -
Howard R. Swiger - 04/19/1933 - -
Everett Swiger 1906 1983 - -
    Audrey G. Swiger 1905 1990 wife -
Mary Lou Robinson Steward 04/03/1924 10/06/2002 - -
Ralph D. Robinson 1895 1979 - -
    Cora M. Moore Robinson 1900 1971 - -
Harold William Cypert 12/17/1964 12/17/1964 - -
Harry V. William 1911 1972 - -
    Minnie Williams 1912 1993 wife -
    Peggy Williams 1933 1957 daughter LS
Kenneth Hayhurst 05/20/1922 03/11/1987 - -
Billie Wayne Hayhurst 08/29/1924 12/21/2005 - -
    Mabel June Hayhurst 03/09/1929 09/03/2005 wife LS
William Orval Hayhurst 04/19/1902 02/06/1980 - -
    Brooksie Maude Hayhurst 09/06/1902 02/06/1974 wife LS
William Robert Gooden 06/20/1929 03/22/2002 - -
    Lennie Lee Hayhurst Gooden 12/21/1933 11/11/1976 wife LS
Randall Allan Sands 07/12/1975 08/28/1995 s/o Lorene Hayhurst Sands -
Reva Maxine Griffin Hustead 02/02/1913 01/02/1979 - -

NEW PART OF CEMETERY,  LEFT SIDE
(front to back)

Bernard L. Garrett 1960 - living, son -
    Madge N. Garrett 1937 1990 mother LS
Okey Ray/Roy Garrett 1907 1968 - -
    Sylvia M. Garrett 1915 1995 wife -
Dwayne Allen Rohm 09/20/1963 03/02/2003 - -
Nonnie C. Garrett 1901 1968 - -
    Eva D. Garrett 1907 1977 wife -
William Lee Hayhurst 1869 1946 - -
    Sarah Ellen Lowe Hayhurst 1885 1962 wife -
Wesley Gail Hayhurst 12/17/1903 01/15/1971 - -
    Otta Babe Looman Hayhurst 06/23/1904 01/22/1996 wife  LS
Claude Hayhurst 10/28/1929 - living -
Cecil D. Anglin 03/06/1931 - - -
    Patricia A. Anglin 09/29/1938 06/10/1990 wife LS
Hurshel C. Anglin 1895 1967 - -
    L. Marie Anglin 1906 1984 wife LS
James T. Criss 1856 1937 - -
Eva M. Criss 1862 1922 - -
Delbert E. Robinson 1888 1921 - -
Inez Robinson 1898 1988 - LS
Thaddeus Robinson 1850 1917 -  -
    Mary L. Robinson 1856 1918 wife LS
Edward L. Murphy 1884 1959 - -
    Mary Martha Murphy 1892 1979 wife LS
Milford Murphy 1921 1931 s/o Edward & Mary Murphy -
Rose Murphy Wiggins 1912 1984 - -
Gail Wood Robinson 1918 1971 - -
    Ruth G. Robinson - - no dates listed; wife LS
Leslie F. Mills 1884 1962 - -
    Jessie Mason Mills 1883 19?? wife; date UNR LS
Larry Allen Brown 1944 1963 - -
Cecil O. Brown 1914 1969 - -
    Phyllis E. Mills Brown 1912 - - LS
Jon Leslie Brown 08/23/1950 12/25/2002 - -
Donald C. "Deacon" Morris, Jr. 1922 1987 - -
Donald C. Morris 1881 1946 - -
    Lola D. Wyer Morris 1881 1973 wife LS
William T. Wyer 1871 1927 - -
    Minnie M. Wyer 1873 19?? - LS
Carol Sue Hawkins 1943 1960 - -
Gary D. Hawkins 1949 1956 - -
Festus B. Wyer 1895 1959 - -
Hettie M. Wyer Marsh 1916 2002 - -
Paul E. Hawkins 1918 1996 - LS
Francis Wayne Kellar 11/06/1940 - living -
    Jean A. Kellar 02/23/1942 10/25/2006 wife LS
Raymond Francis Carpenter 1913 1987 - -
    Lora Geraldine Carpenter 1916 1965 - LS
Catherine Murphy Harris 10/10/1923 11/08/2000 - -
H Smith 1909 1988 - FHM
Ethel K. Flowers 1941 1993 - -

TOTAL COUNT IN NEW PART OF CEMETERY- 105
There may be some unmarked graves.

TOTAL COUNT:  280 marked graves

    UNREADABLE STONES         - 57
    MILITARY STONES                - 14
    FUNERAL HOME MARKERS -  6
    NEW UNMARKED GRAVES  -  1
    FIELD STONES                        -  4
 
 

UNMARKED GRAVES
(recorded burials) 

Fred Crim 09/24/1872 01/05/1968 s/o Joseph and Sarah Harbert Crim
Harriet Jane Crim 04/10/1882 10/06/1971
James Turner Criss 11/27/1856 12/2/1937 s/o Aaron and Jane Davis Criss
Stephanie Jo Drummond 1974 2009
B.L. Harbert 02/26/1862 05/06/1881 s/o S.S. and Abigail Harbert
Albert Wesley Lowe 09/03/1860 01/04/1940
   Arizona Norris Lowe 12/1860 08/22/1894 First w/o Albert Wesley Lowe
   Mary A. Higgins Lowe 1876 07/07/1933 Second w/o Albert Wesley Lowe
   Cora Viola Lowe 08/20/1902 11/19/1920 18 yr old d/o Albert & Mary Lowe
   Clarence Homer Lowe 02/1898 12/09/1916 18 yr old s/o Albert & Mary Lowe
Allen P. Nance 06/22/1868 8/13/1906 s/o George W. & Mary E. Corbin Nance
Micajah Pendleton 1790 10/11/1872 -
Jesse T. Robinson 10/15/1866 07/14/1951 -
Rosella Youst 09/08/1880 04/17/1969 -
Isaac Thomas Elmore Jones 10/08/1869 04/1882
Infant Jones 1871 1871 s/o Charles & Milly Fetty Jones
Joan Robinson 09/08/1929 09/19/1929 d/o Ralph D. and Cora Moore Robinson
Arthur Mason 02/09/1952 05/09/1953 s/o Robert & Susannah Robinson Mason; 1 yr
Robert Mason, Jr. - 03/10/1877 s/o Robert & Rebecca Hall Mason; 59 yrs
James E. Mason - 04/1883 32 years old
Female Mason - 06/01/1902 stillborn
Celissa Mason 1850 1850 d/o Daniel and Mary Mason
Charles Wesley Mason 08/23/1849 09/07/1949 s/o Daniel and Mary Mason
Dennis Mason 08/23/1854 10/23/1857 s/o Robert J. and Suannah Robinson Mason
Charles R. Hall 10/17/1880 03/1882 -
Armantha Mason Boggess 07/13/1856 1877 w/o Samuel C/G Boggess
L.W. Boggess 1877 09/20/1878
Sarah A. Boggess 11/09/1858 08/31/1944 w/o Samuel C/G Boggess
Hayhurst - - infant twins; no birth or death dates; Wesley Gail & 
Otta Babe Looman Hayhurst, parents.
Mary Denham - 03/24/1852 -
Susannah Wyer 1820 1820
Richard Wyer 1814 1814 s/o Abishai & Delilah Rogers Wyer
Robert Wyer 1822 1822