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McCord Cemetery

Save our Heritage at McCord Cemetery

Irving, Illinois

Copyright January 2010 Jeanne Johnson

Introduction to History

From a neighborhood burial ground for pioneers to the cemetery today

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About the Inscription Database

Several sources were used for this database. The most reliable source was photographs. Because I live out-of-state, I could not visit the cemetery in person. When a photograph was not available or the marker could not be accurately read from its photograph,  I turned to three other sources. If one or more of these other sources were used, I noted this on the individual’s record with an explanation. The three other sources are surveys/readings conducted in 1946, 1980, and 1985.l

This copyrighted inscription database consists of 261 records and was compiled by the website owner. It is the most accurate and complete database available.

The inscriptions are transcribed word for word, with all the spelling and punctuation copied exactly as found. A forward slash (“/”)  indicates a line break. Two slashes indicate a common element on shared markers between two or more individuals (this is typically the surname) and/or a section break between individual inscriptions on a shared marker. All inscribed lettering is transcribed in uppercase (caps) if the inscription uses only uppercase lettering. Lettering is transcribed as uppercase (caps) and lowercase if otherwise. See the examples below.

Content and Formatting

Example 1

The common element of HALLER on top of the marker is shared among three individuals. The inscription uses only uppercase lettering.

HALLER//E.L. HALLER/NOV. 3, 1837/MAY 29, 1910//J.E. HIS WIFE/NOV. 14, 1835/MAR. 14, 1865//S.F.H. SON/AUG. 14, 1858/JUNE 10, 1866

MARTHA F./DAU. OF/J.K. &/M.F. BOSTICK/DIED/Nov. 26, 1864,/Aged 15 Y’rs

Example 2

The inscription uses uppercase and lower case styles of text.

Source Information

Photographs

Photographs of the markers (tombstones, headstones, etc.) of approximately 80% of the interments are posted online at the Find-A-Grave website where I created an interment list for McCord Cemetery (An interment list is different than an inscription list; the interment list is a record of interments at the cemetery and an inscription list records the text of what is inscribed on the markers.) To view the interment list and photographs, visit McCord Cemetery at Find-A-Grave

1946 Survey/Reading

Cemeteries of Montgomery County, Illinois (Vol.1), by Walter R. Sanders, Unknown binding, Published Litchfield, ILL, Walter R. Sanders c1946, pp 6-12, Section: Old Bear Creek Cemetery, Irving Township, Section 29, SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4.  

About the 1946 Survey/Reading

This publication's forward matter states that the cemetery interment survey was done by students of the American history classes of 1945 and 1946 at Litchfield Community High School in Litchfield, Illinois, under the direction of Walter R. Sanders, Head of Social Science Department. January 28, 1946. If consulting this original source, please note that it used the name of “Old Bear Creek Cemetery” for the McCord Cemetery. This survey consisted of 190 records. This book is available at The Litchfield Carnegie Public Library, 400 N. State Street, Litchfield, Illinois.

1980 Survey/Reading

Compilation by the Montgomery County Genealogical Society (10 pages)

About the 1980 Survey/Reading

This survey consists of 194 interments. A copy was obtained from the Irving Area Historical Museum. r

The 1985 Survey/Reading

Compilation by the Montgomery County Genealogical Society (10 pages)  

About the 1985 Survey/Reading

This survey consists of 223 interments. The title of the publication is, “McCord/Old Bear Creek Cemetery.” A copy was obtained from The Litchfield Carnegie Public Library, 400 N. State Street, Litchfield, Illinois.

Transcription

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