MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY NEW FAIRFIELD CONNECTICUT

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Epitaphs of New Fairfield Connecticut
Compiled by Joan L. Sudol

Copyright 1982 Joan L. Sudol New Fairfield CT.

We would like to express our thanks to Joan Sudol who gave permission to use her
book Gone But Not Forgotten Epitaphs of New Fairfield Connecticut.
Copyright 1981.

Prepared for the Internet by Margaret Coletta, New Fairfield CT, 1997

The following record of epitaphs was carefully transcribed from physical inspection
of the five New Fairfield cemeteries. Most of the Partially illegible inscriptions
were filled in by previously published and private sources. Some tombstones which
were previously recorded are now missing altogether. This book is an attempt to help
reserve part of the history and people of New Fairfield so that they may be
"Gone but not forgotten".

MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, SECTION 1, NEW FAIRFIELD CT.

Part 2 of 4, (names O thru W)

The Mountain View Cemetery of New Fairfield was formerly known
as "Turrell" or Wood Creek" Cemetery. It was established about
1810 in the Wood Creek district of town.

It was moved to its present site on Route 39 because of
the formation of Lake Candlewood; the old site now being
under the lake. Part of the former Leach Hollow Cemetery,
which was in the northeast section of town was also moved to
Mountain View since it was also flooded by the lake.

The first meeting of the Turrell Cemetery Association was
held on March 22, 1903. In 1916 the name was changed to Wood
Creek Cemetery. At a special meeting held on July 19, 1926 the
association accepted the new and present site. The new site being
part of the former Scudder farm located on Route 39 north of the
center of town. The Connecticut Light and Power Company, who was
responsible for creating Candlewood Lake, purchased the site for
the association and bore the expense of relocating and
transferring the remains.

On Nov. 2, 1931 a special meeting was held to adopt the
name of Mountain View Cemetery in place of Wood Creek for the
new location.

The oldest tombstone being that of Martin Kellogg, Jr.
who died May 3, 1813. On Feb. 14, 1878 Jesse Hine passed away
"age unknown, Born a slave, Died a freeman". There are several
unmarked graves and missing tombstones in this cemetery.

* Note*

Mountain View Cemetery is an active cemetery. This list of names covers
the time frame from 1813 to 1981. Contact the cemetery for later buriels.

*C*------------Information taken from Chatterton records.

Mountain View Cemetery Listings O - W


OSBORNE

Henry E. / son of / Henry B. & harriet /
Osborn / died / Oct. 18, 1851 /
age 5 yrs. 6 ds. /

Mourn not Father he is blest
Mother they angel one's above
in his saviour's arms doth rest
those circling arms of love.


O'TOOLE

O'toole / 1927 Adele C. 1978 /


PALMER

*C* Armenia G. Dimon / his wife / born in
Hattertown, Conn. / 1804 died 1887 /

Reuben R. Palmer / born in Salisbury, Eng. /
1809 died 1908 /


PEARCE

*C* Edward Pearce

Elizabeth / wife of / Matthew L. Pearce /
died / Nov. 4, 1876 / aged 74 yrs. 3 mos.
& 18 ds. /

George H. Pearce / 1843 - 1912 /

Henrietta Williams / his wife / died March 7, 1893 /
aged 49 yrs. 7 mos. /

Pearce / George N. Pearce / died / April 19, 1928 /
aged 89 yrs. /

Lydia A. Disbrow / his wife / died / March 7, 1893 /
aged 49 yrs. 7 mos. /

*C* Sarah Pearce


PIERCE

Lucius Pierce / died / Mar. 16, 1886 / aged
54 yrs. 8 mos. & / 24 days. /

Matthew L. Pierce / died / Oct. 24, 1871 /
aged 76 yrs. 5 mos. & 17 days /


PLISKO

Plisko/ Michael Jr. / July 5, 1909 /
Sept. 13, 1967 /

Elsie Foster / Mar. 17, 1911 /


PORTER

*C* unidentified

A.L. Porter / died / Dec. 17, 1849 /aged
29 yrs. 5 mos. & 10 ds. /

G.L. Porter / dau. of / A.L. and S.L. Porter /
died / April 18, 1849 / aged / 1 yr. 8 mos.
& 18 da. /

Mabel McMahon / dau. of / Manoah & Sarah
Porter / died / June 30, 1858 / AE 65 /

In memory of / Sarah Porter / wife of /Manoah
Porter / who died / Sept. 28, 1828 / aged 58 yrs.
& 9 mos. /


PORWITZKI

World War II / Theodore W. Porwitzki / U,S. Navy /
died July 26, 1972 / age 62 /


POST

Eugene Post / 1891 - 1978 /

Jesmie Post / 1886 - 1978 /

Theodore Post / 1848 - 1932 /

his wife /Mary E. Benedict / 1852 - 1926 /


RETALLICK

Retallick / Father / William A. 1879 - 1959 /

Mother / Mabel Burch / 1901-------/

William H. / Retallick / Jehovah's Servant / 1927 - 1978 /


RICHMOND

*C* Andrew Richmond

Dan Richmond

Richmond / Daniel S. / 1873 -1937 /

Lena J. / 1882 - 1967 /

*C* Mary Richmond

*C* Theron Richmond


RIRGALMAYER

*C* H. Rirgalmayer


RITTON

Ella S. / dau. of / E.D. & F.G. Ritton /
died / Feb. 6, 1854 / AE 3 yrs. & 22 ds. /

Francis L. / son of / E.D. & F.G. Ritton /
died / Aug 23, 1856 / AE 1 year. 5 mos. /
& 8 ds. /


ROBSON

Alice B. Wild / wife of / Blake Robson / 1881 -
1939 /


ROWE

In memory of / Elizebeth wife of / Abel Rowe
who died / Feb. 20, 1842 / aged 78 yrs. /


ROWLEY

*C* Hanna Rowley

John T. Rowley / June 28, 1861 / May 3, 1914 /


SAMUELSON

*C* August Samuelson


SANFORD

*C* B. Sanford (wife)

*C* Ben Sanford

*C* David Sanford

*C* Eva & Emaline Sanford

*C* George W. Sanford

*C* Harriet Sanford


SCHMITT

World War I / Theodore E. Schmitt / Flc. /
U.S. Navy / died Dec. 7, 1864 / age 67 /


SCRIBER

*C* Orlanda Scriber


SHERMAN

Mother / Florence V. Sherman / Oct. 4, 1909 -
Dec. 24, 1966 /


STEVENS

In memory of / Amos Stevens / who died /
June 18, 1840 / age 81 yrs.. /

Our dear little / Arthur / with whom we parted /
Oct. 10, 1856 / AE 3 yrs. & 6 days/
son of Philander / & Eliza Stevens /

Dear Parents grieve no more for me
My Parents grieve no more
Believe that I am happier for
Than even with you before.
I've left a world where sin and war
Swell onwards as a River
And gained a world where I shall rest
In peace and joy forever.

In memory of /Elias Stevens / who died /
May 10, 1851 / age 66 /

In memory of / two infant / children of / Elias &
Lucy Stevens / who died / June 26, 1814 /

Our last darling Boy / Elmon / died / Oct. 19, 1857 /
aged 11 yrs. 4 mos. / & 19 ds. /
Child of Philander & Eliza P. Stevens /

Frederick C. Stevens / died / Nov. 4, 1875
AE 26 yrs. /

his infant son / Frederic died / May 18, 1876 / AE 7 mos. & 11 ds. /

In memory of / George W. / son of Levi A. & /
Sarah Stevens / who died / Mar. 15, 1853 / aged
1 yr. 6 mos. & 15 ds. /

*C* children of George & Josephine Stevens

Irena Stevens / died / Feb. 18, 1872 / aged 76 yrs. /

In memory of / James Edward / son of / Levi A. & /
Sarah E. Stevens / who died / Dec. 1, 1862 /
AE 26 mos. & 8 days. /

In memory of / Jerusha / wife of / Reuben Stevens /
who died / Jan. 31 1855 / aged 90 yrs. /

*C* John Stevens

John a. Stevens / 1857 - 1915 /

Levi A. Stevens / died / Jan. 2, 1863 / AE 36 yrs. /
6 mos. /

In memory of / Lucy / wife of / Elias Stevens /
who died / Nov. 5, 1868 / AE 80 yrs. 7 mos. & 15 ds. /

In memory of / Phebe / wife of / Amos Stevens /
who died / Sept. 12, 1814 / aged 55 yrs. /

Philander Stevens / died / Oct. 21, 1857 / aged
41 yrs. 9 mos. / & 21 ds. /

In memory of / Reuben Stevens / who died / Feb. 13, 1821 /
aged 64 yrs. /

(New white Stone )

Reuben Stevens / Conn. / Pvt. / Continental Line
Rev. War / Feb 13, 1822 /

In memory of / Samuel L. / son of / Levi A. &
Sarah E. Stevens / who died / July 14, 1854 /
AE 6 mo. & 2 dys. /


STRATTON

Nellie / dau. of / F.M. & Jannett / Stratton /
died / Nov. 15, 1875 / age 1 yr. 4 mo. /


STURGES

Harry B. Sturges / died / Dec. 25, 1865 / age 60 yrs. /

Matilda / wife of / Harry B. Sturges / died
Feb. 7, 1893 / age 83 yrs. /


SULLIVAN

Sullivan (monument)

wife / Margaret W. Sullivan / Dec. 15, 1900 /

husband / William F. Sullivan / Feb. 12, 1899 /
Feb. 3, 1974 /


TAYLOR

*C* Frank Taylor

Henry M. / son of / Ira & Mary / Taylor / died /
Oct. 15, 1850 / AE 3 yrs. 3 mos. & 15 dys. /

Sergt. / Ira Taylor / Co. E. 11 Regt. / Conn. Vols /
died / Oct. 6, 1894 /

(Civil War flag)

*C* Mary Taylor


TREADWELL

Anna /dau. of / John M. & Susan C. / Treadwell /
Feb. 25, 1874 / Mar. 22, 1898 /

Treadwell / David Treadwell / 1814 - 1884 /

Almira Treadwell / 1815 - 1907 /

In memory of / David Treadwell / who died /
Oct. 12, 1829 / in the 98th yr. / of his age /

Emma E. Weller / wife of / John M. Treadwell /
Sept. 10, 1852 / Dec. 16, 1925 /

Eama W. Treadwell / 1893 - 1979 /

Treadwell / George B. Treadwell / 1884 - 1965 /

his wife / Jennie C. Cornelis / 1881 - 1954 /

In memory of / Jabez Treadwell / who died /
June 28, 1843 / age 71 yrs. 5 mos. 5 d's. /

John M. Treadwell / July 29, 1850 / Nov. 24, 1952 /

In memory of / Lucy / wife of / Jabez Treadwell /
who died / July 20, 1859 / age 88 yrs. /

Marshall Treadwell / born Feb. 17, 1808 / died
Oct. 9, 1876 /

Mary/ dau. of / John M & Susan C. / Treadwell /
Oct. 11, 1878 / Jan. 6, 1899 /

Sarah Ann Briggs / wife of / Marshall Treadwell /
born / April 25, 1811 / died / July 8, 1869 /

Susan C. Durga / wife of / John M. Treadwell /
born Nov. 16, 1849 / died Jan. 14, 1882 /

In memory of / Tolman Treadwell / who died /
Aug. 22, 1833 / age 23 yrs. / 1 mo. & 18 d's /


TRUESDALE

Mother / Ardell Gage / wife of / George W.
Truesdale / died / March 14, 1892 / age 32 yrs. /

Corp. / George W.Truesdale / Co. K 23 Inf. / Conn. Vols. /
died April 7, 1918 / AE 84 yrs. /

(Civil War flag)

Jane Truesdale / died /Jan. 25, 1902 / aged
80 yrs. / 25 dys. /

Mary F. Hoag / wife of / George W. Truesdale /
1841 - 1885 /


TUCKER

*C* Lillian Tucker


TURNER

*C* Lavanda B. Turner, died May 4, 1933 age 80 yrs
9 mos. & 19 dys.

Turner / Philander Turner / died / July 26, 1890 /
aged 83 yrs. / 7 mos. 3 ds. /

Orrin C. Turner / Co. A 11 Reg. / Conn. Vols. /
died / Sept. 9, 1863 / aged 23 yrs. /

(Civil War flag)

Maria T. Batterson / died / Dec. 4, 1891 / aged 54 yrs. /

Esther / wife of / Philander Turner / died /
Jan. 23, 1896 / age 79 yrs. / 8 mos. & 12 dys. /


TURRELL

Turrell / Benjamin B. / born Sept. 1818 /
died Mar 1895 /

Sophia S Sherwood / born Dec. 1819 / died
Aug. 1908 /

William B. / born Feb. 1868 / died July 1929 /

In memory of / an infant daughter of / Benjamin B. &
Sophia S. / Turrell / who was born & died /
Sept. 9, 1857 /

Not dead, but sleepth.

Our little / George / only child of / G.B. & E.J.M.
Turrell / died Aug. 8, 1855 / AE 1 yr. 2 mos.
& 10 ds. /

How many hopes lie buried here.

sons of George B. & Eliza M. Turrell /

Hulday wife of / Oliver Turrell / died / Dec. 6, 1829 /
in the 73 year / of her age /

Jonathan Turrell / died / April 8, 1863 /
aged 85 yrs. /

Lucy / his wife / died / April 8, 1863 / aged
74 yrs. /

In memory of / Oliver Turrell / who died / Jan. 17, 1823 /
in the 63 year / of his age /

(new white stone)

Oliver / Turrell / Pvt. / Continental lines /
Rev. War / Jan. 17, 1823 /

In memory of / Polly wife of / Wm. J. Turrell / who
died / May 13, 1837 / in the 44 year / of her age /

Polly Ann /Turrell / died / April 4, 1852 / age
19 yrs / 3 mos. & 19 ds. /

Resting in the sleep of
death but not forgotten.

Polly Judd / wife of / Wm. J. Turrell / died /
Oct. 9, 1871 / age 78 yrs. /

Wm. B. Turrell / died / Jan. 17, 1851 / AE 23 /

We sorrow not even as others
which have no hope.

(signed: S. Warren Waterbury)

William J. Turrell / died / July 17, 1882 / aged
91 yrs. 4 mos. / 19 ds. /


TWEEDY

Henry Hallam Tweedy / 1868 - 1953 /

his wife / Grace Landfield / 1874 - 1963 /


URBAN

Urban / Ada Benedict / April 6, 1903 /
June 25, 1970 /

John J. / July 21, 1907 / June 16, 1959 /


VEATS

*C* Adeline Veats

Edson H. / son of / Elam & / Adaline Veats /
died / Aug. 26, 1857 / aged 1 yr. 5 mos. & 22 ds. /

*C* Elon Veats

Sergt. / Wheeler J. Veats / Co. D. 7 Inf. / Conn. Vols. /
died Sept. 5, 1911 / AE 69 /


WANZER

In memory of / Anna wife of / Hiram Wanzer / and dau./
of Jabez Treadwell / who died March 20, / 1835 age 29 yrs /
1 mo. & 15 ds. /

In memory of / Flora dau. of / Hiram & Anna /
Wanzer who died / Sept. 17, 1833 / aged 5 mo. & 18 ds. /


WARDELL

World War / Earl Wardell / Sup. Co. 64th Inf. /
died Mar. 4, 1937 / AE 42 /


WARMBER

Koshmere Warmbe