The Dover cemetery was plated by William Cole. In 1847, Solomon Cox donated one acre of land, John Lochart two acres, and the remainder was donated by the Dinwiddie family. This is one of the oldest cemeteries in Lafayette County. Several notable individuals are buried here, including John Lovelady, one of the original Dover settlers. Solomon Cox, another of the original settlers, was lost in the 1849 Gold Rush, but his wife and son are buried here. Also, Major John Edwards, who inaugurated the Kansas City Times (now the Kansas City Star) is buried here. Many of the family names found in the cemetery are easily recognizable from their heirs still living in Dover.
Below is a list of the 111 Veterans interred at the Dover Cemetery. If you have additional Veterans not listed, corrections to make, or information to add; please let me know by email firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.
Dover Cemetery: 660-259-2870
Catholic Cemetery: 660-394-2443
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Dover Cemetery Entrance Sign
Catholic Cemetery Monument
Receipt for Donated Cross in Catholic Cemetery, 1946
Lafayette County Tombstone Inscriptions:
Marty Brunetti’s Tombstone Inscriptions of Lafayette County, Missouri is a set of seven volumes recording the gravesites in many of the public, private, and family cemeteries throughout Lafayette County. The surveys were made over a period of time from about 1974 through 1991. The following cemeteries are included: Vol 1 (publ. 1975, 112 pages): ARNOLD CEMETERY - Napoleon, Missouri BARKER CEMETERY - Odessa, Missouri BLACKBURN CEMETERY - Blackburn, Missouri CAMPBELL CEMETERY - Odessa, Missouri CHAPEL HILL - Bates City, Missouri CONCORD CEMETERY (old) - Odessa, Missouri GRAVES CEMETERY - Odessa., Missouri HUMPHREYS CEMETERY - Odessa, Missouri LEWIS CEMETERY - Concordia, Missouri MARVIN CHAPEL CEM. - Mayview, Missouri MC KENDREE CEMETERY - Odessa, Missouri MC REYNOLDS - Dover, Missouri MOUND PRAIRIE CEM. - Mayview, Missouri MT. HOPE CEMETERY - Waverly, Missouri MT. HEBRON CEMETERY - Odessa, Missouri MT. HOPE (Old) - Odessa, Missouri MUIR CEMETERY - Odessa, Missouri NAPOLEON UN.METH. - Napoleon, Missouri MOUNT OLIVET CEM. - Wellington, Missouri PEACOCK CEMETERY - Higginsville, Missouri PLEASANT PRAIRIE - Napoleon, Missouri POWELL CEMETERY - Odessa, Missouri RAGLAND CEMETERY - Mayview, Missouri RANKIN CEMETERY - Odessa, Missouri ST. MARY CATHOLIC - Higginsville, Missouri SUMMERS CEMETERY - Odessa, Missouri Vol 2 (publ. 1976, 149 pages): ALMA LUTHERAN CHURCH CEMETERY - Alma, Mo. BUFORD FAMILY CEMETERY - Waverly, Mo. DOVER CEMETERY - Dover, Mo. GREEN FAMILY CEMETERY - Aullville, Mo. GREENTON BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY - Odessa, Mo. HARREISON-CHRISMAN FAMILY CEMETERY - Higginsville, Mo. HIMES TOMBSTONE - Odessa., Mo. HUGHES FAMILY CEMETERY - Odessa, Mo. LEXINGTON CATHOLIC CEMETERY - Lexington, Mo. MC GINNESS FAMILY CEMETERY - Higginsville, Mo. RADFORD FAMILY CEMETERY - Odessa, Mo. ST. LUKE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST CEMETERY - Wellington, Mo. SITLINGTON TOMBSTONE - Aullville, Mo. WHITSITT FAMILY CEMETERY - Odessa., Mo. Vol 3 (publ. 1977, 325 pages): MACPELAH CEMETERY - Lexington, Mo. Vol 4 (publ. 1978, 161 pages): ODESSA CEMETERY - Odessa., Mo. BRADLEY FAMILY CEMETERY - Odessa., Mo. CORDER FAMILY CEMETERY # 1 - Odessa., Mo. CORDER FAMILY CEMETERY #2 - Odessa., Mo. FERGUSON FAMILY CEMETERY - Odessa., Mo. GRAVES FAMILY CEMETERY # 2 - Odessa., Mo. MUIR FAMILY CEMETERY # 2 - Odessa., Mo. REYNOLDS FAMILY CEMETERY - Odessa., Mo. SATTERFIELD FAMILY CEMETERY - Odessa., Mo. SMELSER FAMILY CEMETERY - Odessa., Mo. Vol. 5 (publ. 1981, 178 pages): ANDERSON CEMETERY - Napoleon. Missouri CALVARY CEMETERY - Corder, Missouri CAMPBELL FAMILY CEMETERY - Odessa, Missouri CONCORD - Bates City, Missouri EWING FAMILY CEMETERY - Lexington, Missouri GLEAVES FAMILY CEMETERY - Odessa., Missouri HICKLIN HEARTHSTONE CEMETERY - Lexington, Missouri OLD HIGGINSVHLE CEMETERY - Higginsville, Missouri LONG BRANCH CEMETERY - Odessa, Missouri MC COY CEMETERY - Odessa, Missouri MT. TABOR CEMETERY - Odessa, Missouri PAGE FAMILY CEMETERY - Page City, Missouri. PATTERSON CEMETERY - Odessa, Missouri POOLE FAMILY CEMETERY - Mayview, Missouri REPUBLICAN CEMETERY - Higgiusvilla, Missouri RUSSELL TOMBSTONE - Corder, Missouri SALEM CEMETERY - Higginsville, Missouri. SHARP CEMETERY - Hlgginsville, Missouri SHORE CEMETERY - Chapel Hill, Missouri STAPP CEMETERY - Bates City, Missouri OLD TABO CEMETERY - Hlgginsville, Missouri WEBB FAMILY CEMETERY - Higginsville, Missouri Vol 6 (publ. 1983, 176 pages): BATES CITY CEMETERY - Bates City BRAND GERMAN BAPTIST CEMETERY - Higginsville HIGGINSVILLE CITY CEMETERY - Higginsville LAFAYETTE COUNTY FARM CEMETERY - Lexington MAXWELL - GORDY CEMETERY - Odessa PARRENT CEMETERY - Bates City Vol 7 (publ. 1991, 274 pages): CORDER ZION CEMETERY - Corder, Mo. FLORA CEMETERY aka ST.PETERS - Alma FREEDOM CHAPEL see NEW HOPE GALBRAITH CEMETERY - Waverly GORDON TOMBSTONE - Lexington GREER CEMETERY - Dover HARRISON CEMETERY - Higginsville HOLY CROSS CEMETERY - Emma INGRUM TOMBSTONE - Mayview LAFAYETTE BAPTIST CEMETERY - Concordia LAFAYETTE COUNTY HOME - Lexington LOGAN CEMETERY - Lexington MACHPELAH CEMETERY - Lexington MARTIN - CARR CEMETERY - Wellington MOUND PRAIRIE CEMETERY - Mayview MT. HOPE CEMETERY - Waverly MT. OLIVET aka WELLINGTON CEM.- Wellington NEW HOPE aka FREEDOM CHAPEL - Aullville ODESSA CEMETERY - Odessa POOL CEMETERY - Mayview PRAIRIE CHURCH CEMETERY - Higginsville REPUBLICAN CEMETERY - Higginsville ST. JOHN CEMETERY - Concordia ST. JOHN FUNERAL RECORDS ST. MATTHEW CEMETERY - Ernestville ST. PAUL CEMETERY - Napoleon ST. PETER CEM. see FLORA SHARP - OLD TABO CEMETERY - Higginsville SLUSHER CEMETERY - Lexington SUMMERS - HELM CEMETERY - Odessa TABO (OLD) see SHARP CEMETERY THREE GROVES CEMETERY - Alma VIVION FAMILY CEMETERY - Dover WARD - MITCHELL CEMETERY - Lexington ZION HILL CEMETERY - Ernestville ZOAR CEMETERY - Concordia