Cemetery

          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 calebphilipps@gmail.com Thanks.

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Contacts:

Dover Cemetery: 660-259-2870

Catholic Cemetery:  660-394-2443

Information:

Some useful information can be found at the following website:

www.findagrave.com

This website has been working to document cemeteries nationwide.

 Memorial Day

  

Dover Cemetery Entrance Sign

Cemetery

Catholic Cemetery Monument

Receipt for Donated Cross in Catholic Cemetery, 1946

Receipt for Cemetery Cross

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

 

Volume 1, Tombstone Inscriptions of Lafayette County, Missouri

Volume 2, Tombstone Inscriptions of Lafayette County, Missouri

Volume 3, Tombstone Inscriptions of Lafayette County, Missouri

Volume 4, Tombstone Inscriptions of Lafayette County, Missouri

Volume 5, Tombstone Inscriptions of Lafayette County, Missouri

Volume 6, Tombstone Inscriptions of Lafayette County, Missouri

Volume 7, Tombstone Inscriptions of Lafayette County, Missouri

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