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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Landrum Family Cemetery

Landrum Family Cemetery
Memorial Day 2005

Highway 30 near Noctor, Kentucky


They are not dead who live in hearts they leave behind.
~ Hugh Robert Orr


This small family cemetery is located on Highway 30, on Quicksand Creek between Jackson and Salyersville, near Noctor and Stevenson. Heading toward Salyersville it is on the left, just a bit past the larger, roadside Hagins Cemetery. The cemetery is high on a hill, overlooking the previous home of Florence Landrum.

Also see cemetery photos HERE or on Find-A-Grave here


 
 Come on in... Roland Gross and James Landrum

Burials in this cemetery: 


Maletha Jane Hagins Landrum


 April 28, 1846 - February 8, 1939
Daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Stamper Hagins
Wife of
Reuben Samuel Landrum, CSA Veteran
(he is buried in the Hagins Cemetery nearby)

Albert Sidney Landrum

January 9, 1880 - May 23, 1952
Sixth child of Reuben Samuel and Maletha Jane Hagins Landrum
Husband of Laura Back Landrum


Laura is buried in the Lazarus Back Cemetery nearby:


March 7, 1895 - August 14, 1942



Mary Elizabeth Landrum Ryles

March 7, 1885 - 1940
Eighth child of Reuben Samuel and Maletha Jane Hagins Landrum
Wife of Cecil Ryles

Margaret "Florence" Landrum
 
October 7, 1887 - March 11, 1973
Ninth child of Reuben Samuel and Maletha Jane Hagins Landrum
never married

Mattie Lou Landrum
 
January 7, 1890 - December 3, 1950
Tenth child of Reuben Samuel and Maletha Jane Hagins Landrum
never married

Roland Shelby Landrum

October 24, 1924 - July 29, 1944
Eighth child of Albert Sidney and Laura Back Landrum

never married
U.S. Army - World War II
Killed in action near St. Lo, France; re-interred here in February 1947
 
Cover them over with beautiful flowers,
Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours,
Lying so silent by night and by day
Sleeping the years of their manhood away.
~Will Carleton
 
And they who for their country die 
shall fill an honored grave,
for glory lights the soldier's tomb, 

and beauty weeps the brave. 
~Joseph Drake


Dennis Floyd Freeman

January 9, 1954 - March 7, 1954
First child of Floyd and Anna Mae Landrum Freeman
Infant grandson of Albert Sidney Landrum

The descendants of Albert Sidney Landrum established a tradition of placing markers here for family members buried elsewhere. (This type of marker is called a cenotaph - a monument erected in honor of a dead person whose remains lie elsewhere; an empty tomb).
As of May 30, 2005,
the cenotaphs are:
Joseph "Ottis" Landrum

March 28, 1910 - April 2, 1976
First child of Albert Sidney and Laura Back Landrum
Husband of Waughleta "Lee" Ford
Buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio

Ollie James ("O.J.") Landrum

July 8, 1912 - November 9, 1979
Second child of Albert Sidney and Laura Back Landrum
Husband of Blanche Haddix Landrum
U.S. Army Veteran - World War II
Buried in W.W. Haddix Cemetery, Lost Creek, Breathitt County, Kentucky

Eula "Hazel" Landrum Gross Watkins
 
August 10, 1914 - February 8, 1998
Third child of Albert Sidney and Laura Back Landrum
Wife of Lester "Pot" Gross and Douglas Watkins
Buried in Byron Cemetery, Fairborn, Ohio

Lester Kelly "Pot" Gross

August 15, 1915 - December 22, 1977
Son of Sam and Sally Belle Miller Gross
First husband of Hazel Landrum Gross Watkins
Buried in Byron Cemetery, Fairborn, Ohio

Douglas Watkins
 
 April 14, 1914 - December 19, 2001
Son of Allen and Margaret Watkins
Second husband of Hazel Landrum Gross Watkins
Buried in Attica, Ohio


Robert Melvin "Bob" Landrum Sr.
 
February 4, 1918 - March 2, 1994
Fourth child of Albert Sidney and Laura Back Landrum
Husband of Ruth Hill Landrum
U.S. Army Veteran - World War II
Buried at Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, Ohio


Mattie Maletha "Matt" Landrum Horton
 
 February 28, 1920 - January 14, 2003
Fifth child of Albert Sidney and Laura Back Landrum
Wife of James Back and Thomas Calvin Horton
Buried in Springfield National Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri

Thomas Calvin Horton
October 4, 1919 - January 4, 1993
Son of Claude and Edna Mae Wright Horton
Husband of Matt Landrum Horton
U.S. Army Veteran - World War II
Buried in Springfield National Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri


Albert Augustus "Ab" Landrum
 
 July 18, 1922 - January 21, 1999
Sixth child of Albert Sidney and Laura Back Landrum
Husband of Cora Belle Gabbard Landrum
U.S. Army Veteran - World War II
Buried in Butler County Memorial Park, Trenton, Ohio
If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to Heaven
and bring you home again. 



Floyd Omas Freeman
 
August 13, 1923 - November 8, 2004
Son of Cleve and Nonnie Freeman
Husband of Anna Mae Landrum Freeman
(She was the seventh child of Albert Sidney and Laura Back Landrum)
U.S. Navy Veteran - World War II
Buried in Byron Cemetery, Fairborn, Ohio




This picnic shelter at the foot of the hill, across the road from Florence's house, was built by Landrum descendants and used for many years as the site of the annual family reunion/picnic on Memorial Day. 


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