CONWAY CEMETERY

(At the sinks)

a/k/a swiney cemetery

Rat, Shannon County, Missouri

Near Logger's Lake by Bunker

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.3692, Longitude: -91.2672

Community of RAT

Rat - A post-office north of Timber on Big Creek since 1899. Named by James Sweeney, the first postmaster, in disgust because he could not have the name he wanted. He had asked for the name Buckhorn because he had a fine pair of horns over the post-office door; but the Department rejected that name as too long and already used elsewhere in the state. (--Place Names.) It was located in Sections 13 & 14, Township 31 N, Range 3 W, on Highway P, in the northeast corner of the county.

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Updated Jan. 25, 2011


 

Adkins, Mary Frances Pruitt    1870 - 1913.    Daughter of John Peter Pruitt & Mary Ann Cook. Married Owen Adkins. Mother of Bertha Alice (m. John Henry Counts); Monroe; Vermilla; Ora & Dewey Adkins.

 

Anderson, Dona Fay      Born & died Jan. 10, 1950.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE:
Anderson, Mary Frances Hume      1908 - 1993.
Anderson, Walter Ralph      1908 - 1974.

 

Anderson, Helen      Only date died Jan. 16, 1930.

 

Anderson, Louis D.      Dec. 28, 1875 - Dec. 21, 1961.

 

Anderson, Luraney      Aug. 26, 1893 - Mar. 14, 1986.

 

Anderson, Rosa Adeline      Feb. 18, 1926 - Oct. 22, 1941.     MO Death Cert.#39649: Daughter of W. Ralph Anderson (MO) & Mary Frances Hume (IL). Single. Burial Oct. 22, 1941 at Rat.

 

Anderson, Roy Benjamin      Apr. 4, 1917 - Nov. 9, 1984.

 

Anderson, Ruth      Only date died Jan. 16, 1930.

 

Anderson, Velma Elizabeth      Feb. 26, 1930 - Jul. 8, 1995.

 

Blake, Paul Leroy      May 25, 1927 - Apr. 4, 1931.     Son of Hobart Lloyd Blake & Alpha Lena Bunch.

 

Bounds, Cecil Clinton      Mar. 14, 1921 - Dec. 29, 1981.      'Cpl US Army WWII.'     Married Lola L. Koogler 1943. Daughter Cecile Patricia 'Patty' Bounds (m. George 'Allen' Conner, m. Billy Ray King, Sr.).

 

Bounds, Emma Bunch      Jul. 5, 1904 - Jan. 20, 1930.     MO Death Cert.#3189: Wife of Thomas Bounds. Daughter of Luke Bunch & Mary Ann Conway. Died at St Louis MO. Burial Jan. 21, 1930 at 'Bunker Hill' MO.

 

Bounds, James William      Jan. 29, 1902 - Feb. 8, 1986.     Son of Isaac Bounds & Lovina Frost.

 

Bounds, Melvin Glenn      Jan. 11, 1930 - Oct. 29, 1941.     MO Death Cert.#33654: Son of Thomas Bounds & Emma Bunch. Died at St Louis MO Children's Hospital. Removal for burial to Rat MO Oct. 30, 1941.

 

Bounds, Naomi R.      Mar. 22, 1932 - Mar. 30, 1932.

 

Bounds, Nellie J.      Jan. 22, 1900 - May 3, 1932.     Daughter of Claborn L. Bounds & Martha Jane Conway.

 

Branson, Susie Mae Conway      Jan. 23, 1920 - Apr. 13, 2000.

 

Bunch, Andrew      Apr. 15, 1870 - Jan. 27, 1947.     Son of Andrew Bunch & Eugene Nash. Husband of Nancy Bunch. Born St Francois Co MO; died Dent Co MO.

 

Bunch, Jesse      Sep. 2, 1897 - Jul. 29, 1909.     Son of Luke Bunch & Mary Jane Conway.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE:
Bunch, Luke      Feb. 11, 1868 - Nov. 25, 1934.     Son of David Bunch, Sr. & Frances C. Davis.
Bunch, Mary Jane Conway      Dec. 4, 1875 - Jul. 2, 1909.     Daughter of William Robert Conway & Louisa 'Eliza' McCarty.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE:
Burns, Delphia      May 15, 1915 - Living.     Daughter of Charles V. Conway & Modena Widger.
Burns, Otis O.      Jun. 27, 1905 - Jun. 21, 1975.     Son of Archie L. Burns & Mary Etta Williams.

 

Conway, Abbie Grace Ridgeway      Sep. 23, 1887 - Apr. 21, 1972.     Daughter of Thomas & Mary Ridgeway. Married John Henry Riley Conway 11 Jun 1899 Shannon Co MO. Mother of Arnie L., Bessie Irene (m. Arvel Harden Lanham), Hubert & Ethel.

 

Conway, Allen G.      Jun. 15, 1927 - Mar. 21, 1928.

 

Conway, Alvie      Born & died Feb., 1933.     MO Death Cert.#8184: Alva, of Rat MO. Single. Born at Rat MO. Son of L. C. Conway & Lillie Warren.

 

Conway, Anna May      Apr. 12, 1869 - Sep. 28, 1964.

 

Conway, April B.      Apr. 1, 1913 - Apr. 23, 1994.

 

Conway, Arnie L.      Mar. 13, 1906 - May 10, 1966.     Son of John Henry Riley Conway & Abbie Grace Ridgeway.

 

Conway, Arnold W.      Nov. 18, 1904 - Aug. 10, 1983.      Son of Charles Conway & Stella Wolf.

 

Conway, Arvie Floyd    Born & died Sep. 28, 1943.     Son of John D. Conway & Freda Irene Mahan.

 

Conway, Baby      Born & died Oct. 18, 1929.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE:     
Conway, Benjamin        b. abt. 1826 - Nov. 20 1903.      He married Rebecca Unknown (b. abt. 1852) about 1891 and had a daughter, Lurania Conway, born Aug., 1893.
Conway, Elizabeth Hunter      b. abt. 1817 - Aug. 8, 1890.     Parents of John (m. Syntha E. Unknown), Nancy, Sarah W. (m. Unknown Goforth), Thomas (m. Cynthia Adeline Herrin), William R. (m. Winnie Ann Durschie 'Doll' Wood) and Martha J. Conway (m. Sampson Turner).

 

HUSBAND & WIFE:
Conway, Benjamin Douglas      Oct. 14, 1877 - Jan. 3, 1955.     Son of Thomas Conway & Cynthia Adeline Herrin. MO Death Cert.#3607: Informant Mr. Isaac? Woolf, Ellington MO. 
Conway, Livonia 'Velma' Widger     Jul. 26, 1882 - Jan. 20, 1940.

 

Conway, Betty Lou    Jan. 16, 1938 - Jul. 2, 1938.     MO Death Cert.#26635: Daughter of William 'Albert' Conway (Dent Co MO) & Vela Crowder (Dent Co MO) . Betty Lou was born and died at Shannon Co MO. Burial was Jul. 3, 1938.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE: Married 15 Jul 1914 Shannon Co MO.
Conway, Charley J.      Jul. 29, 1893 - Mar. 28, 1951.     MO Death Cert.#11256: Jul. 29, 1892. Son of John 'Baney John' Conway & Martha Jane Goforth. Informant Curtis Conway. Born at Rat MO; died at Eminence. Burial Mar. 29, 1951.
Conway, Easter A. Goforth Randolph      Mar. 9, 1895 - Sep. 22, 1953.     She married 1st Benjamin Allen Randolph 23 Dec 1905 Shannon Co MO. Their children were Golden, Clifford, Elsie & Delsie Randolph.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE:
Conway, Charley V.      Apr. 16, 1864 - Jul. 23, 1929.     Son of Isaac Conway & Rebecca Elizabeth Herron.
Conway, Modena Widger      Mar. 9, 1881 - Jun. 27, 1953.     MO Death Cert.#27273: Mar. 9, 1883. Born at Ellington to James 'Wiger.'  Died at St Louis. Informant Delphord Williams, St. Louis. Burial Jun. 28, 1953.

 

Conway, Clella Jane      Feb. 9, 1939 - Nov. 5, 1941.     MO Death Cert.#3830: Nov. 9, 1938 - Dec. 2, 1941. Daughter of Arnie Lee Conway & April Bell Conway. Age 3 yrs, 1 mo., 29 days. Died Shannon Co MO. Burial Dec. 2, 1941. Informant Arnie L. Conway, Rat MO.

 

Conway, Curtis M.      Mar. 19, 1918 - Dec. 9, 1997.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE: Married 28 Nov 1909 Shannon Co MO.
Conway, Della Meade      Jul. 25, 1892 - Apr. 16, 1950.      Daughter of William Henry Meade & Mary Sullivan.
Conway, John W.      Aug. 19, 1891 - Jan. 22, 1969.     Son of Joseph Conway & Louisa Jane Brawley. Parents of Virgie, Clifford, Emery & Floyd Conway.

 

Conway, Elizabeth      Died Aug. 8, 1890.

 

Conway, Ernest P.     Jul. 1, 1930 - Oct. 25, 1993.

 

Conway, Ethel      Feb. 6, 1918 - Sep. 15, 1921.     Daughter of John Henry Riley Conway & Abbie Grace Ridgeway.

 

Conway, Floyd A.      Oct. 25, 1918 - Oct. 15, 1940.     Son of John W. Conway & Della Meade.

 

Conway, George W.      Born & died Nov. 16, 1946.     MO Death Cert.#39323: Son of Isaac Conway & Rebecca Herron. Born Illinois; died at Rat. Burial at Rat Cemetery. Informant Wallace Sullivan, Rat MO.

 

Conway, Glen      Died Apr., 1931.

 

Conway, Glenna  Died Feb., 1935.

 

Conway, Gertha Lena      Jan. 30, 1904 - May 3, 1912.     MO Death Cert.#19213: Daughter of James Conway & Maude Treadaway. Burial May 4, 1912.

 

Conway, Ida Maud      Mar. 21, 1914 - Oct. 5, 1918.      Daughter of Eunice & William H. Conway.

 

Conway, Ira Wesley      Apr. 26, 1898 - Jun. 16, 1945.     MO Death Cert.#18630: Son of John 'Baney John' Conway & Martha Jane Goforth. Born at Rat MO; died St Louis MO.  Burial Jun. 18, 1945 at Rat MO.

 

Conway, Isa May Laxton      1902 - 1930.

 

Conway, Isaac      Mar. 1, 1839 - Apr. 5, 1901.     Husband of Rebecca Elizabeth ( ) Conway. Father of Charles V. (m. Modena Widger), George W., Cynthia, J. Richard (m. Sarah E. Sullivan), Martha Jane (m. Clayborn L. Bounds), James, William & Mollie Conway. Note: Isaac Conway was Confederate soldier during the Civil War in Freeman's MO Cavalry Regiment.~ Cathy Hill

 

Conway, Isaac      1876 - Mar. 6, 1914.     Son of Charles Vandoris Conway & Martha Herrin. MO Death Cert.#9755: Age 38. Informant Lewis Thompson. Burial Mar. 7, 1914.

 

Conway, Jane Brawley      Jan. 4, 1867 - Dec. 20, 1915.     Daughter of of Charles Vandoris Conway & Martha Herrin.

 

Conway, Jerry      Feb. 11, 1886 - Oct. 6, 1897.     Son of William Robert Conway & Louisa 'Eliza' McCarty.

 

Conway, Jessie M.      Nov. 8, 1928 - Sep. 2, 1932.     (Thomas & Elizabeth Conway had a son named Jesse - don't know if this is their son).

 

Conway, John H.      Jan. 31, 1883 - Sep. 1, 1941.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE:      
Conway, Lillie M. Warren      Jun. 5, 1895 - Nov. 19, 1945.     Daughter of William Calvin Cahelle 'K-Howl' Warren (TN) & Maranda Adeline 'Rand' Medley (Jefferson Co MO). Widow of Link Conway. Born in Jefferson Co MO; died Shannon Co MO.  Burial Nov. 23, 1945. MO Death Cert.#38742: Informant Link Medley, Bunker MO.
Conway, Lincoln C. 'Link'      Jul. 20, 1901 - Nov., 1966.      Son of Charles Vandoris Conway & Modena 'Denie' Widger. He married Julia Dorothy Heaton Feb. 2, 1919 at Shannon Co MO, daughter of Jess Heaton and Mary Asher. He married Lillie Mae Warren Mar. 27, 1929 at Rat Shannon Co MO, daughter of William Calvin Cahelle 'K-Howl' Warren & Maranda Adeline 'Rand' Medley. He married Georgia Jones after 1945 at Doniphan Ripley Co MO.  Link and Dorothy Heaton had four daughters, Zelma (m. Dallas H. Turner), Maudeline Amy, Lucille & Edith Conway. Dorothy died in childbirth in 1927 with her last child, Edith. Edith was raised by her Grandmother and her Aunt Delphia Conway who married Otis Burns. Link and Lillie's children were Wayne, Glen and Alvie, who were stillborn, and Glenna, who lived 36 hours.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE: Married 29 Nov 1882 Shannon Co MO.
Conway, John W. 'Baney John'       Jul. 20, 1854 - Nov. 17, 1938.     Son of Joseph Conway & Rebecca Elizabeth Unknown.
Conway, Martha Jane Goforth      Mar. 9, 1866 - Jan. 2, 1945.     MO Death Cert.#7326: Daughter of John Goforth & Martha Conway. Widow of John Conway. Informant W. T. Conway, Rat MO. Burial Jan. 2, 1945. Another source has her mother's name Sarah Jane Conway. Parents of Sina E. Conway, William T. F. Conway, Cynthia E. Conway (m. Henry A. Goforth), Charles J. Conway (m. Easter Goforth), Manuel J. Conway, Annie May Conway (m. William Everett Sullivan) & Ira Wesley Conway (m. Ethel Myers).

 

Conway, Joseph         Dec. 10, 1863 - Sep. 4, 1918.     Son of Joseph 'Major' Conway & Minnie Pearl Warren. Married Louisa (or Eliza) Jane Brawley abt. 1885. She was the daughter of William Carroll Brawley & Brilla Davis. MO Death Cert.#31239: Born Reynolds Co MO. Died Moore Twp Shannon Co MO. Burial Sep. 5, 1918. Father of William H. (m. Rosa Laxton), Robert, John W. (m. Della Meade), Lucy (m. Elmer A. Camden), Mollie, Lawrence & Elijah Conway.

 

Conway, Lindel L.      Mar. 1, 1937 - Nov. 3, 1938.

 

Conway, Little Pearl      Aug. 16, 1914 - Dec. 7, 1914.

 

Conway, Lonnie      Dec. 5, 1903 - Aug. 26, 1909.

 

Conway, Lou Gene      Mar. 4, 1941 - May 12, 1998.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE: Married Abt. 1874.
Conway, Louisa 'Eliza' McCarty      May 29, 1856 - Apr. 29, 1879.
Conway, William Robert      Sep 20, 1855 - Dec. 30, 1916.     Son of Benjamin Conway & Elizabeth Hunter. He married 2nd Winnie J. Wood 28 Nov 1882 Shannon Co MO. Children of W. R. & Eliza: Mary Jane (m. Luke Bunch); John Wesley (m. Vergie Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Swiney) & Jerry Conway (died young). Children of W. R. & Winnie: Sarah Ann (m. William Alexander Dillard); Nancy; Martha (m. Sidney Thomas); Dora (m. Firman Goforth; Syntha A.; Elvira; Walter & Benjamin Conway.

 

Conway, Lucy      Born & died Jan. 23, 1917.     Daughter of Charles V. Conway & Modena Widger. Conway, Myrtle      Dec. 4, 1925 - Oct. 6, 1923.

 

Conway, Nettie J.      1896 - 1941.

 

Conway, Norma Lea      Born & died May 29, 1930.

 

Conway, Pauline V.      Dec. 26, 1922 - Jun. 29, 1983.

 

Conway, Ralph C.      Dec. 24, 1897 - Jul. 11, 1901.     Son of John Wesley Conway & Vergie Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Swiney.

 

Conway, Robert L.      Aug., 1889 - 1964.     Son of Joseph Conway & Louisa Jane Brawley.

 

Conway, Ruby Lucille      May 6, 1928 - Mar. 25, 1930.

 

Conway, Scheriene      May 19, 1949 - Living.

 

Conway, Shirley      1936 - 1937.

 

Conway, Sirilda E.      Jun. 16, 1909 - Nov. 28, 1942.

 

Conway, Thomas 'Tom'      Feb. 17, 1841 - Jun. 7, 1921.     Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Conway. Married Sarah Ann McCarter 13 May 1860 Dent Co MO. Note: Thomas Conway was Confederate soldier during the Civil War in Freeman's MO Cavalry Regiment. ~ Cathy Hill

 

Conway, Tressie Imo Jean      Died Feb. 19, 1931.

 

Conway, Wayne      Died Mar. 30, 1930.

 

Conway, Willis G.      May 22, 1934 - Jun. 27, 1988.

 

Ellerman, William Henry 'Bill'     Feb. 24, 1855 - Dec. 1, 1942.     MO Death Cert.#42185: Son of Garrett Ellerman (Germany) [& Mary C. Beckman.] Burial Dec. 2, 1942. Informant Lee Ellerman.

 

Gore, Hurbert L.      Mar. 22, 1939 - Mar. 25, 1940.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE: Married 13 Apr 1893 Shannon Co MO.
Herrin, Jackson C.      1858 - Jul. 29, 1921.     Son of Samuel N. Herrin & Margaret Unknown. Another source has born Jul., 1862.
Herrin, Zillie      1886 - Jul. 14, 1929.     (Zilla Widger). Another source has her date of birth 1874.

 

Herrin, Lydia      Feb. 23, 1912 - Aug. 30, 1934.

 

Lee, Giles L.      No dates.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE:
Rivers, Golden W.      Dec. 1, 1907 - Jun. 9, 1985.
Rivers, Virgie L.      Dec. 2, 1910 - Mar. 30, 1990.

 

Saylors, Rebeckey      Died Apr. 8, 1911.

 

Stulce, M. J.      Dec. 15, 1910 - Jul. 19, 1911.

 

Sullivan, Lucian L.      1911 - 1975.     Son of Wallace M. Sullivan & Mary Conway.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE:  
Sullivan, Mary Conway      Feb. 24, 1889 - Oct. 23, 1977.
Sullivan, Wallis M.      Nov. 23, 1886 - Aug. 9, 1955.     (Wallace M. Sullivan) Son of William R. Sullivan & Eliza Jane Shrewsberry.

 

HUSBAND & WIFE: Married 31 Jul 1890 Shannon Co MO.
Thomas, Amon      Sep. 23, 1867 - May 24, 1930.     (a/k/a Ammon M. Thomas). MO Death Cert.#20262: Sep. 23, 1871 - May 24, 1931. Son of William Thomas & Polly Ann Goforth. Informant W. W. Thomas. Burial May 25, 1931 at Swiney Cemetery.
Thomas, Sarah 'Elizabeth' Conway      Jun. 20, 1872 - Apr. 4, 1951.     Daughter of Thomas Conway & Cynthia Adeline Herrin. Parents of William Thomas., Whitman, Noah A., Millie J., Mexico, Benjamin Harrison & Wesley R. Thomas.

 

Thomas, William Hickman 'Hick'      Aug. 9, 1890 - Mar. 1, 1943.     Son of Ammon M. Thomas & Sarah Elizabeth Conway.

 

Thomas, Noah A.     Jan. 15, 1896 - Jan. 12, 1969.     Son of Ammon M. Thomas & Sarah Elizabeth Conway.

 

Thomas, Wesley R.      Feb. 28, 1906 - Mar. 3, 1995.     Son of Ammon M. Thomas & Sarah Elizabeth Conway.

 

Williams, Verdis      1923 - 2000.     Husband of Maxine Hill.

 

Wilson, Judy A.      Sep. 24, 1952 - Mar. 16, 1986. 

 

 


 

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