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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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Military Veterans Beneath Overgrowth in Farview Cemetery

In addition to cleaning Fairview Cemetery on 300 Holman Street in Greenwood, SC, we are working to document the people that are buried there hoping that any descendants looking for ancestors will be able to find them.  In addition to finding ministers and masons we are uncovering the graves of military veterans of World War I and World War II. 

We hope that we will be able to find churches and concerned people in the community that will help us to maintain Fairview Cemetery.  We feel it is our moral obligation to uncover these graves and save what history we can that documents the lives of those buried therein.  In a few cases, all we started with is a headstone.

Help us remember the men whose headstones we have found that served our country.  Hopefully they will not remain among the forgotten:

James Nelson Adams
James Nelson Adams. Photo taken by Jim Ravencraft, April 2014.

James H. Backus
James H. Backus served in Company A., 489th Engineer Battalion in Engineers Division from New York as a private first class. 

Emsey C. Boozer
Emsey C. Boozer. Photo taken by Jim Ravencraft, April 2014.  
Frank McGhee
South Carolina, Pvt Co B 534 SVC BN, ENGR CORPS, World War I & II
July 18, 1898
March 14, 1960

William Nedwood
William Nedwood.  This photo was taken by Jim Ravencraft, April 2014.

Thomas L. Puckett
Served as a Private First Class in the US Army during World War II.

This is not a complete list of veterans buried in Fairview Cemetery.  Research is ongoing.  If you would like to donate to the volunteer effort to clean and maintain Fairview Cemetery, please forward your donation to:

Greenwood Historical Society
P. O. Box. 49653
Greenwood, South Carolina 29649
C/O Carol Scales

Please specify that your donation is for Fairview Cemetery.


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