Endangered Cemetery Report by Tim Godsil
Cemetery: Soperville Cemetery
Sign: Yes----Made by Tim Godsil
Street: 2053 Soperville Road across the road.
lat ns: 410050N
long ew: 902407W
Status: In Active
Directions: 2053 Soperville Road across the Soperville Road
Water source: No
Features: up a hill
Property: By a cornfield.
Enclosure: No fence
Gate: no Gate but Tim has put out a solar light
Gravestones: Tim has found five others have reported about 17 and another
report is 40-50 at one time. I have to look this up.
Restoration: Yes by Tim Godsil
Association: No one will lay claim to the Cemetery
Records: at Library in Galesburg, IL, I have a copy of them
Availability: Knox County
Genealogical Society at Galesburg Library, -
Landscaping: Tim is trying to make a park near where the burials are to
plan a picnic; later for descendants of Casson's & Tyron's buried
Paths: Yes, made by Tim Godsil and kept open by Tim
Trees: Yes, Tim has cut some but needs some help to get some more cut
Others: Foot Stones
Photos: Yes, I took several copies of the tombstones today and Tim is
getting a copy of them from me. Plus, I forgot to ask Tim about photos he
might of taken. Tim????
Condition: Cemetery only maintained by Tim Godsil
Groundcover: Tim keeps it weeded and tries to trim the small trees that
keep growing. He needs some brush killer to help with that.
Problem1: Tim needs some help in maintaining this cemetery. He feels
very protective and he is very knowledgeable of the people buried here.
He would like to be able to locate more tombstones if at all possible and
also do more in the maintaining of the ones already there. He needs
some cement and some brush & weed killer at the present time to help keep
Problem 2: He is only 13 years old and has no money and would love some
help on this. What Tim says "I accidentally clicked two other
general problems. The cemetery is surely neglected I myself am the only
person the takes care of it and it isn't even my cemetery.
Owner: No One will claim ownership.
Visited: by Tim and he will take you there anytime you would like to see
it. He has also visited a descendant who is now in a Nursing Home,
wrote to another, joined the Knox County Genealogical Society. Tim
is really trying hard to do something for the last resting place of these
people. I think he has done a fabulous job and really could use our
help or anyone who read this email Tim with any advice, or anything to
help him on his way.
Name: Tim Godsil
Date: June 21 2005
Surnames: Casson/Cosson, Tryon
Other Information: Tim is also in the process of redoing an old
camper of his dad's. When he gets the remodeling done he plans to
sell it. He wants to buy, I can't remember the name of it, but it
helps to locate graves, tombstones or anything that would be buried in the
ground. Tim is working hard in this project... If you can be of any
help to him or just want to show your support email him at his email
address above. You will have to copy and paste as have it so it
won't be copied due to spamming emails. Thanks for your support.
Support: Foxie & Kate Hagerty & Tim needs other people to help him out...
click on his email or mine... Thanks bunches.....
click on photo for bigger view. Thanks!
|Photo taken by Foxie Hagerty
for report Tim
just need someone to help
keep up the good job he's
accomplished on this cemetery.
Tim for a very,
wonderful, fabulous job you
done here..... And I know
Casson and Tryon's who are buried here
you as well. You've single handedly
on the map...