Bethel Cemetery Head Stones

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Picture of Bethel Cemetery
© 2002 Angie Jenkins Long

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The Bethel Cemetery is located approximately 10 miles north and 8 1/2 miles west of Stringtown, Oklahoma, near the Wardville Community. It is behind an old abandoned church house, but the cemetery is well kept, and is still active.

The following information has been submitted by Angie Jenkins Long. Angie has reached a brick wall in her research and if anyone can help her, she would be most grateful. Surnames she is reaching are: Caudill/Cordell - Davis - Jenkins - Marcum - Moody - Taylor - Thomas and more. She can be reached at Angie

JanieRhyne AndieRhyne FMRhyne                  JANIE RHYNE                                     ANDIE RHYNE                                     F. M. RHYNE

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RHYNE, Janie MARCUM - b. Dec. 4, 1884 d. July 27, 1903 Note: She is the first wife of Sam C. RHYNE (buried in Wardville Cem.) married Oct. 12, 1902 in Atoka - Choctaw Nation. She is the daughter of James A. and Mary Melissa Caudill/Cordell MARCUM, sister to my grandmother, Ida Pearl Marcum Jenkins.

RHYNE, Andie - b. July 26, 1903 d. August 19, 1903 Son of Sam C. and Janie Marcum Rhyne.

The story I have been told by Kathy Lynch is that one hot summer night Sam and Janie (who lived in the house near the Cairo Cemetery and owned the land at that time) were sleeping on the screened in porch. Someone came up to the house late that night and Janie got up to go into the house. She ran into the pot bellied stove and went into labor. The baby was born and she died the next day. Andie lived a couple more weeks.

RHYNE, F. M. - Note: I don't know anything about this one but he is buried next to the above and must be related to Sam.