Greensburg, Indiana courthouse
Greensburg, Indiana courthouse

 

Photographs from the South Park cemetery in Greensburg, Indiana

Overview of Sisco grave plots Overview of Sisco grave plots - (l. to r.) Sharon Parish and Bede Cisco Overview of Walker/Wilson grave plots - Bede Cisco on left
Gravestone of Francis W. Sisco 1st wife of F. W. Sisco
Francis W. Sisco gravestone Catharine Kisling Sisco Lelia Sisco Barclay
Jeremiah Crawford and Melissa Sisson (Sisco) Walker Lelia Gertrude Walker Reine May (Wilson) Heath

 

All photographs taken by Robert Matthews in April 2000

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Click here for more information of Francis Wilson Sisco

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Additional notes taken at South Park cemetery

    • C. W. Cisco (Charles Wilson Cisco) Lot 427 old grounds
      • Adelia (1st wife) of C.W. Cisco was born Aug. 15, 1839 and died Jan. 20, 1866
      • Julie E. Miller (2nd wife) and C.W. Sisco were married Nov. 15, 1866 -- Source: Greensburg library marriage book J p.76

    • Lydia Cisco, age 87, died on June 13, 1928 and is buried in the Methodist section
    • William Ballard is buried in Lot 223

Additional notes taken at Greensburg, Indiana library

    • Lelia Sisco m. Robert Barclay on Aug. 13, 1879 -- Source: Greensburg library marriage book L p.192
    • America Josephine Sisco m. Giles Romaine on Oct. 25, 1877 -- Source: Greensburg library marriage book K p.538
    • Melissa S. Sisco m. J. Walker on Mar. 16, 1865 -- Source: Greensburg library marriage book I p.472
    • Eliza A. Hill m. Francis W. Sisco on June 14, 1883 -- Source: Greensburg library marriage book L p.557

Additional notes taken at Indianapolis, Indiana
Historical Society library from Indianapolis City Directories

    • Bede Cisco and I spent a couple of afternoons in the new Indiana Historical museum in Indianapolis. They have a wonderful facility and we spent some time looking through 1918, 1919, and 1920 City Directories for Indianapolis. We found that Moses Sisco lived at 114 Belmont Ave in 1918, 929 Kingman in 1919, and 220 Traub Ave in 1920. We drove to the section of town where these streets are located and found that homes still exist on Traub and Belmont avenues. However, we were unable to locate any reference to Kingman. One interesting thing that we noticed about the City Directories is that they list the occupation of each person in the directory.
      The gift shop has a excellent book for sale that has complete county maps for the entire state of Indiana in 1876 (also an 1876 map of Indianapolis). We actually used this map when we were going to Fletcher Ave. and the street still exists the way it was in 1876.
    • Another reference we found was for Lelia Barclay (seamstress). She was shown living at 1131 Fletcher Ave in 1919 and 1123 Fletcher Ave in 1920.
    • For a brief period of time during July, 2000 Ancestry.com allowed non-members to access all of their databases at no-charge. I found a reference in the 1889 Indianapolis City Directory for Alonzo Sisco. He is listed as being a brakeman and living at 'b 8 Lynn'.

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