UNION PROSPECT CEMETERY
ABERDEEN, NEW JERSEY


Union Prospect Cemetery is located between Lloyd and Reids Hill Roads, Aberdeen, New Jersey. Also known Booker Cemetery, the 1.3 acres are unkept. Several gravestones are broken, toppled or illegible. There are a few hand carved stones, some cement stones and one unusual marker with small blue tiles. At least a dozen grave sites are unmarked. Some graves have small aluminum courtesy markers from local funeral homes. There are about 125 known burials. The oldest legible gravestone is dated 1902.
Aberdeen Township Historian Edward Fitzgerald is of the opinion that all burials in this cemetery are African Americans. As of the walk through on September 12, 1998, the most recently known burial was 1996.

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Name of Deceased Date of Birth Date of Death Comment

1. _, Jeanette 1910 broken & toppled, near Schanck stone

2. Anthony, Oscar 4/22/1913 3/4/1985 PFC US Army WWII, Bedle FH

3. Armour, baby girl 1992 1992 Childs FH

4. Armour, Benjamin H. 2/17/1908 6/9/1995

5. Armour, James D. 1976 1989 Childs FH

6. Armour, Veola 1908 1985

7. Bagby, Maggie 1870 1953

8. Baird, William 5/31/1926 4/30/1995 Bedle FH, of Hazlet

9. Brewer, Elsie 4/23/1891 6/19/1908 of Oak Shades; marker toppled; 14 yrs. old; obit 6/11/1908, p5c1.

10. Brown, Floyd 1988 Childs FH

11. Brown, Jefferson no dates no dates family of

12. Browne, Ruth Major 1909 no date on same stone with Leanna Major

13. Butler, Pamela Carter 7/7/1992

14. Callander, Harry D. 9/4/1935 6/22/1995 Pvt. US Army WWII, of Red Bank

15. Callander, Nina S. 6/20/1900 9/30/1989 mother, of Matawan

16. Carter, Mabel A. 3/1/1893 11/22/1974 1892 on stone

17. Carter, Russell L. 1/7/1910 9/1979 dad, of Matawan

18. Coleman, Mildred 11/6/1897 6/26/1935

19. Cranshaw, _ 2/20/1891 9/11/1948 broken stone, hand chiseled

20. Cranshaw, Benjamin H. 9/17/1891 6/18/1967 NJ Pvt CO B 807 Pioneer INF WWI, of Hazlet

21. Cranshaw, Earl 9/10/1920 7/23/1982 US Army WWII, of Highlands

22. Cranshaw, Lester, Sr. 11/20/1889 10/1964

23. Cranshaw, Lester, Jr. 2/6/1916 6/29/1929 13 yrs. old; son of Lester Sr. and Grace; ceramic tiled stone; obit 7/5/1929

24. Cranshaw? 1776-1-24? Mother

25. Cranshaw? 1902 Brother

26. Cranshaw? 1914 Baby

27. Dandridge, Avenel A. 1/20/1905 4/15/1989 on stone with Royal L. Hinton, Childs FH

28. Davis, Joseph C. 1/30/1943 10/1981 Bedle FH

29. Davis, Jr., Walter T. 1941 1985 Bedle FH

30. Davis, Lizzie Bell 2/21/1917 10/28/1984 Bedle FH

31. Davis, Shaniece Danielle 7/31/1984 6/2/1985

32. Davis, Sr., Walter T. 1911 1985 Bedle FH

33. Dean, Allen 1961 1989 SP4 US Army

34. Deckle, Sr., Carlton M. 5/17/1941 2/15/1984 Veteran?

35. Earle, Harry 10/22/1890 11/11/1911

36. Edwards, Johnnye Lee 1922 1988 wife, Childs FH

37. Forston, Mamie 1913 1983 Bedle FH

38. Gatson, Vivian 10/11/1931 2/1/1997 James FH, Perth Amboy, NJ

39. Gilchrist, Lawrence P. 1/22/1905 10/13/1967 PVT 470M Truck Regt WWII

40. Gillman, Preston 1988 Childs FH

41. Golden, Elihu 2/19/1914 12/1979 Childs FH, of Red Bank

42. Golden, Lethea 1910 1971 mother

43. Gordon, Cherry E. 8/9/1930 5/1980 Bedle FH, of Hazlet

44. Gray, Ann Marie 1/11/1938 8/1979 Bedle FH, of Matawan

45. Gray, Eugene 9/8/1942 4/1976 Bedle FH, of Hazlet

46. Gray, Hester 1900 1947 Bedle FH

47. Gray, Katie Dickens 11/16/1907 5/19/1996 Bedle FH, of Matawan

48. Gray, Sr., Jesse 3/25/1918 9/1971 Bedle FH

49. Griffin, Wade H. 12/14/1904 5/12/1967 NJ PVT US Army WWII

50. Gross, Ann R. 1900 1983 Bedle FH

51. Hampton, Helen B. 1/25/1917 12/24/1989 of Hazlet

52. Hannon, Phil 1900 1992 Bedle FH

53. Harrison, Eleanor H. 7/27/1915 5/26/1997 Childs FH, of Neptune and Eatontown

54. Herring, Charles 6/5/1908 1/31/1985 TEC5 US Army WWII, Bedle FH

55. Hicks, James 1989 Veteran?, Childs FH

56. Hinton, Naomi E. 9/4/1897 10/1993 on stone with Royal L., Childs FH, of Hazlet

57. Hinton, Royal L. 3/11/1898 10/1975 on stone with Naomi E., Childs FH, of Hazlet

58. Hodge, Carswell W. 7/28/1923 3/7/1966 NJSTM1 USNR WWII

59. Horton, Elizabeth E. 10/101926 5/16/1997 Bedle FH, of Middletown

60. Jackson, Jr., Washington, H. 8/23/1913 7/22/1968 NJ 1st Sgt 1349 Engr GS Regt WWII

61. Jackson, Lousia 1845 1927 on same stone with William A. Suydam

62. Johnson, Edith G. 4/15/1897 4/1983 mother of Harry G., wife of Isaac E.

63. Johnson, Harry G. 1903 1958 son of Isaac E. and Edith G.

64. Johnson, Isaac E. 1885 1957 father of Harry G., husband of Edith G.

65. Johnson, Laurance I. 1957 1976

66. Jones, Cleola 1895 1992 wife

67. Jones, David 12/5/1939 11/15/1994 SP4 US Army, Childs FH

68. Jones, Lilla M. 1922 1964 Bedle FH

69. Jones, Valerie 1942 1988 Bedle FH

70. Kendrick, Catherine R. 1928 1992 Cotton FH, Orange, NJ

71. Kinel, Adolphus no date no date father

72. King, Henry 9/12/1827 2/9/1910 of Wickatunk; marker toppled; obit 2/17/1910 p1c 1.

73. Knight, Harry 3/24/1941 807 Pioneer INF WWI

74. Lawson, Lillie R. no date no date Childs FH

75. Lee, John E. 3/11/1940 12/21/1994 SP5 US Army, Childs FH

76. Lee, Ronald D. 12/29/1958 4/1/1988 Sgt. USMC

77. Lee, Sr., William P. 6/25/1911 1/18/1993 of Matawan

78. Lester, Adeline no date on same Lester stone

79. Lester, Emma no date on same Lester stone

80. Lester, Lillian no date on same Lester stone

81. Lester, Marie 1900 1953 mother, on same Lester stone

82. Lester, Sam no date on same Lester stone

83. Lester, Union 10/271899 11/1966 father, on same Lester stone, of Matawan

84. Magee Flossie M. 1897 1973 aunt

85. Major, Arlene 6/19/1946 5/2/1975 on same stone with Mary Alice Major

86. Major, Eliza Jane 1882 1951 on same stone with Frank Major

87. Major, Frank 1882 1950 on same stone with Eliza Jane Major

88. Major, Gloria Mae 1931 1931 7 months old

89. Major, Leanna 7/13/1916 5/1985 on same stone with Ruth Browne, of Asbury Park

90. Major, LeRoy Frank 1904 1942 Veteran?

91. Major, Mary Alice 9/24/1906 7/10/1972 on same stone with Arlene Major

92. Mandeville, Tyrone 12/31/1963 10/3/1993 Bedle FH

93. Medas, Gordon A. 1940 12/1994 Childs FH

94. Mitter, Roland Punkin 5/14/1940 4/12/1996 FreeMason? symbol

95. Morbley, Mildred J. 1/11/1919 10/6/1993 Childs FH

96. Moss, Martha Jackson 1916 1985 Bedle FH

97. Pitman, Royal Pusey 7/19/1905 1/19/1988 Bedle FH, of Englishtown

98. Rice, Alonzo 3/15/1908 12/1986 same stone with Eura, Childs FH, of Elizabeth

99. Rice, Eura Mae no date no date same stone with Alonzo

100. Rice, Sr., Ulysses 3/16/1916 5/8/1988 Childs FH

101. Rice, Tarby 6/16/1914 9/1981 SD3 USN WWII, of Matawan

102. Royster, Dorothy 5/9/1910 7/1982 Bedle FH, of Matawan

103. Royster, James D. 10/27/1947 9/12/1989 Veteran?

104. Royster, Lottie Mae 5/19/1930 4/14/1988 Bedle FH, of Hazlet

105. Sampson, Katie W. 8/9/1988 Childs FH

106. Schanck, George A. 12/14/1863 12/25/1908

107. Sims, Helen M. 1916 1976

108. Suydam, _ll 1972 broken marker

109. Suydam, Clarence Andrew 12/3/1906 9/1981 STM1 USN WWII, of Middletown

110. Suydam, Martha J. 3/14/1884 12/1977 on same stone with William A., of Matawan

111. Suydam, Oliver 1950 1987 Bedle FH

112. Suydam, William A. 1883 1948 on same stone with Martha J.

113. Thomas, Sr., Joseph B. 6/1/1898 9/16/1988 O.G.O.W.

114. Thor_ illegible sandstone

115. Towler, Annie 1910 no date on same stone with Richard & Richard

116. Towler, Clarance A. 1896 no date son of Samuel C. and M. Susie

117. Towler, Jr., Richard 1948 no date on same stone with Annie & Richard

118. Towler, M. Susie 1874 1943 wife of Samuel C., mother of Clarance

119. Towler, Richard 7/31/1906 6/1959 on same stone with Annie & Richard

120. Towler, Samuel C. 1872 1954 father of Clarance, husband of M. Susie

121. Towler, William no dates no dates and family

122. Westley, Felton 1902 1991 Childs FH

123. Westley, Victoria 6/1/1894 6/1982 1900 on stone, of Red Bank

124. Williams, Marie 12/2/1908 8/1995 Bedle FH, of Perth Amboy

125. Wilson, Wilhemina 1921 1961


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