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Richland County
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Upper Big Willow Cemetery
Tombstone Photos

These photos were generously taken and contributed to these pages by Larry & Linda Kopet!   Please take a moment to thank them for this terrific resource!  Use your back browser button to return to this page. Please note that these generous contributions do not necessarily depict all tombstone photographs for a given cemetery.

Black, Inez
Black, Inez
Boyd, Floyd L. and Lillie V.
Boyd, Samuel and Rosetta
Boyd, Floyd L. and Lillie V
Boyd, Gerald H
Boyd, Samuel and Rosetta
Burdick, Alonzo H. and Hannah S.
Burdick, Minnett A.
Burdick, Alonzo and Anna S
Burdick, Minnie
Carpenter, Bertha
Carpenter, Ernest
Carpenter, unclear male
Carpenter, Bertha
Carpenter, Ernest
Carpenter, unclear male
Carpenter, unclear male (2)
Cooper, Elizabeth
Cooper, Stephanie Ann
Cooper, Donnie
Cooper, Elizabeth
Cooper, Molley Bell
Cooper, Samuel Milton
Cooper, Stephanie Ann
Elliott, Beverly Jean
Elliott, Beverly Jean
Elliott, Ernest P
Elliott, Helen
Fry, Willis and Ethel
Fry, Willis and Ethel
Grimes, Fred
Hill, Ed and Annie
Hill, James A. and Mary E.
Hill, James H.
Hill, M.
Hill, Ed and Annie
Hill, James A. and Mary E
Hill, James H
Hill, M
Husker, Frank G.
Husker, Frank G
Ironmonger, Ardella M.
Ironmonger, Mathew M. and Elizabeth A.
Ironmonger, Oscar L. and Lavida M.
Ironmonger, Preston
Ironmonger, Annie
Ironmonger, Ardella M
Ironmonger, Dorothy
Ironmonger, Edward L
Ironmonger, Father and Mother
Ironmonger, George
Ironmonger, John H
Ironmonger, Martha
Ironmonger, Matthew M. and Elizabeth A
Ironmonger, Preston
Ironmonger, Richard
Ironmonger, Wm. Bood
Jaquish, Alice M.
Jaquish, Avery G.
Jaquish, Alice M
Jaquish, Avery C
Jaquish, Elizabeth
Miller, Anton (Tony) and Clara A. Marshall
Miller, Anton (Tony) and Clara A. Marshall
Newkirk, Frank D.
Newkirk, Hazel Ironmonger
Newkirk, infant female
Newkirk, Allen C
Newkirk, Casey Allen
Newkirk, Dan
Newkirk, female infant
Newkirk, Hazel Ironmonger
Newkirk, Norman F
Newkirk, Pat
Newkirk, Pete
Newkirk, Sandra K
Osborne, George W. and Marietta
Osborne, James W. and Donna L.
Osborne, George W. and Marietta
Osborne, James W. and Donna L
Osborne, James William
Outcalt, Frederick and Elizabeth E.
Outcalt, Hannah R.
Outcalt, Mary E.
Outcalt, Frederick and Elizabeth E
Outcalt, Hannah R
Rabuck, Edith
Revels, Lincoln
Roberts, Capitola H.
Roberts, Capitola H
Rosenbach, unclear
Rou, Asa C
Rou, Milton
Row, Asa C.
Row, Milton M.
Scoles, Hannah M.
Scoles, Hannah M
Shaw, female infant
Shaw, female infant
Solles, Roy S. and Mabel G.
Solles, Roy S. and Mabel C
Stout, Jonathan and Cordelia
Stout, Merit
Stout, Jonathan and Cornelia
Stout, Merit
Upper Big Willow Cemetery Sign
Upper Big Willow Cemetery Sign,  
Walker, Edward C.
Walker, Edward C. and Polina Burmingham
Walker, Levi A.
Walker, Edward C
Walker, Edward C. and Polina Birmingham
Walker, Levi A. (Confederate Soldier)
Walker, Paulina
Walters, Nancy Jean
Wilder, George D. and Mary E
Wilder, Robert John Lawrence (infant)
Willis, George and Nettie
Woodruff, Raymond Gene

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WISCONSIN MUNICIPALITIES: Cities Towns, and Villages, often referred to as 'municipalities' in Wisconsin law, are the governmental units that relate most directly to citizens' everyday lives.

TOWNS, like counties, were created by the state to provide basic municipal services. Rooted in New England and New York tradition, town government came to Wisconsin with the settlers, but Wisconsin towns were not like their Eastern counterparts that reflected the existing patterns of local settlement. In Wisconsin, towns are geographical subdivisions of counties. Towns originally served (and for the most part they continue to serve) rural areas. Towns govern those areas of Wisconsin not included in the corporate boundaries of cities and villages.

The difference between "township" and "town" often confuses the public. In Wisconsin, "township' refers to the surveyor's township which was laid out to identify land parcels within a county. Theoretically. a township is a square tract of land, measuring six miles on a side for a total of 36 square miles in the unit. Each township is divided into 36 sections. "Town", as the word is used in Wisconsin, denotes a specific unit of government. It's boundaries may coincide with the surveyor's township or it may look quite different. A Town may include one, parts of or several townships.

CITIES and VILLAGES, often referred to as "incorportated areas", govern territory where population is more concentrated. In general, minimum population for incorporation as a village is 150 residents for an isolated village and 2,500 for a metropolitan village located in a more densely settled area. For cities, the minimums are 1,000 and 5,000 respectively. As cities and villages are incorporated, they are carved out of the town territory and become independent units no longer subject to the town's control. The remainder of the town may take on a 'Swiss cheese" configuration as its area is reduced.

[Information above taken from "State of Wisconsin Blue Book 1997-1998"]

ProjectCopyright Notice: These generous contributions do not necessarily depict all tombstone photographs for a given cemetery. The source for many of the cemetery names and placenames on these pages come from Cemetery Locations in Wisconsin, 3rd edition, compiled by Linda M. Herrick and Wendy K. Uncapher. The book is published by Origins at 4327 Milton Ave. Janesville, WI 53546. All files on this site are copyrighted by their creator and/or contributor. They may be linked to but may not be reproduced on another site without specific permission from Tina Vickery [] and/or their contributor. Although public information is not in and of itself copyrightable, the format in which they are presented, the notes and comments, etc., are. It is however, quite permissable to print or save the files to a personal computer for personal use ONLY.

This page was last updated 20 November 2012