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Cities Of The Dead

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Arm Arbor does not neglect her dead They rest in several cemeteries which' in ioint of beauty, cannot be surpassed by any in the State of M ichigan. Forest Hill cemetery covers a tract of forty acres oí rolling ground lyingm the eastern portion of the city. It is only about a quarter of a mile distant frotn the Huron river and affords frora it8 highest points a beautiful view. It was first laid out in 1857. The first I ment,that of a murdered man, was made I two years later. The first president of I the cernetery corapany was W S. .May. I nard, the first clerk W. S. Saunders, and I the first treasurer Elijah W. Morgan. On July Ist, this year, there were I ied in this city of the dead, 2,818 bodies. I Quite a number have beeninterredsince I that time. The remains of many I worthyoi tizeos, including, amongothers, I the late Professors Cocker, Watson, I mer, Frieze, Winchell, Fasquelle, Morris, I Jones and Douglass, rest within its I sacred precincts. A stone receiying vault, which cost I 81,500, and is said to be the best in the I State of Michigan, stands near the entrance of the grounds. Thero is a fine stone cottage directly across the road, in which the sexton, í. V. Steinke, resides. The present officers of the Cemettiy Association are: J. Austin Scott, president and superintendent; E. B. Pond, secretary and treasurer. The Roman Catholics have a cemetery of their own in the northern part of the city, just south of the Huron river. It comprises about six acres of ground, and contains the remains of over 500 persons. The trustees who have charge of the grounds are John Finnegan and David Rinsey. The oldest cemetery in Ann Arbor has recen tly been vacated by order of the circuit court. The bodies have been removed, and the ground is now in possession of the city. This cemetery was donated by Andrew Xowland to the town of Ann Arbor, in 1832. It contained the remains of Edward Munday, first lieutenant governor of Michigan, and of other noteworthy men. The ceretery in the fifth ward, or " lower town," is the property of the city of Ann Arbor. Many of the bodies taken from the " old " cemetery were reinterred here.


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