Willow Bank Cemetery fonds

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Willow Bank Cemetery fonds

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  • Textual record
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1900.434-WBC, 2011.034-WBC

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  • 1880- 1987 (Creation)
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    Willow Bank Cemetery

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1 box of textual records
4 maps

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(1880-present)

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The Willow Bank Cemetery was incorporated 10 April, 1880. The cemetery consisted of 9 acres of land donated by John W. Barss, Warden of the County of Kings, for use as a public burying ground. The Corporation consisted of 12 trustees, and lot holders (anyone owning a lot of 100 square feet or more). Business was conducted primarily by 4 officers: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. It was the Secretary’s duty to records the minutes of meetings, maintain a book of all lots sales, a book of receipts and expenditures, and a book of interments (which included name, age, residence, occupation and lot number of person being buried).

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The fonds consists of 16 files of textual records and 4 maps. Many of the record books contain minutes as well as records of sales of lots, and names of those buried in the cemetery. The maps demonstrate the layout of the cemetery and often include plot numbers.

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