Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Abi Brown Evans, Brookside Cemetery


Brookside Cemetery
Cemetery History

Brookside Cemetery dates back to 1853, when the land was purchased from William H. Hoag. The first burial here was on August 13, 1853, for Valentine Ream. The City's original burial ground was located at the corner of South Ottawa and East Kilbuck Streets, now the site of Elliot Park and the Scout Cabin. The 282 bodies originally interned there were moved to Brookside over a 10-year period, commencing in 1853.

Tecumseh's first sexton was John McConnell, who began his tenure in 1839, at the original cemetery and then oversaw the move to Brookside. Many of Tecumseh's first settlers rest in Brookside, among them Joseph Brown and his family, and Abi Evans, wife of Musgrove Evans, and two of their children.
Postcard Courtesy of Ashley Chase, Tecumseh, MI

Among the historical artifacts in Brookside is the stone vault near Evans Creek. First serving as winter storage for upcoming spring burials, it is now used for miscellaneous storage. Future plans call for rehabilitation of this building. The Civil War monument now located in Brookside was originally built in 1882, and was located in Monument Square, which is now the site of the Tecumseh Public Library. It was moved to Brookside around 1928.

The stone Mausoleum was built in 1913. It features two stained glass windows, one set in a transom over the double door entry. These windows are registered with the Michigan Stained Glass Census. The Stacey Memorial Arch, located at the main entrance to Brookside, was built in 1915. The 40-foot long granite arch weighs 8-tons and was a gift from Gertrude & George H. Stacy, co-editor of the Tecumseh Herald.

"Cemeteries are not so much for the dead as they are for the living, and the headstones and monuments in them help us to remember those who came before us"

- Author Unknown

No comments:

Post a Comment

Search This Blog

My Mom

My Mom

Sisters

Sisters

Dad and his brothers

Dad and his brothers

Grandma Carrie Ely

Grandma Carrie Ely
lived to be 94 years old

Jeanetta Koons and sister Margaret

Jeanetta Koons and sister Margaret

Lana, Amber and Brandon Jenkins

Lana, Amber and Brandon Jenkins

"Bethie and Kevin"

"Bethie and Kevin"

Redone for "Bridges of Madison County"

Redone for "Bridges of Madison County"

Madison County Courthouse

Madison County Courthouse

Clarks Tower, Winterset, Iowa

Clarks Tower, Winterset, Iowa
In honor of Caleb Clark

Winterset, Iowa

Winterset, Iowa
"The Bridges of Madison County"

Spencer, Iowa

Spencer, Iowa
Home of some of the Callery's

Brownsville, Jefferson co, New York

Brownsville, Jefferson co, New York
Main street, 1909

Forefathers

Forefathers
An old Quaker Cemetery

Madison county, Iowa

Madison county, Iowa

Our Family Homes--Then and Now

Our Homes, some were lived in for generation, some for just a short time.

Musgrove and Abi Brown Evans Home

Musgrove and Abi Brown Evans Home
Musgrove Evans home

Musgrove Evans

Musgrove Evans

The Ely Home est. 1880

The Ely Home est. 1880
919 Second St., Webster City, Iowa

Home of Jacob J. and Pamela Brown

Home of Jacob J. and Pamela Brown
Brownsville, Jefferson co, NY

Home of Pheobe Walton and Caleb Ball

Home of Pheobe Walton and Caleb Ball
, , PA

Villages, Towns and Cities of my family.

Some of the homes and places my family and extended family have lived.

See photos below the posts.

About Me

My photo
I am a very busy grandma and mom to a passel of kids! I love crafts and enjoy sharing with others. I am involved in several groups that have shared interests. I have been involved with lots of home make-overs and enjoy decorating for myself and friends.

Sword of the Border

Sword of the Border
Book on the life of Jacob Jennings Brown

Followers