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Grave News
July 2009
Page Six

Boone County, Iowa

From the Perry Daily Chief, September 9, 1913: "Cemetery is Deeded to Township Trustees." Transfer of bodies in Old Williams Burying Ground located west of Madrid was completed at a cost of $4557.88 to Milwaukee Road. Eighty-three bodies were taken up from the ground which was needed to brace the gigantic fill which joins on the high bridge of the Milwaukee Road across the Des Moines River. An undertaker was present along with relatives of the deceased. New caskets and lots in other cemeteries were secured. Expenses included undertaker fees, railroad fare for the relatives, livery, board for relatives and incidentals, all arising from the transfer of bodies. The bodies were taken to Mount Hope Cemetery, Hopkins Grove, Fairview, Hull, Seevers, and the Boone City cemetery.


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