Donald I Good
2011 May 31
Same grave markers next day
Wedel's history of the immigrants from the S. S. City of Richmond says
that while they stay in Peabody for about three weeks in Sep-Oct 1874,
some of their children died, and then he says this.
"The town [Peabody] had no cemetery at this time. A few miles north
there was a place with a few graves. Since there was no other way of
transportation, the bodies were carried there and buried." (1 p65)
These photos of pages from the records for Peabody's
Prairie Lawn Cemetery (2) and markers at the cemetery show
burials there as early as 1871.
The following are only some of the burials before Nov
1871 Jan 10 Mears, Anna
1871 Apr 14 Mears, Lottie
1871 Aug 10 Stephens, Charles
1871 Aug 15 Sands, Harry B
1871 Sep 2 Stephens, Calvin
1872 ___ __ Fisher, Job
1872 Oct 25 Alburn, Anna
1873 Oct 27 Keeve, John J.
1873 Oct 30 Kelly, Mary
1874 Oct 27 Salisbury, Mary J.
The Mears marker is for three sisters, Laura, Lottie, and Anna.