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Superintendent- — R. E. Hayes, G8 Brenner St., Newark, N. J.
Receiving Vault — Deposit, $5. If removed within three

months, rebate is $4.
Plots — From $125 to $250, according to size and location. If
cash is paid at time of purchase, first grave will be opened
Graves: —

Single — Adult, $25, $30, $40, according to location. To
reserve grave, fee is $5. Child, under 5 ft., $14.
Under 3 ft., $9, including first opening. One adult
and one child allowed in one grave.
Opening — Up to 3 ft., $4. Between 3 and 5 ft., $5. Be-
tween 5 and 7 ft., $G. Over 7 ft., $1 extra.
Lining — Cloth, $3.
Required to Open — Eight working hours' notice and deed.



Stillbirth Burials — $4. No title to grave.
Sunday Burials — $2 extra, above all costs.
Shelter Tent — Large, $5. Small, $3.



Owned — By Woodlawn Cemetery Corporation.

Location— WOODLAWN, Bronx Borough, New York City.

Reached— By Harlem Railroad from Grand Central Station at
42d St., New York City, to Woodlawn station. Or West
Mt. Vernon trolley from Third Av. Bridge; Jerome Av.
trolley from Central Bridge. Third Av. "L" road to
Bronx Park station, via Yonkers or West Mt. Vernon trolley.

Office— At cemetery, and at 20 East 23d St., New York City.

Superintendent— Fred. R. Diering, at Cemetery office.

Receiving Vault— Deposit, adult, $30. Child, $24. Monthly
charge, adult, $5. Child, $4. If removed within ten days
to grounds in cemetery, full amount will be refunded; if
removed from cemetery, extra charge is, for adult, $5.
Child, $4, for attendance.

Private Vaults — To open, $6.

Plots— 100 sq. ft. to 200 sq. ft., $L50 to $2 per sq. ft. Avenue
lots, $2 to $5 per sq. ft. Grass-path lots, $1.50 to $2 per
sq. ft. Three-grave lots, $150 up; ten-grave lots, $480 up.

Graves : —

Single— Adult, $50. Child, $40, including first opening.
Two interments allowed in one grave. If lot is after-
wards purchased in cemetery, full price of grave re-
funded, less charge for opening. If ever removed
from grounds, refund of $22 for an adult, and $17.50
for a child.

Opening — Adult, regular depth, $G. Child under 10 years,
$5. Additional depth, $1 per ft.

Slate — Regular size, $40, including opening.

Lining — Evergreens, $10.

Required to Open — Twenty-four hours' notice and signed
order from lot owner.
Tent, Chairs, Matting, Etc— Free to lot owners; also, funeral

services may be held, free of charge, at the St. Stephen's

Episcopal Church, at Woodlawn.




Owned — By West Baptist Church of Kreischerville, Staten

Island,' N. Y.
Location— Fresh Kills Road, KREISCHERVILLE, Staten

Island, N. Y.
Reached — By Staten Island R. T. R. R., to Tottenvillc, and

hired conveyance to Kreischerville, S. I.
Superintendent — Albert Killmeyer, Kreischerville, S. I.
Plots — All sold.
Graves: —

Single — Adult, $5 to $7, according to location. Child, $3.

Opening — Adult, $5; child, $3.

Required to Open— Twenty-four hours' notice and signed
Disinterments — $G.
Stillbirth Burials — $3. No title to grave.



Owned — By Woodrow M. E. Church.

Location — ROSSVILLE, one mile from Huguenot Station,

Staten Island, N. Y.
Reached — By Staten Island R. R. to Huguenot Station.
Office — At Residence of Superintendent.
Superintendent — C. Bogardus, Jr., Rossville, S. I.
Plot^s— Eight by ten feet, $1.'5 to $30,
Graves : —

Single — $G. No child graves.

Opening — $6.

Required to Open — Twenty-four hours' notice and deed.
Stillbirth Burials — $5 for grave, $3 for opening.


Owned — By the Lot Owners, who have a vote in the manage-
ment, tlie owner of one standard-size plot (IG by 20 ft.),
being entitled to one vote.

Location— North Broadway, WHITE PLAINS, N. Y.


Reached — By Harlem Div. of N. Y. Central R. R. to White
Plains, and hired conveyance.

Office — At Cemetery, 167 N. Broadway, White Plains, N. Y.

Superintendent — C. H. Dewsnap, at Office.

Receiving Vault — Deposit for adult, $10; child, $5. If in-
terred within cemetery, full amount is refunded. If re-
moved from cemetery, a monthly charge of $2 is made.

Plots — 50, 60 and 15 cents per sq. ft., according to location.

Graves: —

Single — Adult, $10; child, $5. Only one interment per-
mitted, unless first interment is made extra deep.
Opening — Adult, $5, to thirty inches in width. Over 30
inches in width, $1 extra; over 6 ft. in depth, $1 per
each additional foot. Child, $2 to $3.
Lining — Evergreens, $5.
Slate — $30 to $45, according to size.

Required to Open — Deed or signed order from owner and
twenty-four hours' notice.

Disinterments — $5.

Stillbirth Burials — $2, giving no title to grave.

Shelter Tents — Free.

Chapel on the grounds for funeral services, charge, $2.


Owned — By Zion Episcopalian Cemetery Corporation.
Location— Broadway, DOUGLASTON, Long Island, N. Y.
Reached — By Long Island Railroad to Douglaston, L. I.
Office — At the Rectory at cemetery.
Superintendent — Rev. Albert E. Bently, at Rectory.
Plots — 16 ft. by 18 ft., for ten graves, $100.

Single — Adult, $15; child, $8. Not including first open-
ing. Two interments permitted.

Opening— For adult, $5; child, $1.50.

Required to Open — Deed and twenty-four hours' notice.
Disinterments — Free.
Stillbirth Burials — Free.
Perpetual Care — $50.

This Cemetery is only for the use of present or former
members of Zion Church. It is not a public cemetery.



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Alexandria National Cemetery,
Alexandria National Cemetery,
Andersonville National Cemetery,
Annapolis National Cemetery,
Antietam National Cemetery,
Arlington National Cemetery,
Balls Bluff National Cemetery,
Barrancas National Cemeterj%
Baton Rouge National Cemetery,
Battle Ground National Cemetery,
Beaufort National Cemetery,
Beverley National Cemetery,
Brownsville National Cemetery,
Camp Butler National Cemetery,
Camp Nelson National Cemetery,

Cave Hill National Cemetery,
Chalmette National Cemetery,
Chattanooga National Cemetery,
City Point National Cemetery,
Cold Harbor National Cemetery,
Corinth National Cemetery,
Crown Hill National Cemetery,
Culpeper National Cemetery,
Custer Battlefield National Ceme-
Cypress Hills National Cemetery,
Danville National Cemetery,
Danville National Cemetery,
Fayetteville National Cemetery,
Finn's Point National Cemetery,
Florence National Cemetery,
Fort Donaldson National Cemetery,
Fort Gibson National Cemetery,
Fort Harison National Cemetery,
Fort Leavenworth National Ceme-
Fort McPherson National Cemetery,
Fort Scott National Cemetery,
Fort Smith National Cemetery,
Fredericksburg National Cemetery,
Gettysburg National Cemetery,
Glendale National Cemetery,
Grafton National Cemetery,
Hampton National Cemetery,

Alexandria, Va.

Near Alexandria, Rapids Parish, La.

One mile from Andersonville, Ga.

Annapolis, Md.

Sharpsburg, Md.

Adjoining Fort Myer, Va.

Two miles from Leesburg, Va.

Near Warrington, Fla.

Baton Rouge, La.

Near Brightwood, D. C.

Beaufort, S. C.

Beverley, N. J.

One mile from Brownsville, Tex.

Two miles from Riverton, 111.

Seven miles southwest of Nicholas-

ville, Ky.
Louisville, Ky.

Three miles from New Orleans, La.
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Citv Point, Va.
Cold Harbor, Va.
Corinth, Miss.
Indianapolis, Ind.
Culpeper, Va.
Thirteen miles southeast from Fort

Custer, Mont.
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Danville, KJ^
Danville, Va.
Fayetteville, Ark.
Six miles from Salem, N. J.
Florence, S. C.
Dover, Tenn.
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.
Eight miles from Richmond, Va.
Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

Four miles from Maxwell, Neb.
Fort Scott, Kan.
Fort Smith, Ark.
Fredericksburg, Va.
Gettysburg, Pa.
Glendale, Va.
Grafton, W. Va.
Hampton, Va.



yalional Cemeteries.
Jefferson Barracks National Cem-
Jefferson City National Cemetery,
Keokuk National Cemetery,
Knoxville National Cemetery,
I,fl>anon National Cemetery,
l.exinpton National Cemetery,
Little Hock National Cemetery,
London Park National Cemetery,
Marietta National Cemetery,
Memphis National Cemetery,
Mexico Citv National Cemetery,
Mill Spring's National Cemetery,
Mol)ile National Cemetery,
Monnd City National Cemetery,
Nashville National Cemetery,
Natchez National Cemetery,
New All)any National Cemetery,
Newlicrn National Cemetery,
Philadelphia National Cemetery,
Poplar Grove National Cemetery,

U. S. Merchant Marine,
port Hudson National Cemetery,
(^uincy National Cemetery,
Ualeifrli National Cemetery,
HichniDiid National Cemetery,
Hock Inland National Cemetery,
St. Aufrustine National v. emetery,
Salisi)ury National Cemetery,
San Antonio National Cemetery,
San Prancisco National Cemetery,
Sante Pe National Cemetery,
vSeven Pines National Cemetery,
Shiloh National Cemetery,
Soldiers' Home National Cemetery,
Sprinfrlield National Cemetery,
Staunton National Cemetery,
Stones Hiver National Cemetery,

Vickshurp National Cemetery,
Wilmington National Cemetery,
Winchester National Cemetery,
Woodlawn National Cemetery,
iorktown National Cemetery,


Jefferson Barracks, Mo.

Jefferson City, Mo.

Keokuk, la.

Kno.wille, Tenn.

Lclianon, Ky.

Lexington, Kv.

Little Hock, Ark.

Carroll, Md.

Marietta, Ga.

Seven miles from Memphis, Tenn.

City of Mexico, Mexico.

Near Logan's Cross Hoads, Ky.

Mohile, Ala.

Mound City, 111.

Madison, Term.

Natchez, Miss.

New Aliiany, Ind.

Newliern, N. C.

Germantown, Pa.

Four and one half miles from Peters-

hurp, Va.
Staten Island, N. V.
Port Hudson, La.
Quincv, 111.
Haleiph, N. C.
Richmond, ^'a.
Hock Island, III.
St. Aupustine, Pla.
Salishury, N. C.
San Antonio, Tex.
San Franci-seo, Cal.
Sante Fe, New ..lexico.
Seven Pines Va.
Pittshurp Landinp, Tenn.
Soldiers' Home, 1). C.
Four miles from Sprinpfiehl, Mo.
Staunton, Va.
Three miles from Murfreeshoro,

\'ickshurp. Miss.
Wilminpton, N. C.
Winchester, Va.
Klmira, N. Y.
Yorktown, Vn.


National Cemeteries.

Owned by the United States. Located Within Incorporated Cemeteries
and Elsewhere — Not Designated as " National " Cemeteries.

(^Arranged according to Stales and Territories.)

Key West (Military Burial Ground).

Alton (Alton Cemetery).

Chicago (Oak Woods Cemetery).

Indianapolis (Green Lawn Cemetery).

Davenport (Oakdale Cemetery).

Baxter Springs (Baxter Springs Cemetery).

Mound City (Mound City Cemetery).

Frankfort (Frankfort Cemetery).

Augusta (Mount Pleasant Cemetery).

Baltimore (Laurel Cemetery).

St. Mary County (Point Lookout Cemetery).

Port Huron (Lakeside Cemetery).


Cleveland (Woodland Cemetery).

Franklin County, near Columbus (CamiJ Chase Cemetery).

Carlisle (Ashland Cemetery).

Pittsburg (Allegheny Cemetery).

York (Prospect Hill Cemetery).


Rutherford County, near Murfreesboro (Hazen Monument Lot).

Brattleboro (Prospect Hill Cemetery).

Montpelier (Green Mount Cemetery).

Madison (Forest Hill Cemetery).

Milwaukee (Forest Home Cemetery).

Prairie du Chien (Fort Crawford Cemetery).

Racine (Mound Cemetery).

Portage (Fort Winnebago Cemetery).



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This article was prepared, and the collation of statutes was made,
by John Edward Riiston, Esq., Attorney and Counselor at Law, 220
Broadway, Manhattan, New York City, who, as attorney for the National
Casket Company, certain cemeteries and many prominent imdertakers,
has become a specialist in matters relating to undertakers, embalmers,
burials, cemeteries and decedents' estates.


The proiDcr burial of the human body is a common-law right.
The immediate duty of burial devolves upon the husband, wife
or next of kin of the deceased, or upon the person in whose house
death may occur. The right of selecting the burial place, or of
determining upon the final disposition of tlie body, rests in the
husband, wife, or next of kin of the deceased. The courts
ordinarily will not interfere with the determination of such per-
sons in this particular. It has been held that the deceased him-
self may by his will determine upon and provide for the dis-
position of his remains.

Every person is entitled to a funeral in accordance with his
station in life. The expenses of a funeral, and of the burial
or disposition of a body, may be a matter of contract, but when
not determined by contract, the undertaker is entitled to be paid
a " reasonable " charge based upon the decedent's rank and
station in life, although it may afterwards appear that the estate
of the decedent is insolvent. It is a recognized rule that an
executor before the grant of letters, may pay funeral charges,
and even dispose of property, so to do, and must bury the
decedent in accordance with his station in life, and the amount



Laica — Otncrul Statctmnt.

of the estate left behind him. Whoever pays such charges is
entitled to reimbursement out of the funds of the estate, as
the estate is ultimately liable for the reasonable expenses of
burial. In most states these charges become eitlier a preferred
debt of the estate, or are considered and paid as administration
charges. Generally speaking all matters incident to a proper
burial are embraced in the funeral charges. In some states the
expenses of the last illness are included. The copy of the verdict
of a coroner's jury, mourning for the family of the decedent,
and a moderate tombstone, have variously been held to be proper
charges, where the estate was solvent.

Since the earliest times the bodies of deceased persons have
brrn disposed of either by cremation or by burial. The ancients
buried their dead in elaborate tombs and sepulehers. The early
Christians buried their dead in catacombs. With the establish-
ment of the Christian Church it became a custom to bury tlie
(had in the land surrounding the various churches.

The modern cemetery is a matter of evolution. Cemeteries
were first established by the eastern nations. They are known
to have existed from time immemorial. The most ])ieturesque
are to be found in Turkey, in the neighborhood of Constantinople,
where they comprise vast tracts of cypress woods. The first
western nation to set aside a cemetery of the modern type was
France, which, about ISOi, established the famous cemetery
known as Pere la Chaise, located in Paris.

The cemetery of to-day has been held to be a public place.
It may be created by the dedication of land for the burial of
the dead, and by distinguishing it as such from the adjoining
land. When a cemetery is so established it is usually free
from taxation.

There are several kinds of cemeteries, to wit : jirivate or family
cemeteries, municipal cemeteries and corporate cemeteries. In
the early colonial times, and even in later years in the rural dis-
tricts, it was customary for each family to have its own ceme-
tery, or for families to club together and set a]>art certain land
to be used in common for the burial of the dead. The estab-
lishment of cemeteries by the act of a municipal government is
common in some localities. Cemeteries, however, are more com-
monly to be found as established and maintained by corporations,
either ns a mutual semi-eleemosynary institution or as a purely
business enterprise.


Laws — Ocneral Statement.
The matter of burials is governed by the individual laws of the
several States^ and as the cemeteries set forth in this volume are
located in the States of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and
Massachusetts, the various laws of these States are hereinafter
separately considered.


The distribution of the estates of deceased persons is always
governed by will, if there is one. If, however, the deceased
dies intestate, the matter of distribution is governed by the law
of the state in which the deceased resided or left property.

A will in order to be valid must be executed in accordance with
the law of the state in which it is made. The laws of the indi-
vidual states vary but little on this subject. In almost all states
the following requisites must be observed. The will must be in
writing. The person making the same must sign his name at the
end thereof. The will must be signed and acknowledged in the
presence of at least two disinterested persons, who must sign
as witnesses at the request and in the presence of the testator
and in the presence of each other, and the testator must, at the
time of such signature, declare the document to his last will and

The respective laws of the individual states vary to such an
extent with respect to the administration of estates of persons
dying intestate, that it is impossible in an article of this nature
to enter into an extended discussion of same. For the purpose
of indicating in a very general way the statutory provisions ex-
isting in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and
Massachusetts, the author has tabulated the individual laws of
the said states so as to indicate: (1) Who are entitled to a
preference in administration. (2) When an accounting must
be made by an administrator or executor. (3) The amount of
the transfer or inheritance tax to be paid by the various persons
entitled to distribution. (4) What debts and obligations are
preferred. (5) Who are entitled to distribution of an intestate's


Latcs — General Statement.

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