Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Greenmount Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA

Greenmount Cemetery is located at 4301 N. Front Street, near Hunting Park Avenue, in Philadelphia. This is an older cemetery that was established in 1875. I visited it in 1998 and it was still in use at that time. I did not get a photo of the entrance, but did photograph the stone with the cemetery name on it near the entrance. If I remember correctly, the cemetery is surrounded by a green iron fence.

The following three stones are for my Dougan relatives, including my father. The first photo shows the two stones as they sit in the cemetery, side-by-side. Next photo is the family stone which reads as follows (parenthesis are my comments):

Joseph R. 1877 - 1930 (my grandfather)
Joseph R. 1899 - 1956 (my uncle)
M. Evelyn 1905 - 1958 (my aunt)
George B. 1908 - 1960 (my father)
Mary J. 1877 - 1961 (my grandmother)

The third stone is for my grandparent's child that died very young. On top of the stone is engraved Our Baby. The front of the stone reads W. Mervin Dougan, Born 1909 Died 1912. Also in the plot, but not on the stone, is the grave of my aunt Erma's baby, Sheralyn Letton who died March 24, 1935, 1 month old. All these graves are in Section K, Lot 281.

This last marker
is for my mother, Ida Blanche (Woodside) Trainer, formerly Dougan. She was the daughter of John Thomas and Ida May Woodside. It is a bronze plaque that lies flat in the ground in the Lawn Section, Lot 866.

Together Forever
John W.
Blanche 1908-1972

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