Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Restore this Cemetery

Restore St. Mary's Cemetery: "RESTORE ST. MARY'S
Is a project to restore the desecrated cemeteries of the
historic town of San Buenaventura (now Ventura)
which include the: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery (est. 1862),
Ventura (aka Protestant) Cemetery (est. 1889), and
Hebrew Cemetery (est. 1895)"
(beware of bagpipes)

St. Mary's Cemetery Records - City Clerk:
more St. Mary's Cemetery Records - City Clerk

"This burial record was compiled from the old original cemetery map on file in the City Engineer’s office under map index number P-47 and also the old sexton record books on file in the City Clerk's office.

In all probability these are the only records in existence. I was unable to locate any burial records between the dates of March 30, 1894 and March 30, 1903. However, upon a search of the cemetery lots, several headstones and other markers were found giving evidence of burials between these dates. These names and corresponding Block and Lot numbers were entered in this book. From this smae[small] search a few errors were found in the old records as to correct locations. These errors were corrected and noted in both sets of books.

To the best of my knowledge, this record is a complete and true one of all the burials in the old Protestant Cemetery, except those burials between the dates before mentioned.

/s/ Clyde Wooley, Assistant City Engineer 1942

The information regarding the records of Cemetery Park has been provided to Ivy Lawn by the City Clerk's Office. This Word document was put in Excel format to allow me to change some of the columns that are not necessary for Ivy Lawn's records. This listing will allow us to assist families locate loved ones. The interment records at Ivy Lawn allowed us to document on this report the names we"


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