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Interments in Crown Point Cemetery (Kokomo, Indiana) - 1902

The following information was gathered from articles published in the Kokomo Dispatch. Specific dates are listed with each month's entries.

January

The following is the report of Sexton Mark McTigue of interments in Crown Point Cemetery for the month ending January 31:

2 - Lizzie WAGNER, city, aged 43 of tuberculosis
6 - Edgar WATSON, city, aged 24, of diabetis [sic].
9 - Thomas WILLIAMS, city, aged 61, bowel strangulation
11 - Fred OVERTON, Center township, aged 19, apoplexy
17 - Kate STEVENS, city, aged 28, tuberculosis
19 - Infant son of H. GARRETSON, city, stillborn
21 - Mary E. RODMAN, city, aged 53, typhoid fever
23 - Mary E. EDWARDS, city, aged 55, lagripre [sic].
29 - Paul V. CHAMBAUGH, city, one month, inaniation

-- Kokomo Daily Dispatch - 1 Feb 1902


February

Following is the list of interments ending February 28:

4 - Ollie BRANDON, city, 57, pneumonia
6 - Thomas BEATTY, Alexander, 31, tuberculosis
8 - James B. MICHENER, city, 63, Brights disease
9 - Benjamin LEWIS, Center, 53, abcess on lungs
10 - Nancy P. MOORE, city, 75 years, heart failure
15 - Infant son of John MORRIS, Elwood, stillborn
21 - William LYNN, city, 43, prostalic trouble
25 - Walter MCVEY, city, 22 years, pistol shot wound
28 - Ida M. ACKEY, city, 44 years, burned by gas

-- Kokomo Daily Dispatch - 1 Mar 1902


March

[NOTE: newspapers missing for 1-4 April - could not find list for March]

April

Interments for April

1 - Gladys TURNER, city, three months, congestion of lungs
2 - Dr. R.Q. WILSON, city, 79 years, old age
4 - William JOHNSON, city, 68 years, old age
4 - Joseph W. DONALD, London, 25 years, tuberculosis
6 - Robert M. FARLAND, Elwood, 26 years, diabetis [sic]
12 - Eva WILSON, city, three weeks
13 - Elizabeth M. TARKINGTON, city, 57 years, cancer of liver
15 - Elizabeth MCCURDY, city, 50 years, Addison disease
16 - Iscca [sic] STATON, city, 62 years, consumption
17 - Joseph SHAFFER, city, 60 years, general disability
17 - John S. MILLENS, city, 9 months, indigestion
21 - Almena D. QUAINTANCE, city, 56 years, bowel trouble
22 - Laura C. SORTER, city, 52 years, tuberculosis
23 - Mary DEAN, Howard township, 26 years, puerapel [sic] fever
23 - Infant of Bayton DEAN, Howard township, stillborn
27 - Robert TILLMAN, city, 72 years, general debility
28 - Annie HELVIL, city, inanition
28 - Infant daughter of R.M. BLACKMORE, stillborn
28 - Rufus K. THARP, city, 78 years, paralysis

-- Kokomo Daily Dispatch - 1 May1902


May

Following are the interments in Crown Point cemetery for the month ending May 31:

1 - Lindsey HERRELL, Taylor township, 51, abscess on liver
4 - Lulie CHAFNESS, city, 69 years, diabetis [sic]
5 - John B. RUBY, city, 34 years, killed by accident
5 - Infant son of Emmett BALDWIN, stillborn
11 - Charles DIXON, city, 45, pleurisy
12 - J.M. DARNALL, city, 83, heart disease
13 - Cora M. MCKEE, city, 73 tuberculosis
15 - Laek GUINEN, city, 73, pneumonia
17 - Nathan H. JACKSON, Marion, 73, apoplexy
18 - Mary CHAPMAN, city, 75, apoplexy
23 - Mary J. MCLAIN, city, 79, pneumonia
27 - Sarah E. SMITH, Amboy, 670, dysentery
30 - Margaret BOWERSOX, city, 8 , burned by accident

-- Kokomo Daily Dispatch - 2 Jun 1902


June

Following is the list of interments in Crown Point cemetery for the month of June, as reported by Sexton Mark McTigue. [NOTE: no dates were listed in this article]

Louisa E. SILVERS, city, age 53, athesis
J.V. ASHBURN, city, 2 years, cholera infantum
Florence R. GUDGELL, city, 2 hours, inanition
John HALL, city, 74 years, cancer of stomach
Hester REYNOLDS, city, 63 years, cancer of stomach
Infant son of Fred ERHART, Center township, stillborn
Lettie F. TITUS, city, 57 years, diabetes
Emma JOHNSON, Center township, 32 years, tuberculosis

-- Kokomo Daily Dispatch - 1 Jul 1902


July

Following is a list of interments in Crown Point cemetery occurring during the month of July, as shown by the record kept by Sexton Mark McTigue:

July 1 - William C. DRUMMOND, city, aged 40, nervous prostration
July 1 - Lillie Belle MCFARLAND, city, aged 20, peritonitis
July 1 - Anna WILLIAMS, city, aged 79, senility
July 10 - Infant daughter of Agnes DRUENELLE, stillborn
July 10 - Infant daughter of O.B. PETERS, stillborn
July 13 - Benson SULAVAN, city, aged 64, stomach ailment
July 13 - Infant son of A.K. KENNEDY, stillborn
July 19 - William BROOKS, city, aged six months, meningitis
July 23 - Lawrence L. RICHEY, Howard twp., aged 15 months, cholera infantum
July 24 - Lewis M. MARSHALL, Erving twp., aged 34, internal hemorrhage
July 25 - Susan C. PURSLEY, city, aged 53, tuberculosis
July 26 - Infant son of John YOUNGMAN, stillborn
July 28 - Albert MELTON, city, aged 41, pistol shot
July 29 - Myrtle PRICE-SOUTH, city, aged 24, cysticis
July 29 - Ruby M. SHORT, Windfall, aged 15, tuberculosis
July 30 - William RIVERS, Liberty twp., aged 79, paralysis
July 31 - Pauline OSLER, city, aged seven months, cholera infantum

-- Kokomo Dispatch 2 Aug 1902


August

Following is a list of interments in Crown Point Cemetery for the month of August [1902], furnished by Sexton Mark McTigue

August 1 - Hal REED, Chicago, aged 32, meningitis
August 3 - Bernice MURDEN, city, aged 18, appendicitis
August 4 - Elbert MIKLES, city, aged 25, railroad accident
August 7 - Infant son of Henry COLE, Greentown, stillborn
August 10 - Eliza COONFARE, city, aged 33, cancer of stomach
August 12 - Peter KINGSEED, city,a ged 81, pneumonia
August 12 - Paul P. DUDLEY, Center twp., aged 8 months, cholera infantum
August 12 - Emma GRIMES, city, aged 37[?], tuberculosis
August 14 - Alta S. SEIFRIT, city, aged 3 months, cholera infantum
August 15 - Henry LINCOLN, city, aged 80, senility
August 24 - Geneva L. MYERS, Clay twp., aged 1 year, cholera infantum
August 24 - Flora May MCGRAW, Clay twp., aged 2 years, tonsillitis
August 24 - William Jones, Alto, aged 79, senility
August 24 - Sarah A. CALVIN, Center twp., aged 73, Bright's disease
August 24 - Infant son of Thomas HALE, city, stillborn
August 25 - Infant Mary E ROACH, heart failure
August 27 - Margaret E. BROWN, city, aged 25, tuberculosis
August 30 - Infant Gilbert P. WAGNER, city, spinal trouble
August 31 - Infant Thomas B. GRANEY, city, aged 7 months, cholera infantum.

-- Kokomo Dispatch 3 Sep 1902


September

Interments in Crown Point Cemetery in September

September 1 - Nellie JOYCE, city, aged 14 years, typhoid fever
September 2 - Infant son of Carl SCHORM, city, stillborn
September 5 - Aaron WALKER, city, 75 years, heart failure
September 6 - Roscoe E. RATCLIFF, city, aged 18 months, cholera infantum
September 7 - Dollie MANSHIP, Center twp., 82 years, cancer
September 8 - Jessie MARSH-CLINE, city, 43 years, cancer
September 8 - Omar HUNT, Redkey, 24 years, stomach trouble
September 9 - Charles Hathaway, Richmond, 69 years, acute miasma
September 12 - Joseph Connell, city, 71 years, pneumonia
September 13 - Byron King SMITH, city, 30 years, concussion of brain
September 13 - Clara B. CHAPMAN, city, 26 years, lung trouble
September 13 - Raymond BROWN, city, aged 12 months, indigestion
September 18 - Delta WILSON, city, 8 months, cholera infantum
September 22 - Constance HIATT, city, 8 months, cholera infantum
September 23 - Ruby PURSLEY, city, 4 months, stomach trouble
September 23 - Myrtle WEED, Ervin twp., 16 months, stomach trouble
September 24 - Nancy J. IMLER, city, 44 years, typhoid fever

-- Kokomo Dispatch 4 Oct 1902


October

Following were the interments in Crown Point cemetery as shown by the records of Sexton McTigue

October 1 - Elizabeth WILSON, Harrison twp., 70 years, typhoid fever
October 5 - John WELCH, Anderson, 40 years, accident
October 5 - Annie M. JONES, city, 60 years, apoplexy
October 5 - Rosanna L. DANIELS, city, 26 years, stomach trouble
October 12 - Morgan CHESTNUT, city, 76 years, pneumonia
October 15 - Sarah H. DRIGGINS, city, 64 years, heart trouble
October 16 - Eliza STEVENS, city, 73 years, diabetes
October 16 - Ora Otis CROUSORE, city, 21 years, killed in wire machine
October 18 - Edward MCCUE, Center twp., 62 years, heart trouble
October 22 - Mary ARNOLD, city, 1 day, inanition
October 23 - Amanda SHANNON, city, 46 years, blood poisoning
October 31 - Sylvanus A. WEAVER, Howard twp., 40 years, cancer of the stomach

-- Kokomo Dispatch 5 Nov 1902


November

Very Light Death Rate in Month of November

But Eight Interments in Crown Point Cemetery

The interments in Crown Point cemetery for the month of November were fewer than in the corresponding month for many years, and fewer than in any month of recent record. The number was but eight, the record of Sexton McTigue showing as follows: [NOTE: no specific dates given]

Mary A LESLIE, city, 56 years, tuberculosis
Anna Dixon PEASE, city, 31 years, tuberculosis
Eugene LEE, city, 50 years, Bright's disease
Elizabeth STEWART, city, 21 years, typhoid fever
Flora A. VAUGHAN, city, 31 years, heart disease
Manna C. SMITH, city, 13 years, diabetes
Elmer HUNT, city, 80 years, heart disease
James Leslie SMITH, Clay twp., 10 years, diptheria

-- Kokomo Dispatch 8 Dec 1902


December

The Death Rate Grows Smaller
Population of Kokomo Has Steadily Increased
Mortality Rate is Lower Than In Many Years
But 167 Interments in Crown Point Cemetery During the Year Just Closed


It speaks well for the healthfulness of Kokomo that while the population of the city has probably increased more rapidly in the past two years than in any similar period since the discovery of natural gas, the list of the dead, as shown by the record kept by Sexton Mark MCTIGUE, of the Crown Point cemetery has grown less. This would mean a very material decrease in the mortality rate over preceding years. The interments in this cemetery, which now alone is employed in the city, were 167 for this year, against 187 in 1900 and 170 in 1901. The smallest number of interments recorded in any year in the past decade as in 1899, when 166 persons found homes in the "houses that last till doomsday" in this beautiful city of the dead.

The number of interments since the opening of the cemetery on November 20, 1868 is 4,026. Nearly every grave was dug by the hands of the present sexton, Mark MCTIGUE, who but with one or two brief vacations has been engaged in grave-making in this and the old burial ground for more than a third of a century.

The interments by month for the year just closed were as follows:

January .......... 10
February........... 9
March............. 29
April................ 20
May................. 14
June................... 9
July.................. 19
August........... 19
September...... 17
October........... 12
November......... 8
December......... 8
Total.............. 167

The interments for December numbered but eight, the smallest in any corresponding month for many years and holding exactly with the November record, which showed the smallest number in any November in twenty years. Of these, two were stillborn children and three were from outside the city. In 1891, there were 16 interments in November and 19 in December. The interments for the past month were as follows:

December 3 - Sarah C SMITH, city, 45 years, tuberculosis
December 6 - Infant son of Archibald TAGUE, city, stillborn
December 13 - Albert S. SOUTHARD, Chicago, 50 years, accident
December 14 - John LITTLER, Lewiston OH, 92 years, diabetes
December 21 - Sarah A. WEAVER, city, 76 years, bowel trouble
December 22 - Infant daughter of John L. BARD, city, stillborn
December 23 - Pearl MCCAULEY, Clay twp., 20 years, tuberculosis
December 25 - Anna E. REAM, Logansport, 54 years, paralysis


Monument at Crown Point Cemetery
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