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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Union Cemetery

Union Cemetery is the oldest public burial site in Kansas City created in 1857.  It's called "Union" because it was a joint project of the Town of Kansas and West Port.  Landlocked now it is surrounded by the upscale development of Union Hill.  McCoy, Alexander, George Caleb Bingham, McGee, Smart...all famous Kansas City names and are buried here.
Above the view looking Northwest toward Liberty Memorial. 






 "Cindarella" is the name on this marker.   Very close to the fairy tale name.  But spelled differently.



                               Above, currently under construction, more apartments/townhomes.

                             The tower of Our Lady of Sorrows off to the right in the background. It stands next to Hallmark.


                                                      Frank, above, was "murdered."




                                            Mamee was all by herself off in the northern section.



                                                           Above, "Poor lonely babies."














                                               Above, Revolutionary War participant's stone.
   As one would expect there are many, many children's graves.  Life was very unpredictable.  I think these are the saddest of sights in a cemetery.






                         Four mausoleums are in Union three occupied and one with space available.
 Below, space available...






                                                                        Above, no name.