Monday, September 26, 2022
Nancy Drucilla Tyler Holmes - President Truman's Great Grandmother - Elmwood Cemetery
Sunday, September 25, 2022
John Calvin Pollock - Elmwood Cemetery
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Dr D'Estaing Dickerson & Mary Sherrill Dickerson - Elmwood Cemetery
Just one week from today is the 150th Anniversary of Elmwood Cemetery. Find out more about the celebration here: https://www.facebook.com/elmwoodcemkc
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Jennie Fay Rutherford - Elmwood Cemetery
Hundreds of children are buried in Elmwood Cemetery in fact the very first burial was infant Sallie Ayers on July 5, 1872. Jennie Fay was 11 years old when she passed. This is her story.... as much as I have been able to find. To lose a life so young is sad, to not be remembered is sadder.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Robert McClintock - Restauranteur - Elmwood Cemetery
Exterior of McClintocks...sign barely visible far right.
Monday, September 19, 2022
George Brown And William A. Parish - Elmwood Cemetery
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Albert Lincoln Berger - Elmwood Cemetery
This mausoleum was for the Berger family in 1911 after Albert and his Wife Estella lost their only daughter Cecelia Marie in 1910. She was the first to be interred there. She was just 15 years old.
Mr Berger's mother, Cecelia Anne Adams was a graduate of Monticello College her roommate being Julia Dent who married General Ulysses S. Grant. She was a descendent of John Quincy Adams. Albert came to Kansas City, Kansas in 1886 to practice law. He was treasurer and a member of the Shawnee Mission Rural High School Board. He lived in Mission Hills. His wife Estella Hecker Berger died in 1950. In addition to Cecelia Marie they had one son Homer H.
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Charles Grandison Hopkins - Elmwood Cemetery
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Edward A. Stevens - Elmwood Cemetery
Edward A. Stevens was an attorney who also worked in real estate. He constructed a mansion at
Indiana and Gladstone Boulevard in Northeast Kansas City which was completed in 1902. However, he only lived for six months after it was completed. His wife Ellen continued living in it after his death. He had a son and a daughter.
His Daughter, Aileen, married a James....the Treasurer of the T.M. James and Sons China Company.
This link will take you to images of his home at Christmas...lovingly restored by the new owners.
Elmwood Cemetery is celebrating it's 150th Anniversary on October 1st of this year. Get more information using this link: https://www.facebook.com/elmwoodcemkc
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Major Edward Sidney Worth Drought - Elmwood Cemetery
Friday, September 9, 2022
Sarah Ann Rickard Barret - A Love Of Lincoln's In Elmwood Cemetery
When Abraham Lincoln met Sarah Ann Rickard she was but nine years old. Sarah was Elizabeth Butler's sister and Lincoln was staying the the Butler household. As she grew older into womanhood Lincoln became quite captivated with her; he took her to the first show she ever saw inside a theatre and many plays afterward. Sarah was on his arm at many social engagements. Finally, in the parlor of her home, Abe said "Now Sarah, you know your bible well enough to know that Sarah was Abraham's wife." She figured where this was headed and got up and left. Later in life she said, "If I had known he was going to be President, I'd have paid more attention." Lincoln began seeing Mary Todd but his heart was elsewhere. As he told Elizabeth Butler," Mrs. Butler, it would just kill me to marry Mary Todd. There are plenty of nice girls and there's one that I would much rather marry than Mary. I'd rather have Sarah for my wife than any girl I know." Some things are just not meant to be. https://www.facebook.com/elmwoodcemkc