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1905: Cemetery association meeting doesn't draw crowd

Lead Summary
Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society

The following appeared in The Rock County Herald on January 13, 1905.
Barely a quorum of the members of the Maplewood Cemetery association turned out Monday evening to attend the annual meeting held in J. H. Furlow’s office.
While this fact indicates the implicit faith and entire satisfaction  of the lot owners in the present board, the officers would much prefer to have seen a large turnout.
The directors whose terms expired were Messrs. A. D. LaDue and W. E. E. Greene, and both were re-elected for the term of three years.
The financial affairs of the association, as indicated by the statement published in these columns last week, is in excellent condition. The association now has a balance of $1,802.87 on hand, with no indebtedness.
In this connection it is proper that credit should be given to the Ladies’ Cemetery association for their part in aiding the association in a financial way. During the past year the ladies have raised their own efforts and donated to the association $500 for the purpose of assisting in the construction of a chapel and vault at the cemetery.
At this meeting it was decided to advertise for bids for the construction of the chapel above referred to. The vault was completed last fall and is now in use and the chapel will be built to join it in accordance with the plans drawn before the vault was built.
The report of J. S. Joles, actuary, shows that thirty-five bodies were interred in the cemetery during the past year, and that the vault now contains four bodies.
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