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1922: Luverne, Maplewood cemeteries merge, bodies moved

Bits By Betty
Lead Summary

The following appeared in the Rock County Herald on December 1, 1922:
Maplewood Cemetery Proposition to Receive and Care for Bodies
The proposition of merging the Luverne cemetery with that of the Maplewood cemetery was reported as accepted at a meeting of the trustees of the Luverne association held Wednesday evening.
As outlined in these columns in previous issues, this provides for removing the bodies now interred at the old Luverne cemetery to Maplewood, and the eventual sale of the Luverne cemetery land, the funds and property of this association to go to the Maplewood association.
It was announced that the officers of the Maplewood association had arranged to set aside suitable lots for the re-interment of bodies now in the old cemetery, but it was decided to postpone the work of removing them until spring.
The unplatted portion of the Luverne cemetery, consisting of about 22 1/2 acres of land, was leased to W.L. Ward for the ensuing year at the Wednesday evening meeting.
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