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  DOUGLAS MASONS CEMETERY  



Masons Cemetery
Established 1914

Acreage: .43 acres (18,885 sq. ft.)

Number of Burials: 5

Number of Grave Markers: 1

Site Description: The cemetery is rectangular in shape and is located on a moderate slope overgrown with vegetation. Remnants of an iron fence which surrounded the site is evident.

The Masons were meeting as a club as early as 1898 but they were not under a charter. In 1902 members were taking steps for the organization of a lodge. Shortly thereafter they were recognized as the Free and Accepted Masons Lodge #124. They did not secure a tract of land for the cemetery until 1914.

The Masons Cemetery is adjacent to the Odd Fellows. The site slopes up from a small service road and is heavily overgrown. There is evident that an elaborate metal fence surrounded the entire tract.

Records indicate that only 5 persons were buried in the cemetery. There is only one marker located at the northwest corner of the cemetery. It is at the edge of a gully near the rear of an adjacent house. There are recognizable depressions in the ground that are possibly burial sites.

The only marker in the cemetery is:

  • James Lindsay, born in 1879, died on September 15, 1916. He arrived in Douglas around 1906. He worked at the Treadwell as a millman in 1914. He was the owner of a transfer business at the time of his death. His widow, Margaret, married Edward Cashel Jr. in 1917.

 

 
 

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