Friends Cemetery (49), Westfield, Washington Township,
Hamilton Co, Indiana
of our ongoing preservations efforts focus on restoring
broken and dirty gravemarkers in the Anti-Slavery Friends
Cemetery in the center of Westfield. Here a list of
and the date of the stone cleaning and pictures of some
of the stones.
Click here for the updated list of graves and pictures
of work done.
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on Work Days
- We had a great work day this fall. With the help
of Carmel Boy Scout Group #576 under Jason Rawlins
we were able to do more work on this day than on any
other work day before - except maybe the first one
when we had both Stuart and Mark Davis show us how
the work is done. Stuart Davis was again showing us
how to do things, and also teaching the boy scouts
and their parents how to dig the right holes for the
7 new bases we used to set gravemarkers which didn't
have any. We also cleaned over 20 stones. We also found
part of a larger marker/base which was almost totally
underground. Next to it, also underground, we found
a marker for an Infant. We believe it might be the
one of the daughter of Albert & C.E. Roline Roberts
(it is partly broken).
2007/04/21 - Michael did not set or schedule this date
and so it did not rain! It was a perfect day, sunny,
just the right breeze and we had a great morning. Following
Stuart Davis always patient and confident lead Joe Sanders,
Paula Monroe, M. Lou Harris, Brittany Norris, Christopher
Norris and Michael Kobrowski cleaned and reset many stones.
There is so much more to do though and we could use many
more volunteers - both strong as well as not so strong
(resetting stones or cleaning stones). Stuart said there
is at least $20,000-30,000 more work to be done there.
And you have to reclean stones every 3-4 years anyway.
- All work days we scheduled were rained out in 2006.
It was a very dissapointing year for our cemetery
preservation project - but we will try again in 2007
and with your help we can do it.
was our first Work Day where we concentrated all our
on the west side of the Cemetery. We cleaned about 25
head stones. Due to the large amount of broken and
head stones, we decided to only clean most of them and
come back in fall and concentrate on setting/repairing
them. According to a Cemetery cleaning specialist our
volunteers work is valued at about $5500 this
focused our work on the rest of the east side of the Cemetery.
Cemetery Work Day.
Cemetery Work Day.