Monday, June 2, 2014

Kingsbury Cemetery Tour

June 10, 2014

Preparing for the annual Cemetery Tour, La Porte County, Indiana, Genealogical Society members, Dorothy Palmer and Gloria Arndt, look over biographical facts of Civil War veteran, William W. DeMyer, a resident of Kingsbury Cemetery in Kingsbury, IN.

            Burials at the cemetery, established in 1836, include some of the county’s earliest pioneers, as well as a separate cemetery, the Winchell Cemetery, whose residents were displaced from their original resting place in 1941 by the construction of the Kingsbury Ordinance Plant and moved to their new home within the boundaries of the Kingsbury Cemetery.

            The tour, scheduled for Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 6:00 pm, will focus on a brief history of the cemetery presented by Lloyd and Shirley Mounce as well as a biographical sketch of James Good, by society member and descendant, Joan Good McCoy.   A Mexican-American War veteran, Wallace Wilcox, and two Civil War Veterans, Emulus Travis and DeMyer, will be presented by Dorothy Palmer.  Maggi Griswold will recreate the life of John Winchell, a veteran of the War of 1812.

The public is welcome.

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