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Subject: Re: [Q-R] Quaker burials
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 04:43:38 EST
In a message dated 28/10/2003 03:04:34 GMT Standard Time,
Under what circumstances would a person who was not a member be buried in a
Friend's cemetery? One of our ancestors, and his son were buried in the Joe
Johnson cemetery in Geary County, KS, which we have been told was a Friend's
cemetery. To our knowledge, he had no known religion
I am a member of the Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) Meeting. I know during the
latter part of the nineteenth century a native Indian was buried in our burial
ground. He was a member of a travelling 'wild west' show and died in Scotland -
basically British bugs and climate were to blame.
Due to the already established friendships between Quakers in America and
then also in Newcastle, the parents of the boy wanted their son to be buried in
our burial ground.