Kellogg Our Silent City Cemetery
In Iowa, United States
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The cemetery was actually started in about 1858 and was then known as Jasper City Cemetery. The warranty deed on record in the Jasper County Recorder's office is dated 20 October 1870. It is from Levi G. Paine and his wife Lucy A. Paine to the Jasper City Cemetery Association for the sum of two hundred dollars.
By 10 June 1890 the need for an addition to the cemetery prompted a purchased from A. B. Craven and his wife Nettie Craven, to the Jasper City Cemetery Association. For the sum of ten dollars more land was acquired. On 2 June 1897 the deed was transferred from Jasper City Cemetery Association to the Ladies Cemetery Association.
There seems to be no record of when the name was changed from Jasper City Cemetery to Our Silent City.
On 7 November 1932 another acre and one half more or less was added to the existing grounds. This was to the Kellogg Cemetery association from Simon Anderson and his wife Allie A. Anderson. By now the price had risen to five hundred dollars and two cemetery lots. The Ladies Cemetery Association filed the articles of incorporation 29 March 1947.
This parcel of land has been well maintained over the years. It is fenced, has a veterans memorial and a flag pole. One can drive in on paved roads, done in 1989, and appreciate work well done by the Kellogg Ladies Cemetery Association.
The first plat of Jasper City Cemetery is dated 6 December 1870. This is only the first portion of what has become a large cemetery containing nine acres.
History of Name Change
Transcribed by Lois Hinshaw
Ladies Cemetery Association Minute Book
Page 58, Kellogg, Ia. May 6th 1909 (see photo of page)
Ladies Cemetery Association met with Mrs. T. W. Birchard, nine ladies being present. Minutes of last meeting read and approved.
Bill of Jas. Drake for dign one grave of $3.00 and 5 1/2 da's work amounting to $14.00 was then read and a motion made said bill be allowed, and an order drawn on treas. for amount. Motion carried.
Coms. report on material for lining graves, reported nothing done definite yet. Com continued.
Motion made we drop all lots that are two years in arrears. Motion carried.
Subject of getting an arch to be placed over gate at entrance with a suitable name for our cemetery, was freely discussed.
Name of Cemetery to be decided by a proper vote of Association. Motion carried.
Several very appropriate names were suggested, such as Maplewood, Sunny Side, Maplehill etc. Nothing definite decided on and was left over until call meeting of
There being no further business a motion was made we adjourn
Receipts of month, $29.00
Mrs. C. W. Rowland Sec.
Page 59, Kellogg Ia May 15th 1909. Call Meeting (see photo of page)
The Ladies Cemetery Association met in a call meeting, with Mrs. Jas. Drake.
Called for purpose of deciding on arch for gate, also for a name to be placed in arch, as com. Mrs. John Reimer was ready with terms of suppliers of such goods. Mrs. Reimer read a communication from Iron Works. Subject was then fully and freely discussed.
Then subject of how much association should invest in said arch was discussed, it being decided to allow the com. of one. (Mrs. J. Reimer) $75.00 for such investment.
Several names were then brought before Association and finally decided as cemetery had always been called Kellogg Cemetery, we still keep the name. Such name to be placed in arch. The com. was then ordered to continue in her work until arch had reached its destination at Kellogg.
No further business. Association adjourned.
Mrs. C. W. Rowland Sec.
P.S. Subject of getting a lawn mower was brought forward and a motion made sexton purchase the same, bringing in bill for amt.
Page 60, Kellogg, Ia. June 1st, 1909 (see photo of page)
Ladies' Cemetery Association met with Mrs. Durfee.
Minutes of regular meeting and also of call meeting read and approved.
Next in order was reading of bills. Bill of Jas. Drake of $26.55 read and a motion made said bill be allowed, and an order drawn on treas. for amount. Motion carried.
Com. on arch reported that arch had been ordered but had not arrived here.
The motion which had been previously made that we insert in arch the words Kellogg Cemetery was amended by a motion which was made and carried, that in place of said words or name Kellogg Cemetery, we insert the motto Our Silent City. The words being very appropriate was adopted by a unanimous vote.
The subject of purchasing waste baskets for cemetery was discussed.
Mrs. Drake appointed a com. of two to see what waste baskets could be purchased for. Mrs. Millet and Rowland were appointed.
No further business motion to adjourn.
Receipts of month $24.00
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