Sunday, June 23, 2013

Convention of the Association of Ohio Cemetery Superintendents Held in Sandusky

On June 23 and June 24, 1909, the eighth annual convention of the Association of Ohio Cemetery Superintendents was held in Sandusky, Ohio. The first session of the convention was held on June 23 at the Sloane House hotel. After the opening address, roll call, and the annual report, the group went by trolley to Oakland Cemetery, where another brief meeting was held at the chapel.

 The group toured Oakland Cemetery after the meeting ended.

Evening sessions of the convention continued at the Sloane House. Frederick Green of Cleveland presented a paper on “Digging Graves,” illustrated with lantern slides. A paper by John Perrin of Toledo was entitled “The Seven Rs – Refractory Relatives Require Resolute Reasonable Restraining Rules.” Meetings on Thursday were held at Cedar Point. Topics covered included “Underground Drainage in Cemeteries” and “ Revenues of Cemeteries.” Twenty years after the 1909 Convention of the Ohio Cemetery Superintendents Association, the Sandusky Register stated in its “Twenty Years Ago” column that a good time was being had by all, in reference to the convention attendees.

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