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Monona City Cemetery Association

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1902

First Annual Meeting of the Monona Cemetery Association
Mr. Olmsted, chairman of the Executive committee reported on the work in the cemetery for the past year, and a vote of thanks was tendered all who had contributed with cash or labor in forwarding the enterprise. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
President - John Killen
Vice Pres't - Mrs. Hester Egbert
Secretary - Geo. H. Otis
Treasurer - Mrs. Wm. Fair

Executive Committee:
1-yr. - P.P. Olmsted
2-yrs. - Mrs. J.L. Howarth
3-yrs. - G. Gregg

The President appointed the following Finance Committee: Mrs. Frank Gilbert, Mary Bywater, Mrs. John A. Thompson, F.L. Wellman and J.Q. Rupp.

Orders Issued:
1901 June 5 - M.N. Hancock, labor on tool house, $3.05
1901 June 6 - T.S. Egbert, hauling dirt, $3.00 and E.R. Otis & Co., record books & printing, $6.25
1901 June 11 - H.H. Smith, tools, etc., $18.90
1901 June 25 - Jno Kascel, 1st mo. salary, $35.00
1901 July 19 - H.B. Miner, surveying, $8.00 and Chas Sebastian, hauling, $4.00
1901 July 29 - Jno Kascel, salary, $35.00
1901 Aug 23 - P.P. Olmsted, labor, etc., $6.25
1901 Aug 27 - Jno Kascel, salary, $35.00
1901 Sep 27 - Jno Kascel, salary, $35.00
1901 Oct 27 - Jno Kascel, salary, $35.00
1902 Mar 4 - Neilings & Killen, mdse, $4.08

Claims on file unpaid:
G. Gregg, lumber for house, $28.00
H.H. Smith, wire and staples, $2.90
~Monona Leader, Thursday, April 24, 1902

1903
Second Annual Meeting of the Monona Cemetery Association
The second annual meeting of the Monona Cemetery Association was held at the Opera House Tuesday evening. There was not a large attendance; somehow there is a lagging of interest in the Cemetery improvement which is to be regretted, since so much remains to be done in the completion of the good work. Following a discussion it was deemed advisable that the Association be incorporated under the laws of Iowa, and the articles of incorporation having been read, were unanimously adopted and signed. The officers elected for the year were:
President - John Killen
Vice Pres. - Mrs. Emma Rupp
Secretary - Geo. H. Otis
Treasurer - Mrs. Martha Gregg

Isaac Cunningham was elected a member of the executive committee, and President Killen appointed the following Finance committee: Mrs. A.M. Fair, Mrs. Jennie Wellman, Mrs. A.N.M. Olmsted, F.L. Wellman and J.Q. Rupp.

The thanks for the Association was tendered the W.R.C., the town council and trustees of the township for their liberal donations to the improvement fund, and to Wellman & Son for the free use of Opera House for annual meetings.
~Monona Leader, Thursday, April 24, 1902

1905
Annual Meeting of the Monona Cemetery Association
The annual meeting of the Monona Cemetery Association was held at the Council Room on Tuesday evening last, Mr. John Killen presiding. The following are the officers elected for the ensuing year:
President - John Killen
Vice Pres't - F.L Wellman
Secretary - Geo. H. Otis
Treasurer - Mrs. Martha Gregg

Executive Committee elected:
3 yrs. - Gus Gregg
1 yr. - David Egbert

The President appointed the following Finance Committee: Mrs. A.N.M. Olmsted, Mrs. Chris Johnson, Mrs. O.E. Sebastian, Mrs. A.M. Fair and J.E. Tapper.

The association is in splendid condition for the year's work. Certificates may be paid at the post-office. Let the 112 members respond this year. It is all needed and all will feel the better and more pleased when the object of the association has been attained by the substantial improvements contemplated.
~Monona Leader, Thursday, March 30, 1905

1907
Notice! Monona Cemetery Association
To those who have friends buried in the Monona cemetery. In looking over the books of the Monona Cemetery Association we find a great many who have not paid their annual dues. We have made the dues but $1 per year, which is very low for taking care of the graves of your departed loved ones. The work cannot be done without money and if we all would contribute the small amount asked by the association they could continue the good work. Our cemetery is a credit to our town and not only that, we who are living, owe it to our departed loved ones to take good care of their graves, so that when it comes our turn to pass away (which is only a question of very short time) that those who survive us will say he contributed his share for the care of the graves of those who had gone before, and we will now see that his grave is well cared for.

The Monona cemetery receives the praise and compliments of every one who visits it, and we believe there is not a family in this locality that would want our beautiful cemetery to again assume the same appearance that it was in when our association took hold of the work.
Respectfully Yours,
John Killen, President of the Association
~Monona Leader, Thursday, March 21, 1907

1912
Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Monona Cemetery Association
The 11th annual meeting of the Monona Cemetery Association was held last Tuesday evening. The officers elected for the ensuing year were:
President - John Killen
Vice Pres - Chas Sebastian
Secretary - Geo. H. Otis
Treasurer - Mrs. Martha Gregg
Member of Executive Committee for 3 years - Horace H. Smith
Finance Committee - Mrs. Hester Egbert, Mrs. John Killen, Mrs. Chris Johnson, Mrs. Melvin Davis and Mrs. J.Q. Rupp
Floral Committee - Mrs. Melvin Davis, Mrs. Chas. Sebastian and Mrs. Chris Johnson.

An appropriation for the purpose of flower seeds and bulbs was ordered, payable to this committee. The Odd Fellows lodge was requested to name two ladies to serve upon the committee.

Hereafter the annual meetings will be held on the second Tuesday evening of January. Dues for 1912 are now payable to the Secretary, and as there are a number of delinquents for 1911, all are requested to secure certificates. The receipts last year were $317.40 and expenditures $218.50, of which $200 was for sexton.
~Monona Leader, Thursday, March 28, 1912

1923
The Executive Committee of the Monona Cemetery Association has received bids on the construction of a new iron fence on the north front of the Cemetery grounds. President John H. Splies has the matter in charge, and the work of repairing and division fences and the placing of the new fence will be in operation within a few days.
~Monona Leader, Thursday, May 3, 1923

1926
Annual Meeting of Cemetery Association

At the annual meeting of the Monona Cemetery association, held on Tuesday evening, the officers elect were:
President - John H. Splies
Vice Pres. - W.J. Jenkins
Treasurer - Miss M.A. Killen
Secretary - Geo. H. Otis
Director - Melvin Davis

~Monona Leader, January 14, 1926

1932
MONONA: The annual meeting of the Monona Cemetery Association was held Wednesday evening in the city hall. Officers elected were:
President - Horace H. Smith
Vice President - Ed. Pape
Secretary - Carrie Meyer
Treasurer - Cora E. Hazlitt
Executive Trustee - August A. Kruse
Trustees - Arthur F. Kaiser, Henry H. Hupfer
Sexton - Henry J. Jarms
~Clayton County Register, Thur., 18 February 18, 1932 ~contributed by Reid R. Johnson

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Monona City cemetery burials:
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