Forty Fort Meeting House
and Cemetery

In June of 1972, Hurricane Agnes caused devestating floods and destroyed parts of the Forty-Fort Cemetery. Over 2,700 grave sites were destroyed. Of these 1,410 individual remains, caskets and burial vaults were recovered. The remaining burials were forever lost, having disintergrated due to age, or were buried by the flood waters under residual piles of sand and gravel.

Between 1973 and 1975 the cemetery underwent repairs and restoration, however the topography was forever changed by the flooding and to plot out the burial lots in accordance with the pre-flood plan was physically impossible.

As an alternative, it was decided to establish a park over the area and to dedicate it to the memory of all those persons whose gravesites had been destroyed.

The 1,410 burials which were recovered were reinterred in individual graves at the Memorial Shrine Cemetery.  Of these, 36 were identified by inscriptions or plates on caskets or vaults. A number of these were later removed to other cemeteries and others were relocated within Memorial Shrine Cemetery.

 

Listed below are the names of those persons whose gravesites were located in family lots and single grave sections which were destroyed on June 23, 1972. Select a name range to view page. A new window will open.use your internet browser commands to download or print the page.

 

Family Lots

Single Graves

 
 
   

 

Memorial Shrine Cemetery

The 1,410 burials which were recovered were reinterred in individual graves at the Memorial Shrine Cemetery.  

Of these, 36 were identified by inscriptions or plates on caskets or vaults. A number of these were later removed to other cemeteries and others were relocated within Memorial Shrine Cemetery.

 

 

The burials so identified were those of:

Andrews, Sally M.
*Bynon, Mamie
*Carson, Robert
Case, Josephine L.
Coutts, John R.
Crouse, Frederick, Jr.
Delait, Margaret A.
*Fisher, Dwight K.
*Fisher, Mignonette D.
Gracy, Leonard Rider
Hannigan, Mabel D.
Hughes, Gailord
Hughes, Sarah
*Jensen, Ross Thorwald

Jones, Mabelle
Kingsbury, Lloyd
Lloyd, Viola
**Long, Elizabeth 
**Miller, Marion F.
O'Boyle, James Cobleigh
**Pritchard, Mary Jane
Reese, Elizabeth
Reese, Evan
*Roat, Harry C., Sr
Roberts, Abbye
**SchIlingman, Catherine
Schweitzer, Edgar
Simpson, Emma R.
Slocum, Louise

Stephens, Richard H.
Stratton, Albert J.
*Taylor, Edith May
*Taylor, George R.
Tisdel, Myrtle
* Wood, Florence Newell
Wright, Louise

*Removed to another cemetery

**Relocated to Memorial Shrine Cemetery