Saturday, October 1, 2016

Eloise Holds Rites at Paupers' Field

Detroit Free Press, May 31, 1938
In May of 1938, at the behest of seventy-five-year-old patient George Eagan, Eloise held its first ceremony for the 5,000+ dead paupers buried on site. 3,000 people gathered to hear Eagan and the Reverend Ensworth Reisner speak as Evergreen Park was dedicated. This is the only instance I recall of the pauper cemetery being referred to as Evergreen Park.

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