NAMES OF PERSONS
BURIED IN THE
A COMPLIMENTARY PUBLIC SERVICE GENEALOGICAL CENSUS COMPILATION OF THE WORTHY WOMEN OF WATKINS STREET CEMETERY 2007
The list of names
appearing below of persons buried in the
In a few cases, there are some questions as to the order of the dates presented in this cemetery census.
This census contains Five (5) known World War I veterans’ burials and Seven (7) World War II Veterans’ burials. There are Four (4) known other Veterans burials of later wars.
There are Twenty-Eight
(28) noticeable burials of persons born during chattel slavery time. The
oldest was 46 years old and the youngest was 3 years old. This means that
these persons were in position to witness the Civil War’s Union Army Colored
Many, many graves in the Cemetery are unmarked, without head stones and simply not identifiable. This is the case for the Rhythm Night Club mass burial site.
are currently buried in
For Your Information:
“In 1909 in
consideration of $500 and five promissory notes of $700 each, the
A recent and significant accomplishment is submitting an application to the Department of Archives and History for a certificate of historical significance for unmarked burials associated with the Rhythm Night Club Fire of 1940. This certificate awarded in June 2006 instructs the County Board to exercise authority granted under Section 35-5-19 of MS Code annotated, 1972, to repair, rehabilitate and maintain these unmarked burials as a historical monument.
to install section markers, erect entrance signs and establish a
For questions and inquiry please contact: Mrs. Thelma White at the mailing address below.
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NAMES OF PERSONS BURIED IN
[A HISTORY OF WATKINS STREET CEMETERY]
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