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. The Greentown Celebrating Our 12th Year! Volume 12, Issue 12 Eagle Scout Project Restores and Rededicates Cemetery James Parsons, Charlie Morris, and Jay Freeman, all great- great grandsons of Joshua Freeman, one of two Civil War veterans buried in Freeman Cemetery. Photo by Rachel Jenkins Timon Pike, Kokomo, chose Haworth, Helms, Helton, an ambitious project for his Hodson, Martin, Peelle, Eagle Scout requirement, the Ratcliff, Rich, Routh, Ruth, and restoration of Freeman Woody. Cemetery in southern Liberty Timon organized a re- Township near 750E and 200s. dedication ceremony which was He organized work sessions to held Sunday, November 13, clear brush, repair and re- set 2005. Approximately 100 stones, record the information people attended. They included on the stones and note their Jay Freeman, James Parsons, location. They also erected a ’ and Charlie Morris, all direct fence around the cemetery. descendants ofJoshua Freeman. Timon solicited funds to cover Joshua Freeman was in the expenses including a Cemetery Civil War, 26‘ h Indiana Heritage sign. He estimates Volunteer Infantry, Co. . C. He about 400 hours were spent on “ took ill” and was discharged in the project. January 1862 and died Feb. 13, The cemetery was established ’ 1862 at the age of 47. Joshua’s in 1852 on land donated by the younger brother, Oliver, was in Helton family near the first the 54*. Indiana Volunteer building which housed New Infantry, Co. E. He contracted Salem Friends. The original typhoid fever in Louisiana and building was made of logs. The died Feb. 22, 1863 at age 29. cemetery is listed in Indiana’s Taking part in the re- Cemetery and Burial Grounds dedication ceremony were Registry of the Indiana James Parsons, who gave an Department of Natural invocation; members of the Resources. Surnames found on Orlando A. Somers Camp No. the stones include Cook, 1, Sons of the Union Veterans Dutton, Ellis, Fowler, Freeman, of the Civil War, Alan Teller, Miniature Village on Display at History Center Megan Schick, Jessica Schick, and Qerek Donelson arrange buildings and figures in the Christmas Village. Photo by Rachel Jenkins For the remaining days of wheeler, bakeries, a blacksmith with tomb stones, mausoleum, December, visitors will be able shop, a grave yard and grave and grave digger. to view a 500- piece miniature digger, a ski slope, playground, V. isitors can view the village at the Greentown town square with town hall, a complete village on Saturdays, History Center. The collection 14- piece Salvation Army band, Sundays, and Mondays from 1- of Richard and Candy Jones of 3 pubs, library, post offce, 4 p. m. through December 19. . Oakford occupies the front window at the Center, 103 E. Main Street. Candy began her collection 17 years ago. The village is about 180 square feet. There are 14 churches, 3 covered bridges, 2 banks, 6 barns, 3 gazebos, 3 l, ighthouses, 30 street lamps, 2 clock towers, a train and 3 train stations, a seaport with ship and paddle Randy McNally, Larry Myer, Larry Ebert, Johnny Ebert, Ned Baker, Allen Moore, and Jon Ayers. Six members of the group provided a color guard and military salute to Joshua and Oliver Freeman. Timon Pike read “ This is a Cemetery” and thanked those who had helped with the project, Martin Pike, Dereck Allen, ~ Matt Spalding, Jim Spalding, Joey Stockholder, Quinn, Eric Cashler, Adam Cashler, Rosemary Pike, Dave Parson, Jerry Parson, Jay Freeman, Chris Pratt, Michael Pratt, Mike Pratt, Nick Cobb, Bob Moss, Michelle Bulin, Greg Bulin, John Robertson, Joe Benson, The Gen. James diner, bowling alley, police station, fire station, radio station, 3 gas stations, 2 water towers, 3 florists, a Masonic Temple, and more. Candy points out that one farm is a replica of the Tait family farm in Tennessee, one of her family lines. She adds to the village each year and is particularly pleased with this year’s addition, the grave yard, Cox chapter Daughter: of the American Revdution, Linda Grove, Liberty Twp. Trustee, and the Greentown Historical Society. Joyce Higginbottom told some details of various people buried there. Allen Moore read a Roll ofRemembrapce of each person buried ’ in the cemetery as Jon Ayers tolled the bell at the reading of each name. There was a silk rose at each grave, supplied by a 4* great-granddaughter of Wright and Anna Cook. She lives in Arkansas. Eleanor Ray1 read a letter from a descendant of Jesse and Rachel Eilis who lives in New Orleans. - . For admittance during other hours, call 628- 7674,628- 3564, or 628- 7429. The village is lighted during evening hours. Inside, the gift shop is offering 15% off during the month of December. There are coasters and pictures by Patti Host,’ as well as Greentown Heritage afghans, jewelry, books, and other items. Vehicle Break- ins Reported Greentown Marshal Jeff Bennet reports that there has been a rash of vehicle break- ins. In the past month there have been three reported in Greentown and several in the county, both east and west. He reminds people to secure their vehicles, and not leave any items of value in them. Stolen items have been CD’s, cell phones, money, identification cards, and vehicle stereo systems.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2005-12, 12:12|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
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|Local Item ID||Greentown History Center – newspaper collection|
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|Publisher||Greentown Area Residential Association, 1993-|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Eagle Scout Project Restores adn Rededicates Cemetery; Minerature Village on Display at History Cener; Vehicle Break-Ins reported
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, December 2005, Volume 12, Issue 12|
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