Dale Cemetery

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Dale Cemetery
Benjamin Brandreth Grave.JPG
Grave marker of Benjamin and Virginia Brandreth at the Dale Cemetery in Ossining, NY as it appeared in November, 2008
Details
Established1851
Location
Ossining, NY
CountryUnited States
Coordinates41°10′16″N 73°51′22″W / 41.171039°N 73.856059°W / 41.171039; -73.856059
Owned byTown of Ossining
Size47 acres (190,000 m2)
Websitedalecemetery.com

The Dale Cemetery located in Ossining, New York is a town-owned cemetery encompassing 47 acres (19 ha) and has been operational since October 1851. In 2013 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Description[edit]

The Dale Cemetery located in Ossining, New York is a town-owned cemetery encompassing 47 acres (190,000 m2).[2] The cemetery was originally owned by the Dale Cemetery Association which was incorporated on 16 January 1851 and was dedicated in October 1851.[3] At its dedication Professor C. Mason said, that we build cemeteries "for the use, the pleasure, the instruction, the edification of the living."[4] Its first President was Aaron Ward, retired congressman.[5] The cemetery was acquired by the Town of Ossining in 2004.[6]

Notable interments[edit]

  • Thomas Allcock (1815-1891), Civil War General for the Union Army
  • Franz Boas (1858-1942), the "Father of American Anthropology"
  • Benjamin Brandreth (1807-1880), proprietor of Brandreth's Pills, one of the earliest mass market consumer branded products in the United States, founder of Brandreth Park
  • John Thompson Hoffman (1828-1888), governor of New York (1869-1872), Mayor of New York City (1866-1868)
  • Edwin A. McAlpin (1848-1917), president of the D.H. McAlpin & Co tobacco company, builder of the Hotel McAlpin, the largest hotel in the world, and Adjutant General of the State of New York
  • Sonny Sharrock (1940-1994), jazz guitarist
  • Aaron Ward (1790-1867), American congressman
  • Samuel Youngs (1760-1839), who in 1851 was moved from his earlier burial site and became the first person interred at Dale Cemetery. He was a possible inspiration for the character Ichabod Crane in his friend Washington Irving's story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".
  • Chester Hoff (1891 - 1998), Oldest ex-Major League Baseball player at time of death. He played for the NY Highlanders (later the NY Yankees) and St. Louis Browns.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places listings for July 26, 2013". U.S. National Park Service. July 26, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  2. ^ French, John Homer; Place, Frank. Gazetteer of the State of New York. New York: R. Pearsall Smith. p. 704.
  3. ^ The Dale Cemetery, (at Claremont, Near Sing-Sing,) (1853)
  4. ^ Alfred L. Brophy, "These Great and Beautiful Republics of the Dead": Public Constitutionalism and the Antebellum Cemetery
  5. ^ Ward, George Kemp (1910). Andrew Warde and His Descendants, 1597-1910. New York, NY: A.T. De La Mare Printing and Publishing. p. 245. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
  6. ^ "About Historic Dale Cemetery". Archived from the original on 2009-10-10. Retrieved 2009-04-21.