Forest Hill Cemetery (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

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Forest Hill Cemetery entrance, Observatory St.

Forest Hill Cemetery in Ann Arbor, Michigan is a 65-acre (260,000 m2) cemetery founded in 1857. A civil engineer named James Lewis Glenn[1] designed the cemetery in the rural or garden style popular in the second half of the 19th century. The cemetery's main gate was designed by James Morwick in the Gothic Revival style. Gordon W. Lloyd, a leading architect based in Detroit, Michigan, designed the cemetery's gatehouse and sexton's residence, also in the Gothic Revival style.[2][3][4]

In 1859 Dr. Benajah Ticknor was the first person to be buried in Forest Hill. Ticknor had been a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and the owner of property now known as Cobblestone Farm in Ann Arbor.[2][3]

Prior to the establishment of the cemetery, Chi Psi fraternity built the nation's first fraternity building (a hunting lodge) on the site, in 1849.[4]


Elisha Walker Rumsey grave and memorial, Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Rumsey was the co-founder of Ann Arbor.
Elisha Walker Rumsey grave and memorial, Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Rumsey was the co-founder of Ann Arbor.

Notable persons interred at Forest Hill[edit]

Bo Schembechler grave
Soldiers and Sailors memorial, 1914
James Burrill Angell grave, Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
James Burrill Angell grave, Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Coordinates: 42°16′39.9″N 83°43′49.8″W / 42.277750°N 83.730500°W / 42.277750; -83.730500

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Avellan, Jorge. "History Can Be Discovered In Cemeteries In Washtenaw County". www.wemu.org. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
  2. ^ a b "History". foresthillcemeteryaa.org. Retrieved 12 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "The End of an Era: Ann Arbor historian's popular cemetery tours come to a close this fall". Retrieved 12 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b c "Ann Arbor - LocalWiki". arborwiki.org. Retrieved 12 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  6. ^ Norton, Joseph J.; Jackson, John H.; Sohn, Louis B. (1988). "In Memoriam— William Warner Bishop, Jr. (1906-1987)". The International Lawyer. 22 (3): 609–614. ISSN 0020-7810. JSTOR 40706143.
  7. ^ Andrews, Clarence A. (1992). Michigan in Literature. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8143-2368-7.
  8. ^ Beakes, Samuel Willard (1906). Past and Present of Washtenaw County, Michigan. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 481.
  9. ^ Williams, Charles H.; Ballou, David P. (2003). "Vincent Massey 28 November 1926--26 August 2002". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 49: 335–350. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2003.0019. ISSN 0080-4606. JSTOR 3650229. S2CID 68101861.
  10. ^ http://vielmetti.typepad.com/vacuum/2007/04/obituary_ted_he.html
  11. ^ Burdette, Dwight (10 September 2010). "English: Ted Heusel grave, Ann Arbor radio personality and Board of Education president, Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor Michigan". Retrieved 12 April 2018 – via Wikimedia Commons. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Power, Philip H. (1995). "Eugene Barnum Power (4 June 1905-6 December 1993)". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 139 (3): 301–304. JSTOR 987197.
  13. ^ Burdette, Dwight (13 September 2010). "English: Eugene Barnum Power grave, Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Power was the founder of University Microfilms and a regent of the University of Michigan". Retrieved 12 April 2018 – via Wikimedia Commons. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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