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Dakota County Tribune
April 18, 1902

Report of Hyland Cemetery Association

Lakeville Township, Dakota Co., Minn.

In submitting to the public a report of the doings or misdoings as the case may be, of the Hyland Cemetery Association, as its treasurer I feel impelled to preface my report with a few brief remarks in order to give the people an idea of what we are trying to accomplish; also, with a hope of sending a faint ray of light into the darkened intellects of those whose highest ambition is in finding fault with people engaged in the praiseworthy act of paying respect to the memory of loved ones gone.

A keen observer of passing events has said that "like all things earthly, grave-yards die." I think a moment reflection will convince the average mortal that there is a considerable truth in that assertion. Carefully looked after by loving hearts and willing hands, the bloom and thrive, but after a while those hands grow weary, those hearts grow cold and the grave-yards die. And interested parties passing by the Hyland cemetery previous to last fall must have been impressed with the fact that the Hyland Cemetery, if not dead, was lying at the point of death.  But this condition was not due to neglect or indifference on the part of the people, because they deeply regretted to see the dilapidated condition of the Hyland Cemetery.

And like an army on the field of battle without a commander they were powerless to act without some one to direct their energies and no one felt as if the duty devolved upon them.  But to Miss Ollie Smith of St. Paul must be given the credit of suggesting a means of obtaining funds to make much needed improvements in the cemetery. The undersigned committee was appointed and took charge of the matter on the 24th of last June.

At a basket social given at O. W. Hyland's, June 28, 1901, we realized $97.50. Thus encouraged we sent out circular letters to all interested parties, whose addresses we were able to obtain, asking them to assist us and for an answer to, our appeal we point with pride and thanks to the list of names below. We held another basket social at M. Mahoney's, Aug. 27th, at which our receipts were $95.00 and again at the Opera house in Rosemount, Nov. 28th, we made $132.25. So it will be seen that we have been tireless in our efforts to make a success of the work we have taken in hand. Some to whom we sent letters have neglected to respond, but as we are ready to resume work now we trust this will remind them of the duty they owe to their departed friends. A few have had such a chronic form of neglect that they failed to pay what they promised and we were obliged to omit their names when making our report, which accounts for our balance being on the wrong side of the ledger. A few more have failed to respond because they professed to be afraid we would appropriate the money to our own use. But if they would sail under their true colors and say that it was because they were too miserly mean and niggardly to give anything then they would be doing us no harm, because they would not be discouraging good meaning people from doing their share. But this class of people came here shortly after Adam and they have encumbered the earth ever since. They live happy with the though that they are able to dodge every obligation of honor, and will die happy with the knowledge of having a few more dollars than their neighbors for a thankless posterity to fight over. And as to their future reward we will not discuss it, as it is just outside the jurisdiction of this committee.

Long after this class of people had worried themselves to sleep wondering what the committee were doing with all the money the author of this report, though tired and sleepy, was writing letters of thanks to those who had contributed.

RECEIPTS
Ackerman, 
Armstrong, 
Bacon, 
Bamberry 
Bamberry 
Begley, 
Bennett, 
Berres 
Best, 
Bider, 
Blessner 
Boyd, 
Brennan, 
Brice 
Brice 
Brown, 
Brown, 
Brownell 
Burns 
Burton 
Cable 
Cable 
Cadzow 
Cadzow, 
Callaghan 
Callaghan 
Carroll 
Casey 
Casey 
Casey 
Casey 
Casey, 
Coffey 
Coffey 
Conley 
Connelly 
Connelly 
Corrigan 
Coughlin 
Cullen 
Curry 
Daley 
Daley 
Daley 
Davis 
Delaney 
Delaney 
Delaney 
Devitt 
Devitt 
Dherer 
Dixon 
Dixon 
Dowd 
Downey 
Dunlap 
Dunn 
Dunn 
Dwyer 
Ersfield 
Everotte 
Finnegan 
Farrell 
Farrell 
Fahey 
Feeley 
Feeley 
Farrell 
Fahey 
Fahey 
Finnegan 
Finnegan 
Garvey 
Gannon 
Green 
Garvey 
Geraghty 
Gavin 
Gollon 
Grues 
Gilmore 
Galagher 
Griffin 
Geraghty 
Geraghty 
Gibbons 
Gilbert 
Glenn 
Gibbons 
Garvey 
Hyland 
Hyland 
Hyland 
Hyland 
Hogan 
Hogan 
Hagney 
Hyland 
Hyland 
Hyland 
Hyland 
Haley 
Hynes 
Hyland 
Hogan 
Hynes 
Hyland 
Hyland 
Hyland 
Hyland 
Higgins 
Higgins 
Hagney 
Hynes 
Hullett 
Haverland 
Hurley 
Hyland 
Hyland 
Kelly 
Kelly 
Kelly 
King 

J. 
Mrs. Mary 
D. 
Jas. 
Mrs. Wm 
T. 
G. 
D. 
O. 
P. J. 
A. L. 
A. 
T. 
M. 
Mrs. Geo. 

J. 
M. N. 
H. 
R. 
B. 
W. 
A. 
Jos. 
J. 
W. 
Roger 
P. Y. 
Jas 
P. 


H. 
Jos. 
E. 
S. 
F. 
J. 
Jas. 
G. 
P. 
W. V. 
Jas. 
P. 
M. 
D. 
J. 
T. E. 
Mrs. P. 
T. 
J. 
P. 
J. 
T. 
R. L. 
J. 
E. 
Miss B. T. 
H. J. 
N. 
P. J. 
A. 
Jno. 
T. 
W. 
T. 
Jos. 
Jos. 
Miss Mary 
J. 
M. F. 
E. 
T. 
L. 
J. 
J. 
D. 
F. E. 
A. 
M. 
J. 
E. 
J. F. 
J. C. 
Miss M. 
Mrs. J. 
P. J. 
J. 
Mrs. P. 
O. W. 
J.M. 
J. H. 
J. E. 
J. 
W. 
J. 
F. 
Wm. 
John sr. 
Miss A. 
J. 
Jas. 
E. 
Wm. 
M. J. 
Jas. 
Miss M. 
P. 
E. jr. 
J. 
T. 
P. H. 
P. 
J. 
E. W. 
Mr. 
P. sr. 
Mrs. T. 
Jos. 
Wm. 
John 
J. 
  $1.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
   3.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   8.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
   10.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
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   2.00 
   1.00 
   10.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   3.00 
   2.00 
   2.00 
   3.00 
   10.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   3.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
   3.00 
   3.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   5.00 
   5.00 
   2.00 
   3.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   3.00 
   5.00 
   5.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
   2.00 
   2.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   3.00 
   2.00 
   2.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   3.00 
   3.00 
   3.00 
   15.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   5.00 
   5.00 
   3.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
Kimm 
Kelly 
Kelly 
Kennedy 
Loftus 
Loftus 
Lempkins 
Loftus 
Leisch 
Lansing 
Leonard 
Larson 
Lewis 
Laid 
Lenihan 
Lynch 
Loftus 
Lenihan 
McSherry 
McCarthy 
McSherry 
McCarthy 
McGovern 
McGrath 
McCue 
McCarthy 
McLafferty 
McCarthy 
McDonough 
McDonough 
McGrath. 
McLafferty 
McCarthy 
McClintock 
McDonough 
McCoy 
McGinley 
McNamara 
McGinley 
McQuillan 
McQuillan 
McCarthy 
Martin 
Mongan 
Mahoney 
Moran 
Mangan 
Mangan 
Martin 
Mullery 
Murphy 
Murphy 
Mahoney 
Mullery 
Martin 
Mangan 
Myers 
Mullen 
Myers 
Melke 
Marble 
Mills 
Molitor 
Molitor 
Martin 
Madison 
Martin 
Mongan 
Norton 
Newell 
O'Rourke 
O'Malley 
O'Leary 
O'Connell 
O'Hara 
Oleson 
Pearson 
Peters 
Qualey 
Ryan 
Rowe 
Rowe 
Ryan 
Ryan 
Rowe 
Rother 
Ryan 
Rowe 
Raetz 
Ryan 
Shaughnessy 
Swift 
Sheridan 
Strong 
Smith 
Swansce 
Smith 
Shirdan 
Tabaka 
Tierney 
Tierney 
Tierney 
Thomas 
Tabaka 
Tomson 
Underwood 
Walsh 
Woodruff 
Whalen 
Whalen 
Walsh 
Wayman 
Wilmott 
Walsh 
Walsh 
Wayman 
Wayman 
Walsh 
Walsh 
All other sources 

Total receipts 

M. 
E. 
M. I. 
J. 
A. J. 
J. O. 
J. M. 
P. 
P. 
A. 
W. 
R. 
W. 
P. 
F. 
T. 
J. sr. 
M. J. 
J. B. 
M. 
T. J. 
J. 
J. 
T. 
P. 
P. H. 
P. 
C. 
M. 
G. 
P. 
E. 
T. 
R. B. 
Jos. 
L. 
J. 
D. 
J. 
P. L. 
J. 
Tim 
M. J. 
H. 
John 
H. 
M. 
T. 
R. 
J. 
K. M. 
Wm. 
Jas. 
M. J. 
J. E. 
J. 
J. 
M. F. 
E. 
F. 
W. E. 
J. 
J. 
H. 
G. 
W. G. 
Mrs. J. 
J. 
F. 
M. 
F. 
J. 
J. 
T. 
B. 
W. M. 
F. 
J. 
D. T. 
Mrs. J. 
H. 
J. 
S. 
J. O. 
M. 

M. 
P. 
J. 
T. P. 
W. 
E. 
J. 
G. 
Miss Ollie 
F. 
H. 
T. 
N. 
A. 
D. 

A. C. 
A. 
John 
G. 
P. 
G. 
M. 
J. 


E. 

W. 
E. 
W. 
P. sr. 
P. F. 
 
 
 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
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   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   5.00 
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   1.00 
   2.00 
   3.00 
   2.00 
   2.00 
   6.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
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   5.00 
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   1.00 
   15.00 
   1.00 
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   1.00 
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   3.00 
   3.00 
   1.00 
   3.00 
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   1.00 
   6.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   3.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
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   1.00 
   10.00 
   3.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
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   5.00 
   1.00 
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   3.00 
   2.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   3.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
   3.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
   2.00 
   2.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   10.00 
   0.50 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   3.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   2.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   1.00 
   11.95 

   $505.45 

DISBURSEMENTS
Material for fence . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hauling Material. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freight and express . . . . . . . . . . .
Work on grounds . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Goods for socials . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
Hall rent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing and postage . . . . . . . . . .
Hotel fare and telephoning . . . . . . 
R.R. and Street Car fare . . . . . . .
Ledger and stationary . . . . . . . . .
J. Tomson, special improvements .
M. Newell, same . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
 

Present indebtedness

$188.86
     12.75
18.01
171.85
18.70
55.00
20.00
7.30
5.10
3.61
1.40
6.00
    4.00
$512.61 

$7.16

M. J. MARTIN, Treasurer

Kind friends, we are well aware that ninety per cent of the people will say that publishing this report was a waste of time and money, and that it would be better to use the money making improvements in the cemetery, and we agree with them.

Nevertheless, if we did not publish this report, ninety-nine per cent of the people would say we were receiving the people's money and giving no account of it.  Many people have sent us money by mail, others have attended our entertainments, and some have done both, and in order to give everybody credit for what they paid we were obliged to copy the names from our entertainment lists and add them to our report, which makes it very lengthy.

To one and all who have helped us we extend our heartfelt thanks; and to the ladies who contributed so generously toward making our socials such a grand success we owe a debt of gratitude that we can never repay. Also the families of O. W. Hyland and M. Mahoney are entitled to our warmest thanks, for the not only gave us use of their buildings, but were untiring in their efforts to assist us.

Were a man to bring a famishing colt in from the plains and feed and care for it until it had grown to be a beautiful horse and then tie it to a tree and let it starve to death, would not his first act be foolish and his last one cruel. And would it not be the same with use if we should stop now.  We are powerless, however, to do anything without your assistance. Therefore we have decided to ask those who have helped us in the past to send us one dollar each annually, and those who neglected to contribute last year we urge to contribute as soon as possible as there is work that is absolutely necessary to do. To those who have refused to assist us we make no appeal, because there is nothing to appeal to.

There is no limit to the amount of improvements we can make, therefore we do not limit anybody's generosity to one dollar, but we want it distinctly understood that that is all we ask or expect from those who have been generous in the past. The money we receive is for general improvements. If you want to send money for special improvements you must so state and we will attend to it for you. In our circular last year we stated that we did not want money from anyone who could not afford it, and we again repeat that we don not wish to strip the living wherewith to clothe the dead; yet we feel there are very few who cannot do a little toward helping us. Hand your contribution to any member of the committee, or send by postal money order to the treasurer, M. J. Martin; Rosemount, Minn.

                                                                                     J. B. McSHERRY
                                                                                     A. J. LOFTUS
                                                                                     P. J. FINNEGAN
                                                                                     J. DUNN
                                                                                     M. J. MARTIN

Committee

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