It is reported to the Mail that
through the carelessness of someone in leaving the gate to the Odd
Fellows' cemetery open, loose stock have gained access thereto and have
done considerable damage to the different plots. There should be steps
taken to see that such does not occur again. The fence around the
cemetery should be repaired if necessary and care taken that the gates
should be kept fastened.
REMAINS OF FRANK A. DOUGLAS
TO BE PLACED IN MAUSOLEUM
Another evidence of the desire of people to lay away their dead in stone tombs in the mausoleum is seen in the effort of the friends of Frank A. Douglas, who purchased a tomb in the mausoleum to be erected in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, and his remains have been tenderly laid away in a temporary stone receptacle in the cemetery to await the completion of the mausoleum.
His temporary entombment is provided by the Portland Mausoleum Company, which it does for all subscribers who may have use for the same before the permanent building is ready.
Such an experience plainly shows that in order to have such provision to lay away the dead, the living must prepare it when they least need it in order to have it when they most need it.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 19, 1912, page 3
Last revised July 7, 2011