Park Cemetery, 801 South Baker Street
Backstory and Context
Park's Egyptian Revival mausoleum, called Oak Crest Abbey, is located off the main entrance and drive and can be visited. Many of the individual family mausoleums and gravestones throughout the cemetery are fashioned out of local limestone, Unfortunately, several late 19th century cast iron urns made by the former Carthage Foundry (see Clio entry for company) and used at graves, including the foundry's owners' grave, have been stolen. Numerous Woodmen of the World markers can be found in the older sections (those to south of main entrance/drive).
Among the notables buried here is R. Marlin Perkins, zoologist and television personality, who grew up in Carthage (Carthage High School Class of 1923; see Clio entry for Central Park and Perkins House, 902 S. Main).
http://civil-war-picket.blogspot.com/2015/04/backstory-102-years-after-his-death.html Viewed June 22, 2017. (1)
Powers Museum Vertical File: Park Cemetery, Timothy Regan.
All contemporary photographs by Michele Hansford, c. 2017.