Maple Hill is a larger city cemetery, located on the south side of Cadillac, Michigan. I have collected a number of photographs from this cemetery and will post my photographs by lot number.
The southeast portion of Block T, lot 459 was purchased by “Joseph Long” on 5 May 1909, according to the cemetery print-out in the local library. I found three gravestones on the lot.
Joseph Long, 1832-1909, was my second great-grand uncle, a sibling of Elizabeth Long. The parents of the Long siblings were (surprise!) Joseph Long and Mary. I have several last names for Mary, and I won’t bore you with that problem right now. Joseph was predeceased by his wife and five of his seven children according to his death certificate. Two of his children were living in Cadillac at the time of his death, Joseph Long, 1877-1944, and Henrietta Long Kelly, 1873-1949; so they may have been his only surviving children.
Joseph and Alice (Gibbs) Long are also buried on this lot. This Joseph was a son of the Joseph who died in 1909. Joseph and Alice were married in Wexford County, Michigan on 26 June 1902. This Joseph, 1877-1944, was probably the purchaser of the lot, where he first buried his father.