A Guide to the Daniels Cemetery
Underneath a gate on Airline Road at Milton Avenue in University Park lies a cemetery for Frances Sims Daniel’s descendants – including descendants living nearby and her children and grandchildren – tucked behind it is an undisturbed neighborhood filled with brick homes, shaded lawns and neat hedges – the cemetery being hidden behind this gate is often missed altogether.
Charlie Daniels uses the cemetery as an anchor of identity and place to share family stories, yet recently it has also become the target of vandalism and theft.
Early Life and Education
As a student, Daniels edited and ultimately acquired Wilson Advance newspaper in Wilson, North Carolina. Later he studied law before becoming an attorney.
He served as an editor and publisher of several other newspapers, such as the Kinston Free Press. Later he went into public service – even becoming White House press secretary during Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency.
Gary Moore of UMSL Civil Engineering Department and students have been working towards the restoration of Greenwood Cemetery. This project is of particular significance, since Greenwood Cemetery houses Daniel Blue’s grave who helped found St Andrew’s African Methodist Episcopal Church nearby and who now rests under a large white obelisk – making him an invaluable National Historic Landmark.
Lauren is an accomplished teacher who takes great pleasure in taking her students on tours of historic cemeteries to explain their unique characteristics and features. Lauren particularly enjoys educating her students about Lewis and Clark, sculpture iconography and mausoleum architecture – among many other topics! In addition, she makes time for research about Bellefontaine Cemetery as well as St Louis history to add unique insights to each tour she leads.
Daniel has over 32 years of experience in the funeral industry and has worked at multiple cemeteries during that time. His passion lies in assisting those during difficult times and helping families plan and organize the burial place of a loved one, or offering help after they experience loss of someone close.
He hails from Idaho, born and raised in Nampa before later residing in Marsing and Owyhee County. Now settled in Boise with his wife and two pets.
Achievement and Honors
Daniels’ compositions have won her both critical acclaim and international attention. After winning a competition at MacDowell artists’ colony in New Hampshire, she gained international renown as one of America’s foremost female composers – earning recognition at venues like Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as other prominent venues.
Cemetery Hill is home to the final resting place for many enslaved individuals who sought emancipation; among these are Harriet Robinson Scott (who died while seeking to secure that freedom for her husband), Lucy Delaney and other individuals buried there.
Daniels hopes her speech will serve as a reminder to people about jailers, whom are sometimes neglected in society. At the service she received a folded flag from jail staff members as an act of appreciation; this she plans to display prominently in her office to remind herself of their contribution.
Bountiful Cemetery stands as a reminder of pioneer faith and devotion, providing families with a peaceful space where loved ones may rest in peace.
Cemeterys are an invaluable asset to their communities and a way for people to connect with their history. Additionally, cemeteries serve as symbols of solidarity and love among its users.
People have left behind items at the grave site, including ball caps and coins; others even left stuffed animals behind.
Bryan is a professor at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and refers to himself as a “storykeeper.” He helps his students find their identity and fulfill their calling by drawing family trees and charting their lineage.
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery north of New York City has long been used as the final resting place for captains of industry, immigrants and original settlers of Sleepy Hollow. Additionally, this place holds significant meaning to pioneer aldermen, shop owners and the town’s first teacher; all are resting here.
Visitors have left behind various items at the cemetery such as ball caps, painted rocks and stuffed animals; but recently there have been thefts of vases from this location.
Dillon Bryan Pollock, Cody Eben and Daniel Lewis Hale have been charged with third-degree felony theft after they were caught stealing 102 vases from a cemetery. If found guilty, they could be facing up to three years of prison and/or restitution payments.