Cemetery Looking For Family
Many Kansas City and Westport, Missouri founders are at rest at Union Cemetery. It’s also home to veterans of war dating back to the Revolutionary War and even includes members from both sides of the Civic War, including 15 Confederate soldiers.
Founded in 1857, this Kansas City graveyard with over 55,000 deceased at rest there has recently made the local news. According to news anchors and special content reporters at KCTV 5, the cemetery is looking for the family and/or friends of one of its mausoleums. Badly damaged it is believed to be connected to the Confederate soldiers.
Unfortunately, the Gregg family mausoleum appears to have been tampered with. But no one knows for sure how or why.
“Officials say that’s impossible since no one has the key. They say the destruction is the result of water damage.
“Nobody thought about drainage back in the days when those things were put together,” said Kevin Fewell with the Union Cemetery Historical Society,” explained Amy Anderson, the anchor/reporter.
For the residents of Kansas City, it’s a beautiful that is also the city’s oldest public cemetery. Its name, according to the Union Cemetery Historical Society, comes from its original purpose. It was intended to serve as a “union” between Kansas City and Westport. Located in a beautiful neighborhood, nearby neighbors have expressed sorrow about the damage.
The Search Continues
Cemetery representatives are searching high and low – including seeking information on their Facebook page – to find family members. They don’t want the mausoleum to fall into further disrepair.
So if you have to know of anyone related to this particular family, please let the Union Cemetery know about it. We’re sure they’ll be glad to hear from you.
To read the complete news report, click here.