Latimer Hill Cemetery Association
was first organized May 3, 1906, under the chairmanship of S. Mills. George Woodford served as Clerk. The first slate of officers consisted of:
President: S. Mills
Vice President: A.A. Viets
Secretary, Treasurer: George Woodford
Trustees: Fred Newberry, Herman Rowley
The original members were:
Fred C. Newberry, H. J. Rowley, C.D. Ross, Samuel J. Mills, William R. Latimer, A.A. Viets, Ella Tobie, Minnie Newberry, Helen Woodford, Sarah Kallen Brown (representing the Cooper family), Mary J. Woodford and George F. Woodford.
Since the original officers, the following people have served as President:
1944 1950 Robert Barrett
1950 1963 Herman Rowley
1963 1974 Harold L. Woodford
1974 - 1987 Gertrude M. Woodford
1987 present Lucy W. Wirsul
Treasurers have been:
1906 1944 George F. Woodford
1944 1964 Frank Hall
1964 1970 Ivan Moore
1970 present Robert Barrett (son of Robert Barrett)
The object of the Association, as stated in its constitution, Article II is:
To encourage all persons interested in said cemetery either by owning burial lots or by having friends of relatives buried in said grounds, to unite in some manner
to see that the grounds are properly cared for and beautified.
There are records in the Association minutes to show that, starting 1949, the Association paid for mowing and general care.
Up to that date, volunteers did the work necessary to keep the cemetery somewhat cared for. The Association also took responsibility for trying to repair stones broken by vandals and stones that fell, simply due to age.
At present, the Association, consisting of a very few members, continues to pay for the general care and upkeep with the invested general funds.
However, the membership is dwindling each year, as are the funds, and new interests need to be found to continue the cemetery care, especially the repair of gravestones.