Author Topic: About trying to find my great uncle gravestone- Alvin ELMORE  (Read 458 times)

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Re: About trying to find my great uncle gravestone
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 01 December 19 22:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi Luke

Annie65115 helpfully told you that Alvin was buried in Welford Rd cemetery (which is a municipal cemetery in Leicester that was closed to new burials many years ago).

She also told you that as he was buried in the same plot as other people with different surnames this  means that it was unlikely to be a family plot. A family plot is one where a family buys a parcel of land in the cemetery and is then entitled to have buried several members of the same family. If a plot is not owned by a family, it remains in the ownership of the municipal operators of the cemetery who will use the same plot to bury several unrelated bodies as the land gets full.

As they are not part of a family it is almost certain that there will not be a gravestone.   So anyone going to Welford Rd solely for the purposes of looking for a gravestone for Alvin would be unlikely to find one.


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