Cemeteries Walking Tour, Page 6, D. Penney, 2001

Royal Oak Cemetery, cont..........

Section A:

42. Campbell, Welcome - A tall, imposing granite monument next to the center road. 1810-88; born in Oneida Co., NY, son of Roswell and Abigail Campbell. He learned the cooper's trade; came to MI with his father in 1834, buying land in Oxford Township. Campbell married Mary J. Cheney, and followed his trade of coopering, as well as agriculture, building, lumbering and merchandising in a general store. In 1859 he traded his property for land in Royal Oak Township, just south of the present 10 Mile and Campbell Rds. About 1870 he moved to the unincorporated village of Royal Oak, devoting his time to bee keeping. One of his sons was Andrew C. Campbell.

43. Campbell, Andrew C. - One of several Campbell monuments immediately behind that of Welcome. 1851-1906; second son of Welcome Campbell. His home on 11 Mile Road was demolished by the cyclone of April 12, 1893. He was President of Village, 1891-92, 1894-96.

- St. Mary Cemetery -

State Historic Marker - Erected in 1996 to commemorate the two cemeteries.

44. Hand, Ellen - Tall marker, fallen and sunk into the soil. Died 1857, age 31 years; thus, pre-dates beginning of St. Mary Cemetery. Monument reads: "native of Co. Monclghan, Ireland, died, in faith, Oct. 27, 1857, aged 31 years. Erected by Margaret Hand - Fallen - Peaceful be thy silent slumber, peaceful in thy grave so low, thou no more shall join our numbers, thou no more our songs shall know"

45. Granger, Adolphus - Gray weathered sandstone monument. 1816-85; born Department Daub, France; wife Clara. He had a circular (blade) sawmill at the present site of the Machpelah Cemetery, which was powered by a steam engine removed from the Detroit and Pontiac Railroad sawmill at Lincoln Ave. and the railroad tracks. His mill turned out lumber for the old Belle Isle Bridge (burned 1876, rebuilt 1877).

Loughnane, Edmund - Monument is on the east side of the center road. "In Memory of, EDMUND LOUGHNANE, Born in Emily, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, DIED, March 21, 1874, Aged 67 Years." aka, Lockman

46. McHale Sisters - Touching, wonderfully preserved photos on monument. Edna Marie McHale, age 12 years, and Rita Ann McHale, age 14 years, died Dec. 19, 1937 of an accident, not reported in the Tribune of 1937. Great grand-daughters of Edmund Loughnane.

47. Fraquelli Brothers (John and Frank) - Beautiful rainbow marble sculpted monument along center road. John Fraquelli, 1880-1930; wife Rose. For many years they operated a monument works on east side of Main St., north of Gardenia, later on the west side of Main St. opposite the cemetery.

48. Burcynski, Michael - Only mausoleum in either cemetery.

49. Sullivan, William & Nancy - "Born in Royal Oak". Started early livery, furniture store and funeral business in Royal Oak. One of founders of Royal Oak Volunteer Fire Department. Built one of Royal Oak's modern buildings in 1926.

50. St. (The Virgin) Mary - Statue moved to the cemetery in 1992; originally at St. Mary High School.


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