NY SOUTHERN TIER
District No. 6460

ELKS REST AT WOODLAWN CEMETERY

ELKS REST WOODLAWN CEMETERY ELMIRA, NY ESTABLISHED BY THE ELMIRA ELKS LODGE #62 IN 1924, THE ELKS REST AT WOODLAWN CEMETERY IN ELMIRA, NY HAS BEEN AND WILL FOREVER BE A PLACE OF ETERNAL REST FOR THOSE INTERRED THERE AND A PLACE OF REMEMBRANCE AND RESPECT FOR EVERY ELK WHO HAS PASSED. THE MEMORIAL STANDS ELEVEN FEET HIGH AND TWELVE FEET LONG. ELI HARVEY, AMERICA’S GREATEST SCULPTOR OF ANIMALS, TRUTHFULLY PORTRAYS IN THIS MEMORIAL A FULL GROWN MALE ELK OF LIFE SIZE. THE BRONZE ELK WEIGHS APPROXIMATELY 1950 LBS. IS ERECTED ON A BARRE GRANITE BASE, FORMED INTO THE SHAPE OF A LEDGE WHICH IS TWELVE FEET LONG. THE GRANITE BASE IS ESTIMATED TO WEIGH APPROXIMATELY TWO TONS. ERECTED ON THE PLOT AT WOODLAWN CEMETERY BY ELMIRA LODGE NO. 62 AND DEDICATED MAY 16TH, 1936, BY GRAND EXALTED RULER, HON. JAMES T. HANLLINAN OF QUEENSBOROUGH LODGE. WOODLAWN CEMETERY IS A PUBLIC CEMETERY CHARTERED BY THE CITY IN 1858. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WOODLAWN CEMETERY GO TO http://www.friendsofwoodlawnelmira.org/ “STILL OUR HEARTS, HIS MEMORY BARE” HARRY V. PURCELL 1827 – 1924 LEE NORTON 1865 – 1929 ANDREW B. HAMILTON 1857 – 1931 VERNON P. FORD 1868 – 1933 C. ARBA MILLSPAUGH P.E.R. 1880 – 1935 CHARLES SHARP 1871- 1946 EDWARD N. MOCKLER 1879 – 1947 GEORGE JEFFERY 1877 – 1952 JAMES HARRISON 1903 -1977 JAMES H. VOORHEES P.E.R. 1937 – 2008


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