St. Joseph in Buchanan County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
David Johnson Heaton
Died in St. Joseph Mo.
Apr. 28, 1898
Aged 89 years.
United with the M. E. Church
A member of the I.O.O.F.
from 1850 till death.
In June 1827, became a professional undertaker and funeral director, being the first in the U.S. for which he was presented in 1890, over 190 contestants with a gold headed cane by the 'Sunny Side', the oldest undertaker's journal in the world and pronounced the "first undertaker and veteran of veteran's." [sic]
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1827.
Location. 39° 46.56′ N, 94° 50.574′ W. Marker is in St. Joseph, Missouri, in Buchanan County. Monument is in Mount Mora Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 824 Mount Mora Road, Saint Joseph MO 64501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Mitchelhill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Mount Mora Cemetery Confederate Memorial (about 600 feet away); No Turning Back (approx. half a mile away); Peace Officers Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); SPC Edward "Eddie" Lee Myers (approx. 0.6 miles away); SPC Joshua James "Josh" Munger (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Joseph.
Also see . . . Mount Mora Cemetery, St. Joseph MO. (Submitted on July 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.