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Saint Joseph in Buchanan County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

David Johnson Heaton

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 6, 2013
1. David Johnson Heaton Marker
Inscription.

Born in Phil. Pa. Dec. 6, 1808,
Died in St. Joseph Mo.
Apr. 28, 1898
Aged 89 years.
United with the M. E. Church
in 1834.
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]

 
Location. 39° 46.56′ N, 94° 50.574′ W. Marker is in Saint Joseph, Missouri, in Buchanan County. Touch for map. Monument is in Mount Mora Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 824 Mount Mora Road, Saint Joseph MO 64501, United States of America.
 
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 (about 600 feet away); Our Confederate Dead (about 600 feet away); No Turning Back (approx. half a mile away); Peace Officers Memorial
David Johnson Heaton Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 6, 2013
2. David Johnson Heaton Monument
(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 Saint Joseph.
 
Also see . . .  Mount Mora Cemetery, St. Joseph MO. (Submitted on July 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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David Johnson Heaton Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 6, 2013
3. David Johnson Heaton Monument
Looking west
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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