In February, when we started the campaign to raise money for one grave stone for Dr. Rebecca Crumpler and Arthur Crumpler, we assumed it would take months to get the word out and to raise the $5,000. Surprisingly it took about 2 weeks to surpass the goal thanks to social medial sharing and a Boston Globe article.
Twos grave stones have been order from a Vermont quarry. We hope work will soon resume, and that our order quickly work its way to the head of the queue. The stones will be shipped to Quincy where they will be inscribed before installation at Fairview Cemetery.
Since the April 18th Historical Society event has been cancelled, here is some interesting information about Dr. Crumpler’s life.
1855 Charlestown Massachusetts Census
(Wyatt Lee – Rebecca Lee)
Boston Post May 28, 1869
Anniversary Meeting of the New England Anti-slavery Society
The New Journal
Wilmington Delaware, March 17, 1874
1880 Federal Census Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Resident and Business Directory of Hyde Park, Massachusetts – Similar information in 1883, 1884 and 1885
More primary source material in the next posting. Stay well and take the time to read about local and state history.
Go for a walk in a cemetery to see history and spring time. FYI – Mount Auburn Cemetery has closed it gates to walkers because the roadways and paths were becoming crowded. Try Forest Hills – Jamaica Pain, Brookdale – Dedham, Cedar Grove – Dorchester, Calvary, New Calvary and Mt. Hope – Roslindale/Boston, and of course Fairview – Hyde Park just to name just a few.
Two ways to support the Crumpler project
- Make out a check to Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library indicating that it is for the Crumpler Fund. Address: Hyde Park Library, 35 Harvard Avenue, Hyde Park, MA, 02136 Paypal buttons below. Please supply your name, phone number and email address when prompted.
The Friends of the Hyde Park Library is a federally recognized 501(c)3 organization.
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