Iowa, Dallas County, Violet Hill Cemetery, Lot Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Iowa, Dallas County, Violet Hill Cemetery, Lot Records, 1846-1988
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Dallas, Iowa, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Cemetery Lot Purchase Records
Collection years 1846-1988
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Dallas County (Iowa) Auditor


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains lot purchase cards for Violet Hill Cemetery located in Perry, Iowa. The cards identify the purchaser of by lot, block and section no. It also includes those individuals buried in the lot. Records range from 1846 to 1988. Records will be added if more become available.

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The following information may be found in these records:

  • Purchased By
  • Name (of Deceased)
  • Last Residence
  • Date of Death
  • Age
  • Cause
  • Undertaker

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