|Death: ||Jul. 7, 1936|
History of Cary Camp (The Boy Scout Camp in Tippecanoe County, Indiana)
Part of the land currently comprising Cary Camp from the Wildcat Creek to what is now State Road 26 was leased in April of 1927 for a camp site. On behalf of the "Tippecanoe Council", Mr. Frank M. Cary, a Lafayette manufacturer and philanthropist, purchased the 44.14 acres under lease on December 29, 1927, for a cost of $4414.00. He promptly deeded the tract over to the Boy Scouts of America, "...in hope that the present and future generations of boys will, by use of said real estate as Boy Scouts, become useful and honored citizens...". The deed required that the camp be forever known as Franklin Levering Cary Camp in memory of Mr. Cary's only son. Today, Franklin L. Cary Camp has more than 125 beautiful wooded acres bordering on the Wildcat Creek. Cary Camp teams with all kinds of wildlife including birds and animals. It also has an excellent canoeing and fishing area on the Wildcat Creek. The swimming pool, cabins and dining hall are available to all kinds of youth groups virtually year round with the exception of the time that Camp Cary is devoted to Scout camping during the summer months.
Jessie F. Levering Cary (1865 - 1927)*
Franklin Levering Cary (1893 - 1912)*
Note: age 78. Undertaker, Templeton and Jackson, Lafayette, Indiana.
Spring Vale Cemetery
Plot: sec 14 lot 8
Maintained by: L. A.
Originally Created by: Ran
Record added: Aug 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7787396