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Polk County Home
A Virtual Cemetery created by: lin8kin
Description: The Polk County Home was located at 5841 N.E. Fourteenth St., Saylor Township, Polk Co., Iowa (just outside Des Moines city limits). Residents seem to have been a mix of the poor, indigents and mentally ill persons. The Home had separate hospital buildings for men and women, which were closed before the Home closed. In the late 1800s to early 1900s residents were buried on the grounds. This cemetery apparently was never within county cemetery laws and a court-ordered exhumation took place in Aug 1971. 77 bodies were removed to Pine Hill Cemetery where they were reinterred in Lot 23, near the cemetery office. One small, flat gravestone commemorates all the deceased. The Home was torn down in 1972.We remembered the Home, but had trouble finding information about it. The Iowa Genealogical Society has a cemetery book on the Polk County Home with a list of those who were buried there & the info about Pine Hill Cemetery. We also searched Des Moines Register newspaper articles & found more info and photos. I've forwarded those to the Polk County Historical Society hoping they will have info about the Home on their website.
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Records 41 - 60 
Name Cemetery
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----, Susan 85588095
b. unknown d. Apr. 30, 1902
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Alberson, W. 85588128
b. unknown d. Jul. 2, 1905
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Aleson, M. 85588156
b. unknown d. Jul. 2, 1899
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Allen, F. 85588184
b. unknown d. Jan. 11, 1896
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Anderson, C. 85588233
b. unknown d. Jan. 8, 1896
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Brewer, W. H. 85588261
b. unknown d. Mar. 2, 1911
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Brown, Celia 85588290
b. unknown d. Dec. 2, 1904
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Burk, Tom 85588325
b. unknown d. Jan. 19, 1907
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Byer, I. W. 85588359
b. unknown d. Aug. 4, 1896
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Cartwright, R. 85588384
b. unknown d. May 2, 1914
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Cover, I. 85588407
b. unknown d. Jul. 8, 1898
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Daughtery, S. 85588491
b. unknown d. Sep. 29, 1903
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Dennis, H. 85588513
b. unknown d. Nov. 18, 1898
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Diel, Noah 85588547
b. unknown d. Mar. 23, 1915
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Duke, William 85588584
b. unknown d. Oct. 28, 1905
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Elders, C. R. 85588619
b. unknown d. Aug. 12, 1907
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Farlie, M. 85588646
b. unknown d. Nov. 7, 1894
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Folsom, G. W. 85588668
b. unknown d. Feb. 2, 1902
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Given, Mary 85588727
b. unknown d. Apr. 29, 1902
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Griffith, R. A. 85588747
b. unknown d. Jan. 24, 1902
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
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Hank, J. 85588770
b. unknown d. Jan. 21, 1906
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Hertcher, B. 85588799
b. unknown d. Jun. 1, 1894
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Hoffman, R. 85588878
b. unknown d. Jan. 25, 1915
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Hogan, M. 85588829
b. unknown d. Aug. 1, 1897
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Hopple, M. 85588911
b. unknown d. Apr. 25, 1902
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Horghle, John 85588950
b. unknown d. Jul. 1, 1900
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Jones, L. 85588980
b. unknown d. Sep. 3, 1904
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Keller, Mary 85589011
b. unknown d. May 30, 1904
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Kendall, Mrs 85589038
b. unknown d. Oct. 9, 1904
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Kennedy, M. 85589059
b. unknown d. Oct. 24, 1895
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Kinney, Katie 85589082
b. unknown d. May 28, 1906
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Kinney, S. 85589108
b. unknown d. May 24, 1906
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Lewis, Ed 85589136
b. unknown d. Nov., 1906
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Maher, I. 85589174
b. unknown d. Jun. 21, 1899
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Marshall, June 85589205
b. unknown d. Apr. 15, 1915
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
McCoy, Mildred 85589233
b. unknown d. Sep. 1, 1898
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Merryherr, M. B. 85589261
b. unknown d. Aug. 12, 1897
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Monsidler, F. D. 85589295
b. unknown d. Apr. 1, 1896
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Muldoon, J. 85589331
b. unknown d. Jan. 6, 1896
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Murry, M. 85589353
b. unknown d. Apr. 23, 1898
Pine Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
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