Eloise Cemetery

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Eloise Cemetery

south of Michigan Avenue off Henry Ruff Rd
Eloise, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Memorials 6,087 added (2% photographed)


There are about 7100 people buried in this cemetery which is located south of Michigan Avenue off Henry Ruff Rd. The cemetery is surrounded by a grove of pine trees. Those buried here were patients in the Eloise Hospital complex whose family or friends did not claim the bodies, and it is Eloise's "Potter's Field." The grave markers are only numbered blocks, and many of the records of those buried here have been lost to history and have been reconstructed using death certificate information. The people buried in the cemetery represent all ethnic groups, all occupations, and include two physicians. Burials were made between the years 1910-1948. After that all unclaimed remains were sent to Wayne State University School of Medicine.


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GPS Coordinates: 42.2817001, -83.3392029

  • Added: 1 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #454