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GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL
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Paul E. Sluby, Sr.

   

 

ASBURY: Our Legacy, Our Faith

1836- 1993

Limited softcover copies of this important historical publication are still available through the church; 239 indexed pages; $20.00 postpaid.

Contact:  Asbury U. M. Church (202) 628-0009

[Available through the Church Historian, Mrs. Lonise F. Robinson]

 

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NOW AVAILABLE ONLY ON CD

BURY ME DEEP

BURIAL PLACES PAST AND PRESENT

IN AND NEARBY WASHINGTON, D.C.

A Historical Review and Reference Manual

Paul E. Sluby, Sr.

Since the District of Columbia was established in 1790 more than 250 burial places have existed.  This publication is the first comprehensive effort to present a total perspective of this fascinating subject in a manner not only interesting to the layman but valuable to genealogists, demographers and other serious researchers.  Topics range from those general in nature to items that provide in-depth information regarding the challenging aspects of the cemetery business.  The book is divided into five sections.  Chapters 1-7 offer a look at the area during the Native American period, then presents engaging data about the development of local cemeteries, the affects of segregation, destructive factors, grave robbing, noted and unique burials, and future considerations.  Appendix I contans alphabetized and cross-indexed compilations, including former locations and available historical details about all of the identified cemeteries.  Appendix II is an alphabetized list of the 55 burial sites that remain today and includes the address, date opened and type of area.  Appendix III, an alphabetized reference guide to all identified locations, includes the dates of operation, type of burial area, and whether extant, relocated or eradicated.  Appendix IV, presented in charted form, is information excerpted from offical records that maintained data on the number of interments at individual cemeteries in the city from 1880-1930.  All sections are appropriately footnoted and a bibliography and an index are included.  Soft Cover, 242 pages, Limited Edition.        

$20.00 Check of Money Order (postpaid)

FORWARD TO:  Comprehensive Research

Paul E. Sluby, Sr.

P. O. Box 1049

Temple Hills, MD  20757-1049

 

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BURIAL LEDGER

OF

ST. ELIZABETHS HOSPITAL

Washington, D.C.

July 5, 1917 - August 30, 1983

Paul E. Sluby, Sr.

 

The "Government Hospital for the Insane" was founded in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 1855.  According to Dorothy Dix, who wrote the bill establishing the institution, its purpose was to provide "the most humane care and enlightened curative treatment of the insane of the Army and Navy and of the United States and of the District of Columbia."  In 1916, the hospital's name was officially changed to St. Elizabeths.  The hospital burial ledger, dating from 1917 to 1983, contains over 2,900 entries regarding burials of the general patient population.  A brief history of the hospital and an examination of the burial areas precedes the alphabetically arranged entries.  Column headings include:  Last Name, First Name, Middle Name or Initial, Date Died, Date Interred, Section, Row, Grave Number, Gender, Race and Remarks.  In addition to providing this important information, there are occasional notations that include additional details, such as an alias or nickname.  References to heritage also appear, such as "Indian," "colored man," "Japanese," or "Chinese."  Occasionally, the word Exhumed appears, which indicates the remains were removed to another location.  Enlightening facts also surface, such as the reference to William Powell Jenkins, who was buried "between graves."  Cost. $19.50  Available from Heritage Books:  www.HeritageBooks.com

 

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