Mayfield Cemetery Association Records (DeKalb County), 1844-1966
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Brief Description: These records document the history of the Mayfield Cemetery Association from 1844-1966.  The society organized to improve and maintain a respectable burial site for deceased inhabitants of Mayfield, Illinois and surrounding communities.  Three burial record books comprise the major series of the collection and detail the name, age, nativity, burial date, and location of each set of remains placed in the lot.  In many instances, these record books contain overlapping information for the years 1844-1958.  Separate files of burial demits, contracts and deeds supplement the record books delineating the cause of death and plot fee payments.  A register of minutes, along with articles of incorporation and by-laws, records the decision of the Mayfield Association to organize in 1884.  The minutes also highlight the business concerns of the Association, such as lot maintenance, treasurer’s reports, officer elections, and burial procedures.
Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/065
Volume: 0.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 04/30/1968.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
DeKalb County (Ill)
Mayfield Cemetery Association
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Mayfield Cemetery Association; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Mr. Dell J. Lanan and Mrs. Clarence Rote  Mr. Dell J. Lanan and Mrs. Clarence Rote, both of Sycamore, Illinois deposited the Mayfield Cemetery Association Records in the University Archives on April 30, 1968.  J. Joseph Bauxar, University Archivist, transferred the collection to the Regional History Center in June, 1978.
Related Materials: Currently, the Regional History Center also holds Fairview Park Cemetery Association Records (RC 49), and burial lists from several small Kendall County cemeteries (V.F.M., “Kendall County”).