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Catalog number 1997.2.1588
Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Date 1929
Description TITLE: Cemetery Road Ban Sought PUBLISHER: [6/4/1929]
SAN JOSE, June 1 -- Living persons whose sleep is disturbed have a chance to fight for themselves, but when the sleep of the dead is disturbed someone else must fight for them.
Hence the filing of an injunction suit by Jack Villar and 15 other plaintiffs against David Black and others to prevent the defendants from alleged threatened building of a road through Hacienda cemetery at New Almaden.
The plaintiffs allege that for 60 years past-their ancestors and close friends have been buried in the cemetery, and that graves are adorned with headstones giving names, ages, birth and death dates etc., of their dear ones. Also, the graves are well kept and are in many cases surrounded with neat copings, which, with the head-stones, will have to be disturbed if the road is built.
It is charged that already fences surrounding the cemetery have been broken down and some copings destroyed in preparation for building of the road by the defendants. A scraper is already on the ground ready to start desecrating the graves in the cemetery unless the injunction prayed for is issued by the superior court. It is further alleged that on completion of the road, if it is permitted to be built, the defendants plan to subdivide the cemetery and sell lots for home sites.
Pub Place New Almaden