This cemetery was originally the private burial ground for the Thompson family and anyone doing research in the Howell area is very well aware of this name.
Around 1867 the land was deeded over to the Howell Township. It is jointly in the NE 1/4 of Section 36 and also in the Northeast section of the City of Howell.
It is one of the more beautiful sites in the area with rolling hills and oak trees and I recently heard from a friend that wanted to build in Howell that all of the really beautiful sites in the area went for cemeteries. <grin>
Names that the town history are built around were originally involved with this cemetery, like McPherson, Thompson, Galloway and Hickey. The interments include a number of soldiers from all wars during the years from the Revolutionary to the present. There still exists underground vaults for the Angel family and the Fishbeck family.
The City of Howell purchased the cemetery in 1915, and in 1919 the name was changed to Lakeview Cemetery. Over the years there have been incidents of vandalism, the worst being between 1950-1955. Unfortunately the interments were never recorded for this section so it is unclear who's burial is missing. Some of the names from the old section included PINCKNEY, SAGE, AUSTIN, CAMPBELL, ROHRBACHER, HAVENS, DIXON, WELLS, and all of the original settlers of the area.
This is also one of the cemeteries that was included in the transcriptions by the DAR in the 1940's. The original three volumes and their indexes were compiled into one alphabetical index and that was what I used as the basis for the new table format which includes the names of the interred and the cemetery names which are linked to the individual cemetery pages.
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