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Morris Cemetery - Phoenixville, PA

Morris Cemetery was established in 1867. The sign for Morris Cemetery is a hand painted sign.

Chapel in Morris Cemetery built in 1869

Thomas Daniel Baum - 5/29/1866 - 2/22/1951 (84 yrs) His wife - Mary Matilda Wall Baum - 7/31/1873 - 10/25/1942 (69 yrs) Their son - Holtry Christian Baum - 9/6/1904 - 12/14/911 - died at the age of 7 of pneumonia

Anthony P. Shimer - November 7, 1819 - January 28, 1896

Anthony was born and lived his entire life in the same house on Railroad Street. He was a florist and left a large sum of money to create this monument. He died on his way home from the post office of a stroke of apoplexy. The bronze statue of Mr. Shimer was designed by William T. Trego.

Soldier Memorial

Vanderslice Memorial

Father - John Vanderslice Jr. - 5/27/1801 - 2/4/1882 (80 yrs.)

We live in deeds not years In thoughts not breaths In feelings not in figures on a dial We should count time by heart throbs He most lives who thinks most Feels the noblest Acts the best

For four years John worked on his father’s farm, became a butcher, and then purchased a farm of 80 acres for $3000.00. After living there for 7 years he purchased a 75 acre farm and made his home in Phoenixville in January of 1840. He erected 175 houses on this acreage. 26 of the houses he built himself and rented to tenants. He then went into the coal, lumber, dry-goods and grocery stores business.

John and Elizabeth were married in 1825 and had 9 children. Mr. Vanderslice traveled extensively; New York, Philadelphia, London, Liverpool, the World’s Fair, Europe, Cuba, Paris, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan Cairo, Rome and many, many more places.

Mother - Elizabeth Custer Vanderslice - 2/14/1805 - 4/13/1887 (82 yrs.) A Devoted Wife, A Fond Mother and A Firm Friend

Nehemiah C. Vanderslice - 5/10/1838 - 9/19/1890 - 52 years.

His tombstone reads brother - Death is Uncertain The Hour Unseen

Nehemiah studied medicine. He was killed in the main line Philadelphia and Reading wreck a short distance from Shoemakersville. He was on his way to meet Senator Delamater to take him to Phoenixville to address a Republican meeting. The engine collided with oncoming coal cars and went over an embankment and into the Schuylkill river taking with it the tender, mail and baggage cars, one parlor car and one coach. His body was found in the river under the parlor car. He was a Republican candidate for the state legislature.

Elizabeth A. Vanderslice - 4/3/1833 - 8/1/1834 - aged 1 year

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