The Mary Ingalls Society cordially invites you to a memorial dedication of 11 former students of The Iowa College for the Blind who died during their time at what we now call the Iowa Braille and Sight-Saving School, and are buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton.
A short committal service will take place on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, 1002 E 10th Street, Lot 31, Vinton.
These graves had remained unmarked until recent research led to the identity of the students buried there. Thanks to the generosity of many donors, a granite monument and headstones will now mark their place of rest. Local historian Rich Farmer will lead a cemetery tour following the service. We would like to include the families of these students from Eastern Iowa listed below, but we need your help locating them:
Sarah A. Cook (Delaware Co.) 1864 (died)
Louisa F. Lunberg (Clinton Co.) 1869
Jesse Palmer Hampton (Linn Co.) 1875
James L. Mitchell (Benton Co.) 1876
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Adair (Jackson Co.) 1879
Mary Retta Rath (Linn Co.) 1880
George Washington Hopkins (Mahaska Co.) 1892
Buena Vista Culp (Washington Co.) 1892
Leo Vogt (Mason City) 1905
Mabel Lilie Carter 1915
Meta Christine White 1918