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Family Cemeteries Conflict with Land Development

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Michael J. Leclerc

Michael J. Leclerc
Director of Special Projects

Once commonplace, family cemeteries — both new and old — increasingly are in conflict with development concerns in formerly rural areas around the nation, says Mark Musgrove, past president of the National Funeral Directors Association. USA Today ran an interesting story on the conflict between development in rural areas and old traditions of family cemeteries.

Name Origins: Byron

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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
Staff Genealogist

 BYRON (generally m): This name commemorates the Romantic poet and hero of Greek independence George Gordon, 6th Lord Byron (1788-1824), whose writings were enormously popular. Note, however, that girls named Harriet Byron are so called not for Lord Byron, but for one of the two heroines (the other being Clementina della Porretta) of Samuel Richardson’s far earlier Sir Charles Grandison (1753/4).

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