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Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island

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  • Pauline Stuyvesant French (1864 - 1928)
    Mrs. Pauline LeRoy French died late Saturday afternoon at her home, "Mapleshade," on Red Cross avenue, after a brief illness. She had been in poor health several months, but had been able to be about d...
  • Francis "Frank" Ormond French (1888 - 1962)
    Served in the US military/ National Guard: Co B Depot Bn 7th Inf NG NY Married 1st: Eleanor Livingston Burrill, 1914 Their children: Ellen Tuck French Astor Guest "Tucky" and Virginia Middleton Fre...

Island Cemetery resides in Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island. The burial ground is also known as: Island Cemetery Annex, Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Newport #1, and Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Newport #2. The earliest, recorded graves date from the 1710s, incorporating the Old Burying Groud burials; Island Cemetery is still active at the present.

"The Island Cemetery, part of the early movement in America towards landscaped, park-like cemeteries, was established in 1848 and is located in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island. Listed as the first cemetery under Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries, it is now the only active cemetery in Newport. Island Cemetery, on the National Register of Historic Sites, is considered one of Newport’s 15 city arboretum and is open to people of all faiths and heritage."