Get Cedar Lawn Cemetery essential facts below. View Videos or join the Cedar Lawn Cemetery discussion. Add Cedar Lawn Cemetery to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Cedar Lawn Cemetery is a rural cemetery in Paterson, New Jersey, and is also considered one of the finest Victorian cemeteries in the USA. Cedar Lawn Cemetery officially opened in September 1867, and recorded its first burial on September 27, 1867. Cedar Lawn is located on a multi-acre plot bordered by Lakeview Avenue (CR 624), Crooks Avenue, I-80, and Route 20. It shares the plot with a Catholic cemetery and has over 85,000 interments on its grounds alone since its inception.
During the Revolutionary War, the cemetery was farmland, owned by Annatje Von Riper, her son Henry Doremus, and Hessel Peterse. The British army plundered the three households on its march through New Jersey in November 1776.
Charles Joughin (1878-1956), Chief baker aboard the ill-fated ocean liner RMS Titanic. Known as the last survivor to leave the sinking ship and surviving for nearly two hours in the freezing waters.
Julian Rix (1850-1903), noted American landscape artist.
John Ryle (1817-1887), Industrialist and prominent silk manufacturer who pioneered the textile and is frequently referred to as the "Father of the U.S. Silk Industry", who also served as Mayor of Paterson, New Jersey from 1869-1870. Ryle was also the Founder and First President of the Passaic Water Company, later the Passaic Valley Water Commission.
Mary Danforth Ryle (1833-1904), Philanthropist who donated millions to Paterson and other New Jersey historical and cultural institutions.
William Ryle (1834-1881), Industrialist who was reputed to be the world's largest importer of European silk in the United States in the late 19th century. William Ryle married Mary Danforth, who later donated millions to various Paterson and New Jersey institutions and charities. William Ryle was the nephew of John Ryle, widely regarded as the "Father of the U.S. Silk Industry."