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Crown Hill Cemetery proprietor's ticket

 Collection — Folder: S1817
Identifier: S1817

Scope and Contents

This collection includes one Crown Hill Cemetery proprietor's ticket issued to Susan Rupp for lot number 208, section 25 (circa 1890s). The ticket lists F.W. Chislett as superintendent and S.A. Fletcher as president.


  • circa 1890s


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical / Historical

Crown Hill Cemetery is the third largest cemetery in the United States. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana and incorporated on September 25, 1863, the non-profit, non-denominational cemetery began with 236 acres of land purchased from local farmers for $51,000. Landscape architect Frederick W. Chislett was hired to oversee the construction of the cemetery and served as its superintendent until 1899. Crown Hill is now 555 acres in size and is designated a National Historical Place.


Crown Hill Cemetery. “Heritage Foundation.” Accessed November 28, 2018.

Sandford, Wayne L. “Crown Hill Cemetery.” InThe Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. edited by David J. Bodenhamer and Robert G. Barrows. 484-485. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.

Biographical / Historical

Susan Kealing Rupp was born March 4, 1841 in Pennsylvania to German immigrants. He husband, Charles Rupp (1831-1895), moved to Indianapolis in the 1850s and became a successful confectioner and prosperous farmer. Susan passed away at the age of 71 on December 5, 1912 and she and Charles are buried in Lot. No. 208, Section 25 at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Sources: “Susan Rupp.” Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed November 28, 2018.

“Charles Rupp is Dead.” Indianapolis Sun (IN), March 5, 1895.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection contains one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/11/28 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/11/28 by Laura Eliason.
Crown Hill Cemetery proprietor's ticket
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.