Location: Pleasant Street, Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts
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See the Aspen Grove Cemetery Category for a listing of people buried in this cemetery.
Cemetery Name: Aspen Grove Cemetery
Address: Pleasant Street, Ware, Massachusetts
GPS Coordinates: 42.2653008, -72.2450027
Information: Aspen Grove Cemetery is located at the intersection of Pleasant Street and Aspen Street in Ware, Massachusetts with the main entrance on Pleasant Street.
Aspen Grove Cemetery began as a 25-acre parcel donated by Orrin Sage to be used by the Town of Ware as "a Cemetery or Place of Burial and for no other purpose." Two additional parcels were acquired from siblings John R., Rhoda E., and Sarah M. Greenleaf. One parcel was purchased by the Town of Ware in 1890 and the other parcel which included the dwelling house was donated in 1910. In 1892 the Town purchased a 7.2-acre parcel from John H. Storrs. This purchase extended the boundaries of the cemetery northward to Snow's Pond.
Parcels abutting the northwesterly edge of the original grant and areas extending northerly along the easterly side of Snow's Pond were added through various acquisitions beginning in 1854 ranging in size from 36 rods to 11.4 acres.
This cemetery is still in use, so be aware funerals may be taking place.
Notables: Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player William Arthur "Candy" Cummings, noted as the first pitcher to throw a curve ball is interred in Section G. Charles Abbott Stevens, who served in the Massachusetts Legislature and was elected to the United States House of Representatives (serving in 1875) is also interred in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
See Also Information at Town of Ware website: