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§ 44. Removals regulated

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 9 P.S. Burial Grounds

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 9 P.S. Burial Grounds (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 2. Removal of Remains (Refs & Annos)
9 P.S. § 44
§ 44. Removals regulated
Such removal to be made by such managers, officers, or by the authorities of such city, county or any of the school districts thereof, when such burial-ground is not in the charge of any person, persons, church or society, trustees of such society or church, or under their direction, in a careful manner, at their own expense, to such other burial-ground or grounds they may select for said purpose; or, if desired by the relatives or friends of such dead, to some properly regulated burial-ground or cemetery in the immediate vicinity; and said courts may enforce, by proper process, orders and decrees made under this act: Provided, however, That before removing any of the said bodies, said managers, trustees, city or county authorities, or the authorities of said school district, shall publish, for two successive weeks in two daily or weekly newspapers of such city or county wherein such burial ground is located, a notice declaring their intention to remove said remains in pursuance of this act: And provided further, That relatives and friends of such dead shall have the right to so remove said remains, at any time during said proceedings, at their own expense, before actual removal by such managers, officers or trustees: And it is further provided, That all bodies, when so removed, shall be placed in separate caskets and graves, and the headstones, monuments, or other marks placed by the remains of said bodies, shall be taken, by the persons authorized to make such removal, and placed as near as can be in the same relative position as before removal.


1887, May 12, P.L. 96, § 2. Amended 1909, April 29, P.L. 291, § 2; 1961, Sept. 14, P.L. 1293, § 2.
9 P.S. § 44, PA ST 9 P.S. § 44
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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