We are happy to announce our website. Much work has been done to bring it to this stage, and we ask for your patience as we move ahead.
The information on this site is complied of private research that has been handed down four times since 1863. Private records, notes, pictures and information has been organized. US Veterans Revolutionary War to present, many of our fellow born & raised families, and other categories are almost complete. What you will find here is delightful.
As volunteers, we are glad to have this opportunity.
Landmark #6 Historic Landmarks of Lake Ronkonkoma - The Lake Ronkonkoma Cemetery
Circa 1820, The Lakeville Rural Cemetery has served the community as a Non-denominational burial ground. Our first Civil War Casualty, William Senier, was buried here in 1861. On June 29, 1927 the Cemetery was Incorporated and became known as the Lake Ronkonkoma Cemetery, Inc. In 1949 additional sections were added, to be known as the “North” Section; and the “New” section purchased from Morris Hawkins where he continued his tradition to hand dig the graves for free as he had done for years. Over time many other military veterans and fine friends were also laid to rest. The Cemetery stands as one of the major Landmarks in Lake Ronkonkoma.
Made Known By Suffolk County Legislator, Tom Muratore August 23, 2014.
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