Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan

Mailing Address

PO Box 85987
Westland, MI 48185-6087 USA
 Filter List by County / Region:

Select Cemetery:
Return to Cemeteries


Eloise Cemetery
Henry Ruff Rd., South of Michigan Ave.
Westland, MI USA
This cemetery was used between 1910-1948 for patients whose families or friends did not claim their remains. In addition, some remains were removed to the Detroit College of Medicine, later Wayne State University, and the University of Michigan.
There were about 7100 burials in the cemetery.The graves have only numbered markers. The names of over 4,000 of the 7,100 people buried in the cemetery have been added to www.findagrave.com. The names were obtained by going through the death certificates on www.seekingmichigan.com and going through original death certificates in the Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library. In addition there were some ledgers kept by the hospital on deaths of patients used to identify some of the names of some patients buried there.  
After 1948 all remains were transferred to Wayne University College of Medicine. The Friends of Eloise maintain the Eloise Cemetery with the assistance of the manager and crew of Westlawn Cemetery.
         There is no office or contact at the cemetery grounds for records. See the website         Findagrave for interments. It is said that there is some burial information in the Westland Historical Commission archives located at the Westland Museum.