Greenock Public Cemetery

GREENOCK PUBLIC CEMETERY: The cemetery was opened in the early 1850s but few details are known of burials prior to the proclamation of the Cemeteries Act of 1864 which made the recording of all burials compulsory. Buried in the cemetery are two young children of Louis Iverson, the local Telegraph Officer (Jacob, age 3 who died in 1875 of Scarlet Fever and one year old Hermann who died in  1876 of bronchitis). The local school teacher, FW Klewitz lost four of his five children in the 1875 Scarlet Fever plague.