1887 : Michigan’s First Cremation

When:
December 10, 2021 all-day
2021-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
2021-12-11T00:00:00-05:00

On December 10, 1887, the state’s first cremation was completed. The Detroit Crematorium was the first such facility in Michigan and the fifth in the United States.

Sources:

Historical Society of Michigan Michigan History Calendar.

Via Lucis credits Dr. Hugo Erichsen of Detroit with starting the movement.

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