From the Desk of the General Manager
During this time of caution Evergreen is asking families having funeral or committal services in our facilities or on our grounds, to please comply with government guidelines concerning size of gatherings and social distancing.
We also have developed an online funeral viewing option that will allow family and friends that, for travel or health reasons, cannot attend their loved one’s funeral to view the service.
Evergreen thanks you for your cooperation and understanding.
Michael D. Ondina
Thomas Cole Imeson (1880 – 1948) is the namesake for many well-known parts of Jacksonville’s history. Born in Alabama, Imeson attended school in Jacksonville, where he studied law and engineering, and became active in numerous civic organizations and clubs. Involvement included past potentate of Morocco Temple, national president of the Exchange Club, and a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. In addition to engaging in insurance and real estate, he owned the Imeson Perfume Company. In 1927 Jacksonville’s first airport, Jacksonville Municipal Airport Number 27, was opened off Main Street with only two runways. Charles Lindberg flew the Spirit of St. Louis to the airport for its dedication ceremony, and to promote commercial air travel. In 1950 the airport was renamed “Imeson Field” in honor of Thomas Cole Imeson, who was also a city councilman and commissioner in charge of airports and highways. His work led to the creation, design and improvement of the Jacksonville Municipal Airport. Imeson Road and the Imeson International Industrial Park are also named for this extremely productive member of Jacksonville society. Mr. Imeson is laid to rest in Section G at Evergreen Cemetery.
Did You Know?
Evergreen Cemetery was part of the Victorian-era rural cemetery movement, in which burial grounds were established for larger populations, and located outside of city centers, as opposed to smaller local church graveyards.