Terms Used In Missouri Laws 214.130

  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020

It shall be lawful for the county commission of any county in which any family burying ground or cemetery, conveyed as aforesaid to said commission, is situated, to take and hold any grant or bequest of money or bonds of the United States, or of this state, or of such county, in trust, and to apply the same or the income thereof for the improvement of any such family burying ground or cemetery, or any portion thereof, or in the erection, extension, adornment or preservation of any tomb, monument, vault or grave, within such burial ground or cemetery, according to the terms of any such grant or bequest, but for no other use, trust or purpose whatever; and every incorporated cemetery company is also hereby authorized and empowered to take and hold any like grant or bequest in trust, and to apply the same, or the income thereof, under the direction of the board of trustees or directors of such cemetery company, for the improvement of such cemetery, or any portion thereof, or in the erection, extension, adornment or preservation of any tomb, monument, vault or grave within such cemetery, according to the terms of any such grant or bequest, but for no other use, trust or purpose whatever.  Any court having equity jurisdiction within the county in which such family burying ground or cemetery is situated, shall have power and it shall be its duty to compel the performance of any such trust upon the application of any person whatever.