Ajayi Crowther died of a stroke, in Lagos, on 31 December 1891 and was buried at Ajele Cemetery in Lagos. In 1971 the Lagos State Government under Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson desired to use the site of Ajele Cemetery for new government offices and issued notices to families of the deceased. The Anglican Bishop of Lagos, Rt Rev Seth Kale, representing the Anglican community and Crowther’s family delayed exhumation and reburial until 1976 when an elaborate ceremony was held at a new burial site along with a cenotaph at Cathedral Church of Christ, Lagos.
Some of the people buried at Ajele Cemetery were Samuel Ajayi Crowther, James Pinson Labulo Davies, Madam Tinubu, Thomas Babington Macaulay.
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