The Ottawa Avenue Cemetery Was Originally Developed under Four Different Branches and Its Earliest Records Date Back to 1847, Only One Year Before the Opening of the Historic Illinois & Michigan Canal and at a Time When the Newly Formed Settlement of Ottawa Was Becoming a City. Many of the Great Men and Women, Who Contributed to Ottawa’s Rich History, Are Now at Rest in the Ottawa Avenue Cemetery. A Life-size Bronze Statue of a Uniformed Boy Scout Stands Overlooking the W.D. Boyce Family Plot Commemorating the Famous Boy Scouts of America Founder.