Sheep Pen Cemetery photographs courtesy of Scott Andersen - September, 2011 and April, 2012
"The Association for Gravestone Studies"
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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been removed therefrom and no
bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity
as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."


A Straightened and Repaired Gravestone Restores Respect for the Deceased Person it Identifies

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Spotlighting Maple Grove Cemetery - Willoughby Hills, Lake County, Ohio

Sharing some monument and gravestone photographs below. Pictures taken on June 23, 2013.  

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Also, please note:


Please click on the underlined link above for Lake County Genealogical Society to read the history of this cemetery and view their transcriptions that include some details for categories such as section, row, symbols, and comments. 
 Back view photograph of unknown tablet marker that has been repaired and placed back in its slotted base.  The repair appears to be old.
 Large Campbell Family Monument 
(above and below) 
(Please refer to the  Lake County Genealogical Society transcriptions link for this large monument)

 Granite monument above for the Colson family of Alexis E. Colson, Angeline L. Williams Colson, and Charles J. Colson
 Chester Ellsworth and Mary Hoeg Ellsworth - their granite monument (above and longer shot view below)

 John C. Ellsworth (son of Chester and Mary Ellsworth) and his wife, Celestia Helena Maria Jeanette Dowen Ellsworth gravestone above
 Hiram McArthur's tablet style marker on base above
(close up view of marker's inscription above and full size picture of front of gravestone view below)

 Gravestone for Joseph C. Johnson 
(above: top view picture of marker and farther away view picture of marker below)

 Upright gravestone for Jacob Lilley (above)
 Lucy A., wife of William W. McKenzie stone marker on base (above)
 Nicholas Dowen tall monument
 (close up of transcription above and longer shot view of monument below)



 Ezra Bowen Viall's gravsite with repaired gravestone in slotted base above
 Jacob Scherr's single stone on base above.

This single stone above is sitting out of the main area of the cemetery
View of part of the cemetery from the road

Thanking Rick Luciano for visting the Maple Grove Cemetery in Willoughby Hills and  sharing his pictures of some of the above monuments and gravestones found in this early and almost forgotten older burial ground in Lake County, Ohio.

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