Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

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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."

Friday, July 13, 2018

Spotlighting Pvt. Royal J. Winder buried at the Oak Dale Cemetery in Urbana, Ohio

Sharing photographs from July 7, 2018 taken at Oak Dale Cemetery in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio of the Winder / Gump monument.  

Pvt. Royal J. Winder was only 43 years old when he passed away unexpectedly leaving his wife, Louise Gump Winder, and daughter Nellie behind.   His mother, Adaline D. Limes Winder Ballenger Dailey also survived him. 

 
 
 


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Spotlighting Mount Tabor Church Cemetery - Salem Township, Champaign County, Ohio

Sharing some photographs from a recent brief visit to Mount Tabor Church Cemetery in Champaign County, Ohio.  

There have been many newspaper articles written about the Mount Tabor Church and its Cemetery over the years.  Two are shared here.  

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I hope you enjoy viewing these most unique markers and monuments that are set serenely along a sweeping rolling hill with the backdrop of a stunning lush green valley below.  A focal point is the Mount Tabor Methodist Church which is now defunct.  
The cemetery is under the care of the Salem Township Trustees.