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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, October 30, 2009

Update - Samuel Stokes is found - husband of Jane Vickers Stokes buried at the Butcher Cemetery

Click on Title to link to Jane Stokes' memorial on "Findagrave.com"
Jane Vickers was married to Samuel Stokes Per Champaign County Marriage Book E, page 369: on July 12, 1855 by John L. Mitchell, Elder in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Her previous surname was Vickers. Samuel was married previously to Nancy Thomas.  Samuel Stokes had resided in Salem Township in Champaign County, Ohio. 
From Wendi: wscally@columbus.rr.com: Nov. 11, 2009: “In Mt. Tabor there is a Samuel Stoles. Here are the dates for him and a wife Nancy. Samuel Stoles died 11-21-1870 Age 72 yrs. 1 month 15 days. Nancy Stoles died 7-31-1851 Age 46 years 9 months Wife of Samuel Stoles.


Birth: unknown, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 1884, USA [Edit Dates]
Inscription on the same stone with Delmore Berry
Aged 69 years.
STOKES, Jane
1860 U.S. Federal Census – NA Film M653, Roll 942, page 56 (source HeritageQuest) – Salem Twp. Champaign County, Ohio – line 9:


Samuel Stokes, age 53, occupation farmer, born in VA, real estate value $3,440 and personal estate value of $295.00. Jane Stokes, age 43 from Ohio; John Stokes, age 22, farm laborer; Mary Stokes, age 20; Josephus (sp?) age 17, farm larborer; William S., age 13; and Hulda, age 9.


1870 U.S. Federal Census – NA Film M593-1179, page 375 Salem Twp., Champaign County, Ohio


Samuel Stokes, age 63, Jane, age 52; William L., age 23; Margaret, age 23; Jennie, age 7/12.


Samuel Stokes was the head of household and husband of Jane.


1880 U.S. Federal Census – NA Film #T9-0998, Family History Film # 1254998, page 332D, ED26, North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio:


James D. Berry,
age 46; Sarah E., age 44; Delmar, age 19; Frank age 17; Eugene, age 13; Edmond, age 10; Jimmy D., age 5; Jane Stoks, age 65 – mother-in-law. James D. Berry was the head of household and the other males are listed as sons, and Sarah E. is shown as wife.

Knowing that Jane Stokes was living in the James D. and Sarah E. Berry household, and shown as a mother-in-law, explains why her inscription appears on the same stone as Delmore (Delmar) Berry. She was his grandmother; they died a little more than a year apart from each other.


From the book, "Will Abstracts of Champaign County, Ohio Books A thru F – 1805-1888" published by the Champaign County Genealogical Society, on page 174: (from Will Book D – 1870-1882)
"Page 368 Samuel STOKES probated 26 NOV 1879"
"Wife Jane Stokes lifetime right to premises; at her death son W. L. Stokes lifetime right to the farm; at his death to grandsons Samuel and Ralph Stokes. Son John Stokes $500; daughter Mary Russell $50 – W.L. Stokes, executor – Witness: J B Thomas and J Jane Thomas - Will signed [x] 20 OCT 1879"

CNN Story about "Findagrave.com" and the "tourism factor" of Cemeteries

Click on title to access an on-line story by CNN from October 30, 2009 about one of my favorite research websites:  "Findagrave.com." 

I am pleased to see the inclusion of "genealogical journey" among the many reasons people visit cemeteries. 

The story honors the founder and the "FAG" volunteers who submit burial information and take photographs for those who request them because they cannot visit the cemeteries themselves.  It is a great site - not without its flaws - but ever growing, and at last count boasted 37 million memorials. 

Monday, October 26, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Aaron and Adaline (Limes) Winder at the Butcher Cemetery - North Lewisburg - Champaign County, Ohio

Click on title to link to the memorial for Aaron Winder.
Below are photos showing the Aaron and Adaline (Limes) Winder stones at the Butcher Cemetery in North Lewisburg. 
The top photograph was taken September 6, 1998 and the lower two photos were taken October 2, 2004. 

In the lower photos, the stone of their daughter, Phebe Annie Winder Sherrett is also seen.  In one photo, the footstones for Phebe Annie (P.A.S.) and her daughter Birddie B. (B.B.S.) are in the foreground.
Buried next to Aaron and Adaline are their daughter, Phebe Annie Winder Sherrett.  Her three children, Birddie B., Bertha and Royal are also buried with her.

My thanks to Mr. Ralph L. Coleman, Jr. for sharing his information from the Freeman Funeral Home.  Their records that show that Bertha and Royal Sherrett are also buried at the Butcher Cemetery.  No stone has been found yet for Bertha or Royal.

The overall condition of the Butcher Cemtery in 1998 was quite poor. It has steadily improved over the years, not only around the Winder stones, but also for the whole cemetery. My thanks to the leaders of the Village of North Lewisburg, and the late Mr. Richard Holycross, who was dedicated to mowing the grounds and re-setting some of the broken stones. Obviously, it is an ongoing process and more needs to be done to identify and repair remaining fallen and broken stones that are scattered about the Butcher Cemetery.
Below the photographs are biographies for Aaron and Adaline Winder and their daughter, Phebe Annie.





Biography of Aaron Winder:

Aaron Winder was married twice; first to Phebe/Phoebe Van Pelt and second to Adaline D. Limes (daughter of Harmon and Mary McKee Limes). Below are some details about his life:

1850 U.S. Federal Census Reel #665, page 257A North Lewisburg: Aaron Winder, age 41; "Adalline", age 22; Sarah age 13; John M., age 11; Royal J., age 5; and "Pheba A.", age 1."
1870 U.S. Federal Census – NA Film M593-1179, page 335 Rush Twp., Champaign County, Ohio:
Aaron Winder, age 61; Adeline, age 44; Phebe A., age 21.
Aaron Winder and his first wife, Phebe VAN PELT are shown on page 313 of "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Volume V Ohio", by William Wade Hinshaw, the Fall Creek Monthly Meeting, Aaron Winder was "reported married to" Phebe Van Pelt on June 22, 1831.
"Encyclopedia American of Quaker Genealogy Volume V Ohio.", by William Wade Hinshaw, on page 290 of the Fairfield Monthly Meeting, April 30, 1831, "Aaron "gct" (granted certificate to) Fall Creek Monthly Meeting to marry Phebe Van Pelt." Also on page 290, "October 25, 1838, Aaron and wife Phebe and children, Mary V., Margaret and Sarah Elizabeth "gct" Goshen Monthly Meeting.
On page 1300 of "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Volume IV Ohio", by William Wade Hinshaw, the Goshen Monthly Meeting, John, son of Aaron and Phebe, was born on December 1, 1839. On the same page, March 14, 1842, Phebe Winder died and was buried in "Lewisburg".
Aaron Winder married Adaline D. LIMES on September 24, 1843 in Champaign County, Ohio (Volume D., Page 127).
On page 14 of the book entitled: "The Ballinger Family – 1660 – 1930":
"3. Aaron WINDER b. d. m 1. Phebe Vanfelt (Van Pelt) m. 2. Adaline Limea (Limes)
Children of Aaron and Phebe. 82 Mary Gregory Winder, 83 Margaret Winder, 84 Sarah Elizabeth Winder, 85 John M. Winder.
Children of Aaron and Adaline. 86 Phoebe Ann, 87 Royal J."
On page 49 of "History of North Lewisburg, Ohio – 1826-1976", under the heading of "Business Recollections", (page 53 in 2001 re-print under the heading of "Recollections and Pictures of the Past) a paragraph is devoted to Aaron Winder. His hotel was the first business in 1837 in North Lewisburg. A small country store was located on one end of the building. $211 was the purchase price for the building lot and stable. "Borders paid $1.50 per week and transits from $.50 to $.75 a day."
Aaron Winder was also an early Mayor of North Lewisburg, Ohio.

Biography of Adaline D. Limes Winder (later Winder, Ballenger, Dailey):

Adaline D. Limes Winder was the youngest daughter of Harmon Limes and Mary McKee Limes. She is buried next to her first husband, Aaron Winder and near their daughter, Phebe Annie Winder Sherrett. Also on the plot with them is Aaron and Adaline's grand-daughter Birddie B. Sherrett.

Adaline and Aaron also had a son, Royal J. Winder, who is buried at the Oak Dale Cemetery in Urbana, Ohio.
She began her life as Adaline D. Limes and 72 years (and four husbands) later she would see it close as Mrs. Henry M. ("Addie" or "Adda") Dailey - or so her death records and newspaper obituary would read. Adaline Limes was born on April 28, 1826 most probably in Fayette County, Ohio as her parents, Harmon (Jr.) and Mary McKee Limes were living in that Virginia Military District county at the time. Her family ancestry originated from Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia where her father and his brothers, William and Henry, lived along with a sister, Margaret, who married a Joshua Bishop.
Adaline's first marriage was to Aaron Winder who was born November 9, 1808. They married on September 24, 1843 and resided in North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio. The couple had two children: Royal J. (March 30, 1845 - July 19, 1888; buried in Oak Dale Cemetery in Urbana, Ohio) and Phebe Annie (November 22, 1848 - September 1, 1884).
Royal was joined in marriage to Louisa Gump on February 27, 1868, in Champaign County, Ohio. He served in the Civil War in the 134th Regiment, Company "A". Royal and Louisa had one daughter, Nellie, who married Eugene Vatet in Champaign County, Ohio, on January 31, 1889, and later moved to Muncie, Indiana.
Phebe Annie married Eli Sherrett, a North Lewisburg dentist.
On May 6, 1880, Aaron Winder passed away. He is buried in the Butcher Cemetery (also known as Walnut Grove or simply the North Lewisburg Cemetery).
On August 24, 1880, Adaline Limes Winder married her deceased husband's older brother, Thomas. They married in Union County, Ohio. (Thomas had previously been married to Hannah Wildman.) This marriage was not to be long-lived as Thomas Winder died on October 4, 1882. He and his first wife are buried together at the Friends Cemetery in North Lewisburg.
Aaron and Thomas Winder were the sons of Abner and Hope Ballinger Winder.
On May 14, 1884, Adaline married for her third time to Rev. William W. Ballinger of Logan County, Ohio. On March 12, 1887, Adaline left her life-long affiliation with the Friends to join the West Mansfield Methodist Episcopal Church. On September 7, 1892, Rev. Ballinger died and was buried in the Southardtown Cemetery in York Township, Union County, Ohio along with his previous wife Hannah.
On June 21, 1893, Adaline Limes Winder Winder Ballinger married for her fourth and final time to Henry M. Dailey of Bellefontaine, Ohio. He was a widower of two years. This marriage lasted until Adaline's death on May 29, 1898. Henry died four years later in 1902 (buried on December 20, 1902; per cemetery records). He is buried in the Bellefontaine Cemetery next to his prior wife, Mary.


Biography of Phebe Annie Winder Sherrett:

Phebe Annie Winder Sherrett was the first wife of Eli Sherrett. Her parents were Aaron and Adaline D. (Limes) Winder. Her brother was Royal J. Winder of Urbana, Ohio.

In the Appendix of the book, "Ancestry of James Shanks of Huron County, Ohio". By Harry S. Blaine, self-published in 1951 in Toledo, Ohio, appears "Genealogy of the Eli Sherrett Family." Eli Sherrett married Anna Winder (AKA Phebe/Phebe Annie) of North Lewisburg, Ohio on March 13, 1871. Children listed: Birdie Blanche, born July 27, 1872; died July 6, 1880; Addie May, born December 1, 1874; Royal Winder, born March 15, 1879, and died August 19, 1904; and Bertha Elizabeth, born December 10, 1881, and died September 10, 1901.
Per the book, "Champaign County, Ohio Newspaper Abstracts….. May 1871 to 1884", published in December 2000, Pat Stickley, by the Champaign County Genealogical Society:
Page 4:
(for March 23, 1871) – "Married 13th inst. Residence of bride's parents at North Lewisburg by Rev. Dr. Flood, Dr. E. Sherrett of Eddyville, IA and Miss Annie Winder."
Per the book, "Champaign County, Ohio Newspaper Abstracts….. January 1884 to December 1885 & January 1886 to December 1888", published in January, 2002, Pat Stickley, by the Champaign County Genealogical Society:
Page 25:
(for September 4, 1884) – "Mrs. Sherrett, wife of Mayor Sherrett and sister of Royal Winder of Urbana died last night; she leaves 3 children, the youngest 3 years and the oldest 10 years."

Monday, October 19, 2009

Black River Historical Society of Lorain, Ohio - Tour of Charleston Cemetery in Lorain - Saturday, October 24, 2009

Latest information as of October 19, 2009:

The tour is of the Charleston Cemetery (oldest in Lorain ) located between 6th and 7th Streets in Lorain and not far from the Museum.
Cost for the hayride is $5.00/person.

The Ghost Watch is currently sold out with tours at 7:00 – 9:00; 9:30 – 11:30 and Midnight – 2:00 a.m. – cost for this is $25.

However, if we get additional requests for the Ghost Watch we may schedule another date with the ORBS – Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits.


The Fortune Teller is $10 for ten minutes.
Food ranges between $1 - $2. and includes Chili, Hot Dogs, Cider, Donuts, S’mores and Coffee. We will also have a bonfire with a storyteller.
Thank you.
Cheryl Deptula
Secretary
Black River Historical Society


All outside fun begins at 6:00pm until 9:00pm in the backyard of the Black River Historical Society, 309 W 5th St.,Lorain, OH.
Call 440-245-2563 for more information."
*****
Link below to Charleston Cemetery on"Findagrave.com" where  36 interments are currently listed. 
 The title page offers an in-depth history of the Charleston Cemetery including the fact that it was originally known as the Bank Street Cemetery.  It is the oldest cemetery in the City of Lorain.













 



Maple Grove Cemetery - Rush Township - Champaign County, Ohio

Read below comment from Ralph Lowell Coleman, Jr. about the "North Lewisburg Cemetery" post card:


Linda,

A very nice treasure! I recognize the spot where the camera probably sat...just west of the "Precinct Vault" and slightly to the north. The view is toward the southeast. There are graves now where we see an open hillside, and where the first few lines of spectators are standing.

Ralph

Click on Title to access Maple Grove Cemetery on "Findagrave.com" where  currently 161 burials are listed with varying amounts of individual information. 

Thank you for sharing, Ralph!









Sunday, October 18, 2009

Union Township - Fayette County, Ohio - Bush Cemetery, Sugar Creek Baptist and Sugar Creek Methodist Cemeteries

Click on Title to link to the Union Township Cemeteries page found on the site for the Fayette County Township Association. 

The site includes a few nice photographs of each cemetery, regulations, policies and fees information. 

At present, the other townships in Fayette County of Concord, Green, Jasper, Jefferson, Madison, Marion, Paint, Perry, and Wayne do not offer cemetery information on this site.  Hopefully, these townships will follow Union Township's example and offer photographs and other information about their cemeteries soon.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Spotlighting Isaac McClung, Jr. and his wife, Martha Matilda Abrams McClung

Martha McClung is buried alone at the Butcher Cemetery in North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio. 

Her husband, Isaac McClung, Jr. was buried at Maple Grove Cemetery in Rush Township, just outside of North Lewisburg.

Pictures below are courtesy of Gordon McClung, descendant.  Thank you for sharing, Gordon!



Link to Martha's memorial on "Findagrave.com":


Additional notes from Ralph L. Coleman, Jr. regarding Isaac McClung:

"There is only one Isaac McClung in the records for Maple Grove Cemetery. He is not distinguished by a Sr. or Jr.


He is buried in Square 18, Lot 2, Grave 2. In the same lot are:


Lucy McClung, Square 18, Lot 2, Grave 1, "1991" as additional information.


Lebanon McClung, Square 18, Lot 2, Grave 3, no additional information.


Infant of Lebanon McClung, Square 18, Lot 2, Grave 4, no additional information.

There are no known records for Freeman Funeral Home for the period 1910-early 1926, so I have not way of ascertaining if this is the Isaac McClung, Jr., you discussed in your e-mail."



Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Erie Street Cemetery - Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio - New story about Cuyahoga Community College Students cleaning up Erie Street Cemetery and taking an active interest in its history

Click on title to link to a wonderful story in today's Cleveland "Plain Dealer" in the "Metro Section" about how students from Cuyahoga Community College are helping to maintain Cleveland's early burial ground, the Erie Street Cemetery. 

This is a "win - win" activity that more students can take a lesson from.

Link to the Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve:

Friday, October 9, 2009

Taking a Family Trip Down Limes Road in Fayette County, Ohio


Above is a scanned image of my contribution to a supplement to the Fayette County, Ohio newspaper (Washington Court House) "Record Herald" called the "Spectrum" dated February 27, 2004. 

My story is about my Limes family ancestors who resided primarily in Perry Township, near New Martinsburg, and were later buried at such cemeteries as Walnut Creek, Sheep Pen (AKA Limes AKA Gustin), Cochran, as well as Staunton and Good Hope. 

Other surnames such as Ellis, Wilson, Jury, Cockerill and Todhunter are mentioned. 

This illustrates yet another opportunity we have to share our knowledge of our ancestors - to write their stories for publication in print matter large or small; well known or little known. 

You never know who may one day find and read your story and thus learn so much more because you chose to contribute your research and knowledge of your family's history.

Monroe Street Cemetery "Haunted Cleveland" Tour - Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 2:00p.m.

Click on Title to link to a Cleveland "Plain Dealer" story (October 9, 2009) in the "Friday" entertainment supplement about a cemetery tour of the Monroe Street Cemetery, located at 3207 Monroe Street in Cleveland slated for Sunday, October 11, 2009, beginning at 2:00p.m. that also has a worthwhile purpose - to repair the cemetery's 1876 gate house with the money raised from the tour's admissions. 

The advertised cost of the tour is $15.00.  

During the tour, costumed interpreters will be at different gravesites telling true life stories of some of Monroe Street Cemetery's more interesting and colorful "residents."  

  A link below to Monroe Street Cemetery on "Findagrave.com" (shows map, records location information, and brief history - 1,144 currently listed interments):
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=42187&CScn=Monroe+Street&CScntry=4&CSst=37

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Robert Wesley Limes - son of William W. Limes and Jennie Ward Limes

Click on title to link to memorial on Findagrave.com for:

Robert Wesley Limes

Columbus Dispatch - April 11, 1931 - page 2
(Son of William and Jennie Ward Limes)
"Heart Disease is Fatal to Robert Wesley Limes"
Robert Wesley Limes, age 43, construction engineer with the Middle States Construction Co., died unexpectedly Saturday morning, of heart disease at his home, 1447 North Fifth Street.
Mr. Limes, previous to his connection with the Middle States Construction Co., was associated with the Evans Construction Co. He was a member of York Lodge of Masons, No. 563, F. & A. M. and the Scottish Rites. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Leila Limes; a step-son, Jack; a step-daughter, Louise; and three daughters, Mrs. Vera Miller of Wilmington, California, Mrs. Ray Rabbe (should be Raabe) 1109 Cole Street, and Mrs. Martha Radcliff of Circleville, and his step-mother, Mrs. Emma Limes, 739 Reinhard Avenue. Funeral arrangements are being completed by the A. J. Held Co.

From the death notice of April 13, 1931 - page 2A:
LIMES, Robert Wesley, aged 43, construction engineer, who died Saturday at his home, 1441 North Fifth Street, will be buried in Green Lawn Cemetery following services at 1:30p.m., Tuesday, at the residence. Additional services will be held at 2:00p.m. at West Fourth Avenue Church of Christ.
 

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Marker at Martha Hitler Park in Washington Township, Pickaway County, Ohio

Click on title to link to the Pickaway County, Ohio Park District's site and a story they featured that first appeard in the "Circleville Herald" on July 2, 2009 about the installation of a new and extraordinarily large granite marker at the Martha Hitler Park. 

The story goes on to relate that the Hitler family (no relation at all to Adolf Hitler!) were early settlers in Pickaway County.  There is also a Hitler-Ludwig Cemetery south of Circleville.

Link to Hitler-Ludwig Cemetery on "Findagrave.com":

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=205502&CScn=Hitler&CScntry=4&CSst=37




Monday, October 5, 2009

Thanking those who participated in restoring Greenfield's Old Burying Ground Wall

It is my pleasure to provide a further report on the ceremonies that were held in honor of the participants who worked for over two years to reconstruct the wall that borders the Old Burying Ground in Greenfield (Madison Township), Highland County, Ohio. 

In the process, many broken displaced tombstones that had been scattered around the grounds and sinking out of sight in some cases, were cemented inside the wall with whatever is left of their inscriptions in view to give them their own significant place in the cemetery. 

The group effort was a labor of love - the photographs prove how worthwhile and lasting the result of their efforts are that turned an 'almost forgotten' pioneer burial ground into one which the Greenfield community and all visitors can take pride in..

(Photo below):
From left to right:
Earlene Scott, Vice President of Greenfield Historical Society (GHS), Teddy Higginbotham, Everett Harvey, and John Daugherty-Volunteers and Lifetime Members of the GHS, Wendy Royse, Co President GHS.




June 2, 2007 - "Before Photo" of a portion of the crumbling wall of the Old Burying Ground (interior view) prior to restoration:



October 3, 2009 - "After Photo" of the Old Burying Ground reconstructed wall - partial interior view illustrating how the broken tombstones were incorporated into the wall:


 
"Greenfield residents celebrated Greenfield History Day 3 Oct 2009 and for one group of volunteers it was an especially fitting end to almost three years of work.
 
Spring 2007 marked the beginning of efforts to built a stone and mortar wall along boundaries of the "Old Burying Ground" or as sometimes referred to as the "Old Pioneer Cemetery" located adjacent to the Travellers' Rest, Headquarters of the Greenfield Historical Society (GHS).
 
John Daugherty, Teddy Higginbotham, and Everett Harvey were the lead volunteers for restoring the wall and worked throughout the more than two and one-half years almost every Saturday morning. The three were honored Saturday by the City of Greenfield and the Greenfield Historical Society for their contributions. A City Proclamation setting aside 3 October 09, as a day of honor for the three was read by Tati Cunningham, Greenfield City Councilwoman. Following that, co-president, Wendy Royse, of the GHS, presented lifetime GHS memberships to the three."





Sunday, October 4, 2009

Atwater Cemetery in Atwater - Portage County, Ohio - News Story link to Civil War Monument Re-dedication set for Saturday, October 10, 2009


Click on title to link to the story of Sunday, October 4, 2009 seen on Cleveland television station, WKYC, about a Civil War Monument that was struck and knocked down several months ago at the cemetery in Atwater, Ohio that has now been restored. 

The monument at the Atwater Cemetery was erected to commemorate the service and life of John H. Grate, who was the last living Civil War veteran of Portage County at the time of his death. 

Related Links for this story:

Link to Memorial page for John H. Grate on "Findagrave.com":

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Grate&GScid=39708&GRid=11842040


Link to the Atwater Cemetery's main page on "Findagrave.com":

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=39708&CScn=Atwater&CScntry=4&CSst=37

Link to the "Grate Day" activities planned for Saturday, October 10, 2009 in Atwater, Ohio as found on the website for the Atwater Historical Society:

http://atwaterhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com/grate-day-oct-10/



Greenfield, Ohio - Photos of Cemetery Wall for the Old Burying Ground



Many thanks to Earlene Scott of Greenfield for providing these photographs of both inside and outside views of the stone wall surrounding the front of the Old Burying Ground next to the historic Travellers Rest in Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio.  The dedication ceremonies were held on October 3, 2009.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Greenfield, Ohio - Old Burying Ground Ceremonies Details - October 3, 2009

Thanking those who participated

Greenfield Historical Society - Cemetery Wall Dedication
Saturday, 3 October, 2009

Welcome and History - Earlene Scott
Vice President Greenfield Historical Society
Reading of Veterans of the Cemetery
Mr Gary Cropper, Rep of Concerned Veterans
Volunteers and the Wall
Harold Schmidt
Introduction of Volunteers - Earlene Scott
John Daugherty, Teddy Higginbotham, Everette Harvey
Unveiling of Plaque
Wendy Royse, Harold Schmidt
Proclamation
Harvey Everhart , Chairman of Greenfield City Council
Presentation of Life Memberships
Wendy Royse
Prayer of Dedication
Pastor Tim Mohon, First Baptist Church
To Those Gone Before Us
To Those Who Serve Today
To Those Who Hold The Future In Their Hands
SPECIAL THANKS
City of Greenfield
Hardy Memorials
Martin Marietta Materials-Gary Grate
VFW,
McDonalds, KFC, Who’s Place
Greenfield Rotary Club
Hanson Aggregates
Deatley Realty
Dr and Mrs LaVar Hall
Judge Robert Judkins
Dr and Mrs Eric Borsini
Hamilton Electric
Mr and Mrs Drew Parker
Mr and Mrs Bob Watts
Mr Winston Duckworth
Ms Betty Jackman
Mr Terry Karnes
VOLUNTEERS
John Daugherty, Teddy Higginbotham, Everette Harvey
Members of Greenfield Historical Society
High Priest Quorum of Columbus, Ohio Stake (LDS Men)
Greenfield and Area Residents


(Click on title for link to the current Findagrave.com listing for the Old Burying Ground)






Thursday, October 1, 2009

Calvary Cemetery - Lorain, Ohio - Taking a Closer Look at the Szczepankiewicz burials

Click on Title for Szczepankiewicz burials listed on "Findagrave.com" for Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, Ohio


The later generations of this Szczepankiewicz household changed their family surname to Stevens and it is shown in smaller print on this stone.  

This is a good example which serves to remind us to be sure and take that second closer look at the inscriptions on gravestones, especially if only transcribing them without taking photographs.   


Erie Street Cemetery Marker Dedication - Cleveland - Saturday - October 3, 2009

Click on title for link to a "Plain Dealer" newspaper notice announcing the dedication of an Ohio Historical Society marker at the Erie Street Cemetery in Cleveland on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 1:00p.m.

Link below to Erie Street Cemetery's contributor burial listings on the website of "Findagrave.com":