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, May 15, 2009

Elmwood Cemetery - Lorain, Ohio - newspaper story of May 15 2009

Click on the title to read about a Lorain resident and his lgenthy legal issues regarding installation of a monument tombstone he had hoped to get for his deceased wife and daughters.

There is a lesson to be learned that when dealing with monument dealers, cemeteries, and the cities that run their public cemeteries, check and re-check with the city and the dealer that the size and dimensions of your stone or monument you wish to purchase and have installed meet the requirements and are within the size limits set by the city for the location of your loved ones burials at the cemetery - not just the rules of the cemetery itself - because some cemetery sections only allow flat stones while other sections at that same cemetery allow for upright stones.

Get all the information in writing too before you pay or place a downpayment!