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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."

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dunkard Ridge Cemetery, Brush Creek Township, Highland County, Ohio on the website of Ohiogravestones.org

Several recent tombstone photos have been added for Dunkard Ridge Cemetery on the Ohiogravestones.org website. 
There are now approximately 221 names (included are maiden name listings) for Dunkard Ridge Cemetery located in Brush Creek Township. 
The Ohio Cemeteries 1803 - 2003 book (published by the Ohio Genealogical Society) lists Dunkard Ridge on page 282:
"Location:  Northwest of Elmville.  On south side of County Road 54B, east of Township Road 262A. W - Sinking Spring."
"Topozone.com" -- Dunkard Ridge Cemetery.
Currently, Ohiogravestones.org for Highland County, Ohio:
D: Dunkard Ridge Cemetery (221)
E: Ebenezer Cemetery (9) , Edenfield (Wesley Chapel) Cemetery (3)
G: Gilboa Cemetery (27) , Greenfield Cemetery (50)
H: Henderson Cemetery (1) , Hillsboro Cemetery (69) , Hilltop Cemetery (2)
L: Limes (AKA Sheep Pen or Gustin) Cemetery (18) , Locust Grove (Franklin Twp.) Cemetery (1)
M: Mowrystown Cemetery (3)
N: New Market Baptist Church Cemetery (47)
P: Pleasant Hill - Sinking Springs Cemetery (7) , Pleasant Hill, Leesburg, OH Cemetery (10) , Prospect Cemetery (151)
S: Sugar Tree Ridge Cemetery (192)

Hardin County Ohio Genealogical Society Publications

The current Winter 2009/2010 Issue (volume 27 #4) of "Track and Trace" published by the Hardin County Genealogical Society states under "The President's Pen" column:

"Doris Blum is doing the final proofing of the Liberty Township Cemeteries Book.  We are shooting for an April 1st printing date."  "This summer cemetery readings will focus on Patterson Cemetery and perhaps beginning Hueston Cemetery."

From the Hardin County Connections website:
"We apologize for the delay is new publications, however, the vast amount of our time this summer has been the reading of all Liberty Township cemeteries. This is to the best of our knowledge the first time they have all burials thru Aug. 15, 2009 has been undertaken. We hope that the finished product will be worth the wait for our other new publications."
Hardin County Genealogy Society
211 W Franklin St
PO Box 520
Kenton, OH 43326
(419) 674-4088
The center is located 1 block west of the Court House, and is right next to the cinema.

Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio - Headstone Dedication Ceremony at 10:30a.m. today, April 10, 2010, for Charles Pinkney, minor-leaguer from Cleveland

Click on title to access the on-line story that also appears in today's "The Plain Dealer" on page D5, under title of 
 "A Century after his death, player to get headstone"

There will be a headstone dedication at 10:30a.m. this morning for Charles Pinkney who was killed by a pitch on September 14, 1909.  He was 21 at the time of his death.  He played second base for the Dayton Veterans of the Class B Central League, as stated in the article. 

The on-line story includes 1909 photos of Pinkney and the original announcement of his death.   
Charles Pinkney is buried in Section 25, Lot 138 at Lake View Cemetery. 
The ceremonies are open to the public and are free.
Cleveland Scene story about Charles Pinkney