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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."

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Photographs needed for Spain Cemetery & Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg and Woodstock Cemetery in Woodstock, Champaign County, Ohio

**Sharing a new request for assistance from Ralph Lowell Coleman, Jr.**:
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"I am in need of assistance of a sort.
I am beginning a project to gather up copies of old photographs of Spain Cemetery and Maple Grove Cemetery near North Lewisburg, and Woodstock Cemetery, all in Rush Township, Champaign County, Ohio.

What I am looking for are photos of funerals, Memorial Day gatherings, GAR, American Legion, etc. burial honors, ceremonies, or reunions from about 1870 to 1975.

I'll be sending off flyers for posting in North Lewisburg and Woodstock.

Good, clear, black-white/color COPIES should be sent to me at:

Ralph Lowell Coleman, Jr.
1536 Robins Circle
Ogden, Utah 84404-6040.

Donors should include all of the details about the photos (who, what, where, when, why/how, etc) as well as their names and return addresses.

I want to incorporate photos into two projects I'm working on.

Full credit to providers of photos. 
If ORIGINALS are sent, they will be scanned and RETURNED to the owners as long as names and mailing addresses are included.

Please DO NOT write directly on the photos, unless it/they are original notes placed there by someone "once upon a time".

I want to use the photos to help determine tombstone locations, unmarked gravesites, ceremonies honoring the dead, etc.
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