Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

Dedicated to cemetery preservation in the great state of Ohio

"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."

Monday, December 31, 2012

Sharing "Common-Place: Tales from the Vault" about Sylvia Lewis Tyler buried at the Vienna Township Center Cemetery in Trumbull County, Ohio.


To help celebrate the brand new year, I thought I would share an account about a 30 year diary and its author that was the subject of story by Alden O'Brien in her Tales from the Vault

Sylvia Lewis Tyler, the author of the diary, also has a memorial posted for her on "Find A Grave" that lists the names of her children.

If you are up for a good read this last day of the old year that just might hold your interest enough to extend into your new year, may I suggest settling down with this story.  You may be prompted to add your own comments to the others already posted about it when you are finished.    


**Alden O'Brien is the curator of costume, textiles, and toys at the DAR Museum in Washington, D.C. Her exhibits have included "The Stuff of Childhood: Artifacts and Attitudes 1750-1900," "Costume Myths and Mysteries," and "Something Old, Something New: Inventing the American Wedding." She is currently working on "Fashioning the New Woman," an exhibit on women and fashions of the Progressive Era