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."

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sharing a Heartwarming Story about a Humble Veteran Who Volunteers at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Medina County, Ohio

Brian Albrecht has written a story that I first read this morning in the Cleveland "Plain Dealer." It is also posted on "Cleveland.com."  And, I share it here from the site of the latter resource. 

Mr. Patrick Cleary is the focus of this story.  However, we can clearly see that his grace and humility as a volunteer at Ohio's National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio comes shining through loud and clear as a Veteran who knows there is still so much more he can contribute to serve his community and other veterans. 

The article includes a photograph of Mr. Cleary and a short accompanying video posted (Posted by Bill Gugliotta, The Plain Dealer on Thursday, December 20, 2012.)  

I'm sure you'll be as touched as I was after reading about Mr. Cleary and his selfless motiviation that has kept him active with his volunteer work. (Click on title to link to the news story.)  


Currently, there are 21,543 interments listed for the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on "Find A Grave."

Spotlighting "Corn and Cotton Genealogy" and Thanking "C & C" for Their Kind Words about "Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites"

Extending my thanks to Stephanie Pitcher Fishman who produces her fantastic blog "Corn and Cotton Genealogy" for mentioning me and this blog in her latest post. 

More importantly however, to those of us who do extensive research in the Great State of Ohio (and we all know just how great Ohio is!!) is that the latest post is devoted to the topic:

 "Ohio Genealogy Resources:  Coroner's Records and Obituaries." 

 It is packed with useful 'must-read' information about where and how to find these sometimes elusive records that we routinely seek to complete our biographies about our deceased relatives and ancestors.

So, please click on the title to link to "Corn and Cotton" -- I heartily recommend it!