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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."

Monday, July 22, 2013

Eliza Catherine "Kate" Limes Gaskill (1839 - 1910) - Find A Grave Memorial

Eliza Catherine "Kate" Limes Gaskill (1839 - 1910) - Find A Grave Memorial

"Mrs. Abraham Marchant, the mother of our subject, was, like her husband, a native of Ohio, and on her mother's side a descendant of one of the old Virginia families. Mrs. Marchant, nee Catharine Limes, was when still a very young woman, a very ardent advocate of temperance. In 1866 she participated in one of the famous crusades against the liquor traffic.

This courageous raid took place at Greenfield, Ohio, and is said to have been the first "slashing raid" ever made against the saloon evil. All her life was devoted in generous measure to influence against the national curse of alcoholism and in favor of law enforcement of all kinds.

 Hers was a gallant fighting spirit, inherited perhaps from her Revolutionary great-grandfather, Jesse Rowe. That noted gentleman used his pension money for the lofty purpose of buying material for the first Methodist Episcopal Church ever built in Fayette County, Ohio, buying the lumber for the same from the grandfather of the late Senator Foraker of Ohio. After the war between the states the widowed Mrs. Merchant was again marred in later years. Her second husband was Thomas Gaskill. of. Wilmington, Ohio. He died in 1895. She survived him fifteen years, her worthy and efficient life closing at Aline, Oklahoma, on January 4, 1910."
I love sharing the story of Eliza Catherine "Kate" Limes Marchant Gaskill!  Her Rowe roots were from Harmon Limes' (of Staunton Ohio) wife, Elizabeth Rowe who was her mother.