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."

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Taking an Autumn Stroll Through Lorain's Elmwood Cemetery -- October 27, 2014

Sharing some photographs taken Monday, October 27, 2014 at Lorain's Elmwood Cemetery.  

Elmwood Cemetery (formerly known as Highland Cemetery) in Lorain, Ohio contains three famous burials: 

Charles Joseph Berry, World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient -- the bascule bridge in Lorain was named in his honor; famous poet, Helen Steiner Rice; and Seward Henry Williams, "US Congressman. Elected to represent Ohio's 14th District in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1915 to 1917. He also served as a Member of the Ohio State Legislature."
 16,620 interments are listed for Elmwood Cemetery on "Find A Grave", and it is 79% photographed.  
Included among the photographs below are views of a short row of trees that stand out for their display of mid-Autumn's vibrant colors: