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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, March 22, 2016

"Cemetery Symbols Program to be Presented by Darke County Genealogical Society"

From the Tuesday, March 22, 2016, DarkeJournal:

"Cemetery Symbols Program to be Presented by Darke County Genealogical Society"

"Angela Hoschouer in cooperation with Darke County Genealogical Society will present a program on Cemetery Symbols on Sunday, April 3,2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Garst Museum.
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Have you ever wandered through a cemetery and wondered about the meanings of the designs carved on old gravestones? 

Thousands of different religious and secular symbols and emblems have adorned tombstones through the ages, indicating attitudes towards death and the hereafter, membership in a fraternal or social organization, or an individual's trade, occupation or even ethnic identity. 

While many of these tombstone symbols have fairly simple interpretations, it is not always easy to determine their meaning and significance. 

Angela Hoschouer is the Manager of Development and Marketing for Woodland Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio has a history of managing multiple fundraising projects in the non-profit sector and coordinating many of Dayton's largest attended special events and programs. 

She is a founding member of the Randolph Twp. Historical Society, a member of the OH Genealogical Society with status as a First Family of Ohio, First Family of Greene County and a member of the Society of Civil War Families of Ohio.

This program is free and open to anyone. 

There will be refreshments served after the program, then followed by the meeting of the Darke County Genealogical Society."

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