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."

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Spotlighting Mary Keokee Monroe and her Memorial at Cleveland's Woodland Cemetery

Inviting you to visit the Facebook Page of Mary Keokee Monroe where you can learn more about her life and legacy.  
Jennifer Leder and her husband have been tending to Mary's gravesite at Cleveland's Woodland Cemetery for several years to honor her memory.  

They have restored it into a serene and respectful final resting place by adding fresh blooming flowers each season.  The gravesite is tenderly maintained by them; and it has become a befitting tribute to this young Cleveland girl who suffered a tragic early death 
150 years ago at the age of seventeen.  

 Photos below courtesy of Jennifer Leder