Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

Dedicated to cemetery preservation in the great state of Ohio

"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."

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Thanking Tim Foor of Hallowed Ground Cemetery Preservation LLC for locating the H. D. Gowey (Hartland Duportal Gowey) grave marker at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio

 Tim Foor, is a well known leading advocate for active but abandoned cemeteries in Ohio.  
Tim's qualifications for this role come from his personal experiences dealing with long-standing problems that have befallen Fairview Memorial Park in Delaware County
Tim started the "Cemetery Advocacy" Facebook Group offering support and updated information to help those impacted by the ongoing issues still affecting this once tranquil 20th Century cemetery.
 More recently, Tim has been conducting hands-on cemetery and grave marker preservation and restoration work at inactive cemeteries.  
His company is:
 Hallowed Ground Cemetery Preservation LLC.
Hallowed Ground Cemetery Preservation LLC on Facebook
One aspect of cemetery preservation is locating and unearthing grave markers long sunken out of sight.  
Tim has demonstrated his inherent ability to accomplish work of this nature quite well. 
Citing here one such example is his recent locating Hartland D. Gowey's obscured and partially buried grave marker at Oak Grove Cemetery in Delaware.
(Photos below courtesy of Tim Foor)

The overbearing Yucca plant had partially obscured the Hartland D. Gowey marker for an untold number of years - but not any longer!
My thanks to Tim for locating this marker!