Louis Fuller, Mayflower Descendant

27 11 2008

In honor of Thanksgiving, I am posting the grave of Louis Samuel Fuller, descendant of pilgrim Edward Fuller. Louis was born in Colebrook, Ashtabula County, Ohio, the son of Samuel and Grace (Bently) Fuller. His tombstone gives his date of birth as 1 April 1860, while his death certificate lists it as 1 April 1859. The 1860 census in Colebrook lists his age as 1/12, making the 1860 date more likely. Louis was appointed the pastor of Winchester Methodist Church in 1901. He died in Columbus on 29 April 1928 and is buried in Union Grove Cemetery, Canal Winchester, Franklin County.

 

Grave of Rev. Louis Samuel Fuller, Union Grove Cemetery, Canal Winchester, Ohio. Photo by Amy Crow, 24 June 2008. All rights reserved.

Grave of Rev. Louis Samuel Fuller, Union Grove Cemetery, Canal Winchester, Ohio. Photo by Amy Crow, 24 June 2008. All rights reserved.

Sources:

Bareis, George F. History of Madison Township, Including Groveport and Canal Winchester, Franklin County, Ohio. Canal Winchester, OH: George Bareis, 1902.

Grave of Rev. Louis Samuel Fuller, Union Grove Cemetery, Canal Winchester, Ohio. Photo by Amy Crow, 24 June 2008.

Louis Fuller death certificate, certificate 22827 (1928), digitized image, http://pilot.familysearch.org.

Samuel Fuller household, 1860 federal census (population), Colebrook, Ashtabula County, Ohio, p. 164, nos. 1468/1315.





Woody Hayes

18 11 2008

[originally posted on Amy’s Genealogy, etc. Blog] In honor of this Saturday’s Ohio State/Michigan game (the greatest rivalry in college football!), I’m featuring the grave of legendary OSU football Woody Hayes. Woody and his wife Anne are buried in Union Cemetery in Columbus, not far from the OSU campus.

Although he will always be known for being the coach of the Buckeyes, Woody was also an incredible history buff. He also served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and left the service with the rank of lieutenant commander. An excellent biography of Woody Hayes can be found on the WOSU-TV website.

Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes, Union Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio. Photo by Amy Crow, 29 August 2008, all rights reserved.

Wayne Woodrow (Woody) Hayes, Union Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio. Photo by Amy Crow, 29 August 2008, all rights reserved.

The verse reads:

“And in the night of death, hope sees a star
and listening love hears the rustle of a wing.”





Hog to Heaven

15 11 2008

Some graveyard enthusiasts tend to gloss over contemporary tombstones, but I have to admit a certain fascination with them. Some are so personalized that future generations will be able to get a very intimate look into their lives. One stone that made my jaw drop was this one in York Street Cemetery in Licking County. Since then, I’ve seen other motorcycle tombstones, but none as large or as detailed as this Harley-Davidson. (It isn’t full-size, but it is close.)

Harris Harley-Davidson tombstone, York Street Cemetery, Licking County, Ohio. Photo by Amy Crow, 31 August 2007. All rights reserved.

Harris Harley-Davidson tombstone, York Street Cemetery, Licking County, Ohio. Photo by Amy Crow, 31 August 2007. All rights reserved.





Veterans Day

11 11 2008

Last April, I took the better part of a day and went through Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus. In honor of Veterans Day, I am posting one of my photos from that day.

Veterans Section, Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus. Photo by Amy Crow, 2 April 2007. All rights reserved.

Veterans Section, Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus. Photo by Amy Crow, 2 April 2007. All rights reserved.





Index to Fairfield County, Ohio Cemeteries

9 11 2008

The wonderful folks at the Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society have published a tremendous research aid on their website: the Fairfield County Cemetery Index! The Fairfield County Chapter has published readings of all known cemeteries in the county with the exception of Forest Rose Cemetery in Lancaster. While that’s a great resource for genealogists, it can be onerous to search the 15 volumes of Fairfield County cemetery readings individually. This definitely speeds up the process!

The index gives the person’s first name, surname, and in which book they appear. From there, it’s a simple matter of looking up the person in the index of that book.

The cemetery books themselves are not on the website, but are available in numerous libraries, including the Fairfield County Genealogical Library and the Fairfield County District Library (both in Lancaster); the Ohio Historical Society and the Columbus Metropolitan Library (both in Columbus); the Ohio Genealogical Society library in Mansfield; and the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. They are also available in numerous county libraries across Ohio and the midwest.

The cemetery books are also available for purchase from the Chapter.

If you already have any of the cemetery books, you might want to check out the Chapter’s Addendum Page with changes/additions to the published books.





Twin Sons and Boys Dresses

7 11 2008

Below is a tombstone in Pataskala Cemetery in Licking County. I searched for Atkinsons in both the 1860 and 1870 censuses of Licking County and did not find any. Note the dresses shown on the tombstone. It was normal for young boys to wear dresses in the mid 1800s. The University of Vermont has a page of links to illustrations from Godey’s Lady’s Book including a boys dress from the December 1859 issue.

Thomas P. and Samuel Mc./ twin sons of W. E. & M. P./ Atkinson/ Died Oct. 18, 1863 & Nov. 1, 1863/ Aged/ 2y 6m 4d & 2 y 6m 18d

 

Twin sons of W. E. and M. P. Atkinson, Pataskala Cemetery, Licking County, Ohio. Photo by Amy Crow 27 December 2007. All rights reserved.

Twin sons of W. E. and M. P. Atkinson, Pataskala Cemetery, Licking County, Ohio. Photo by Amy Crow 27 December 2007. All rights reserved.





Masonic Celtic Cross

6 11 2008

I love celtic crosses, so when I found the one below in Pataskala Cemetery in Licking County, I had to take a picture.

 

Calloway monument, Pataskala Cemetery, Licking County, Ohio. Photo taken by Amy Crow, 26 December 2007. All rights reserved.

Calloway monument, Pataskala Cemetery, Licking County, Ohio. Photo taken by Amy Crow, 26 December 2007. All rights reserved.

It was rather cold the day I was there, so I didn’t stand around and examine the cross very closely. Imagine my surprise when I got home and was looking at the close-up photo I took of the cross and found Masonic symbols in the celtic design.

 

Close-up of celtic cross with Masonic symbols. Calloway monument, Pataskala Cemetery, Licking County, Ohio. Photo taken by Amy Crow, 26 December 2007. All rights reserved.

Close-up of celtic cross with Masonic symbols. Calloway monument, Pataskala Cemetery, Licking County, Ohio. Photo taken by Amy Crow, 26 December 2007. All rights reserved.

It is the first and, so far, only celtic cross I’ve seen with Masonic symbols.