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Woodlawn Cemetery

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Shawnee Twp.
Allen County

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For those that are perhaps seeing these transcriptions for the first time, the transcriptions may give on first glance, the appearance of a great many typos, so I feel obligated to explain that the abundance of y, m, and d represent abbreviations for year, month and day. Although you will find most engravers follow similar patterns, it seems there are several different abbreviations used to represent these three time terms including: y, yr, yrs, yr's & years; m. mo, mos, mo's, and months; d. da, das, da's, and days and on rare occasions, h, hr, hrs, hr's, and hours. I tend not to use commas except to separate surname from given name, given name from date, except where found on actual inscription, same goes for the [.] (period). When you see the symbol [_] (underscore), I use it to represent missing or unreadable letters, or if a lot of letters are unreadable I may express it by several periods, such as Jos...h . Sometimes you will find raised letters such as "c" in surnames such as in McClain, or if the engraver added smaller letters that were left out and added later, when I encounter them, tend to express them, when possible, as found on the stone. Sometimes engravers will use the latin term Æ or æ, this is just a term that generally replaces the word "aged". One last comment, all actual text found engraved, will come first in bold text. All comments, observations, personal knowledge remarks added by submitter, concerning an individual, but not inscribed on stone, will then proceed in regular text. ~R.M.Sizelove~

These tombstone photos have been generously donated by Rene Tanner, on 15 Sept., 2006.
This cemetery is located at 1715 Spencerville Rd., Lima, OH, 45805.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Curtis, family headstone
Curtis, Dr. Elijah, Apr. 11, 1812 - Apr. 15, 1888 His surname sometimes speled wth two "s's". He was born in Dalton, MA, died in Lima, OH. These are my 3rd great grandparents. He practised in Lima, OH. Later his son (my 2ndgreat grandfather, Dr. Charles L. Curtis, practiced with him, and continued to practice after the death of his father. Later, Dr. Charles Curtis one son, Dr. Edgar Curtiss, also practiced in Lima, OH. Lot 25, Section 16
Curtis, Flora F., 1888 - 1904 Flora F. (Hanchett), born June 19, 1888, died June 24, 1904, wife of Elijah Curtis, daughter of Dr. Elijah & Elizabeth (Durkee)Hanchett. Flora's father Elijah Curtis, studied under him at one time. Lot 27, Section 16
Curtis, Dr. Charles L., died Mar. 3, 1895 Charles, son of Dr. Elijah & Flora (Hanchett) Curtis, born June 21, 1840, Akron, OH, died in Lima, OH. My 2nd great grandfather. Lot 25, Section 16
Curtiss, Luella M., 1850 - 1934 Mary Luella (Lipsett) Curtiss, wife of Dr. Charles L. Curtis/Curtiss. They were married in 1880. She was born Apr. 31, 1858, Putnam Co.,OH, died June 11, 1934, Lima, OH. Lot 25, Section 16

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