Nova Cemetery

Troy Twp.
Ashland 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 seperate 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 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 Cindy (Berner)Gallagher, on 24 July, 2005.
The most recent update to this page made on 3 Aug. 2005.

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Berner, Myrtle, 1890 - 1938 Myrtle was the daughter of Lewis Shukers & Liilian Hawley/Shukers/Sprinkle.
Keith, Minnie I., 1873 - 1945; Emmert E., 1866 - 1941 Husband & wife. Minnie (Shukers) Keith was sister of Lewis Shukers & daughter of James & Permelia Shukers.
Keith, Elmer. 1891 - 1927 Elmer was the son of Emmert E. & Minnie I. (Shukers) Keith.
Pixley, Leon W., 1878 - 1963
Pixley, Sarah M., 1876 - 1931 Sarah (Shukers) Pixley was the daughter of James & Permelia Shukers.
Sprinkle, Myron Wayne, Ohio, Pfc. Co. C., 712th Trans Bn., Korea, 1934 - 1956 He was the son of Alton Sprinkle & grandson of Lillian & Oliver Sprinkle.
Sprinkle, Frederick, 1899 - 1918 -Son-; Oliver, 1871 - 1910 -Father- Oliver was the husband of Lillian & they were the parents of Frederick.
Sprinkle, Lillian, 1871 - 1948, -Beloved Mother- She was the wife of Lewis Shukers - Oliver Sprinkle & mother of Myrtle Berner.
Shukers, Lewis J., died July 17, 1890, age 24y 6mo & 8days

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