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Berkshire Cemetery

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Berkshire Twp.
Delaware 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 , this is just a term that generally replaces the work "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 Jeffery Huff, Dec. 18, 2004.
This cemetery is located on the south side of SR37, about one mile east of I-71 and just east of South Galena Rd. There's a cemetery sign on a post near the white fence and road.
The most recent update to this page was made on 20 May, 2008.


Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Hough, Orsamus Daniel, born Oct. 23, 1808, died Oct. 10, 1891; Charlotte Corrintha, wife of O.D. Hough, born July 3, 1812, died Apr. 1, 1878, Interred at Delaware O. West sife of marker. Click here for overview.
Hough, William Kilborn, born Mar. 23, 1834, died Sep. 12, 1834; Sarah C., born Oct. 8, 1841, died Oct. 25, 1843; Benson Markel, Dec. 24, 1865 - Dec. 24, 1912 South side of marker. Click here for overview.
Hough, Benson Walker, 1875 - 1935, Colonel 166th Reg't, 42nd Div. World War. Major General, Ohio National Guard, 1923 - 1935, Federal Judge, Southern Distric of Ohio, 1925 - 1935
Hough, Catherine, Dedicated Service American Red Cross, April 5, 1914 - May 24, 1981
Hough, Edith Markel, 1879 - 1973; Catherine, 1914 - 1981 This on reverse side of Benson Hough memorial.
Hough, Leonard, born Aug. 3, 1835, died Apr. 3, 1879; Mary L., Nov. 12, 1845 - Sept. 1, 1900 This inscription located on north side of stone. Click here for overview.
Hough, Lulu M., 1881 - 1966; Leon T., 1879 - 1937
Chandler, Phebe J., daughter of Stephen & Comfort Chandler, died May 29, 1847, aged _9y 1mo & 22ds Years lived very difficult to read.

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