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Kingswood Memorial Gardens

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Orange 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 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 Robert M. Sizelove, Sr., on 23 Feb., 2006.
This cemetery is located on SR23 a few miles north of Columbus. It's located on the west side of the road, just south of (TR114), Orange Rd.
The most recent update to this page was made on 20 May, 2008.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Thornton, Frank P., 1917 - 1996; Ruth M., 1923 - 2006 -Together Forever- These are my dear parents. Franklin Paul Thornton, born Oct. 31, 1917, at Goodhope Twp., Hocking Co., Rockbridge, Oh., died Dec. 25, 1996 in Richland Co., Mansfield, OH. He was the youngest of 9 children of Charles E. & Ida Jane (Bell) Thornton. Father of twins Darlene Ann & Sharlene Sue Thornton. Ruth Mae (Vanfossen) Sizelove- Barnes-Thornton, was born Nov. 11, 1923 in Fairfield Co., Clear Creek Twp., Oakland, OH, died Feb. 21, 2006, Richland Co., OH. She was the daughter of Robert Allen Vanfossen & Edna Mae (Shupe)Vanfossen -Amspaugh, long time residents of Lancaster, OH. Ruth Mae, was the mother of Robert M. Sizelove, Sr., James R. Barnes, Darlene Ann (Thornton) Allen-Krizan & Sharlene Sue (Thornton)Danielson-Hartsell. Ruth & Frank married on 31 Oct., 1950 in Hocking Co., Logan, OH. Frank was a veteran of WWII, Sergeant, Army Air Force. Click here for close view.

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