Wesley Chapel Cemetery

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Bloom Twp.
Fairfield 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 William Fischer, Jr., on 2 Apr., 2006.
This cemetery is located on east side of Rock Mill Road, between Marcy & Wilson Roads. (394430N 0824355W)
The most recent update to this page made on 5 March, 2007.

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Adams, James D., 29 June 1915 - 21 May 1994 Masonic symbol.
Baker, William Cruit, 1854 - 1923; florence A., 1873 - 1940
Bash, Douglas Earl, 28 Aug. 1942 - 25 Feb. 1990 - Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Vietnam Military Marker
Bash, Douglas Earl, 28 Aug. 1942 - 25 Feb. 1990 - Has etching of him standing next to a T-38 trainer, as well as etching of "Senior Pilot" wings.
Bigham, Ernest James, 23 June 1909 - 17 Apr. 1974 -Father- Probable father of Darleme Elizabeth (Bigham) Donovan (15 Jan. 1952 - 9 Aug. 1979)
Black, Ned, 22 September 1924 - 6 September 2003, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, Korea
Black, Ned, Sergeant 1st Class, U.S.Army, Korea Military marker.
Carruthers, Louis W., 20 May 1924 - 7 Oct. 1988 -Private 1stClass, U.S. Army, World War II Veteran. Click here to view military marker.
Donovan, Darlene Elizabeth (Bigham), 15 Jan. 1942 - 17 Apr. 1974 Probable daughter of Earnest James Bigham (1909-1974)
Gustine, Harry W., Jr., 13 Mar. 1935 - 9 Mar. 2005, MSgt., U.S. Air Force, Korea, Vietnam Father of Harry W. Gustine, III (1957-1985)Military Marker
Gustine, Harry W., III, 1 Apr. 1957 - 21 Feb. 1985, Private, U.S. Marine Corps Son of Harry W. Gustine, Jr. (1935-2005)Military Marker
Kandel Eric Christopher, 10 Dec. 1970 - 11 Aug. 1990. Son of Larry & Sharon Kandel Possible grandson of John E. & Majorie A. Kandel.
Kandel John E., 7 Nov. 1918 - 17 Mar. 2004; Marjorie A., 18 Aug. 1920 - 18 Jan. 1994 Possible parents of Larry Kandel and possible grandparents of Eric Christopher Kandal (1970-1990)
Kandel John Edward, TEC 5, U.S. Army, World War II Military marker
Kiggins Jean A., 17 Nov. 1925 - 27 Apr. 1999 Wife of Robert J. Kiggins, Sr. Order of the Eastern Star emblem on marker. Jean's bronze marker at base of stone containing surname. Click here for close view of marker.
Kiggins Robert J., Sr., 16 Oct. 1921 - 8 Jan., 2004, MSgt., U.S. Army Air Forces, World War II Robert's military marker. Husband of Jean A. Kiggins.
Kilbarger, Henry Michael, 5 Oct. 1898 - 14 Oct. 1977
Knight, Shirley Louise, 18 October 1929 - 25 July 1966
Knight, John Menete, 1874 - 1976; Audrey Back, 1919 - 1986; Shirley [louise] Knight, [18 October] 1929 - [25 July] 1986; Burt Waite, 1918 - 1986 Group tombstone - relationship of names unknown.
Knight, Mildred Oyer, 1908 - 1992; Pauline West, 1917 - 1991 Group tombstone (back side of previous group of readings)- relationship of names unknown.
Kyser, Paul L., 22 Feb. 1908 - 6 Mar. 1997; Edna C., 3 Mar. 1908 - 15 June 1990 -Married 19 March 1929-
Kyser, Robin K., 16 Aug. 1958 - 4 June 2004
Schellhaas, Anna E., 1894 - 1983
Schultz, Raymond D., 26 June 1915 - 21 May 1994 Masonic symbol.
Richards, Catherine L., 25 Feb. 1929 - 21 Oct. 2004 Probable wife of William M. Richards (1925-1994)
Richards, William M., 17 Mar. 1925 - 1 May 1994 -Seaman First Class, U.S. Navy, World War II Probable husband of Catherine L. Richards (1929-2004)Military Marker
Stemen, Lois Ann, 1933 - 1997 - Married 5 June, 1953 -
Tipton, Nellie, daughter of B.F. & Manerva M. Tipton, 8 May 1872 - 29 March 1873
Tipton, Madina M., died 13 March 1890, aged 64 years, 9 months, 18 days - Dearest Moither thou hast, left us, Here thy loss we, deeply feel. But tis God, who has betreft us. He can all our sor, rows heal- Madina was the wife of J.C. Tipton. Possible parents of B.F. Tipton.[North face of tombstone]
Click here to view close up of scrollwork at top of memorial [on west face of stone].
Tipton, Manerva M., 30 Oct. 1848 - 5 Nov. 1884; Sarah, 12 March 1847 - 2 March 1931 Manerva was the first wife & Sarah was the second wife of B. F.Tipton.
Walters, France Nab, died 17 Aug. 1860, aged 6 years 3 months Daaughter of J. & J.M. Walters [probably Jesse & Mary Walters] Name no longer legible; info obtained from cemetery transcript by Fairfield County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.
Welch, Mary L., died 6 sept. 1861, aged 20y 11m & 15d Chalk used to enhance legibility of engraving. Stone is broken.
Welch, Louisa, died 12 Nov. 1864, aged 58y 10m 6d Wife of Amos Welch [25 Nov. 1802-1 Mar. 1881].
Welch, Ervin, died 18 Nov. 1860, aged 22y 10m & 12d Top of stone broken off, placed in position to photograph and then placed back on ground, as found.
Welch, Dollie M., died 2 Jun. 1863, aged 19y 7m 25d
Welch, William, died 20 Jan. 1860, aged 34y 1m 23d Possible son of Amos & Louisa Welch.
Welch, Amos, 25 Nov. 1802 - 1 Mar. 1881 Husband of Louisa Welch
Williamson, Elizabeth, died 19 Jan. 1889, aged 85 years 10 months -Our Father & Mother Gone but not Forgotten- obelisk
Williamson, George W., died 10 Dec. 1879, aged 78 years, 5 months, 25 days Husband of Elizabeth Williamson.
Williamson Overview of Williamson memorials Theodore's memorial, smaller obelisk in left background.
Williamson, Rhoda, wife of Theodore Williamson She died 7 Sept. 1857, aged 79y 3m 2d.Possible parents of George Washington Williamson.
Williamson, Theodore, died 15 March 1870, aged 96 years 8 months 11 days Husband of Rhoda Williamson.
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