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Maple Grove - Old Rome Cemetery

Liberty 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 Robert M. Sizelove, Sr., on 28 May, 2009.
This cemetery is located on SR158, in the town of Baltimore, Ohio. The back portion is the oldest part with a mausoleum, it was once called Old Rome Cemetery. A newer section nearest the road was later developed, still actively being used and called Maple Grove. I believe this cemetey is association owned, and nicely cared for. My readings are random and only partial, as I only read a very small portion of existing tombstones. The first few images were taken from inside the mausoleum. I will notate where the memorials are being read from the newer section.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Mausoleum, Overview
Lockey, Charles C., 1852 - 1927
Lamb, Harold William, 1916 - 1934
Weakley, Arthur A., 1876 - 1956 Masonic symbol
Weakley, Clara B., 1879 - 1976 Order of the Eastern Star symbol
Wagner, Charles Monroe, 1868 - 1944
Lawyer, Alex, Co. F, 1st Ohio Cav. [Civil War Veteran][Company F, 1st Regiment, Ohio Cavalry]
Born, Sarah Ann, July 19, 1860 - April 20, 1950
Freece, Isaac, Co. E, 153 Ind Inf. [Company E, 153rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry]
Leffever, In memory of Sarah, consort of William Leffever, born March 4th 1810, died Decemb. 13th 1841, aged 31years, 9 months and 9 days
Liens, in memory of Peter, son of Daniel & Hannah Liens, died Januy 28, 1848. Aged 43Years, 8 Mon. & 10Day "Go home my friends, Dry up your tears, I will arise, When Christ Appears."
Clark, In memory of Mary Jane, daughter of Asa and Eliza Clark, died July 26, 1839, aged one year 2 months & 10 days
Buchanan, John, son of Wm. and Catharine Buchanan, who died Sept. 2_th 1851, aged 2yrs 1mo & 16days
Buchanan, Elizabeth Jane, daughter of Wm. & Catharine Buchanan, who died Nov. 5th 1851, aged 11 days
Miller, Anthony S., son of S. & n. Miller, died Oct. 1, 1853, aged 17 Y. 5M.
Shimp, John, died Nov. 8, 1881, aged 68y 10mos 23days [unique cast metal memorial]
New Maple Grove Section
Clark, Ira, Co. _, 90th Ohio INF
Orr, infant daughter of C.L. & Ella Orr, Dec. 20, 1909
Orr, Roland B., 1918 - 1939; Smith D., 1896 - 1925
Orr, Ella D., 1870 - 1956; C.L., 1873 - 1958
Hartley, Dora L., 1901 - 1975; Race A., 1903 - 1970
Waugh, Paul E., Mar. 19, 1933; Lois E., Nov. 14, 1935 - Jan. 13, 1997

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