Fairview Memorial Cemetery

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Madison Twp.
Lake 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 Sheila Garland, on 4 Aug., 2005.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Burnheimer, R.R., 1920 - 1999; Pauline Z., 1919 - 1974 Pauline Z. (Burkett), wife of Rhuden Richard "Red" Burnheimer.
Burnheimer, R.R. US Navy, World War II
Griggs, Lena M., 1894 - 1974; Fred M., 1897 - 1960
Cleveland, Headstone overview.
Cleveland, Arthur B., (Aug. 22) 1852 - 1917 Son of Edwin Ruthom Cleveland & Amanda Melvin Archer.
Cleveland, Cora Freeman, 1861 - 1918 Wife of Arthur.
Cleveland, Gertrude E., died Feb. 28, 1880,a ged 7mo Daughter of Arthur & Cora Cleveland.
Benjamin, Headstone overview.
Benjamin, Nellie L., 1869 - 1949 Nellie Lovina (Cummings) Benjamin, born Mar. 2, 1869 in Madison, daughter of Charles Elliott Cummings & Rebecca Agnes Sullivan.
Benjamin, Mary L., 1908 - 1982; Allen C., 1906 - 1983 Allen C., son of Allen N. & Nellie L. Benjamin.

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