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Bowers Cemetery


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McKean Twp.
Licking 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 29 Aug., 2008.
This cemetery is small and in a rural setting, just south of SR657 (Marion Rd.), on the east side of SR661. The cemetery appears to be McKean Township owned and nicely cared for, situated very close to the northern border, near the southern edge of Burlington Twp. There are two rows of stones situated at the upper level of a gently sloped hillside. Readings are complete cemetery.

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Row 1
i. Oakleaf, Susannah, wife of Jacob Oakleaf, born Mar. 24, 1852, died Mar. 8, 1887
ii. Jack, Alma, daughter of __erry & Susan Jack, died Oct. 9, 1853, aged 2ys _mo 10d [very weathered, hard to read]
iii. Jack, Alfred, son of Perry & Susan Jack, died Oct. 12, 1848, aged 13ys 11mo & 28ds
iv. Jack, Infant dau. of P. & S. Jack, died May 10, 1843
v. Johnson, Lee; Mary Ann, his wife; son, John
vi. Breckinbaugh, George, died June 12, 1842, aged 81ys 1m
vii. Breckinbaugh, Susan, wife of G. Breckinbaugh, died July 28, 1846, aged 84ys 11m
viii. Bowers, Jacob, died Aug. 17, 1880, aged 80y 6m 8d
ix. J.B., [footstone for Jacob Bowers]
x. Bowers, Margaret, wife of Jacob Bowers, died Nov. 27, 1878, aged 81y 7m 10d
xi. Bowers, Eliza, daughter of J. & M. Bowers, died Feb. 7, 1843, aged 19years 11m. & 17d
xii. Bowers, John, son of Jacob & Margaret Bowers, died July 16, 1843, aged 22 years 3m. & 29d; Lucina E., daughter of J. & M. Bowers, died May 12, 1845, aged 2 years 6m & 12d
xiii. Wimer, Henry B., son of _ & _ Wimer, died Feb. 10, 1845, aged 2 years
xiv. Cross, Catharine, wife of J.D. Cross, died Dec. 31, 1859, aged 31 years 4 m. 15d
xv. Cross, J.D., died July _, 1861, aged 39y 5m & 5d
xvi. Severe, John H., died Nov. 15, 1870, aged 27y 10m 7ds
xvii. Severe, Aldora, dau. of J.H. & M. J. Severe, died Apr. 22, 1871, aged 4y 1m 14d
xviii. Bowers, Mary E., wife of Wm. Bowers, born Jan. 10, 1840, died Feb. 18, 1872
xix. Bishop, Lilly A., wife of a. Bishop, died July 7, 1886, aged 25y 7m 26d
Row 2
i. Bowers, Elvanes, son of Geo. & Sophia Bowers, died Sep. 13, 1847, aged 10 mos 11 days
ii. Bowers, Pleasy, daughter of G. & S. bowers, died July 10, 1847, . 1yr 3mo & 8ds
iii. P.B., [footstone for Pleasy Bowers]
iv. Bowers, Sophia, wife of George Bowers, died May 19, 1861, aged 43y 7m & 2d
v. Bowers, Adah, 1842 - 1903
vi. Bowers, Ora, dau. of J. & I. Bowers, died July 23, 1878, aged 10y 7m 11d
vii. Bowers, Ellen, dau. of J.R. & _._ Bowers, died July 28, 1861, aged 1y 5m 10d
viii. Bowers, Infant Son, of J. & I. Bowers, died Mar. 17, 1875, aged 1m 17d
ix. Pease, Carrie D., dau. of T. Z. & H. J. Pease, died Apr. 22, 1862, aged 2y 8m & 22d
x. Wimer, John, died Mar. 13, 1873, aged 57y & 15d
xi. M.E.B., [footstone]
xii. Wimer, Sarah, wife of John Wimer, died Nov. 6, 1888, aged 70y 3m 7d
xiii. Wimer, infant of J. & A.E. Wimer, died Mar. 27, 1883, aged 2d
This concludes my readings of Bowers Cemetery.

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