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Charleston-Sixth Street Cemetery

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Black River Twp.
Lorain 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 , 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 Gary Good, Nov. 15, 2004.
This cemetery is located in downtown Lorain. All the stones as of this first entry date were broken, laying flat on ground. Back in the 70's all the stones were recorded, appear in the book "Cemetery Inscriptions of Lorain County, Ohio" Some of the stones are read then are only partially readable today and the book was used only to suppliment the readings no longer found. The list below also includes some readings not found earlier. Couple of the stones were probably sunken out of sight at the time. This cemetery was cleaned up about ten years ago, and several markers were found beneath the soil.
The most recent update to this page was made on 17 May, 2008.
Recent updates have been submitted by the kindness of Diane Wargo Medina, they will be noted on this page by the (*)asterisk symbol, and additional readings and data may be found on Diane's Charleston Cemetery page.

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Baldwin, John R., son of D. T. & S. Baldwin Upper fragment.
Strong, Philinda R., wife of Schuyler Strong, died November 2, 1844, aged 27years 1month & 19days
Silverthorne, Augustus, Co. F, 128th Ohio Inf.
Wells [*Welles], Rebecca S., wife of Wm. W. Wells [*Welles], died Feb. 15, 1848, Æ 21 yrs 6m's This stone is not listed in book.
Meeker, Barna, died May 17, 1841, aged 41y 1m 27d
Childs, Ann, born Mar. 31, 1780, died Oct. 15, 1848
Cozzens, Enos, son of L. & A. Cozzens, died Mar. 30, 1847, aged 2y 3m
Benjamin, Joseph W., son of Seneca & Clarrissa Benjamin, died May 15, 1850, Æ 2y 7m Not found in book.
Benjamin, [* Seneca], died [*Ap]r., 24, 1852 [*Æ 47yrs 6mos] Given name could be Seneca, husband of Clarrissa.
Lamb, G. P., died [*Nov.], 17, 1879, aged 63y 10m 13d
Walker, Alvin, father of Augustus Walker
Smith, Elizabeth, daughter of L. & H. C. Smith, died Apr. 28, 1858, aged 18 yrs
Sinnott, James O., died Dec. 31, 1864, aged 41yrs 4ms 15ds
Root, Lucinda, wife of Wm. Root, died Sept. 24, 1840, aged [* 38yrs 3ms 4ds]
Root, Wm. M., died May [*25, 1841], aged 41y's 9d's
Matson, George, died Nov. 24, 1841, aged 42yrs 4mos The stylized script for the years lived difficult to read.
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