Chatham Center Cemetery

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Chatham Twp.
Medina 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 Julia Ann Pay, on 9 Dec., 2007.
This cemetery is located in Chatham Center, west of Medina, Ohio.

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Bean, Chuck A., Feb. 4, 1955 - May 22, 1995; Michelle M., Apr. 9, 1967
Bell, Howard D., Jr., 1936 - 1980 Korean War Veteran
Garris, Joanne L., 1930 - _; Daniel, 1927 - 19__
Grim, Melvin Larry, June 18, 1933 - Mar. 19, 2005; Arlene mae, Sept. 13, 1935 - __, married Feb. 17, 1956 Melvin was a veteran of Korean War.
Haskin, Evelyn, 1910 - 1997; Thomas (son) 1961 - 1988; Mary, 1935 - _; Wallace, 1935 - _ Thomas probable son of Mary and Wallace Haskin.
Hines-Ensign, Geraldine V. (Jerry), Oct. 23, 1917 - Dec. 7, 2000
Hoovler, Willard, 1924 - _; _, _, 1925 - _ Sorry not able to read complete photo image.
Jarrett, Patti _, __; Charles F., 1930 - 1991 Sorry, not able to read complete memorial from photo image.
Miller, David C., 1906 - 1989, -Beloved father of John, Judi, Susan-
Nagel, David A., Jr., Nov - 1984 Small metal funeral marker, probable death date.
Nagel, Forrest A., Dec. 28, 1918 - Dec. 22, 2004; Viola G., Nov. 7, 1918 - June 30, 1986, married Jan 3, 1942
parsons, Thomas C., 1927 - 2000; Virginia M., 1929 - _, married Sept. 26, 1948
Praisler, Anna, 1904 - 1980; James, 1910 - 1992
Praisler, James J., T Sgt., US Army, World War II, Aug. 16, 1910 - Feb. 12, 1992 Military marker
Sparks, Virgie, 1917 - 2004; William, 1913 - 1999
Tieck, Marjorie, nee Colquitt, Aug. 21, 1924 - June 13, 1999
Wellman, Betty J., 1937 - 1985; Alvis, 1936 - __

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