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Independence Cemetery

Worthington Twp.
Richland 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, Sr.~

These tombstone photos have been generously donated by Robert M. Sizelove, Sr., on 14 June, 2017.
This nicely cared for cemetery is located on the east side of TR 112 (Liberty St.). The cemetery is tree lined on a sloping hill side, next to the street. The entrance is a grassy path, leading through and circling down around the outside perimeter. My readings here are only a very small sampling and would estimate there are near 200 burials. I hope to return later this summer season to conduct a more through reading of this very interesting burial ground. My research on this cemetery is incomplete, not sure if it's maintained by cemetery association, village or township.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Brown, Marilla M., 1852 - 1906 mother (Very large pillow stone)
Brown, V.P., 1849 - 1921 father (both stones are red granite)
Butts, Lewis Elsworth, S1 US NAVY, WWII, Mar. 27, 1927 - Jul 19, 1980 (Seaman 1st Class, World War II, marble military marker)
Divelbiss, Simon P., died Sept. 24, 1885, aged 73y 5m 10d; Margaret Divelbiss died Jan. 5, 1909, aged 91y 5m 9d
Gaynell, Baby daughter of S.J. & M.B. Arnst, died Mar. 25, 1896, aged 7mo's 24d'ys
Horn, Royal D., M.D., 1857 - 1913; Alice B., his wife, 1868 - 1914
Lemley, Milo C., Apr. 24, 1870 - Mar. 27, 1948; Minnie G. Aungst, his wife, Nov. 15, 1870 - June 18, 1910
Nichols, Elizabeth, wife of J.E. Nichols, died Mar. 8, 1888, aged 46yrs
Sheehy, Howard, born Sept. 17, 1809. died Mar. 27, 1889; Mary Sheehy born May 4, 1837 - _; Emma Sheehy, born Mar. 24, 1868, died May 15, 1891, aged 23y 1m & 21d . Click here to see overview (Woodsman of America memorial)
Shipps, Paul S., 1887 - 1918; Margaret E., 1895 - 1935 Click here for overview of Shipps memorial.
Stewart, Albert M., 1862 - 1921
Stewart, Luella, his wife, 1867 - _ (No death date inscribed)- Click here to see Stewart memorial overview.
Wilson, John W., Jan. 8, 1830 - Mar. 30, 1904; Harriet A. Wilson, Aug. 12, 1841 - Nov. 27, 1923 (John was a Civil War Veteran)

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