Lucasville Cemetery

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Valley Twp.
Scioto 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 Stephen T. Webb, on 28 Nov., 2007.

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Conkel, Blanche E., 1895 - 1963; John C., 1884 - 1951 Blanche Elizabeth Taylor, 3rdwife of John Conkel. she was born 26 May, 1895, died 31 Aug., 1963. John Cornellus Conkel, born 22 Jan., 1884, died 19 Dec. 1951. He married Blanche on 5 Oct. 1935. This was the only marriage for Blanche and she never had children. She died in a nursing home at New Boston,Ohio. New Boston is adjacent to Portsmouth, Scioto County,Ohio. John was my maternal grandfather. John was married 3 times, his 1st wife, Mary E.Lyons, issue 3 children, my mother the youngest. Mary died of heart problems age 33. Only marriage for Mary, she is buried at Fairview Cem, Madison Twp., Scioto Co.
Conkel, Mabel E., Dec. 6, 1889 - Jan. 20, 1930 Mabel, 2nd wife of John Conkel, only marriage for Mabel. Mabel had two teenage daughters at the time of her marriage to John, my mother's step-sisters. Mabel died of complications following surgery in Columbus,Ohio,Franklin County. Mabel's grave is next to John & Blanche's at Lucasville Cemetery,Lucasville,Valley Township, Ohio. Both of Mabel's children are deceased.

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