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Ridge Cemetery

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Ridge Twp.
VanWert 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 Lynn Davis, on 22 Jan., 2007.
The most recent update to this page made on 12 Apr., 2008.

Please Note: Click on underlined name to view tombstone image.
Book Lillie M., 29 Jan., 1902 - 22 May, 1989 -Our Mother- Lillie is the wife of Norman W. Book and the daughter of Alluvi & Amanda Gipe.
Davis, Wilber E., 12 Aug., 1908 - 13 Mar., 1980; Myrtle F., 11 Aug., 1919 - 4 Jan., 1997 Myrtle, wife of Wilber F. Davis and daughter of Alluvi & Amanda Gipe.
Davis, Earl F., 20 Nov., 1943 - 15 Feb., 1995 Earl is a son of Wilber E. & Myrtle F. (Gipe) Davis.
Fisher, Ralph H., Sept. 1, 1904 - July 17, 1980; Edna L. (Tester), 29 Dec., 1903 - 14 Dec. 1992 Edna L., wife of Ralph. Click here to view Ralph's military marker.Pvt. USMarine Corp, 1904-1980
Gipe Alluvi F., 1876 - 1959; Amanda E. (Burch), 1882 - 1951 Husband & wife.
Gipe Betty Louise, 1923 - 1987 She is a daughter of Alluvi & Amanda Gipe.
Hines, Virgil L., 1906 - 1962; Ilo Irene, 1909 - 1993 Ilo, wife of Virgil, was the daughter of Alluvi & Amanda Gipe.
Hines, Deborath Ann, 1931 - 1934 Daughter of Virgil & Ilo (Gipe) Hines.
Klinger David W., 6 Sept. 1915 - 4 Oct., 1983; Dollie, 24 Jan., 1917 - 14 May, 1979 Dollie, wife of David Klinger and a daughter of Alluvi & Amanda Gipe.
Palmer, Eugene C., 1903 - 1935 1sthusband of Edna L. (Tester-Palmer)Fisher.
Palmer, Gaylord R., 23 Sept. 1928 - 14 March, 1947, OH, Pvt. Engineers WWII. He was a son of Eugene & Edna Palmer.
Palmer, Gordon E., 1924 - 1945, TM US Navy, WWII He was a son of Eugene & Edna Palmer
Satterfield, Doris Janet, 1934 - 1977 Daughter of Virgil L. & Ilo (Gipe) Hines.
Schwinnen Florence M. (Gipe), born 1914, died 1962 Daughter of Alluvi & Amanda Gipe.
Tester, Perry O., 1878 - 1950; Bertha M., 1884 - 1965; Perry O., Jr., 1stLt., 28 Oct., 1921 - 30 Nov. 1944, in WWII, Battle of the Bulge Perry O. Jr., son of Perry O. & Bertha M.(Moore) Tester.
Welch Charles B., 1891 - 1934; Cedena K., 1905 - 1950 Cedena is the wife of Charles B. Welch, and daughter of Alluvi & Amanda Gipe.

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