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40 Men Cleaning Up Old Cemetery

“Forty men are at work cutting weeds and paths through the old German cemetery east of Grandview avenue. Many graves are also being filled. Some time ago many bodies were moved to Greenlawn and the graves were not refilled at that time. When work of cleaning up the cemetery is completed it will be in …

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A Virtual Tour of Barrett Cemetery

Today, we ventured into the somewhat hidden Dixon Mills-Barrett Cemetery located off Dixon Mill Road in Harrison Township, Scioto County, Ohio. At first glance, this cemetery might go unnoticed by passersby, but upon closer inspection, it reveals a wealth of history and poignant tales from the past. With its origins tracing back to the early …

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“Memorial Day will be observed at Buena Vista Monday when special services will be held at the Presbyterian church in which the Odd Fellows, Junior Order and people in general will participate.” “John T. Sullivan is chairman of the committee on arrangements. The services will be held in the forenoon and Reverend Diebert will preach …

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A Virtual Tour of Howard Furnace Cemetery

On April 6th we ventured into Howard Furnace Cemetery, in Vernon Township, Scioto County, Ohio. This quiet, historic site lies adjacent to the remnants of the Howard Iron Furnace, reflecting the area’s rich iron-working heritage. With permission from the property owners, we were able to explore and document this poignant place, ensuring that the stories …

Person

The Obituary of Miss Ida Kirby

“Miss Ida Kirby, step-daughter of Mr. James Keyes, died of quick consumption last Monday night, after several months of painful illness. She was a member of Sixth Street Methodist Episcopal Church, a kind and affectionate daughter, and much beloved by her acquaintances. Her funeral services were conducted at her late residence last Wednesday afternoon by …

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A Virtual Tour of Shadrach Chaffin Cemetery

Shadrach Chaffin Cemetery, also known as Chaffin Cemetery #2, in Vernon Township, Scioto County, Ohio, offers a serene glimpse into the area’s history. As a part of the Wayne National Forest, this cemetery carries the legacy of Shadrach Chaffin, whose family land once encompassed the site. Established in 1871, the cemetery is distinguished by its …

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Mysterious Body Appears in Portsmouth

“On Wednesday night a box containing a corpse in a glass-faced, air-tight coffin, arrived by express at this place, from Memphis, Tennessee, addressed to JW Cowne, Portsmouth, Ohio. No one claiming it, on Thursday it was opened. There was a probability of it being the remains of TW Cowne, lately living several miles below the …