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Visits to kin a tradition

November 3, 2012 AURELIUS Twp.—He’s 82 years old now, but Charlie Schob still sojourns into the hills of Adams and Aurelius townships to visit the graves of German ancestors buried in two cemeteries ther. more »»

Marietta ghost mystery: Haunting of The Anchorage a well-known tale

October 26, 2012 Nestled low on the Oak Grove Cemetery hillside is the final resting place of Eliza Putnam. more »»

Old grave sites restored

October 19, 2012 VIENNA, W.Va.—Cemeteries are special places for Jeff Smith. “I think the condition of a cemetery tells something about a community, and we should be respectful of them,” he said. more »»

Old church cemetery

October 5, 2012 ELK TWP. — Becoming caretaker of the cemeteries for the Zion United Church of Christ wasn’t something Vernon Thomas planned; it just sort of happened. more »»

Revolutionary War data bank

September 28, 2012 Seth White, 27, of Marietta has always been a history buff, especially when it comes to American history. more »»

Burial vaults made here

September 14, 2012 WAVERLY, W.Va. — There are hundreds of cemeteries in Washington County, but most of the people laid to rest in them over the last 25 to 30 years have been interred in a vault made at one place. more »»

Paw Paw Cemetery

September 7, 2012 LIBERTY TWP. — The Paw Paw United Methodist Church closed 12 years ago, but the cemetery remains active under the care of a longtime church member. more »»

Cemetery’s claim to fame

August 31, 2012 On a rolling hillside behind the Decatur United Methodist Church in Decatur Township lies a little cemetery that is the final resting place of the oldest man in Washington County, and possibly the... more »»

Grave Matters: Mound Cemetery

August 23, 2012 Buried side by side in Mound Cemetery, William Augustus Whittlesey and his son, William Beale Whittlesey, always had a close connection. more »»

Johnny Appleseed’s kin?

August 17, 2012 WHIPPLE—The legend of folk hero Johnny Appleseed — born John Chapman in 1774 — reaches all the way to tiny Chapman Cemetery in Whipple. more »»

Recognizing an old veteran

August 11, 2012 DUNHAM TW. more »»

Memorable stories buried

July 28, 2012 INDEPENDENCE TWP. — On May 26, 1912, Rebecca DeLong Yost died at age 37 from complications related to diabetes. more »»

Civil War drummer remembered

July 20, 2012 Andersonville Prison, in south-central Georgia, was no place for a teenage boy during the Civil War. more »»

Cemeteries’ storm mess

July 10, 2012 Several area graveyards were damaged by fallen trees during the widespread wind storm that blew through the Mid-Ohio Valley June 29, including Marietta’s Oak Grove Cemetery. more »»

Lawton Cemetery: Old tombstone found in house being demolished

June 28, 2012 BARLOW TWP.—Decades ago, as construction began to widen Pike Street in Marietta, the demolition of an old family home led to a surprising discover. more »»

Monument to Lowell’s past

June 16, 2012 LOWELL — On a hill in Lowell stands a more-than-12-foot-tall monument to Capt. Frank Buell, remembering him as “a true soldier” and “a brave officer. more »»

Family cemetery high on a hill

June 8, 2012 BOAZ — Hundreds of motorists pass by the Elias Keller Family Cemetery every day but most probably don’t notice it. more »»

Grave Matters: Union Cemetery

June 1, 2012 Local volunteers recently worked to restore the markers for a pair of Revolutionary War veterans buried in Union Cemetery, a Fairfield Township graveyard where people are still laid to rest today. more »»

Mortuary museum offers unique glimpse into the past

May 25, 2012 There are very few places a person can go to learn about the history of funerals through artifacts like ice caskets and 19th century embalming equipment, but these items and more line the walls at... more »»



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