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Columbian Park Memorial Wall
1915 Scott St (765) 807-1500
Lafayette
Tippecanoe County
Indiana  USA
Postal Code: 47904

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Tippecanoe County War Memorial, Columbian Park, Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co, Indiana[Cenotaph]

I have already contacted Findagrave to have this Memorial marked as a Cenotaph so please bare with the process.

"Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray The Lord, My soul to keep. I heard my country's desperate call, and in the line of duty, I gave my all. I don't regret the choices I make, and accept the honor of my fate. When at last my family receives the call, please dear Father bless them all. I now stand at your Pearly gates, with my brothers who kindly chose to wait. Together we'll walk down the Streets of Gold, with our heads held high from Faith and Love. So Lord as they lay me down to rest, give my folks all my best. My soul is yours, its always been, so take me home to live again - Forever and everů Amen."-Unknown Author

This Memorial Wall is a labor of love for me. I have visited it many times since I was a little girl and I always wanted to know who Harry Rock was. Well Harry was my Great Grand Uncle on my Rock side. Along with Harry I have 6 other family connections on this wall. John W Hudson who was the husband of my 2nd cousin 4x removed on the Loveless side, Samuel Downing and Thomas Beal who were my 2nd cousins 4x removed on the Loveless side, Floyd Bigelow who was the brother in law of my 1st great grand uncle on my Rock side, Carl Nydegger who was my grandfathers cousin, Silas Shaffer who was my grandfathers Great Uncle on the Nydegger side. I am still trying to gather dates of birth and death for some of these men. If you know any information on them please feel free to send it to me and feel free to add personal pictures to the memorial but please do not add names to this memorial that are not on it.

Located in the Columbian Park by the Lagoon and Stage. Columbian Park is located on Scott Street in Lafayette. It was previously a full Amusement Park but is now an attraction for children to play on the playground and to visit the Zoo or swim in the pool and for families to have reunions or parties with reserved pavilions.

This Memorial Is Dedicated To All Those From Tippecanoe County Who In The Armed Service Of All Wars Made The Supreme Sacrifice In Defense Of Our Country.

The square is for WW I, circle for WWII, the + is for the Civil War, the small x is for the Spanish American War and the larger X is for the Mexican War. In addition to the listed wars there are also memorials here for the Vietnam Era, Berlin Airlift, Korean Conflict and the Gulf War.

This Memorial Was Sponsored By The Tippecanoe County Post # 1154 Veterans Of Foreign Wars Of The USA and Assisted By Citizens And Organizations Of This County
May 30, 1949

*****Before you email me to delete this memorial because they are not buried here or are a duplicate, please don't. This is not a burial location but a memorial wall dedicated to those who entered the service from Tippecanoe Co, Indiana and died in the line of service.*****

Resources Used:
Indiana Digital State Archives
Lafayette Journal and Courier Newspaper Index, 1902-1952
Ancestry.com
Gold Star Honor Roll- World War II
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