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Laurie H (#46631609)
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Bio Photo I am the current cemetery sexton of two Medina County Ohio cemeteries. These include Seville's Mound Hill Cemetery and Guilford Township's River Styx Cemetery. I would to thank everyone who contributes their time, energy and resources to make this site possible.

Visitors to Mound Hill & River Styx often inquire about the number of cemetery interments. For many years the commonly accepted number was derived from a list compiled from the records of sextons and caretakers. The exact number of the graves was not certain due to deterioration of many original wooden grave markers, as well as damaged records and incomplete lists. However, in recent years, studies have been conducted which indicate there were more burials in these cemeteries than the number previously mentioned.

Beginning in 2007, cemetery interment records, dating from 1867 (Mound Hill), 1907 (River Styx), along with vital information obtained from death certs, family registries, historical works, military records, census reports, and the Social Security Administration was compiled. These more complete records have been entered into a data base.

Find-A-Grave contains memorial entries contributed by members of the public. Therefore, the information may not reflect all data discovered in the official records.

The information stated within our records is believed to be correct, based on the research compiled and the intent of the submitters. Researchers are hereby urged to verify said documentation through all available resource avenues.

I welcome your enquiries, additions and corrections. Please note that my business email was out-of-service from May 20-June 18, 2013. Therefore I was unable to receive or process your requests during that time.
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Dana Fox Mariner
Nathaniel Harrison
Thank you for the transfer. It means a lot because this a direct ancestor of my husband's & one of the oldest that we have found.
Added by Dana Fox Mariner on Mar 18, 2016 2:16 PM
Nancy Lorimer
Your Important Work
Adding my thanks for all you do in carring for our ancestors and their graves.
Added by Nancy Lorimer on Jul 15, 2015 1:40 PM
Sheila Farrington Schweitzer
Bessey memorials
Thank you for the links and data requested by me for my family's Bessey relatives. So much appreciated and for all your dedicated work on findagrave.
Added by Sheila Farrington Schweit... on Jul 06, 2015 2:41 PM
Anna Kavalec
Halliwill photo
Just posted a photo of David & Catherine Hallowell, taken in 1870 in Wintered. More family photos to come. Thank you for maintaining this site.
Added by Anna Kavalec on Dec 31, 2014 10:57 AM
Carl Catherman
Bertha & Harriet Halliwill
Laurie, thank you very much for updating their memorials.
Added by Carl Catherman on Dec 05, 2014 6:12 PM
Daniel Long
Hi Laurie
I am hoping that you can help me sort out my confusion over a couple of Daniel Longs.
I have found 2 death certificates.
The first is for a Daniel Long that was born on November 2, 1851 and died Sept 13, 1914 in Seville. His place of burial is noted as Sept 16th in the Guilford Cemetery. His parents were Joseph and Lavina Spice Long.

The second is for a Daniel Long that was born on July 30,1857 in Guilford and died Sept 12, 1937 in Lodi. His place of burial in noted to be Woodlawn. His parents were Phillip and Catherine Rohr(sp)Long.

The only one that I can find in Medina is in the Blake Cemetery b. Jul. 30, 1857 d. Sep. 11, 1914. This seems to be a blend of the 2.

I am not familiar with the cemeteries there. Can you help me sort this out? I think that the one that I am looking for is the first one. His first wife was Jennie Hatfield Long.
Judy Miller Urbanowski
Added by jaurbanowski on Nov 25, 2014 11:48 AM
Nikita Barlow
Esther Wheeler # 50974031
Greetings, Laurie!

Using the EDIT feature to provide Esther's maiden name, gravestone inscription, and the dates & places of her birth & death, I inadvertently gave the year of her marriage as her birth year, and cannot correct the suggested edit. She was born c.1646, not c.1665. My apologies for the inconvenience, and thanks for your consideration. (The source of my info is the Orange Historical Society.)

Best regards,
Added by Nikita Barlow on Jul 14, 2014 1:21 PM
Frances Barton Schellin
Ran across something interesting while working on Sec. 26a at Glendale and doing a bit of research on Henry Schellin. On 14 Sept. 1915, Frances Ball, d/o Isaac N. and Alice Hottinger Barton, married Birten Ball, of McClure, Henry Co., Ohio, son of John and Ruth Hunter Ball. Frances was listed as having one previous marriage, and was divorced. So it looks like she divorced the first Mr. Ball, and married possibly his cousin. I could not locate her marriage to Schellin, which would have shed light on what happened to the second Mr. Ball. Henry Schellin, interestingly enough, is buried beside her, although I believe his grave is unmarked. He too had three marriages, and I suspect his second ended in divorce, as I could not locate the second wife dying.

I have added Henry and linked him to Frances.
Added by Zella on Jun 02, 2014 6:47 PM
RE: Willard W. Wells
Thank you for your extra time! I appreciate it.
Jeanette Wells Schmalzbauer
St. Paul, Minnesota
Added by Jeanette1959 on May 15, 2014 11:12 AM
Brklyn Bridge
RE: Maggie Odgen
Thanks for your note. I'll contact the owner.

Added by Brklyn Bridge on May 14, 2014 6:20 AM
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