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Ghostdigger2 (#47297922)
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Bio Photo Hello everyone - I live in Huron County, Ohio, have three living children, and one deceased as a baby (SIDS). I love genealogy and have been doing it for at least 25 years. Barbara Kane Kolanda

TRANSFERS: With any findagrave memorial that I maintain, if you are a closer relative than I, I will transfer. If I have no connection and you have some connection (even friendship), I will transfer, as long as you do the same, and transfer freely as well.

A cemetery is a history of people - a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today.

It has been said that every person has three deaths.

The first is the actual physical death, when the spirit leaves the body.

The second is when the body is lowered into the grave, never again to be seen in the flesh.

The third and final death comes much later, when all who knew that person have joined him in the afterlife, and the name, even the existence of that person, vanishes from knowledge.


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PCD
Marguerite Hermes
I've added the bio you suggested. I am not related to this person. If you are and would like her memorial I'd be happy to transfer it to you.
Added by PCD on Jun 12, 2016 7:22 PM
Conservative Patriot
Better grave photo added
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=144131489

gently cleaned grave, more readable.
Added by Conservative Patriot on Jun 12, 2016 2:35 PM
Conservative Patriot
Another one
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=164453707

Vincent Bomberski
Added by Conservative Patriot on Jun 10, 2016 9:32 PM
Conservative Patriot
Bomberski
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Bom&GSiman=1&GScid=247714&GRid=164436465&

More Bomberski's added to FG..
and they are related to Bombaski's in the same area.
Added by Conservative Patriot on Jun 10, 2016 8:59 PM
Conservative Patriot
Bombaski son added St Josephs
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=164443458
Added by Conservative Patriot on Jun 10, 2016 8:55 PM
Conservative Patriot
Shomonski
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=144131489

Well could not find obit or death cert, and graves needs a gentle cleaning for re-photo
Added by Conservative Patriot on Jun 07, 2016 6:53 PM
Ivy Mccollum
Fitchville Nursing Home Fire
Interesting article and love your attempt at preserving the memory of these nursing home fatalities. I though you may be interested in this article that lists the names of all these people. Found on internet at: http://www3.gendisasters.com/ohio/2105/fitchville,-oh-terrible-rest-home-fire

The list of survivors, those taken to Fisher-Titus Hospital, includes:
LUCILLE ACKERMAN, MARIE BENDER, JOHN BROWN, RUTH BAATZ, LINDA BRENNAN, BONITA COGAN, MAYNARD DEINER, EMMETT EVEGE, MARY GOCOMSKI, JACOB GLASSER.
LIBBY GOLDMAN, ELSIE HELMUND, ROSS HOPKINS, VINNIE MULLEN, MRS. B. OLEH, ESTHER PLOUGH, SUSAN SAGE, BARBARA SCHMITZ, MRS. EMMA R. SCHWINEN, LYDA STRASSMAN, JULIA ZAVATKA, DORIS FRANCIS, a nurse; TENNY WIREMAN, a nurse; RUTH SHEPPARD, a nurse.
MRS. SHEPPARD is manager of the home. The owner is ROBERT POLLACK of Cleveland, who took over control about two years ago.
The fire was discovered by HENRY DAHMAN of Sarber, Pa., a truck driver bound for Michigan, who told firemen he saw flames shooting from the roof and walls of the building as he drove north along U. S. Route 250.
"The whole place was on fire," New London Volunteer Fire Chief AL WALTERS said DAHMAN told him.
DAHMAN called firemenm at 5 a. m., then rushed with his wife to the flaming building to try to help rescue its inmates. Firemen said DAHMAN used the fire extinguisher from his truck to help battle the flames while he, his wife and the two nurses on duty struggled to save as many patients as they could.
"DAHMAN called us before the rest home did," the chief said. "I believe he knew it was on fire before they discovered it themselves."
Many of the patients were overcome in their beds. Others died trying to escape the searing flames and smoke that swept through the bulding.
Firemen said the patients who managed to escape, almost all bedded in the rear of the building, came out clutching a few personal possessions and little else.
One nurse's aide, MRS. HELEN MILLER, who lives just south of the rest home on U. S. Route 250, said she heard "what sounded like a scream" at 3:30 a. m. She woke up, made a cup of coffee, and went back to bed.

Mansfield News-Journal Ohio 1963-11-23

List Of The Fatalities of the Fitchville Nursing Home Disaster:
MARY BALDO.
FRANK BANDEEN.
LESLIE BENETHUN.
MARY BERGANSKI.
HARRY BERMAN.
MARY BOYER.
WILLIAM BROCKMAN.
ROBERT CAREY.
MARTHA CARPENTER.
PAULINE CHARNEKY.
LONNIE CLARK.
WILLIAM COX.
OUIDA DAVIS.
MARIE DEFRANK.
CHRISTINE DEMUTH.
JOHN DORAN.
AGNES DRISCOL.
MINNIE DWYER.
REUBEN ECHELBARGER.
ELLA EHLE.
SAMUEL FACTOR.
JOSEPHINE GORMEK.
JOHN HANON.
MARGUERITE HERMES.
CLARA HILE.
CLAYTON HIRES.
RUBY HOHLFELDER.
LUCY HOLMES.
GEORGE JENHAUS.
EMMA JOHNSON.
LOUISE KEHRERS.
JOHN KERCHNER.
LEO KRUEGER.
JOHN KUCZINSKI.
LOGAN LAMB.
MAUDE LEHMAN.
KATIE LEPIS.
JOHN LINDER.
ANNA LOTHI.
LENA LYNN.
MARGARET MacDONALD.
MARGARET McNARY.
MAMIE MALLOY.
TONY MARLETTE.
WALTER MEILANDER.
HENRY PARNELL.
ANDREW PAVULUS.
MAUDE REID.
SAM ROOD.
JAMES ROOK.
LOUIS ROSENBERG.
GOTTLIEB SCHULKE.
CHARLES SHAMEK.
LUBY SMOLEY.
AUGUST SOLLI.
CHARLES STEIRERT.
UPSON TODD.
ANGELINA TRAUT.
METTA TRETCHEL.
MRS. UNDERWOOD.
GRACE WINTERS.
CHARLOTTE WHELEN.
JOHN WHITE.
Added by Ivy Mccollum on Jun 06, 2016 1:44 PM
Ivy Mccollum
3 Irvin Memorials #106137313, # 106137375, & #106137414
Would you be willing to transfer these 3 Memorials for me to manage? I am related to Mary Emma Irvin indirectly. She is the sister of my great grandmother. Her maiden name is Swartzlander and her middle name is Emma not Edna, which is important because she and her family called her "Emma" during her lifetime. I also have some pictures of her and Michael Irvin that I would eventually like to add. They also have additional children I would like to connect. Thank you for considering the transfer.
Added by Ivy Mccollum on Jun 06, 2016 1:27 PM
Ivy Mccollum
3 Irvin Memorials #106137313, # 106137375, & #106137414
Added by Ivy Mccollum on Jun 06, 2016 1:21 PM
Kelly K
Welch/Walsh
Yes I didn't realize how many spelling variations there were until I started trying to go back farther in this line. There is actually 3 others: Welsch and Walch and Voelch. So I guess I will run into this alot. Thanks so much for your help. I love your bio about cemetery and 3 deaths.
Added by Kelly K on May 26, 2016 8:53 PM
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