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Dave Smith (#47345338)
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Bio Photo I am a retired educator living in the village of Poland, Ohio. I have recently done extensive work in the Poland Presbyterian Graveyard attempting to document burials. Many of the stones are partially or totally illegible at this time.Thankfully I have a report of most of the grave inscriptions done in the 1980's and I have added them to this site. I would be happy to fulfill photo requests or attempt to answer questions regarding burials.

An index and listing of burials with the inscriptions is available in the church office.
Please feel free to use the photographs of graves that I have posted.

Other cemeteries in Poland are at Poland Center (closed to burials) and the larger Poland Riverside Cemetery which opened in 1865.
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Thank you - I always welcome additional information. Of course, I then went on a tangent, trying to research Charles. He is apparently buried at Riverside (according to the downloadable list of Poland Twp. soldiers), so I added him and linked him to his parents, and linked the rest of the Leslies also. I ran across an online copy of the Daniel and Mary book. I am going to have to try and find a copy for my aunt - she would love it.

Added by Zella on Apr 06, 2015 7:10 PM
Lee Ann
Thank You
Thank you so much for making the effort to locate and submit a picture of my relatives, Emery, Marion and Maryan Loupe! I so appreciate it and so value it! Much appreciated! Lee Ann Loupe
Added by Lee Ann on Mar 21, 2015 4:17 PM
Cracraft Proud
Robert Wilson
Thank you for the great write up on Robert Wilsons memorial page! The photos also are wonderful! It is very much appreciated! I actually went there looking for his wife, Nancy, whom I didn't find, but finding such an excellent representation of Mr. Wilson was a very pleasant surprise!
Added by Cracraft Proud on Feb 24, 2015 4:43 PM
Jane Mitchell Carpenter
at Poland Riverside...

The plot photo you added looks very nice, but you accidentally added it under the photo icon, instead of the grave icon. Could you delete and re-add it under the grave icon? Otherwise someone will be expecting a photo of Jane.

Thanks and Merry Christmas!

Added by Zella on Dec 20, 2014 6:12 PM
Linda Braak
RE: Madge Weese
Thanks so much for the photo of Edwin's marker and the larger Weese marker. I appreciate your foresight in capturing photos of both! I'll continue to research and verify where Madge was laid to rest.

Thanks again, Linda
Added by Linda Braak on Nov 24, 2014 12:39 PM
Sue Allen
Lewis Kness
Thank you for his stone photo.
Added by Sue Allen on Nov 22, 2014 6:55 PM
Graves in wrong cemetery

Just because Barth is inactive doesn't mean that you cannot get his memorials corrected. Just send a regular edit as if he was active; the site takes care of those now, for inactive accounts, and usually pretty quickly. I got a bunch of his at Riverside recently merged correctly with yours at the other cemetery.

BTW, whereabouts do you live in Poland? My aunt lives over on Duncan Drive, and Riverside was where I first got my love of cemeteries when I used to walk there as a child with my grandpa. :)

Added by Zella on Jun 20, 2014 8:02 PM
Isaac Walker family graves
Could you add the links for Isaac's siblings if available? Three of his four other siblings who survived to adulthood, Joseph, Alexander, and Jemima, never married, and all of them lived to old age. I couldn't find any cemetery records but perhaps they were buried on the farm? Mariah, his sister, did marry and had two children. I will send the info if I find it.

FYI, his wife, R. Edna's first name was Rebecca. Her maiden name was alternately spelled Steuart and Stewart. Their only child was Della Mary Walker. Edna's family is also buried at the obelisk.

There is an error in the article you posted for Isaac. His daughter, Della, studied at and graduated from Women's Medical College in Philadelphia in 1894, not Western Reserve. She first practiced in New York and Philadelphia before coming to Salem in 1896.

Entry for Josiah Walker(died 1853) needs name corrected from Dr. Grace Walker to Dr. Della Mary Walker. It is her bio in the Butler book.

Thanks. Ginger
Added by Anonymous on May 29, 2014 12:08 PM
Eugene Gordon
Gordon church members
Hi Dave,
I'm related to John and Thomas Gordon, original members of the Poland Presbyterian Church. I would be very grateful if you would contact me in hopes of trading info or receiving advice.
Eugene Gordon
Added by Eugene Gordon on May 25, 2014 9:44 AM
Karen Gammeter
RE: Reas
You're welcome.
Added by Karen Gammeter on May 14, 2014 7:26 PM
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