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Linda Lyons (#47510021)
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Dirt Hero Paula
RE: Peter, Sr and Mary Wilson Housel
Dear Linda,

Odd how the old Housel cemetery and Plum Street met the same end.

At one time I worked for the Henry Cemetery Association who owns and operated Henry Warstler Cemetery. I computerized all their old records. Some of the oldest were in German. Old paper and written with broad tips, some were very hard to read. I've been over my copies of the old records and still did not find an interment for Peter and Mary Wilson Housel.

When remains are removed to another cemetery the record is usually discarded. Peter Housel and his wife Julia, my distant aunt, were very well off. They built a mansion, an actual mansion, on what was then just south of Canton City. He made tons of money selling lots of land to Canton for the city's expansion. It could be that Peter Jr had his parents moved to West Lawn but I doubt it. As you have seen on Find-A-Grave, almost all of Peter and Julia's young children were not moved from Warstler's to West Lawn.

A point of interest, The lot that these infants are interred belongs to Julia's parents, Daniel and Anna Maria Lind Smith.

I have added Peter Sr and Mary to Find-A-Grave so that you can link other Housel family members.

Added by Dirt Hero Paula on Feb 03, 2016 4:00 PM
Dirt Hero Paula
Peter, Sr and Mary Wilson Housel
Dear Linda,

You wrote "You mentioned his parents--Peter Housel Sr. d. 1824 and Mary Wilson d. 1832. Do
you have any idea where they were buried. Not listed on findagrave in this cemetery although there are lots of relatives there."

Peter Sr and Mary Wilson Housel died in Canton. I believe, although I have no proof, that they were interred in Plum Street Cemetery [defunct] in Canton. Plum Street was the only public, not affiliated with any church, at the time of their deaths. Some of those interred there were moved to West Lawn Cemetery in Canton after Plum Street was closed. I read in old newspaper stories that a lot of old grave memorials were destroyed and some of the old graves were not moved.

It does not state in Peter's or Mary's death notices were they were interred [Peter, The Ohio Repository [Canton, Stark, OH] 1821 Aug 23 page 3 column 4 and Mary, 1825 Mar 11 page 3 column 1 same newspaper].

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Added by Dirt Hero Paula on Feb 02, 2016 5:41 PM
Lisa T
Martha Walton Munday
Thank you for all the info you have posted. I have used Ezra's book as a source, so it was helpful to know about the oversight. My husband's great grandmother was Bertha May Mundy, daughter of Phineas Mundy (1839-1893) and Johanna Mabley (1844-1918). Phineas was the son of Merrill Mundy (1800 - 1885) and Martha Walton Mundy (1803 - 1887). I noticed that there is a listing for Martha at the Spotswood cemetary, but no picture of her headstone. I cannot find any burial information on Merrill. I assume he is not as Spotswood? Let me know if there I might have other Mundy information that you are interested in. (Note that most of my birth dates are estimated.) Thank you.
Added by Lisa T on Jan 31, 2016 4:56 PM
Eleanor F.
There is absolutely no way to know who is buried here unless you contact the church office to see what other information, if any, is listed on their records for this grave. I am sorry but I do not feel compelled to transfer this memorial under the circumstances.
Added by Eleanor F. on Nov 10, 2015 3:34 PM
RS Witwer
RE: Williamson
Happy to have found more information for your family! Rhonda
Added by RS Witwer on Nov 06, 2015 5:57 AM
John Martin
I appreciate you getting in touch with me regarding my memorial for John Martin.
However my listings for the Castner- Compton
cemetery are based on 1925 inventory done by
a genealogist of the time and contain the
listings shown on the gravestones themselves.
I don't know if you are aware but this cemetery
was virtually destroyed several years back by
young punks who tipped over gravestones, pulled
over others to make a fire pit to roast weenies
and physically broke other stones. The cemebery
was already overgrown at the time so at this point
it is almost impossible to identify particular
graves, although there is a group in Somerset
Co. that is attempting to do just that.
Added by Rafer on Oct 28, 2015 2:33 PM
six month old
Added by Kat on Oct 26, 2015 9:22 PM
Infant Walton
One of several infants on the burial lists, you may be missing it. This is a month old infant listed. Why do you assume because I listed it there is a tombstone, plus I find your comment on the photo request rude.
Added by Kat on Oct 26, 2015 9:21 PM
Henry Alward
Linda - Henry Alward (1718-1782) and Mary Cox are my 5th Great Grandparents. Yes, I'm aware of Henry's parents and grandparents. I'd be happy to link if you'd provide the Find A Grave#'s.

Sharon Garrison
Added by segarrison on Oct 19, 2015 6:02 PM
Tombstone Tourista
Elizabeth Everett Price
Can I have a little more info about her? DOB,DOD, etc? Perhaps with a little research, I can figure out where she is.
Added by Tombstone Tourista on Sep 09, 2015 3:12 PM
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