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 Johnny Morehouse

Johnny Morehouse

Death 1860 (aged 4–5)
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Burial Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Plot section 82 lot 546
Memorial ID 731 · View Source
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Unique grave marker of Johnny with his dog and toys. Johnny, the youngest son of John and Mary Morehouse, lived with his parents in Dayton, Ohio in the back of his father's shoe repair shop. Legend has it that Johnny accidentally fell into the Miami & Erie canal one day while he was playing and froze to death, despite his faithful dog's efforts to pull him out. After he was buried, the dog laid on his grave site and wouldn't be moved. A special stone was made in 1861 to commemorate Johnny's dog's devotion.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 731
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny Morehouse (1855–1860), Find A Grave Memorial no. 731, citing Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .