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Grave Matters: Dinsmoor Cemetery

February 15, 2014 Towering way above its stone neighbors in the Oak Grove Cemetery is the gravestone of John Calhoun Dinsmoor, but reaching a height of about 12 feet, it would seem to most passersby to be more of... more »»

Grave matters: Markers on display in Belpre

February 8, 2014 BELPRE—Standing along the wall in a back hallway of the Farmers’ Castle Museum in Belpre is a row of tombstones that once marked the final resting places of several historic figures from the Belpre... more »»

Grave matters: Gettysburg connection

January 31, 2014 NEW MATAMORAS—The almost 183-year-old Grandview Cemetery set in the countryside just off Grandview Hill Road is the resting place for what Matamoras Historical Society President John Miller said is ... more »»

Lowell graveyard holds much U.S. military history

January 25, 2014 LOWELL—Founded around 1800, Greenlawn Cemetery in Lowell is a treasure trove of history, if one is willing to look. more »»

Saved by the bell ... literally

January 14, 2014 GRANDVIEW TWP.—For some, a bell ringing in the middle of the night isn’t worth a second thought, but for many in the 19th century, a ringing bell signified the difference between life and death. more »»

Businessman/abolitionist died 122 years ago this week

January 10, 2014 On a hillside in the historic Harmar Cemetery is the final resting place of David Putnam Jr., a prominent local businessman and avowed abolitionist who died 122 years ago this week. more »»

Nahum Ward ‘super-entrepreneur’

December 28, 2013 A large obelisk marking the final resting place of Nahum Ward, his first and second wives and two of his children stands in Mound Cemetery, but it’s not the only — or even the most recognizable —... more »»

Family ties to Noble Co.

December 20, 2013 ENOCH TWP. more »»

Remembering loved ones with decorating tradition

December 14, 2013 The holidays are a time for celebrating, but for many area residents they are also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed away. more »»

Family ties in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery

December 5, 2013 LOWELL — In 1919, Robert Long became the first person baptized at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. more »»

St. Jacob’s started by German immigrants

November 30, 2013 FEARING TWP.—In the mid-19th century several German families settled in the hills of Washington County, which were no doubt reminiscent of the terrain in their Bavarian homeland. more »»

Pox house once isolated ailing residents from community

November 21, 2013 NEW MATAMORAS—In the 19th century those unfortunate enough to have contracted smallpox may have ended up in a “pox house,” sometimes referred to as a “pest house. more »»

Three MC scholars died serving in Civil War

November 8, 2013 With a diploma in hand, many fresh young academics have heeded the call to military service. more »»

Willow Island Cemetery

November 1, 2013 WILLOW ISLAND, W.Va.—Built in 1869, the Willow Island Baptist Church stands along West Virginia Route 2, just north of the Pleasants County line. more »»

Pet Cemetery

October 26, 2013 Next to the sprawling Valley Cemetery and East Lawn Memorial Park lies the only active pet cemetery in Washington County. more »»

German legacy etched in stone

October 4, 2013 GRANDVIEW TWP. — They were a hearty, strong people who came to Washington County in the 1840s. more »»

Grave matters: Anselm Tupper, Marietta's first teacher

September 28, 2013 He was more than an officer and a gentleman. He was a scholar and a poet, and he was Marietta’s first teacher. more »»

Funeral home to be at East Lawn

September 18, 2013 One of the area’s older graveyards will undergo a major upgrade over the next several months as a new funeral home is to be built on the grounds of the 85-acre East Lawn Memorial Park and Valley... more »»

Where are the original 48?

September 14, 2013 On April 7, 1788, a fleet of boats arrived at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers carrying 48 men from New England who desired to “plant a Christian nation in the midst of a savage... more »»

Cemeteries also a place for reflection, recreation

September 7, 2013 It’s a subject on which some people might have varied opinions. It has even been debated in the columns of “Dear Abby. more »»



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