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Mr. Ed (#35186547)
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Bio Photo Ever since I was very young, I've picked and pawed through old cemeteries. I love history and
cemeteries are great history lessons. Here in the Akron, Ohio area there are many old cemeteries, Glendale being one of the oldest. Many notable figures of history now rest at Glendale and I have listed hundreds of them here on Find A Grave. The famous include: early industrialists, politicians, musicians, entertainers, etc. I have also listed thousands of the "common" people from this area. Also, I have covered some other areas around Akron such as: Cuyahoga Falls, Tallmadge, Mogadore, Hudson, Ellet, Barberton and Northampton Township. I will be listing other cemeteries and areas soon.

TRANSFERS > In most cases, I do not do transfers for these reasons: People ask for a transfer to add more infomation. But when I check back in a year or so, nothing has been added. Also, I find that many people get onto Find A Grave and "play around" with it for a few months and then lose interest and go on to something else. Then when I find additional information to add to a memorial that I had transfered to them, I e-mail it and never get a response and it's never added. So basically, I'm done playing games with these people.

If you have a relative that you'd like tranfered, e-mail me. I may do it. But in the future if I find more info for the memorial, I expect you to work with me and add it. If you don't want to do that, then leave the memorial in my care so it will be updated as more info comes my way. If this sounds harsh, I'm sorry, but I've had a lot of these people since I've started.

Recently I have aquired Akron City Directories from 1859 to 1969. I have begun to add these to my listings. They are helpfull as they show us the history of Akron as well as each person's occupation and home address. They help to fill in the puzzles.
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Richard Mengle
edit fag# 7056390
reference source info:
Family Search Marriage 1814
Marriage Abigail L Root
"Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 October 2015), Jonathan Metcalf and Abigail L. Root, 26 Dec 1814; citing Portage, Ohio, United States, reference 54; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 891,357.
Added by Richard Mengle on Oct 02, 2016 10:24 AM
Al Haxton
RE: Joseph Brownlee ~
Oh got things mixed up. the headstone is still there for Joesph. The Headstone for William Guthrie is gone.

sorry for the mix up.

Added by Al Haxton on Jul 15, 2016 9:26 AM
Richard Bareford
RE: Charles R. Metzler, #119333772
Mr. Ed,

Thank you very much for the quick response. The monument is clearly a memorial. It's a commercial design and definitely not from the VA. It would be interesting to know when it was erected. Charles died at Veterans Work Program Camp 5, Lower Matecumbe Key, FL, on Sep 2, 1935. His body was positively identified by fingerprints and cremated on Sep 7, 1935 at Snake Creek on Plantation Key, FL. The ashes from the various cremation sites were collected in 1937 and buried in a crypt built on the site of the Florida Keys Memorial in Islamorada, FL. At least 167 veterans are buried there. Their names were never inscribed. I'm working with the village manager on a project to place VA grave markers for all the vets. When completed it should be something to see. I'll post photos of the markers on each Find A Grave memorial.

Added by Richard Bareford on Jul 10, 2016 3:34 AM
Richard Bareford
Charles Reid Metzlar, #119333772
Curious about your source regarding Metzlar's burial in Akron, OH. Contemporary Veterans Affairs Administration (VA) records state he was cremated at Snake Creek, Florida on September 7, 1935, Body Number 47-C. There is also a discrepancy on his middle name: VA records shows "Reed". Do you have a photo of his grave?
Added by Richard Bareford on Jul 09, 2016 10:34 AM
Vickie Smejkal
RE: Elizabeth Williamson Virden Bogard #116828967
Hi Mr. Ed,

Thank you for getting back to me on Elizabeth Williamson Virden Bogard.

Back to the drawing board. ;-)

Vickie Smejkal

Added by Vickie Smejkal on Jun 09, 2016 2:57 PM
Vickie Smejkal
Elizabeth Williamson Virden Bogard #116828967
Hi Mr. Ed,

We see you have Elizabeth Williamson Virden Bogard listed as a wife to Jesse M Bogard (2nd husband).

We're hoping you may hold the information we seek.

Would you happen to know the names of Jesse's and Elizabeth's children; and have the source information to establish that?

Would you happen to know the names of Jesse's parents???

Thank you,

Vickie Smejkal
Added by Vickie Smejkal on Jun 06, 2016 12:04 PM
James Chandler
Horace, Fannie, and Eveline Moon
You are correct Fannie is NOW buried at Mt. Peace Cem. She was exhumed from Maplelawn (Darrowville Cem) in Stow on 01 Oct 1900 and taken to Mt Peace Cem. Now I have to locate his son Alfred Moon and wife Eliza Belle Carey Moon. Eliza Belle's name is also on the monument in Maplelawn. When I called Stow city the only thing they have record of is the plot is owned by Horace G Moon.
Added by James Chandler on Jun 02, 2016 4:17 PM
Donna Schulz
Clarence Griffin
First, I want to say thank you for the work you do to aide genealogists everywhere! I do appreciate the information you make available.

I have sent you an edit request for the parents of Clarence Griffin. Here is why:

In researching my family, I have come across the Griffin family and am confused by some information posted on Clarence Griffin's memorial - # 43288606. The son of David Leander Griffin & Amanda Edith Chevalier who was named Clarence was Clarence Austin Griffin. Clarence Austin was born 15 Jul 1900 in Troy, Athens, OH & died Apr 1966 in Whiting, Lake, IN.

Clarence S. (Sullivan) Griffin whom you have listed is actually the son of George D. Griffin and Fannie Forrest Robert. George & Fannie's son was born in Tennessee.

If I am confused about this information, please send me the corrected info.

Donna (McNamar) Schulz
Added by Donna Schulz on Apr 22, 2016 2:14 AM
Carl Catherman
Norman & Elizabeth Marsh
Thank you very much for your quick response to my edit suggestions.
Added by Carl Catherman on Mar 16, 2016 5:00 PM
Not so Irish
Thank you for edits. This is my family. Alvie's father is my gg uncle. Appreciate all you work. Gail
Added by Not so Irish on Mar 05, 2016 6:54 AM
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