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Janice (#47845710)
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Bio Photo Genealogist and historian of higher education, with special interest in 19th century and early 20th century American higher education administrators, my own family tree, friends' family trees, and Cleveland area history. I've taken many photos in nearby Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent, Ohio, and in mid-2015 I completed a multi-year full sweep of that cemetery (photos of each stone... although it is always possible I missed a few.) In July 2012, I entered memorials for all readable headstones (not already represented in Find A Grave) in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery in Garfield Heights, Ohio where my family has a lot of history. I've also taken photos and worked in Calvary Cemetery and Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, and other cemeteries in Cuyahoga and Portage counties as well as places I just happen to visit. If you see errors, typos, or incorrect links - my apologies! Please let me know so I can correct them.

As a practice, I generally don't link memorials I manage to floating memorials (no cemetery assigned) unless there is documentation that the individual does not have a grave (e.g. burial at sea, cemetery washed away.) It's kinda cheating to make a memorial just because you know someone died, but you don't know where the burial took place, so please respect those who do the hard work of matching people to gravesites by records or by foot. After all, the site IS called FindaGrave, so don't add memorials if you didn't... well, you know... find a grave. :)
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Laura Hine
RE: Standing Rock Cemetery
Thank you Janice! I appreciate the information!
Added by Laura Hine on Feb 19, 2017 8:20 AM
Ralph Hammond-Green
Hollow & Merril
Thank you for finding and posting their plot information for their burials.
Added by Ralph Hammond-Green on Feb 19, 2017 7:46 AM
Laura Hine
Standing Rock Cemetery
Hi Janice, You did a lookup in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent for a Bridget Blanchfield for someone and reported back that Bridget didn't appear in the record books. I believe that she may be buried in the St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery there instead of Standing Rock. Is the St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery a separate cemetery, or just a separate section within Standing Rock? Do you know where the record books might be for the St. Patrick? Hoping you might know the answers to these questions. Thank you.
Added by Laura Hine on Feb 19, 2017 6:14 AM
Kiley Mann
Margaret J. Uren
Since you do is one for you...
This stone could belong to no. 142139015 Margaret Julian (Bowden) who married three ...a UREN and a MORGAN and the last SMALLFIELD....
I am guessing whoever decided to put the first husbands name on her stone UREN since she had 3 daughters with the last name UREN took off the last two husbands and buried her with their fathers name of UREN.
Any way can we use that stone on her site or do you want to copy and paste her details to your page of Margaret J. Uren?
(i have been researching her for a long time and thru family emails I have it sorted out now.)
Linda Mann
Added by Kiley Mann on Feb 14, 2017 8:40 PM
Rose Gardner
RE: Anna Fitzpatrick Danenhower
Thanks so much for your prompt reply.

If I am successful in finding out when the family immigrated and you would care to add it to her memorial, I will let you know.

She was suppose to have had ten siblings and I have only been able to find proof of nine.

Thanks again for your help.

Added by Rose Gardner on Feb 10, 2017 6:18 AM
Rose Gardner
Anna Fitzpatrick Danenhower
I am writing in regards to Anna Fitzpatrick Danenhower. Memorial # 120191239.
You have her birth as being in Vermont. I was wondering where you obtained this information.

Her father, Patrick Fitzpatrick was my husband's great great grandfather.

I am trying to piece together when her parents, Patrick and Sarah came to America. According to one of the census it is said they immigrated in 1849. Since Anna was born in 1848 and was born in VT. it had to be earlier than that. She had a brother John that someone told me was born aboard the ship on the way over to America. He was born in 1849. However, if Anna was born in Vt. it had to be earlier.

Any information that you have would be greatly appreciated. Rosemary Gardner
Added by Rose Gardner on Feb 09, 2017 8:12 AM
Lynn (Luniw) Demytruk
Miller Hart
Thanks for the photo.
Added by Lynn (Luniw) Demytruk on Feb 05, 2017 7:05 PM
Merrell Merrill
Thanks for finding the duplicates I will correct them asap. Funny, it is a relative I am tracing and didn't know it until I followed the links to parents:) Small world
Added by Sandykp on Jan 30, 2017 12:52 PM
Kiley Mann
Ange Lombardi obit
Once described as `a monument to the big band era', well-known orchestra
leader and Akron area resident, Ange Lombardi, died at his home yesterday. He was 82.

Lombardi, whose musical career spanned over 65 years, was playing private
and country club engagements in the Akron area before he became ill this past summer.

His entertainment career began while a junior at West High School in Akron, when Lombardi formed a band and began playing Akron night spots. Within a few years, while attending Akron University's College of Engineering, Lombardi was one of the leading names in the business, his orchestra playing the New York
Catskill resorts with major engagements featured on CBS Network Radio during
the 1930s.

He opened the Merry-Go-Round in Akron in 1933, and a year later, took his
band back to New York State, to Albany, Rochester, Syracuse, and Saratoga,
playing hotel and resort engage-ments. Returning to Buffalo, he played the
renowned Chez Ami Night Club under the stage name Andre Ponselle.

In 1940, he again returned to Akron to play at the popular Continental
Night Club. From there, he went to the Ghent Road Inn, the Casablanca in
Canton and the Mayflower Hotel.

During the 1940s, Lombardi had studio bands at WADC and WAKR. While at
WAKR, he was the expert to beat on the popular `Beat the Expert' radio show
with Alan Freed, the first successful money program in the country.

Many will remember when Ange played at the East Market Gardens, the most
popular dance spot in Akron, plus Myers Lake in Canton, Waldemeir Park in
Erie, Olcott Beach on Lake Ontario, the Niagara Hotel in Niagara Falls, and
the Summit Beach Ballroom.

Many will also remember Ange and his band as the one that was hired for two weeks at the then Chesterfield Hotel in Cuyahoga Falls in 1950 and stayed for just under 11 years.

In 1970, Lombardi was responsible for bringing back to the Akron area the
sweet sounds of the big band era. He built and opened the Dellwood, a 18,000- square-foot ballroom, dining room and lounge, that drew hundreds of couples
every weekend for almost ten years.

A teacher and mentor to aspiring musicians and private students, Ange also represented and managed several traveling bands throughout the country. He was a member of the Akron Federation of Musicians, Local 24, and was involved in
union activities at the time of his death.

In 1980, Ange was honored as an inaugural inductee into the Akron Radio
Hall of Fame, now known as the Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

A resident of Stow for 36 years, Ange was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Ange's wisdom, talent, wit and love will be sorely missed by those who survive him: his wife of 45 years, the former Jean Visca of Kent; daughters
and sons-in-law, Carol and Ronald Root of Toledo, and Linda and Guy Salvato of Columbus; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Janice Lombardi of Bath; three grandchildren, Jason Root, Natalie Lombardi and Adam Lombardi. He is also
survived by two brothers, Anthony and Roxie Lombardi; mother-in-law, Carrie
Visca; numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews,
extended family, friends and colleagues. He was preceded in death by his
parents, two sisters and two brothers.

Mass of the Christian Burial Saturday, 9 a.m., at Holy Family Church.
Burial at Standing Rock Cemetery. Friends may call at Redmon Funeral Home
TODAY, 6 to 9 p.m.
Added by Kiley Mann on Jan 25, 2017 5:30 PM
John H. Zerley d. 1917
I just saw that you'd posted a photo of his headstone (Highland Park Cemetery,, Cleveland). Because the spelling of his name was not correct on his Ohio death certificate or on the interment record, I hadn't been able to find out more about him. Thank you so much for the photo!
Added by Whimsters on Jan 21, 2017 12:27 PM
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