Lakewood Park Cemetery – Reinterments from Wagar Cemetery

Early Pioneer of Lakewood Marker Photo

From Lakewood Park Cemetery:

Unknown and Known Remains History

Section 2/lot 301/GS/grave 4: Unknown remains (12) removed from Kidney Cemetery, Belle Ave., Lakewood, OH. Interred at Lakewood Park Cemetery in September 25, 1957.

Section 2/Lot 301/GS/Grave 5: Unknown remains (84) removed from Wagar Cemetery, Lakewood, OH. Interred at Lakewood Park Cemetery on September 25, 1957.

There is a marker from Wolslagel on this grave (11-21-1957).

  • Section 2/lot 302/GS/5: Six remains removed from Wagar Cemetery, interred at Lakewood Park Cemetery on October 19, 1926;
    • Calkins, Charles
    • Calkins, Mary Ann
    • Howe, Baby
    • Howe, Ellen
    • Howe, Henry
    • Howe, Joseph

Section 1/lot 221/GS/3 : Our records show March 31, 1915 as the burial date for these eight remains and John French (1841 – 1920) in space 4 ;

    • French, Albert (1812 – 1890)
    • French, Almina (1814 – 1888)
    • French, Calphurnia (1815 – 1853)
    • French, Collins (1838 – 1839)
    • French, Price (1777 – 1858)
    • French, Rachael (1785 – 1867)
    • French, John (1841 – 1920) – single marker next to large marker – Grave 4
    • Paddock, Anthony (1768 – 1834)
    • Paddock, Ruhana (1769 – 1835)

Ward Tunte Van Orman – Famous Hot Air Balloon Navigator and the Lorain High School Scimitar of 1928

Ward Tunte Van Orman

Ward Tunte Van Orman:  
 
“Ward Tunte Van Orman (born September 2, 1894 in Lorain, Ohio – died March 11, 1978) was an American engineer, inventor and balloonist. A lifelong employee of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company credited with invention of Goodyear’s inflatable life raft[2] and self-sealing fuel tank,[3] Van Orman set an unprecedented record of winning five annual National Balloon Races (including the first ever Litchfield Trophy issued by Goodyear’s Paul Litchfield in 1925), participating in ten and winning three International Gordon Bennett Races (1926, 1929, 1930)”
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Lorain High School’s class of 1928 choose to feature the life and hot air balloon race adventures of one of their own:  Ward T. Van Orman  — who was a 1912 graduate of Lorain’s high school on the shores of Lake Erie where the coal and iron meet.

Below are pages from the 1928 L.H.S. yearbook “The Scimitar”  that spotlight this enterprising Lorainite:

WARD VAN ORMAN LHS CLASS OF 1928 - coverWARD VAN ORMAN LHS CLASS OF 1928 - Title PageWARD VAN ORMAN LHS CLASS OF 1928 - 1WARD VAN ORMAN LHS CLASS OF 1928 - 2WARD VAN ORMAN LHS CLASS OF 1928 - 3WARD VAN ORMAN LHS CLASS OF 1928 - 4WARD VAN ORMAN LHS CLASS OF 1928 - 5

WARD VAN ORMAN LHS CLASS OF 1928 - 8 WARD VAN ORMAN LHS CLASS OF 1928 - 7 WARD VAN ORMAN LHS CLASS OF 1928 - 6 WARD VAN ORMAN LHS CLASS OF 1928 - 9WARD VAN ORMAN LHS CLASS OF 1928 - 10WARD VAN ORMAN LHS CLASS OF 1928 - 11

Shannon Cemetery plans debated Bluffton cemetery neglected – LimaOhio.com – limaohio.com

Shannon Cemetery plans debated Bluffton cemetery neglected – LimaOhio.com – limaohio.com.

Sharing this Lima (Allen County) Ohio newspaper story regarding the Shannon Cemetery in Bluffton, Ohio where standing gravestones as well as unearthed grave markers were removed from the cemetery to be later placed in a large concrete base and put on display elsewhere on the property. The Shannon Cemetery no longer has any standing gravestones because of the actions of one man and his ‘vision’ for the cemetery to be turned into a ‘cemetery – park.’  Civil War and Rev. War veterans are also buried at the Shannon Cemetery.