Spotlighting the Institute for Research and Learning in Archaeology and Bioarchaeology and their work at the Harrison Township/ Cholera Cemetery in Harrison Township, Pickaway County, Ohio

This excavation is sensitive to the fact there are an untold number of unknown human remains; including the remains of those long lost souls who succumbed to the Cholera Disease that ravaged the area in the early 1800s and again in the mid 1800s.  This deadly disease particularly affected those working on the canals.  The Ohio & Erie Canal extended to Circleville in Pickaway in 1831 and existed in the area of this obscure cemetery. 

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Project Director:

Executive Director/PI – Giuseppe Vercellotti, Adjunct Assistant Professor, OSU.

 

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Link for: 

Contact Form

 

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Sharing also this link that refers to the first excavation exploration that was held in May and early June, 2018 with additional details about the project’s description and objective.

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Please note, however, there is one recent interment listed that is incorrect and is awaiting removal and re-assignment by “Find A Grave” to its proper cemetery. 

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Harrison Township Cholera Cemetery

Also known as Cholera Cemetery, Helen Harold and Paul Peters Cemetery, Paul Peters Farm Cemetery

 

Should not be confused with:

 

The much newer and larger: “Harrison Township Cemetery”  Also known as the Bloomfield Cemetery that is located in South Bloomfield, Pickaway County. 

Sharing my tribute to my father, Harry Limes, on Father’s Day, 2018

It was 30 years ago, on March 22, 2018, when my dear father departed this life a few months shy of his 84th birthday.  He died due to having prostate cancer.  I remember his saying that he had hoped he would make it to age 90.  Sadly, that did not happen for him.  
 
But, for the past 30 years, and as long as I live and have my mind and memories, I will remember him, and take comfort on days like Father’s Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and his birthday, to devote more time to reflecting on him and his words of wisdom given to me over the years; not the least of which was: “always live within your means.”  
 
My father lived during the Roaring 20s and the Great Depression.  The 1930s was a much different type of decade to live through with its austerity and hardships that meant an adjustment from the carefree and less stressful decade that had ended with a crash; quite literally, when the U. S. Stock Market crashed in October of 1929.  I know my father’s lifestyle altered drastically during the 1930s; but I also know he found ways to cope and make it a time to try new things and start a new line of work that would last the rest of his life. 
 
Sharing here my “Find A Grave” memorial that I created for my father.,Harry Limes.  He was named after his mother’s youngest brother, Harry Lombard.  The memorial includes a biography about my father’s life that I compiled from personal knowledge and extended research about him.  I can only hope that he would be pleased, and it would meet with his approval.  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Floral Hills Memory Gardens remains plagued by absent owners”

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This once registered cemetery, that is still active, has not had a legal owner for several years.  

 

This situation of unwanted abandonment has meant plot owners, and family and friends of those buried at Floral Hills Memory Gardens — as well as additional help from caring and concerned volunteers — have all had to continually step in to maintain the grounds and gravesites.  

 

This story describes the events causing this long crisis and how its effects are creating unbearable hardship and heartache for those who have friends and loved ones buried at Floral Hills Memory Gardens; a modern cemetery that once held so much promise to be a beautiful place of eternal peace and rest.

 

Answers need to come for Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Chillicothe (and also the Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Circleville), and soon.  

“Clean Up Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Chillicothe Facebook Page”

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