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Maple Grove Cemetery (inactive)


This cemetery is located on the west side of River Road (State Route 174) one-quarter mile north of Eagle Road in Willoughby Hills. The cemetery is located next to the Grange Hall. The property deed will be found in Volume G. page 557. Originally a Covert family burial ground, the property was then bought by the Brichfords about 1838. Ezra S. Graves, the former husband of Wealtha Fowler, died February 18, 1844 and was buried in the spring. The last death date on a stone was for Jacob W. Viall who died in 1934. This cemetery is slated for some repair as a Willoughby Hills Ohio Bicentennial project. This cemetery was read in four sections. All the rows were read from west to east, the stones were read from north to south. It was proofread as of 11 October 2001.


Willoughby Township

Maple Grove Cemetery  

Proofed 11 Oct 2001

Name

Sec- tion

Row

Stone #

Inscription

Symbols

Comments

 *,

1

1

1

Æ 36 yrs.

 

bottom 1/2 of marble stone propped by tree

 

1

1

2

 

 

base & remnants

 

1

1

3

 

 

base & remnants

 Scherr, Jacob

1

2

1

Jacob Scherr/ 1837 - 1916/ Husband

 

checkerboard edges on lt. pink granite

 Scherr, Carl

1

2

2

Carl Scherr/ 1893 - 1909/ Son

 

light brown granite

 

1

2

3

 

 

brownstone completely illeg was knocked flat, we uprighted

 Billson, James

1

3

1

James/ Son of/ P. & N. Billson/ Died/ [footstone] J.B.

 

broken off - cemented into base /old reading states age 36 / footstone growing into tree **check with 1-1-1

 Billson, Wm.

1

3

2

Wm. Billson/ Died/ July 18, 1864,/ Aged 45 years. [footstone] W. B.

 

broken off through age, top propped on tree

 Bilson, Nancy

1

3

3

Nancy/ wife of/ Peter Bilson/ Died/ June 20, 1855/ Æ. 63 yrs. 6 ms

 

leaning

 Bilson, Peter

1

3

4

Peter Bilson/ Died/ Aug. 16, 1870/ Æ 87 yrs. 4m. 20 days

 

upper base broken propped on base marble completely effloresced.

 Bilson, George

1

4

1

George/ Son of/ S. & E. Bilson/ Died/ Sept. 22, 1855/ Æ 1 yr. 9 mos.

 

leaning against tree

 McKenzie, Lucy A.

1

4

2

Lucy A./ Wife of/ Wm. W. McKenzie,/ Departed this life/ Sept. 12, 1886,/ Aged 47 Yrs./ My dea...

 

short thick brownstone, off base;lower part delaminated

 Covert, H. W.

1

4

3

H. W. Covert/ Co. C/ 88th Ohio Inf.

 

gov't shield type, in briars a bit over the hill; leaning badly

 Dowen, Adline

1

5

1

Our Mother/ Adline/ Wife of/ Richard Dowen/ Died Apr. 11, 1872,/ Aged 38 years./ "The finest flowers we fondly love/ How soon their beauty dies./ But promise they will bloom above/ In bowers of paradise."

deep-carved rose; tassels

 

 Dowen, William L.

1

5

2

Dear Husband/ William L. Dowen/ Born/ Jan. 21, 1856./ Died/ Sept. 5, 1881./ Aged/ 25 Yrs. 7 mos. 15 Ds.

 

 

 Colson, Lyra

2

1

1

Lyra Colson/ Died/ Feb. 8 1855/ Aged/ 47 yrs. 4 mo.

deep carved hand reaching up to 3 lilies

broken off - top flat lg marble

 Colson, A. E.

 Colson, A. L. Mrs.

 Colson, C. J.

2

2

1

A. E. Colson 1814 - 1899/ Mrs. A. L. Colson 1841 - 1910/ C. J. Colson 1845 - 1908/ [on back] Colson

etched palm frond in pot at bottom

heavy granite fallen off base

 Viall, Augusta

 Viall, Jacob W.

2

3

1

Viall/ Augusta/ 1853 - 1924/ Jacob W./ 1849 - 1934

 

granite

 Viall, Warren

2

3

2

Warren Viall/ 1835 - 1915

 

1/4 round granite

 Burr, Hellen M.

2

3

3

[W face] Hellen M./ Wife of/ T. H. Burr,/ Died March 9, 1866,/ aged 21 yrs.

 

sm marble mon top missing

 *, Arthur

2

3

4

Arthur

 

sm in larger base

 Viall, Emily

2

3

5

Emily/ Dau. of/ E. B. & J. E. Viall/ Died/ Sept. 24, 1863/ Aged 1 yr. 10 mo. 20 Ds./ only sleeping

 

nearly illeg.

 Viall, Jane E.

2

3

6

Jane E. Viall/ Born/ Jan. 13, 1807/ Died/ April 27, 1891

 

 

 Viall, John D.

2

3

7

John D. Viall/ Born/Jan. 25, 1800./ Died/ Feb. 15, 1864

 

Fallen flat, Footstone

 Ferguson, Sarah A.

2

3

8

Sarah A./ Wife of/ S. G. Ferguson/ and daughter of/ J. D. & J. E. Viall/ Born Sept 19, 1828/ Died Nov. 11, 1852

sun rays, leaf dec, shape of head & shoulders, lg rose wreath around butterfly

ornately carved narrow thick marble. Nearly illeg. Broken near bottom

 Viall, Ezra B.

2

4

1

Ezra B. Viall/ Died/ April 9, 1851/ Æ. 44 yrs. 4 mos.

 

diagonally broken

 Parker, Alfred J.

3

1

1

Alfred J./ Son of/ J. & L. Parker/ Died/ Aug. 4, 1861/ Aged 8 years/ 10mo. 28 d.

 

 

 Parker, Elpha M.

3

1

2

Elpha M./ dau of/ J. & L. Parker/ Died/ Aug. 17, 1852/ Aged 1 year

 

footstone size, broken in larger base, nothing legible- from old readings

 Parker, Ann C.

3

1

3

Ann C./ Wife of/ James Parker/ died Aug. 28/ 1846/ Aged 23 Yrs.

 

flat

 Ellsworth, Emeransa J.

3

2

1

Emeransa J./ Dau. of/ G. & M. Ellsworth/ Died/ July 27, 1846/ Æ 1 y. 10 m. 22 d. [footstone] E. J. E.

 

 

 Ellsworth, Chester

 Ellsworth, Mary

3

2

2

Chester/ 1801 1888/ Mary/ 1809 1878/ Ellsworth

[E face] big flowers in corner

lg black granite

 Ellsworth, Celestia H.

 Ellsworth, John C.

3

2

3

Ellsworth/ Celestia H./ 1840 - 1923/ John C./ 1848 - 1930

 

double granite

 Crobaugh, Laura

3

3

1

Laura/ daughter of/ [?] & [?]/ Crobaugh/ died March 1/ aged 2 months/ 4[?] Ds.

 

flat, broken 3 pieces

 Curtis, Mary E.

 Curtis, Perry P.

3

3

2

Mary E./ and/ Perry P./ children of/ M. & A. M. Curtis/ Died Sept. 30, 1864/ Aged 4 & 2 Years

 

footstone

 Crobaugh, George

3

4

1

George Crobaugh/ Died/ April 24, 1868,/ Aged/ 78 yrs. 1 mo. 27 ds.

 

leaning

 Crobaugh, Louisa

3

4

2

Louisa/ wife of/ George Crobaugh/ Died/ May 29, 1867,/ Aged 58 yrs.

 

leaning, base cracking

 Campbell, Father

3

4

3

Father

 

Fallen over, see Campbell

 Campbell, Mother

3

4

4

Mother

 

Fallen over, see Campbell

 Campbell, J. B.

 Campbell, A. P.

 Campbell, James

 Campbell, Lucy A.

 Campbell, Ella L.

3

4

5

[S face] J. B. Campbell/ Born June 29 1838/ Died Feb. 25, 1883./ A. P. Campbell/ Born Dec. 8, 1840/ Died Oct. 21, 1867. [W face] James Campbell/ Born Aug. 1, 1802/ Died Dec. 28, 1879./ Lucy A./ His Wife/ Born Feb. 20, 1812./ Died Oct. 12, 1894. [N face] Ella L. Wife of/ Geo. Campbell/ Born June 7, 1853/ Died Oct. 6, 1870. [E face] Campbell

 

very tall mon, grown into tree, spire toppled this yr.

 Campbell, Perry

3

4

6

Perry

Masonic emblem

see Campbell mon.3-4-5

 Campbell, Byron

3

4

7

Byron

 

see Campbell mon.3-4-5

 Campbell, Myra D.

3

4

8

Myra D./ 1859 - 1869

 

see Campbell mon.3-4-5

 Campbell, Ella J.

3

4

9

Ella J./ 1857

 

see Campbell mon.3-4-5

 Campbell, Ella

3

4

10

Ella

 

see Campbell mon.3-4-5

 Gunn, George H.

3

5

1

George H./ son of/ Thos. & Julia M/ Gunn/ died Jan. 20,/ 1848,/ Æ 10. mo & 1[?] d./ Morse & Stuart

 

 

 Gunn, Thos. C.

3

5

2

Thos. C. Gunn,/ Died/ Feb. 26, 1865;/ Aged/ 39 yrs 7 mos. 22 Ds./ He died by breaking through the/ ice in Chagrin River in sight of his/ own home.

 

 

 Johnson, Joseph C.

 Johnson, Mary W.

 Johnson, Chloe A.

3

5

3

[top] Joseph C. Johnson/ 1822 - 1895 [W face] Mary W. Johnson/ 1827 - 1872/ Chloe A. Johnson/ 1847 - 1890

 

 

 

3

5

4

 

 

empty base

 

3

5

5

 

 

empty base

 Johnson, Ray F.

3

5

6

Ray F./ son of/ Joseph & Mary W./ Johnson/ Died June 14, 1853/ Æ 3 mo

 

 

 Johnson, Helen

3

5

7

Helen E./ Daughter of/ Joseph C. & Mary W./ Johnson/ Died/ March 8, 1853./ Æ 6 Yrs. & 25 ds./ --mourning the dead/ How [now] --that its bloom/ / that grass will soon/ spring over its head/ / while --mouldering in the tomb

 

last four lines nearly buried, some eroded. May try again in sun.

 McArthur, Hiram

3

6

1

Hiram McArthur/ Died/ Sept. 15, 1861,/ Aged 45 Yrs./ Beloved in life, Lamented in death.

 

was flat, upside dpwn in base - we righted

 Lilley, Susannah

3

7

1

Susannah/ wife of/ Jacob Lilley/ Died/ April 14, 1851/ Æ 48 y. 6 m. 11 d./ She sleeps in Jesus and is blest/ How alm her slumbers are/ From suffering and from pain releas'd,/ And freed from every care.

 

large flat and broken stone

 Lilley, Jacob

 Lilley, Hannah

3

7

2

[Back] Jacob Lilley/ Died/ Dec. 3, 1891/ Aged/ 91 Ys. 6 Ms. 17 Ds. [Front] Hannah/ wife of/ Jacob Lilley/ Died Dec. 12, 1823,/ Aged 23 Years./ Died and buried in White Deer TP. Lycoming Co., Pa.

beautiful deep carved rose, tassels

a broken off footstone? is by the fence, could be Jacob's

 Lilley, Frank

3

7

3

Frank/ son of/ D. & S. Lilley/ Died May 11, 1862/ Aged 21 Days/ It is well with the child

rose

 

 Yaxley, Walter S.

4

1

1

Our Darling/ Walter S. Yaxley/ Died/ Sept 21, 1865,/ Aged 1 year 11 mos./ & 21 Days.

 

too small for base

 

4

1

2

 

 

broken off base left

 Chambers, Ruth

4

1

3

Ruth Chambers/ Daughter of/ Ralph & Mary/ Chambers/ 1899 - 1900

 

leaning granite

 Chambers, Harry V.

4

1

4

Harry V. Chambers/ 1877-1893

 

granite

 Dowen, Nicholas

4

1

5

[W face] OUR FATHER/ Nicholas Dowen/ Died/ Dec. 27, 1875/ Aged 73 Years.

 

mon - round spire off & leaning next to it; efflurescing

 *, Father

4

1

6

FATHER

 

sm marble directly behind mon 4-1-5

 Patterson, Susannah A.

 Patterson, John M.

 Patterson, D. Franklin

4

2

1

Susannah A./ Died/ Aug. 23, 1853/ Æ 6 Yrs./ John M./ Died/ Dec. 6, 1851/ Æ 2Yrs./ D. Franklin/ Died/ Aug. 19, 1853/ Æ 2 Yrs./ children of/ Jas. & E. Patterson

 

behind big yucca, leaning badly; only names legible, rest from old readings

 Brown, Mary J.

4

2

2

Mary J./ Daughter of/ L. M. & C. A. Brown/ born Sept. 18, 1851/ died Aug. 26, 1853

 

nearly illeg.

 Gotham, George E.

4

3

1

George E./ Son of/ W. & M. Gotham/ died/ Sept. 17, 1853/ Æ 6 ys 2 m.

 

getting dim

 Cottrell, Nicholas

4

4

1

Nicholas Cottrell/ Died/ Nov. 13, 1853/ Aged 76 years

 

broken in 3 pieces, propped on bottom.

 Cotrell, Nabby

4

4

2

Nabby/ wife of/ Nicholas Cotrell, Esq./ Died/ Dec. 10, 1849/ Aged 68 years.

 

broken off - leaning on # 1; top piece with writing is missing

 Curtis, Hellen M.

4

4

3

Hellen M./ Daughter of/ Charles & Eunice/ Curtis/ Died/ Oct. 29, 1856/ Aged 9 yr. 6 mo. & 19 Ds.

rose

getting dim; two large cracks

 Fowler, Wealtha Cottrell

4

4

4

Wealtha,/ wife of Edwin/ Fowler, ESQR./ & dau. of/ Nicholas & Nabby/ Cottrell,/ Died/ Nov. 28, 1848,/ Æ 30 years.

 

 

 Graves, Ezra S.

4

4

5

Ezra S. Graves/ Former husband of/ Wealtha Fowler/ Died/ Feb. 28, 1844,/ Æ 28 years.

 

 

 Garnett, John

4

5

1

John Garnett./ Died Jan. 29, 1865./ Aged 59 yrs. 2 m. 26 D.

 

very efforesced in crinkle pattern

 Garnett, Mary

4

5

2

Mary,/ Wife of/ J. Garnett./ Died/ Mar. 28, 1861:/ Aged/ 52 Yrs. 10 mo./ & 26 ds.

 

was fallen face down. We uprighted into base.

 Hitt, Martha A.

 Hitt, Francelia M.

4

5

3

[W face] Martha A./ Wife of/ W. J. Hitt/ died/ March 12, 1874/ Aged 45 Yrs, 2 m. & 8 D./Francelia M./ dau. of/ W. J. & M. A. Hitt/ Died/ Nov. 22, 1852/ Aged 10 months/ Hitt

 

monument; urn missing from top.

 Mulholland, Matthew

4

6

1

Matthew/ Mulholland/ Died/ May 5, 1852/ Aged 75 years.

 

 

 Keit, Hellen M.

4

6

2

Hellen M./ Dau. of/ G. Keit/ Died/ Sept. 14, 1854/ Æ 5 yrs.

 

base broken, stone broken

 Cottrell, Dwight S.

X

 

1

Dwight S./ son of/ Addison & Cylena/ Cottrell/ Died/ Aug. 30, 1854/ Aged 2 yrs. 8 mos.

 

stone now missing, buried, or illegible

 Roekr, Lydia

X

 

2

Lydia/ daughter of/ Daniel & Lydia/ Roekr/ Died/ Mar. 13, 1849/ aged 1 year

 

stone now missing, buried, or illegible


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