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Mosher Farm Cemetery (extinct)


This family cemetery was located behind the new home at 30012 Ridge Road, just east of East 300th Street in Wickliffe.


The Mosher family homestead is located at 30011 Ridge Road in Wickliffe. The 1840 landowner map shows no road on the ridge at the time, but apparently it did go through, putting the house on one side of the road and the burying ground on the other. The cemetery is very clearly marked on the south side of Ridge Road on the 1874 map.


James and Hannah Mosher came to the ridge in 1832 and settled on a 200 acre farm on the north side of the ridge. By 1874 son John Mosher owned the property including the homestead as well as the cemetery across the street. John lived in the recently refurbished home at 30023 Ridge Road.


In Eleanor Rolfe's book, Willoughby Schools, the First 100 Years, there is a more detailed description of the family and the burial of the Pridey family. The story was told by Miss Myra Mosher who related the finding of a wagon of bodies one day by 8 year old George Mosher. They were the remains of the Pridey family which was on the SS J.P. Griffith when it burned just offshore in Lake Erie. The bodies washed ashore, and most were unidentifiable as they were recent immigrants and were separated from their belongings. However the Pridey family, known to the Moshers, was identified, and the father did survive. Mr. Mosher, out of pity, offered space in the family cemetery for the burial of the Pridey family bodies. There was an article in the Willoughby newspaper about this in 1925 or 1926.


The stones were read at the cemetery in 1926 by G.P. Rawson. This is the source of the inscriptions listed here.


There is a note by a researcher in Lake County Cemetery Inscriptions: May 17, 1964, M.O. Collicott & B.S. Cooper found this cemetery to be non exhistant [sic] - It was located on the south side of Rt. 84 just east slightly of 300th St. 300th St. used to be called Mosher Rd. Presently a house (number 30012 Ridge Rd.) fronts the site of the cemetery. In the back yard can be seen a definable rectangel [sic] plot marked by pines that was the cemetery. Neighbor reports cem. was obliterated about 1942. Stones were used in paving somewhere in area of 300th St. Also still on the property is the cemetery tool shed.


The oldest stone death date was May 7, 1835, that of Anna C. Boss wife of Clark. The most recent appears to be of Mary Lamoureaux September 21, 1892.


According to the Lake County Historical Society a number of years ago, most of the remains were removed and reinterred in locations chosen by their families.


Willoughby Township

Mosher Farm Cemetery  

 

Name

Sec- tion

Row

Stone #

Inscription

Symbols

Comments

 Lamoreaux, E. W.

 Lamoreaux, Mary

1

1

1

E. W. Lamoreaux, died May 25, 1880, age 32 years/ Mary, his wife, died Sep 21, 1892, age 46 yrs.

 

stone fallen from base and on ground

 Mosher, Levi

1

1

2

Levi Mosher, 1804 - 1886

 

 

 Mosher, Sylvia

1

1

3

Sylvia Mosher, 1804 - 1886

 

 

 Mosher, Laura A.

1

1

4

Laura A., dau of W. & E.A. Mosher, died Nov. 21, 1838, age 8 yrs, 6 m, 1 d

 

 

 Mosher, Amelia E.

1

1

5

Amelia E., dau [of W. & E.A. Mosher, died Sep. 13, 1857, age 9 yrs, 2 m

 

 

 Mosher, Henry

1

1

6

Henry Mosher, died Mar. 6, 1854, in is 34th yr.

 

 

 Mosher, Lige

1

1

7

Lige

 

 

 Mosher, James

1

1

8

James Mosher, died May 27, 1865, age 85 yrs.

 

 

 Mosher, Hannah

1

1

9

Hannah, wife of James Mosher, died Jan. 11, 1858, ae 76 yrs, 10 m.

 

 

 Strobridge, Lucinda

1

1

10

Sacred tothe memory of Lucinda, wife of R.H. Strobridge who died June 15, 1838, age 29 yrs.

 

old dark stone [brownstone]

 Boss, Anna C.

1

1

11

Sacred to the memory of Anna C., wife of Clark Boss who died May 7, 1835, age 60 yrs.

willow

lovely old stone [brownstone]

 *ston, Priscilla S.

1

1

12

Priscilla S., dau of ____ ____ston, died May 18, 1844, age 38 yrs.

 

 

 Mosher, Hannah

1

1

13

Hannah, dau of J. & A. Mosher, died Apr. 1, 1854, ae 10 m.

 

stone leaning against a tree

 King, Matilda

1

1

14

Matilda, wife of J. S. King, died July 14, 1860, ae 48 yrs.

 

stone leaning against a tree

 Mosher, Albert

1

1

15

Albert Mosher, died Feb. 9, 1854, age 5 mo.

 

leaning against same tree

 Mosher, Mary

 Mosher, Charles

1

1

16

Mary Mosher, died Jan. 12, 1840, ae 20 yrs./ Charles Mosher, died Oct. 5, 1844, age 26

 

double stone

 Mosher, Garrett W.

1

1

17

Garrett W. Mosher, died Apr. 8, 1852, ae 29 yrs, 10 m.

 

 

 Mosher, James B.

1

1

18

Our Son, James B. Mosher son of G.W. & S. Mosher, died Jan. 3, 1852, age 1 y.

 

 

 Winslow, Joshua

1

1

19

Joshua Winslow, born Dec. 8, 1805, died Dec.31, 1866 [footstone] Father

 

 

 Winslow, Lucy

1

1

20

Lucy, wife of JoshuaWinslow, born July 15, 1808, died Feb. 3, 1893 [footstone] Mother

 

 

 Winslow, Henry Whaples

1

1

21

Henry Whaples, son of Joshua and Lucy Winslow, born Mar, 13, 1834, died Apr. 20, 1853. [footstone] Henry

 

 



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