Monday, June 28, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna, Ohio

In 2007 we visited Ohio looking for cemetery records for my husband's Mason line.  These pictures come from the "MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY in Ravenna and Ravenna Twp.; 6698 SR 44, .3 mile north of Ravenna City limits on the east side of the road; originally named Evergreen Cemetery." according to the Portage County Historical Society .  There are other graves in the newer section of the cemetery but these draw a certain emotion just looking at them.  It was a sweltering day and near closing time for the cemetery and we had little time. Maple Grove is actually a beautiful cemetery with a lovely, peaceful lake. These graves are located toward the front of the cemetery way over on the right hand edge.  Maria (1820-1865) and Samuel Mason (1813-1852) were my husband's ggggrandparents. They had three children, Albert G (1846-1916), Samuel (1848-1856), and Amelia (1851-1852).  To the far right are Samuel, Maria, and Amelia's headstones. These tombstones do haunt me.

1 comment:

  1. It certainly looks as though this part of the cemetery could use some TLC and careful restoration! I've seen original tombstones that were repaired after being broken in half and the results were very good.