Saturday, February 18, 2017

Mary, Daughter of David and Wealthy Campbell


















Mary Campbell was born on June 10, 1849 to Henry C. Campbell and his wife the former Wealthy Wells. Henry C. Campbell died in August of 1852. His young daughter Mary died at the age of 3, on February 18, 1853. A brief obituary for Mary appeared in the Daily Commercial Register of February 18, 1853. It read:

Died

At the residence of David Campbell, Esq. at five o'clock this morning, Mary Campbell, daughter of Henry C. Campbell, lately deceased, and Wealthy W. Campbell, aged 3 years, 5 months and 10 days. 

"When God calls his darlings, they can but go."

Funeral to take place next Sunday at 8 o'clock P.M.

Little Mary was buried in the family lot at Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mrs. Sarah A. Jennings














Mrs. Sarah A. Jennings was born Sarah A. Gardner, in Monroeville, Ohio in  1843, to Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Gardner. On September 4, 1870, Sarah Gardner married Wesley B. Jennings in Flint, Michigan. The family resided in Flint at the time of the 1880 U.S. Census. Mr. Jennings was a Civil War Veteran and worked on the railroad. He died in 1904. Mrs. Sarah Jennings was residing in the Mahala block apartments, when the block was hit by a fire in 1909. After the fire she moved to Springfield, Ohio, to make her home with her sister. Sarah A. Jennings died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frances Harris, in Springfield, Ohio on February 15, 1910. Her remains were returned to Sandusky, Ohio, where funeral services were held. Burial was at Sandusky’s Oakland Cemetery. Sarah Jennings was survived by her a daughter and two sons.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Little Esma Salisbury























Esma Salisbury was born in 1888 to Edward Salisbury and his wife, the former Rose Haney. Sadly, Esma died on February 10, 1890, at the age of 2, after having come down with measles. This touching obituary appeared in the February 11, 1890 issue of the Sandusky Register.














Esma Salisbury was buried in Block 23 of Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio. Rest in peace little one.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Dr. David Alvord, 1815-1897















According to the book A GENEALOGY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF ALEXANDER ALVORD, Dr. David Alvord was the son of David and Abigail (Jennings) Alvord, born in Kent, Connecticut.














The book HISTORY OF CRAWFORD COUNTY AND OHIO records that Dr. David Alvord settled in Texas Township of Crawford County, Ohio in 1847. Dr. Alvord remained in that location until he moved to Bloomville, Ohio in 1873. He was "a gentleman of marked ability, both in a professional and literary sense." Dr. David Alvord died on May 26, 1897 in Bloomville, Ohio. His funeral was held at the residence of his nephew, F.W. Alvord, and burial was in the Alvord family lot at Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio. Besides a single grave marker at Oakland Cemetery, one side the Alvord-Little family monument honors the memory of Dr. David Alvord.


































Though it does not appear that Dr. Alvord ever lived in Sandusky, Ohio, he now rests in peace with many other members of the extended Alvord family. A brief obituary for Dr. David Alvord appeared in the May 29, 1897 issue of the Sandusky Register.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Poems Read at the Funeral of Great Aunt Florence Lindsley Parker



















These poems were read by Rev. Shelly at the funeral of my great aunt, Florence Lindsley Parker, at her funeral at Trinity Methodist Church in Sandusky, Ohio on February 1, 1979. I loved Aunt Florence so dearly! She used to get out a box of old family photos and tell me stories! Missing you!













Below is a picture of Aunt Florence with her family from the 1930s.



Monday, January 30, 2017

Emeline Voigt

















According to her death record, Emeline Voigt was born on August 10, 1842  to Michael Fike and his wife, the former Eva Jacobs. Emeline's parents were both natives of France. On November 5, 1867, Emeline Fike married Casper Voigt, a fish merchant in Sandusky.











In the 1870 U.S. Census, Casper was listed as a fish merchant. He was born in Switzerland. Emeline, was listed as  Emma, was a house keeper. Their infant daughter Ida was nine months old. Emeline Voigt passed away on September 26, 1917. She was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. As often is the case, both the first name and last name of Emeline Voigt appear in a variety of spellings, depending on the source. 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Mrs. Veronica Daniel, 1821-1884





















Veronica Daniel was the second wife of Christopher Daniel. According to the book Sandusky Einst und JetztChristopher Daniel was a grocer who died of cholera in 1852.  Veronica continued to run the grocery store after her husband's death. The 1867 Sandusky City Directory lists her residence and business as 176 Market Street in Sandusky. On January 29, 1884, Mrs. Veronica Daniel died from heart disease. She was buried at the St. Mary's Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio. Brief obituaries for Veronica Daniel appeared in the January 30 and January 31, 1884 issues of the Sandusky Register. A draped cloth is sculpted onto the top of Veronica's tombstone.