Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Mrs. Fanny B. Stone Tillson, Sandusky Teacher

Miss Fanny B. Stone was an early teacher in the local schools of Sandusky, Ohio, according to Hewson Peeke's book A STANDARD HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY, OHIO (Lewis Publishing Co., 1916). In 1852, Fanny Stone married Stephen Tillson. Sadly, Mrs. Fanny B. Stone Tillson died on December 13, 1854. She was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery in the Stone family lot.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Huron County Directory at the The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

City and county directories are one of the many helpful items housed at the Digital Library of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. One that I found very useful was the 1908 Directory of Huron County.

On page 75 of the Huron County Directory are the listings for the surname Parker. Frank Parker, in North Fairfield, and Reuben Parker of Monroeville, are both brothers of my ancestor Joshua Parker.

If you have any ancestors in Huron County, Ohio, check out this 1908 Directory which is available for browsing online!

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Ohio Veterans Home Deaths and Burials, 1889-1930 Available at FamilySearch.Org

 FamilySearch.Org now has available the records of the Ohio Veterans Home Deaths and Burials from 1889-1930. Formerly known as the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, this facility is still in operation, and serves as a home and hospital for United States Veterans. 

To use the database of Ohio Veterans Home Deaths and Burials, go to the url:

Put it the name of the veteran for home you are searching. 

For example, the listing for the death of Royal W. Lane comes up with this result:

Royal W. Lane served in Company B of the 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. He died on June 13, 1902, and was buried on the grounds of the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in Sandusky, Ohio.

Rest in peace Royal W. Lane, and  thank you for your service!

If you have ancestors buried at the Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery, be sure to check out this database at FamilySearch!