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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Grove Cemetery, Kenton, Hardin Co., Ohio

Grove Cemetery is outside of Kenton, Ohio to the east.  It is a very large cemetery and the Hardin County Genealogical Society had funeral records which I was able to find the information about several Spracklens buried there.  However, be careful the information as to where they are buried might be wrong and you could end up wandering a very large cemetery.

We have Peter John Spracklen who is a son of George Spracklen, brother to my John Andrews Spracklin who is buried in Green Valley Cemetery which I have written about in this blog.  John and George's father Peter Spracklen/lin settled in Hardin County and remained there.  He is buried along with other Spracklen/lins in the Lee Cemetery. I will post more on this family when I write about Peter and Betty Spracklen in future posts on my Solomon Goss in Fearing Twp. blog.

They are by Woods and Cline in over a row under a big tree
Myrtle, Mary, Peter and Arola Spracklen in that order with a symbol
and flag that is between the mother and daughter.   See photo below. 

Father Peter John Spracklen 1856 to 1939

Mother - Mary E.V. Spracklen 1860 to 1930

Daughter: Arloa Janiza Spracklen 1890 to 1955 
Daughter: Myrtle Pearl Spracklen 1879 to 1853
Apparently, I did not get the flag and emblem information down and do not have that information, well it has been awhile. See the Find A Grave information about Arloa which references the Rebekah Lodge (Odd Fellows?) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Association_of_Rebekah_Assemblies

Another view of the emblem and flag.  
I viewed these graves back in August/September 2011 when I was touring around Ohio for my big second trip. It is apparent that there are no further descendants of this family line, although Peter John had ten other siblings. So I am glad I stopped by for a little while and lingered.

For some reason Peter John Spracklen decided to return to Kenton, Ohio from Shelby Co., Illinois where his parents settled after the death of their grandmother Betty Spracklen. Go here for a description of my visit: http://sgossfamily.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/hardin-county-kenton-ohio/


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