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- Oak Hill Cemetery, Emmett Township, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA

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Construction Status:  Photographs to be refined; transcription to be compiled.


location:  Southeast corner of South Avenue and Oak Hill Drive

Sign


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Grave 1 - In memoriam Sojourner Truth, Born a slave in Ulster Co. N.Y. in the 18th century, Died in Battle Creek Mich. Nov. 26, 1883, Aged about 105 years, "Is God dead" S.T.; In memoriam Sojourner Truth [with second stone marker inscribed:]  Formal dedication Nov. 26, 1997, 200th Anniversary Committee [with historical marker inscribed:]  Sojourner Truth, Renowned lecturer and reformer who championed Anti-Slavery, Rights of Women and the Freedmen, rests here.  Beside her lie two of her five children:  Elizabeth Banks Boyd, Died Jan. 6, 1893; Diana Corbin, Died Oct. 25, 1904, and two grandsons:  Samuel Banks, Died Feb. 24, 1875; William F. Boyd, Died Nov. 3, 1887; Sojourner Truth Memorial Association, 1961

Grave 2 - C.W. Post  [second view]

Grave 3, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Mogle, Married June 22, 1940
Grave 3a - Idella Gordon, 1914 - [intentionally left blank on marker]
Grave 3b - Francis Merlin, 1910 - 1992

Grave 4 - Nichols  [close up]

Grave 5 - 1947 - 1979, Hilliard L. Henderson

Grave 6 - My mother, Age[d] ?

Grave 7, two names on one marker
Grave 7a - Mary, wife of Miles Seymour, Died May 12, 1851, AE. 65 Y'rs., [Our] Mother [and] our guardian angel
Grave 7b - Miles Seymour, Died April 16, 1853 ?

Grave 8 - Johannes Decker

Grave 9, four names on one marker, common inscription in lower right-hand corner:  F.O. Cross, B87 Wabash, Chicago.
Grave 9a - Rev. William Ford, Oct. 28, 1821 - Oct. 21, 1872.
Grave 9b - Ermina. M. Fisk Ford, April 14, 1825 - Jan. 12, 1888
Grave 9c - Gracia Ford, July 6, 1864 - July 27, 1870.
Grave 9d - Lydia Tallman Ford, Mother of Wm. Ford, April 11, 1787 - Jan. 14, 1875.

Grave 10 - "Junior (Shot Gun) Walker", Autry De Walt Mixon, June 14, 1931 - Nov. 23, 1995

Grave 11 - Charles M. Adams ?
foreground: Ethan C. Adams, 1863 - 1936

Grave 12, Family Plot marker inscribed:

[side one:]
I.H.S.
Carrie Louise Risdon, 1855 - 1887
Isadore Mae Risdon, 1859 - 1923
Wives of
Edward Chauncey Hinman, 1852 - 1921
Hinman - Risdon

[side two:]
Belle Risdon Hinman, Wife of
Arthur William Lammers, 1881 - 1948
Arthur William Lammers, 1880 - 1956
Blanche May Mead, 1881 - 1953

[side three:]
Gertrude Risdon Hinman, 1878 - 1919, Wife of
John Jay Garrison, 1874 - 1951
And daughter Daisy Hinman
Garrison Sharp, 1910 - 1994

Grave 13 - [close up]
Russell Kellogg Born 1812
Sophia Kellogg   "   1821
- children -
James D. Kellogg     Born 1841
R. Marion Kellogg     "   1843
Frank J. Kellogg      "   1845
Henrietta S. Kellogg  "   1847
Lyman M. Kellogg      "   1851
Ellen M. Kellogg      "   1855
Frank J. Kellogg

Grave 14 - Carroll Lathrop Post, Sept. 9, 1859 - April 25, 1948; and his wife, Mary Staley Post, Nov. 18, 1860 - May 25, 1925; Erected as an affectionate tribute to my beloved aunt and uncle; Marjorie Post ?amies, 19?9  [close up]

War Memorial:  They gave their lives in the World War that liberty might live.  To their memory and to remind those who come after, of the price paid for liberty, this tablet is erected by their comrades of the American Legion.  Frank Allen; Raymond Arnce; Carl G. Benson; Gilbert Berger; Russell D. Bevinston; William G. Blackstein; Earl Bordine; Gale S. Brooks; Clarence E. Brown; Leslie Bruce; Welcome L. Campbell; George E. Carveth; Ralph Collier; Grant Cook; Myron W. Cook; Harold Curtis; Charles S. Dodgson; Wayne E. Drake; Clyde Eberstein; Claude Eccles; Clayton E. Edmonds; Jerold Fairchild; Ferris G. Fay; Raleigh C. Foight; William F. Gardner; Phillip H. George; James S. Gray; Tim W. Greeley; Robert Halsey; William Hardy; Clarence Hayes; Harrison C. Hayes; Maynard J. Hewitt; Harry V. Holcomb; Don S. Hubert; Orville Inman; Victor Isaacson; John Jager; Colvin B. Jaguay; Leonard John; Arthur P. Johnson; Earl M. Jones; Arthur C. Lehman; John S. Lothridge; Newton H. Lovell; George Markley; Clyde Marks; Russell Marshell; Crystal McCord; Asa C. McCurdy; Ira A. Miller; Raymond D. Miller; Manie Milliman; John Mills; Alice V. Murphy; John L. Norton; Albert O'Connell; Harold Patterson; Harold J. Payette; Eugene Raynor; Chris Risley; Charles Schneider; Franklin C. Sharp; Richard Smith; Shirley Solts; Guy M. Stafford; Orville Stocken; Carl Struwin; Ernest Swan; George H. Taylor; Wilbur J. Taylor; Earl A. Valentine; John F. Wagner; John R. Walters; Roy Waters; Walter Welstead; Bruce White; Frank Wilson; "To you ? we the ? your ?  [close up]

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Notes:  Details beyond simple text not as appears on original; comments appear in brackets: [ ]; "?" substituted for unknown letter(s)/word(s)/line(s); not all graves transcribed or photographed; grave numbers and sections for the convenience of the transcriber and photographer only; photographs taken in 2001; transcription compiled from photographs.

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