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- North Oakhill Cemetery, Paris Township, Kent County, Michigan, USA

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Grave 1, family plot marker - Hompe

Grave 2 - Alexander William Hompe, 1865 - 1938

Grave 3 - James W. Sligh, born in Ayton, Scotland, Died Nov. 15, 1863 at Tullahoma, Tenn. from wounds received October 23, 1863, Aged 42 years; erected by the officers of the First Mich. Regt. Eng. & Mech., to the memory of their fellow officer Capt. James W. Sligh of Co. F. as a token of their esteem

Grave 4, two names on one marker
Grave 4a - Robert Sligh, Born December 31, 1790, Ayton, Scotland, Died August 21, 1858, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grave 4d - Elizabeth Cleghorn, wife of Robert Sligh, Born October 20, 1795, Coldingham, Scotland, Died September 4, 1858, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grave 5, family plot marker - Giddings; OakHill Cemetery platted, named by Jallen Giddings, and dedicated, 1859, acquired by city 1885 - 1898

Grave 6, four names on one marker, common inscription:  1886, Fitch
Grave 6a - George C. Fitch, born in Putney, Vt., Dec. 20, 1823, Died March 3, 1898.
Grave 6b - Ida Abby, Died May 12, 1857, Aged 2 yrs. 3 mos.
Grave 6c - Geo. Henry, Died April 12, 1857, Aged 9 mos. 12 dys.
Grave 6d - At rest, Uzzarilla H. Blades, wife of G.C. Fitch, Born at Batavia, N.Y., Aug. 20, 1831, Died May 14, 1857.

Grave 7, three names on one marker, common inscription:  Wood  [close-up of inscription]
Grave 7a - Sarell Wood, Born Feb. 18, 1817, Died Apr. 2, 1869; My record is on high.  Job. 16.19.
Grave 7b - Mary Gertrude Wood, 1820 - 1899
Grave 7c - Gertrude V.W. Beal, 1847 - 1930

Grave 8 - Irene I. Guise Dickinson, Nov. 14, 1871 - Nov. 11, 1938

Grave 9, family plot marker - Benjamin

Grave 10, crypt - Withey  [back view] - A.D. MCMXI

Grave 11, family plot marker - Irwin

Grave 12, family plot marker - Brandt

Grave 13, family plot marker - Morman

Grave 14 - April IV, MDCCCLXXX, Ethel Laurens Campau, May XVII, MCMLXVII

Grave 15, family plot marker - Robinson

Grave 16, family plot marker - Owings

Grave 17, two names on one marker
Grave 17a - Adriana Otte, Born Mar. 16, 1825, Died Mar. 11, 1902, Ps. 116 Vs. 15
Grave 17b - Johannes Otte, Born Apr. 8, 1825, Died June 7, 1897, Rev. 14 Vs. 13

Grave 18, two names on one marker
Grave 18a - Peter Otte, 1823 - 1899
Grave 18b - Helena Otte, 1823 - 1906

Grave 19 - Corporal Harold ?. Stri?kland, 1877 - 1902, erected by 32 ? vol

Grave 20, three names on one marker, common inscription:  Strickland ?
Grave 20a - Francis P. Strickland, 1851 - 188?
Grave 20b - Elizabeth A., his wife, 1849 - 1925
Grave 20c - C. Harold, son of F.P. & E.A. Strickland, 1877 - 1902

Grave 21, crypt - A.B. Watson; copyrighted 191?

Grave 22, crypt - Phelps

Grave 23 - Cora Bennett, wife of Walter Clark, 1869 - 1913

Grave 24 - Walter Clark, 1866 - 1944

Grave 25, six names on one marker, common inscription:  Peacock, Thorn
Grave 25a - Jacob Thorn, Born Nov. 28, 1852, Died Aug. ?, 1892
Grave 25b - Freddie, son, 1883 - 1884
Grave 25c - Stephen Peacock, Born Apr. 16, 1832 in Noffs, Eng., Died July 17, 1911
Grave 25d - Sarah, his wife, Born in Norfolk, England, Feb. 10, 1832, Died Sept. 29, 1897; sleep in Jesus ? thee ? kindred ? their ? may be.  But thine is ? sleep from which none ever wakes to weep
Grave 25e - Ann, wife of Stephen Peacock, Born in Noffs, England, Apr. 16, 1829, Died Jan. 14, 1908
Grave 25f - Robert Mann, bro. of Sarah Peacock, Born in Norfolk, Eng. June 10, 1834, Died Dec. 19, 1906, 7th Iowa Cav.

Grave 26, family plot marker - Herpolsheimer

Grave 27, family plot marker - Garratt

Grave 28 - Samuel B. Bentley, Sept. 18, 1844 - May 24, 1894

Grave 29, family plot marker - Barnett

Grave 30, family plot marker - Lemon

Grave 31 - Charles Trankla, 1857 - 1930  [with family plot marker inscribed:]  T, Trankla

Grave 32, crypt - Friant

Grave 33, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Graham
Grave 33a - Robert D. Graham, 1855 - 1926
Grave 33b - Annie Graham, 1856 - 1944

Grave 34, crypt - Austin, E.G. Allan

Grave 35, family plot marker - ? Sheimen

Grave 36, crypt - Barnard

Grave 37, family plot marker - Litscher, how vain of us to mourn the dead when we shall so soon follow

Grave 38, family plot marker - Shanahan

Grave 39, family plot marker - Butterfield

Grave 40 - May, in loving memory of Abraham May, humanity's friend

Grave 41, family plot marker - Wolf

Grave 42 - Silas F. Albert, 1896 - 1987

Grave 43 - Estelle Jacobson Albert, 1901 - 1999

Grave 44 - Ada L., 1871 - 1955  [with family plot marker inscribed:]  Sankey

Grave 45, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Sanderson
Grave 45a - James Reed, 1893 - 1988
Grave 45b - Dorothy Dickinson, 1898 - 1992

Grave 46 - Sacred to the memory of ?ie ?. Knecttle, wife of George S. Brown, Apr. 1, 1861 - May 2, 1889, in the midst of life we are in death

Grave 47 - John Brenan, 1844 - 1905

Grave 48 - Lyda Marsh Butterfield, June 30th, 1891 - November 15th, 1948

Grave 49 - Sorhie?amberg, wife of Meyer S. May, July 12, 1879 - D[ec]ember 10, 1917

Grave 50 - Meyer S. May, January 7, 1873 - November 7, 1936

Grave 51 - In memoriam, Ben Mainzer, 1848 - 1897

Grave 52, crypt - Baer
Grave 52a - Jerome Siegel Baer, Oct. 14, 1911 - Jan. 9, 1962
Grave 52b - Max Baer, 1874 - 1953
Grave 52c - Fanny Elaine Baer, April 20, 1913 - Oct. 16, 1974
Grave 52d - Marian Lawrence Baer, June 9, 1920 - April 23, 1967
Grave 52e - Harold Julian Baer, Aug. 22, 1913 - Mar. 26, 1989
Grave 52f - Carolyn Baer, 1890 - 1977

Grave 53, family plot marker - Padnos

Grave 54 - George M. Hollister, 2nd. Lieut. ? Infantry, USA; [reverse]  Born at Grand Rapids, April 23, 1896.  On February 25, 1916, he left Harvard College to enlist in the American Field Service and drove an ambulance at the front in France & Serbia until April 23, 1917.  Commissioned in the United States Army February 25, 1918, he went again to France, into the line of battle and on October 12, 1918, in the Bois de Foret, near Cunel, Department of the Meuse, was killed.  His body lies in the American cemetery at Romagnesous-Monifaucon, in the France he loved - his spirit has come home.

Grave 55 - Justina Merrick Hollister, 1863 - 1949; [reverse]  Born in Connecticut, reared in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and at Vassar College she came here as a bride, bore and protected four children, took her town within the fortress - love of her maternity, served it 60 years.  A Yankee muse, she spun lyrie on the evening air.  A Yankee housewife, she made economy real.  A pioneer, she sowed and reaped timeless truth in new fortile fields.  A Mayflower Puritan, she practised charity to all, bore malice to none.  Handsome, strong, true and winsome, she sleeps vigilantly, now in the Just sleep her name implied, her piety earned, as Citizen of our Town, State Republic and our World

Grave 56 - Clay Harvey Hollister, 18?; [reverse]  He was born in our town ? Amherst and 1886, he spent his ? here.  Father & son spanned 87 years of ?rdship in the same bank on the same spot.  His clear mind won him professional respect ? kind soul made him ? and ? of his comrades his gave & ? made him a husband, father and friend rare in the troubled climate of one day.  Duties he paid ? honor, honors he wore lightly.  A ? gentle Christian ? and fighting at Mesa, Arizona on ? And now he lies down in his native ground as Citizen of our town, State Republic and the World.

Grave 57, two names on one marker
Grave 57a - Harvey Elliott Clay, son of Harriet M. Clay and George Goodhue Clay, Sept. 20, 1881 - Nov. 8, 1962
Grave 57b - Marion McVean Clay, wife of Harvey Elliott Clay, Aug. 13, 1881 - Feb. 3, 1970

Grave 58 - In loving memory, Miner S. Keeler, 1863 - 19?5

Grave 59 - In loving ? Gertrude ?

Grave 60, crypt - Julius Houseman, Amberg

Grave 61 - Sara Wolf Kraus, 1890 - 1979, dear wife of Louis, beloved mother of Barbara

Grave 62 - Louis Joseph Kraus, 1874 - 1928, beloved husband of Sara, dear father of Barbara

Grave 63, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Benow
Grave 63a - Evelyn E., Dec. 5, 1912 - July 12, 19?
Grave 63b - Norman B., May 9, 1913 - Oct. 11, 1998

Grave 64, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Berger
Grave 64a - Allen S. [presumably Semitic writing], Dec. 20, 1943 - Nov. 19, 1976
Grave 64b - Lynne M. [presumably Semitic writing], Aug. 24, 1946 - Nov. 22, 1978

Grave 65 - Chas. D. Rose, Oct. 21, 1834 - ?, 1892 ?

Grave 66 - Raphiel ?

Grave 67 - Sister, Barbara Frey, Died Apr. ? 1901, Aged ? years, ? Frey

Grave 68, family plot marker - Greenbaum

Grave 69, family plot marker - Newman

Grave 70 - Moses May, Died Nov. 25, 1885, Aged 45 ys 5 ms 10 ds, May

Grave 71 - ? you ? inder? & ? Samuel Barth ? 22 Februar 1813 in K?o?os?hm Pres?ss?n 2 S? Am 16 April 1882 in St. John's Arizona Territorium Strekend nach dem Glucice sciner ?nder ?iede sriner ?  [first close-up of inscription, second close-up of inscription]

Grave 72 - Morris Barth, Born Feb. 1, 1850 in ? Prussia, Died Feb. 22, 1885 in ? Mexico; Morris Barth, Geboren am 1 Februar 1850 in ? Stabb am 22 Februar 1885 in ? Mexico ?  [first close-up of inscription, second close-up of inscription]

Grave 73, family plot marker - Houseman

Family plot marker, Graves 74 through 76 (inclusive) - Harrison  [general view of family plot]

Grave 74 - Marcelle A., 1899 - 1914

Grave 75 - David E., 1859 - 1921

Grave 76 - Regina, 1870 - 1952


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 for the convenience of the transcriber and photographer only; photographs taken 9 December 2001; transcription compiled from photographs.

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