Lakeside Cemetery

Lakeside Cemetery (HM2H43)

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N 41° 29.459', W 81° 56.421'

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Laid out in 1814, Lakeside Cemetery became the first
public burying ground in Dover Township, an area
that now includes Bay Village, Westlake, and the
northern portion of North Olmsted. Reuben Osborn
1778-1860) arrived in Dover on October 10, 1810,
but returned to New York. He settled on this land
with his wife Sarah Johnson Osborn (1779-1856) and
family in 1811, later purchasing most of the plot
where the cemetery would be established from Philo Taylor.
Sarah's sister, Rebecca Porter, and her infant son were
the first to be buried here; they were killed when their
boat capsized at the mouth of the Rocky River in 1814.
Including land purchased in 1877 the cemetery currently
spans half an acre. Although not recorded until 1879, there
are over 270 known burials. Among those interred here
are veterans from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812,
the Civil War the Spanish-American War and World War I.
Details
HM NumberHM2H43
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Year Placed2002
Placed ByCity of Bay Village and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 421504 N 4593689
Decimal Degrees41.49098333, -81.94035000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 29.459', W 81° 56.421'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 29' 27.54" N, 81° 56' 25.26" W
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