Our Triumphant Return to Green Lawn

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This week family friend Craig and I returned to Green Lawn determined to find the graves we failed to locate last time we were there.  In addition, we ran across the Hawkes monument.  Dr. Hawkes’ generous of the day contribution of $10,000 started what later became Mt. Carmel Medical Center, more commonly known today as Mt. Carmel West.  Since my son and I were both born at MC, I appreciate Dr. Hawkes’ donation.

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After doing a little Internet research (a website showed landmarks, instead of just giving the section and lot number), we found the final resting place of the infamous Dr. Snook.   Dr. Snook is buried beneath a stone marked with his first and middle name, and Green Lawn is not allowed to divulge any information about Dr. Snook or “James Howard.”
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To learn more about Dr. Snook, here are some links:

http://www.vet.ohio-state.edu/735.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_H._Snook

http://www.ohioexploration.com/orphanFrame.htm?http://www.ohioexploration.com/drjamesnook.htm

 

James Thurber is resting next to his brother and in front of his mother under a large tree, along a drive.
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I don’t know the story behind this stone, but it is located in the new section and is certainly unique.
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We cannot forget war hero Eddie:
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Violets in October?  They are spring flowers in my yard, but we found them at Green Lawn this week.

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For more information about Green Lawn, please visit:

http://www.forgottenoh.com/Greenlawn/greenlawn.html

http://www.greenlawncolumbus.org/
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Although Green Lawn is beautiful (if a graveyard can be described as such), it also is emotionally draining to visit.   My great-grandparents and aunt and uncle that all died long before I was born are the only residents that I am familiar with, so there is no personal identification with the place.

It’s just spooky.

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