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West Lawn Cemetery Photos
Canton, Ohio

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West Lawn Cemetery is located right off I-77 in Canton, Ohio, next to the McKinley monument (dedicated to President McKinley).

The cemetery is VERY old, and is still accepting burials today. The size of some of the monuments is awe-inspiring!

Just a few of the famous surnames include Firestone and Aultman (Aultman Hospital).

In addition, West Lawn Cemetery has a 'Receiving Vault' (see links below). This Receiving Vault held President McKinley's body while the McKinley monument was built, and was protected by Federal Armed guards.

The Receiving Vault was used to house bodies during the winter months when the ground was too cold to dig. Bodies were kept in the Receiving Vault until graves could be dug and the bodies transferred to their final resting places.

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This set was taken 6-22-2002
West Lawn Receiving Vault
Ronald H. & Pearl A. Keatley (I love the picture between their names!)
Union Monument


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This site contains actual transcriptions of tombstones for cemeteries in Ohio. I've transcribed cemeteries in the following counties. Click on your choice below to link to the transcriptions.
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I'll even consider transcribing entire cemeteries, or sections of cemeteries on a case-by-case basis. Once in awhile I may have to charge a fee, depending on how much research and how much travelling I'll need to do, but would never do so without working out the details in advance with you.
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