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Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio

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  • William Verne Nelson (1925 - 1976)
  • Maxwell Verne Nelson (1891 - 1960)
  • Bessie M. Nelson (1891 - 1958)
  • David Austin Starkweather, US Congress (1802 - 1876)
    David Austin Starkweather (1802–1876) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio and a U.S. diplomat. Starkweather was born in Preston, Connecticut on January 21, 1802. He graduated from Williams College and ...
  • Henry Kelsey Devereux (1860 - 1932)
    Henry Kelsey Devereux BIRTH 10 Oct 1859, Ohio, USA DEATH 1 May 1932 (aged 72), Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia, USA BURIAL Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Show Map, MEMORI...

Lake View Cemetery is a privately owned, nonprofit garden cemetery located in the cities of Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, and East Cleveland in the U.S. state of Ohio. Founded in 1869, the cemetery was favored by wealthy families during the Gilded Age, and today the cemetery is known for its numerous lavish funerary monuments and mausoleums. The extensive early monument building at Lake View helped give rise to the Little Italy neighborhood, but over-expansion nearly bankrupted the burial ground in 1888. Financial recovery only began in 1893, and took several years. Lake View grew and modernized significantly from 1896 to 1915 under the leadership of president Henry R. Hatch. The cemetery's cautious management allowed it to avoid retrenchment and financial problems during the Great Depression.

Two sites within the cemetery are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The first is the James A. Garfield Memorial, erected in 1890 as the tomb of assassinated President James A. Garfield. The second is Wade Memorial Chapel, which began construction in 1898 and was completed in 1901. It honors the memory of Jeptha Wade, one of the cemetery's co-founders, and was donated by his grandson.

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