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Subject: Houghton Cemetery, Lucas Co., Ohio
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 1999 11:39:44 EDT
THE HAUGHTON CEMETERY
(From: Northwest Ohio Quarterly, A Journal of History and Civilization
Winter, 1967-68, Volume XL, No. 1)
Statistics compiled by the Toledo Department of Traffic Engineering show
that 48,00 automobiles pass thru the intersection of Central Avenue and Secor
Road on an average week day. From either street one can see the small
cemetery which stands there behind its chain fence.
Some years ago before the cemetery was annexed by the City of Toledo from
Washington Township in July 1963 - the name stood over the old gate,
"Houghton Cemetery." A new fence was erected by the city and there is no
sign telling the name.
Miss Alice Haughton of San Mateo, California, recently wrote the writer
that Haughton Cemetery started first as a private burial ground by the six
Haughton brothers, Lyman, Stephen, Marvin, Cyrus, John and William. The
first four came to the area during the winter of 1833-1834 from Monroe
County, New York. They settled on large tracks of Government land along what
then became known as Haughton Street, but now is known as Central Avenue. A
few years later two other brothers, John and William, came west and settled
in the same area.
Stephen Haughton (1801-1887) was one of the early physicians of this part
of Ohio. He owned a two hundred forty acre farm and carried on his medical
practice. After some years he moved his family to Fulton County where he
continued to farm and practice medicine. He died in Wauseon, Ohio on May 26,
1887, but his body was returned to Haughton Cemetery for burial. His
tombstone is still readable as it stands among less than one hundred
headstones and monuments. Some are broken and some are so weathered that the
inscriptions are no longer clear.
The oldest readable stone appears to be that of Ruby Brown who died
August 7, 1835. The oldest Haughton stone still standing is that of Ann
Eliza Wiggins, the first wife
of Smith Haughton, who died December 4, 1857 at the age of 32. The last
Haughton to be buried there was Ernest Haughton who had lived in California
for many years, but had mad arrangements before his death on July 31, 1964 at
the age of 86 to be brought back and buried in the old cemetery.
The family took a very active part in all phases of the life of the area.
During the Civil War several members of the family including Nathaniel
(1833-1899), the son of Lyman Haughton, were members of Co. K of the 25th
O.V.I, He served throughout the War and was mustered out a breveted
brigadier- general. On his return to Toledo he entered the foundry and
machine business. Today that business is known as the Haughton Elevator
Company, Division of the Toledo Scale Corporation.
A study of old atlases of Washington Township, Lucas County, shows the
names of landowners in the area. Many of these names are found on the
The Westgate Chapel of the Christian and Missionary Alliance stands
beside the cemetery. This lovely modern church had its beginning in 1861 as
a Community Sunday School under the direction of Mr. Emerson Hasty. The
Sunday School met in Haughton School for 48 years until 1909. During the
winter of 1907-1908 a very successful series of Evangelistic meetings was
held and it was decided to build a church. The church was erected in 1909.
The present building on the same site was dedicated November 27, 1966.
Mrs. Cora Conrad of Middlesex Drive, who was Cora Vischer attended
Haughton School, recalls how the pupils like to wander into the cemetery on a
warm spring day and eat their lunch. To Mrs. Conrad also goes the honor of
suggesting the building of the church of which she is still an active member.
It may be assumed when reading this list of tombstone inscriptions which
follows that these people were either related to the Haughtons by marriage or
were close friends and early settlers of the Haughton neighborhood.
INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES IN HAUGHTON CEMETERY
Daniel Brown, Born Mar. 1, 1798 Laura A. Brown, 1837 - 1923
Died Apr. 1, 1863 Ann Eliza Wiggins, wife of Smith Haughton
Permelia Brown, Born Apr. 11, 1813 Died Dec. 3, 1857, Aged 32 yrs. 7mos.
Died Nov. 25, 1842 Smith Houghton, Died July 10, 1897
Lexus D. Brown, Born July 25, 1838 Aged 76 yrs. 6 mos.
Died Aug. 23, 1838 John B. Holly, 1827-1903
Permilia J. Brown, Born Nov. 9, 1842 Fred M. Haughton, 1848 - 1919
Died Apr. 12, 1844
Maria Brown, 1800 - 1880 John A. Houghton, Died July 19, 1871
Orlando Brown, Died June 18, 1850 Aged 61 yrs. 2 mos. 21 das.
Aged 50 yrs. 4 mos. Eliza Underwood, Wife of John A. Haughton
Nelson Brown, Died Dec. 12, 1851 Died July 8, 1874, Aged 51 yrs.
Aged 11 yrs 9 mos. 5 mos. 18 das.
Ruby Brown, Died Aug. 7, 1835 Lula A. Marsh, Died Aug. 4, 1883
Aged 7 yrs. Aged 25 yrs.
In The Memory of Lieut. Henry Brown, Maud E. Marsh, Died July 24, 1886
who died in the service of his country Aged 9 yrs. 3 mos. 24 das.
at Fort's Monroe, Va., Aug. 6, 1864, Phillip Schramm, 1803 - 1879
Aged 32 yrs. 3 mos.Dearest Husband Margaret, Wife of Phillip Schramm
thou has left me. Here I deeply feel. 1802 - 1879
Lyman Haughton, Born May 19, 1799 Lucy M. Bristol, Wife of George Martin
Died June 28, 1872 formerly wife of Marvin Haughton
Hugo K. Kurth, Ohio Pvt. 214 P.W. Escort Died Nov. 20, 1878, Aged 66 yrs.
Co. A.S.C. World War I, Nov 2, Lillian Gensler Betz, 1898 - 1921
1893 - Oct. 11, 1959 Elmer H. Tifft, Sr. Ohio, PFC Co. E.
Darling, Keith L. Baker, April 6, 1937 68 Infantry, Nov 21, 1895-
April 8, 1937, Son of Oscar and Mae Jan 12, 1966
C. R. Bishop, 1851 - 1918 ` Lousia P. M.., Daughter of A. & C. Schramm
Margaret, His Wife, 1854 - 1918 Died Dec. 31, 1877, Aged 20 yrs.
Lucretia Woolverton, Sister of 6 mos. 8 das.
Mrs. L. Haughton, Died Apr. 6, 1881 Mary P., Daughter of A. & C. Schramm
Aged 74 yrs. 4 mos. 15 das. Died Aug. 22, 1878, Aged 17 yrs.
Michael J. Best, 1939 - 1922 6 mos. 5 das.
Adelia Jane Haughton, His Wife Mother - Frederika Schnittker, 1843 -
1838 - 1911 Father - Wilhelmine Schnittker, 1819
Mother - Cynthia R. Houghton, 1842-1918 Baltser Schramm, 1840 - 1886
Fathet - Solon Haughton, 1842-1917 L. William, Son of A. & C. Schramm
Homer De Line - Montana, Corpl. 516 Died May 10, 1876, Aged 9 yrs. 21 das.
Supply Train,91 Div., May 13, 1928 Abraham Schramm, 1834 - 1924
(No age listed) Caroline, His Wife, 1839 - 1915
Martha J. Lawson, 1851 - 1918 ` Louisa C. Volk, 1856 - 1915
William E. Lawson, 1851 - 1925 Jacob G. Volk, 1852 - 1917
Maybelle A. Best, 1902 - 1926 Gottleib Schrieber, 1817 - 1896
Donna J. Goodwin, Feb. 27, 1933 - Nettie, Daughter of A. & C. Vischer
Mar. 25, 1934 Died Aug. 20, 1861, Aged 4 mos.
Wife - Harriet A. Rollman, 1908 - 1950 Adolph, Son of A. & C. Vischer
Son - Warren J. Rollman, 1903 - 1918 Died May 22, 1857, Aged 2 mos.
Henry Rollman, 1875 - 1952 Adolph F. Vischer, Died May 19, 1888
Edith, His Wife, 1882 - 1951 Aged 71 yrs. 4 mos. 19 das.
George R. Ferguson, 1848 - 1918 Christina, Wife of Adolph Vischer
Ruth H. Ferguson, 1848 - 1923 Died Apr. 6, 1882, Aged 62 yrs.
Stephen Haughton, Born April 21, 1801 2 mos. 18 das.
Died May 26, 1887 Christopher Gunn, Died May 16, 1851
Hulda Haughton, Born Apr. 17, 1808 Aged 68 yrs. 7 mos.
Died Feb. 18, 1883 John Dale, Died Apr. 6, 1863
Clara Hendrys, Born May 6, 1839
Died Jan. 13, 1872
Clark Haughton, Born Sep 14, 1844 (Note: This part of the page contained
Died Sep 7, 1874 a diagram of the cemetery)
Sarah P; Haughton, Born Sep. 6, 1847
Died Apr. 6, 1850
Husband - Father, Clyde F. Barringer
Samuel Haskell, 1811 - 1892
Elsena Haskell, His Wife, 1827 - 1895
Lucy Haskell, 1856 - 1914
Joel Marsh, Died July 31, 1867
Aged 75 yrs. 8 mos.
Edward M. Wright, 1889 - 1918
Edwin C. Burge, Died Aug. 13, 1862
at Cumberland, Maryland
Aged 22 yrs. 8 mos.
Father - James Brown, 1831 - 1917
Mother - Elizabeth Brown, 1838 - 1892
Ira Haughton, Died in 1898
Ernest Haughton, 1877 - 1964
Isabel Burge Haughton, Died in 1897
George T. Watson, 1839 - 1904
Marvin Haughton, Died Dec. 28, 1855
in the 51st yr. of his age
(Note: of the 80 individuals buried in Haughton Cemetery, 3 died in 1917 and
8 died in 1918.)
Charles Paul Keller,
Researching Surnames: BREITER, BITTIKOFER, BOEHM, ELLIS, FINLEY, GARDINIER,
HARRINGTON, HOCHSTETLER, HORTON, KELLER, KLINK, LEININGER, MCCONNELL, MIZER,
ODEN, SCHROCK, SHIBLER, SNYDER, SURRARRER, TITLOW, WIGGINS.
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