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Wilson

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Bonecutter

A partial explanation for the unusual names listed on the front of these two headstones can be found on the back of one.

Bonecutter (2)

It seems reasonable to conclude that Aubrey Bonecutter was known by the nickname of Boney. The origin of what I am assuming to be his wife’s nickname is not so easily surmised based on what I photographed that day.

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Knittle

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Bedford

2nd Lt. Corlys Bedford was just shy of 24 years old when his plane was shot down over France in World War II. According to this page of transcriptions of obituaries for Strongsville Cemetery, he was not interred in Strongsville until almost five years later. It seems likely from the report posted here that Bedford was not able to be confirmed dead immediately.

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Spendell

You don’t have to agree with me, but this blog is my soapbox, so STOP SLAPPING STICKERS ON TOMBSTONES! Ok, I feel better.

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Hirt

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Redlein

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