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Kirtland Historic North Cemetery is chock-full of interesting and unusual names.

Arcelia, to be fair, is not an unusual name everywhere. It is a Spanish given name for women and a place in Mexico, but it’s not really a name you expect to see in rural 19th century Ohio. The online baby name sites say that it means “treasure” or “altar of Heaven.”

Abcelia Carter

There’s also Octalana Carter. I wonder if she was the 8th child in her family.

Octalana Carter

Anathusa is another name that I can find other examples of but not necessarily a derivation for.


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