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Grand Rapids in Wood County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Howard Cemetery

 
 
The Howard Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, November 2, 2007
1. The Howard Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Thomas Howard, aged 66, a Revolutionary War Veteran, arrived at the head of the great rapids of the Maumee from New York State in 1822. Three cabins were erected for his family and the families of his two sons Edward and Robert. The first death in this settlement was Thomas Howard in 1825; and this plot, then a wooded bluff on a sharp ravine, was chosen as a burial place. Other Howards were buried here, and in 1850, Tee-na-Beek, a family friend and one of the last of the Ottawa Indians in this area, was laid to rest in a corner of the family cemetery.

WPA workers leveled the ground and relocated many graves in 1938. The Howard Cemetery is now owned and maintained by the Village of Grand Rapids.
 
Erected 1980 by Grand Rapids Historical Society, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-87.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 24.776′ N, 83° 51.84′ W. Marker is in Grand Rapids, Ohio, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street (Ohio Route 65) and Wapakonta Street (Ohio Route 65) on Front Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Rapids OH 43522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Howard Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, November 2, 2007
2. The Howard Cemetery and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grand Rapids (within shouting distance of this marker); Dominick Labino (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miami & Erie Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Providence Historical District (approx. 0.6 miles away); James Durbin (approx. 4.3 miles away); Oak Tree (approx. 5.4 miles away); Wood County's First Masonic Lodge (approx. 6.3 miles away); Custer Homestead (approx. 6.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Grand Rapids.
 
Also see . . .  Official Webpage of the Village of Grand Rapids. (Submitted on December 7, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Gravestone of Thomas Howard image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, 1182/2007
3. Gravestone of Thomas Howard
Thomas Howard
May 25, 1825
Gravestone of William Howard image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, November 2, 2007
4. Gravestone of William Howard
Wm. Howard
Died
June 3, 1833
Aged
50 Y, 5 M, 8 D.
Gravestones in the Howard Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, November 2, 2007
5. Gravestones in the Howard Cemetery
Gravestone of Tee-Na-Beek image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2011
6. Gravestone of Tee-Na-Beek
Discussed in the text of the historical marker, this is a photo of the gravestone of Tee-Na-Beck, an Ottawa Indian and family friend, which is currently located just outside the northeast corner of the Howard Cemetery enclosure.
Gravestone of Tee-Ne-Beck image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2011
7. Gravestone of Tee-Ne-Beck
View of the gravestone of Tee-Ne-Beck in the right foreground and the Howard Cemetery enclosure in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,016 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   6, 7. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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