Places to Preserve
Woodlawn Cemetery is a classic example of a rural or "garden" cemetery, that emphasizes nature and art with lush landscapes. The winding paths, lakes, gently undulating land, a rich blend of flora, and funerary architecture were specifically designed to provide sanctuary, adornment, and beauty.
People to Remember
Since 1876, civic leaders and dignitaries from every facet of society have been laid to rest at Woodlawn. Elaborate mausoleums and monuments pay tribute to the many individuals who helped shape Toledo.
Frank D. Stranahan
August 30, 1876-November 10, 1965
Early career in bicycles
Automotive industry pioneer
Champion Spark Plug Company co-founder
Robert A. Stranahan
July 7, 1886 - February 9, 1962
Champion Spark Plug Company President
John Elstner Gunckel
August 14, 1846-August 16, 1915
Mentor to many major civic leaders
Led the effort to establish the Toledo
November 11, 1874- April 23, 1944
President of Electric Auto-Lite
Instrumental force at Willys-Overland
Badge of Honor
Acorn-shaped badges were proudly worn by newsboys to indicate their association with the organization (Marker Number OV.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is February 9, 1962.
Location. 41° 40.923′ N, 83° 34.537′ W. Marker is in Toledo, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from Hillcrest Avenue 0.2 miles east of Jackman Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1502 Central Ave, Toledo OH 43606, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Woodlawn Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Great Trail (approx. one mile away); First Congregational Church (approx. 1˝ miles away); Peter Navarre (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Chartered Girl Scout Council in the United States (approx. 1.7 miles away); Toledo Museum of Art (approx. 1.7 miles away); Toledo's First Hospital (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mercy Hospital of Toledo / Mercy Hospital School of Nursing (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
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