1810 - 1883
Affectionately called by some, “The Father of Ferncliff Cemetery”, John Ludlow is a member of an early pioneer family in Clark County, eventually becoming a well-known pharmacist. In 1851, he is elected as a director of the Springfield Bank, later becoming its president. Ludlow leads the newly created Springfield Cemetery Association for the first twenty years of its existence serving as president during its early developmental years. Oftentimes, during his extended terms in office, he asks to be replaced only to be re-elected again because of his expert leadership as a man of integrity. His love for local history results in his writing of the “Ludlow Papers of 1871” considered to be a classic, well-written history of early Springfield, Ohio.
Location. 39° 56.177′ N, 83° 49.277′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Ohio, in Clark County. Touch for map. Marker is in Section B of Ferncliff Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 West McCreight Avenue, Springfield OH 45504, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Dick (a few steps from this marker); Oliver Smith Kelly (within shouting distance of this marker); James Leffel
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