Sources
Union Cemetery
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio

www.centralohiogravesearch.com/union.html

Union Cemetery Association records, Union Cemetery Association office, 3349 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43202. Union Cemetery Association records begin in 1879 although there are burials in the cemetery before that date.

Original source documents from Union Cemetery Association used in centralohiogravesearch.com are as follows:

Hess Book, 1879-1889: Handwritten entries regarding payment to Union Cemetery Association for the purchase of Lots, graves, and use of the Union Cemetery vault [temporary storage until a grave was dug]. Pages 73-76 are missing. Names are often spelled phonetically. This is the oldest known record by Union Cemetery Association that contains names of individuals interred in Union Cemetery. This source is cited as "Hess Book."

Griffith Book, 1889-1905: Handwritten entries, most likely written by Alexander L. Griffith, Superintendent at Union Cemetery during 1898-1905, regarding payment to Union Cemetery Association for the purchase of Lots, graves, grave digging and interment, brick vaults, and use of the Union Cemetery dead house/vault [temporary storage until a grave was dug]. Mr. Griffith made some mistakes when writing Lot numbers such as 552 for Lot 452 and 554 for Lot 454. Pages 143-146 and 155-162 are missing. This source is cited as "Griffith Book."

Interment Book 1, Adults 1905-1911 and Children 1905-1918: Handwritten entries regarding payment to Union Cemetery Association for opening graves and interments, use of the vault [temporary storage until a grave was dug], purchase of brick vaults, and list of foundations for gravestones and Lot cornerstones. This source is cited as "Interment Book 1."

Interment Orders 1939-2017: Beginning in 1939 and continuing to the present, separate Interment Order forms were typed for each individual. This source is cited as "Interment Order."

Regarding Interment Cards: 3" x 5" interment cards were created circa 1940 from pre-1940 source documents and corrections were made from the phonetic spelling of names to the assumed correct spelling. Example: "Frank Mack Farlen" in the original document was changed to "McFarland, Frank" on the interment card. Both spellings are listed in centralohiogravesearch.com. Interment cards presently continue to be created for each individual. This source is cited as "Interment card."

Secondary source documents from Union Cemetery Association used in centralohiogravesearch.com are as follows:

CIMS database program in use at Union Cemetery Association in 2017. Burial information from before 1935 has not been added to the program as of 2017.

Union Cemetery Association Interment Cards created from other interment records.

Burials on the Web website, http://unc.cemeterydata.com/ which listed burials from 1935-2013. The website was taken offline in March 2014. This source is cited as "Burials on the Web."

Other sources are as follows:

Clark, Lauren, 2013-2017 gravestone reading. Photographs and maps by Lauren Clark unless otherwise specified.

Franklin County Recorder Veteran Grave Search http://recorder.franklincountyohio.gov/.

Schlegel, Donald M., Early Memorials in Union Cemetery, Franklin County, Ohio, Columbus: 1999.

Union Cemetery Association Interment Cards, transferred to microfilm 06 May 1971, Columbus Public Library.

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