Toledo's Forest Cemetery
Toledo's forest cemetery is a fully-researched, fully-documented story of the founding of Forest Cemetery, and the many famous, infamous, ordinary, and unknown individuals buried there. Content includes: Maps of Port Lawrence, Vistula, and early Toledo; Land grants, deeds and conveyances that formed the cemetery; Selected maps of Forest Cemetery; Biographies, portraits and gravemarker pix of pioneers, first responders, military veterans, businessmen, suffragettes, shipping captains & magnates, bankers, and other notables; Buffalo Soldier's graves in Forest Cemetery; History of cemeteries; Genealogies of the Stickney and Bissell families and their descendants; and Pix of unusual graves.
This book is fully-indexed and lavishly illustrated with hundreds of color pictures.
About Gary L. Franks (Toledo, Ohio Author)
Gary grew up in South Toledo, attending Harvard Elementary and Libbey High Schools, graduating in 1962. He earned a bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Toledo University in 1968 while working as a lab technician and engineer-in-training at Surface Combustion Corporation. In 1972 he joined SSOE, Inc. Engineers - Architects and was elected a partner in the firm in 1981. As a registered professional engineer (now retired) in 14 states, Gary worked as Industrial Division Manager and Director of Computer and Information Systems and managed business accounts for major customers such as Owens-Illinois, Union Carbide, Boeing, and General Mills. Historic Perrysburg, Inc. honored Gary in 2016 by naming him the recipient of the Bentley Award in recognition of his contributions to the history of Perrysburg and surrounding area. He is a member of the Ohio Historical Society, Historic Perrysburg, Inc., Museum of the Great lakes, Wood County (OH) Genealogical Society, and is a founding member of the Perrysburg Area Historic Museum.