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Come Walk With Me by Sharon Guinaugh


Exploring Fairview Park - Rockport Cemetery, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

A History of the Cemetery and an Introduction to its Residents


A guide to the only cemetery found in Fairview Park, this volume is a long overdue homage to those interred there. The fact that this beloved landmark overlooks the beautiful Metroparks only adds to the serenity of the locale. Once a township cemetery, the grounds are now the final resting place of over 1,000 individuals from all walks of life. Delve into the pages of this book to learn more about the pioneers, veterans and history-makers of old Rockport Township.

Come Walk With Me strives to introduce the cemetery's permanent residents by honoring them through brief biographical sketches that may contain vital dates, relationships to other family members, places of origin, occupations, causes of death and other interesting details about their lives. In addition, the author has collected historical photographs of many of those interred here, and they are reproduced in remarkable detail. Walking through the cemetery is greatly simplified and enhanced by the reference maps included for each section. This all-inclusive guidebook also includes a complete history of the cemetery, appendices of veterans, explanations of causes of death, a summary of occupations, and a valuable list of plat and deed owners. A comprehensive index completes the work.

This volume can be used for personal tours, as a reference for class instruction and assignments, and as a valuable source for genealogical information for family memoirs. Nowhere else will you find a more comprehensive collection of data about the people who rest here, and this book will no doubt become a model for other cemeteries. This is the ultimate, indispensable source for anyone interested in this peaceful and historic cemetery undertaken by an author who is totally dedicated to its preservation.

Sharon Guinaugh, author of "Come Walk With Me"

About the Author

Sharon L. Guinaugh never misses an opportunity to walk through a cemetery, especially when it is situated in her own hometown. With a background in local history and an ever-growing interest in genealogy, she hopes Come Walk With Me will inspire others to care for aging and cherished burial grounds with greater respect. Sharon lives in Fairview Park with her husband Paul. She keeps active in the community through various organizations and continues to walk through the Fairview Park-Rockport Cemetery.


This is a link to an article published on June 8, 2011 in the Sun Post Herald newspaper about the author, her book, and the cemetery tours that she conducts in Fairview Park:
June 8, 2011 article in the Sun Post Herald

This link takes you to another article published in the Features section of West Life newspaper [Avon Lake, Ohio] by Kevin Kelley:
August 10, 2011 article in Features section of West Life


Format: 8 1/2 x 11 perfect bound paperback on acid-free white paper with glossy laminated cover
286, including a foreword by Eileen Ann Patton, acknowledgments, A Little Rambling Background, timeline for the cemetery, How to Use This Book, Sections A-H of the cemetery, Section MP [Missing People], appendices, a section of photo credits, bibliography and complete index.
Illustrations: 191, including historic black and white photographs of residents of the cemetery, gravestones and monuments.

ISBN 10: 0-9842256-8-4
ISBN 13: 978-0-9842256-8-2
LCCN: 2010907782
Price: $24.95

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 12 May, 2011.

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