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Author finds treasure trove of stories in cemeteries
New book is "Cemeteries of Northeast Ohio"
by WKSU's DANIEL HOCKENSMITH


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A surprising number of northeastern Ohioans commune with the dead by walking over them. Author Vicki Blum Vigil has researched our region's cemeteries and has fascinating stories to tell.
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Vicki Vigil stands by the Kent family monument at Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.
Mildred Stinaff's headstone (center) in Kent has her pilot's wings and license number.
The Van Wert Receiving Vault in Canton held the remains of President William McKinley from 1901-07.
The grave for Jewish holy books in East Cleveland's Glenville Cemetery.
In 1948, Bishop Edward Hoban consecrated the mortuary chapel -- containing the remains of seven Catholic bishops -- at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Cleveland.
Former Indians player Raymond Chapman -- the only professional baseball player killed by a pitch -- is buried in Cleveland's Lake View Cemetery.
John Hay -- who served presidents Lincoln, McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt -- is buried at Lake View.

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