ODDS AND ENDS INFO ON SOTHERDEN
Ridgelawn Cemetery ,Ohio
On the west side of Gulf Road, between Ridge Street and Columbus Street,
this cemetery includes what was earlier referred to as the Old Elyria cemetery.
Burials go back as far as 1817, and possibly earlier. Within the cemetery are
two Monuments, a large Mausoleum, and one Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.
The information was compared with an earlier transcript
published by the Lorain Historical Society that was accomplished in the 1930ís.
The volume is available in the Elyria Public Library. When information is from
their work, an asterisk is placed at the end of the entry. This means either we
missed it or it is no longer legible.
Maps of the cemetery are included. The map of the cemetery was sectioned
into plots. The plots on the map were hard to define in the cemetery. I divided
the map into new sections, using markers we could see and use.
Surname Given Name Location Vet Birth Death
SOTHERDEN Charles L. Y-R9a-3 May27,1867 Apr29,1959 age 92
SOTHERDEN Grace Mary Y-R9a-4 Jul 8,1868 Mar25,1954 age 86
SOTHERDEN Warren Y-R9a-5 1891 1910 age 19