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Early Bath settlers honored at cemetery

9/27/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Kathleen Folkerth

Photos: Scott Horstman
BATH — A historical marker was unveiled and the lives of many of the Bath Township community’s earliest settlers were honored during a special event at Ira Cemetery Sept. 22. The marker pays tribute to members of the Hale, Hammond and Cranz families who were instrumental in creating what became Bath Township.

Local residents also appeared at the event and portrayed many of the family members who are buried in the cemetery. Shown at right bottom is Marc Dusini, a Bath resident, as he speaks as Jonathan Hale.

After a cemetery tour, Bath Trustee Elaina Goodrich unveiled the new marker and read from it, as shown at left. Participants in the event are pictured at right top.

The cemetery, located at the intersection of Ira and Oak Hill roads, is open to the public. A brochure guide to the cemetery can be downloaded from the township website, www.bathtownship.org.

— By Kathleen Folkerth

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