CURRENT OWNER: private?
ESTIMATED NUMBER OF BURIALS: at least 2
EARLIEST KNOWN BURIAL: possibly 1929
MOST RECENT KNOWN BURIAL: unknown
ORIGINAL LOT #: unknown
TOWNSHIP, RANGE: T4N: R13W
All that is known about this cemetery comes from an article in the October 14, 1930 edition of the Medina County Gazette (pg. 1):
CEMETERY HALTS METROPOLITAN PARK SEIZURE OF LAND
Judge N.H. McClure, in common pleas court, Friday, made permanent an injunction restraining the Metropolitan park board from prosecuting in probate court a condemnation proceeding designed to include in the park system the lands of the Hillside Cemetery association, in Hinckley. That the case will be carried to the court of appeals, in an effort to dislodge the cemetery association, was indicated.
The hearing disclosed that the cemetery association had been organized in January, 1929, soon after H.M. Farnsworth’s term as a member of the park board expired, and that the lands involved had been owned by Farnsworth and were put into the cemetery association’s hands through his son, Frank Farnsworth.
Farnsworth took a note for $25000 signed by the cemetery trustees, in payment, took a mortgage as security, was assured of control by a clause in the association’s membership requirements giving one vote to each $100 indebtedness to the creditor, and was given, in addition, control of the property as superintendent of the cemetery and also the right to live in the house on the property until the cemetery should be developed. That only two burials have been made in the cemetery was also established – by the removal of two bodies from another cemetery.
But the Metropolitan park board’s attack on the good faith of the cemetery’s organizers did not shake the law’s exemption of a cemetery from condemnation proceedings, in the ruling of Judge McClure.
A search of both land records and newspaper articles will be needed to determine any further information.