Ohio Obituaries Index, 1812 - 2011

The Ohio Obituary Records Index contains 1,491,950 records spanning from 1812 through 2011. These records were compiled from the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. Anyone who wants additional information on the Ohio Obituary Records Index can visit the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.

Information Available In This Collection

The records in the Ohio Obituary Records Index display the full name of the deceased, date of birth (sometimes estimated or just a year for older entries), full name of the spouse, date of death, location of death, age at death and a link to newspaper references used to compile this record.

About the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

The source for the Ohio Obituary Records Index is the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. Individuals who would like more information regarding the source of these obituaries or would like to obtain copies should contact the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center using the information below.

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, Ohio 43420
419-332-2081

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center began when Webb Hayes, the president's second son, deeded his father's estate, Spiegel Grove, to the State of Ohio, and Rutherford B. Hayes' personal papers and possessions to the Ohio Historical Society, which was contingent on a fireproof building being constructed on the grounds. In 1916, the Hayes Memorial opened to the public. In 1981, it was renamed the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, which is comprised of the former president's home, a museum, library, tomb and the 25-acre Spiegel Grove Estate. The entrance to the property consists of the original White House gates from Hayes' presidency.

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center holds a vast amount of objects, manuscripts and documents. The library contains the 12,000 personal volumes of Rutherford B. Hayes, as well as his collection of personal military and political records relating to his career in the late 1800s. The main goal of the Center is to promote and preserve the memory and career of President Hayes, and the center is home to a collection of Civil War records and memorabilia, as well as a collection dedicated to the Gilded Age, which was a passion of the late president's.

The Ohio Obituaries Records were compiled from various newspaper sources and begin in 1810. There are over 1.8 million entries in this database, and copies can be ordered directly online. The obituaries were inputted into the electronic database mostly by volunteers who read through newspapers and transcribed information. The online records can be searched and usually return the full name of the deceased, full name of spouse, any dependents, date of marriage, date of death and a listing and link to the source newspaper. In later obituary entries, the place of death and age at death will be listed as well.


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