The Preservation of Fort Meigs and its Burial Grounds
The Preservation of Fort Meigs and its Burial Grounds is a fully-researched, fully-documented, illustrated history of the efforts of various organizations and one woman, Ellen McMahan Caspers, to preserve Fort Meigs.
Content includes Ellen McMahan Caspers's unrelenting preservation campaign; Genealogy of the McMahan Family of Perrysburg, Ohio and the Caspers Family of Wyandotte, Michigan; Medical Journal entry describing Ellen's birthing 7 children in 4 years; Historical photographs of US Government officials involved, including President Teddy Roosevelt and Secretary of the Army Elihu Root; US Army Captain William Biddle's official report on the burials; Historical photographs of US Army officers officials involved; Historical maps of the Fort Meigs' burial grounds; Full correspondence of Ellen McMahan caspers with President Roosevelt and other US Government officials in Washington, DC; More than 50 full-color photographs of key players, Fort Meigs monuments, and the three major burial grounds; Documentation of Colonel Dudley's command burials at Fort Meigs; Descriptions of the burial grounds and monuments today (2016).
This book is fully-indexed and contains many full-color illustrations and pictures.
About Gary L. Franks (Toledo, Ohio Author)
Gary grew up in South Toledo, attending Harvard Elementary and Libbey High Schools, graduating in 1962. He earned a bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Toledo University in 1968 while working as a lab technician and engineer-in-training at Surface Combustion Corporation. In 1972 he joined SSOE, Inc. Engineers - Architects and was elected a partner in the firm in 1981. As a registered professional engineer (now retired) in 14 states, Gary worked as Industrial Division Manager and Director of Computer and Information Systems and managed business accounts for major customers such as Owens-Illinois, Union Carbide, Boeing, and General Mills. Historic Perrysburg, Inc. honored Gary in 2016 by naming him the recipient of the Bentley Award in recognition of his contributions to the history of Perrysburg and surrounding area. He is a member of the Ohio Historical Society, Historic Perrysburg, Inc., Museum of the Great lakes, Wood County (OH) Genealogical Society, and is a founding member of the Perrysburg Area Historic Museum.