Bibliography of Source Material

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Armstrong, Foster, A Guide to Cleveland's Sacred Landmarks.  Kent, Ohio:  Kent State University Press, 1992.


Jim Barrick,  at  His web site The Cyclone at Puritas Springs Park, Cleveland, Ohio.


Cleveland Fire Department, 1863-1993:  Commemorative Book. Cleveland: Cleveland Fire Department, 1995.


Cleveland (Cuyahoga County) Ohio City Directory 1936.  Cleveland City Directory Company, Cleveland, Ohio, 1936.


The Cleveland Memory Project, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.


Cleveland Necrology File, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, OH.  (“The Cleveland Necrology File was produced from a microfilmed copy of an alphabetical card file containing local cemetery records and newspaper death notices gathered by the staff of the Cleveland Public Library.)  The database includes paid death notices published in the following newspapers:

     The Cleveland Plain Dealer - 1850-1975.

     The Cleveland Herald - 1833, 1847-1848, 1876, 1878-1879.

     The Cleveland Press - 1941-1975 .

Accessible in 2004 on the Internet at 


Cuyahoga County Auditor’s Office records.


The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History.  David D. Van Tassel, editor, John J. Grabowski, editor.  Cleveland:  Case Western Reserve University. 1996.


Francis, David W.,  Luna Park, Cleveland's Fairyland of Pleasure.  Fairview Park, OH:  Amusement Park Books, Inc. 1996.


Goebelt, Margaret Schaefer,  Fairview Park in Historical Review.  Cleveland : J. S. Swift Co., c1978.


"John M. West."  Encyclopedia of American Biography. Vol. XXI.  American Historical Society, Inc. 1925.


Johnson,  Crisfield, comp.  History of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. [Philadelphia] D. W. Ensign, 1879.


Lake, D. J.  Atlas of Cuyahoga County, Ohio / from actual surveys by and under the directions of D. J. Lake ; assisted by B. N. Griffing ... [et al.] Philadelphia : Titus, Simmons & Titus, 1874.


The Lakewood Files: Local History FilesLakewood Public Library, Lakewood, OH.  (“The materials in the local history files illuminate many corners of Lakewood's past. As part of an ongoing project, begun in the spring of 1998, the Technology Center at the Lakewood Public Library will be posting electronic copies of the information found in these files on the links below. This collection of pamphlets, newspaper articles, first-person accounts, local legends and photographs is also available in paper form at the library.”)  Accessible in 2004 on the Internet at  .


Marvin, Helen D.,  Cleveland Public Library  West Park Branch:  Thirty Years in Retrospect, 1928-1958.  Cleveland:  Helen D. Marvin, 1958.


McConagle, Jack,  My McConagles.




Pfingsten, Ralph A.,  From Rockport to Westpark.  Rocky River, OH:  John Marshall School Alumni Association, 2004.


Swinerton, Hal,  Old Rockport Township Historical Trail.  Cleveland:  West Park Watch, 1984.


Vollmer, Philip B.,  The Vollmer Memorial History of Fairview General Hospital.  Cleveland, OH:  ___, cl976.


Watson, Sara Ruth,  Bridges of Metropolitan Cleveland, Past and Present. Cleveland, OH:  Sara Ruth Watson and John R. Wolfs. 1981.


Western Reserve Historical Society,  History of African Americans in the Western Reserve


An initial research source was the Cleveland Public Library collections, especially at the West Park Branch.


Many thanks to Gary Swilik of West Park.

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Created by: Charles C. Chaney
31 December 2004