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The collection consists of the following records:
- Edwin Shaw Hospital admittance cards (1915-1947)
- Edwin Shaw Hospital employment cards (1915-1940)
- Edwin Shaw Hospital and Briar Hill Cemetery burial permits (1915-1947)
- Coroner's inquest books (1882-1922)
The hospital was was originally named Springfield Lake Sanatorium. It was renamed Edwin Shaw Sanatorium in Auguast 1934 in honor of one of the long term Trustees of the hospital.
The Briar Hill Cemetery is located on the Edwin Shaw Hospital grounds and was established for the Tuberculosis patients. However, not all patients that passed away at the Hospital are buried at the cemetery. The cemetery does not have headstones. There are numbers on concrete at each grave. A list of the patients buried at Briar Hill Cemetery is available at the office of the Summit County Executive in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
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- Name of spouse, if married
- Names of parents, including maiden name of mother
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- Residence of deceased, including length of residence at that address
- Occupation of deceased
- Name and location of cemetery where buried
- Name of the informant, who may be a family member
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- "Ohio, Summit County, Coroner Inquests, Hospital and Cemetery Records, 1882-1949" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing County Records Center, Akron.
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