Judge Jacob Burnet

Judge Jacob Burnet was one of Ohio's leading citizens during the late 1790s and early 1800s. In 1799, he was appointed to the Territorial Council, the legislative assembly for the Northwest Territory. He served in this position until 1802. Burnet was a committed member of the Federalist Party. Burnet became a director and eventually president of the Cincinnati branch of the Second Bank of the United States. His most important contribution to Ohio during his Senate term was to make possible the construction of the Miami Canal from Dayton to Maumee. Although Burnet spent most of his adult years holding elected or appointed political offices, he also actively participated in converting Cincinnati from a frontier town into an important city. He served as president of Cincinnati's chapters of the Astronomical Society and the American Colonization Society. He also became president of the Medical College of Ohio. He died on May 10, 1853.

The Burnet mausoleum is an impressive structure. It was built of Italian marble following the design of French Second Empire style. This structure, amid the trees and water, sets up an ever-changing relationship of man-made and natural elements in the landscape reminiscent of the style of the English Garden that Adolph Strauch was so fond of.

Obituaries

Ruth Coffin, 98
Born: Friday, January 21, 1916
Died: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Vallabhai Mannava, 64
Born: Thursday, August 03, 1950
Died: Monday, January 19, 2015

Ruth Studt, 93
Born: Thursday, March 31, 1921
Died: Monday, January 19, 2015

Wilbur New, 79
Born: Friday, October 25, 1935
Died: Sunday, January 18, 2015

Andrew Deardurff, 86
Born: Tuesday, May 08, 1928
Died: Friday, January 16, 2015

Upcoming Events

Jan 27Grief to Peace / Tri County
Feb 01End-of-Life Preplanning Seminar
Feb 071st Annual Chocolate In the Chapel
Feb 17Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Feb 19 - Feb 19Proper Pruning Techniques
Feb 24Grief to Peace / Tri County
Mar 07Pruning Seminar
Mar 07 - Mar 07Owl Prowl
Mar 17Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Mar 22Cincy Smiles 5K