The Wall family plot, Sharon Cemetery, Sharon Center, Medina County,
Ohio on Hwy 94 two miles south of town. The obelisk stands on
the NE corner of the plot. The two stones behind me are those of my
grandparents, Reason D. and Winifred (Tyler) Wall
My father's grave, Sharon Cemetery (Vivian Arlie Wall)
VIVIAN A WALL
PVT 1ST CLASS
99TH FIELD HOSPITAL
(with two WWII plaques)
time view of the Wall plot. The small stones in front are in the first
row next to the highway just to the right of the north end of the cemetery
road. These stones belong to the family of my great great grandparents
Charles and Sophia Wall and three of their children. A corner of Dad's
stone is visible behind the right side of the obelisk. My grandparents
Reason Deforest and Winifred P. Wall are to the left of the obelisk.
"Father Charles Wall
Died Jan 10, 1893, Aged 84 Yrs. 3 Mo. 27 Ds." Charles is my great
great grandfather and one of the early settlers of Sharon Township, arriving
there in the mid 1820's. He died in the flu epidemic in the winter of
"Mother Sophia Wall
wife of Charles Wall died Aug 23, 1886 age 77 years." Charles and
Sophia had 10 children. The three who died as children are buried next
to their mother and father.
"Charles son of C.
& S. Wall Died Oct. ???  aged 2 [mo] ?? [Days]
William Son of C. &
S. Wall Died [Jan 26, 1849] Aged 8 yrs 3 Mo & 28 Dys
"Margaret Dau of C. &
S. Wall Died Feb ?? 1850 Aged 1 Yr 11 Mo & 7 Ds". Little Margaret
died from the measles epidemic that swept Sharon Township in the winter
My grandfather Reason
Deforest Wall, born November 25, 1875 in Sharon Township and died April
14, 1965 in Wadsworth, Ohio. In February 1965 we drove from San Antonio,
Texas to Ohio with our month-old son Bruce to visit my grandfather and
other family members. In April we returned for grandpa's funeral.
My grandmother Winifred Pearl
(Tyler) Wall, born June 21, 1876 in Wadsworth, Ohio, died June 4, 1958
at home on the farm in Sharon Center. I remember the day vividly. Grandma
was surrounded by many of her children, their spouses and several grandchildren.
The grandchildren, including me, waited outside the house until the word
came from inside that Grandma had died.
My father, Vivian
Arlie Wall, Pvt. 1st Class, 99th Field Hospital; born November 11,
1921 in Sharon, died March 31, 1946 in a Lodi, Ohio hospital, U.
S. Army. The "Ruptured Duck" emblem (actually an eagle)
sitting on the left side of the stone indicates that he was assigned
inactive duty awaiting final discharge during WWII when he was killed.
Dad had returned from Italy a few months before and was out on a
date. As he was returning home late at night his car was struck
by a switch engine at an unmarked railroad crossing in Creston,
Ohio. He died from his injuries the next day in the Lodi hospital.