The mausoleum is the gravesite of Purley Albert Baker (b. 1858, d. 1924) and Lillie Greene Baker (b. 1857, d. 1929), his wife.
April 10, 1858
March 30, 1924
Of The Anti-Saloon League
Lillie Greene Baker
December 8, 1857
June 9, 1929
The epitaph is perfect for a man who earned a reputation as an “enemy of the saloon.”
“He that soweth righteousness
hath a sure reward.”
Interested in learning more about the Anti-Saloon League of America? Try these pages:
– Ohio History Central
– Westerville Public Library
When I walked up to this tomb, I noticed a sudden, strong scent of lilacs. Not unusual at this time of year perhaps. But what is unusual is that even though I searched for it—and I pride myself on my cemetery searching skills—I could not find the origin of the scent.
You guessed it: This cemetery is rumored to be haunted.
Otterbein Cemetery, Franklin County, Ohio