This section of the website is for descendants and friends to find information on
the people buried in the two hospital cemeteries and to pass on comments relating
to those people.
This section is split in two, one part listing names available through the Find-A-Grave
website and a complete transcription of the burial log for both Old and New Cemeteries,
the second containing letters written by descendants and friends of the many people
buried in the two hospital cemeteries.
IF YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR A FAMILY MEMBER, YOU NEED TO KNOW THE FOLLOWING
The information given here was provided by the State of Ohio Library, which obtained
information from the Ohio Department of Mental Health. Additional information about
individual persons may be available by contacting Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital
directly (see below for contact information). Additional information is only available
to family members.
If you believe you have located a family member in our cemetery listing, please contact
us at email@example.com. We would very much like to connect with families,
and know who has been found. Additional information may be available through TSHCRC,
although this may be limited prior to 1909, and cemetery tours and photos can be
If you were not successful in locating a family member that you believe was a patient
at Toledo State Hospital, you should still contact Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital,
as they have some information on most patients, dating back at least to 1910. Hospital
Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital
930 South Detroit Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43614-2701
Other Facilities and Cemeteries
There were other psychiatric and medical treatment facilities located nearby that
are sometimes confused with Toledo State Hospital.
Toledo Hospital - a medical hospital that opened during the 1870's, located on North
Cove Boulevard. They also have a psychiatric unit.
Lucas County Poor House and Infirmary - located across Detroit Avenue from the Toledo
State Hospital, When the state moved into the Toledo State Hospital, the building
was turned over to the county and was used until 1950.
Sunshine Cemetery - Originally associated with the Poor House and Infirmary, burials
in Sunshine Cemetery were completely halted in April 1948 by the Lucas County Board
of Commissioners. Sunshine cemetery was removed in 1985; 1700 bodies were expected,
but close to 4,000 bodies were actually found. Bodies were reinterred at Forest Cemetery
in Toledo. No burial records exist. Archeology records of the exhumation are available
through the Canaday Center at the University of Toledo. This cemetery was unrelated
to the TSH Cemeteries, but is often mistakenly identified as being a State Hospital
The Rouche Memorial Tuberculosis Hospital - a tuberculosis ward on the grounds of
the County Infirmary.
TSHCRC is a grass roots organization that welcomes donations to support of our efforts
to restore the State Hospital cemeteries. Tax deductible donations can be made to
NAMI of Greater Toledo. For more details see our Donating page.