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Voices came from the Silverbrook bell tower

Voices came from the Silverbrook bell tower

As we tell the stories of those buried in Silverbrook Cemetery, we would be remiss if we did not include a tale of fright in keeping with Halloween 2009.

Our story is not as one might imagine of ghosts and goblins. Rather it speaks to the mystery and superstition that have surrounded graveyards for centuries.

Tom Travick arrived in Niles in 1919. He was a black man and a stone mason, who was hired as part of a crew building a bank on Second Street.

Click hereĀ for the full article on the Niles Daily Star website

Published November 9th, 2009