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Franklin Howard Scobey Memorial Monument


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N39° 24.4334',
W084° 32.3977'

1602 Greenwood Ave
Hamilton, OH 45011
(513) 896-9726

The Franklin Howard Scobey Memorial Monument was dedicated in 1930, in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton, Ohio, and honors the Founder who is remembered for his optimism and good cheer.

Founder Runkle once wrote this of Scobey: Without Frank Scobey I do not believe that Sigma Chi would have succeeded and endured. We had our disappointments, our months of gloom and times when it seemed that we had no chance of success. But Frank Scobey was never discouraged. Always looking on the more hopeful side, his very smile and cheerful words of encouragement gave us new heart.

In the congenial and courteous nature of Scobey was evidenced the commitment to what is now known as The Spirit of Sigma Chi, men of different temperaments, talents and convictions sharing a common belief in an ideal.

It was entirely due to Scobey's friendship that Founder Lockwood became associated with the Founding of Sigma Chi. With Founder Runkle, Scobey was a leader in the rebellion against the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.

Scobey, never physically strong, was continuously hampered by various ailments. Yet, even through these afflictions, he radiated hopefulness and good cheer. All who knew him would agree with Founder Runkle that his cheer gave new heart.

Founder Franklin Howard Scobey entered the Chapter Eternal July 22, 1888, at age 51.

Visiting the Scobey Memorial Monument

If you have questions concerning the Scobey Memorial Monument, or you need information on visiting the site, please contact the site’s warden, Robert F. Raney at (937) 885-1165, or by using the contact form on this website.

Founder Scobey is interred at Greenwood Cemetery in Hamilton, Ohio in the "First East" section, row 597, of the area south of Greenwood Avenue. A Google map, GPS coordinates, and the cemetery's address and phone number have also been provided to aid you in your quest.

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A NORTHERN CONFEDERATE AT JOHNSON'S ISLAND PRISON: The Civil War Diaries of James Parks Caldwell
George H. Jones
51st Grand Consul

McFarland & Co., 2010.


Sigma Chi Founder, Caldwell fought for the Confederacy and spent 18 months in the Union's Johnson's Island prison. While there he kept a diary on prison conditions, the politics of the day, and his personal interests.

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