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Tombstone Tuesday: Amos Pierce

Hard to tell, but this is the tombstone of my 3rd great-grandfather, Amos Pierce.

Amos was born in either Vermont or New York in January 1833. 47 more words


Thoroughly Modern Memorial

We tend to assume, do we not, that headstones are erected soon after the deceased is laid to rest.

In some cases however, a descendant has a headstone put in place long after the death occurred. 52 more words

Tombstone Tourist

Tombstone Tuesday: Frank and Florence May Beadle

Today’s Tombstone Tuesday is the tombstone for my great grandparents Frank W. Beadle and Florence May Tyra Beadle. Frank’s middle name was officially listed as Willard, however, he originally was Franklin William Beadle. 55 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Bony, France

Recently I came across a photo of Spafford Ackerly, circa 1920 paying his respects to his fallen comrade (my Great Great Uncle) John J. Carey in Bony, France. 86 more words


Tombstone Tuesday: Update

Last week I posted a photo of my great grandmother Maybelle Lillian (Borland) Boring’s tombstone, located in Jasper, Arkansas. My grandmother Helen Lorraine (Kinnear) Paige took this on a visit to Arkansas in 1995. 105 more words