Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Coffin Plate Of Samuel Lorenzo Love

The coffin plate of Samuel Lorenzo Love is now online. Samuel Lorenzo Love, Died Nov 4th 1879, Aged 23 years 2 months 12 days. Samuel Lorenzo Love

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cemetery Discovered at Florida Building Site

Historians and archaeologists want to know who was buried in an apparently forgotten cemetery uncovered in a Miami construction site.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Government to locate kin of Civil War veteran killed with ax in 1877

As U.S. Army Pvt. Levi Morris died a slow, painful death from an ax wound, he told the medical workers tending to him that his only relative lived in Akron.Henry Pickett. For the past few weeks, the U.S. government has been trying to track down the Pickett family, but there was a big problem. Morris died in June 1877.In New Mexico. And Pickett, obviously, died long, long ago.

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Southampton headstone found north of Barrie

John McDonald, whose headstone was found last month in a ditch north of Barrie, was a Prince Edward Island native and fisherman whose resting place is a Southampton pioneer cemetery.

Ann-Marie Collins, archivist at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre, confirmed that McDonald's grave marker had been missing from the old cemetery along the banks of the Saugeen River.

"It's just amazing that this stone has been found," she said. "There has been one other stone turn up in my time at the Bruce County museum, that's eight years now, and we're still trying to place it."

No one has been buried in the old Southampton graveyard for more than a century, and McDonald would have been interred there in its last 10 years of operation, Collins said.

He was only 46 years old when he died of "brain fever" on April 6, 1890. Collins first caught wind of a possible Bruce County link yesterday morning from a Simcoe County museum staffer. Further investigation verified it. Collins obtained a copy of the cemetery interment records and McDonald's date of death matched.

Several phone calls were received from people who subscribe to saying that McDonald was from Southampton along the shores of Lake Huron.

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Saturday, June 06, 2009

Unique Graves, Headstones & Tombstones

Unique Graves, Headstones & Tombstones. From the unusual to the amusing, you don't want to miss seeing these Cemetery Monuments!

Mel Blank, a Scrabble Headstone, Hippies, Computer Geeks and more....

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Coffin Plate of Lucy Andrews 1790 ~ 1869

The Coffin Plate of Lucy Andrews 1790 ~ 1869 is now online. It looks like Lucy may have lived in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

If you want to see the coffin plate of Lucy Andrews or take a look at the index of over 500 coffin plates go to Coffin Plates

Monday, June 01, 2009

The Forgotten Coffin Of Gladys Winifred Fowler

An amateur sleuth has solved the mystery surrounding the tragic death of a young New Brunswick woman whose coffin has been lying in a dusty, unclaimed crate at a London cemetery for more than 90 years.

But one nagging question remains for Barry Smith: Will anyone from Canada come forward to bring her home?

Read more about Gladys Winifred Fowler who was only 18 when she died in 1917.