I had not known of the children’s existence until I obtained the internment records for the plot where Mary King is buried (see post Don’t Forget Cemetery Records-Additional Children Discovered). I would learn that these 3 children are my great-great Aunts and Uncle.
I knew that Mary had a memorial page listing on FindAGrave #109897695 but there was no photo of a headstone. I wondered if there even was a headstone. FindAGrave has an amazing feature, if you have never used it, where you can request a photo of headstones. You can make a request for a photo and an amazing group of volunteers will pick up requests and post a photo for you.
photo by Bob Collins
I was very fortunate that Bob Collins not only picked up my request but posted the photo within about 24 hours. Thank-you Bob! and all the volunteers who help out those of us who live far away from our ancestors’ final resting places. (See post How Many People Does it Take to Locate a Cemetery? for a time when I was able to help someone out.)
Now I know the final resting place for Mary, Lilly, Caroline, Frank and Louisa. While I am sad that there are no headstones it does look like a peaceful location.
If you have any corrections, additions or stories to share I look forward to hearing them.
Enjoy the journey,