Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: Sam and Rose Newmark

Several geneabloggers participate in a weekly meme known as Tombstone Tuesday where they post photographs of tombstones of interest.

I thought I would participate, and for the first entry I chose one which contained an early lesson for me. I took this photo in the summer of 2007, only a few months after the start of my genealogy obsession. Those who offer advice usually suggest not to go grave hunting in the middle of the summer. It can involve a lot of walking around, which isn't pleasant in the summer heat. But I didn't want to wait until the fall to visit the gravesite of my second great grandparents Sam and Rose Newmark.

Due partially to the heat, once I found the grave, I clicked the camera a few times, and went home -- without looking around nearby for other relatives. I must have been suffering heat stroke or something to miss what the camera picked up so easily. Sam and Rose's daughter, Cissie was right behind them. Her maiden name is on the tombstone; I really don't know how I missed it. So I had to go back the following weekend.

(double click to enlarge)

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