Tombstone

Linda on December 1st, 2009

My husband’s Norwegian roots include his gg-grandfather, Erik Jensen, from Østre Slidre, Oppland County, Norway.  The tombstone shown is that of Erik’s half-brother, Syver, and his wife, Randi Evensdatter. Both men immigrated together to the United States in 1854 and settled in or near Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Syver and Randi are buried at Gjerpen cemetery […]

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Linda on November 23rd, 2009

Benjamin Bly was my paternal grandfather, who was born in Moberly, Missouri and died in Kansas City, Missouri. He came from the farm in Moberly to the hustle and bustle  of Kansas City when he was about 18 years old. He and his brother, Adolph,  found work at the streetcar company; later, he apprenticed as […]

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Linda on November 16th, 2009

Franz Adolph and Isabelle Rose McCart Bly This is the tombstone of my great-grandparents, who are buried in Moberly, Missouri. Nothing appears to be unusual, and it looks like a good source of  genealogy proof material. But here is where the lesson lies–be skeptical of the genealogy “proof” you locate–it doesn’t always give you the […]

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Linda on October 26th, 2009

Alice (Kazmiera) Jankauskas Orlikowski Marquette 28 October 1902 – 5 May 1992 My maternal grandmother, Alice Marquette, would have celebrated her birthday this week, so I chose to feature her tombstone today. She was born 28 October 2009 in Lithuania , a daughter of Francis Jankauskas and Marcijona Savickaite . Her birth name was Kazmiera […]

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Linda on October 19th, 2009

Mary Rebecca McCart Leavene was known as “Molly”. She was born 19 October 1860 in Chariton Chariton, Missouri near Bynumville., the third child of John McCart and Narcissa Brockman. She is buried at Salem Cemetery, Moberly, Missouri.

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Linda on October 12th, 2009

This is the tombstone of my paternal grandmother, Mabel Vogan Bly. The symbol on her stone  is the Motto of the Order of the Eastern Star–F.A.T.A.L. (with five-pointed star)– which stands for “Fairest Among Thousands, Altogether Lovely.” Mabel was not quite 35 years old when she died suddenly of pneumonia, leaving her husband and two […]

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Linda on October 5th, 2009

Louisa Wilhilmena Stein Vogan 1856-1937 My great-grandmother, Louisa Wilhimena Stein Vogan, was born 9 Oct 1856 in West Sunbury, Butler County, Pennsylvania to Lucinda Mann Lawrence and Dr. Charles Frederick Stein. She married Julius Harlan Vogan of Harlansburg, Pennsylvania on 9 Aug 1875. Together, they had six children–two born in Pennsylvania, and four born in […]

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Linda on September 28th, 2009

Elizabeth M. Embree Brockman was born in Clark County, Kentucky 28 February 1813 and died in Salisbury Township, Chariton County, Missouri on 5 December 1893. Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Burrus Embree and Elizabeth “Betsy” Duncan, both born in Orange County, Virginia. Her parents died in Monroe County, Missouri. Elizabeth is buried at Richardson […]

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Linda on September 21st, 2009

Jacob Embree Brockman was born in Clark County, Kentucky 29 March 1807 and died in Salisbury Township, Chariton County, Missouri on 30 December 1883. He married Elizabeth M. Embree 20 June 1826 in Howard County, Missouri. Jacob enlisted in Company D of Searcy’s Battalion of the Missouri Sharpshooters. His son, John Tandy, was also in […]

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Linda on September 14th, 2009

Andrew J. Leavene 1844-1927 also known as Andrew Lee Leavene Born in Skovde, Sweden with the birth name Anders Gustaf Bly. Immigrated to the United States from Sweden in 1870 and married Mary Rebecca McCart in 1880. He is buried in Salem Cemetery, Moberly, Missouri. He was the brother of Franz Adolph Bly and Mary […]

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