Photographs and descriptions of cemeteries and graves I have visited while researching my family history, as well as genealogical comments.
Welcome to my genealogy Cemetery and Gravestone Photos page. The purpose of this blog is to share the photos I have accumulated while researching my family history. It is my hope that in doing this it will help someone else with their genealogy research.
In addition to the cemetery sites I have personally visited, I will also share with you any photos that have been sent to me or that I have found which relate to the family lines I am researching. The surnames I am currently interested in are Woodside, Smith, Getty, Lyons, Morrow, and Pettit on my maternal line; Dugan/Dougan, Stewart, Swift, Letton, and Spahr on my paternal line.
Cemetery offices can be busy places at times and often the staff is small. They get a lot of people visiting and looking for graves. To save yourself some time, and the office staff some stress, write well in advance of your visit.
The following suggestions may help you get a response more quickly: Always enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for your reply.
Request a cemetery map with the location of each plot marked on it. This will help you find the graves you are seeking more quickly.
Limit your request to just a few grave locations. It is time consuming for the staff to look up the information and then mark it on a map. If you are requesting quite a number of lookups, allow more time to receive a response.
Give them the name you are looking for as well as the date of birth and death, and any other information you can provide that will help distinquish one person from another (such as a spouse, parent, or sibling's name). This is really important if you are researching a common name or there is more than one family member with the same name.
Not all graves are marked. Be sure to ask if there is a stone or marker on the grave. This just might save you a trip, if all you want is a photograph of the stone.
Try to visit the cemetery when the office is open in case you have trouble finding a grave and need more help.
And always write a Thank You to the person who sent you the information.
[Note: Full name is Caroline Matilda (Trout) Bauld. She was born in Buffalo, New York, and was the widow of Charles Bauld of New York]
BAULD Charles O. 1901 - 1969 Pearl L. 1908 - 1990
[Note: Charles O. Bauld was the son of Caroline. Pearl's full name was Pearl Lillian (Woodside) Bauld, daughter of William J. and Lillie Barber (Samcoe) Woodside. Both Charles and Pearl were born in Buffalo, New York.]
Memorial Park Cemetery is located in Pinellas County, Florida. These photos were taken by Robin Yellen.
The following gravestones for some of my Woodside ancestors, who are buried in the La Verne Cemetery, Los Angeles County, California, were taken by Meredith Bailey. You can see more of Meredith's photos from the La Verne Cemetery at findagrave.com.
This gravestone is for Elizabeth Jane (Hunt) Woodside, wife of Ephriam Milton Woodside, and is engraved:
Mother, Elizabeth J. Woodside 1848 - 1928 In Loving memory
John W. Woodside 1874 - 1942
[This is John Wiseman Woodside, son of Emphriam Milton Woodside and Elizabeth Jane (Hunt) Woodside.]
This stone has two memorials engraved on it:
Ophelia E. Woodside 1876 - 1953
Alberta Shafer 1917 - 1990
[Ophelia Emma (McEuen) Woodside was the wife of John Wiseman Woodside. Alberta Emma (Woodside) Shafer was the daughter of John Wiseman and Ophelia Woodside, and the wife of Russell Donald Shafer.]
Beloved Mother Dixie Imbler 1898 - 1980
[Dixie Ophelia (Woodside) Imbler was the daughter of John Wiseman and Ophelia Woodside, and the wife of Ray Imbler.
Pioneer Memorial Cemetery is located at 211 E 9th Street, San Bernardino, California. The following Pettit family photographs were taken by Barbara LeClaire and can be found at the Find A Grave website along with many other photos she has taken.
This gravestone is for James Heard Pettit, son of Henry Newton Pettit and Elizabeth (Heard)Pettit. It reads:
J. H. Pettit Born Feb. 18, 1819 Died Feb. 6, 1884
This appears to be the reverse side of above stone and is for Jane (Bilderback) Pettit, wife of James Heard Pettit.
Jane Pettit Born Nov. 27, 1823 Died Apr. 9, 1907
This stone is for the daughter of James Heard and Jane Pettit. It reads:
Mother Benetta Valentine 1849 - 1927
This stone is for Joanna B. Valentine, daughter of Benetta and Nathaniel D. Valentine: