Friday morning I woke to the nicest surprise. My husband came up behind me and held the camera in front of my face. Wow! I was jazzed! Where did he find it? It took me a few times asking before I finally received the answer. You would never guess, at least I wouldn't have.
Those of us who visit cemeteries know we tend to take many things with us on our visits. On my visit last Saturday to this cemetery I took a bucket, towel and tools for weeding, among other things. I knew there would be some cleaning of grave sites to do!
When we returned home late that afternoon, there were many things to be unloaded from the truck. My husband was the one who unloaded the pail and tools, etc. It turns out that is where my camera was eventually found, in the pail with the tools! How it got there, I am not sure. I am not one to put my camera into something with dirty tools and rags etc. But, I am not pointing any fingers either...after all I am blonde!
So, now I have the photos that should have been entered with this post, not that they were all that exciting or anything.
The photo above shows where my ggrandmother, Gladys (Richmond) Miner is buried, in between the Beaver and Williams headstones, the empty space in the middle.
The picture below shows where my ggrandfather, John Clayton Miner is buried, to the left of the Fabini headstone, also the empty space in the middle.
Both of my ggrandparents are buried in plot #65, Gladys is grave 1249, and John is grave 1278. It is obvious they hadn't pre-purchased their plots as they were separated from each other by about 6 rows. John and Gladys's children must have purchased the plots and apparently didn't have the money for headstones.
John Clayton Miner was born November 10, 1875 in New York. He died Sept 23, 1939. Gladys A. (Richmond) Miner was born July 1, 1885 in New York and passed away January 11, 1944.
In the 1930 Federal Census it shows John and Gladys living in Oakland, Alameda, California. Sometime between 1920 and 1930 they moved from LaGrande, Union, Oregon, as that was where they were living in the 1920 Federal Census. More research is needed to find out when that move was actually made.
Hooray on finding my camera! Now if I cam only find my Ipod...
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