I am a volunteer for http://www.findagrave.com/ . There have been a few requests for pictures of graves at Forest Hill Cemetery in Duluth Minnesota. This is a big cemetery and I have never driven through it until yesterday. It was a cool windy day. Winter will be here soon, maybe as soon as Saturday. I felt it was time to find some of the requested graves.
I stopped in at the office to see if I could get a map of the cemetery and help to find the graves so I could take my pictures . I had 10 names on my list. Not many names but they are from one end to the other end of the cemetery, and not easy to find even when you find the section you want. Hubby and I spent over an hour and a half searching.
I was able to take pictures of 5 from the list plus there were family members buried near by . I added those graves to the list.
Today I am featuring the Fish Family
This is the tombstone of Elizabeth Fish born 1844 died 1916.
She is buried on the side of a steep hill. I felt like a mountain goat. The goat picture is from the National Geographic page. http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&q=picture+of+mountain+goat+national+geographic&psj=1&wrapid=tlif12895984862981&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=JrbdTLXMIMOAlAell_nuDA&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCoQsAQwAA&biw=948&bih=375
I also found the grave of a J Frances 1875 1888 buried near her.
When I went to post the picture of J Frances this is what I found written on his memorial page.
Killed while jumping from a passenger train near the west end of Duluth, Minnesota. James Francis Fish was the son of Elizabeth McMahon Fish and Francis A. Fish.
How sad that he died so young, he was a 13 year old boy probably out for an day of adventure.
Hope that you have enjoyed your time at my "wandering rabbit" ( or mountain goat) page.. please take a moment and read about some of my other trips to a cemetery and I hope you stop back again soon.. Grace