Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wordless Wednesday Galveston Texas Janet Seally Burton Pinckard



Almost Wordless Wednesday ... featuring once again a gravestone in the Episcopal Cemetery Galveston Texas


In loving memory of our family archivest
Janet Seally Burton Pinckard
born March 28 1911
died Jan 20 2006

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday in Galveston Texas Remembering Ella Goldthwaite


Today for Tombstone Tuesday I am featuring the tombstone of Ella Willis Goldthwaite. She is buried in the Episcopal Cemetery in Galveston, Texas.

In the memory of
Ella Willis Goldthwaite
wife of J C Woldthwaite
born Montgomery Texas
Nov 26 1849
died Dec 13 1921
She openth her mouth with wisdom and in
her tongue is the law of kindness Proverbs 31 26
Thanks for stopping by for Tombston Tuesday ... hope that you stop by again.. Grace

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Graveyard Wanderings at the Episcopal Cemetery in Galveston Visiting Peter Willis



This is another tombstone I stopped to take a picture of when in Galveston, Texas recently.

This beautiful old cemetery is the Episcopal Cemetery

and is packed full of beautiful tombstones.

Today we are remembering

Peter J Willis
Born Montgomery, Texas
Nov 9 1847
died Oct 31 1912
Galveston Texas
and hope that someday a family member may find his tombstone there or maybe even here.

Hope that you enjoyed stopping by.. please take a few minutes and see some of my other postings in the Galveston cemetery... Grace

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Graveyard Wanderings in Galveston Texas



I love visiting Galveston and this old cemetery is always my first stop.
Today we are remembering the Blanton family.
This beautiful old tombstone is for
John B Blanton
born Dec 26 1872
died Aug 23 1891
Mary R Blanton
born Mar 24 1847
died Dec 24 1926
Emma R Blanton
born Dec 14 1869
died May 28 1951
I went to http://www.ancestry.com/ and did a search using John's name and found him and his family in the 1880's census. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1880usfedcen&indiv=try&h=40459222
Mary is the mother and is widowed. John and Emma are 2 of 3 children, the third child is William. There are 2 others living in the home at this time, one being her mother. The other person is listed as not family. They are living in Galveston, Texas at this time.
and hope some day a family member will find them through this posting, http://www.findagrave.com/ or http://www.ancestry.com/ and find this wonderful tombstone honoring their family.
Thank you for stopping by and visiting the wanderings of this graveyardrabbit ... Grace

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Emil Neuman Entered Into Life Eternal November 16 1895


This beautiful old tombstone can be found at the Episcopal Cemetery in Galveston, Texas.
Entered into Life Eternal
Emil Neuman
died Nov 16 1895
born Oct 22 1841
Sargent Major
Much of the writing is very hard to make out and the tombstone is cracked in several places.
I have just added the information and a picture to www.findagrave . I hope someday a family member searching will find the picture of this beautiful old grave at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49080877
Rest in peace Emil

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday ... State of Texas Honors Captain William S Fisher


This tombstone was placed in honor for Captain William S Fisher by the State of Texas 1936.

Born in Virginia Captain of a Company at San Jacinto 1836 and in command of the Mier expedition 1842. Died in Galveston 1845.
I have added this information to http://www.findagrave.com/. I hope that someday his family will find it at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49082751.
Rest in peace William
Thanks for stopping by... Grace

Monday, March 1, 2010

State of Texas Honors Major John M Allen


Found in the Episcopal Cemetery in Galveston Texas is a tombstone erected by the State of Texas in 1936 for Major John M Allen San Jacenta Vet First Major of Galveston ... Born in Kentucky died February 12, 1847.
I have added this information to http://www.findagrave.com/ . I hope that someday a family member will find this tombstone at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49082105
Thanks For Stopping By... Grace