RE: Ann Francis Gowin Hill Dean Thanks Don for taking the time to thank me - makes me happy when I can help someone in their search. I'm sure you were glad to get your aunt's obituary. That was an old one.
Denial of Edit I'm denying your request to make parental links for William Burton (1835-1904) (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=126408470). I can't find anything to connect William to the suggested parents. If you have sources, please send them (through the memorial's Edit tab.) Thanks, Ellen
FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ENTERING MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS ANDREW AND HILDEGARD JOHNSON FAMILY AND MANY DEAR FRIENDS AND MORE DISTANT RELATIVES.
I WENT TO THAT CEMETERY OFTEN AS A CHILD WITH MY GRANDMOTHER. WE LIVED LESS THAN 3 BLOCKS AWAY. SHE TOLD A STORY ABOUT THE CHESTNUT TREE THAT WAS IN THE CEMETERY FOR MANY YEARS. I DO NOT REMEMBER THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED A YOUNG BOY DIED AND HIS MOTHER FOUND A CHESTNUT IN HIS POCKET AND PLANTED IT ON HIS GRAVE. WE EVEN PICKED THE CHESTNUTS AND BROUGHT THEM HOME AND ROASTED THEM.
I AM LOOKING FOR A GRAVE THAT I THINK IS UNMARKED AT GREENLAWN CEMETERY. I HAVE BEEN DOING FAMILY RESEARCH WITH A COUPLE OF THE DAY GIRLS THAT LIVED A COUPLE OF HOUSES FROM THE CEMETERY AND PLAYED THERE AS CHILDREN. THE GRAVE WE ARE LOOKING FOR IS WILLIAM PHIPPS HE WAS MARRIED TO A RELATIVE OF OURS AND SHOT HIS WIFE IN WAYZATA IN 1912 HER NAME WAS HELEN JARDINE PHIPPS. SHE IS BURIED AT PARKERS LAKE CEMETERY. I FOUND A NEWS ARTICLE THAT SAID WILLIAM PHIPPS WAS CARRIED FROM THE VILLAGE HALL TO THE WAYZATA CEMETERY WHERE IT WAS INTERRED.