I got seriously started in genealogy about seventeen years ago, trying to discover the hidden identity of my paternal great-grandfather, the man who gave me my surname. Once I started down the path I was on it for good. I enjoy the treasure hunt aspect of it the most. And discovering gravesites is a big part of it. Thank you to FindaGrave for providing us this service.
I will transfer memorials to anyone in a direct ancestral line, unless I share the relationship. I will take and add photos for others when I can. I am here to share. If you see something you like just ask.
RE: Baker Cemetery I was there before the tornado. You're right - there are houses all around, no fence, and entrance through an easement between houses. However, the grass was cut (don't know by whom). I could see 10 or so markers, and some of those were fallen. I'm afraid there isn't much to step into.
All of the markers that were visible were done years ago. It doesn't help that the 2013 tornado went through that area. I'm afraid if you didn't have a marker before 2013, you'll never see one now. Sorry.
RE: Emma Gibson Calkins Her death record listed no cemetery. Unfortunately, I went to verify that and can't find the record. I will have to do a search for it. Her son Walter was also cremated. That is based on his death record which I do have at my fingertips
RE: Samuel again He definitely doesn't have a tombstone. The people on either side of him do have tombstones. On one side are Bruce, Katie, and Elmer Babcock on the other side of his space are Bessie and Robert Rose. All are listed in Find-a-Grave. I was looking in the wrong file when I wrote before. This time I looked in the report I created when the cemetery manager and I walked the entire cemetery together last fall. It's the most accurate listing we have of who is buried in which location, and he used the information to update our cemetery list; we also hope to create an improved map for visitors. I only live 5 minutes away, so if it isn't raining tomorrow, I'll run up and take a photo of the location.