|C B Mays (#46916319)|
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|Retired from University of North Texas Health Science Center-Ft Worth.|
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|Barbara Gail Helt||Robert Emmet Burke|
You have erroneously posted a grave for my grandfather in Oak Hill Cemetery In Goliad, TX. Also, he was never referred to as "Bob."
Robert Emmet Burke died in Alice, TX as you have, but his body was never returned to Goliad. He was buried in Alice, probably in the Old Collins Cemetery. The family has never found his exact burial site, BUT he is not buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Goliad, TX with his wife, Sue Dillard Word (my grandmother)or with his son Robert "Bob" Austin Burke (my father).
Thank you in advance for correcting this error,
Gail Burke Helt
I guess I should have looked up "vulcanite"
before I posted! It seems to be a hard rubber patented in the 1840's, so that's one theory disproved. I still think the stone might have been something carried by the mercantile. Tombstones were common items in mail order catalogs toward the end of the 1800's and it could have been in stock.
|victoria alvey||Amanda Cameron's headstone|
I am P.J. Willis's ggggranddaughter. You mentioned that the stone was of an unknown type. Could it have been vulcanite? The reason I ask is that I just ran across a token collectors website that had a trade token from the Willis Bros. mercantile made of vulcanite, presumably because metal tokens wouldn't last long in the damp salty climate of Galveston. The date is c.1870, so the time frame might work. If P.J. had a supply available, it would make sense to use it.
|Michelle Goswick||RE: Starnes Cemetery Photo|
You're more then welcome! I'm so happy I could help you!