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maria calderon (#47110087)
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Merf
RE: unmarked grave?
Ok. I spoke with Don Price, who runs the cemetery, and he told me that at that time, assuming George was white, since it's not noted differently on the undertaker memo as it would have been at that time, he would have been buried in Section B, the far east end nearest the fence.

Some families have placed markers out there, and the cemetery can only guess where to have it installed. I have photographed the entire section, so I'm sorry to say he doesn't have a marker.
Added by Merf on Aug 01, 2014 9:53 AM
Merf
RE: unmarked grave?
What I have found is that graves in the potter's field areas (there are more than one at Greenwood) do not have markers. The family was too poor to purchase a plot at the time, and often that means they were also too poor to take on the expense of a marker.

I see he was in the "County Home and Hospital" which was also known as the "poor farm". It was located south of the city, and later had it's own cemetery known as Orange Hill where hundreds of unmarked graves are located on a prime piece of what looks like vacant real estate at the corner of Michigan Street and Fern Creek.

I'm going to the cemetery today to take a volunteer photo and I'll look up his record. I have covered pretty much every inch of the oldest parts of the cemetery, and if there isn't a photo posted, then I'm 99% sure he doesn't have a marker. However, it is not uncommon at Greenwood for markers to "disappear". The ground is soft in some areas and the markers just eventually sink below the surface. I have an old ceremonial sword I use for a probe and I've been know to poke around and find these sunken markers and uncover them.

What some families have done, when their ancestor was in one of the pauper graves, is order a marker, contact the cemetery, and the cemetery will simply do a "best guest" as to the approximate location to place the marker based upon what they can deduce from their records. But at least something is out there.
Added by Merf on Aug 01, 2014 8:44 AM
casey craig
JAMES W REILLY
Hello I think there is a possible relation between James & my Riley family we HAVE A PICTURE OF THE GRAVE WITH OUR RILEY MEMBERS STANDING IN FRONT OF IT...ME & ANOTHER COUSIN ARE INTERESTED IN FINDING THE TRUTH OUT & WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION YOU MIGHT KNOW OR HAVE..THANKS SO MUCH CASEY CRAIG
Added by casey craig on Nov 26, 2013 6:51 PM
Anna Dyson
Possible connection
Maria, I have photos of my grandfather and uncle in front of the grave of James W and Elizabeth Reilly. I think there is a connection between my family through Thomas James Riley and your family. Do you have any info to help us out?

Thank you,
Anna
Added by Anna Dyson on Nov 26, 2013 4:49 PM
purple-lady
GREAT NEWS ~ PHOTOS ! ! ! !
I have found info for you regarding Photos. I will E-Mail you the DETAILS.

Best regards, Maria. xoxoxo
Added by purple-lady on Aug 04, 2009 7:59 AM
purple-lady
WELLSVILLE, OHIO ~ PHOTOS
Hi Maria, just got your message and you certainly do live a long way from Ohio. Only been to Florida once, when my sons were small and we went to Disney World and then on to the Gulf. Very beautiful country.

I haven't had the time to find out anything YET, but will try and get to that today. I do have a Volunteer Friend on Findagrave, maybe she would know of someone that could help. Sure hope so.

Take care and have a nice day.
Added by purple-lady on Jul 31, 2009 6:04 AM
purple-lady
WELLSVILLE, OHIO! ! ! !
Hi Maria, I'm so sorry I can't help you out on this one, but I'll be on the look-out for someone who can. Are you very far from Ohio?

Also wanted to WELCOME you as a new 4 months Member on this site. I hope to be able to help you. I'll let you know if I find out anything. Thanks for your message. Take care and have a nice week.
Added by purple-lady on Jul 28, 2009 8:16 PM
 

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