|Raymond Family (#47580476)|
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This is actually my second contributor account as I love taking pictures for others so much that I wasn't happy being limited by only 20 at a time. Several years ago my Father asked me to find out as much about his family as I could as his Dad had not been around much when he was younger and his parents eventually divorced. That simple request sent me on my journey that now includes my husband and my children and takes me to Canada, Europe, and the Hawaiian Islands with the long history of the Kohala Coast. The importance of doing family research was strongly reenforced with the sudden passing of my 25 year-old daughter, Sara, in 2010. Now my husband and I jointly take pictures for other families in hopes of putting their families together, if only years later.|
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|Grave Chick||Vance A Gallacher|
Please remove one of the death certificates off of Vance's site. There are two on the website.
|Diana Enos Hammock||John Gibson|
This information was taken from a book called Stories in Stone by Colleen Fliedner
John S Gibson was born in Salt Lake City in 1866 and moved to Park City around 1877 to work as a teamster. Most likely, he hauled freight for the mines, but eventually wound up working in the Ontario mine. In early 1899, John had a streak of bad luck . First he was laid off of his job in the Ontario Mine. Then his mother died. Things started to look up when he began working again, but another blow came on June 23, 1899 when he son, Alvin, died from spinal Meningitis. John and his wife , Annie, buried Alvin near their daughter Jennett, who had died in 1892 at the age of two.
Life is full of ironies, however, and John's return to work was one of them. Four days after John buried his son, he was killed at the Ontario No. 3 Mine shaft while loading waste-filled ore cars on the cage. No one knew what caused the accident, but before the cars were hoisted to the surface, the cage suddenly shifted. John was crushed between the cage and the wall plates and died almost immediately.
Annie, John's widow, was left behind to raise their two small children. Since John had been out of work, his membership had lapsed in the A.O.U.W.. Had it been reactivated in time, the organization would have helped the widow with burial expenses and insurance. Since the couple had fallen on hard times, some of their friends or family undoubtedly came to the financial aid of the widow.
What does the pile of bridks represent? Is this a memorial to all of the Gibson family members? It would appear that John S Gibson was buried with a simple headstone in 1899 and that this unique monument was added sometime later. This touching inscription graces the monument
Like the dove to the ark
Thou hast flown to thy rest
From the wild sea of strife
To the home of the blest
I hope this is interesting information you might not have.
|L. Finley||Alexander Gibson- Price City Cemetery|
Thank you for sending the links for Alex's parents, they are now linked and I have updated his information :)
|Sherry Hess||Elvin Fuller|
Thank you so much for fulfilling my request for Elvin I really appreciate that. Great Photo!
Hello Raymond Family! Thank you very much for the photo of the record. It does help, the mother from Denmark though throw in a twist. I had thought she would be from Sweden. Thank you again so much for all your hard work. Love this site!! Michele
Added by CemLady on Sep 26, 2011 6:40 PM
|Harold Malaby Jr.||RE: Paul Andersen|
Yes, if you can give me a contact number maybe I can come up with the money to have his grave marked??? Thanks, Harold
|Sunflower Lady||David Robert and Priscilla Parry|
You are doing a great job in adding photos of the Parry family. Thank you so very much.
|Lora Nehring||Walter Griffiths|
Thank you Raymond Family for trying to fulfill my request for a photo of my great-great grandfather's grave. I am only half surprised that there is no headstone there. He was the only member of his family (as far as I can tell) who immigrated to America and he and his wife were separated (I can't find any documentation of a divorce - in fact on her immigration papers in 1920 she lists him as deceased even though he didn't die until nearly 40 years later. I am thinking they didn't have the happiest of marriages.) so there probably wasn't anyone to pay for a headstone.
I am a Find-A-Grave volunteer for a similar reason. I have had so many people be so generous with their time and resources to help me in my family history research that I think it's the least I can do to help others with theirs! Thank you again so much for your efforts.
|Bryan Hatch||Peterson Grave|
Thanks so much for the photo of John Peterson's grave. I appreciate the time and effort you put into getting that for me.
Thanks, Bryan Hatch
|Cathy Peacock||Re: Newton Grave Photos|
Thank you so much! I love the gravestones:)You are awesome, I really appreciate all the help you have given to me.
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