Edwin McMahon Interesting that your relative Edwin died in 1940, the same year that I was born. I'm now feeling a real connection to him. Edwin's father was born in Ireland, as was mine. I see that Edwin and Catherine lived on Castro Street in San Francisco. Tomorrow I'll be spending the afternoon on Castro Street as I do every other Saturday.
RE: Sawyer Headstone I think I know what is up with the 1907 dates. When you said they died on different dates, it hit me. They were some of the transferred that came from Calvary Cemetery in San Francisco. The city moved the whole cemetery in early 1900s because SF was growing and there was no room for cemeteries. The bodies/remains got moved to Holy Cross. Some of the death dates are the date of internment or re-burial, which in this case is the 1907. Most unclaimed remains were buried in the mass grave with the Calvary Monument. Claimed remains went into a family plot, like the Kanes. Here is the link to all the Kanes that came from Calvary. You can post the picture of their removal cards on findagrave if you would like to. If the dates are wrong on the memorial pages just put in an edit. http://www.sfgenealogy.com/php/cemetery/cemeterysearch.php
RE: Sawyer Headstone I'm so glad this gave you more leads! The headstone is very old and there are four sides to it and all four sides had engravements. The front and right side of the headstone are so worn by weather, that I could not make out what they said in person. I edited the photos at home and messed with the brightness and contrast and managed to make out: Michael & Ellen Kane Stephen "Died ___" "Aged _infant?_" Mary Ann "Died___" "Aged ___" Joseph "Died__ " "Aged 1 year __" They are for sure engraved on the right side of the headstone. As for the front of the headstone I just cant make anything out clearly besides "Ireland." At first I thought the earthquake, but that happened in 1906. But I noticed the dates too, perhaps they died in an accident of some kind? It is hard to make out, but it might say Stephen was an infant, Mary Ann was 2 or 3 years old, and Joseph was 1 year and ? months. Also, this link may be helpful in finding out some more names and dates of the people that are buried in the plot. (Holy Cross database) http://www.sfgenealogy.com/php/cemetery/cemeterysearch.php
Sawyer Headstone The main name on the bottom front of the headstone is SAWYER, but most of the people are Kane. Back side are the Sawyers. Then there is Michael 1/15/1907, Thomas 11/29/1902, and Annie L Kane 2/8/1907 on one side. On the other side is Stephen Kane 2/8/1907, Mary Ann Kane 2/8/1907, and Joseph Kane 2/8/1907. If these two names aren't on the front, then they are not engraved but they are listed in the plot. Ellen D Kane 1907, John Kane 10/15/1924 Those are their death dates according to the Holy Cross database...
Sawyer Ah hah! Sawyer right? Yeah, the whole marker, all four sides, had names and dates. I was going to add the pictures to the other's memorial pages. But some of them look like they already have a different headstone?
RE: Thank You, Again Mondays are always the way you described the busy scene in the H.C. office. Yes, the personnel are very patient and helpful ... I've even had the maintenance guys on their mowers stop & ask if I needed help. So that "Ed" isn't the one you were searching for? Let me know if I can help with the research. Gerry