Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday

Civil War Sergeant Francis Blair Pearsol
B 13 APR 1832
D 17 FEB 1899
Buried at Lobbs Run Cemetery, West Elizabeth, Pennsylvania

Many, many thanks to the Find A Grave user who found this stone for me. I searched the cemetery for it once this February, but was unable to find it before having to flee an incoming snow storm. I hope to get a marker for this stone to note Sgt Pearsol's service for Pennsylvania in the Civil War.

Francis Blair Pearson was my 2nd great grandfather.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday, without the Tombstone

I don't have a photo of my grandmother's tombstone, and really, I don't want one. I can really only connect tombstones with family who passed before I was born.

My grandmother died 19 years ago today, a week before my 11th birthday.

Ruth Elizabeth Pearsol Doyle
b. March 18, 1918
d. January 5, 1991

Rather than a tombstone photo, her is her senior yearbook photo.

And a photo of her the way I remember her (to be added when I scan the photo, sorry).