I want to make a quick clarification on something I mentioned in the previous blog, “April 1891.” While the impetus to get a gravestone for my grandfather was mine, and I made the arrangements for it, the decisions were not made without input from family. Several relatives, including George’s last surviving child, were consulted. Some of these relatives also contributed to the cost of the gravestone. While no one has commented to me about it, I do apologize if I seemed to imply that I had acted without consideration for the opinions and wishes of George’s many other descendants.
I will take this opportunity to mention that my grandmother, George’s wife Valeria, is buried nearby (but not adjacent) to him, and she has a headstone. Other family members buried in the cemetery do not have headstones; some of their grave sites are known, but others are not and their location within the cemetery can no longer be determined. Of course, I’ll be writing more about that in a future blog!