Thursday, February 24, 2011

Forest Hills Cemetery - part 4- Lindsey/ Cooke graves

Where has time (my time) gone! I've only made 5 post for the entire year of 2011. I really need to do better!

Often times we forget a few minutes is all we need to get a lot done. I'm excited that my few minutes to run by the Forest Hills Cemetery was so successful! Cemetery map and information in hand on where my husband's Great Great Great Grandmother, Sarah Richardson Lindsey and two of her daughters were buried, I started my search. I've been once before looking for Sarah but didn't have any luck.

I found the graves fairly quickly and to my surprise my husband's Great Great Grandmother, Ada Lindsey Cooke was buried next to her mother and sisters. Wow! I knew from Ada's obituary she was buried at Forest Hills, however, she didn't appear on their website search. I had thought it would be necessary to go by their office with a copy of the obituary to have them check it out.

I can tell next visit I need to carry a broom to brush off the dirt from the markers and take new pictures.

I was also pleased to find the grave of my Mom's friend who died last year.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Forest Hills Cemetery part 3

Every cemetery it seems has a section where babies and small children are buried and Forest Hills Cemetery is no exception. It's always sad to see so many children and babies who have died but it seems we are drawn to the section and we read the names and wonder the story of each child.

The marker has Brumbley, however, the Forest Hills Cemetery website has him listed as Ernest Brumley.

This marker for Cordelia Reed was just in front of the one for Ernest Brumbley, so it looks like he may have been at the Vine Street Orphans' Home.  It is possible that the name on the marker was misspelled and since he was an orphan no one had it corrected.
We have no record of a Ernest Brumley in my husband's family. Maybe no one knew about him, maybe his parents also died. Based on when my husband's grandmother had her children, daughter April 1925 and son June 1926, this one could not have been her child.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Forest Hills Cemetery part 2

John Lee Girton is buried at the Forest Hills Cemetery in Chattanooga,Tn

John Lee Girton was born in North Freedom, Wisconsin. Joseph Girton and Mary Powell Girton were his parents. John L. Girton was married to Mabel Cooke Girton. John and Mabel had four daughters, Mary Elizabeth, Louise, and twins Hazel and Helen. He worked for the railroad as baggage master and died en route to Chattanooga.

John L. Girton was my husband's great grandfather.