This blog will serve as a shared resource for those who are interested in gravestone photography, genealogy and family history. Most of the photographs will be of my ancestors or of cemeteries I am photographing, transcribing and researching.
[Charter member of The Association of Graveyard Rabbits.]
Photos from Arlington National Cemetery Web site, 26 June 2013
American Patriot Malcolm Toon
1st Cousin, 1x Removed
In my younger days, I worked with my Broadfoot family, getting as much information from them about our ancestors here in America and in the old country of Scotland. Among all the interesting things I learned (and have confirmed), I was surprised to discover that I had a great aunt that I did not know existed. My aunt called her on the phone and we traveled to visit her in her home in Northborough, Massachusetts. Turns out that I am now living not far from there. Apparently, a lot of smaller burial grounds in that town have been moved to a big cemetery. I have located it and I have been there "as a look-see" on a day last year. I need to do more research to be sure that my great aunt and her husband are really buried there.
I am pleased to announce that it is much further along than I expected. Here's my first cousin, one removed and his wife as photographed (at night!) and here's the Find-a-Grave listing and the information about him at Wikipedia. Having never met him, I was quite interested in what he looked like.
My paternal grandfather's sister, Margaret Broadfoot married George Toon and they were both born in Scotland. One of their sons, Malcolm Toon grew up to be a US Ambassador as you can see by the gravestones above.
I learned that the back of his gravestone is where his wife's name and her information is listed. The section number and specific grave number is on the BACK of the gravestone.