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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ Husband

Husband, Dublin Cemetery, Dublin, Alameda, California. Digital Image. July 2009. Image held by Cheryl Palmer. [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California. 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Thomas H. Donlon

"1834-1859 A Native of Longford, Ireland. He pledged $50 to help build Old Saint Raymond's Church in 1856. (You can see a picture of the church in my previous post) While working on the church, he fell from the roof and was killed at age 25. A school in Dublin was named for him by vote of the student body."

Thomas Donlon's monument.

The full inscription reads:

To the memory of
Thomas H. Donlon
who departed this life
Sept. 16 1859
In the 25 year of his age
Native of Co. Longford
May his soul rest in peace
Erected by his beloved
sister Eliza.

Dear friends for me do not weep.
I am not dead but here asleep;
Short was my time, long is my rest,
On me God called, He thought it best.

The street Dublin Cemetery, Old St. Raymond's Church and Murry School, now the Heritage Center, are all located on Donlon Road.

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Feel for Dublin Cemetery and it's Location

I lived in a city next to Dublin for nine or ten years, this was a good twenty years or so ago. At the time I was not aware this cemetery even existed which was maybe fifteen minutes from where I lived. When my husband showed me this cemetery recently, I was in awe. It was in an out of the way place, off of a main street in Dublin.

To the direct right of where you enter the cemetery, on the same property, is the Heritage Center, which you can see below. This used to be the Murray School House.