Time again to meet another Graveyard Rabbit! Wow, we are on rabbit #65 already. Who is this new rabbit? Why it is Steven Mills. He authors "A Land of Deepest Shade." Steven became involved in genealogy at a young age and eventually started collecting funeral memorabilia. Reading here will give you more insight to Steven and his blog. Enjoy!
In a previous post on October 6, 2009 I shared the tombstone of Kate, John and Eva Mary Flanagan, which is located at the Dublin Cemetery in Dublin, Ca. You can read that post here. Today I am sharing the inscribed family marker which was placed by their grave site and shares a bit more information. The inscription reads:
John and Katherine Donlon Flanagan from Longford, Ireland came to Dublin in 1868. In 1896 John was blinded, but continued to raise sheep and farm with the help of his wife and three girls, Eva, Katherine (Murphy) and Elisabeth (Nevin) who was a teacher at Murray School.
As a reminder, this is their actual memorial. I haven't found out how John became blind, if and when I do I will post an update. Maybe someone reading this knows and will enlighten me!
Rabbit #64 is a true cemetery lover! It is time to meet Lee Drew, author of Tombstone Territory. Find out all about Drew's interest in cemeteries and how it came about. What does his family think of his interest in being a Graveyard Rabbit? Find out here. Enjoy!
Please meet Graveyard Rabbit Sandy Vincent Peavey and Linda Hagen, Graveyard Rabbit(s) #63. Sandy and Linda are the Newaygo County Cemetery Ladies. Click here to find out more about each of these women and what other blog they author! Enjoy!