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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wilson Memorial

From St. Michael's Cemetery in Hayward, California the memorial of Peter Wilson ~

Died Oct. 17, 1820

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Meet A Rabbit #74

Today we meet Graveyard Rabbit number 74, Julie Goucher. She is the author of Grave Encounters. Julie agrees with the rest of us Graveyard Rabbits that headstones and monuments deserve to be treated with respect and treasured. Sounds like a great addition to the organization to me! You can read more about her here, at the Graveyard Rabbit Association Blog. Enjoy!

Copyright © 2011 by Cheryl Palmer

Monday, July 25, 2011

Meet A Rabbit #73

The seventy third graveyard rabbit to join our association is Angela L. Burke. Angela's blog is "Headboards of Stone - A Mississippi Graveyard Rabbit Blog." Her featured bio can be found here at the main page of The Graveyard Rabbit Association Blog. Wait until you see how she spent her childhood! We welcome Angela! Enjoy!

Copyright © 2011 by Cheryl Palmer

Sunday, July 24, 2011

From St. Michael's Cemetery In Livermore

We share with you today, the memorial of Margaret Doyle.

In memory of
Native of Bray Co. Willow
beloved wife of
Died August 23, 1876
Aged 65 years.

Erected by her daughter

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Meet Rabbit #72

I would once again like to share another Graveyard Rabbit feature from the Association. This time we meet Rabbit #72 Kellie Walton, author of the blog "She finds Friends." Kelli's father reminds me very much of my own father with his great sense of humor. Read what Kellie's father told his children when they were young! Do you think it has anything to do with why she became a Graveyard Rabbit today? You can find her story here! Enjoy!

Copyright © 2011 by Cheryl Palmer

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bucannan Headstone

I wanted to share another view of the San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery. This view shares a bit of the destruction that happened here in the past, along with some mature trees. You see a bit of this behind the headstone that is front and center. This is a view down one side of the cemetery, where you can see there was a black cyclone fence installed to help protect these monuments. This photo was taken quite a while ago so I am looking forward to heading there again one day soon to see how the refurbishing project is coming along that the Hayward Area Historical Society has been working on.

The headstone front and center is the resting place of:

JAN. 22, 1888.
AGED 62 Y'rs 6 M's

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Meet A Rabbit #71

There have been many new Graveyard Rabbits, I need to play catch up again!

Here is a start ~

Rabbit #71 is Sue Jones whose blog is "Sleeping Gardens and Other Final Resting Places." She is from Saffron Waldron in Essex England. You can read about her at the Graveyard Rabbit Association page here. Enjoy!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Deed for Sale on the Internet?

San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery

It has been almost 10 days since I found out about this article, just couldn't seem to get here to post about it until now:

Can you imagine seeing a deed for a cemetery plot for sale on EBAY?

The article caught my attention because it referred to San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery. It also caught my attention because Toni Mann wrote the article. She writes for the San Lorenzo Patch. I have never met Toni, but have had a couple of correspondences with her online. We have San Lorenzo definitely in common along with the cemetery and maybe even genealogy research.

Toni shared with me the research she did for this article and explained she found the picture of the grave site on Find A Grave. She did the usual genealogical research, looking through census records and learning about the family that is involved.

Head on over and read the article!

Copyright © 2011 by Cheryl Palmer

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday ~ Self

Rickey Self

May 4, 1941 ~ Sept. 4, 1955

Lonetree Cemetery, Hayward, California

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Meet A Rabbit #75

Time to meet Graveyard Rabbit number seventy five. Her name is Robin Simonton and she writes the blog Graveyard Rabbit at the Triangle, N. C. She says "cemeteries are repositories of stories, dreams and hopes." I like that way of thinking. Why don't you head on over to her bio and learn more about her! Enjoy!

Copyright © 2011 by Cheryl Palmer

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Abrusci and Riecks



Vito Frank
Aug. 24, 1888
July 26, 1956
Aug. 25 1967

Margaret Riecks
Dec. 17, 1965

Vito and Rosa Abrusci, along with Margaret Riecks are memorialized on this headstone which is in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward, California.

Copyright © 2011 by Cheryl Palmer

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday ~ Berthe & Marcel Jaussaud

This beautiful and artistic headstone is located in Hayward at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Berthe was born April 15, 1892 and passed away January 14, 1919 at the tender age of 26.

Marcel was born January 8, 1885 and passed away October 1, 1948. He was 63 years old when he passed.

A volunteer, countedx58, has added this monument to the Find A Grave site and is memorial #23358875. Further information is also noted on this site as: Plot: Section M, Row 6

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Meet A Rabbit #70

Time to meet another new Graveyard Rabbit. Actually introduced in October of last year, we have rabbit #70, Jezebel. Jezebel writes for the blog "Just An Untamed Taphophile." Find out what Jezabel loves/hates to see in cemeteries here. Enjoy the read!

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Meet A Rabbit #69

Way back in July of last year Graveyard Rabbit #69 was introduced on the official Graveyard Rabbit site. This shows you how far behind I am in getting these wonderful new rabbits introduced to you. I will try to catch you all up as soon as possible. For now though, please take a few minutes to read about Susan Petersen who now authors "Nothing but Tombstones." Her fascinating story reveals the coincidence she has upon finding her grandparents plot! Read about Susan here. Enjoy!

Copyright © 2011 Cheryl Palmer

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Crittenden Headstone

First, let me transcribe this headstone for you.

Breyman L. Crittenden
Born in Otis, Mass. May 9, 1836,
Died in Pleasanton, Cal. March 17, 1907

I just love these old stones. I have been away from them far to long.
In the 1870 Federal Census I see Breyman was still in Mass. He was 34 years old at the time and worked as a farmer. I did not find him anywhere else with a quick look at Family, but that doesn't mean he isn't there, he may have gone by a different given name. I checked to see if his monument was entered on Find a Grave and I see it has been done. This is such a clear, beautiful memorial which sets at the Pioneer Cemetery in Pleasanton, California. Let's hope it stays that way, beautiful and clear. Maybe one day we will learn more about Breyman!

Copyright ©2011 Cheryl Palmer

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Meet A Rabbit #68

Rabbit #68 is Robert J.C. Baca. Robert's blog is titled: "Socorro and the Beyond Graveyard Rabbit."
His first interest in cemeteries came when he and some friends transcribed tombstones of one cemetery in a day! Find out more about Robert with his introduction on the Graveyard Rabbit site here. Enjoy!

Copyright ©2011 Cheryl Palmer

Monday, January 10, 2011

Meet A Rabbit #67

Time to meet Graveyard Rabbit #67, Kimberly Sawtelle. She authors a blog titled "On a Grave Subject." Kimberly's mother did genealogical research and so she was introduced to cemeteries early on in life. Read about a great area for cemetery research in Washington and what prompted Kimberly to become a Graveyard Rabbit here! Enjoy!

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