Feb 7, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday: Found my Great, Great Aunt

I had been able to find and trace all my Great Grandfather's (Eugene Ellsworth Lammay) siblings with the exception of one--Ida Chalfant Anderson Roberts (she was a half sister).  From the information in the obituaries of my 2nd great grandparents I was fairly certain she had remained in the Pittsburgh area and I knew her married name was Anderson.  But I had no luck finding any further information on her.

Then when the Pennsylvania Death Certificates became available on ancestry.com I found her by searching on parents.  She had married a second time to a William J Roberts and was buried at Mount Royal Cemetery.  I suspected she may have been buried here since three other siblings are at this cemetery but I did not know her last married name until the death certificates became available.

A few weeks ago we made a trip to this cemetery (my parents and grandparents are here also).  It was a Sunday so the office was closed and I had no idea where in the cemetery she was buried.  We walked around the areas where the other siblings were buried and I found her just down from her sister Bertha Lammay Dankmeyer.  It is ironic--all the times I have visited Bertha's grave never knowing Ida was just a few feet away.  Glad to have found you Aunt Ida!

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