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!