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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  1. An impressive share! I've just forwarded this onto a coworker who was conducting a little research on this. And he in fact bought me dinner because I discovered it for him... lol. So let me reword this.... Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to talk about this subject here on your internet site. all of craigslist

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