Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April 9, 1946 - Gerald Leo Baker

Gerald Leo Baker
1907 - April 9, 1946
Clustered Spires Cemetery
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland







Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March 1, 1988 - Myrtle Huffer

Myrtle K. Huffer
January 9, 1893 - March 1, 1988
Christ Reformed Cemetery
Middletown, Frederick County, Maryland








Monday, May 27, 2013

May 27, 1862

Conradt Mehrling
Sgt
Co I
13 MD Inf
Oct 7 1840
May 27 1862
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland


Friday, May 24, 2013

Military Week - Friday

I have only come across a few markers that mention more than one war/conflict and this was my first that had three:  World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War.

FANNIE L SMITH
SP5 US ARMY
WWII KOREA VIETNAM
MAR 31 1905 FEB 22 1998

Goshen Methodist Church Cemetery
Laytonsville, Montgomery County, Maryland


When I found her obituary I saw that Ms. Smith was an Army dental technician serving for 38 years.  That is definitely service to your country!!

The Frederick Post
Frederick, MD
Tuesday, February 24, 1998
 Thank you for your service Fannie Lee Smith

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Military Week - Thursday

I always try to find the obituary or some other information from a database when I post a gravestone. Sometimes I find some tragic deaths and sometimes I find milestones I never knew.  Today's is the latter.  While searching for a military related gravestone to honor this Military Week, I found:

ANN MARIE FRAZIER
US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
JUL 14 1920 MAY 14 1951
WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS




My first thought was she was so young.  Not yet 31 years old.  Then I find the obituary and towards the read this line "Mrs. Frazier was the first colored WAC from Frederick".  WOW.  Impressive. I'm sure she probably had some good stories to tell!

Frederick News
Frederick, MD
Tuesday, May 15, 1951

Thank you Ann Marie Thomas Frazier for your service 
and your courage to be one of the first African-American WAC's

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Military Week 2013 - Wednesday

One more Revolutionary War gravestone.  At Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland.


JOSEPH LOHR
Died Jan 5, 1837
in his 82nd year

Revolutionary Veteran
SGT PA. LINE
1776-1781



Thank you for your service Joseph Lohr