Staying with the Revolutionary War theme. I found the following markers at Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Emmitsburg, Frederick County Maryland. It is for Christian Clos and his wife. Preliminary research shows her name was probably Catherine but different sources have different maiden names.
who departed this
life september 25
1825 aged 67 year
His wife: "C.C. 1825"
I like how her plaque has "Daughter And Wife of a Revolutionary Solider"
For the second year in a row, I will be posting gravestones I have come across that honor our nation's veterans.
As I visit more and older cemeteries, I am coming across Revolutionary War markers. Today's is found at the Apples United Church of Christ, Thurmont, Frederick County, Maryland. The odd thing about this one is it is a modern marker.
In today's Washington Examiner there was an article about Sheila and Katherine Lyon. I have to say do like how they run " Missing" articles to keep these lost loved ones in the public eye. Here is the link to the article: Lyon sisters went missing in 1975
I had the pleasure of attending the 22nd Annual Conference of the Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites in Silver Spring, Maryland over the weekend that included a visit of the historic St. John the Evangelist Cemetery. I plan on doing a follow-up post on that but while we were touring the cemetery I noticed the following:
I looked closer and saw this:
My first reaction was sadness that these girls were missing. As stupid as it sounds, I was happy to see the candle and cherub there. Shows that someone visits.
As I am not originally from this area, I checked the web and found out that Sheila and Katherine Lyon were sisters who went missing on March 25, 1975 while walking to the local mall close to their home. Unfortunately, as of today, their whereabouts are still unknown. I hope one day the family will know what happened to their loved ones.
For a brief summary of the events and age progression photos, please check Missing You Always
To all the families who are in similar situations, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.