Monday, May 27, 2013

May 27, 1862 - Conradt Mehrling

Conradt Mehrling
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.

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:

JUL 14 1920 MAY 14 1951

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.

Died Jan 5, 1837
in his 82nd year

Revolutionary Veteran

Thank you for your service Joseph Lohr

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Military Week 2013 - Tuesday

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.

memory of
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"

Thank you for your service Christian Clos 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Military Week 2013 - Monday

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.

1734 - 1779

Thank you Jacob Ambrose, Sr. for your sacrifice 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sheila and Katherine Lyon-UPDATE

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

Washington Examiner
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sheila and Katherine Lyon

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.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

March 2, 1924 - Infant Daughter Moxley

Infant Daughter Moxley
Parents:  Raymond and Virgie Moxley
March 1, 1924 - March 2, 1924
Montgomery United Methodist Church Cemetery
Damascus, Montgomery County, Maryland

Friday, March 1, 2013

March 1, 1953 - Richard Marion Booth

Richard Marion Booth
March 17, 1896  - March 1, 1953
Clustered Spires Cemetery
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland

The Semi-Weekly News, Frederick, MD
March 3, 1953