The discovery last week of a death certificate and newspaper death notice for daughter Clara Irene Pace helps me bust down a several year-long brick wall regarding Irene’s mother, Laura Mae (Fields) Pace.
My husband’s maternal grandfather’s sister Irene dies tragically at just 15 years old from meningitis. A newfound newspaper brief and death certificate finally provided documented evidence of family lore.
My grand uncle Harry. J. Flanagan is the only sibling of my grandfather’s for whom I cannot confirm parentage. Both of the parents he claims were married to their first spouses at the time of his birth. And he is the only sibling for whom I cannot locate a birth or baptism record.
When visiting the gravesite of my husband’s 2nd great grandparents this July in Maricopa, California, we came across some nearby headstones that we thought might be for people related to us. One of those was for Walter S. Gann, brother of my husband’s 2nd great grandmother Pauline Adeline Gann.
By 1880, Jeff’s Harless ancestors moved from Stanislaus County, California to Mariposa County. This July, we traveled to old town Mariposa to visit more family history spots and find the headstone of Jeff’s 2nd great grandparents.
I mentioned yesterday that I suddenly stumbled upon the burial place and a headstone photo for my great-grandmother Sarah Kennedy Flanagan. The cemetery was kind enough to promptly respond, but I was very disappointed to learn that their records contain no further information about my great-grandmother or any family that might have been in charge of her funeral or burial.
Today I somehow stumbled upon a burial entry memorial and headstone photo for my great-grandmother Sarah Kennedy Flanagan, on Find A Grave. Thank you so much to Find A Grave volunteer Phyllis Meyer for taking the time to record a virtual memorial for Sarah!