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Saturday, August 30, 2014

RIP: Grandma Martha Dunham Rider

129 years ago today, on August 30, 1885 (it was a Sunday that year), my fourth great grandmother Martha Dunham Rider died.

In all the years that we have been placing red geraniums (sometimes pink) and white impatiens (lately petunias) on our ancestors' graves, we have never been able to do so for Grandma Martha. The reason why is that they left no death record for her and her resting place is unmarked.

We figure she is buried in one of two cemeteries near Capac in St. Clair County, Michigan. But both cemeteries lack records and what records they have are recreated based on existing tombstones.

So Grandma Martha here are some virtual flowers for you. Rest in Peace and know that you are remembered.


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