Tombstone Tuesday – Relph Myers

Relph Myers Tombstone

IN MEMORY OF

RALPH MYERS

THE SON OF SARAH J.

AND WILLIAM H.

MYERS

BORN APRIL 21st 1883

DIED OCT ?? 1888

AGED ? YEAR.

6 MONTH. AND 9 DAYS

GONE…

Cemetery: Protestant Pioneer – Silver Reef, Utah

Yes, another child, I will have to add up the children, I feel like there is quite a few. I found William H. the Butcher and Sarah living in up the 15 Freeway in Beaver, Utah, with their 3 mo old daughter, Daisey. I also found a IGI record of a William J. Myers born in Silver Reef in 1889 and died Jun 02 1968. I guess that is some consolation.

This grave also includes a small footstone, I didn’t see anything written on it.

Relph Myers Tombstone

Wife of George

Augusta Harding Tombstone

IN

MEMORY OF

AUGUSTA

WIFE OF

GEO. L.

HARDING

BORN

SEP ????  1862

TO

?????   ??? ????4

Cemetery: Protestant Pioneer – Silver Reef, Utah

Tucked under the branches of a tree that has grown very close, is the tombstone of Augusta, wife of George. It was very hard to get close enough for good pictures or to read it, even. It looks like the weeds, foxtails, rubbing against the bottom for all these years has erased the text down there. Only the 4 is left (visually) of her death date, if I had to guess, I would go for 1884, I believe the earliest burial in these cemeteries is 1878 and the latest is 1889.

Here are some closer shots:

Augusta Harding TombstoneI did some quick research and found no Augusta Harding in the 1880 census, but I did find George L. Harding, born 1848, a single engineer living in a boarding house in Silver reef. So if 1884 is the correct date, they were newlyweds and we have another sad tale of the rough life on the frontier.

Augusta Harding Tombstone

a Salute to Our Military

First off we would like to apologize for our inactivity here in the Graveyard. We have been working on the main site FamilyHistoryImages.com, getting it ready for our updated Memorial Day page. Our Memorial Day page is three years old and has gone through many changes since it’s inception. We got the idea to put some kind of remembrance page together, because as we were doing our genealogy research, we found that many of our ancestors were in the the military. It is so exciting to find your relatives contribution to history! We have learned so much about the founding of this country and the ties that bind us all to the past.

We included this picture, on our Memorial page, as a “marker” for Charles W. Hewitt.

This is the Nashville National Cemetery where my third Great Grandfather Benjamin Hewitt’s brother, Charles W. Hewitt is buried. They fought side by side in the same company during the Civil War, Michigan 23rd Infantry, Company E. They fought all across Tennessee, we just found out about their service about 2 months ago. We’re still researching the rest of the story…