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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Research in Progress

I've got several research projects underway, one being the murder of the 5 Moore children buried in Eastside Cemetery. Things got a little out of control! I also had a pile next to my chair in the family room where I work with my lap top. Guess what I'm doing Saturday?!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Walks list updated

I had the opportunity to take a few cemetery walks today and updated my list. It was a perfect day for it.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

5 Children Murdered

In 1899 the 5 Moore children were murdered. Injuries inflicted were throats cut, an axe to the head and the house set on fire....all by their father.

Carl, Mary, Pearl, Charlie & Lee Moore ranged in age from 3 to 13.

I have been on an emotional journey researching this tragedy. One sad piece is it appears that they sleep in an unmarked grave at Eastside Cemetery here in Hutchinson, KS. It has been a winding road of census records, marriage records, interment sheets, lot cards, many newspaper articles, prison and court records and I'm still not finished.

I brought this to the board meeting of our genealogical society on Monday with the hope that we will make this one of our community connections project and have a headstone placed on the gravesite.

A news article tells about the burial of the 5 white caskets in the EAST part of the cemetery. The interment sheet lists them in lot 851. They are not on the 851 lot card and this lot is in the WEST part of the cemetery. [Eastside has a small number of lots with duplicate numbers]. 851 A is in the EAST part of the cemetery. They are not on this lot card either but I feel this is where they are since their grandfather is in the lot next to it.

More to come...

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tombstone Photo of the Week

Hunt Cemetery

Other Things

When on a cemetery outing I photograph more than just tombstones. Today I was able to spend the entire day on many cemetery walks. I thought I'd share with you the other things I saw today while exploring.

Now, let me first explain to you that I am a Dixie transplant. There is no place more beautiful than my beloved South. I have left behind my Georgia piney woods and now call the Kansas prairie winds home. I do find a beauty unique to this area with the wind farms, burning fields, oil rigs, and flat landscape. I often encounter horses, cows, goats and some not so nice critters on my walks.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Going Green

I have read about "green" cemeteries but haven't put much thought into the subject. Here is an interesting post about it from The Daily Undertaker.

My son has returned to Afghanistan so I hope to return to regular blogging again after I play catch-up on some other things.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What do you think?

Please take a few minutes and share your thoughts on this thought provoking question posed by Tammi over at Escape to the Silent Cities.

As you will see from my comments I didn't always feel the way I do now.

Just how serious are you about the subject we share in common?


Eastside Cemetery Lot 1

Information obtained from interment sheets, lot cards and headstones.

Burial Information

Lot 1 Overview

Lot Card - Order of Burials

List for search purposes:

Barr Loid
Molyneux Infant
Molyneux Madaline
Molyneux Mary M.
Molyneux Richard
Molyneux W. J.
Pargeter Ellen
Pargeter Lillie
Pargeter Thos.
Powell Mary Susan B.
Powell Ella
Powell W. W.

Found in the Cemetery

This is not the first article I have come across where someone missing was found in the cemetery...alive.

Wildmead Cemetery is often called Nickerson Cemetery. It is the only cemetery in Nickerson.

Hutchinson News 3/17/1921 P 11

Friday, September 3, 2010

New Book

Richard Waterhouse of Waterhouse Symbolism has released a book. Be sure to visit his website and sign up to get his monthly newsletter.

Sacred Symbols of Oakland
A Guide to the Many Sacred Symbols of Atlanta's Oldest Public Cemetery.

Tombstone Photo of the Week

Crane Cemetery