Gene Notes

Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Relatively Speaking, Cemeteries & Death Certificates

Last year, friend/cousin Karen at Genealogy Frame of Mind did some cemetery work for me at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky while she and hubby Mark were there on business.

If you have never had the pleasure of using the Cave Hill database it can be found here. What is wonderful about this database is that if you find someone buried there, make note of the section and lot and then follow the links from The Cemetery > The Grounds > Map.  Clicking on the section letter/number on the left will bring up a map of the section that shows where the lots are located. That is just astounding. I wish more cemeteries would do this.

Getting back to Karen and Mark doing some Bowman headstone searching for me resulted in the following pictures:

Now, I had an inkling that these people were somehow related to the Bowman's in these lots, but didn't really pursue it. Then I found this record in the 1959 Missouri Death Certificates, a death certificate for Elizabeth Stone Bowman. The informant? Mrs. V. William Borntraeger.  Further research elicited the information that Nelle and Elizabeth were sisters. Not that I had any doubt, but it is nice to know for sure!

Copyright 2010, ACK for Gene Notes

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