Category Archives: Tombstone Tuesday

Tombstone Tuesday: Harriet

Harriet Langdon Tombstone, St Paul's Cemetery, Hudson Falls, Washington Co., New York. Photographed by Terri O'Connell © 2012

Harriet’s obituary can be read here. It is sad that her first name is the only name on her stone. Luckily, she is buried with her siblings so that you can figure out which family she belongs to. Unfortunately, there is no mention of her husband.


Tombstone Tuesday: Fredrick Fischer Jr.

Fredrick J Fischer

US Air Force

US Army

Dec 4 1939 – May 7 1999


Fred Fischer is buried at Ridgewood Cemetery in Des Plaines, IL. He is in section 6, plot 124. Photo taken 25 Nov 2011, © Terri O’Connell 2011.

Tombstone Tuesday – The Jonas Brothers

Ok, so it is not THE Jonas brothers. But they are Jonas brothers none the less.

Max H. Jonas


F3 US Navy

World War 1

Dec 4 1899

Aug 4 1969

Otto F Jonas



Otto and Max Jonas are both interred at Ridgewood Cemetery; Des Plaines, Cook, IL. Section 6, plot’s 216 and 255.

Photo ©Terri O’Connell 2011, taken 25 Nov 2011.

Tombstone Tuesday – Robert Warden

Robert Warden

Nov 1820

Mar 1893

Gone But Not Forgotten

Robert Warden is my Third Great Grandfather. He was married to Nancy Warden, a cousin. Nancy died in 1886. Robert and Nancy had 7 children. I descend through their son David J’s daughter Nettie Ann. Nettie married William Hunter Richmond Sr.

Robert is buried in the Robert Warden family cemetery west of Stanaford Rd. in Beckley, WV area. The cemetery was on the side of a mountain and thick with brush. It was hard to walk through the cemetery and find anyone specifically. Thankfully, I had a distant cousin, Bob, give me a guided tour. He also descends through the Warden line. Bob knew exactly where each stone was and found each one for me. This trip was in Oct 2009.

Warden Family Cemetery

The Warden Family Cemetery was founded in 1801 and 1997 the cemetery was dedicated with this stone. A distant Warden cousin was kind enough to take me and my son to the many different family cemeteries when we visited Raleigh Co., WV, two years ago.

Tombstone Tuesday – Beatrice O’Connell

Beatrice D O’Connell


1894 – 1976

St. Paul’s / St. Mary’s Cemetery Hudson Falls, NY

Beatrice is wife of John O’Connell Jr., this is not a line that I have spent any time researching as of yet. I do plan to research their family in the future.

Photo © Terri O’Connell 2011.


Tombstone Tuesday – John O’Connell Jr.

John O’Connell


St. Paul’s Cemetery, Hudson Falls, NY

John was actually John Jr and went by the name Jack.

©Terri O'Connell 2010

Tombstone Tuesday – Bridget O’Connell

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery

Granville, NY

Bridget Curran

wife of

John O’Connell


Great Granddaughter Terri Foote at grave of Bridget O’Connell


All photo’s © Terri O’Connell 2010

Tombstone Tuesday – Frank McAvoy

Frank L. McAvoy July 26, 1885-May 12, 1955

Frank is the second husband of my Great-Grandmother Rose (Springer) O’Connell – McAvoy. Rose and Frank met in the Hudson Falls, NY area. I am not sure of when they married, in 1930 they are living as husband and wife in Chicago, IL. I am still looking for any information regarding their marriage.

Tombstone Tuesday, The Mysterious Marie O’Connell

Marie O’Connell  1859 – 1950

Marie is buried in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Hudson Falls, NY. She rests on the right side of John O’Connell (my great-great grandfather). The mystery is who is she and how is she related. All of the O’Connell’s are buried in the same area of the cemetery and I have been told this was a French cemetery, a bit odd to find all of my Irish ancestors here. At the New England Historic Genealogy Society, I found an index for the church records of St. Paul’s Church. In the index, there is a marriage of John O’Connell and Marie Goyette. Only information given was the witnesses. None of the names looked familiar, so at this point I have not researched them yet.

Here are my questions:

  1. Is this Marie, Marie Goyette?
  2. Was John O’Connell her husband?

I have called the St. Mary’s Church, (St. Paul’s became part of St. Mary’s after their church fire, St. Mary’s houses all of the remaining records) and they have no other information on this marriage.

I have been searching for any newspaper article announcing the marriage and have found nothing so far. Obviously, more work to be done on my mysterious Marie!

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