Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Willie L Emery - burial

Willie, L Emery, the 5th child born to my great great great grandparents, Sarah (Dwire) and David W Emery was born sometime in 1863 or 1864 in Galva, Henry county, Illinois.   Over a year after the Emery family moved to Ottumwa, Wapello county, Iowa, Willie passed away on September 17, 1871 and was buried at the Ottumwa Cemetery.  

Here is a photo of his tombstone, though the lettering is no longer legible.

Were it not for the map provided by the cemetery no one would know who was represented by his monument.    The map was posted a couple of weeks ago and can be found here.

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