This past week has been especially exciting for me. I've been doing genealogy for a year now and in April I traveled to Iowa from Oregon to see many of my relatives grave stones and such.
In particular I visited my gr-gr-gr-grandfather and grandmothers graves in Grinnell, Iowa. I have always wanted to see an obituary for them, but to no avail. They had a really neat family plot with several family members buried there.
Suddenly last week- there it was! For both of them! My gr gr gr grandmothers was especially neat for me because it talked about her being sucn a much loved member of the comnmunity and her church. Then it said that "60 teams accompanied her to her final resting place". At first I thought - 60 teams? Of what, people? No!! she died in 1898 and it was horses!!!! I felt chills, because I stood there in April and all of the people from 1898 had been in the exact spot as me.
Since then I've been able to also find the obituaries for more of the Quivey relatives and I am thrilled and quite happy.
Just had to share.
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