Monday, January 17th, 2011 01:00 pm
A phone call to Roselawn Memorial Park was all it took to find out if Josiah Hazen Shinn was really buried there.

He is. His remains were disinterred from Oakland Cemetery in Russellville, and reinterred at Roselawn on 24 Oct 1931, just a few months before Minnie died.

Which makes me wonder if she had a lingering illness and wanted his remains removed and reburied before she died...

But who is the little girl?

And where is the original stone?

One answer always leads to another question (or 12), doesn't it?
(Anonymous)
Monday, January 17th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on one mystery solved. Did the cemetery have any information about the previous stone? You'd think they might know since they probably did the disinterring. But then, perhaps they don't keep records that long. Best wishes on the other mysteries associated with the gravestone and photo!
Nancy from My Ancestors and Me
Monday, January 17th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
Nope, no information about the original stone.

It was an administrative assitant working off an old handwritten record.

She did ask for complete dates of birth and death for Josiah to complete the record, and a complete date of birth for Minnie.