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Dee Burris Blakley ([personal profile] dee_burris) wrote2011-02-24 18:32

Sandlin Cemetery, Ola, Yell County, AR

I went there in search of the grave of Saba Ann Burris Keeton, daughter of John Burris and Cynthia Ann Ashmore.

While I was walking the cemetery, I had to take some other photos.


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Those stones were in the older part of this still active cemetery. So I figured Saba's stone would be there. She died on 13 Mar 1912.

It was - although it took me a few moments to read the inscription on the deteriorating limestone.

Limestone was a really popular stone for gravestones in Arkansas at one time. I imagine a lot of that had to do with how clean and pure a newly carved limestone gravestone looks.

Not so much after 99 years...

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I got bonus with this one.

Saba's daughter, Florence Ellen Keeton Ray, is buried there also, and her information was on the stone as well, under Saba's.

Who apparently was called Anna.

So I learned quite a few things this trip.

But still do not know if the townfolk in Ola unearthed the time capsule in 1980.

Although they did memorialize it.

In the cemetery.


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[identity profile] claimingkin.livejournal.com 2011-02-25 06:08 (UTC)(link)
These photos are excellent! And you are so right about limestone engravings not holding up well over time.

Hmmmm . . . that is very interesting about the time capsule memorial. This is the first I have heard of this type of memorial. Do you have any clues as to what was placed in the capsule? This is interesting indeed!

[identity profile] dee-burris.livejournal.com 2011-02-25 16:26 (UTC)(link)
Not a clue.

And cannot find anyone with city government old enough to be able to tell me if they dug the thing up in 1980 and looked inside...