|William Talbot Peak gravestone|
Photo by Devon Lee
When I visited Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio, I found a stone for him and his first wife. But I didn't think to check for Cora's stone. Also, I've had mixed experiences with the office stay and their willingness to help. I decided to utilized the power of the crowd and sought out help from a gravestone volunteer.
The volunteer did not find a stone for Cora or the addition of her name to the large vertical monument to William. Seems like her name could have easily been added. However, Cora was the second wife and her kin were in Texas or New York. So, it's quite likely that this little detail was overlooked. Or could it have been banned? I guess I'll never know. What I do know, is that Cora has no stone.
Gravestone research and photography is fun. Collaboration makes it easy to access information that is far from you (think from Iowa to Ohio in this case). All of these topics are covered in my book 21st Century Family Historian available at Amazon.com.