This week, Randy Seaver of GeneaMusings.com has issued the following challenge:
- To celebrate Veterans Day, pick one of your ancestors or relatives with a military record and a gravestone.
- Tell us about your ancestor's military service.
- Tell us about your ancestor's gravestone - where is it, what is the inscription, when were you last there? Show us a picture of it if you have one available.
- Write your own blog post about this ancestor and his gravestone, or share it in a Comment to this blog post, in a status line on Facebook, or in a Google Plus Stream post.
George died in Milam County, Texas, on 9 January 1880, and is buried at Lilac Cemetery. I took the following photo of his tombstone when I visited there on 4 November 2011:
|Digital image; copyright Denise Spurlock, 2011.|
G. M. SPURLOCK
Apr. 11, 1844
Dec. 9, 1880
A light from our household is gone
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our hearts
That never can be filled.
© 2011 Denise Spurlock