This cute kid is standing next to his great-grandfather’s headstone in Hemet, California.
The grave marker is for my ex-father-in-law, William H. Bowman, and I believe I’ve written about it before. The birth year shows 1914 when it is actually 1909. The family never knew his actual age! It would have been impossible for him to have been born in 1914 since his father died in 1912. It took his ex-daughter-in-law’s interest in genealogy to uncover this slight discrepancy.
. . . and you are probably wondering how I took this picture since I live in Pennsylvania. Well, I didn’t! My son, Blaine, took his son, Ellis, to Hemet on Memorial Day to bring flowers to the Bowmans’ final resting place. Bowmans Plural? That’s right! Both William Henry and Ruth Hall Bowman are buried here, but her name has never been added to the marker.
Linda’s Headstone of the Week; Week #33