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Ghost town explorations with @afterlifeanatomy. At the desolate, decrepit pioneer cemetery in Daggett. #daggett #cemetery #pioneercemetery #ghosttown

Well it's officially my birthday, 39 years old and out past midnight on a "super moon" walk with Rich and Maizee. (She doesn't love being at the Pioneer Cemetery in the dark, but it's so bright and peaceful)! It's really crazy how light it is outside!! #supermoon #midnightwalk #pioneercemetery #happybirthday

Found a new cemetery near work.
#cemetery #graveyard #Clackamas #pioneercemetery #photography

The Chapman pioneer family plot.
#pioneercemetery #pioneergraveyard #gravemarker #crosses


This beautiful set of four headstones for four deceased children, all under the age of 3, broke my heart. It blows my mind how many children there are whenever I go to a historic cemetery. I can't even imagine the heartache of being a mother 100 years ago... Found in Jacksonville Cemetery in Jacksonville Oregon

Pioneer cemetery in Bluff, Utah.

George Ward (1803-1878) and his wife Elizabeth Thorlow (1811-1842) emigrated, as newlyweds, from Yorkshire to the Oakville, ON area in 1831. They are my 3x great grandparents and in my family tree they were the first to come over to Canada from England. They had 5 children all born in Canada and then Elizabeth died in her 32nd year, likely worn out from childbirth and the rigors of settling into a new and rugged land.
George's headstone is in pretty rough shape. I had to unearth it from several inches of soil and grass. But its proximity to his wife Elizabeth and the headstone of his second wife Jane Wylie (1804-1873) leaves me in no doubt that this is his headstone. Also his date of death, 24th January 1878, is almost legible.
This little gem of a cemetery is hidden away behind an industrial strip mall on the Oakville/Burlington border. It is kept in good condition by the city although many of the flat stones are under soil and grass.
#Oakville #mountvernoncemetery #WardsofYorkshire #pioneercemetery

Sunset Pioneer Cemetery #pioneercemetery

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