Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday - March 21, 2017 - Sarah Elizabeth Seaburn Hayner


Sarah Elizabeth Seaburn was born 2/27/1841, the daughter of William and Ellen Bessey Seaburn, in St Catharines, Ontario. William and Ellen had three children; James, Sarah Elizabeth and William. Ellen died in 1851. William and the children moved to Michigan. In 1866, William remarried Jessie Cole in St Clair Michigan and they had two children; Margaret, Thomas.

Sarah Elizabeth married John Henry Hayner on July 12, 1862. They had nine children; William H. (1862),John R. (1866), Nellie May(1868), Charles Wesley (1870), Frank (1874), Paul Kelley (1877), Fred (1884), Leslie Milford (1884), Alexander Bessey (1886). They lived in St Clair, Michigan for the remainder of their lives.

Sarah Elizabeth Hayner died on Mar 21, 1930 and is buried in the Hayner Family plot in Hillside Cemetery in St Clair, Michigan.


Rest in Peace, Sarah.

Love, Jan Smith

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday - March 7, 2017 -


David Valentine Boyer was the son of David M. and Eunice White Boyer. He was born on November 13, 1905 and died of Meningitis on March 7, 1906 at the age of 3 months.

He is buried in Beebe Cemetery, Holly Michigan.

 Rest in Peace, David Valentine!

Love Jan

Monday, March 13, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday - February 28, 2017 - Robert Thomson

Robert was born on February 11, 1894 in Cowdenbeath, Scotland the son of Robert and Francis Ann Thomson. The family left the port of Glasgow, Scotland on the 12th of October 1907 arriving in New York on the 21st of October aboard the vessel California. In the 1910 Census, Robert and Ann Thomson can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They have five children listed; Alexander (1886), Robert Jr (1894), Jeanette(1895), Peter(1900), Margaret(1904).

On the 5th day of June, 1917, Robert declared his intention to become a citizen before a judge in Pittsburgh. At the time he was employed as a Yard Manager for a lumberyard called Builders Supply. He was married to Blanche Edythe Kitzer and that had one son, Donald Roy Thomson was born in 1933.
Robert died on February 28, 1940. He was buried on March 2, 1940 in the Allegheny Cemetery in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in Section 23, grave 324. This is a large cemetery with over 14,000 graves and only 25% of the graves are photographed.



Rest in Peace, Robert.

Jan Smith