In addition to taking photos locally, I often try and squeeze in a side trip to Albany Rural Cemetery when visiting my son and his family. This is a huge cemetery with lots of interesting gravestones. Sometimes I just drive around until something catches my eye and then stop to take photos.
When I saw this monument a few years ago, I just had to take a closer look. What do you think that top ornament is supposed to be?
A huge acorn?
Those are definitely oak leaves.
A second marker clearly states their names and relationship.
The Albany Rural Cemetery records are available online at Ancestry.com.
Margaret was the Executrix of her husband's will.
Here is Margaret's memorial page on Find A Grave.
I recently volunteered to help computerize the records of Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx for the Italian Genealogical Group. I've done data entry work for them before. Besides, I have ancestors who are buried at Woodlawn and it's my way of giving back :)
Copyright 2014, Barbara Schaffer