I have written previously on my third great grandfather James Thomas Ross (1869 – 1951) at this post. You can read about his life and the disputes regarding his name.
Amanda had planned a trip to Southern California and I told her we could go on the condition that we came home through Fresno. No trip is complete without a cemetery visit!
I knew he was buried in Fresno, Fresno, California. Through the website FindaGrave I was able to find he was buried in Belmont Memorial Gardens. I was also able to pinpoint the location of his grave in the cemetery through BillionGraves. We arrived on the evening of 9 May 2019 and located the grave after about 10 minutes. It was too late for photos so we returned the next morning. I had never been to his grave. I don’t get through Fresno that often (never).
Here we are with the actual grave.
Here are three descendants of this enigma man.
James was born 22 September 1869 in Snowville, Pulaski, Virginia and died 13 April 1951 in Fresno, Fresno, California. After his wife Damey Catherine Graham passed in Marysville, Yuba, California, he remarried and eventually relocated to Fresno.
While there he remarried to Martha Elnora “Nora” Cackler (1877 – 1974) who was married and known by Brewer. They were married 14 July 1947 in Fresno. Her first husband Daniel Gordon Brewer had passed away in 1943.
Interestingly, within only feet, her father John Nelson Cackler (1851 – 1934) was buried.
Also near was her former husband, Daniel Gordon Brewer (1863 – 1943).
As well as her son Merle Melbourne Brewer (1904 – 1988).
As well as Merle’s wife Mayme Jones Brewer (1907 – 1997).