Aliza, Hiram, and I went to Preston, Idaho at the end of July. If anyone knows me, I like to stop and visit people, family, and cemeteries. While we were out visiting, we made a few stops at some cemeteries. I thought I would share these couple of photos with Aliza and Hiram with the tombstones of a few of their ancestors. All on the same date!
This is the grave of Wilburn Norwood Jonas, 15 May 1924 – 14 March 1975, who is their Great Grandfather, my Grandfather. There are other posts on Norwood. This grave is in Richmond, Utah.
Hiram and Aliza at Wilburn Norwood Jonas’ grave.
These are the graves of Joseph Nelson Jonas, 19 March 1893 – 6 September 1932, and Lillian Coley, 26 August 1898 – 11 February 1987, who are their Great Great Grandparents, father of Wilburn Norwood Jonas, whose grave you can see right behind Hiram. I have also previously written about Joseph and Lillian.
Hiram and Aliza at Joseph and Lillian Jonas’ graves.
These are the graves of Hannah Maria Rogers, 4 June 1932 – 22 October 1894, and Stephen Coley, 28 January 1830 – 22 October 1913, who are their Great Great Great Great Grandparents. This is the grandparents for Lillian Coley above. For whatever reason I didn’t get a picture with Herbert and Martha Coley’s grave, the link between. These graves are in Lewiston, Utah. I have written of Hannah and Stephen also.
Hiram and Aliza at Hannah and Stephen Coley’s graves.
These are the graves of Mary Louise Wanner, 5 March 1901 – 30 August 1991, and William Fredrick Andra, 11 February 1898 – 13 March 1990, who are their Great Great Grandparents, parents of Colleen Mary Andra, wife of Wilburn Norwood Jonas. I need to write a biography yet of Mary and William but have been overwhelmed by it in the past and just need to work on it some day. These graves are in Whitney, Idaho.
Hiram and Aliza at Mary and William Andra’s graves.
These are the graves of John George (Johann Georg) Wanner, 29 October 1870 – 5 January 1947, and Regina Friederike Nuffer, 26 January 1869 – 10 March 1942, who are their Great Great Grandparents, parents of Mary Louise Wanner, whose photo is above, but also the tombstone to the left of Aliza’s head. I have written of John and Regina in the past.
Aliza and Hiram at John and Regina Wanner’s graves.
These are the graves of Ezra Taft Benson, 4 August 1899 – 30 May 1994, and Flora Smith Amussen, 1 July 1901 – 14 August 1992. There is no relationship with the Bensons, but it is the same cemetery as Wanners and Andras. He was the 13th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As such, the kids know him as a previous prophet of the Lord. They were happy to make the visit.
Aliza and Hiram at Ezra and Flora Benson’s graves.