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Gardner or Bolivar Lighthouse Cemetery

Gardner or Bolivar Lighthouse Cemetery

Posted: 12 Jan 2007 8:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gardner, Ellis
My great-grandmother and her newly born son are buried on the grounds of the Bolivar Lighthouse. I do not know if there is a headstone still standing there or not. I have not been able to visit the area. My grandfather called it the Gardner or Bolivar Lighthouse Cemetery.

Her name is:

Nora Ellen Ellis Gardner
born 7 Jan 1886 died 5 Dec 1918 (flu epidemic)
Baby Boy Gardner
born 5 Dec 1918 died 5 Dec 1918

My grandfather was 6 years old when his mother and baby brother died and remembers every detail of that day.
They were buried not far from the lighthouse and he and his 3 year old sister were put on the train that day to go live with his Ellis grandparents until his father remarried over a year later and came for them.

I would like to find out if there is a headstone on the grave and if it is even there anymore. If anyone can help in any way, please post here.

Thanks,


Re: Gardner or Bolivar Lighthouse Cemetery

Posted: 18 Feb 2012 9:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Unfortunately there have never been markers for the graves. I would be happy to take some photos of the location for you. There is no proper cemetery, as these are the only two people buried on the grounds.
Is your grandfather still alive?
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