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Gamboa Cemetery Rio de Janeiro

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Gamboa Cemetery Rio de Janeiro

Posted: 19 Aug 2013 7:42AM GMT
Classification: Cemetery
Surnames: Banister, Cotterell
I have photographed all headstones of Gamboa cemetery, in Rio de Janeiro. This is the primary cemetery in Rio for non-Brazilian burials. It is only small but burials began in 1811. Willing to help people find their lost links. A couple of examples:
STTMO Midshipman John Banister late of the United States Navy. He was born on 24 February AD 1815 at Osmore in the County of Amelia in the State of Virginia. He entered the service of his country February 1829. He died at Rio de Janeiro 3rd June AD 1835 while attached to the United State sloop of War "Natchez". Another-Beneath this stone rests the remains of Edwin F. Cotterell late steward of the Royal Mail Steam Packet "Tyne" who in the discharge of his duties and in the prime of life, was unfortunately drowned in this harbour on the 11th day of September 1836. Deeply lamented by his relatives and friends. Ours are tears-though few-sincerely shed when oceans shroud and safeguard our dead.
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darleith 19 Aug 2013 1:42PM GMT 
COLINTHORNTON... 11 Jun 2014 2:38AM GMT 
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