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Gardner or Bolivar Lighthouse Cemetery

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Gardner or Bolivar Lighthouse Cemetery

Posted: 12 Jan 2007 1:39PM 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.


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bftkat 12 Jan 2007 8:39PM GMT 
Texantree 18 Feb 2012 9:43PM GMT 
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