Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Charles Auble (1849-1916) in San Diego

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It's Tombstone Tuesday - time to share a photograph of a gravestone or burial place. 

Here is a photograph of the burial place of my great-grandfather, Charles Auble (1849-1916) in Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego, California.


Charlie is buried in Mason Division S, Lot 21, Space 15 at Mount Hope. They have me a map showing the Lot and neighboring spaces so that I could find the site.  He is in the open grassy space between the two in-ground grave markers in the picture below (view looking southwest):


Charlie's neighbors are Julia Burreson on the west and Everett Cadwell on the east.

I took some pictures of the cemetery from the road (so that I could find it again!):
 

The two in-ground markers are shown above, and Charlie's grassy spot is between them.  At least it hasn't sunk, and they keep the grass mowed. 

My biography of Charles Auble (1849-1916) is here.

I wonder how much a simple in-ground marker for Charlie would cost?  Would anyone care, besides me?  Probably not.  Of course, I have some of his genes - and inherited a hairline and body build from him, I think.   It would be different if he was a veteran or someone my grandmother admired, but he wasn't. 

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

I would think a simple marker would not be that expensive. I actually purchased a gravestone with engraving some 20 years ago for my great-grandmother who had died in 1917 and it was $250. Of course that WAS 20 years ago and I am sure the prices are much higher. I never regretted doing it.

Deborah Andrew said...

Randy,

Are you sure that there is not a marker there? I know it looks like there isn't one there, but I have had situations where the flat marker was grown over with grass.

Just curious.