Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Gip Botkin

William Gipson Botkin
b:  28 Feb 1865, Wabash County, Indiana
d: 14 Jan 1943, Roann, Wabash County Indiana

LaFontaine, IOOF Cemetery, Wabash County, Indiana

Gip Botkin is my great great grand uncle and the son of Isaac Botkin and Carolyn Minnear.  He worked as a farm hand and never married.  Family legend is that he suffered from Epilepsy although his death certificate states that he died at the age of 77 from a heart attack. 

I don't know what it is about Uncle Gip that makes me want to get to know him better.  I remember feeling so very happy when I came upon his grave in the IOOF Cemetery.  I stood there for a moment smiling and saying "hi Uncle Gip, I'm so glad I found you". 

1 comment:

  1. I love the 100F part, because I thought that was the temperature on the day you found him! Anyway, I am glad you found Gip.