Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - How a Cemetery Hero and Find A Grave Bring Martha Home to Her Family

Back in August 2011 I wrote a posting about my Cemetery Hero.  You can read it here.

The story was about the cemetery restoration workshop I took and a vandalized stone that had been thrown over a fence and down a hill.  There was a man at the workshop that day, John.  He was attending with his wife and felt moved to retrieve the stone and put it back on its base.  The stone was large, the hill was steep and the story of John's determination moved all of us that day.

When I returned home from the workshop I created a Find A Grave memorial for Martha DeMott and added what little information I could.

Fast forward to yesterday when I received a Suggest A Correction to Martha's memorial from a fellow Find A Grave volunteer.  Upon further conversation it turns out this gentleman is one of Martha's descendants.  I promptly transferred the memorial to him.

John brought Martha from the bottom of the hill but Find A Grave brought her home.

Find A Grave Memorial for Martha DeMott can be found here.


  1. I love the last line of your post! Beautiful.

  2. It’s heartwarming to read about people who have overcome trials in life with the help of other people. And through the Internet, people can find their loved ones' resting places anywhere they go. Good job to the cemetery heroes!

  3. What a lovely post, Lisa. I'm pleased that you and John rescued Martha's headstone :-)