Friday, July 15, 2011
A sampling of the Veteran's Graves Fairview Cemetery
While Tom Loughridge and Dick Pierce located the graves and placed flags by the gravestones, I took photos of the gravestones for the Town Historian's files. Fortunately, Tom who had undertaken the task of placing the flags in recent years had made a map of known Veteran's graves. This made the task somewhat easier,but the writing on many of the older stones is becoming more difficult to read each year. Some of the known Civil War Veteran's graves were not located. Hopefully,by cross referencing the Fairview Cemetery records with the the list of Lindley men who served in the Civil War, some graves will be located. Others are known to be buried in Presho Cemetery, Powers Cemetery in Lawrenceville- perhaps other nearby cemeteries . Undoubtedly, many moved away.
Tom deserves a lot of credit for the time and effort that he has put into honoring the Veteran's by placing flags on the graves. However, there comes a time when someone from the younger generation needs to step forward and" do the job". Since the Town of Lindley is now responsible for the cemetery maintenance , the maps and lists are filed in the Lindley Town Clerk's office.