Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Cordelia H (Rickard) Brown, Old Masonic Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento, CA

This is  the gravestone of my great great grandmother, Cordelia Hicks Rickard born 1830 Kenwyn Parish, Redruth, Cornwall, England,  died at age 45 on Jan 22, 1875 in Sacramento, CA.   For a full discussion of her life, see my previous post Sept 2008, "The Woman in the Picture".  I use her photo for my profile icon on this blog. She married 1st) Henry William Frederick Myers on Jan 29, 1850 in Platteville, Grant Co Wisconsin; and 2nd) to Henry "New Hampshire" Brown on June 1, 1857 in Sacramento, CA

Right next to her grave is my gg grandfather's, Henry "New Hampshire" Brown, who frequently signed his name H N H Brown (Yes, those are my toes).

Next to them are the graves of Cordelia's daughter by her first marriage, Emma J Myers who , who married Walter J Emery. Apparently they never had children.  After Cordelia's death in 1875, Walter & Emma (Myers) Emery raised Phoebe/Phebe C Brown, Cordelia & H N H  Brown's youngest daughter, until their deaths in 1894 (Emma) and 1895 (Walter). Phoebe/Phebe C Brown married  Charles Wallace Rhodes, a Canadian, in 1896 in Sacramento, CA and then moved to Victoria, BC, Canada, where she lived all of her adult life. Her father H N H Brown died the following year, 1897, in Sacramento, CA.

All photos taken by me, 2002, Old Masonic Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento, CA.

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