12 April 2010

Tombstone Tuesday -- sometimes a sad repetition

When my grandmother Pi (Grace Arnold Cresap) was almost six, her mother (Ida May Rees Arnold) died.  The same thing had happened to Ida May. When she was almost six, her mother (Elizabeth Rathmell Rees) had died, too. Two little girls, sad.

Ida May Rees born 24 May 1855 in Groveport, Franklin co. Ohio died 15 June 1891 in Ohio at the home of her sister.  She married Charles Eber Arnold 1 Jan 1879 in Franklin co.  They had five children: Eber Thomas (who died at 8 months), Charles Garfield, Elizabeth, Grace "Pi", and Clyde (who was one when he lost his mother).

Elizabeth Jane Rathmell born 11 Sept 1820 near Groveport, Franklin co, Ohio died  there on 16 Feb 1860.  She married Benjamin Leonard Rees. They had three daughters, Mary, Ida May, and Anna Elmyra.

Elizabeth and Ida May, mother and daughter, are both buried in Walnut Hill cemetery, Hamilton township, Franklin County, Ohio.

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