Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday

This is my paternal step-grandfather's tombstone. He was born Lawrence Lynn Gardner on 16 July 1917 in Corning, Stuben County, New York. He died on 12 Jan 2001 of heart failure. His parents were Leo Frank Gardner (1898 - 1945) and Mary Amy Schoonover (1898 - 1969). He was the second husband of my grandmother Jane Elizabeth McElroy. She was born on 8 Oct 1917 and is still living in Coudersport, Potter County, Pennsylvania. Her parents were Egbert Clark McElroy (1888 - 1950) and Hertha Katherine Mosch (1888 - 1988).


  1. I find we have another something in common. My ancestor was in Steuben County in the early 1800's. I have not delved into the area history yet, but it is on my list.
    Did you go visit the grave?

  2. I visited my grandfather's grave in 2006 when I was in PA for my dad's wedding to his second wife. The cemetary is in Coudersport, PA but I was dumb and didn't get the name of it. I'll have to ask my Uncle Paul or Aunt Betty what the name of the cemetary is. I don't know much about his family and neither does my Uncle Paul, who is also researching the family. I've got to get organized!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, hummer! It's nice to find folks who are researching the same geographical areas, if not the same families!