Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday – 09/15/09

William H. Hanna
Died Aug. 5, 1870
46 Yrs [??]

Frances Mary Stipp
Wife of
William H. Hanna
Dec. 23, 1893
69 Yrs, 2 Ms & 24 Ds

William and Frances are buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bloomington (Section A, Lot 37).



What beautiful old gravestones. The one has an anchor on it. How interesting. Was a sailor maybe?

Pat Schley

William H. Hanna died after being struck by lightning while at home, in bed, with his wife next to him! There is a Bloomington Pantagraph article about this bizarre occurrence. His wife was momentarily knocked senseless and then came to just before her husband died, according to the newspaper account.
His wife was a daughter of Dr. George W. Stipp, whose obelisk tombstone is also pictured on your site.
This is a great site!

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