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Gardner Cemetery or Bolivar Lighthouse Cemetery
Posted by: K A Taylor (ID *****5370) Date: January 12, 2007 at 12:23:34
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My great grandmother and her newly born son were buried on the grounds of the Bolivar Lighthouse not far from the main house.
I would like to find out if there is a record somewhere of her death and burial. I do not know if there is a headstone there any more or any sign of a grave.

Her name was:

Nora Ellen Ellis Gardner
born 7 Jan 1886 died 5 Dec 1918 (flu epidemic)

Baby Boy Gardner
born 5 Dec 1918 died 5 Dec 1918

Both are buried together on the grounds of the Bolivar Lighthouse. My family has always called the cemetery there Gardner or Bolivar Lighthouse cemetery.
My grandfather was 6 years old and remembered every detail of that day. He and his 3 year old sister were sent on the train that day to live with his Ellis grandparents until his father remarried over a year later and came for them.

If anyone can help me find any information about this grave, I would really appreciate it. I would like to be able to contact the private owners of the lighthouse and ask if they have any knowledge of this grave.

K A Taylor

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