Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Harold Acklin Whitted


This is the tombstone of Harold Acklin Whitted located at Lake Creek Cemetery, Lake Creek Township, Calhoun County, Iowa. I took this photo in March 2011 while passing through Calhoun County on the way to Omaha.

Harold Whitted (1903-1989) was married to Helen Ross-Whitted, my great grand aunt. Their farm was in Lake Creek Township, Calhoun County, Iowa.

The tombstone is transcribed as follows:
Harold Acklin
Jan. 11, 1903
Oct. 21, 1989
The tombstone also shows a picture of a horse. Harold was a life long lover of horses. I think the white area shaped like Oklahoma is just coincidental. I suppose only a map nerd would see Oklahoma when looking at a tombstone in Iowa.