Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - John Ross Jr. tombstone

John Ross group of tombstones
This is the tombstone of John F. Ross Jr and his wife Lulu Grace (Scroggin) Ross located at Lake Creek Cemetery, Lake Creek Township, Calhoun County, Iowa.

The adjacent stone to the left is John's friend Edna Moeding. It is my understanding they were well acquainted in the last years of his life. She is also pictured in several of Clara (Ross) Fowlie's photos.I'm not going to speculate on the nature of their relationship, but I can only assume they must have been quite close for her to be buried adjacent to John.

John F. Ross Jr. was my great grand uncle and was Clara (Ross) Fowlie's brother.

The stones are transcribed as follows:

John F. Ross JR
May 6, 1899
Mar 17, 1976

Lulu Grace Ross
Aug 19, 1901
Dec 8, 1937

Edna L.
Mar 2, 1912
Nov 30, 2007