Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Roy and Ella Homire

Tombstone of Roy and Ella Homire

This is the tombstone of Roy and Ella Homire located at Keystone Cemetery, Kane township, Benton, Iowa. Roy Homire is my half-first cousin, three times removed. Roy's grandmother Charlotte (Kiesel-Homire) is my 3rd great grandmother, but by her 2nd husband. Roy is the son of Lewis and Lena Homire and he is buried in the same row as Lewis Homire and William Kiesel as discussed in the last two weeks.

According to familysearch.org's Iowa birth records, Roy and his brother Rudy were both born November 19, 1903. I don't know if they were identical or fraternal twins. His brother Rudy is buried in Keystone Cemetery, but not near Roy.

Roy Homire and Ella Scheib were married November 26, 1924 in Vinton township, Benton, Iowa according to marriage records on familysearch.org.

The tombstone is transcribed as follows:
Roy R.
1903 - 1978

Ella S.
1905 - 1862

Parents of Cletis, Curtis, Hillis and Connie

Homire - Kiesel - Homire stones in line
All three tombstones, Homire - Kiesel - Homire in a row