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Great Uncle Charley found!

Klamath Falls, United States

Day - 38 Thursday 28th May 2009

Our cheap motel was okay, but some of the neighbours were early risers. It's got air-conditioning and good, free WiFi Internet so it gets a good rating from me.

After our free breakfast, we set off up Main Street for the County Museum where we'd been told that we could find cemetery records, and lo and behold, after a relatively short search through our first book, Barbara found where Charley should be.

Charley was her granny's brother and emigrated to Canada in the early part of the 20th century then moved to Klamath Falls, where he married the widow of a friend.

Barbara knew she'd found the right burial record when she found both Charley and Alta next to each other. We couldn't find anything else out until we'd looked at the graves, so after a short drive, we got to Klamath Memorial Park.

Once we'd figured out the numbering system, we went straight to their graves, which made Barbara very happy:

And here they both are:

Armed now with their birth and death dates, we went back into town and looked through further records in the museum, library and county clerk's office to try and find Alta's previous married name which we hadn't known.

We found a rather complicated set of records with some confusion over the names, but interestingly, we found that Charley had served in WW1:

And a photo of him:

And that's about it for today, apart from joining a meeting of the Klamath Falls History Society this evening, which may be interesting.

P.S. the meeting was interesting, and we were able to thank many of the people who'd spent many hours recording grave details in all the local cemeteries, and some of those who'd helped us today in other ways.

On the way out, the sky appeared to have caught fire, and a good storm seems to be brewing:

permalink written by  Saros on May 28, 2009 from Klamath Falls, United States
from the travel blog: The Hairy Animal 2009 World Road Trip
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Well done! Great detective work. We are enjoying reading your on-going adventures. Margaret and Ashley

permalink written by  Margaret and Ashley Blair on May 29, 2009

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