Today, I made my first online memorial at Find A Grave. It was for my first cousin Robert Daniel Graham, or Danny as we all knew him. He was Uncle Leroy’s only son, and died in 1988.
Danny was buried at Beverly Cemetery in Blue Island, Illinois, which is only about four miles from where I live. My family and I went out to Beverly Cemetery a couple of weeks ago to try to find his grave, but we left defeated. The cemetery is huge, I had no idea where he was buried, and the cemetery office was closed (we’d gone out on a Saturday afternoon). When I got back home, I sent an e-mail to the cemetery asking for information. Today, I finally received a response with the exact location of Danny’s grave. I intend to go back out to Beverly Cemetery soon to snap a picture of his grave marker.