Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: Fordham Family, Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Kansas

photo by Kyle Abbott via FindAGrave.com; used with permission
A kind FindAGrave volunteer quickly got a photo for me of the tombstone of John Fordham, a former missing person (or runaway) at age 15 in 1890, who died in 1896 at age 21 after apparently falling from and being run over by a train.  The tombstone at the historic Maple Grove Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas, also marks the graves of his parents, Charles R. Fordham, 1843-1904, and Helen Nancy Chafin Fordham, 1848-1917.  In the same cemetery are Charles' and Helen's son Reigh C. Fordham (1876-1927) and his wife Bertha C. Fordham (1878-1953) and son Raymond James Fordham (who, sadly, also died young, born about 1912 and died in 1921),

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