I love this story about my 3rd Great Grandfather, Abel Ripley Torrey. What a great way to honor his memory and give insight into the character of the man.
For the genealogist or history buff spending time at a cemetery can be the equivalent of a mini-vacation. There is a peaceful calming effect when meandering through an older cemetery. One of my favorites happens to be Elmwood in Detroit, where the park-like landscape, the established trees, older headstones, and reverence for loved ones departed […]