Saturday, April 28, 2012

March 10, 2012

It is with deep regret that I must report the loss of my beloved sister, Thelma Saul Ingram Slaybaugh who passed away Thursday morning at a Dallas area nursing home. Her funeral is scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, in Murphysboro with burial at Glenn. You may see her memorial and get further details at (GOOGLE findagrave Thelma Slaybaugh)
The 'Glenn Cemetery Preservation and Restoration Group' of Danny Jarrett, "Butter" Korando and "Cuckleburr" Clendenin has already gotten underway. In a conversation with Cuckleburr this week, I learned that they have made a preliminary survey and discovered a bunch of hither-to unknown, buried, head-stones and have already raised and turned a bunch of fallen stones. Those stones came up muddy and mostly unreadable so it was decided to merely leave them for the weather to clean while they proceed with the other work. The group decided that they will have to build new concrete bases for about 35 stones. These bases will need to be in various shapes and sizes due to the differences in the headstones, since the concrete will need to extend outward 4 inches all around from each headstone. The next project is the building of concrete forms. There is a tremendous amount of work and considerable expense involved here, folks. This project deserves our enthusiastic backing.
In response to last week's blog, Robin has helped reduce the number of missing Grosvenors somewhat. Dan and Lida are interred in Jefferson Barracks Cemetery and were already in findagrave. I was unable to locate them, previously, because I searched for "Daniel" instead of Benjamin D. Grosvenor. Dan is now linked to his father and mother on their findagrave site.
Robin was also able to furnish a phone number for Jack Grosvenor who now lives in Chandler, AZ. I attempted to make telephone contact with him since he was a boyhood chum in addition to being a relative. The phone was answered by a very polite lady who said that for health reasons Jack could not answer telephone calls. She said she would relay my message to his son. Does anyone have contact with this family?

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