Monday, November 30, 2009

Halfrock Cemetery

went dec. 29 and dec. 30, 2002
the stones:

Luther W Toot

Martin L Toot
died Aug 26 1889 aged 29y4m11d
Hannah A Toot
died July 8 1900 aged 74y1m14d
on front of stone is a picture of sunshine and a castle with the verse "In my Father's house there are many mansions. Weep not for those who now at rest have reached the haven of the blest."

there is a bulletin board with graph of grave locations and info on persons buried, but the Toot one was hard to read. I think this was it:

Toot Hannah grave 33.2 born 24May182_
died July 1900
Toot Martin L grave 30.1 born 27March1860
died 26Aug____
Toot Luther grave 20.4 born 13May1890 died 2_Dec1922

Martin & Hannah share a stone, his information is on the right side of the stone, hers is on the left side, and the front of stone has picture and verse. I don't know their relationship right now.

from Revised Edition of the 1911 History of Mercer County p.157..."Martin Toots, a resident of Grundy County, hanged himself to the limb of a tree near Half Rock, Monday, August 25, 1889. He was twenty-five years of age and recently married."

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