Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ainsworth Then and Now: Chester Cemetery

1963 and 2015

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1963 images courtesy of John Fleck.

The grave markers of Henry Chester and his second wife, Harriet (mother of Daisy Chester Raschka). Those stones look as if they will stand forever.

In the next photo, behind the monument to Amanda, wife of Simeon Marble, we have the graves of (left to right) Henry, Harriet, Mary (Henry's mother), and Charles (Henry's father).

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Mary's grave marker now is broken and lying on the ground.

This last one does not show any Chester graves. It was taken towards the west side of the cemetery, furthest from S.R. 51.

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Here the cemetery has changed enough that I couldn't figure out how to reproduce the 1963 photo, or if that were even possible.

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