Sunday, October 31, 2010

Squint Shot 103110

John B. Fowler passed away in 1842, which I posted about earlier in the month, which you can read by clicking here. He may have been buried in the original cemetery for Fowlerville, formerly located on the north side of the 700 block of East Grand River (the above note was published in The Fowlerville Review in 1875). There are four brown brick houses located in this block now and that is where residents were interred until 1884, when Greenwood Cemetery was developed. This headstone, which is no longer used but was probably at the original cemetery, can now be found at the fairgrounds in the historic village. As you will see by clicking on the above link, John Fowler is now represented by a simple stone in Greenwood Cemetery.

As a side note, it was reported in the late 1800s, while coffins and headstones were being moved from the original cemetery to the current one, sometimes -- by mistake -- headstones were moved before the coffins! So, as I wandered through Greenwood snapping earlier pictures for this month's squints shots, I sometimes thought is John really where they say he is, or is Martha really where they say she is. Something to think about.

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