|Hugh C Dorr
St. Joseph Cemetery
I understand that any photo is better than no picture of a gravestone. However, with a little effort and planning, you can have a great photo rather than ‘just a photo’ of a gravestone.
I took this photo while in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Lockbourne, Ohio. At the time I was on a research trip with the intent of visiting as many cemeteries as possible of my ancestors as I live 10 hours away from Franklin County, Ohio. While I was at the cemeteries, I decided to take additional photographs of the tombstones around my ancestors.
On this particular occasion, I was in a hurry and didn’t want to use a soft bristle brush or even my garden glove covered hands to remove the grass from this stone. The grass around the edges piles up on the stone as it’s recessed into the ground and mowing crews just go over the top. Grass clippings are not sucked up and so they pile up.
Though a family member who is trying to find Hugh C Dorr (1912 – 1970) would be happy to even see this photo. There is more to the stone as well as more information to be seen. A little extra effort spent culling out the distracting elements would make this photo even better.
Happy Grave Hopping!