Tombstone Tuesday: Someone Found Ida's Stone!

Hooray! Someone found Ida's gravestone.

Ida Townsend Sandborn Gravestone, photographed by Dave
Hosted on Memorial #64790553
Ida Jane Townsend is the daughter of William Townsend and Mary Claybaugh (or Clabaugh) of Franklin County, Ohio. William is the focus of my One Name Place study and I wrote about Ida not being in the family home in the 1880 US census. She was in the home of Edward and his wife Louisa who I believe to be her father's brother and sister-in-law.

Ida married Lawrence (or Loren) Sandborn in 1885 and she lived in Columbus, Ohio for the remainder of her life. She had 5 children with Lawrence Sanborn before he is believed to have died around 1907 (if not earlier, a date is unknown at this time). She lived until 1941.

All of this information I have known, but when I visited the Obetz Cemetery in 2012, I could not find the stone. At that time, the cemetery stone location process was very disorganized. A volunteer at FindAGrave did photograph the stone. The only thing I would wish is for more angles of this upright stone. That's just me. I love lots of views of the same vertical stone (including transcription only and plot so I find the stone based on surrounding stones at a later date).

Beggars can't be choosers so I am very excited to see what Ida's stone looks like. Hooray for volunteers!

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