Recently a local Hamilton woman was digging in her garden when she stumbled on a tombstone buried in the dirt.
The word "MOTHER" was carved in red, granite stone. A cross and leaf design fills out the marker's top left corner. The stone reads:
This story intrigued me. I began to wonder about Annie. Could I find out more about her? One thing that is mentioned in the original story is that Annie was originally buried in Woodland Cemetery. A search found this burial in that cemetery:"In loving memory of
Till we meet again"
His wife Annie Barton
Could this be Annie? Why are the dates of death different? Did the stone engraver goof and that meant a new stone had to be made?
According to a family tree online, George married Annie White and had 3 sons, and yes, they lived in Hamilton.
Read more at Is there a body in my backyard? Woman unearths 60-year-old gravestone while gardening