My post yesterday about my 3rd great grandfather, Daniel Derondo Delaney, got me to thinking.
I would like to have the date of death etched into the headstone for Daniel. It sounds like a simple thing to have done, right? But sometimes my mind can come up with all kinds of "what ifs" and "but what ifs". Such as:
Would I have to prove that Daniel is my 3rd great grandfather to who ever is in charge?
Would I need permission to commission this? If so, then from who?
Would I need to be there in person to make sure the job gets done?
I am guessing that this isn't the type of thing you call around and get estimates for. How do I select someone to do the job and must it be a headstone shop or can anyone who owns a dremel do the job?
The owner of the plot at the cemetery was Earnest Francis Sheern who was my 2nd great grandfather. He died in 1939. So who owns the plot now? Do I need their permission?
Oh all those questions, had me thinking of more :
The plot has 4 graves on it that I know of, I was told that the plot holds up to 8 graves. The plot was paid for in 1911. When I die, could I be buried there? Would they make me re-buy the plot? How does this stuff work?
Just some things that made me go hhmmm. Time to go find some answers.