Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Nels N. Melvey and Ingeborg (Johannesdatter) (Winger) Melvey

Glad to be back in the swing of things after the break!  One of the easiest ways for me to resume writing is to follow the daily prompts from Geneabloggers...and start off with "Tombstone Tuesday".  

Nels Nelson Melvey (1867-1942) and Ingeborg (Johannesdatter Winger) Melvey (1864-1952).  Buried at Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota. 


*Photo credit: Suzanne McConn (Hi Suzanne!!  You're awesome!)






You'll notice the discrepancy between the birth date listed on the grave stone for Ingeborg (1865) and the one I have listed in my records (7 February 1864).  The birth date I have in my database is directly from her birth record from her home church - Vinger Church - in Norway.  Source HERE.  I have no great explanation for the error, other than that it was probably misinformation transferred from parent to child.  Her death record from Seattle, King County, Washington indicates "about 1865".  I'll stick with the original church record :).

Glad to be writing again! 

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