This last Memorial day weekend was probably the first time that I went to a cemetary willingly and not because someone I knew had passed away. It was an incredible experience. The pictures I have I am having a small problem downloading, but of all the cemetaries, my favorite was the Bingham Canyon Cemetery.
My moms side of the family lived in Bigham Canyon when it was a booming city for mining. My moms side of the family is also where I have my focus on my geneaology. There are a lot of missing pieces and holes and not a lot of documentation. My mom has been an absolute doll for trying to help me.
When we went to Bigham Canyon Cemetery, it has a real old feeling to it. I can imagine, that it might look the same way it looked in the 1800's. Some of the graves stones were so old that they were weathered away that you could not read them. It was so surreal. The Tibble family had an area fenced off and there was only 1 head stone that was recognizable because someone had recently put a new headstone in. Thomas and Francis Tibble.
When I was at the DUP last week, I ran to the photography archives to see if I could find any pictures of the ancestors that I could think of, and not one name was listed. I was so dissapointed. For personal reasons, I needed to know what some of my ancestors looked like.
After going to the cemeteries, I sat down and decided to do some more genealogy work. I popped onto ancestry.com and out of the blue, someone had recently posted pictures of Thomas and Francis Tibble. Wow! I just sat there stunned. What are the odds! I also found out that they came with the William Seeley Company in 1868 and there is an entry of their travels.
What a reward for going out in the rain and visiting my ancestry. I will be eternally grateful!
Francis Grunsel Tibble