Jack the Ripper suspect; Tombstone Tuesday

This is the tombstone and an enlargement of the inscription for Francis Tumblety who is buried just about a mile from my home in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Search on the internet and you will find those that say he was Jack the Ripper and those that say he could not possibly be the Ripper. Francis …

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Tombstone Tuesday – 4/14/09

This year is the 175th anniversary of the City of Rochester. The City is named for Nathaniel Rochester who was an early promoter of the small village. Nathaniel died three years before Rochester became a City. He and his family are buried at the top of lot R in Mt. Hope Cemetery in the City …

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Tombstone Tuesday (4/7/09)

Many other genealogy blogs are posting tombstone pictures on Tuesday. So here is one from my collection. Above is the tombstone of Col. Patrick O’Rorke in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. He was born in Ireland and came to Rochester at age one. He attended West Point where he was first in his class. During the Civil …

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