18 March 2012

Mary's Brick Tomb

Mary Helena Lynes was born 30 June 1861. She married Elijah F. Donehoo just a few weeks before her 28th birthday in Fulton County, Georgia. The marriage was a short one, ending with the death of Mary a few years later on the 31st of December, 1892. Her colonial brick tomb is at Oakland Cemetery at Atlanta, GA.

Mary Helena Lynes
Wife of E. F. Donehoo
Born June 30, 1861
Died Dec 31, 1892

Photo © 2011/2 S. Lincecum

Photos of The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, AtlantaWhile poking around Ancestry.com in search of something about Mary, I came across the Atlanta Centennial Year Book. Included within was a bit of history about the Parish of the Immaculate Conception in Atlanta. Baptismal registers for the year 1861 list a Mary Helena Lynes. The church stands today as the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (Photo at right courtesy of TripAdvisor.)


Jim S said...

I'm from the Northeast and I've never seen anything like that burial tomb. Is that as uncommon as it looks?

Regards, Jim

Stephanie Lincecum said...

It's fairly uncommon here in my part of the southeast, but I wouldn't go as far as rare. The older the cemetery, the greater chance of seeing them. -- Thanks for stopping by!

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