Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Cemetery Questions

Robert Howard. Born 1845; Died 1878. Buried on Howard Street, across from the Village Craftsmen. But why are there two markers, side by side, for the same Robert Howard?

Edgar Howard. Born 1904; Died 1990. A banjo, and the inscription, "You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet!" on his tombstone. Who was this musician? Did he really play vaudeville with Gene Autry & Al Jolson years ago?

Agnes Scott Garrish. Born 1898; Died 1919. Was she related to the namesake for Agnes Scott College in Georgia, and how did she come to be buried on Ocracoke?

Join cousin Blanche and me at the Ocrafolk Festival on Saturday, June 02 at 11:45 am on the Howard Street Stage for talk about these folks and other fascinating stories of Ocracoke Island and our many family cemeteries.

This month's newsletter discusses the planned replacement of the seven bridges on Ocracoke Island in early 2008, and explains some of the issues we will face. You can read it here.

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