Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Genealogy Even While on Vacation

I just got back from a family trip to Delaware, but genealogy wasn't far from my mind. We went to a playground, and my husband pointed out a cemetery just a half black away (he knows me so well). Of course, I had to take a look! I don't have any genealogy connections to Delaware, but I can still appreciate the family history present in every cemetery.

Epworth Methodist Cemetery,
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
(Photo taken by author)
Here's one of the headstones I saw, this one for a World War I veteran who died in 1955. The 1917 draft registration card for Daniel T. Simpler says that he was 23 years old and worked at a glove factory in Rehoboth Beach, Sussex County, Delaware.

According to his death certificate, Daniel was born in Georgetown, Delaware, became a carpenter, and died in the V.A. Hospital located in Caln, Chester County, Pennsylvania. His usual residence was in the Dewey Beach area of Delaware, which is why he was buried in nearby Epworth Methodist Cemetery. He was 62 and left behind his wife, Elsie.

Daniel, thank you for your service.


  1. That awesome that you took the photo and blogged about it. And I agree thank you Daniel for your service

    1. That's so nice of you to take time to comment. Thanks for stopping by!


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