The other day I stumbled across the grave of my Great Aunt Emma by accident in Hilldale Cemetery. It was quite surprising as I had in my notes given to me by my Great Uncle George, her brother, that she was buried in a completely different cemetery on the other side of Haverhill, Ma.
Unfortunately I never remember meeting her, although both my parents knew her and liked her very much. I've often wished I could meet all those cousins in her line, but somehow the families have drifted apart over the years. I'm hoping perhaps one of them will stumble across this someday and write to me :) I thought about blogging about her family, but I believe there are two living sons at this time, so in heeding genealogical etiquette, I will not. Please, please contact me if you are her child or a descendant of Emma's.
This is a photo of Emma, I'm guessing it could be at her youngest sister's wedding in 1947.
This is Emma in Sept 1980. I think it was when my grandmother Sybil last went to visit her, but I'm not sure.
I am almost certain this is my Great Grandfather Ernest Costello Haseltine & Harry Wyman, Emma's husband.
Adding to the surprise was that her grave was planted with annuals which means someone out there is a person after my own heart :) Also surprising was that it says Rev. Emma C. Wyman, a fact we did not know, and suspect she must have accomplished in the latter part of her life.
Next to Emma is her husband, Harry E. Wyman, a military veteran, who died quite young in April 1955, which I did also not know.
Hattie Wyman is also buried there. She was a daughter of Harry & Emma who I believe died of Scarlet Fever. A photo of her is next. Lee Cannon, was a grandson of Emma's .
Hattie Wyman 1920-1938
Aside from Sybil & George mentioned briefly here, Emma also had brothers named Albert, Costello, Truman, & a half brother Earl, all are deceased. I believe her youngest sister is still living.
Their mother was Hattie Viola (Sanderson) Haseltine.
Amylynne (Baker) Murphy