I belong to an internet group call "Find-A-Grave" Why would anyone want to Find-A-Grave" literally. It does sound a little unsettling to most.
However, this group are mainly a bunch of retired people that are helping other people who are doing ancestry of their family, find out just a little more. Yes, I take photos of their gravestone because it has information on it that many people doing ancestry lookups don't have or they are wrong in the dates. I have done many in the past 7 years. Most of the request are for those cemeteries located within a radius of maybe 15 miles the most. Most of the request are from out of state. I have requested my family from out of state that were found that I needed for my ancestry book.
Many are church gravesites but they are usually run by other than the church which makes it a little difficulty in finding sites I need. So, this means walking around the cemetery and looking for particular names of people with some sort of date birth or death to compare with information received. Then I take a photo of that gravesite and add it to the website in the proper cemetery and proper name of deceased that I have been asked to find.
These of course are deceased, not there anymore. The sites can be anywhere from 1700 up to now. A lot of the gravestones are covered in mold or not taken care of and hard to read. I have respect for these monuments of people passed and occasionally have even excused myself if I inadvertently stepped to close. Silly I know but we need respect for people who are here now and for many friends and family long gone.
I write about this and hoping you won't think I am off my rocker but to me it is doing a service for someone.
I came across this, just partly in the ground near some larger monuments.
I could hardly read it, but I was sad to think about this persons family or loved one needed to let someone know she was buried there. Can you make out the markings? Here is what I get out of it.
I think it says "Dasie May Cobb - Mary ?(or Married but no room to write that) 2-5-1929 D1 April11
Crudely written by someone and simply laid on top of a grave. I have always loved mysteries and this one I may check further into. It was not one requested just literally stumbled over it.
I took a closer look again with my Sherlock enthusiasm to find out who this is and thought it may be ... Dasie Mayco Born March 25, 1929 and died April 11. Probably a newborn. I am going to call the people who take care of this graveyard next. Why? You may wonder??? Well, I am just a very curious natured person.