Receipt for Burial

After arriving in the US – Francis Moretto passed away.  I’m not sure what she passed away from, but child mortality was fairly high during that time period.  The receipt shows that Pearl Pearch was paid $4 for a grave and opening the grave.  Francis died December 29, 1906.  My great grandparents also lost another daughter Theresa while a child.  (Yes same name as my grandmother) The story was that my Great Grandmother had a sister with the same name, so when she lost her daughter Theresa she reused the name for my grandmother.

I also remember my mother mentioning that they went to find the grave in Clinton IN and the grave had washed away.  I think it was Francis’ grave that is now missing since I remember my mother also telling a story about visiting Theresa’s grave.

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