Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday - Honoring "The Woman in the Well"

Recently, the John Kinzie Chapter of the US Daughters of 1812 honored the grave of Julia Martin Lambert, the "Woman in the Well.".  We dedicated her marker this past fall, but had a formal grave marking ceremony last month.

In addition to members of our chapter, the State President of USD1812, a color guard provided by the Sons of 1812, and community members, there were 2 descendants of Julia present.  Both were great-great-great-grandchildren - one traveled from Washington state, the other traveled from Florida.

Descendants of Julia Lambert are flanked by members of John Kinzie chapter, USD1812, and our color guard.
The Yates City, IL cemetery commission had planned a catered meal at the community center to follow the ceremony.  Unfortunately, due to strong thunderstorms, we had to hold our ceremony there as well.  The wreath made its way to the ceremony a few days later, once things had dried up.

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