Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Union Sailor Gets Grave Headstone-- Part 2

John Timlin Sr. returned from the Civil War and lived in Rosebank, attending St. Mary catholic Church and was a volunteer fireman.  He was very active in the Grand Army of the Republic's Robert Gould Shaw Post 112.

There was nothing in the article about why he had no marker on his grave.

JoAnne Nolemi's cousin Stephen Timlin, Sr. was the one actually responsible for locating Timlin's grave after beginning to research family history in  the 1970s.  In 1977, his father, Stephen L. Timlin, born in Rosebank in 1908, took him back for a visit which got him interested.

He did some research through church records as well as the cemetery register and found the grave.

--Old B-Runner

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