Tombstone Tuesday: Who is Dorothy Banta?
|Smith Marker in Green Lawn Cemetery Ohio|
This is a collective stone for five persons buried in Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio. I've been able to identify Helen G Smith as the daughter of Perry W and Minnie E Smith. So Perry and Minnie are the parents on this stone and are flanked by their daughter Helen. I haven't confirmed whether Harold is the son of Perry and Minnie Smith. But it seems likely given the ages.
But I can not figure out Dorothy M Banta. Is Smith even in her name? Is she a daughter or grand daughter? The date of Dec 21, 1986 is a death date but I can't figure anything further out.
Now, I took this picture solely as a volunteer who snapped additional photos while I was in the section for my particular ancestors. I'm sure if I called the Green Lawn Cemetery office, I could solve this particular mystery easy enough. However, since this is a volunteer photo (and I have several similar stones needing more information), I'm not entirely motivated to call up Green Lawn.
So, I've posted it on this blog in hopes someone just might come across it and help me out. Otherwise, in the future, when I'm curious enough, I'll figure out who is Dorothy M Banta.