This week, I finally located my maternal grand aunt’s final resting place – Christina Mutton nee Walsh – in Australia. My grand uncle, David Walsh, and Christina and her family emigrated to Australia in 1950’s. By the way, I have photo of David Walsh’s grave site along with his wife – many thanks to volunteer from Find A Grave website.
I received the name of cemetery where Christina was buried and I put in a photo request via Find A Grave website. A volunteer took a picture of grave site and stated that there was another grave site next to her who may be related to her. I looked at photo and realized that Christina’s husband, Ronald’s parents were buried next to them. Wow…..Ronald’s parents emigrated with them too.
I have photos of both Christina’s and David’s grave sites. It concluded my searching for Christina’s and David’s final resting places. However, I am trying to locate our living relatives – their children – in Australia. *crossing fingers*
As of today, out of 10 brothers/sisters of the Walsh Family – five of them (Bee Ann, Nora, Christina, David and John) has been identified where they were buried. It leaves me with 4 siblings’ (Sarah, May, Rita and Patrick) final resting place in Ireland and 1 sibling’s (Evelyn) final resting place in England. That’s half of the Walsh Family. I hope to find rest of their final resting place in next few months. It reminds me that I haven’t share a story about how I discovered Bee Ann Walsh….it is a true collaborative effort from my cousin, mom, Irish genealogists, friends, photos, and documents. Amazing journey to discover her. I shall share it in next few days. Keep your eyes peeled.