|A closeup of Montvill's probable burial spot.|
Kerry Scott of ClueWagon discovered the location for Montvill's burial in the Mountain Valley Cemetery in Barton, New Mexico, using a list of burials from a 1968 issue of the New Mexico Genealogist and information on Montvill's death certificate.
Montvill had no stone when Kerry visited the cemetery the weekend of March 22. Based on the fact that Montvill's family did not live in the area at the time of his death, I am speculating that a permanent stone was never erected.
|Montvill Harness' probable burial spot is between |
the tombstone (on the left) and the brush to the right of it.
Kerry also include some panoramic shots to provide some area of the terrain in the area. The mountains made travel more difficult in 1925 when Montvill died than they do today.
A big thanks to Kerry for making the trip to the cemetery for me. Her two children went with her as a weekend educational experience.
- Not everyone has a stone
- Remember local geography when thinking about where your ancestor went to church, did business, etc.
- Plat out the relative location of places mentioned in documents when you are unfamiliar with them. There's a significant distance between Montvill's place of death and place of burial.