Interesting to read about the trip to the cementeries. I definitely would have to take a bus if I had done a thing like that.
You had got even more out of it inside the cementery if you had been there late at night in autumn with bad weather, rain and wind.
I am sorry I have to correct you a little bit: According to the obituary about Mrs Edward Beatie (Mrs Ellen Bird) from the New Bedford , Massachusetts, Standard Time newespaper Mrs Beattie died in a Newport resting home, not at home.
Here is the obituary:
Mrs Ellen Bord Beattie 66 formerly of New Bedford and wife of Edward Beattie, died yesterday in a Newport rest home,
Born in Norfolk, England she sailed abroad the Titanic on its disasterous voyange in 1912, She was one of the more than 700 survivors of the sinking. She resided in New Bedford a number of years and left this city for Newport about 25 years ago, She was employed in the households of prominent Newport familiesÂ¨.
Surviving besides her husband are two brothers, William of New Bedford and Benjamin of England, four sisters, Mrs Emma Beauchamp, Mrs Annie Carney, Mrs Mary Amis and Mrs Abbie Sturdy, all of England, and several nieces and nephews.
In the book "Titanic the Norfolk survivors the author John Balls has written six pages about Mrs Bird. There is a picture of a street in Staxford where Mrs Bird was born, and a picture of Old Buckenham Church and the school Ellen Bird attended.
According to the book she died at Aquidneck Convalescent home.