Gravestone Mystery Solved

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A gravestone will be returned to relatives of a World War I veteran from Nebraska.

The stone had turned up in the municipal burn pile of the east-central town of Bradshaw and was turned over to Bradshaw Cemetery caretaker Bob Goodridge, who then tried to find out where it belonged.

Goodridge told the York News-Times on Monday that several people who had seen the newspaper's story about the gravestone joined his sleuthing effort.

It turns out the military-style gravestone of Lawrence F. Steenson had been at the Grand Island Cemetery and likely had been replaced by a different marker. How it ended up in Bradshaw remains a mystery.

Goodridge says he's talked to some relatives of Steenson, who told Goodridge that they were glad the stone had been found.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666 sixonline@wowt.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 176425471