However, only recently did I find out when she (and her husband) died, and it was in part thanks to Find-A-Grave!
|Find A Grave, courtesy S. Esposito|
I had already known that Katherine died between 1920 and 1930 because I found the family (Katherine, husband William and three children) in the 1920 census (in Cambridge, Massachusetts), and in 1930, William was listed (at the same address in Cambridge) as widowed. From the gravestone, I learned that Katherine died in 1924. This narrowed down my search parameters to find out exactly when she died.
I went to one of my favorite newspaper sites, GenealogyBank, and searched for Katherine Dunbar in 1924 and found three notices from the Boston Herald about her death on September 13, 1924.
|September 15, 1924, page 10, Boston Herald, GenealogyBank.com|
|September 22, 1924, page 3, Boston Herald, GenealogyBank.com|
|September 24, 1924, page 13, Boston Herald, GenealogyBank.com|
The funeral notice indicates that she was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, in Boston. I called Forest Hills and found that both Katherine and William Dunbar are buried there, so the stone in the Calais Cemetery is simply a family memorial.
|Record of Dunbar Family traveling from Liverpool, England, to Quebec, Canada|
Ancestry.com: Manifests of Passengers Arriving at St. Albans, VT, District
through Canadian Pacific and Atlantic Ports, 1895-1954.