My great grandaunt, Corinne Edgerton Stillman (1855-1902), daughter of Phineas Crandall Stillman and Orpha Crandall has a strange situation. Here is her headstone in Alfred Rural Cemetery, in Alfred, NY.
Now, Corinne is not buried in Alfred Rural Cemetery, but her sister Amelia whose stone she shares is. Corinne is actually buried in Section 196, Lot 28587 of Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY along with her husband John Max Rudiger (1857-1933).
But … Corinne has no headstone where he body is actually buried. Neither does her husband John. The only specific stones belong to John’s parents John Max Rudiger Sr and his with Amanda Crandall.
Here’s his stone in the family plot in Green-Wood Cemetery:
So the question is, why? I kinda feel bad for Corinne that there’s no maker for her grave. I have to wonder why her husband, who died many years after her, didn’t buy one for her. Was it for lack of money? Was he lazy and just never got around to it? Was it something else I’d never guess in a million years? I’m going to ponder this one for a while, I can tell already.