CotD – Biloxi National Cemetery

This is the inaugural implementation of my CotD. BillionGraves has been running a CotD for a while now and I think it is important to recognize cemeteries. My CotD choices will be a mix of random, suggested, and personal choices. Please feel free to add a comment or send me an e-mail about cemeteries that you would like to see mentioned.

What is CotD? It stands for Cemetery of the Day.

I chose Biloxi National Cemetery as my first CotD because it has personal significance for me. My parents, step-father, and one niece are buried there.

Father, Fred Smith, Sr. (plot 27, 1, 11, but some V.A. records list it as plot 28)

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=85161383

Father Headstone

Mother, Ruth Hartman (plot 5A, 1, 5)

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsp=47433387&GRid=762560&

Mother Headstone

Here are the approximate locations of my parents and step-father’s headstone. I did not get a chance to visit Sabrina’s headstone when I took the other photos as the cemetery was about to close when I arrived that day. I was on a Hurricane Katrina relief trip in 2007 when I took the other photos and haven’t had a chance to get back down there. I am hoping a BillionGraves volunteer will take photos and upload them to BillionGraves.

Niece, Sabrina Smith (plot E, 89C)

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2962932

Step-father (photo to be added when I get to the computer that has the photo), John Hartman (plot 5A, 1, 4)

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=762577

BillionGraves listing for cemetery

http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemeteries/BiloxiNationalCemetery/160953

Find-A-Grave listing for cemetery

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=2962932&CRid=109390&

Interment.net listing of graves, last updated from V.A. records as of 02 July 2000.

http://interment.net/data/us/ms/harrison/biloxinat/index.htm

U.S. GenWeb Tombstone Project for cemetery – only a few photos of headstones

http://www.usgwarchives.net/ms/msphotos/harrison/national/national.htm

V.A. listing for cemetery

http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/biloxi.asp

Cemetery map can be found here, but I added a screenshot of it below the PDF link.

http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/maps/biloxi832.pdf

Biloxi VA Cem map

Cemetery has one Medal of Honor burial, Colonel Ira Clinton Welborn (1874 – 1956, plot 12, 4, 12) .

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Wel&GSiman=1&GScid=109390&GRid=7025006&

First burial at Biloxi in 1934 was Private Edgar Ross (plot 1, R1/G1).

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2962532

First burial at Biloxi after it was opened to all veterans and dependents in 1973 was Chief Master Sergeant Robert E. Callendar (plot 29, R-3, G-4)

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