Estelle L. Dalton


Buried in the historic African American Cemetery, Evergreen, in Richmond Virginia

The Cemeteries at Evergreen | Headstone of Estelle L. Dalton

Estelle L. Dalton’s gravestone notes that she was born on July 2, 1870 and died on January 7, 1963. It also includes the term “DAUGHTER-IN-LAW” at the bottom of the stone. While the dates of Estelle’s birth and death can be partly substantiated, the reason for including “DAUGHTER-IN-LAW” on her monument remains a mystery.

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Mary Owens

Mary E. Owens works full time as a Compliance Manager for a local manufacturing firm.  She has a broad intellectual curiosity and, thus, a desire to continually learn. Mary earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina and an MBA from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia.  She is the proud mother of two young adult children.  Her hobbies include reading, gardening, walking/hiking, learning about history, and wine tasting.

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