I spent pretty much all day working on the John B Smith family (his parents in particular). When I got to the point where I knew I had to stop for the day, I decided to go back to another favorite to research: the Para family.
And I made an exciting discovery! How I have missed this in the past year, I’m not sure. However, I found Giacomo Para’s headstone on Fine A Grave! It was originally posted by Dale Schaefer (#47452604) on March 15, 2015. The headstone reads:
Sept ? 1844
June 12, 1926
At the bottom of the stone is a cross lying on it’s side. I am not altogether sure of what this signifies. It appears that many people have wondered and it seems that many of these are Catholic graves. Answers that I have found point to the sideways cross symbolizing Jesus carrying it. If anyone knows, let me know!
Giacomo P “Jacob” Para
born Sept ? 1844 in Italy
died June 12, 1926 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
buried at Calvary Cemetery on Elvis Presley Boulevard
Finishing this post up, I just noticed that Dale transferred the memorial to me!