Gravestone at Point Betsie Historical

Gravestone at Point Betsie Historical (HM1URR)

Location: Frankfort, MI 49635 Benzie County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 41.467', W 86° 15.277'

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Yes, we have a gravestone at Point Betsie but alas no grave. Edward Wheaton, Keeper 1934 to 1946, made this gravestone to honor his mother, Martha Madsen Wheaton, 1857 to 1941. She died in Cheboygan.
Keeper Edward Wheaton could not lift the gravestone into his car to take it to Cheboygan. So he left it on the grounds as a memorial to his mother who had come as an immigrant from Norway. She had married a lumberjack, Andrew Richie Wheaton and lived in the Upper Peninsula. After her husband's death she raised their six children by doing house cleaning in Cheboygan.
Placed ByThe Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 559062 N 4948908
Decimal Degrees44.69111667, -86.25461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 41.467', W 86° 15.277'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 41' 28.02" N, 86° 15' 16.62" W
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Area Code(s)231
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3485-3511 Point Betsie Rd, Frankfort MI 49635, US
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