Found: Sarah Kennedy Ward Flanagan’s Burial Place

Today I somehow stumbled upon a burial entry memorial and headstone photo for my great-grandmother Sarah Kennedy Flanagan, on Find A Grave. Thank you so much to Find A Grave volunteer Phyllis Meyer for taking the time to record a virtual memorial for Sarah!

Kennedy Sarah Headstone
Photo courtesy of Find A Grave volunteer Phyllis Meyer.

Sarah is buried in Buffalo Cemetery in Cheektowaga, New York. I don’t find any other Flanagans listed here in the Find A Grave database, including Sarah’s last husband (my great-grandfather) Patrick. I did send off a genealogy request to the cemetery today, so I am hoping they have funeral and burial records that can help me uncover more clues about Sarah.Sarah is one of my brickwall ancestors, due to my grandfather, her son, Michael John Flanagan, being orphaned by both parents by the time he was a toddler. We are pretty sure that Sarah’s maiden name is Kennedy, and that she was married to Frank J. Ward prior to marrying my great-grandfather Patrick Thomas Flanagan, Jr. in 1925. I don’t yet have a death or birth record for Sarah.

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