The many bird watchers who frequent Green Lawn Cemetery were happy to discover they had a famous naturalist in their midst.

Good News Bruce,

I found Thomas Blakiston today for you.

His tombstone reads.

In Memory of Thomas Wright Blakiston son of Major John & Jane
Blakiston Late Captain in the Royal Artillery of the British
Army Born at Lymington, England Dec. 27, 1832 Died at San
Diego, California Oct 15 1891. He served the Queen of England
in the Crimea and in Europe, China and British North America
and was well known as an adventurous explorer and a
distinguished naturalist. He lies with the kindred of his wife
Ann Mary daughter of Mr. James Dun of Dundaff with her leave
this stone is placed by his brothers and sisters in England.

Cemetery Notes:

Buried James Dun Lot Section M
Born 1828 Lyminton, England
Died Oct 15, 1891 Last Residence Cimarron, N. Mexico
Cause: Pneumonia
Date of Internment Oct. 23, 1891

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Barry Hughes

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