The family name on this headstone is Tachella.
I was shocked to see my family's grave stone on google earth. My great grandmother and two of her children died in a buggy accident. My Great grandfather had two young remaining children. He had the statue made in Italy and sent to Pendleton for the grave stone for his wife and children who died. It was one of the first grave sites in the cemetery. That is my family's last name and some of my family still live in Pendleton.
Thank you for sharing the history of this headstone. I have always thought that it was so hauntingly beautiful and knowing its history makes it more so. We live near the cemetery and have walked its shady paths quite often. If it bothers you that I posted it on Google Earth, I can take it down. Just let me know.
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Photo taken in Pendleton, OR 97801, USA
Misplaced? Suggest new location