Honoring the Pioneers -- Part 3
The stone says "Jesse Cole July 14, 186" with the last digit having been destroyed by the elements. While you might think this was a headstone, it was not. Instead, it was placed on top of Jesse's body before it was buried.
Researchers determined that Jesse Cole was a teenager, perhaps thirteen or fourteen years old, and that he had some Native American ancestry. The other two pioneers were women, one of whom had recently given birth. Based on diary entries from Abigail Scott Duniway, it is thought that this woman might have been Ann Scott, Abigail's mother. Researchers named the other woman "Glenda" in honor of the nearby town of Glendo.