Excerpt from the book...
"A book like this will contain enough unintentional misinformation that it should make the writers leery of throwing out some unsubstantiated and outlandish pronouncement—such as President Grover Cleveland has an illegitimate daughter buried in the Alma Cemetery."
"But that’s what the perpetrators of this history—Bob Flasnick and Mildred Calkins—are doing. While working on the book, they became enthralled with the story that the future 22nd and 24th president of the United States sired a daughter named Ella Shaw who died as a teenager and is buried just a few steps north of the cemetery’s veterans’ memorial. According to her tombstone, Ella was born July 9, 1874, and died May 8, 1890, possibly at Orleans, then was buried at Alma."
For more information on this story, get your copy of "Alma Towards The Year 2000" by writing:
Alma History Book
PO Box A
Alma, Nebraska 68920
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