Gravestone at Point Betsie
Yes, we have a gravestone at Point Betsie but alas no grave. Edward Wheaton, Keeper 1934 to 1946, made this gravestone to honor his mother, Martha Madsen Wheaton, 1857 to 1941. She died in Cheboygan.
Keeper Edward Wheaton could not lift the gravestone into his car to take it to Cheboygan. So he left it on the grounds as a memorial to his mother who had come as an immigrant from Norway. She had married a lumberjack, Andrew Richie Wheaton and lived in the Upper Peninsula. After her husband's death she raised their six children by doing house cleaning in Cheboygan.
Erected by The Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse.
Location. 44° 41.467′ N, 86° 15.277′ W. Marker is near Frankfort, Michigan, in Benzie County. Touch for map. Marker and gravestone are just south of the Gift Shop, on the grounds of Point Betsie Lighthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3701 Point Betsie Road, Frankfort MI 49635, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oil House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fog Signal Building (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away);
Also see . . . Explore Point Betsie Lighthouse. (Submitted on October 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.