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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 -Mason County Journal- Page A-17 The first gravestone Einarsson, who died were Journal photo by Gordon Weeks the city crew uncovered belonged to Allan John while working as a Simpson Lumber Co. loader in 1925. a a Paid for by the re-elect Tom Farmer PUD 3 Campaign. PO Box 214 Allyn, WA 98524 continued from page A-1 "If someone reaches up and grabs your shovel, I'm running," Heldreth said. Up came a second gravestone, rest- ing against the first. It bears the in- scription, "Father, James A. Sullivan, 1861-1925." Both men are still buried at Shelton Memorial Park -- with tombstones. Cemetery records state that Einarsson was born in Edinburg, North Dakota, and died while working as a loader for Simpson. As for the bubbling water, the grave- stones might have been used to cover an illegal sump pump used to drain water from a washing machine in the house basement into the ground in the alley, Birk said. How did two gravestones end up in the alley? "I can't even speculate," Birk said. "I wouldn't begin to know." Garry Cunningham, the grounds manager at Shelton Memorial Park for the past seven years, also finds "no rhyme or reason" for the theft of the headstones. "I imagine someone took them for fill," he said. "There's no monetary val- ue to them." Brass plates have been swiped from the cemetery, but local salvage busi- nesses have been alerted not to buy them, Cunningham said. Two drunk drivers have plowed through the cemetery chain-link fences and demolished headstones as well, he said. As for the unearthed headstones, they will be crumbled and buried, Cun- ningham said. He shows a visitor the grave- stones that now adorn the final rest- ing places of Einarsson and Sulli- van. "They both received upgrades," he said. Re-Elect Michael Dorcy for Mason County Prosecutor. Vote For Experience That Counts! Paid for by Committee to Elect Michael Dorcy (Republican) www.michaeldorcy.com v- Paid for by.Committee to Elect Kathy Haigh,(D) 81 SE Walker Park Rd., Shelton, WA 98584