Private Hugh Washington Mills was buried in Tampa’s Woodlawn Cemetery in the fall of 1919. But his grave went unmarked for almost a century.
Sandy Benitez, his great, great-granddaughter, discovered his grave site.
Benitez’s genealogical search actually started when she tried to find where her mother’s grandfather, John Morgan Mills, was buried.
“They (the family) were never sure where he was buried,” Benitez said. “They used to go look for him all the time on the weekends and couldn’t find out.”