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Are You My Cousin?: Tombstone Tuesday: Another Interesting Tombstone

Are You My Cousin?

Discovering My Ancestors -- One Cousin at a Time

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I tell the stories of my ancestors’ lives. Whether they lived 20 years ago or 200 years ago, they each have a story to tell. Some ancestors tell their stories willingly. Others must have their stories carefully teased from the records. Sometimes the stories are sad. Sometimes the stories are happy. Sometimes the stories are just funny. Regardless, my ancestors’ stories shaped their lives and the lives of those that followed. Come and share in the tales!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: Another Interesting Tombstone

This is a tombstone for Rachel Blythe, wife of A G Bauer.  She died in 1897 at the age of 26.  The stone is located in the Oakwood Cemetery in Wake County, NC.  Rachel's husband was an architect and erected this stone monument for his wife.   Her photograph is attached inside the columns.  It is damaged, but her image is still visible.  This is the first time I have seen a person's photograph on a tombstone.  Quite a lovely tribute to his young wife.

I did find interesting the fact that husband and wife had different surnames.  I wonder if Blythe was Rachel's maiden name?

(Cousins- Just in case you are wondering, this is not one of our ancestors.)



Blogger Harriet said...

I've seen one tombstone with a photo but it was not as old as this tombstone.

November 8, 2011 at 10:30 PM  

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