Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday Spellings

This tombstone gave much information.  He was a mason.  He served in the Civil War and her children spelled her name with a C....documents were in K


  1. Ah, yes, there is a lot to find on tombstones. One of my first places to research family is Find a Grave.

  2. That really is so cool!!! Our oldest tombstones here in the Vancouver area are only about 120 maybe 130 years old.

  3. I have a Catherine/Katherine, etc., in our KINNICK line where the name was spelled differently in just about every document I have found, as well! Thanks for sharing.

    Keep these ancestor stories coming!

    Bill ;-)

    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

  4. I have found so many valuable insights from gravesites. Not too many understand why I enjoy visiting cemeteries, but I'm sure you understand!

  5. Agreed....cemeteries are one of my favorite places to wander and take photos. I have found tombstones and then obituaries are valuable sources of info. Usually I need the tombstone dates to find the obits.

  6. Thanks for stopping by.
    You did get a lot of information from this tombstone for sure.
    C or K who knows half the time. My ancestors names were spelled so many different ways it is enough to make your head spin.

  7. Interesting! How did you learn all this? Must be an ancestor.