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

9 comments:

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

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

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  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 ;-)

    http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

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  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!

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  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.

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  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.

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

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