The more information on a stone…

…the happier you make your friendly neighborhood genealogist.

For much of the twentieth century, grave markers showed a name and two dates — and the dates may or may not have included month and day.  Chances are, the entirety of the information on the stone was this:



But eventually, the trend ran to giving more information.  People started placing short statements like “Always Missed” or “Forever in our Hearts” on markers.  That trend has taken off these days to include additional information like marriage dates and the names of a couple’s children.

And then there’s this stone, which should make any local historian happy.  It even lists the names of all the grandchildren.  Now that’s thorough.


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