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The Mystery

Here’s a bit of a mystery.  Mary Garne died on 7 June 1873 aged 55 years – around 144 years ago.  I can’t help wondering why there is a second, smaller, gravestone in front of the larger gravestone.  The smaller gravestone has the initials M.G on the stone and the same date – 1873.  I wondered if Mary died in childbirth and the smaller gravestone is for the child who died.  Did women give birth to children in their 50s in the 19th century?

The Mystery

The Mystery

5 Responses to “The Mystery”

  1. Heartafire

    That is a mystery. I would think not, yet that is either a second tombstone or adornment on the original. Intriguing indeed!

  2. The Photonomad

    To be honest, I didn’t notice the smaller gravestone when I took the photograph. I’ll ask my brother in law who lives in the Cotswolds. R

  3. Heartafire

    I would love to know the story behind this intriguing photograph…keep us posted.

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