Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sentimental Sunday ~ Three Little Angels

ROSE - 1905
DOREEN 1909-1914
R. JOHN - 1913

This tombstone shows that the two infants and young daughter of this couple are buried together. 

Family records show the deaths of the first three children of this couple as 1905, 1913 and 1914. Today this would be an unthinkable tragedy for any family to have to deal with.

I have found a record that showed one "living" child who was born after these three children. Probably lived to age 70 and beyond. That would be a blessing.

UPDATE: I see that I missed the connection between Ida Maude ACHESON and her grandfather, John RUTHERFORD. Ida's maiden name was RUTHERFORD.  I posted about John RUTHERFORD on "Surname Saturday," 8 May 2010. Ida's father was Edward RUTHERFORD, born 1854, Proton Station, Proton Township, Grey County, Ontario. Her mother was Elizabeth LUDLOW.


  1. Nice!
    Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
    and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

  2. Thanks Dr. Bill. I'm enjoying it so far.

  3. How heart-breaking that would be.

  4. Yes. Unfortunately common in those days. My paternal grandmother's family experienced the same. She was the eldest of 13 children. Three of her siblings died: John died Jan 1894 - age 2 yrs 9 mos; Mary died Dec 1894 - age 4 yrs 7 mos; and Ora died Jan 1897 - 7 yrs 3 mos. They had to be strong willed families.