Over the past couple of years, I have researched the lives of almost two thousand of my blood relatives.
During my search, I came across two photographs of the same headstone, taken one hundred years apart. We are used to visiting cemeteries and trying to decipher the writing on really old headstones. So it was fascinating to discover this picture that shows what the headstone looked like when it was relatively new.
|Pictures of the same headstone taken a century apart|
You may also have noticed that there are more names on the more recent picture. The four people named on the older picture are four children, distant cousins of mine, all of whom died in Aberdeen, Scotland in the late 19th century.
|Photograph taken in the early 20th century|
The later picture shows that their parents' names were added in the 1920s.
|My distant cousin (1st cousin x4 removed) George Walker, |
whose children are mentioned on the headstone