Tuesday, December 14, 2010
These are the three little sons of Joseph and Naomi (Fancy) Frazel that were born and died in Marlborough, MA. Albert, John and Loren all perished from commonplace diseases that took the lives of many children of their time.
Before going to the cemetery, I was not sure that I could find out how many children Joseph and Naomi had. The side of the monument was very hard to read and I am glad that the surrounding headstones are carved in clear block letters. It did look to me that Loran was probably Loren. I was wrong. This clarity helped me find the vital records of their births once I returned home. For a family that had twelve children, it can be a daunting task to research all twelve. I have a thirteenth child listed and I can't resolve her name with one of the unnamed infants buried in Nova Scotia or with their daughter Rhoda whose middle initial is M on census records.The child's name is clearly Sophia and she doesn't appear again. Such is the agony of the gravestone hunter.