Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: Daniel Dexter FAY

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DSC06108, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.

Daniel Dexter FAY 

In the midst of life, we are in death

This simple stone stood out in yesterday's fall sunshine. With no matching graves around him, I wondered why he is buried here alone without a wife or daughter.

His death record stated that he was married and was the son of Daniel P. and Wealthy of Marlborough, born 2 Nov 1831. The 1880 census lists him with a wife and child, working as a stone mason.(wife named Carrie and daughter age 12 named Cora J.)

The death records says he died of alcoholic poisoning and paralysis of the heart. No wife listed but the parents are listed as Daniel P. Fay and Wealthy Morse. The gravestones behind him are of the Morse family.

I hope someone has been looking for this gravestone. He is buried in the Wilson St. section of Evergreen Cemetery.

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