Friday, May 08, 2015

Died a Day Apart

Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission

Died a Day Apart

Mary Angeline and her brother, James Gallup
Row #1, Grave #308-10-010, GPS 41.41686 N - 71.97180 W
(Transcript from Hale Survey) Gallup,
Mary Angeline, daughter of Ebenezer & Ellen, died Apr. 9, 1864, age 6 yrs. 20 days,
 Gallup, James, son of Ebenezer & Ellen, died Apr. 10, 1864, age 1 yr. 10 da.
 (Note age at death should be 1 yr. 9 mo. 10 da.)

Next to the gravestone of the three children who died young is this gravestone of the children who lived long enough to be named and who were more than babies when they died.

The most striking feature of the stone itself is the depiction of the young roses. They aren't just rosebuds. The mourning is for children not for infants. 

The Gallup genealogies list these children in the later versions but not in the 1893 version probably because of the existence of the gravestones. They give birth dates and only the older child, Mary A. appears in a census year. (1860 census)

For me, noting that these two children died a day apart in the month of April, so it is reasonable to think they were sick and died of a disease. 

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