Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: infant son of Luke and Catherine

Row #2, Grave #308-10-021, GPS 41.41695 N - 71.97193 W
(Not Recorded in Hale) infant son of Luke & Catharine Gallup, died Feb. 14, 1840
photo by Brian Zoldak, 2014, used with permission
Unrecorded by the person or the team that surveyed this cemetery on private land, I think this stone was long face down and underground until the Gallup Cemetery folks, unearthed it and set it upright or perhaps the recorder thought it was a footstone and skipped it.

This is my photograph of this gravestone. You can see how small it is. 
infant son gravestone by Midge Frazel, 2009

The Gallup (2009) genealogy lists no child for Catharine and Luke Gallup. This gravestone is next to Catharine as it should have been placed in 1840. 

infant/son of/ Catharine and Luke Gallup/ died Feb. 14, 1840.


Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Grave stones for infants are very sad. I can't help but wonder how life for the family would have been different if the child had lived a full life.

Anonymous said...

Hi Midge, So glad you have photographed and blogged about this tiny gravestone. Sometimes very young babies died due to illnesses or birth defects that are now treatable. Sad that the name of the baby was not put on the stone - leads me to believe the baby was stillborn or quite young when he or she passed-away. Keep up your excellent work on the gravestones!