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  •  That's a very interesting family (8+ / 0-)

    you have there.  I'll bet you'll never run out of material :-)

    Poor little Elizabeth, she was a sweet-looking little girl. Her parents must have been devastated.  And how bittersweet is it that so many of the family members are buried together, so many having died prematurely.

    Another terrific diary.

    •  What bothers me (7+ / 0-)

      about Elizabeth is how much she looks like my own sister, also named Elizabeth, at that age. Though she looks a bit more like my mom as a child.

      The irony is that the immigrants, born in Ireland about 1810, lived into their mid-70s and so many of the descendants, born in comparative comfort here, didn't reach 30 (or in some cases 5).

      Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

      by fenway49 on Fri May 10, 2013 at 11:34:41 AM PDT

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    •  This one might take the prize (6+ / 0-)

      Six children from one family, all buried together with one big headstone. From time to time, I find a bunch of deaths in a cluster. Usually, I figure it's disease of some sort.

      The other day, I noticed an "infant child" who died, unnamed, at a month of age. Nowadays, no one would go so long without naming a child. And, really, one does want them baptized before death, one would think.

      Mark Twain: It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

      by Land of Enchantment on Fri May 10, 2013 at 12:35:24 PM PDT

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