. . . or a better title would be “Why You Shouldn’t Believe Everything on Headstones.”
This headstone was found in Oakhill Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Kentucky. Charles Jackson Bowman was the father of William Henry Bowman and died from tuberulosis in 1911. According to the 1910 census and his veterans file he was married to Clevia and had two sons, Hubert born in 1907 and William born in 1909. So far, so good.
Here is his son, William’s headstone. It is in the Hemet Cemetery, Hemet, California. It agrees with his death certificate and every other document, I can find, since his marriage. He was older before he married. . . and besides that, isn’t it kinda impossible to be born three years after his father’s death?
How do I know that this is THE father and son? They are my children’s ancestors and I knew William personally; he was my father-in-law at one point in my life.
Linda’s headstone(s) of the week, week #16
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Headstones, Monuments, Grave Markers, whatever you may call them, I love them. There are no two alike, well maybe there are, but I’m not attracted to the common ones. I love the unusual, different and bordering on strange ~ but that’s me!
I’ve decided to post a different headstone each week that I’ve found unusual or out of the ordinary or just plain beautiful. For whatever reason I was attracted to it and have a picture of it in my file.
The honor of being the first “Headstone of the Week” was found in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. My ex-husband’s father was from this county and I have researched his family for my children. While we were in Kentucky I was photographing their ancestor’s headstones when I came across this one and had to photograph it.
This is just another use for Duct Tape. Either there are high winds in that part of Kentucky or flowers disappear from cemeteries. It just fascinated me.
Week #1, Linda’s Headstone of the Week.
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