Monday, May 2, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: Robert Niccolls

I guess in 1834 " Do Overs" would not be practicable. I wonder if the stone carver was told that senior is not abbreviated (Sen) and then squeezed in the little r or did he realize he didn't have room?

This stone of Roberts wife, has the Sr. carved correct. where the stones carved at the same time by the same carver and realizing that the word senior did not fit, corrected it on Marys stone? I believe this to be the case.

I love the mystery found in cemeteries, not only with the deceased but with the stones.
Carving these stones in the 1830's would have taken a lot of skill, muscle and time.

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