Oct 27, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: Where they Were Born


I came across this tombstone awhile ago in St. Mary's Cemetery in Lawrenceville in Pittsburgh.  It was my first trip to this cemetery to look for my husband"s family.  This marker struck me because it lists the person's place of birth.  I have seen this a few times before but not too often.  How wonderful to fine your ancestor's country PLUS county of birth on a tombstone. I wish all my ancestors would have listed their place birth on their tombstones.  Well actually I would settle for my ancestors having tombstones since so many do not.  The inscription says:

In Memory of
Catherine Ward
Native of Co, Monahan Ireland
Died Sept, 13, 1877
Aged 72 years
May Her Soul Rest

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