Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Lilly and Mary

A few weeks ago, I showed the grave of Abner Everitt and his third wife who were buried in the Waterdown Union Cemetery. While looking through my cemetery photo folder, I came across Abner's first two wives. They are buried in "Job's Lane Cemetery" which I now realize is the family owned "Union Burying Ground". Both of these wives would pass on within less than a year of each other,  Lilly in March of 1854 and Mary Ann in January of 1855. One can only imagine the grief Abner endured during this period.

for a Taphophile Tragics at Union Burying Ground, Burlington

6 comments:

Nicola Carpenter said...

Fancinating. such beautiful stones. Did Abner divorce his first wife or remarry pretty quickly after her death?

Beneath Thy Feet

hamilton said...

it seems there was a child and I wonder if he remarried almost immediately afterwards. but Mary Ann was very young - only 18.

DawnTreader said...

Interesting. Gravestones with this much information are very rare where I live.

VioletSky said...

These markers are remarkably similar, though obviously carved by different stonemasons.
I find the different willows - one with a lamb? - gives each woman a bit of individuality.
Perhaps the lamb is included because Lilly had a child?

marbletowns said...

Willows are always so graceful-looking ---- I'm always happy when I find one on a stone. I'm with everyone else, wondering about these wives.....

Gene Anderson said...

The willow can represent sorrow, but it can also represent immortality (willows are hard trees to kill) in Christianity. The lamb can represent innocence, and is frequently on the graves of children, but can also represent Christ ("the lamb of God").