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Tombstone Tuesday: “… we shall reap, if we faint not”

For last week’s Tombstone Tuesday I featured the tombstone of Mary Ann, the wife of Samuel Truran.  She died in 1862 aged 34 years.  Her tombstone was very plain, almost like a slab of concrete.

This week I show the tombstone of Mary Ann’s husband Samuel Truran.  This tombstone is more shapely and a little ornate compared to the tombstone for her!

Original photograph taken by me at Mithian, Cornwall February 2011 - copyright 2011

 

Transcript of Memorial Inscription for Samuel Truran

In Loving Memory of

Samuel Truran

who died at Barkla Shop, St. Agnes

July 15th 1892

Aged 62 Years

“And let us not be weary in well doing

For in due season we shall reap, if

we faint not”

________________

also Honor

beloved wife of the above

who died Feb 11th 1914,

Aged 74 Years

_______________

For ever with the Lord

 

I think it interesting that we are informed that Samuel died in a shop in St. Agnes (which isn’t too far away from Mithian).  I wonder if he worked there or was just buying something?