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Tombstone Tuesday: “… one we loved so dear”

A few days ago I mentioned on this blog that I was adding the churchyard of Gwennap, Cornwall to those I already “look after” as a Graveyard Rabbit.

This is the first Tombstone Tuesday for that churchyard.  This Tombstone is for Grace Rogers and at this stage of my research I am not sure if she is related to my other half Paul or not, so other than what is written on her tombstone, I don’t know anything else about her.

Original photograph taken by me at Gwennap, April 2011 - copyright 2011

 

The transcript for the inscription is as follows:

In Loving Memory

of

Grace Rogers

who died at

Bell Lane, Lanner

April 3rd 1912

Aged 55 Years

The cup was bitter, the sting severe,

To part with one we loved so dear,

The trial was hard, but we will not complain,

But trust to meet her in Heaven again.

_____

also of

John Rogers

Beloved husband of the above

Who died April 3rd 1915

Aged 57 years

Isn’t it interesting that both Grace and her husband died on the same date, although three years apart?  I wonder if John died of a broken heart on her anniversary?