Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Little Laura Davis

Have an angel in heaven
Little Laura
Daughter of
C.B. & Ida C. Davis
Nov. 15, 1877
4 years, 7 months
17 days

Tombstones on the graves of children are usually the most poignant, often including artwork of cherubs, lambs or angels. An example of such a tombstone is that for little Laura Davis in Smithland Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky. Laura was the daughter of Charles Bertrand Davis (1845 - 1927) and Ida Cade (1851 - 1930). Photographed 21 December 2009.


Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Poignant! Yes!
Thank you, so much, for sharing this one.

Bill ;-)

Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

Genevieve said...

Yes, very sad. I know a tiny cemetery along the road where the only grave with a "real" headstone is a little girl. The rest of the graves are marked with large stones.