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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - A New Headstone to Remember my Ancestors

The headstone of my great grandparents James and Maria Danson of Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire was a sorry sight when this photograph was taken many years ago,  The  text could barely be deciphered.  The cemetery office was able to supply the following text:  

In Loving Memory of James Danson
Who……………1906 aged……years

And of H……..son of the above
Who died ….8th 1907 aged ……years

Also ……..Danson R.A.M.C. son of the above
Who was killed in action in France…………22 years

Also ……..Maria, wife of James Danson
Who died …….22nd 1919 aged ……….years.
My family history research was able to fill in the gaps in this information on the stone.
In a lovely gesture, my mother's cousin, a granddaughter of James and Maria, has recently arranged for a  new stone as a tribute to the family.   

The new headstone stands in front of  the white stone to John, the second son of James and Maria who died in army camp in 1917.


James Danson (1852-1906)

No photograph has been found of eldest son Harry (1877-1907) 

Youngest son, George Danson (1894-1916),  buried in France

Martha Maria Danson, nee Rawcliffe (1850-1919)

Second son, John Danson (1897-1917)
"May They Rest in Peace"
Remembered by their Descendants  

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1 comment:

  1. Great to have the full wording and the new stone (never cheap!) but what happened to the original stone?


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