Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wednesday's Child: Children should not die before their parents

Between the years of 1869 and 1901 Hiram and Charlotte Barker buried seven children. It is difficult to imagine how this couple endured, but they did. The youngest child to die, Clemensie, was less than a year old at death; the longest lived, Frederick, was only twenty-three when he died. The children are interred together in this grave in Hamilton Cemetery.

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Photograph Copyright ©J.Geraghty-Gorman 2011.
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