Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Touvell


FATHER
WILLIAM TOUVELL 
1826 - 1908
MOTHER
MARY TOUVELL
1827 - 1893

This tombstone caught my eye for the simplicity and elegance of the carving. The top of the stone has a draped flying cross, likely showing the ascent from the earth.

William and Mary came to Braidwood, Will County, Illinois from Maryland. After Mary died, William married again in 1897. He is shown on the 1900 census as a horse doctor, after always being listed as a farmer. William and Mary Touvell are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Braidwood.

© 2013 Sally Knudsen


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