Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Riley

I recently posted about my oldest known Riley ancestor.  These are the gravestones of two of his children:

Son of T. & M.A. Riley
Died July 9, 1889
Aged 9 yrs

Dec. 23, 1868 - Aug. 30, 1906
May His Soul Rest In Peace

These two stones are next to each other in St. Dennis a/k/a South Lockport Cemetery, Lockport, Will, Illinois.  Andrew's stone is a cross made of logs, with a small ivy vine, probably signifying a short life.  James's stone is more traditional, also with an ivy etching.

No stone has been located for their parents.  There are many empty areas in this cemetery which could easily be graves that have grown over.
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