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Browsing Posts published on February 27, 2008



This evening I am presenting an image of a grave-marker for Glasgow’s Southern Necropolis.

Four of Mary’s six children died in infancy whereas both Mary and her husband, James Howatt both lived to very ripe ages of 71 and 86 respectively.

Mary died on Nov 19th 1881.


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This evening I am presenting an image of a grave-marker from Glasgow’s Southern Necropolis.

For those interested in social history this is a sad record of high infant mortality which was prevalent in Glasgow in the mid 1800s with this family losing four of their six children to an early death.

The memorial records the death of James Howatt on June 22nd 1896, age 86. His occupation is stated as a Measurer. This may be an occupation in the textile industry but I think a more likely modern day equivalent is that of a building or land surveyor (construction industry).

Apart from James, the memorial records the passing of:

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This evening I am presenting an image of a grave-marker from the Southern Necropolis, Glasgow.

It records Janet Park, wife of Robert Mitchell. Janet died age 78 on July 18 1853, a very good age for that era.

The memorial also records the passing of Janet’s husband, Robert Mitchell and their son, David Mitchell who died in New Zealand.

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