This morning I am presenting an image of a family memorial stone from Glasgow’s Eastwood Old Cemetery.

It was erected by Donald MacDonald and wife, Mary Taylor and records passing of:

  • Their children Mary, Catherine and Flora all of whom died in infancy.
  • Agnes Taylor died June 21st 1899 age 22 years
  • May died Oct 4th 1903 age 3 years
  • Angus Taylor died Nov 20th 1903 age 4 years
  • Donald who died Dec 20th 1915 age 76 years
  • Son, Sgt William MacDonald killed in France Oct 25th 1918 age 25yrs (enlisted 1914)
  • Mary Taylor died June 7 1920 age 67
  • Janette MacDonald, great grand daughter died Dec 28th 1962 age 2 years.

This family clearly suffered from a high rate of infant mortality.


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