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

This was erected by James Russell in memory of his wife, Janet Tait and other family members.

James Russell died Jan 12 1899 aged 87, a very good age for that era!

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This afternoon I am presenting an image of a memorial at Glasgow’s Southern Necropolis. I find this absolutely fascinating. It was erected by Jeanne Moore in memory of her father, Francis Moore who fought with the Grenadier Guards at the Battle of Waterloo on June 18th 1815.

Francis died in Glasgow on June 4 1875 age 88yrs from which it follows he was borne in 1787 and would have been age 28 at the Battle of Waterloo.

The memorial also records:

  • Jeanne’s mother, Janet Bryson who died in Glasgow age 75 on Oct 24 1862
  • Her brother, Sergeant Major John Moore (late of 11th Regiment) who died in Glasgow age 50 on Nov 6th 1875.

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This afternoon I am presenting an image of a memorial/grave-marker erected by Robert Templeton in memory of:

  • Brother, Robert B June 3 1829 and died Oct 8 1859
  • Robert’s wife Ellen Lee B Aug 19 1832 D Sept 16 1859

Note that this couple died relatively young and within a few weeks of each other. Maybe casualties of Glasgow’s various epidemics (Diphtheria, Cholera, etc.) which were prevalent at that time.

The memorial is located in Glasgow’s Southern Necropolis.

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