A Wedding Photographer in Brisbane hears this all the time: "Till death do us part"

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by William Graham, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. Perhaps it is a Utah cemetery for Mormons........There is no denomination
    listed on the headstone......
     
    William Graham, Sep 2, 2007
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    D_Mac, Sep 3, 2007
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    uw wayne, Sep 3, 2007
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    THO Guest

    One wife died before the other. Patrick Smith probably remarried after
    the first wife died.
     
    THO, Sep 3, 2007
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    D_Mac Guest

    I somehow think no one actually got the message on the headstone. It's
    been loud and clear for over 100 years.

    Doug
     
    D_Mac, Sep 3, 2007
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    THO Guest

    What are we missing?
     
    THO, Sep 4, 2007
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    Pudentame Guest


    Both of his wives name was Jardine, while his name was Smith.

    The fine print doesn't come across clearly on my screen, and I can't
    enlarge the photo to look at it, so I can't tell for sure, but it looks
    like the first wife died at age 55 in 1854, and the second wife died at
    age 50 in 1857,

    .... and he was only 63 when HE died in 1900.

    So he'd have been 20 when the first one died, and 23 when the second one
    died ... and he lived another 43 years as a bachelor unless there's
    still more wives buried somewhere else.

    Looks like he married some old spinster and she died; so he married her
    sister and then she died.

    Hmmmmm? Arsenic and old lace anyone?
     
    Pudentame, Sep 4, 2007
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    Walter Banks Guest

    My reading of the stone and got a different story. the Good doctor died in
    1900 at 63 (born 1837 ) Agnes died in 1887 at 50 a similar age to the
    Doctor in 1887. Matilda poor soul was laid to rest as the good doctors
    wife seven years later in 1894 at 55 making her born in 1839. It is possible
    that Matilda was Agnes's younger sister..

    It is possible that the 5's I read were threes making the story even more
    interesting.

    Since ladies don't easily disclose their ages and tombstones may indistinct
    or out of focus we have a ending with three stores.

    Patrick, MD died 9 Dec 1900 after a long and interesting life.

    D-mac whats the story here?

    w.. :)
     
    Walter Banks, Sep 4, 2007
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    D_Mac, Sep 5, 2007
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    Pudentame Guest

    Well, like I said, the fine print doesn't come across clearly on my screen.
     
    Pudentame, Sep 5, 2007
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    Matthew Winn Guest

    To me the dates look more like 1857 and 18_9_4. Comparing with other
    9s and 5s, the bottom of the 5 swings further to the left than that of
    the 9.

    With the names of his wives being the same, perhaps he married a widow
    and then married her daughter.
     
    Matthew Winn, Sep 5, 2007
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