Thoroughly Modern Memorial

We tend to assume, do we not, that headstones are erected soon after the deceased is laid to rest.

In some cases however, a descendant has a headstone put in place long after the death occurred.

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Riverside Cemetery, Black River Falls Wisconsin

And this dear readers, is a wonderful clue that another family historian may be lurking about.

So when a headstone looks too “new” for the era in which the death occurred, take note.

It could mean there is a a family history collaborator in your future!

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