Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wednesday's Child: Mary F. Davis

Wednesday’s Child is one of the daily blogging prompts at Geneabloggers that features gravestones of children. 

from Findagrave
photo by Jan Hensley

Mary F.

Daughter of
J. P. & Elizabeth F.
June 8, 1886
June 7, 1887
Aged 11 mos.
29 days

Mary F. Davis was my first cousin twice removed.  She was the daughter of Josiah and Elizabeth Frances Davis.  She is buried in Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton, Virginia, along with her parents, an infant sister, and other members of the family.

The loss of a child is devastating, but death one day shy of a birthday only increases the sadness.  The broken bud symbolizing an untimely death is fitting. 

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