Friday, August 13, 2021

Photo Friday - Sisters

In the Elk Run Cemetery in Rockingham County, Virginia, stand 2 tombstones belonging to sisters who never knew the other.

They were daughters of my great-grandfather Walter Davis’s brother Josiah Davis and his wife Elizabeth Frances Powell.

Mary F. Davis lived just one day shy of her first birthday having been born on June 8, 1886 and died on June 7, 1887.

At her back is her sister Cora V. Davis who was born June 20, 1891 and died a couple weeks after her birthday on July 12, 1892.


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  1. Sad to read the dates on these stones. Must have been a terrible time for the family.

  2. I feel for mothers of children who died young, especially after a year of care which must have been intense.