28 Dec 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Edward John Davies

St. Mary's Parish Church, Nercwys, Flintshire

Treasured Memories Of
EDWARD JOHN DAVIES
Died 11th May 1932
Aged 36 Years.
Also his son
THOMAS GORDON DAVIES
Died 18th June 2005
Aged 75 Years.

My Great Grandfather; Edward John DAVIES. As mentioned in previous blogs Edward was killed in a road traffic accident when he was knocked off his motorbike on the way to work. This stone was not erected until his son, Thomas GORDON DAVIES had his ashes scattered on his father's grave in 2005. Notice that the age of death is given incorrectly as 36; Edward was 31 when he died.

This reminds me that age of death on gravestones is a great starting point, but not an absolute guarantee.