Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Amanda Cross (1890)


Headstone: Amanda Cross, 1890. Blackland Cemetery, Blackland, Rockwall County, Texas. Photograph by Herstoryan. Houston, Texas. 2001


Amanda died in childbirth and is buried next to her precious baby.

Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, digital image (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 October 2009), photograph, “gravestone for Baby (Inf. of Arthur and Amanda Cross)(1890), Memorial No. 30199404, Records of Blackland Cemetery, Blackland, Rockwall County, Texas;” photograph © Cam Thompson.






Headstone: A F (Arthur Franklin)  Cross, 1894. Blackland Cemetery, Blackland, Rockwall County, Texas. Photograph by Herstoryan. Houston, Texas. 2001



Family say that as soon as the funeral was over Arthur left his children at their mother's gravesite. J. P. Bailey took the children to his farm but it was a very minimal and hard life. They worked his farm, and he fed them only cornbread with milk and honey.


My grandfather, William Eugene Tyler,  made these headstones sometime in the 1980's. 


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