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Another granite block with a death date of 1797 is actually the "earliest" gravestone in the cemetery, but it is a very obvious replacement stone.
Because only children's graves were targeted, nearby residents believe the gravestones were removed as part of a ritual to call on the dead spirits to pick lucky four-digit numbers for a the lottery game.
The Connecticut Gravestone Network is at work with the state library, state historic preservation office, and state archaeologist to document items at burial grounds there.
The Farber Gravestone Collection reflects the work of the late Daniel Farber of Worcester, Massachusetts, and his wife, Jessie Lie Farber, who photographed historic gravestones for more than 20 years.
Repair work on the damaged gravestones is currently being carried out by the council and is set to take several months to complete.
Now, the group is hoping to discover more about the mystery gravestone and possibly track down any ancestors that may still be in the area.
Pc Jayne Willetts said the family of the man whose gravestone it is have been left extremely distressed.
1) List three factors that might influence the amount of gravestone weathering over time.
In his latest column, our family historian Paul Wilkins considers the importance of locating the gravestones of your ancestors.
Keenor's nephew Graham yesterday announced he wants his famous uncle's gravestone to form the garden's centrepiece.
The cost of the work to David's gravestone has been donated by ex-Lewis's employee David Boydell.
If you came to Slaithwaite looking for a particular gravestone, you would probably take one look and go home because there are so many, so this will make it a lot easier for people to find details of their ancestors.