Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday

This week a stone from the Slaven side of the family.

This impressive stone is in the High Kirk Graveyard on the isle of Bute.

Lily Stewart (1860 – 1929) was the younger sister of Sarah Stewart (1854 - 1884) who was married to Henry Slaven (1855-1894).

When Sarah died Lily appears to move in to help with the family and although they never married she had a number of children with Henry Slaven her brother-in-law.

Thomas Slaven, Lily Slaven, John Stewart Slaven and Robert Stewart Slaven.

This remarkable stone is erected by her son John Stewart Slaven and manages to chart his family through the years.

Erected by John S Slaven
In memory of his mother
Lily Stewart died 6th March 1929 aged 69
The above John S Slaven died 9th July 1976 aged 47
Dearly loved husband of Elizabeth Miller who died 25th Feb 1970 aged 84
Their son John died Johannesburg 16th Oct 1990 aged 72
Their daughter Renee died 6th Jan 2004 aged 82 
Dearly loved wife of Gerald Hughes died 5th May 2004 aged 84 years
In loving memory of Harry Slaven who died 30th Sept 1973 aged 58
Beloved husband of Betty Graham who died 7th June 1993 aged 77 years

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