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Thread: Names from The Graves, Part 1.
June 12th, 2014 03:34 PM #1Senior Member
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Names from The Graves, Part 1.
Thanks to my mother, I have had a bit of a morbid/creepy habit since I was little. I tend to go through the multiple graveyards by my home, and try to memorize/record all the interesting/nice combinations I see. The graveyard behind my house has been pretty well full since the 1990's, and the youngest person with a plot there, was born in 1942, so the names are somewhat historic.
I went through said graveyard this morning, and recorded the 767 names that I managed to read (many of the stones are over 125 years old, so quite a few are broken, difficult to read, etc). This is what I've found.
The following are more out there choices that stood out to me;
Erland (brother of Eleanor Josephine)
Mary Aretta (went by Aretta)
Clare LaPierre (boy)
Hellen (more Hellen's than Helen's)
Winning Combinations (for me):
Clara Elizabeth Virtue (Virtue was her mother's maiden name)
Ethel Anna Olleada
If anyone is curious in seeing the full lists, PM me and I can email them Hoping to do part 2 this weekend!
Last edited by lawsonhaley; June 12th, 2014 at 10:40 PM.haley / twenty / ttc 2017
June 13th, 2014 05:12 AM #3
Basil, Lemuel, Minerva, Celia, Elsy (as Elsie- though the Elsy spelling is gorgeous), Augustus, Henrietta (nn Hettie, Etta, Ria, Ree or Henry), Alvah (as Alva), Hattie and Maude, Martha, Josephine, Mabel, Harriet and Arthur are all on my current list.
I haven't heard of Nanetta before- I adore Nanette and Nan / Nanna, and I think Nanetta is beautiful (on the list she goes). I also have a cousin named Bentley!
Great list- I would definitely like to see more. I find graveyards very peaceful, much like a cathedral, so I completely understand your habit .Mary, Esther, Susanna, Nora, Camellia, Francesca, Dominica, Bellamy, Ida, Mabel, Yuki, Rose, Josephine, Theodora, Raphaela.
Amias, Moses, Bellamy, Albert, Arthur, Bertie, Pello, Raphael, Frederick, Abraham, Frank, George, Ezekiel.
June 13th, 2014 12:46 PM #5
I love cemeteries, honestly. You never know what antique gems you'll uncover. Azuba! Ezilpha! Florala is interesting to see because I always thought it was unique to the little town on the Alabama-Florida border (flor from Florida, ala from Alabama). Guess not. Martha Adelaide, Frederick Arthur, Clara Elizabeth Virtue, Joseph Henry, Christiana Emily... so many lovely choices!Emily | 21 | USA
Helen ▵ Alice ▵ Jane ▵ Mary ▵ Rose
Sam ▵ James ▵ Theo ▵ Edward ▵ Ciarán
June 13th, 2014 07:57 PM #7Senior Member
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My mum has now made it her summer mission to get me around to all our local ones Today I was in the city near me, so the names were a bit more unique, because a lot more immigration occurred to the city, rather than the country, haha.We ended up finding a Cathaline and Sophema. Not to mention about 4 Effie's, a Bessie Beatrice, a Fergus Isabella, and an Eva Matilda Florala I think was made up by the family, but it's impossible to tell, she passed away in 1883 as an infant. I can assume her middle name was Isabella, as that was her grandmother's name(a family plot, with 3 generations on it), and she is listed as Florala I. Smith. I found an Ethel Eleanor when I took a second glance at a website I found. A local resident added records for all the cemeteries where I live in 2007, so just about all of the names are listed there.haley / twenty / ttc 2017
June 13th, 2014 08:26 PM #9