Another unusual gravestone

alisandeNovember 15, 2012

Unusual and sad......

John & Margaret Skelly

born

July 10, 1879

died

April 29, 1890

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dedtired

Very odd. Twins? Hard to believe they would die on the same day, but it could happen, especially if it was an accident. They would only have been 11. Maybe they were conjoined twins!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 2:35PM
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dedtired

conjoined twins have to be the same gender since they come from one egg. Oh well, that's not the answer.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 2:36PM
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alisande

Most likely twins, yes. I'm thinking they either died in an accident or contracted the same illness.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 2:43PM
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chisue

Ten forever. "Age shall not weary them..."

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 3:36PM
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jannie

Imagine their poor parents!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 6:01PM
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susanjf_gw

illness is one reason families had so many children, to carry on the family name, farms, ect..one of my great great greats had 10? 2 wives...

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 10:45PM
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jemdandy

A major illiness could have taken both on the same day. Diptheria was a deaded disease of that time along with others. Food poisoning could do the same. Accidental death could do the same. Travel by horses was unreliable. A horse is a creature of instinct and acts accordingly. Getting kicked by a horse or injuried because a horse bolted did occur.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 1:59AM
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