Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday ~ A carver makes a boo boo

This tombstone was photographed at the Chester Village Cemetery, in Chester, New Hampshire.

ERECTED
In memory of
Mr. JOHN DICKEY
who departed this Life
April 30th 17 79
In the 80th year
of his age


Apparently the carver started to engrave another numeral and 
had to disguise his boo boo with a large concave circle

John Dickey was born in Tyrone, Ulster, Northern Ireland about 1698, and died 30 April 1779 in Chester, New Hampshire.  He married Margaret Reed/Reid, and she died on 4 July 1787.

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Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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