by Sherry Stocking Kline
February 16th, 2010
I photographed this child’s stone in a small Smith Family Cemetery in the Temple Hill area in Barren County, KY. (the same cemetery as this Tombstone Tuesday post).
On the Stone:
M. H. & B. C.
July 27, 1910
Nov 2, 1915
Taking the photograph, and looking at the stone, I had to wonder, who was this handsome little five-year-old boy so obviously loved by his parents?
How did he die? Was it one of the many illnesses that were fatal in that era, and are so treatable now? Did he fall from a horse? Was he a “blue baby” a heart defect that is so treatable now, but eventually killed it’s victims even in the 1940′s?
I did do a little quick research to try to learn who his parent’s were, and if they were related to ‘my’ Smith’s, but that question wasn’t easily answered.
So, on another day when I have more time I will set out and hope to solve at least some of these mysteries.
Tombstone Tuesday: Lute and Sabina Smith Ruby’s parents.
J. Thomas and Nancy A. (Smith) Harrison down the road a few miles in the Caney Fork Baptist Church cemetery. They may (or may not) be related.
Warner LaRue Jones Tombstone. Warner was born in Kentucky to Willis and Martha Ellen Smith Jones.