Two Lives Cut Short

To the left of the path leading up to the door of St Oswald’s (Today’s Image) are two ‘table graves’. Both remember a “George Fowler”.

On the right, George FOWLER, a land and ship owner who died aged 61. To the left, George Fowler TAYLOR, who lived for just 22 years. The young man succumbed to consumption at the home of his aunt, Mrs George Fowler, on The Esplanade, Scarborough. (A different Mrs George Fowler is memorialised on the adjacent tomb.)

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On this day in 1895, Fanny Deadman Hanson (born SCOTTER) was buried in the churchyard. She was 21 years old and had been married to fisherman husband, John Henry, for just 14 months. I haven’t discovered the cause of her death. Phthisis may have taken her too – it was one of the biggest killers in Victorian Britain – but perhaps she died in childbirth.

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I have put this headstone photograph on FamilySearch Tree. (The angel, pointing upwards, symbolises “a sudden departure or untimely death”.) John Henry married again and had five children with Annie Elizabeth PASHBY.

2 thoughts on “Two Lives Cut Short

  1. I read this blog with great interest.It confirmed my research about Agnes Jackson whose father John is my great great grandfather.I was impressed at the accuracy in working it all out as many have erred with transcribers mistakes and also a second marriage. Thank you for posting your research.

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    1. Thank you for the kind comment, Jan. It is so easy to make mistakes in family history and I don’t mind if mine are pointed out. I’m pleased that I did well in this instance!

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