Buried Alive

Kate Mary RICKARD is an anniversary person today because the Reverend COOPER recorded her burial on this date.

This could be correct but the inscription on the family headstone says otherwise.

The two sources agree that the child had lived for seven months. I went with the headstone date when creating an ID for Kate three years ago, and seem not to have wanted to complicate matters with the burial source.

Row 20 | 1432 Rickard D231

In loving memory of the following beloved children of WILLIAM & HANNAH MARIA RICKARD:

HENRY HEADLEY died April 5th 1894 aged 5 years.

EDITH ANNIE died March 14th 1891 aged 9 months.

KATE MARY died Sept 17th 1893 aged 7 months.

ELSIE MAY died Dec 19th 1895 aged 13 months.

Crimlisk Survey 1977

Correction: William Hankes 1839-1884

Row 20 | D233 Pearson 1430 | Cross

In loving memory of RICHARD HAXBY PEARSON, the beloved son of FRANK and MARY PEARSON, died May 30 1916, aged 20 years.

‘Too dearly loved to be forgotten

Died for his country’

Also, the above FRANCIS H. PEARSON, who died Aug 5th 1927, aged 61 years.

‘Until the day break and the shadows flee away’

And of MARY PEARSON, a devoted wife and mother, died Feb 28 1950, aged 84 years.

‘Peace perfect peace’

Crimlisk Survey 1977

Elizabeth STEPHENSON was born in Reighton to Grindwell and Rachel née WOODSWORTH. She married a Huddersfield man and following the wedding I think he took her to the West Riding to set up a home. In 1881 Grindwell, a farmer, had a Huddersfield-born grandson with him at Ganstead (just outside Hull) but the lad’s surname is given as Stephenson. Five years later, Grindwell’s death was registered in that city. He was 70 years old. I have not been able to follow George and Elizabeth to their last days.

William HANKES is the father of recently remembered Hilda Charlotte and the son of William Smith Hankes (death 8 April).

Abstract 104 · Gravestone Lichen