Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday

The Gill Boys
Maggie Mae Edwards and Cecil Browne Gill buried three sons in 1929. The boys , Theron Manuel and Cecil Brown Gill, died less than a month of each other. In 1929 there were any number of causes for deaths and infants and small children were vulnerable to disease. Mortality tended to peak during years of strong economic expansion such as 1923, 1926, 1929, and 1936-1937. What was the cause of the deaths of the two boys in June and July? You can look at the headstone John David and read his death dates and deduce that he died at birth. 

The mystery of the deaths surrounding these two young boys may forever remain a mystery unless a living cousin with knowledge of the family and their circumstances stumbles across this blog and contacts me. 


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