Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday ~ from Scotland

While in Scotland in the summer of 2007, I was (not surprisingly) photographing gravestones. We were in a relatively small graveyard in Oyne and I was taking pictures of all the BENZIE stones I could find. Given the size of the cemetery, there were an amazing number of them! I have not yet worked on this line, so I have no idea if the person commemorated on this stone is a relative, but I do believe that all the Benzie's here are related in some way. It's just rather hard to work out with the Scottish method of naming and all the men seem to end up being named either William or James! Well, that might be a slight exaggeration, but I have an amazing number of them to sort out.

I found this stone especially interesting as it is a memorial, rather than a gravestone, since the people were not buried here.

IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM SIMS
WHO DIED AT
CRIPPLECREEK COLORADO, U. S. A
1899
ALSO HIS WIDOW
CHRISTIAN BENZIE
WHO DIED AT INVERURIE
1940


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