Posted by: Bruce | May 19, 2013

Tears from the tombstone – Sandgate Cemetery.

Following a recent misadventure (of the funny sort) in a cemetery, I revisited soon after and explored. Not usually my favourite place to visit but sometimes an interesting place in which to reflect on the past, present and future. Each name a story.

I took a photo or two, but my attention was drawn to the following tombstone. I added a little effect to enhance the writing. (Click on pic. for larger image)

Kate Morrison - Image by NoNeg (me)

The grave site was in poor repair and nothing further, no other names or details have been added since 1904. I wondered about the husband, a Reverend apparently. Why isn’t his name under that of his wife at a later date? Did he remarry? Is he buried in the same cemetery, another state or country? Were there children? Why did they have different surnames?

Was Kate Morrison forgotten? Is this why the weeping tombstone of the grave, so solitary in it’s occupancy and unlikely to change? If so, I’d like to make these words her once in a while visitor, the occasional flower for remembrance.

The following is the inscription from the tombstone and perhaps this post may turn up for someone researching their family history.

In loving memory of
Kate Morrison
Beloved wife of
Died 16th June 1904 Aged 49 years

Words for today;       Two names, therefore two stories.

More to come;       same blog time, same blog channel.


  1. Cemeteries can be interesting places.


    • They sure can, although it’s been a few years since I have again found them interesting.


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