Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Thompson, Derry, New Hampshire

This family plot was photographed at the Forest Hill Cemetery, Derry, New Hampshire. 

The Thompson Family Plot

Parted Below
Until Above
FATHER                          MOTHER
DIED                          DIED
May 31, 1827                 Oct. 13, 1820
Aged 48 yrs                Aged 40 yrs
& 11 mos.                     &19 ds
Sudden they were called to go
And bid adieu to all below
Sudden the vital spirit fled 
And they were numbered with the dead 

According to Willey's Book of Nutfield, John Thompson drowned at Amoskeag Falls in Manchester, New Hampshire.   Isabella was the daughter of Archibald and Isabella McMurphy.

widow of
Mr. William Thompson
died Dec. 24, 1843
aged 62 yrs.
While we mourn, pensive at the grave
Of our departed friend
We know the power of God to save,
And hope to meet again.

died Aug. 15, 1832
AEt. 51
Dark and mysterious are God's ways
To Him they're only known
But we must all to him resign
When he bids us to come home

Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

1 comment:

  1. Oh my. They're all so young! How sad. And the sentiments carved there seem very personal, don't they? Thanks for posting.