Sunday, January 24, 2010

Darling Davis May 12, 1933

I was searching through cemetery lists for the Davis family in Harrison County, Indiana. Some very generous people go around old cemeteries and compile the names on the headstones for researchers. At this page, there was this little entry:

Darling Davis May 12, 1933

Often, when a family has to bury an infant who only lived a day, the headstone only reads "Infant." Sometimes the parents' names are listed. But there is no one else on this headstone. Just the name of a tiny person who was clearly very loved. You don't even know if it was a boy or a girl.

You can feel the fierce determination of these parents, the anguish and grief.

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