The Mystery

Here’s a bit of a mystery.  Mary Garne died on 7 June 1873 aged 55 years – around 144 years ago.  I can’t help wondering why there is a second, smaller, gravestone in front of the larger gravestone.  The smaller gravestone has the initials M.G on the stone and the same date – 1873.  I wondered if Mary died in childbirth and the smaller gravestone is for the child who died.  Did women give birth to children in their 50s in the 19th century?

The Mystery
The Mystery