Monday, January 30, 2012

Taphophile Tragics # 6

Being a frequenter of graveyards and cemeteries, it stands to reason that I am also heavily into family history.

In Taphophile Tragics # 2 , I showed you the resting place of one of my great great grand mothers. Now, if I am right - and as I work it out a bit like a tennis draw, there is a chance that I have the bull by the horns - each of us has 8 great great grand mothers and 8 GGGFs.

In TT2 I showed you the resting place of my paternal grandmother's grandmother on her father's side (stick with me!). Today, I will show you the resting place of my paternal grandmother's grandmother on her mother's side. I think. Phew!

Annie Faull died in Drummoyne in Sydney in 1929 and is buried in Rookwood Cemetery. Being folk of mean means, her grave is without a marker, but is mapped. I guess it does have a marker of a kind. She rests beneath that fulsome palm in the second photograph.

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Welcome to the sixth week of Taphophile Tragics. The meme is receivinbg 23 contributions per week. They are detailed and quite diverse. And fascinating to read! I monitor the links daily, all week, and am managing to visit everyone who posts. I appreciate your contribution and the effort put into researching.

Please link directly to your post, rather than simply to your blog in general. Mr Linky opens at 10pm Monday, Sydney time (GMT+11). When you can, please visit the contributing bloggers to show your appreciation of their endeavours.

20 comments:

JM said...

Very interesting, Julie. Now you've made me want to visit some places...

Julie said...

You are amazingly prompt, Jose! Love it! I am desperately working on my own post right now. Way behind schedule at the moment.

VioletSky said...

I think it is wonderful that you can trace your family so far back. My grandparents were all dead before I was born and I know nothing of anyone further back.

Dragonstar said...

What a lovely idea. I'm too far away from the graves of family (apart from my baby granddaughter) to be able to take photos. Local cemeteries are too polished to be very interesting. I prefer the slightly overgrown variety.

hamilton said...

That is quite the marker for her!

Peter said...

Thanks for that research last week, loved it. Back OS till I find another one here.

Gemma Wiseman said...

How wonderful to be able to connect your identity with past lines! Love the idea of the tree being a marker to remember! Like a symbol of life living on!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Your Australian roots run deep for a kid of the colonies. So do mine. It's so interesting to find the disrepair apparent in your ancestors burial grounds. This isn't the case in Los Angeles. One day I may explain this more clearly on your blog. I actually did my grad work on the subject

Dianne said...

Great-Great grandparents are going a long way back Julie ... on a recent trip overseas I managed to find bits and pieces of info about my ancestors but regretfully have never found their final resting abode...
23 contributions per week is a great start to the meme .... wonderful reading and a wealth of history.

Julie said...

Thank you for your comment here, Dianne. I think I am blessed to be able to trace that particular line back so far. There are other lines which struggle to go beyond grandparents.

Yes, I am chuffed about the response of contributors. I look forward to each and every Tuesday ... where I am nearly welded to this chair all day.

NixBlog said...

All of my family's graves are back in Greece, so an interesting project for when I visit next!
Are you planning to add a little plaque at the unmarked grave site, Julie? Is that something that is done?

Julie said...

Nick: I do believe that is something which is done here. I have seen a few historical markers, on significant spots. I have quite a few spots which are unmarked, however. There is an active family history group which meets each year, and we are working on projects into the future. The placing of plaques is one such project.

When you are next back in Greece, do keep us in mind. I would love to do a virtual wander with you and your camera.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Being able to trace your ancestors back so many generations is a gift. As is the cemetery plan that allows you to find out where your GGGM rests. Fulsome is such a nice sounding word and the palm is beautiful. BTW, I finally figured out that "chuffed" is a good thing. haha.

freefalling said...

That is an excellent marker.
I should like a similar one for my grave.

Owen said...

Family trees are simply fascinating as they branch and branch and branch out, and can get complicated if ever cousins start marrying cousins, as was common many years ago. And they branch out so rapidly one will get sooner or later to that famous point that ties in to the fact that we are all related. This weeks post is a fresh one, with photos from last Friday afternoon.

CaT said...

thats quite a plamtree she got there.. :D
nice that you also have a picture of her.
stupid question; why is this called a "meme"? (i simply dont know this word. hmm, perhaps i could look it up). anyways, i very much enjoy it, because of this i discovered a cemetery very close to my apartment, that i probably never would have found otherwise.... which would have been a shame. :)

Gene said...

@CaT - a meme is an idea that spreads from person to person within a culture. The internet has blurred the bounds of culture and made it much easier for memes to spread. See more at Wikipedia

@Julie - your GGGM pictured is a sturdy-looking woman. Reminds me of my GM on my father's side :-)

tapirgal said...

Julie, hi. Thanks for your comments. I used to read about vaulting and enjoy every moment of it! As much as I love art, when I read, I love reading about architecture history, not art history so much. You're right, the St Denis Metro stop is either right at the end of the line or almost at the end of the line. The basilica is only about two blocks from the stop, if that. It might be right around the corner.

You will love it! I'm sorry to keep posting old posts all the time, but I may go ahead with the other two posts from this church. Both the crypt and the altar area are incredible and filled with surprisingly recognizable tombs. I was going to add a current post this week, but it's already Thursday!

Julie said...

Ahha .... I will add it to my list. I follow another blogger who lives over that side of Paris and has blogged about so much that I could fill an entire visit with just his local area!

I know what you mean about it being already Thursday ... well I am into my Friday morning, and just catching up with this week gone. I had ISP problems and could not download all the photos!! Do not worry about the old posts ... they are new to me and to the others involved with the meme.

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