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Dee Burris Blakley ([personal profile] dee_burris) wrote2011-10-31 17:59
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Tombstone Tuesday: Ayars

You know how you are out taking photos at a cemetery, and a stone just grabs you?

This one grabbed me.

The photo was taken at Oakland Cemetery in Russellville, Pope Co., AR about 5 years ago.

I know there's a story here.
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T H Ayars, 1830-1905 and Jennie Ayars, 1843-1905

The only thing I have ever been able to find on the deaths of T H Ayars and his wife was this small snippet from the Maryland Sun, published on 30 Jan 1905.

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DIED.
AYARS - On January 28, 1905, in Russellville, Arkansas, Rev. T H AYARS, father of Mrs. F M Killis, No. 916 North Mount street.

AYARS - On January 28, 1905, in Russellville, Arkansas, Mrs. JENNIE AYARS, wife of Rev. T H Ayars.

This is an encore presentation of essentially the same post of 29 Nov 2010, because this one will probably always bug me...
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[personal profile] web_of_stars 2011-11-02 00:01 (UTC)(link)
Let's see, he was 74 and she was 62. I'd guess either an accident (overturned buggy or something), or an illness they both caught. I notice the three links at the top of the stone, so he was an Odd Fellow. You might find that the Grand Lodge of Arkansas has something. It might also be worth checking Russelville newspaper records to see if there was an epidemic in town at the time. Winter, might have been flu...
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[personal profile] web_of_stars 2011-11-02 02:01 (UTC)(link)
Former lodge secretaries always think of that. I've fielded, and forwarded, plenty of inquiries like that myself. *g*