Jane Mortimer - South Head General Cemetery - Vaucluse, NSW, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 33° 51.543 E 151° 16.908
56H E 341057 N 6252144
This white marble Broken Column memorial is for Jane Mortimer, who died in 1905, aged 38.
Waymark Code: WM11KMR
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 11/07/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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The Broken Column is a bit more ornate than some, with a sculpted pigeon atop the broken edge of the column, looking down the side of the column at a carved wreath and nesting pigeon, that appear to be carved to the side of the cylindrical column. With the dedicatory inscription on a 'carved parchment' and a leafy vine surrounding the text. The inscription reads:

In Loving Memory
- of -
the Beloved Wife of
Henry Mortimer
of Double Bay
who died
1st July 1905
Aged 38 years.
On the plain cut and polished white marble square base beneath the above script is the following prose transcription:
A sudden change at God's command she fell
She had no time to bid her friends farewell
The summons came without a warning given.
That bade her haste to meet her God in Heaven.
Oh: loved one dear we miss you here. From the home you loved so well. We pray that God has found you rest. With the angels of the blest.

From 'FindaGrave' is the following additional information: she died at her residence of Royal Oak Hotel, Double Bay; her husband was 'Harry' Henry Walter Mortimer (1860 - 1922) and they married in 1893, leaving behind son Henry William Mortimer (1898 - 1945). [ex-below link]

I didn't realise it until looking at a FindaGrave picture that the 'open book' headstone beside her Broken Column is for her daughter. So I have enlarged and cropped that section that was just visible in my close-up portrait photo of the column, and included it - though I can't make out enough detail to discern the daughter's name or details - probably an infant.

Visited: 1224, Monday, 7 October, 2019

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