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Tombstones of Robert and William Kirby -- Big A Cemetery, Rowlett TX, USA
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N 32° 54.713 W 096° 33.537
14S E 728287 N 3644161
Quick Description: The tombstones for brothers Robert and William Kirby, who each died before reaching the age of 2 at Big A Cemetery, Rowlett TX
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 12/12/2017 2:34:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMX9FH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69
Views: 1

Long Description:
Life on the Texas frontier was so hard - and the tombstones of the Kirby children who died before the age of 2 proves it.

These tombstones for brothers Robert and William Kirby feature doves of peace with olive branches that are inset in medallions.

The tombstones are in a line of babies born to this family, none of whom made it far into childhood.

The waymarked tombstones read as follows:

"[dove of peace]

WILLIAM R. KIRBY
Born
Nov. 3, 1872
Died
Jan 20, 1874

Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven"

and his older brother, next to him:

"[dove of peace]

ROBERT B KIRBY

Born
Jan 14, 1867
Died
Sept 7, 1868

Of such is the Kingdom of Heaven"
Kind of dove: Dove with olive branch

Used material for the dove: Other (explanation in the long description)

Address:
Big A Cemetery
Big A Road west of the SH 190 SB Frontage Road
Rowlett, TX USA


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