31 December 2014

Wednesday's Child: Walter G. Deyoe


Walter G. Deyoe died when he was only three years old. I know little of him. He is the son of Daniel and Louise Sharp Deyoe, my husband’s great grandparents. Walter was born on 11 February 1871 and died on 30 March 1874.

Since he was born and died between census records, the only proof per se I have of his existence is Find A Grave and other Deyoe researchers.  I have not found an obituary or church record for him yet either. He is buried in the Deyoe Family Cemetery, Greene County, NY.

The stone pictured here is from Find A Grave (by Brian Christensen) and I have seen it in several trees that include young Walter. It shows a lamb, which is so often used for graves of children. The lamb symbolizes innocence. Some sources also say the lamb symbolizes the Lamb of God.

 
Wednesday's Child is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.
 
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2014

Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.