03 May 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Mary Lombard buried alone having died of smallpox

I have to admit I had little to no energy to write today and I was searching randomly through YouTube videos when I stumbled upon this one about spooky cemeteries in Cape Cod!

While the narrator is a bit too theatrical in parts, one thing I did learn from the video was about smallpox. When Mary Lombard died of smallpox in 1859, she was not permitted to be buried in town. Because of the smallpox she had to be buried away from others! How many others are buried away from family and friends because of something similar?



 Tombstone Tuesday is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers. 

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2016
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.