Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Catherine and Miriam


 Once in a while on my cemetery visits I find graves that make me want to find out more about that persons life. These ones which had an old Victorian picket fence around them are located in the Jewish section of the Old Symonds Street Cemetery and belong to 2 little ones named Catherine Nathan and her sister Miriam Nathan, daughters of David and Rosetta.

I managed to convert the Jewish dates to 1844 and 1855 as their dates of death and although I couldn't find the cause of why they died so young I did find out that their father owned a men's fashion shop in Auckland City and was also an auctioneer so I'm guessing they probably lived in one of the many old houses that once stood nearby that has now been replaced by a more modern building. 

I can't imagine how heartbreaking it would've been to lose 2 little ones at this time with no vaccines or the medical knowledge we have today.

Linking up with Our World TuesdayThrough my lensTuesday TreasuresMy Corner of the World and Wordless Wednesday.

17 comments:

  1. Wow. I love that you find their story (as much as you can). It's a way of honouring them. Nice one.

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  2. Children's graves are such a sad sight no matter how many years ago it happened.

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  3. Such a sad sight but how nice that you made the effort to learn about them. Visiting from Tuesday's Treasures.

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  4. So sad! But to loose children was the normally life in past times (what a luck, that they are over now!)
    Greetings from Germany

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  5. I have no kids but it was hard enough to loose my parents so I can imagine it brakes one´s heart loosing their children.
    In Perth there is a graveyard with a kid´s section full of toys and stuff. Clich√©... sheep "fighting" you even.
    Here (my old home town) they are just tiny and sad.

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  6. Heartbreaking sight! So glad for the vaccines we have today.

    Happy Tuesday, Amy.

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  7. Isn't it sad when everyone who remembered them has passed on there is no one left to clean and honour their resting place, and keep some part of their memory alive? There is a lot to be said for the Mexican tradition of the day of the dead.

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  8. ...it's a sad part of life when children die. Even with the internet, finding the history can be difficult. Thanks Amy for sharing, enjoy your week.

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  9. It's sad whenever you come across a child's grave.

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  10. I love visiting old cemeteries. They are somehow comforting to me.
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  11. it is amazing how you manage to find some information. my sentiments exactly (wanting to know more about person's life, but I never tried to find information (I guess I thought I wouldn't be able to find anything).

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  12. Children’s graves are beyond sad no matter how long ago. They do make you stop and give thanks. You are such a good researcher.

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  13. You are such a good researcher! Children’s graves are so sad, no matter how long ago. They do also though make you stop and give thanks for what we have now,

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  14. It must have been heartbreaking Amy, I hope I never have to find out ✨

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  15. When I first saw your photo, I though it was 'Somebody's Darling' in the South Island.
    It's always fun and interesting to find facts behind the photos, but sometimes you come up empty.

    Thanks for being a part of 'My Corner of the World' this week!

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