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A perfectly natural thing to happen Margie, death comes to us all, I've been to funerals & had a right good laugh, just what the deceased would have wanted.

Death  comes to us all one day.

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not me, never even heard of 'em

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There's a youtube video of them,

 

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On 9/3/2017 at 11:33 AM, radfordred said:

Anyone found this one in GC?

 

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This photo of a gravestone "eaten by a tree" cropped up on a Facebook history page today .

 

Grave of John Smith Thorpe 1831-1871 plus his three sons :

Thomas Smith Thorpe , born 1861-1866

William Bowler Timothy Thorpe ,  born 1858- 1866

John James Thorpe , 1869-1874

 

On the 1861 Census , John Smith Thorpe is living at Denmark Court, 1, Island Street, St Mary, Nottingham .

 

John's occupation was given as "Policeman".

He married a Jane Catherine Whitton in 1853 in her home town of Gainsborough .

Haven't found out what happened to Jane yet . They also had a daughter , Lily , born in 1866 .

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19 minutes ago, DAVIDW said:

On the 1861 Census , John Smith Thorpe is living at Denmark Court, 1, Island Street, St Mary, Nottingham .

 

Island Street being where the Boots factories used to be at the end of London Road.

 

Denmark Court is now roughly somewhere under the NHS Walk-In Centre.

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Photo of the broken memorial stone with the tree growing over it above , for policeman John Smith Thorpe ,  turned up again on a FB page yesterday .

When posting 3 years ago couldn't find a trace of his widow  Jane or their surviving daughter Lilly born c 1866 . Also the dates of death of  two of the boys are wrong which indicates the stone was maybe erected or altered many years after the event .

The stone says Thomas and William died 1866 whereas in actual fact they both  died 1865  .

 

Yesterday managed to find  John Smith Thorpe's widow on the 1881 Census. 

 

She had had a further marriage to a cab-man , Richard Cook in 1880 .


They are living at (could be) Handle Street (difficult to read).


Her daughter Lily Smith Thorpe born 1866 is with them .


Lily later married (in 1885 ) a John Turville and had a number of children with him , there's a death for a Lily E. Turville in Nottingham in 1934 .

 

May be of use to a future family researcher .

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