Sunday, 1 May 2011

Pensive look on mourning Figure

What a pensive expression on the face of this figure that forms part of the memorial to Edith Annie, beloved wife of Cawin Joseph Harling Herdman who died in 1912 aged 46. Her 14-year-old son, died in 1915, while her husband Cawin (54) died in 1918. The grave is in Clitheroe Cemetery in Lancashire.

In 1881, Cawin was a clerk to his uncle Joseph Harling Herdman who was a wine and spirit merchant. Cawin's brother, Henry, is listed as having the slightly mysterious occupation of 'Spirit Traveller'!

In 1901, Cawin was living in Toxteth Park, Liverpool and is described as a retired Wine-Merchant (aged 37). Living with him was his wife Edith and three sons - Gavin 8, Henry 2 and one-month-old Joseph.

1 comment:

S. Lincecum said...

I really like the side shot. Something about her hair, maybe.

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