Saturday, 16 July 2011

The Morrison Plot

Looking at my collection of photographs taken in the Confederate Cemetery in Fredericksburgh, I noticed a large collection of markers all commemorating members of the Morrison family. How many can you see? The large marker, front right and also posted in close-up, is to Robert Reed Morrison who died of apoplexy in 1894. His obituary describes him as a prominent and successful farmer.

Click HERE to view a photograph and obituary on Find A Grave.


Wander Woman said...

I didn't know one could die of apoplexy. Maybe it was different back then!


Laurie said...

Evidently, according to Wikipedia, as late as the 19th Century, sudden deaths were described as such including heart attacks, aneurysms etc.

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