Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Elizabeth Stinson

Tombstone Tuesday - Elizabeth Stinson

This tombstone image was shared by a cousin many years ago. I just came across it searching for something else. I immediately was reminded of how unusual it seemed... with the full maiden name, yet clearly showing Elizabeth STINSON was the wife of William F. KINNICK.

Elizabeth died 2 July 1856, aged 35 years, 3 months, 4 days - born 28 Mar 1820 in North Carolina, per my records.

Her husband, William Franklin KINNICK was born in 1822 in North Carolina and lived until 1895. They had three children, all born in Clark Twp, Johnson Co, IN: Benjamin, Mary Elizabeth, and Emma (per our records). Emma was born Jun 1856, so it appears Elizabeth died less than a month after Emma was born. Sad.

The 1880 census had the father, William, 57, with son, Benjamin, 29, and daughter, Emma, 24.

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. That is sad, but what a beautiful stone and how unusual to have her maiden name on it!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Unfortunately, it seems that stories like her were not that uncommon. Childbirth was no easy feat. The stone is certainly beautiful. Thanks for sharing!