Posted by: downtothesea | May 19, 2009

My first official Tombstone Tuesday offering.


This is the gravestone of my great-great-great-great grandmother Helen (Ellen) McCabe.  The stone is in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Niagara Falls, New York.  She shares the stone with her husband, Thomas, and her son, Owen.

I was lucky to be at the cemetery on a day that favored reading her inscription, as the sandstone marker is quickly becoming illegible.  Here’s what it says:

“Helen McCabe

Native of Co. Sligo


Died June 27, 1884

Aged 76 Years”


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