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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Taphophile Tragics - Manlove

Taphophilia is a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries. The singular term is a taphophile.

Monument to Winifred Florence, Eleanor Amelia and Joseph Henry Manlove.  All Saints Cemetery, Maidenhead Berkshire.

"In Loving Memory of

Winifred Florence, elder & beloved daughter of J.H and E.A Manlove
Born May 2nd 1884 - Died 28th Nov 1909
Thanks be to God which Giveth us the victory
Through  our Lord Jesus Christ 1 Cor 15. 57


Eleanor Amelia Manlove
Bleoved wife of J.H Manlove
Born Feb 26th 1861 - Died May 15th 1928
"With Christ which is far better"

And of

Joseph Henry Manlove
Born June 8th 1856 - Died Oct 26th 1938

At Rest"

Joseph Henry Manlove was born in Maidenhead Berkshire in 1856 to Richard George Manlove, a coach builder and his wife Hannah Manlove nee Marks.

Joseph, now an Iron Foundary Manager, married Eleanor Amelia Wright in Hackney in 1880 and their second child Winifred Florence was born in the May of 1884.  Winifred was to die in the November of 1909 aged 25 years.

Eleanor Amelia was the daughter of John Wright a London Greengrocer and his wife Mary Ann born in London in 1861.

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  1. I don't think I have ever heard the term "coach builder" used. And certainly I have never seen it used on a tombstone! Interesting post!

  2. That would be a tough surname to bear if one were a lesbian!

    Now here's the rub, again. They died in the order in which they appear on the tombstone, with the father on the bottom. But it looks as though they were all chiselled at the same time. I wonder did Joseph just hang off with the headstone until he knew his own time imminent? But there was another daughter, if I interpret 'elder & beloved daughter' correctly. I wonder what happened to the younger daughter.

    That frond of what looks to these tired old eyes as a lily, is a magnificent example of the masons art.

    Once again, very nice to read your contribution.

  3. laughing at Julie's first comment!!!

  4. yes, i also had to laugh about julie's comment.

    "with christ which is far better" is also very funny.... who needed to be convinced?!

  5. "Eleanor Amelia" - what a poetic sounding name.
    It would be nice for a boat, I think.


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