While searching the Family Search beta site, I located the death certificates of the infants of my maternal great aunt and uncle, Clarence Leroy and Vera Delphene (HALEY) STUBER.
I had previously known that they had a stillborn child, but now I realize how sad it must have been for them to lose two infants. The first death certificate, November 9, 1915 indicates a stillbirth, while the second, June 6, 1918, indicates that the baby lived for 6 hours.
Elden Merl STUBER was the name given to the second child. The first infant, a son, was unnamed. They are buried next to their paternal grandparents, Henry and Martha STUBER in the Spencerville Cemetery, Spencerville, Allen County, Ohio. Thanks to a Find A Grave researcher, I was able to request photos of their tombstones.
Their parents, Clarence and Vera, were married February 14, 1915 in Jay County, Indiana. Clarence was the son of Henry and Martha (________) STUBER. Vera was the daughter of Eli Weldon and Cora Belle (METZNER) HALEY.
I cannot imagine the grief that they must have felt losing a child.
Wednesday’s Child – Post photos of gravestones of children. A sad topic indeed but posts can give life to the stories of these young souls. This has been an ongoing series by Amy at Gravestoned.