Summer 1904 cemetery photos of family marking the placement of the headstone for Wm Sargent Jr. & Sarah Jane Bowley graves

While going through my grandmother Zillah Trewin’s photo album, I came across these images taken in Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, NJ, during the summer of 1904 at what I presume was a small gathering to mark the placement of the gravestone for William Sargent (1861-1896) and his wife Sarah Jane Bowley (1849-1904) who died earlier that year, in January. What’s most interesting to me is the fact that the tiny elderly woman in the photo may actually be Mary Bowley Pitt, older sister of Sarah Bowley and second wife of William Sargent (Zillah’s grandfather and my 2nd-great-grandfather; 1st wife was Mary Wills, daughter of George and Mary Wills of Northamptonshire, England). You may recall the post where it was revealed that father and son (both named William) married sisters Mary Bowley Pitt and Sarah Bowley! Based on 1880 census records, Mary Bowley (1st marriage to ? Pitt) was born in 1839 in England; in 1904 she would have been 64, and I am trying to figure out if the mystery woman pictured could be around that age.  Thoughts anyone?

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Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, NJ. new headstone for Sarah Bowley and William Sargent, 1904

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Elizabeth Sargent Trewin (b. 1854) at grave of her brother William Sargent and sister-in-law Sarah Bowley, 1904

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Zillah Trewin (left) at grave of her uncle William Sargent

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Unknown woman (left) and Elizabeth Sargent Trewin standing behind gravestone of her brother and sister-in-law, 1904

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5 thoughts on “Summer 1904 cemetery photos of family marking the placement of the headstone for Wm Sargent Jr. & Sarah Jane Bowley graves

  1. I just can’t help but notice the hats. I wonder if they will ever come back in style.

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  2. bruce wills

    HI There my name is Bruce Reginald Wills..Uncle of Colin Newton Great grandson of George Sampson Valentin Wills

    I need to know if Sir John Franklin is a relative of ours.

    If you can find his relatives I want to go to Terror Bay in Nunavut Northern Canada .

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    • Hello, Bruce; Thanks for your message. I’ve never heard about a connection with Sir John Franklin or come across anything about him in my ‘travels’. What makes you think that he may be related? Is this thru the Wills side or GSVW’s wife’s side, perhaps?

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