Person:Lawrence Tinsley (1)

Lawrence Tinsley
m. 9 Dec 1880
  1. Clarence Albertis TINSLEY1881 - 1882
  2. Mattie Mira TINSLEY1883 -
  3. Arra Ann TINSLEY1885 -
  4. Lee Roy Tinsley1887 - 1947
  5. Lawrence Tinsley1888 - 1890
  6. Annie Lovie TINSLEY1891 - 1915
  7. Neva Lee TINSLEY1893 - 1972
  8. Mirtie M TINSLEY1895 -
  9. Horace Greely TINSLEY1903 - 1904
Facts and Events
Name Lawrence Tinsley
Gender Male
Birth[1] 20 Dec 1888 Claiborne, Louisiana, United States
Alt Birth[2] 25 Nov 1889 Claiborne, Louisiana, United States
Death[1] 20 Aug 1890 Claiborne, Louisiana, United States
Alt Death[2] 8 Aug 1891 Claiborne, Louisiana, United States
Burial[1][2] Adkins Cemetery, Claiborne, Louisiana, United States

Odd as it may seem, it appears that there are 2 different gravestones for the same young child. Both name the child as Lawrence and identify his parents as T M and M O Tinsley. The dates on the gravestones overlap, making it unlikely that they were 2 different children (if they were different children, the family would have had 2 sons named Lawrence at the same time).

In the 1900 census, the mother indicates that she had borne 8 children, 6 of which were living[3]. Since her son Clarence died in 1882, that only leaves one other child that died before 1900.

Undoubtedly one or both of the gravestones (which are in the same cemetery) was erected significantly after the death of the child, using faulty information. (Possibly one of the children had different parents and the parents were identified incorrectly on the gravestone.)

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lawrence Tinsley, in Find A Grave.

    photo of gravestone inscribed:
    Lawrence son of T.M. & M.O. Tinsley born Dec. 20, 1888 died Aug. 20 1890

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lawrence Tinsley, in Find A Grave.

    photo of gravestone inscribed:
    Lawrence son of T M & M O Tinsley born Nov. 25, 1889 died Aug. 8, 1891

  3. [1], in United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T623).

    Martha Tinsley, mother of 8 children or whom 6 are living