Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: Mary Malissa Hallmark Self, 1838-1902

photo courtesy Bob & Jeri Brock via FindAGrave.com
This is the tombstone for Mark's great-great-grandmother, Mary Malissa Hallmark Self, born January 11, 1838, in Alabama.  Mary Malissa Hallmark married Vincent Garner Self Jr. at age 16 on July 30, 1854, in Blount County, Alabama.  They had 10 children, including Mark's great-grandmother, Lucinda Vina "Lula" Self Gresham. The family was living in Arkansas in 1880 and in Oklahoma in 1900.  Mary Malissa died January 2, 1902, and is buried in Monroe Cemetery in Monroe, Le Flore County, Oklahoma.

The inscription on the tombstone reads:

In Memory of
Mary M
Wife of
V. G. Self
Born
Jan. 11, 1838
Died
Jan. 3, 2002

There appears to be some sort of circular design at the top of the tombstone, but it is too worn away to tell what it is in this photo.

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2 comments:

  1. IM TRYING TO FIND A PICTURE OF MARY'S FATHER IN LAW, "VINCENT GARNER SELF" SENIOR AND HIS "WIFE LOUISA LOGGINS" DO YOU BY CHANCE HAVE ONE?
    BOBBY, MY E MAIL IS. kaveman228@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Bobby - I don't have photos of either and would be rather surprised if any exist, given that they both likely died before portrait photography became more popular and less expensive.

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