Frank Duval is my 2nd great grandfather.
This photo of his headstone is quite old. I imagine it was taken sometime between 1919 and 1921.
When Frank died, his wife was two months shy of turning 39. His oldest child was 19 years old and his youngest child was just 2 1/2 – there were five of them in all.
That monument up there looks pretty expensive. Especially for the widowed mother of five.
As the 2nd great granddaughter of Frank and Alice, I’m especially glad to see that chose to memorialize him as “My Loving Husband”.
I imagine it was hard for her to leave Canada after his death.
I wonder if his monument is still standing? One day, I’d like to go pay my respects and find out.