Tombstone of Henry Clegg Sr. and Ellen Cardwell
Placed at their Grave June 14th-15th, 2000
Halver and Miriam Clegg located the grave site at St. Leonard's Cathedral,
at Walton-Le-Dale, near Preston, England and the River Ribble.
The stone was designed and ordered by Cal and Gayle Clegg, and was made by
stone mason Mike McMurray of Preston, England.
When it was finished, Cal and Gayle Clegg, Milton and Mary Ellen Clegg, and Charles and Dixie Clegg (all three brothers) placed in on the grave.
The inscription says:
In Remembrance of
Born 4th Aug. 1788
Died 9th Feb. 1865
Born 15th April 1788
Died 7th Oct. 1874
Who relied wholly on the
mercy of God in Christ Jesus.
It is interesting to note that at the time it was ordered, Ellen Cardwell's
resting place was not known. After placing the stone, they found her name in
the cemetery register, and she was indeed buried next to Henry. One of
their children who had passed away at a young age was buried near them also.
The quote is from the New Testament, in particular, from a passage that Henry
Sr. quoted in a letter to Henry Jr.
The stone is 21 inches (533mm) wide, and approximately 31 inches (787mm) high
measured from ground level.
In the picture, from left to right are Dixie, Mary Ellen, Milton, Gayle, Cal, and Charles Clegg.)
In the picture of the stone, the people are from left to right, Cal Clegg, Milton Clegg, Mike McMurray, and Charles Clegg.