Tombstone Tuesday-Infant Son of Adam & Katy Kable (1896)

Infant son of Adam & Catharine (Huffman) Kable, 1896, St. Paul UCC Cemetery, Rockford, Ohio (2023 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of the infant son of Adam and Catharine (Huffmann) Kable, located in row 2 of St. Paul UCC Cemetery, Rockford, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Infant Son of
Adam & Katy
June 19, 1896

This male child was born in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio, to Adam (1861-1948) and Catharine (Hoffman) (1862-1913) Kable on 19 June 1896. [1] The child was born prematurely and died the same day. [2] Just the year before, Adam and Catharine Kable lost another male child due to a premature birth. Their marble tombstones are identical and include a rose at the top and an arch with open gates and a flying dove below the inscription.

The child’s parents had married 17 December 1890 in Mercer County and this was his father Adam Kable’s second marriage. The mother’s name is spelled several different ways on various documents and grave markers–Katharine, Catharine, Katy, Hoffmann, Hoffman, Huffmann, Huffman. On this tombstone her name is spelled Katy but on her tombstone, in the same cemetery, her name is spelled Catharine.  

His parents and two infant brothers are also buried in St. Paul UCC Cemetery.

This infant son of Adam and K/C Kable had the following siblings:
Charles/Carl E. Kable (1891/2-1973), married Cora Edna Bellows; married Eva Ann Wurster
Hulda K. Kable (1894-1985), married Philip Kerwood; married Leo Andrews
Male Kable (1895-1895)
Male Kable (1898-1898)

He also had a half-brother from his father Adam’s first marriage to Margaret Miller:
Emil Kable (1889-1978), married Agnes A. Loree; married Lillian Weinman

[1] “Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” Mercer County, Liberty Township, entry 19, male Kable, son of Adam Kable & Catharine Huffman, 19 Jun 1896; database with images,

[2] “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” Mercer County Deaths, 1888-1908 Vol.2, no.9 (1897 category), Kable, 19 Jun 1896; database with images,

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