Tombstone Tuesday-Infant Son of Adam & Katy Kable

Infant Kable, son of Adam & Katy, St. Paul UCC Cemetery, Rockford, Mercer County, 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
July 23, 1895

Mercer County, Ohio, death records indicate that an unnamed male child, the son of Adam (1861-1948) and Catharine (Hoffman) (1862-1913) Kable, died 23 July 1895. No age was given and death was due to a premature birth. [1]

The parents married 17 December 1890 in Mercer County and this was the father Adam Kable’s second marriage. Note that the mother’s name is spelled several ways on various documents and grave markers over the years–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.   

Some images on this weathered marble tombstone: a rose at the top and below the inscription, an arch with open gates with a dove flying above.

His parents and two infant brothers are also buried in this 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 (1896-1896)
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 Death Records, 1840-2001,” Mercer County Deaths, 1888-1908 Vol.2, no.12, Kable, 23 Jul 1895; database with images,

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