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These stones really struck me yesterday as I visited Oakland.

I don't know if vandalism or falling tree branches damaged this stone. Over the years, Oakland has removed trees too close to graves.

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The base of the stone tells a story of heartbreak.

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Earnest William, our darling boy

Mary, wife of W Strickland
Born Oct 27, 1860
Died Nov 17, 1889

Burnard Martin, our darling boy



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Mary's headstone

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William Strickland
Born in Slaidburn, Yorkshire, England
Dec 14, 1856
Died Aug 13, 1906
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