|Birth: ||May 20, 1871|
|Death: ||May 15, 1899|
Ella May Royer was born in Salem, Ohio and married Thomas Esmonde Harper in 1892 in Philadelphia. They had 5 children. They lost a baby girl in May of 1893 that lived only one day and was also buried at the Blockley Baptist Cemetery. Thomas Jr who died in early childhood was most probably buried there as well. The other children Dorothy, Elizabeth and Esmonde grew to be adults.
Her husband Thomas (who also went by Esmonde as well) lived until after 1934 in Deleware and remarried Marguerite Henvis and had an additional 7 children.
Cause of death for Ella was listed as a brain abscess. She was buried in the same cemetery as her two oldest, her mother Elvinia Royer (who died in 1910), and her maternal grandmother Lydia Craft who died in 1887.
So there was at least 4 generations buried in this Blockley cemetery at one time.
Unfortunately this cemetery no longer exists. The remains were reburied around 1930 in either Mt Moriah or Laurel Hill Cemeteries and reports say that the markers were not taken with them. Apparently years later the remains were possibly moved again throughout Philadelphia. At this time there is no known documentation of where each person's final resting place is.
Abraham F. Royer (1833 - 1911)
Elvinia Craft Royer (1843 - 1910)
Thomas Esmonde Harper (1857 - 1934)*
Ella Elizabeth Harper (1892 - 1892)*
Thomas Harper (1893 - 1900)*
Dorothea A, Harper Bendon-Bunton (1893 - 1981)*
Elizabeth Bell Harper (1894 - 1958)*
Esmonde Thomas Harper (1896 - 1956)*
Blockley Baptist Church Cemetery (Defunct)
Created by: Chris Forest
Record added: Jul 20, 2009
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