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Aden Plot Plot: H-16W-82
Name: Date of Birth
DD/MM/YY
Date of Death
DD/MM/YY
Aden, Theodore Oct 19, 1871 Sept 27, 1883
 
Aden Plot Direction Monument Faces: Materials:
3 White bronze, gray granite, cement
Faces Inscribed:
1, 3, 5, 7
Plot Type: Family Males: 21
Condition: Good Females  
 
Style of Monument/Gravesite:
Triple sized ground ledger with white-bronze (zinc) monument
 
Site Remarks:
 
 
Inscription:
Eastern Column face

OUR DEAR DORY
THEODORE
YOUNGEST SON
OF
D. W. AND G. ADEN
BORN
AMSTERDAM
OCTOBER 19, 1871
DIED
VICTORIA
SEPTEMBER 27 1883

2nd Block Eastern Face

TARRY WITH ME O MY SAVIOUR
LAY MY HEAD UPON THEY BREAST
TILL THE MORNING THEN AWAKEN ME
MORNING OF ETERNAL REST

 
Description and Condition:
Large triple-sized ground ledger (246.5 L x 450 cm W x 19 cm raised off ground). Curbing (15 cm border) is grey granite. On curbing top in SE corner is 'MOTHER' and 'THEODORE' in relief. There is step in center of eastern curbing on top of block is 'FATHER' in relief, while vertically is 'ADEN' in relief. All lettering is deep and no wear is resident. Ledger top is cement recessed 4-5 cm from curbing top. Ledger top has 4 large sectional cracks running W to E.
Mounted in ledger top at western end is a white bronze monument (162 cm height). Base is 63.5 x 62 cm x 23 cm high). 1st block is 42.5 x 42 x 12.5 cm high. On the eastern face in relief is 'ADEN'. All other sides are plain. 2nd block (36 x 36.5 x 20 cm high). Inscription is on S, W, N faces. On the E face is the figure of a lamb. Column is a 26.5 x 27 cm angling up to 14 cm sq. There is an inscription on the E face only. On all 4 faces is rose flower motif at base. Column has numerous hair-line cracks running from corners. Monument is topped with a 4 sided triangle. No other damage visible.

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