Hebden Township Historical Data

Cemetery Memorial OLD-04-W

Photograph of the memorial in Hebden Cemetery
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Inscription

WE SHALL MEET BY AND BY
In Loving Memory
Of
JOHN WIGGAN
OF HEBDEN
WHO DIED OCTOBER 30th 1895
IN HIS 73rd YEAR.
Also of BETTY HIS WIFE
WHO DIED APRIL 9th 1915
AGED 84 YEARS
HOME AT LAST

Notes

"We shall meet by and bye" is probably a reference to the Methodist hymn "We shall meet beyond the river, Bye and bye", written by John Atkinson in 1867.

The interleaved 'IHS' stands for 'Jesus', being the first three letters of the Greek name 'ΙΗΣΟΥΣ' with the SIGMA being latinised as an 'S'.

People commemorated on this memorial

Ref. No. Name Year died Age Dates Notes
OLD-04-W (1) Wiggan, John 1895 72 d. 30/10/1895 Spouse of Betty Wiggan
OLD-04-W (2) Wiggan, Betty 1915 84 d. 9/04/1915 Spouse of John Wiggan; née Whitaker