Another question for Lindsey and other genealogy people
I'm still posting gravestone photos I took on Saturday for FindAGrave, and I always try to link children to their parents. I've linked two sons (Richard Edward, 23, and Walter Edwin, 24) to Margaret Collins O'Reilly (d. 30 June 1910 at age 76) and her husband, William O'Reilly (1828-1890), but another stone is engraved with the names of four younger O'Reilly children without mentioning the parents. This is a small cemetery, and I haven't found any other O'Reilly family members so far.
The oldest of the younger children was Matthew, who died in 1884 at age 6. The inscription reads:
Good little Mattie,
Our dearly loved son
Lately has left us
To Heaven is gone
But we are to meet him
Before very long.
Lewis lived two days in June, 1873; James lived one day in March, 1855; and Margaret died two days after her first birthday in September, 1854. This is sad work sometimes.
I'm wondering if perhaps the parents, Margaret and William, appear in Ancestry somewhere, and you can tell me if all the children were theirs. I would love to link them. But if I remember correctly, deceased children are sometimes left off family trees because they have no descendants. So maybe this is an impossible request.
In any case, thanks!
Meant to mention the mother was born in Ireland, and all were buried in northeast Pennsylvania.