While in a cemetery, Mount Hebron in Montclair, New Jersey, a family plot caught my attention because two members died on the same day.
Alexander Luchars and Sarah Rose Luchars died February 19, 1931. (A couple in my family also died on the same day in 1901.)
A little digging revealed that Alexander and Sarah were husband and wife, originally from Massachusetts. Sarah's name was Yarnall. Alexander was a mechanical engineer. The cause of death of both was pneumonia according to the shared obituary.
The State Archives are closed for now. I cannot lookup their death certificates, which would possibly reveal additional relevant information.
A Celtic cross stands over the family plot, adorned with triquetra.
Question 1: Do the S-shaped swirls have a formal name? Are they a form of triskele?
Question 2: Is triquetra the plural of triquetrum?
Or is triquetra singular and the plural triquetras or triquetrae?