Social Etiquette and Good Manners/Headstone inscription


What order should the person who passed away's role in the family be listed on the headstone? Example "husband, father,son, brother" or "son, brother, father, husband". I was under the impression that the children and spouse of the deceased came before the deceased parents and siblings.

The only thing usually put on headstones these days is name, date of birth and date of death.  None of the rest need go on the stone because you can look it up on the internet if you choose to do so--and family squabbles ended when this was implemented.  Headstones aren't historical markers any more so the family tree doesn't need to go on them.

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