Lau­rel fam­ily’s grave trib­ute

Scottish Daily Mail - - News -

THE ne­glected and un­marked grave of the mother of com­edy leg­end Stan Lau­rel is to be re­stored as part of ef­forts to hon­our him and his roots.

Lau­rel, pic­tured right, was only 18 when his mother, Mar­garet Jef­fer­son, died in 1908 from ill­ness and was buried in Cath­cart Ceme­tery in Glas­gow, where the fam­ily had lived.

Lau­rel’s great-grand­daugh­ter Cas­sidy Cook is plan­ning to add a head­stone after learn­ing about the grave from Lau­rel and Hardy ex­pert Ross Owen, a con­sul­tant on the new movie Stan and Ol­lie.

She in­tends to hold a fundraiser to help cover costs, say­ing: ‘At one time I be­lieve there was a head­stone... maybe over time it’s been de­stroyed or stolen.

‘I’m hope­ful we can be there in the sum­mer.’

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