Category Archives: Angels

Male Angels

Most angels depicted in sculpture in cemeteries are female.  There is the occasional St. Michael, standing tall clothed in armor and carrying a sword to fight Satan’s hordes. But the male angel depicted in the Mount Olivet Cemetery at Nashville … Continue reading

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Victorian angels

  Victorians used many flowers in their funeral practices.  The body lay in state in the parlor of a home as long as four days, often without the benefit of being embalmed.  To cover the odors, Victorians filled the parlor … Continue reading

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Angels of Glass

In this stained-glass window in the E.B. Cones and E.L. Patrick Mausoleum in the Crown Hill Cemetery at Indianapolis, Indiana, an array of cherubim–angels–are depicted.  Cherubim are one of nine orders or choirs of angels which are organized into three … Continue reading

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The Black Angel and Co-eds

EDDIE DOLEZAL   Like a bud just opening, Commenced my life to be, But death came without mercy, without pity The Lord had sent for me. I was not granted time to bid adieu. Do not weep for me, my … Continue reading

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The Mourning Angel and the Dove

The Baumann Family Monument in the Forest Home Cemetery at Forest Park, Illinois, is adorned with a mourning figure that is carved into the gray granite.  In this case, the mourning figure is an angel.  The Angel’s head is bent … Continue reading

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Visions of the Angel of Death

TO THE BLESSED MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED MOTHER RUTH ANNE DODGE BORN MAY 23, 1833  DIED SEPTEMBER 4, 1916 THIS MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN IS LOVINGLY DEDICATED BY HER TWO DAUGHTERS ELLA AND ANNE “HER CHILDREN RISE UP AND CALL HER BLESSED … Continue reading

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Cherub and the lyre

CHARLIE, SON OF CHRIS & MARY KLIPPEL SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS Cherubim, an order or choir of angels, are usually portrayed as chubby babies with wings and often found on the graves of children.  In the angel hierarchy … Continue reading

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Infant child

INFANT SON  Nov. 27, 1900 BURIED WASHINGTON CO., IND At the base of the angel monument erected for the Wilkins Family is a plain white marble marker in memory of the infant son of Thomas and Alice Wilkins who was … Continue reading

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Archangel Michael

This gray granite monument in the Green-Wood Cemetery at Brooklyn, New York, features an angel wearing armor and carrying a sword, clues enough to indicate which angel is represented here.  Only the Archangel Michael, one of three angels mentioned by … Continue reading

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Saint-Gaudens’ Angel

WRITE: BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD FROM HENCEFORTH YEA SAITH THE SPIRIT FOR THEY REST FROM THEIR LABORS AND THEIR WORKS DO FOLLOW THEM GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO JOHN HUDSON HALL BORN OCTOBER XV, M-D-C-C-C-XXXVIII DIED … Continue reading

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