Category Archives: Symbolism

Little Lamb

There are many gravestone symbols that seem to be ubiquitous—the lamb is one of them. Walk into nearly any American graveyard and you will find tiny little lambs marking the graves of mostly children. The lamb symbols come in many … Continue reading

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Immigrant Patriot and Soldier

In Sacred Memory of JACOB GLASS Lt. Col. of the 32nd Reg. Ind. Infantry Vol. BORN On the 9yh day of Apr. 1839 at the town of DielKirchen Rhinpfalz. Germany DIED from a mortal wound as a hero on the … Continue reading

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The Tent

GEORGE A. FARNUM BORN MAY 18, 1842 DIED APR. 8, 1888 The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is a fraternal organization that formed in England in the 1700s as a service organization. The American association was founded in Baltimore, Maryland, … Continue reading

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Temple of Love Revisited

PRESTON POPE SATTERWHITE SEPTEMBER 28TH 1867 DECEMBER 27TH 1948 BUT THANKS BE TO GOD WHICH GIVETH US THE VICTORY THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST   FLORENCE BROKAW SATTERWHITE NOVEMBER 1ST 1857 MAY 1ST 1927 HER WAYS ARE WAYS OF PLEASANTNESS … Continue reading

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The Transformation of Mary

Many of the small mausoleums in Le Père Lachaise Cemetery have a window in the rear part of the tomb—often made of stained glass. Many of these windows are hand painted works of art, most often depicting religious figures. Two … Continue reading

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Broken

  JOHN EMMERT FEBRUARY 8, 1831 NOVEMBER 22, 1882   CATHERINE S. WIFE APRIL 18, 1835 OCTOBER 20, 1903   LEONARD J. EMMERT MAY 11, 1871 OCTOBER 22, 1938   GEORGE EMMERT APRIL 4, 1858 APRIL 25, 1859   CHRISTOPHER … Continue reading

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The Fraternal Order of Eagles

The Fraternal Order of Eagles metal grave markers come in many shapes and forms, including the various iterations found in the South Park Cemetery at Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana.  Each marker version contains the letters F O E representing the … Continue reading

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