Praying child, A closer look

Somerset Cemetery, Somerset, Ohio

KATIE L. McCARTY

DAUGHTER OF E.E. & S.F. McCARTY

DIED AUG. 26, 1882

AGED 13 YRS 4 MOS 19 DYS

A closer look at the zinc monument of Katie McCarty portrays an innocent young child in image and word. The statue depicts a young child sitting on a pillow, looking upward to Heaven in prayer.  The epitaphs on the two side panels and the back panel speak to her young age at the time of her death, referring to her as a child, a cherub, and a floweret.

WHERE IMMORTAL SPIRITS REIGN,

THERE WE SHALL MEET AGAIN

.

SLEEP ON, MY SWEET ONE!

SLEEP! SO EARLY GONE!

TO EARTH A CHILD IS LOST,

TO HEAVEN A CHERUB BORN.

.

ANGELS GUARD THEE,

‘TILL WE MEET THEE.

.

WE MISS THE BRIGHT EYES

OF OUR DARLING CHILD,

AND THE SWEET, ROSY LIPS

THAT SO OFT ON US SMILED.

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A FLOWER JUST BLOOMING INTO LIFE,

ENTICED AN ANGEL’S EYE,

TOO PURE FOR EARTH, HE SAID, “COME HOME”

AND BADE THE FLOWERET DIE.

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