Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Young Mother and Her Infant Daughter

Frances M. Pearce Born June 29, 1835 Died 1854 Second wife of Horatio Odell Stone   Frances Pearce Stone Born May 1854 Died September 1854 In the early 19th Century the grim images of winged skulls, skeletons, snuffed candles, and … Continue reading

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Inez Clarke

The magnificent white-marble memorial sculpture to Inez, the daughter of John N. and Mary C. Clark, in the Graceland Cemetery at Chicago, Illinois, who was born September 20, 1873, and died August 1, 1880, is a stunning example of sculptures … Continue reading

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Artie and Willie

In the Calvary Catholic Cemetery at Chicago, Illinois, there is a gravestone carved to look like a grotto.  Inside the tiny grotto are sculptures of two little children.  At first glance it might look like two little girls because the … Continue reading

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Mary Ella McGinnis

Mary Ella McGinnis Born December 15, 1869 Died August 6, 1875 The likeness of Mary Ella McGinnis was created in the Victorian style of memorializing children in funerary statuary.  The realism of the statue is remarkable–her curly hair cascades to … Continue reading

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Minnie Belle Lain

Minnie Belle Lain 1905 – 1913 The Rest Haven Cemetery at Edinburgh, Indiana, has an excellent example of the Victorian practice of memorializing children in funerary sculpture. Minnie Belle Lain, the 8-year old daughter of Frank and May Maggie Lain, … Continue reading

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Tacie Hannah Fargo

TACIE HANNAH, DAUGHTER OF J. F. AND HANNAH FARGO DIED DEC’R 3’d, 1866 AGED 1 YEAR 9 MO’S 20 DAYS. A pristine example of a child being memorialized in stone can be found in the Forest Lawn Cemetery at Buffalo, … Continue reading

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The Mystery Girl of Greenlawn

A white-marble memorial sculpture, sometimes referred to as the Girl of Greenlawn, in the Greenlawn Cemetery at Franklin, Indiana, is a mystery.  Brad Manzenberger, Franklin resident and a cemetery preservationist described the history of the sculpture, “She just showed up … Continue reading

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