Monthly Archives: April 2013

Darling Maggie

DARLING MAGGIE DIED FEB. 10, 1879 AGED 2 Y’RS. 6 MO. SCHOLLER. The most poignant and tender gravestones are those for children.  In the 1850s, the mortality rates for children under one year, were estimated at over 200 deaths per … Continue reading

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Glory in the skies

JOHN LEGATE, DIED MAY 4, 1857; AGED 26 Yrs. 11 Mo. & 4Ds. A little time on earth he spent, Till God for him his angel sent; And then on time he closed his eyes To wake to glory in … Continue reading

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Allan Pinkerton

Not far from the Chalmers’ Monument in the Graceland Cemetery at Chicago, Illinois, is a plain obelisk with four bronze plaques, one on each side of the marker, that marks the grave of Allan Pinkerton, his wife Joan, and his … Continue reading

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