Monthly Archives: May 2013

Asleep

Only sleeping   Dear Mother in Earth’s thorny paths, How long thy feet have trod. To find at last this peaceful rest, Safe in the arms of God.   Sleep on sweet babe, and take thy rest, God calls away … Continue reading

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Budded on Earth

HERRMAN REINHARDT BORN JULY 18, 1866. DIED MARCH 17, 1887. WHERE IMMORTAL SPIRITS REIGN THERE WE SHALL MEET AGAIN. Life is fragile, especially young life.  Many funerary motifs represent children–shoes, seedpods, cribs, cherubs–but one of the most common is the … Continue reading

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In God We Trust

ROBERT SON OF  & E. BURRES BORN FEB. 19, 1836 DIED JUNE 25, 1865. HE WAS IN CO. D. 80 REG. IND. VOL. THEN CONQUER WE MUST FOR OUR CAUSE IT IS JUST AND THIS BE OUR MOTTO IN GOD … Continue reading

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Fraternal Societies

WILLIAM D. BLYTHE BORN OCT. 8, 1814 DIED JUNE 2, 1877 The Monumental Bronze Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut, offered customers many symbols that could be bolted into place on the zinc markers they produced, including symbols that represented fraternal societies that were very popular.  The marker above at the … Continue reading

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Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling

DR. RICHARD JORDAN GATLING INVENTOR OF THE GATLING GUN BORN HERTFORD CO., NORTH CAROLINA SEPT. 12TH, 1818. DIED NEW YORK CITY, FEBR. 26TH, 1903. THE HIGHEST HONORS THAT THE WORLD CAN BOAST ARE SUBJECTS FAR TOO LOW FOR MY DESIRE … Continue reading

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A Country Church

ANNA WIFE OF JAMES CONOLY BORN March 19, 1848. DIED JAN. 21, 1881.   FRANK E. BORN APR. 3, 1880 DIED JAN. 26, 1881. ROSA C. BORN APR. 9, 1878 DIED JAN. 17, 1884.   GEORGE BORN JUNE 9, 1870 … 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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A guardian angel

JOHNSON ROBERT CLARENCE 1927-2006 A bewildered-looking angel is gingerly perched on top of the rounded top white marble tablet marking the grave of Robert Clarence Johnson in the Woodward Hill Cemetery at Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Cherubim are one of nine orders or … Continue reading

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The Old Rugged Cross

MARIAROSA SCIARRA DED. 11, 1847 OCT. 27, 1920 BORN AT CHIAUCI, ITALY This dramatic monument erected for Mariarosa Sciarra is a depiction of a line from the iconic hymn “Rock of Ages” written by Reverend Augustus Montague Toplady in 1763 … Continue reading

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Corliss Gets a Bath

Corliss Randle Ruckle Born Dec. 19, 1877 Died Dec. 4, 1889 One of the most sought out monuments in the sprawling Crown Hill Cemetery at Indianapolis, Indiana, is that which was carved for Corliss Randle Ruckle, who was born December … Continue reading

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