Monthly Archives: June 2013

Options in form and design

The Western White Bronze Company of Des Moines, Iowa, and the other companies that produced zinc funeral monuments, such as the Monumental Bronze Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut, had a wide range of symbols from which to choose.  The companies produced catalogs that salespeople … Continue reading

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Schoolhouse

The inscription on the front of the schoolhouse: HARRY M. HAYS 1850-1923 EDWIN  (POP) BOWERS 1873-1940 HIS WIFE LU. NELL BOWERS 1876-1973 The inscription on the front of the schoolhouse: WM. A. HAYS APR. 14, 1879, MAR. 29, 1880. ALBERT … Continue reading

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Cherub and the lyre

CHARLIE, SON OF CHRIS & MARY KLIPPEL SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS Cherubim, an order or choir of angels, are usually portrayed as chubby babies with wings and often found on the graves of children.  In the angel hierarchy … Continue reading

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Variations on a boat theme

The Western White Bronze Company of Des Moines, Iowa, and the other companies that produced zinc funeral monuments made many variations.  The popular symbols came in multiple forms.  The various symbols could be bolted in place by special order much … Continue reading

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Bloomers

The inscription on the original tombstone: AMELIA JENKS WIFE OF D. C. BLOOMER DIED DEC. 30, 1894 AGED 76Ys. 7Ms. 3Ds. A pioneer of woman’s Emancipation   DEXTER C. BLOOMER DIED FEB. 24, 1900 AGED 83 Ys. 7Ms. 20Ds.   … Continue reading

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