1878 – 1909

until the morning

of the resurrection.

Occasionally a gravestone is fashioned in a way so that the symbolism is matched to the epitaph, as is the case.  Here, an incised carving shows curtains being drawn to the sides to reveal the sun rising over the clouds–the rising sun, a symbol of the resurrection.  This matches the epitaph on the gravestone and leaves little doubt what message the gravestone is trying to convey.  In addition to that, the open book on the top of the gravestone most likely represents the Bible.  This further the religious message of the marker–God’s Word is the way to Heaven.


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