Monthly Archives: September 2014

Would you believe…

Don Adams April 13th 1923 September 25th 2005 Beloved husband, father and grandfather. Proudly served his country during WWII. Comedian, poet, philosopher, movie buff, and never late for post time. A tough but sensitive man with a sentimental heart and … Continue reading

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Sisters

NAOMI G. Daughter of J & E. YARDLEY DIED July 5, 1849 AGED 5Y, 2M, & 8 D. A sister reposes underneath this sod A sister to memory dear and dear to God; Rejoice yet shed the sympathetic tear, My … Continue reading

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I pray the Lord my soul to take

HENRY A. BURR ONLY SON OF HENRY A. & HARRIET A. BURR BORN [ILLEGIBLE] 1843. DIED [ILLEGIBLE] 1850. [3 LINE EPITAPH ILLEGIBLE] The white marble gravestone in the Green-Wood Cemetery at Brooklyn, New York, for Henry Burr, 7 year-old son … Continue reading

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Now I lay me down to sleep

HATTIE A. BURR DAUGHTER OF HENRY A. & HARRIET A. BURR BORN NOVEMBER 9TH 1851. DIED MARCH 3RD 1860.   WE KNOW THAT GOD HAS BUT RECALLED THE GEM THAT HE HAS GIVEN; AND THOUGH THE CASKET MOULDER HERE THE … Continue reading

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Scipio’s Tomb, Classical Exemplar

Many ancient classical designs are replicated in modern graveyards, often in grand neoclassical mausoleums based on the designs of Greek and Roman temples.  Less extravagant examples can be found, too. For example, the sarcophagus of Alexander Moseley in the Mount Auburn … Continue reading

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Tomorrow for you

HODIE NIHI CRAS TIBI CHRISTIAN WIFE TO RICHARD MORE AGED 60 YEARS DEC’D MARCH YE 18 1676 Two things strike me immediately about this gravestone in Burying Point, the first place set aside in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1637, for burials.  … Continue reading

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F. W. Blanchard, Part 2

Occasionally, gravestones and monuments give clues about the deceased that are subtle—and those clues can take different forms. In the F. W. Blanchard monument, for instance, there is a clue to what was a big part of Blanchard’s life and … Continue reading

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