Monthly Archives: September 2015

Why Carve the Train into the Gravestone?

  CHARLES F. SON OF JAS. & M. E. KING BORN AUG. 22, 1866. KILLED IN WRECK ON ST. L. A. & T. Ry. MAY 12, 1893. DIV. NO. 442 JONESBORO ARK. Tree-stump gravestones dot cemeteries all across the Midwest … Continue reading

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The little girl at the gate

John Naugle was a master carver who plied his trade in the Salem, Indiana, area. Examples of his work can be found in the Crown Hill Cemetery of Salem. Two examples, the Lula McMahan monument and the Emmanuel Zink Monument, … Continue reading

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The Willow

IN MEMORY OF ANN consort of MATIAS MOUNT Died March 29th 1847; Aged 69 years. The two examples of gravestones in this post display the willow by itself. In the example above, found in the Mount Cemetery, Little York, Washington … Continue reading

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The Willow and the Obelisk

IN MEMORY OF SUSAN CARPENTER Who died June 7th 1847 Aged 69 yrs. 6 mos. & 29 ds. In the Crown Hill Cemetery at Salem, Indiana, there are good many intricately carved limestone gravestones, such as, the one created for … Continue reading

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The Willow and Two Hearts

SACRED to the memory of WILLIAM H. MALOTT Born in Jefferson County, Ky May 15th, 1813 and parted this life November 4th, 1845, aged 32 years 5 months & 20 days I never shall return to thee Don’t let this … Continue reading

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The Willow and the Urn

IN memory of Mrs. MARTHA CALLAWAY wife of BENJ. F. CALLAWAY who died Jan. 22, 1845 aged 22 years 11 months & 26 days According to James Deetz and Edwin S. Dethlefsen, in their groundbreaking article, “Death’s Head, Cherub, Urn … Continue reading

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The Willow and the Lamb

SACRED To the memory of HARRIET W. daughter of Joseph G. & Eliza Ann Cowden who departed this life February 28, 1841; aged 6 years and 8 months. Her spirit flew with gladness, To dwell with saints above, She left … Continue reading

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