Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Latin Cross

CHRISTINE WILLIAMS BIDDLE Born August 28, 1860 Died January 24, 1944 The plain white marble Latin cross marks the grave of Christine Williams Biddle in the Laurel Hill Cemetery at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Latin cross is universally recognized as the … Continue reading

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The Fleury Cross

TIS A HARSH WORLD IN WHICH AFFECTION KNOWS NO PLACE TO TREASURE UP ITS LOVED AND LOST BUT THE LONE GRAVE. The cross is one of the most common symbols found in cemeteries. It is a Christian symbol that comes … Continue reading

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Soldier Restored

On top of one of the rolling hills in Unionville Township in Monroe County, Indiana, there was a tiny rural church, the Pleasant View Baptist Church, long since abandoned by the congregation and torn down. But, next to where the … Continue reading

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The Flint Granite Company

IN MEMORY OF A FOND FATHER JOHN LUDIN DEVOTED HUSBAND OF AGNES DEMANGEAT LUDIN BORN SEPT. 24TH, 1827. DIED DEC 13TH, 1903 — IN MEMORY OF A LOVING MOTHER AGNES DEMANGEAT LUDIN WIFE OF JOHN LUDIN BORN DEC. 11TH 1821; … Continue reading

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Three revolutions around the statue saying his name

NATHAN HINKLE BORN JUNE 7, 1749 DIED DEC. 25, 1848 — NATHAN HINKLE REVOLUTINARY SOLDIER ENLISTED IN LANCASTER CO. PENN APR. 1776 AND SERVED 2YS 9MS UNDER CAPT. HENRY CRISP — COL. MILES REG AS A PRI- VATE PARTICIPATED IN THE … Continue reading

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Salute to the Gray and the Blue

The Gray During the Civil War Americans were fighting against Americans. Brothers against brothers—cousins against cousins, every casualty and every fatality was an American. The war tore the country apart and threatened the very existence of the Republic itself.  The … Continue reading

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The Tree of Life

A bright highly-polished white marble family tombstone in the Elmwood Cemetery at Charlotte, North Carolina, depicts an intricately carved Tree of Life. In funerary art the Tree of Life represents earthly or heavenly spiritual life with its meaning coming from … Continue reading

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