Faith

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WILLIAM T. DEAN

MAY 23, 1847,

NOV. 3, 1898.

AMELIA C. DEAN

SEPT. 15, 1820

NOV. 16, 1904.

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In the Spring Grove Cemetery at Cincinnati, Ohio, a tall rose-colored column of granite is topped with a bronze statue that marks the graves of William and Amelia Dean. The bronze is an allegorical figure indicated by her classical dress. She represents faith. The figure holds a cross and a palm frond in her left hand. The Cross symbolizes her faith. The palm represents victory over death as does the laurel wreath in her right hand. The laurel wreath dates back to Roman times when soldiers wore them as triumphal signs of glory.

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